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Galileo Hotel

Via Nazionale 22A, 50123, Florence Italy
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#247 of 419 hotels in Florence
An elegant nineteenth-century building in the heart of an ancient city: among the hotels in Florence, Hotel Galileo welcomes guests into a calm and elegant environment, furnished in the best Tuscan-style tradition. You will have a pleasant stay or holiday in the city with all preferred comforts, surrounded by exquisite, authentic Florentine workmanship.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Self-serve laundry
Paid private parking nearby
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Chinese and 2 more


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338Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
98Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Peter F wrote a review Feb 2020
Andover, United Kingdom33 contributions29 helpful votes
Booked for 3 nights as father daughter time and to visit her wedding venue in Bucine. On arrival - seemed ok. Room - small but functional 1st night - room was so hot - couldn’t have windows open as people and traffic noise - not too much sleep - air con not working. Still bed bugs seemed to like it there!! Asking to change rooms was difficult, but on showing the bite marks - seemed to change. Next room still at front of hotel - air con down from 25 in last room to 21 can’t get it any lower. If you get room 115 - don’t plan on being able to sit on loo as hairdryer in the way 😂 There is an emergency pull cord in the shower - sorry - a mold infested piece of string, or a legionnaires tree? If you want toast for breakfast - there’s a wait 28 cover restaurant and only a 2 slice shop bought toaster 🥴 Last night tonight, thank goodness. Also the Mayor of Florence has decided that €4.50 must be paid on departure - per night as a local tax - only payable in cash 💴 😂😂😂 Florence is a beautiful city - but this is not a hotel to stay in! Should have known as it was a British Airways holiday booking, as treated my daughter to Club Europe flights - see review on that experience!!!!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frances Z wrote a review Dec 2019
New York City, New York15 contributions1 helpful vote
We loved our stay in this hotel. The location was convenient, the staff was helpful, the room was clean, and the service adequate. We were able to get a wonderful exposure to the culture of this Tel Aviv neighborhood by spending time walking around this vicinity of the hotel.We would definitely choose to stay there again.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
PJ888 wrote a review Aug 2019
38 contributions22 helpful votes
This is an older small hotel. It is cheap but the staff are helpful and friendly. A good 10-15mins walk to main attractions but an easy walk. Near the train station, about 10mins. Not worth a taxi if your physically well, but it can be tricky to find as the internet map has it marked wrong. Head for the American cafe and ya just 10meters up from there!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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AceT wrote a review Aug 2019
Watford, United Kingdom35 contributions37 helpful votes
We stayed for 3 nights in a Quadruple room. The room was fairly dimly lit but spacious. The beds were fine but the aircon didn't feel like aircon and was more like cold air. There was a large cupboard in the room but not loads of storage space. Luckily we weren't staying that long. The breakfast was good and a wide variety of cereals and ham and cheese and bread etc. There wasn't much seating room so it must get packed when they are fully booked. The location was good walking distance from Florence Train station and close to the main sights. There are also supermarkets nearby which is nice. Would return again purely for the location and price.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Alex W wrote a review Aug 2019
Exeter7 contributions6 helpful votes
The positives of this hotel are: •Comfortable bed with good linen •Nice towels •Very quiet and dark (our window opened to the pipes and conduit of the next building over, less than a meter away). •There were two nice staff who were friendly and helpful. The others seemed a bit blasé (understandably, I guess!) •Consistent aircon which wasn’t too loud or cold. •Close to Mercato Centrale, which was fabulous for food and drinks and people watching. On the downside: •In a seedy area, drunks passed out near hotel entrance, dodgy types all around. •Some terrible cafes and restaurants in close proximity. •Very disappointing breakfast selection with possibly the worst coffee I’ve ever tasted. We didn’t bother eating here after the first morning. •Whilst comfortable, the bed was two single beds side by side, which slipped easily across the floor. •Dirty and dated, shower pressure and temp was good but dingy and dark, with gross shower curtain. •Extremely loud buzzing for entry into the room - think prison cell style. We are pretty positive people and like to make the most of our short time together, so we definitely made light of the situation and had a lot of good laughs 😂 A bit of comedic imagination can do wonders 😂 We would definitely not stay here again, though.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$50 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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ItalyTuscanyProvince of FlorenceFlorenceFlorence Historic Center / Piazza dell'Indipendenza
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Frequently Asked Questions about Galileo Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Galileo Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Mercato Centrale (0.1 miles), Jimmy's Leather Collection (0.2 miles), and Fox in a Box Room Escape (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Galileo Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Galileo Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Galileo Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Galileo Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Galileo Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Osteria Vecchio Cancello, Bambi Trippa e Lampredotto, and Ristorante Brandolino.
Is Galileo Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Florence.
Are any cleaning services offered at Galileo Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Galileo Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Galileo Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (0.4 miles), Basilica of Santa Croce (0.8 miles), and Basilica San Miniato al Monte (1.4 miles).
Is Galileo Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.