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Porcellino Gallery
Piazza del Mercato Nuovo, 4, 50123 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #220 of 461 hotels in Florence
Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Shhh..can you keep a secret? :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Porcellino gallery is one of the best boutique hotel/b&b i stayed in.First of all the location,one of the most popular little market square in Florence,full of character and amazing atmosphere.The entrance of the b&b is a little door in the corner just a few steps away from the porcellino's statue. As soon as you enter you will know why this place is so special. Surrounded by art we did get the best warm welcome by the lovely staff and owner.Our room was lovely, a gallery itself with a view on the square. We enjoyed the free aperitivo by the living room,tasting the homemade produced wine and breakfast was also nice. I cant complain about the noise as we did sleep very well , not even in the morning when the market was being set up for the day.The b&b has only 5 rooms , i feel like keeping this little found gem as a secret!Cant wait to go back there for a special occasion on my next visit in Florence. Thank you;)

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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
    4 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really nice boutique hotel with extremely friendly owners and staff. We loved the breakfast and trying the (free) wine from the vineyard they own. Our room was nicely decorated and it has an amazing location by the square with the famous il porcellino boar. Brilliantly located for the galleries of Florence. The only potential criticism is the location is almost too good so plenty of tourists about until reasonably late but provided you don't want to go to bed at 9pm I don't think this is that much of a problem! Slightly challenging to find the door at first but if you look at the boar the door is about 15 yards away on your left!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maryland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Beautiful five room hotel in a perfect location in the middle of downtown Florence, steps from everything. No elevator, so rooms all rooms are two floors up from the street. Room was beautifully decorated, staff was great, wifi, etc. The only downside is the noise. It was noisy late some evenings and then some mornings as the vendors set up in the square. Not every day, and would not bother heavy sleepers. Would be a 5 star if not for the noise.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

The Porcellino is right on the Nouvo Market square and just outside the Porcellino statue. It's location is very central in the old town with no piazza or main site more than 15 minutes walk away. The staff are very friendly and cannot do enough for you, especially Mariella. Breakfast is always fresh and laid for you, based on a continental croissants and ham sandwiches as well as fresh fruit salad and yoghurt which is cut every morning. The non alcoholic drinks are available on self serve and inclusive basis, as well as a one hour session from 630 to 730 pm to enjoy the owners vineyard wine and aperitif's. The room was of a good size, high ceilings and aircon. It was clean and comfortable. Wifi is included and the only down side we found is that is is rather noisy outside. If you're a light sleeper (as my wife is) you will struggle with this.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I stayed in this lovely boutique hotel for a couple of nights last June. The location is great, very central, in the heart of the Centro Storico, close to the main sights in Florence. The room was very cosy, the service extremely friendly and helpful. A good breakfast is served in the salon, with fresh fruit salad, pastries, etc. Every evening a glass of wine is proposed as an aperitif, free of charge, which I found very nice and quite unusual... Will definitely book there next time.

Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I can't say enough about this beautiful boutique hotel. The management is extremely accommodating and friendly. The rooms are super clean and immaculately taken care of. The location could not be more central and perfect. The decor is stunning and a work of art. From the first day until the last, I was gleaming with joy because I could not have dreamt of a better experience. I am in love with Porcellino Gallery! Superb!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I stayed here for two dates in Florence. It was close to everything....shopping, restaurants, site seeing, museums. There are only five rooms so it us very intimate. There's no elevator but staff will schlep your bags for you. Be advised that it may be difficult to find as it is a small place and the busy market is right in front. Look for the bronze statute of the Porcellino pig that is just steps away. Staff was friendly and spoke English. Eclectic decor. No fitness area or pool so I wouldn't choose this place for a long stay but it was perfect for two nights on a budget!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Piazza del Mercato Nuovo, 4, 50123 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#75 Business Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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
Il Porcellino Hotel Florence

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