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Porta Faenza

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed hear for a few days during August. A 2 minute walk from the station but if you have luggage the cobbled streets are tough to navigate. We chose the station location as we were arriving from Rome on the super fast Italian trains and also did a day trip to Pisa. Walked up the duomo and bell tower. Nice... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great hotel in a terrific part of Florence right near the Santa Maria Novella train station and within walking distance to All the tourist spots. Also, it's close to where the Ciao Florence tours depart for Tuscany and Cinqueterra. Excellent service from Beatrice and Francessca. Plenty of restaurants nearby. Great value for money. We'll be back. Brilliant

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Thank Bernie S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed for two nights The hotel located in great location , near bus and train station.. Located in quit area and near the market and the restaurant ... I visited most of the places in one day cos its near the center... Price is good regarding to other hotels..

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HotelPortaFaenza, Responsabile reception at Porta Faenza, responded to this review

Dear Ashraf H, thank you very much for your kind feedback, It's a pleasure to know that you enjoyed your stay with us!! We hope to see you again in Florence. Best Regards Hotel Porta Faenza *** - Florence More 

Cheshire
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights. Chose for close location to station and also the positive reviews. Hotel was everything we could have wished for - and a bit more!! Stayed in a single room which was small but clean. Room had a safe and a fridge, which are both essentials. The staff were really friendly and spike good English. My friend... More 

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HotelPortaFaenza, Responsabile reception at Porta Faenza, responded to this review

Dear Linda D, Thank you very much for your kind feedback, It is a pleasure for us to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us!! We hope to welcome you again in our hotel in the future. Best Regards Hotel Porta Faenza *** - Florence More 

Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Room itself was fairly small though adequate and ensuite was tiny. Staff were friendly and helpful and their suggestions for dinner were exceptional. Breakfast was missable. Location was excellent. Very short walk to railway station and just outside the busy centre so in a quiet area. Very walkable to domo, even if you don't like walking.

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HotelPortaFaenza, Responsabile reception at Porta Faenza, responded to this review

Dear Yanizzy, thank you so much for your review. We inform you that we have different types of rooms: economy, classic or superior. From your description, we suppose that your reservation was for a double economy room. This type of rooms are of smaller dimensions than the Classic ones and also the bathroom are smaller but enables you to economize... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel was ideally placed for both the station and the city centre attractions. The staff at the front desk were extremely helpful especially when booking tickets for the galleries. The bedroom was spacious and the bed very comfortable. The room was very clean throughout. The only downside for us was the breakfast. We ate at different times each day... More 

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HotelPortaFaenza, Responsabile reception at Porta Faenza, responded to this review

Dear Jmn83, we thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel for your stay in Florence. We were very happy to accommodate you and it was a pleasure to make your acquaintance. Your comment will help us to improve our services for a better customer satisfaction, which is the aim of our daily work. Hoping to have you... More 

Moscow, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff is not mean nor friendly. They are just, kinda there. The breakfast was good, until I heard the staff member hacking up a lung while bringing out more. The room was tiny and not as spacious as one is led to believe. Also, it wasn't so clean. There were clearly some liquids spilled on the wall that was... More 

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HotelPortaFaenza, Responsabile reception at Porta Faenza, responded to this review

Dear or_current_resident, we are very sorry that you have found our hotel so uncomfortable. As you should noticed, the hotel is the result of the restructuring of an ancient Florentine building of 1700, which still keeps alive the features. We have different types of rooms: economy, classic or superior. From your description, we suppose that your reservation was for a... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What I can say about this hotel is "Average". There was no any exceptional point to praise or complain. The location is not bad, not far from the SMN train station and also easy access to the tourist attractions and shopping area, but it looks a little desolate in the night time. Hotel's room was clean and tidy, but I... More 

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HotelPortaFaenza, Responsabile reception at Porta Faenza, responded to this review

Dear Niwat S, Thank you so much for your contribution. The old Palazzo Pegna was built in the eighteenth century by a Florentine family of merchants and it was converted into a hotel in 1997. So, we would like to maintain the warm atmosphere of the old Florentine houses, while not giving up to all the comforts. The Hotel is... More 

Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

What a find. Very close to the train station the staff are great very friendly and always willing to help. The rooms are wonderful and very clean and they leave good quality toiletries to. There always free juice water and biscuits in reception. The beds are amazing never sleep so well in a hotel before. Free WIFI which gives you... More 

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HotelPortaFaenza, Responsabile reception at Porta Faenza, responded to this review

Dear chris T, thank you so much for your review, we’re so happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to have you back as our welcome guest. Best Regards Hotel Porta Faenza *** - Florence More 

Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We loved this hotel. It is very close to the train station yet close to everything you want to see. The staff are very nice and helpful. I highly recommend staying here and would definitely stay here again!

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HotelPortaFaenza, Responsabile reception at Porta Faenza, responded to this review

Dear mariechristine8, Thank you so much for your review. Your feedback is very important for us. We hope to can welcome you again in our hotel in the future. Best Regards Hotel Porta Faenza *** - Florence More 

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Staying in San Lorenzo

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San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo’s lively merchants shout out from behind stalls with an array of products in one of the most traditional neighborhoods in Florence. Different ethnic groups join together in the large outdoor market of San Lorenzo and in the Central Market, a vast multi-floored building. Visitors are bound to fall in love with this area and in particular, with its variety of food, especially those focusing on Florentine dishes as well as international selections. Nobody leaves San Lorenzo without a shopping bag in hand or with an empty stomach.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel Porta Faenza is situated in Via Faenza - one of the earliest medieval streets in Florence - near Porta Faenza, a gate in the fifteenth-century city walls. It was created in 1997 through the restoration and conversion of Palazzo Pegna, the old residence of a family of merchants, whose original structure has been kept intact. Porta Faenza was part of the city walls and was situated at the end of what is up till now called Via Faenza. It has been so called not for being placed towards the town in Emilia, but from the name of the Nuns from Faenza, who had their convent in the neighbourhood once. Between 1534 and 1537 Porta Faenza was joined to the Fortezza da Basso without being demolished: by watching attentively you can still distinguish its squared profile in the central bastion towards the city or its arch from the inside of the fortress. The Hotel will make you savour the warm atmosphere of the old-time Florentine houses: the tile floor, the exposed beams, the old tools scattered everywhere, together with all the comforts will make it your ideal home in the old Florence. The Hotel Porta Faenza is centrally located, very close to the main railway station (Santa Maria Novella), to Palazzo dei Congressi (the Conference Centre) and to the Fortezza da Basso. The most interesting monuments and museums in Florence are within easy walking distance. For being situated in a pedestrian precinct, the Hotel is a quiet and pleasant place, the ideal point of departure for you to discover Florence and its artistic and cultural life. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Porta Faenza

Address: Via Faenza 77n, 50123, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Price Range: $81 - $309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Porta Faenza 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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