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Hotel Palazzo Guadagni
Ranked #49 of 410 Hotels in Florence
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Reviewed June 16, 2014

Simply lovely! The piazza around which this hotel is located is lively and full of delicious and affordable trattorias, pizzarias, cafes, and restaurants. The location is on the side of the river opposite the central area with museums and typical shopping, but that's why we enjoyed it so much. The streets were quainter, and more artisanal shops dotted the area. The hotel itself is elegant and accommodating, rustic wooden beams, antique furniture, and beautiful fabrics and colors throughout. The breakfast was delicious, with pastries, hard-boiled eggs, fruits, meats, and cheeses. Still, perhaps the best part was the terrace overlooking Florence. It was the perfect spot to enjoy a morning espresso or evening cocktail.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

The entrance makes you think 'This was a mistake', but once you've entered the upper floors of this very old palazzo, your skepticism changes in pure enthusiasm in seconds. What a view from the terrace over Florence and what a lovely rooms.! Ours was very large and had a beautifully painted ceiling. The furniture is a bit scruffy, but that's ok in this very very Italian ambiance. Located at the left bank at a very nice square. Follow the restaurant advices from the hotel and you'll have super dinner nights. Breakfast 100% OK. Wishes we were still there.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 8, 2014

The pros: Palazzo Guadagni is centrally located in a fantastic part of Florence. Far enough from the tourist center to not be overwhelmed when you step outside, but close enough to reach any destination within a 10 minute walk. There are plenty of restaurants steps from the hotel, three of which we enjoyed during out short stay. The rooms are incredibly spacious! Beds clean and comfortable. The bathroom decor was something to admire! Having stayed at other accommodations in Florence, I would recommend this hotel. Some people complain about the "feel" of the hotel, but that is Florence...it's a town with an old soul and the hotels in the area reflect that.

The cons: The breakfast is not impressive, I've had more appealing spreads at lower priced hotel accommodations in the area. There is "American" coffee out in a pot but order an espresso, even if you are an avid American coffee drinker. Reading previous reviews, I can see how some people has difficult stays at the hotel given the downstairs noise level and stairs. We stayed upstairs and has a fantastic nights sleep, even as light sleepers. Our cousins however, were on the ground floor and needed ear plugs as they were near the piazza. There is a convenient elevator in the lobby which some may have missed. Take the elevator! The check in desk is about eight flights up.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 8, 2014

We had the most wonderful four days in Florence staying at the Palazzo Gaudigni. The location is excellent, near enough to the centre but far enough from the crowds, and situated on Piazza Santo Spirito with its fantastic restaurants and cafes (we went to Volume for happy hour which included unlimited and very tasty snacks, and to Tamero for great fresh pasta).
The room at the Palazzo (we had a superior room) was big, airy and very clean, but what made the biggest difference was the service: on our first day at breakfast we asked if there were any vegetables (these aren't part of the usual buffet) and as a result every morning we were greeted by a bowl of juicy, ripe plum tomatoes served with a smile. We chose the hotel as a result of the reviews on Trip Advisor and we're really pleased we did.

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Reviewed June 7, 2014

We stayed here in March. Martina made some reservations for us before we arrived and both her and Tara were very helpful during our stay. The location was lovely and our room was quiet as it did not overlook the piazza where the restaurants and bars are. It was on the first floor which is accessed by the lift. It was really large, a deluxe room I think!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the apartment on the first floor and loved it! Spacious, clean, cute! The views from the top are amazing and breakfast was perfect. Such a gorgeous place and Palazzo San Spirito is great.

We loved that it was slightly off the beaten path and slightly less touristy than the rest of Florence.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel last night and had a great time. Location superb and hotel gave me the name of a nearby garage before we arrived so fairly easy to find and park despite the rather small streets.

Entrance to the hotel is a bit quirky from the square via two huge wooden doors and then up the lift or stairs to reception. Reception very friendly and helpful which helped after 12 hour drive with two kids.

We had the family room and it was huge and pleasantly furnished with what seemed like 4 metre high ceilings; superb. Great views over the rooftops across the city.

The balcony overlooking Florence and the square was truly spectacular and a great surprise. In fact, a lovely spot to view the city, have a drink or read a book when the moment arose.

Breakfast was basic but good; good coffee great, fresh fruit, pastries, eggs etc. What else do you need to be honest?!

Overall, a very nice stay and staff were always pleasant in person or via email even with travellers with a four and one year old in tow.

I read the review of one star from yesterday and was surprised. Our experience was very positive and gets an excellent rating if you are looking for a decent value, independent hotel in a great location and an outstanding balcony to look across the rooftops.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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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 #49 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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