We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Good location, nice hotel”
Review of Hotel Gioia

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Hotel Gioia
Ranked #154 of 412 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Wareham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good location, nice hotel”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Good location, walking distance to train station, very close to main sites. Friendly staff, good breakfast (recommend the croissants!), comfortable room, quiet. Bathroom was fairly pokey. Safe in room.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank pur_beck27
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

449 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    163
    199
    65
    18
    4
See reviews for
75
207
38
19
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (20)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
La Plata, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
406 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Hotel Gioia was a decent find for a late booking during the high tourist season. I chose it because I planned several day trips outside Florence. The hotel is about a 10- to 15-minute walk from the Santa Maria Novella train station and two blocks away from the Duomo. All the staff in the lobby were very friendly and helpful. Other "pros" here include free wi-fi and a good breakfast. The proper French-style croissants are especially tasty.

I was a bit disappointed in Hotel Gioia's dingy entry hall, but I guess avoiding scuff marks is next to impossible with so many luggage-toting visitors. Thankfully, they do have a small elevator to get to the lobby on the 2nd floor (in American speak). I booked a single, and the room was a bit small and dark, though the bed was comfortable. The bathroom was very large (with a tub) and clean. Unfortunately, I could hear neighbors showering and hairdryers through the walls. While my air conditioner cooled the room, it also made a fair amount of noise. I didn't complain because it didn't keep me from sleeping, but it might matter to others. My biggest disappointment was that I could not use my international calling card from the phone in the room, which is limited to Florence calls only. I was told I could use the phone on the lobby desk, a less-than-ideal solution with no privacy. The only other alternative, a public phone, is much more expensive & uses up credits much faster. I found out the hard way.

Overall, Hotel Gioia is a decent budget hotel in a great location. Although it was a good value, I probably won't stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Tiffy_Bird
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2013

Hotel is in the perfect location, about a 2 minute walk from the piazza duomo!! Hotel is clean, comfortable and the staff are friendly and helpful. Breakfast is nice; cereals, ham and cheese, pate, croissants snd good coffee. they have unlimited free wifi which is great.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Unaoconnor
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Melbourne, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed July 6, 2013

Stayed here with my husband from 12th June - 15th June.Centrally located for sightseeing this hotel filled our requirements. Rooms are good sizing, basic,but clean and comfortable. Breakfast was good and adequate-Pasquale makes a good cappuccino ! Tiziano and staff are very warm,friendly and knowledgeable. Very good value for money, would return.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank jenny p
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Appleton, Wisconsin
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2013

We chose this hotel last-minute on our trip to Florence. The street side is busy but safe and the staff is friendly, helpful and kind. The rooms are spacious, clean and include relatively-decent WiFi and television in a few languages.

A decent experience for the money and the staff really made it worth the stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank aryder91
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toronto, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2013

The hotel is located within easy walking distance to the major tourist attractions in Florence. The rooms are basic, comfortable and clean. Although located on a busy street the noise from the street was minimal. The staff was very friendly, had good tips for places to eat, how to get around and ordering taxis when needed. I had paid more for similar hotels so I found the charge for the room very reasonable for Florence.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Richard K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wayland, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

Had to change hotels at the last minute and this was what I could find on short notice. Not sure how three stars were awarded.

Sure, it is close to the major sights but then most everywhere in Florence is.

Rooms on the Cavour street side will be noisy

You can do better.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
4 Thank neesied
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Florence hotels
San Lorenzo
Hotel Kursaal Ausonia
Hotel Kursaal Ausonia
#142 of 412 in Florence
1,016 reviews
San Lorenzo
Florence Dome Hotel
Florence Dome Hotel
#86 of 412 in Florence
389 reviews
Santa Maria Novella
Unicorno
Unicorno
#124 of 412 in Florence
609 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
San Lorenzo
Lombardi Hotel
Lombardi Hotel
#205 of 412 in Florence
274 reviews
San Lorenzo
Hotel Desiree
Hotel Desiree
#156 of 412 in Florence
422 reviews
San Marco
Hotel Giglio
Hotel Giglio
#140 of 412 in Florence
717 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel Gioia? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Gioia

Property: Hotel Gioia
Address: Via Camillo Cavour 25, 50129, Florence, Italy
Phone Number:
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#150 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Gioia 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Expedia, Priceline, ACCOR, Travelocity, TripOnline SA, Hotwire and Agoda so you can book your Hotel Gioia reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Gioia Hotel Florence

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing