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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I can't speak highly enough of this hotel. It's gorgeous, the rooms are beautiful (ours was huge). The location is great, just a short walk to train station and shopping/sights. Staff were extremely helpful. My only regret is not having the time to stay longer. Florence is too of my list the next time I visit and we will be... More 

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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I with our two adult children stayed at Hotel Porta Faenza for 2 nights in July. The room my husband and I had was quite large, the bed was very comfortable and the air conditioning worked really well on those hot days/nights. The hotel was very clean The hotel was located 5-10 minute walk from S. M.... More 

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

Dear Angela A, Thank you for your kind words. We are all very happy that you enjoyed your stay in our Hotel!! We really hope to see you again in Florence!! Best Regards Hotel Porta Faenza *** - Florence More 

East Garston, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was booked to a budget and we were very pleasantly surprised. Good sized room furnished traditionally. Bed comfortable. Kettle, mini bar, hairdryer, excellent free WiFi. Bathroom well equipped although shower a little weak. Pleasant reception welcome. Breakfast adequate. I doubt you'll get better value in Florence which is stupid expensive.

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

Dear Jaqal, Thank you for your contribution! We are at your disposal the next time you decide to stay in Florence! Best Regards Hotel Porta Faenza *** - Florence More 

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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Initially, I found this hotel to be a little unsettling. For the first few visits to the lobby, it seemed we were the only people staying in the hotel and the front desk attendant was not particularly inviting. The comforters need to be replaced- our was scratchy and filthy. It was not a very romantic location and our towels seemed... More 

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

Dear Kiersten T, thanks for your comment, our hotel 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. The hotel is the result of the restructuring of an ancient Florentine... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Classic furniture, beautiful ambience, friendly hostess, central location... This place was just great! The rooms were spacious, amenities available were fantastic... A good hotel in Florence can just make all the difference. This is also about 5 min walk from the central train station in case you want to do a day tour to Pisa, Chianti or Siena.

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

Dear Fahad J, thank you so much for your review, we’re so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to have you back as our welcome guest in the future. Best Regards Hotel Porta Faenza *** - Florence More 

Branson, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is close to the train station and is in a good location. Our room was small and the bathroom was very small. My brother asked to move to a larger room and the hotel did accommodate. The staff was very pleasant and gave assistance with directions and recommendations.

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

Dear Marcia S, thank you for your feedback, we are happy to know that you appreciated our location and the staff. The hotel is the result of the restructuring of an ancient Florentine building of 1700, which still keeps alive the features. We have different type of rooms: economy, classic or superior. Our staff is always at disposal to satisfy... More 

Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked what we expected to be a basic hotel but we were surprised to find how good it actually was. Only 5 minutes from Santa Maria Novella station along a cobbled street (heavy on the luggage) this converted historical house had very helpful and welcoming staff. It is nicely decorated and our room came with a clean bathroom and... More 

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

Dear robellcal, thank you for your contribution and for choosing our hotel for your stay in Florence! Your comment and your feedback about our services is very important for us. We hope to can welcome you again in our hotel in the future. Kind Regards Hotel Porta Faenza *** - Florence More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel was a real surprise to us. We had booked a 'basic hotel' but we found something better than that. Down a cobbled street (not clever on luggage!) 2/3 minutes from the main railway station, the old building had been converted sympathetically. Our room was comfortable with a large bed (with canopy), clean bathroom and window overlooking the street... More 

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

Dear Karen L, 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 

bristol
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a four night break with two teenage children in a family room at the Porta Faenza. Nice traditional style hotel located centrally towards the station. The hotel does offer access to a near by car park but as with the rest of central Florence the streets are a maze of very narrow one way streets. Better to plan your... More 

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

Dear bristolrobinson, thank you for your contribution! We are at your disposal the next time you decide to stay in Florence! Best Regards Hotel Porta Faenza *** - Florence More 

Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this charming hotel. I have stayed here in 2 other occasions. It's located on a quiet street close to the train station and within walking distance to the main attractions in Florence. Loved the decor at the hotel. They serve a wide array at the breakfast buffet. The staff at the front desk were friendly and helpful.

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

Dear qbntxn, thank you so much for your review. We always try to make our best to assure a pleasent stay to our customers, we are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us! We expect you back at our hotel! With Regards Hotel Porta Faenza *** - Florence More 

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Staying in San Lorenzo

Neighborhood Profile
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 )
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 - $447 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Porta Faenza 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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