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Il Ghiro

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Il Ghiro, "the door mouse", is a clean and very comfortable guesthouse just around the corner from the Santa Maria Novella train station. It's in a great location, just blocks from the fabulous market for lunch, and easy walking distance to the Duomo, Accademia, and the Uffizi gallery. Rooms come either with or without en suite bathrooms, and there are... More 

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Gavle, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We stayed here for a week. The location is fantastic as it is just a few minutes from the bus and train station while being very close to the city. You therefore have most places within minutes reach. The accommodation is run by a family who are very friendly and helpful. They can suggest places to visit and good restaurants.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Il Ghiro is a short distance from many of the places you'll want to see. As soon as we arrived, our host showed us our room, marked off important places on a map, and gave us great lunch recommendations. But if you need more info when a staff member isn't around, they have plenty of it in their common space.... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Il Ghiro is a guest house, so it is "bare bones". It is clean, well cared for, convenient to both the train station and the center, and a good price. The host, however, was exceptional - helpful in every way, and he even hefted our bags not only up the several flights of stairs, but back down again when we... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We stayed here a few years ago and had a wonderful room so when returning to Florence it was a no brainer that we would choose to stay here again. The room we had was not so nice as the windows were really high up so there was no view and the door to the room opened out on to... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Stay 2 nights for less than 140 euro + Excellent location: Within 10 mins - train & bus station, self laundry, burger king, mcdonalds, supermarket, mini supermarket & lots of restaurant; can just walk to a lots of sightseeing spots within 30 mins + Nice staff: Stepheno help us to carry the luggage from the ground floor on check in... More 

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Windsor, Co
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This was a perfect stay for our single night in Florence. It was a short walk from the train station.We booked a triple room with a private bath. This was our first experience staying at a hostel and we were pleasantly surprised.

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Lower Sackville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

This place is probably my favourite "hostel" to date, even though it's not really a hostel. It felt like a cute and cozy B&B. The staff were so helpful, I felt like they couldn't do enough for us. You get towels in your room, the place is very clean, the beds are comfy and it's in a great location. We... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

Just a short 5 minute walk from the train when we arrived. I think we paid 5-10 euro extra per night for a private bathroom and a bigger room which had a TV and AC. We were given a map when we arrived and were pointed out directions to all of the main attractions. There are some great restaurants in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We stayed for 4 nights and the room and community areas were clean. No problem with waiting for shared bathroom. No AC but the window and the ceiling fan did made the nights bearable. Very friendly neighborhood with a great bakery down the street. Easy to get to from the train station and easy to walk to anywhere in the... 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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Il Ghiro is a small Guesthouse just two blocks from the Railway Station of Santa Maria Novella and one from S.Lorenzo market , in a quiet pedestrian street.Credit cards accepted , free luggage storage on arrival and departure. Free WI-FI in the rooms and one PC at your disposal in the lounge, 24/7. Kitchen facilities, coffee maker and water kettle included. TV- DVD SAT in every room and air-conditioning in the ensuite rooms. Laundry available. Complimentary coffee & tea . ... more   less 

Additional Information about Il Ghiro

Address: Faenza 63, 50123, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Price Range: $52 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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