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Hotel Palazzo Guadagni
Ranked #50 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 27, 2011

I stayed at the Palazzo Guadagni in May with 3 others. All of their good points already stated are true: excellent service, location, beautiful rooms, etc. In particular, I have to mention the service. When (unknown to us) the management learned of a birthday in our group, they surprised us all with a special greeting. It was that extra special touch that made you know that these people were not only paying attention to detail, but cared to make our stay special. Thank you Palazzo Guadagni!

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 26, 2011

This hotel in Renaissance Palace with stunning frescoed ceilings is gorgeous! Great, helpful and very friendly staff. Beautiful, comfortable, spacious, very clean room with Tuscan style furniture and a bran new bathroom. Location is perfect, on a beautiful Piazza Santo Spirito and so close to many famous attractions: Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, Boboli Gardens, Duomo...and the restaurants near hotel are very good but to take an aperitif the unique place is definitely the Hotels Loggia with a fabulous view! I had a great and unforgettable stay!

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled on business
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ferdinando2, Owner at Hotel Palazzo Guadagni, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2011

Dear Mr / Ms,
thank you for your beautiful comment.
We are really glad you enjoyed your stay to Palazzo Guadagni, our staff and our services.
We hope you'll be back in Florence and you'll come to visit us again.
Looking forward to hearing soon from you, we send our best regards.
Ferdinando

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Reviewed May 25, 2011

This hotel takes up the top two floors of a historic palazzo (dated 1500) plus a little residencia on the first floor. The building is very old and atmospheric - definitely not run of the mill. Our room was in the lower separate part - which wasnt a problem but you definitely felt you were not 'in the hotel'. The room was vast with a beautiful painted ceiling, old furniture, a comfortable bed and reasonable bathroom - not luxurious but atmospheric and charming. The staff are really pleasant - nice glasses given for free for our own wine when using the loggia for drinks and a picnic an example. The hotel location is great. The square of Santa Spirito is a hang out for young people (and old ones but they go to bed earlier), lots of fun with clothes and food markets - but it can be very noise especially on a saturday night. Earplugs by the bed come in useful if you are sensitive to noise and I wouldnt choose this room in this hotel if that is an issue for you. The breakfast was very ordinary. I thought it a bit expensive for Florence but we still had a very nice stay.

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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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ferdinando2, Owner at Hotel Palazzo Guadagni, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2011

Dear Mr/ Ms,
thank you for your positive comment.
We are glad you liked your stay to Palazzo Guadagni, our staff and our services.
We know the Square is noisy because everynight there are lots of people that eat to the restaurants and drink something, just enjoing Florence in the night.
Anyway I really hope you'll be back to visit us again.
Looking forward to hearing soon from you, we send our best regards.
Ferdinando

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Reviewed May 24, 2011

The 3-star Palazzo Guadigni Hotel it is on the third floor of an old grand house right on the Santa Spiritu Piazza -- a fabulous location. It is on the 'other side' of the Arno, just one bridge down from the Ponte Vecchio, so everything is an easy walk. The entire place had been completely renovated a couple of years ago. Internet connection was good and included.

We had a huge room off the lobby, with 20’ tall (newly) frescoed ceiling, spectacular 6-foot tall carved marble mantel surrounding a closed-off fireplace and a brand new large bathroom. Huge windows, that opened, overlooks the piazza; and there were so sturdy that closed they completely blocked out all noise. The street level is through huge doors into an inner huge hall way, where they carriages used to enter, you then go up an elevator to the hotel entrance.

They called a garage around the corner to make sure they had room, and they did.

The only issue I had was there was no safe in the room, and the value of what I had was too high for them to keep it in their safe -- So I had to carry my jewelry around town with me.

Room Tip: I'd want to be on the Piazza.
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  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 24, 2011

My husband and I just returned from touring in Italy with our friends, and this hotel was the most pleasurable accommodation we had during our two weeks there. It is located on the third floor of a 15th century-building with an astounding view over the rooftops of the city from its lovely patio. The rooms are filled with antique furniture and have beautifully tiled bathrooms. The owners could not have been more gracious, and breakfast in the charming sun-filled room was a great way to start the day. The hotel is on the square of the Spirito Santo church with great restaurants right outside, and within easy walking distance of the major museums and churches. We would return in a heartbeat!

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ferdinando2, Owner at Hotel Palazzo Guadagni, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2011

Dear Mr/ Ms,
thank you for your beautiful comment. We are very happy you really liked your stay to Palazzo Gudagni, our staff and our services.
We really hope you'll be back to visit us again.
Looking forward to hearing soon from you, we send our best regards.
Ferdinando

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Reviewed May 21, 2011

I am so happy to have found this excellent hotel. The rooms are elegant with high ceilings, tall airy windows, and a sense of history that makes you want the walls to talk. The service is friendly, helpful, and prompt. The very best part of my stay at Palazzo Guadagni was the terrace which overlooks the hills of Florence and provides a wonderfully peaceful open-air space for an afternoon fiesta or a late night glass of wine. I couldn’t recommend this hotel more highly.

Room Tip: Light sleeper? Ask for rm away from street.
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  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled on business
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ferdinando2, Owner at Hotel Palazzo Guadagni, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2011

Dear Mr/ Ms,
thank you for your positive comment. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay to Palazzo Guadagni and you really liked our staff.
We hope you'll be back to visit us again.
Looking forward to hearing soon from you, we send our best regards.
Ferdinando

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Reviewed May 20, 2011

Great location for walking pretty much anywhere to see the major sights. The Piazza Santo Spirito gives you a taste of the local life. Some really nice outdoor cafes located on the Piazza, so you don't have to walk far to dine. Really enjoyed sitting on the large balcony above the Piazza, sipping wine, listening to the hustle and bustle below, and enjoying the great view of the surrounding city.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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ferdinando2, Owner at Hotel Palazzo Guadagni, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2011

Dear Mr / Ms,
thank you for your nice comment.
We are really glad you enjoyed your stay to our Hotel, our terrace and our staff.
We hope you'll be back to visit us again.
Looking forward to hearing soon from you, we send our best regards.
Ferdinando

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Address: Piazza Santo Spirito 9, 50125, Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santo Spirito / San Frediano
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Price Range: $106 - $272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Palazzo Guadagni 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Palazzo Guadagni is located in the Oltrarno district, in a characteristic piazza in the historical centre of Florance, a nighbourhood full of antique shops andold artisans' workshop, just a few minutes walk from the Pitti palace and the Boboli Gardens.The rooms are spacious and rich in atmosphere, found in Palazza Guadagni designed by Simone del Pollaiolo in 1505,have ceilings with frescos, fire places and a wonderful views that looks out onto Florence and the most important buildings. ... more   less 
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