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“A Real Gem” 5 of 5 stars
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Porcellino Gallery
Piazza del Mercato Nuovo, 4, 50123 Florence, Italy (Uffizi)   |  
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Ranked #190 of 457 Hotels in Florence
Rockport, Texas
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49 reviews
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“A Real Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

A really pleasant boutique hotel in the heart of Florence activities. The entire facility has been completely redecorated in a very interesting and tasteful way. The hotel only has 5 rooms and each has it's own theme. The room is nicely decorated with very modern bathrooms. Location is within blocks of Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio, etc. It is perfect for a person or couple without a car. The owner and staff were very courteous and made us feel extremely welcome during our visit. No request went unanswered. An enjoyable visiting room where breakfast is served and complimentary refreshments are available We definitely would stay here in a return to Florence.

Hotel does not have an elevator and one must go up two flights of steps. Staff handles your bags so not bad but could be a problem for someone having difficulty with steps. Hotel is tucked in a corner behind a merchants market so Taxis can not pull up to front door. However, distance from nearest corner is only about 50 meters.

Room Tip: We had room 4. Handsomely decorated in an African safari motif. It has a nice view of the street an...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Porcellino Gallery is an apartment-type complex perfectly located in the heart of Florence. It is a 3 minute walk to any of the major sites in Florence, and directly above the leather market. Alessandra and her staff of Aldo, Mark, and LJ are kind, dedicated, and very helpful. They willingly offer everything you could need.

Breakfast, snacks, wine, alcohol, drinks, and bottled water are all included. They make awesome cappuccino and espresso. The building was recently renovated and just reopened during the early summer 2013. Our rooms were immaculate, with very powerful air conditioning. The showers had good water pressure and had lots of hot water. We had no problems with smell or dampness as another poster noted. The only thing to note is that because it is located above the leather market, it can be very loud if you are a light sleeper. If you close your window at night though, it is no problem at all. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Actually this B&B could be really great. Perfect location, nice interior, friendly staff, but it has two downsides. The location is not only an advantage, because it is almost impossible to find it with your own car and it is hard to fall asleep at nightime because of the noise outside. Second, the smell in the entire hotel is a bit funny and in the bathroom it is explicitly stinking (gets worse after having a shower, so we assume it comes from the plumbing). It is ok to stay there, but don't think I'd book it again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Porcellino Gallery

Address: Piazza del Mercato Nuovo, 4, 50123 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Uffizi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#153 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Handily placed in the heart of Florence amidst world famous attractions, the Hotel Il Porcellino is the perfect base from which to explore the city and its rich artistic heritage. Set in Piazza del Porcellino, an attractive square featuring a wild boar fountain, this small yet welcoming property is within easy reach of the Uffizi Gallery, the Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti and Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral. The hotel offers finely appointed bedrooms, a superb location and above all a homely atmosphere coupled with friendly and attentive service. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Il Porcellino Florence
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