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San Firenze Suites & Spa
Ranked #7 of 412 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Charming hotel near Uffizi”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

This is a quaint hotel that is a 5 minute walk from Uffizi. It's difficult to find - not a huge sign outside, but the staff welcomes you with a big smile. They were extremely helpful in organizing a half day tour in the chianti region - Monteriggioni and Castellina as well as a vineyard tasting. We stayed in a junior suite, which was more than spacious. Good air conditioning if you are traveling during the hot summer months. Very reasonably priced for what we got. Do note that they don't have irons for safety reasons so make sure you have wrinkle free clothes! We would definitely recommend this to other travelers.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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sanfirenze, Direttore at San Firenze Suites & Spa, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
Dear Guest,
we are really happy to get Your review! Our reception staff remember every single moment, while looking for Your tour with You! Honestly being also a bit jealous, as we would love to have time to spend with our clients while having a tour here around our lovely Chianti area or during one of these wonderful wine tasting in the Tuscany wine yards! We are sorry about the iron, the building code does not permit this, that’s why we provide in the suites booklets with a pricelist of a laundry service, which also give you the chance to have only the ironing service for Your clothes! Having now also the Brown Sugar lounge bar restaurant, will make easier for our clients to find us on their arrival, and hope You will be back in future to offer You a great aperitif!
Thanks for everything, hope to have the chance to see You soon again.
A hug from all San Firenze Suites staff!!
Margherita Usai - Hotel Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

We love this hotel. Staff were excellent - really pleasant and helpful with local information. The attached restaurant has delicious food and is great value. The location is terrific - slightly away from the main Piazza's but a 2 min walk to everything. Room size was fine for us (2 adults 2 kids) with a good clean bathroom and cable tv. The hotel also found us an experienced and trustworthy babysitter.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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sanfirenze, Direttore at San Firenze Suites & Spa, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
Hi Shezda and greetings from San Firenze Suites Staff!
First of all, a big hug for Your kids, hope they also did enjoy Florence, with its sunny weather (sometimes even too sunny and hot!!) with a delicious ice-cream! It has been a pleasure for us helping You with a babysitter for them, they have been lovely and she does also miss them!
We hope to see You again, next time we hope You will enjoy also our Spa service, in order to relax while You will be visiting Tuscany hills and downtown Florence!
Thanks for recommending our hotel and see You soon!!
Margherita Usai - Hotel Manager
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

We stayed here July 6 - July 9. 

San Firenze Suites & Spa is centrally located near Piazza de la Signoria. It is a 2 minute walk to the Duomo, 5 mins to Uffizi Gallery / Ponte Vecchio area and maybe 15 mins to Accademia. Also, it was a 10 euro / 10 min ride to Firenze Santa Maria Novella train station.

We reserved one of the executive suites and it was a great room. It is cozy, as most european accommodations are, but the amenities are first class. The suite is two stories with an apt like feel - TV / living room / bathroom on floor 1 and a loft-style bedroom on floor 2. Dual AC controls for upstairs / downstairs. For my wife / I, it was plenty of room. The wifi was blazing fast (not the case at many places, I found). The best part about our room: the view. We had a view of the Duomo and the tower next to it. Very nice.

Finally, the staff is incredible. Everyone from the front desk staff (Valentina and Elena) to the owners themselves (Mr. David and Ms. Valeria). They make a great team and rise to the occasion to make the guest experience a positive one. Its a self-managed hotel and the owners are very friendly - really catered to us (no task too small...and always a pleasant smile). 

Stay here during your next visit to Firenze. You will be glad you did. 

-R

p.s. One thing to note is they do not have an Iron as the building code does not permit this (I havent checked, but I imagine this may be the case w/ several hotels in the area...our hotel in Venezia had the same scenario). Just an FYI.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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sanfirenze, Direttore at San Firenze Suites & Spa, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thanks for Your review! We are glad You did enjoy Your stay, your suite and even more happy that You get the chance to try our new fast internet connection! It is a new system which has been recently installed! Being in the center of Florence is a great help for all the tourist who like to walk around the city, but we have to thank our history for all the nice views which our suites can offer: the Chapel of the Duomo, the Campanile di Giotto tower, Piazza San Firenze with the complex of San Filippo Neri, a monumental Baroque building , the Bargello museum and much more!
Everytime we try to offer the best service we can, professionally and friendly speaking!
Hope to have the chance to see You again, ready at Your service!
Thank you for recommending our hotel
Kind regards
Margherita Usai - Hotel Manager
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

Great Executive Suite on the top floor (Room 403) in the corner overlooking the Duomo and San Firenze market square..We loved it. Probably the best location in Florence, Would stay there again in a second. Enough room for adults in the main bedroom and my daughter in the Lounge on a side bed - TVs on the wall in each room, nice bathroom. Also had a kitchen so you can cook, but no need as you really want to eat out. Main downside to this venue was parking (we had a hire care) and this was a major struggle to get in or near the square entrance. there is valet parking but expect to pay a premium and expect fines by being in the ZTL if you don't sort it out quickly. We had trouble getting in one night after 11pm. No entrance key and there is a coded lock (i spent 10 minutes decrypting a gurgled voice on the intercom before being let in) Also, they could have thrown in a token breakfast for the price we paid, but this is extra unfortunately. in fact most things are extra and not much complimentary - but that is Italy.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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sanfirenze, Direttore at San Firenze Suites & Spa, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
Dear Guest,
I have to admit… 403 is one of my favourite suite!! Being on the corner of the building, makes Your view really special, from Piazza San Firenze to the Chapel of the Duomo!
You are right, as You were on holiday, there would not be enough time to cook, You had to enjoy Florence and its museums, restaurants, hills, gardens and much much more!!
We have two types of offers online on our website: one with breakfast and the other one without, in order to offer a complete service, upon request.
The entrance code has been created for security reasons, as our reception business time is from 9.00 am to 9.pm, in order to permit the entrance only to the hotel guests during the closing hours of the reception we always show our guests how to get in and out using their entrance code and always recommend not to forget their key wallet provided at the arrival , where they can find our telephone numbers, even an emergency cellphone always active and the code to access the Hotel when the main entrance is locked.
From the outside interphone, while the reception is closed, there is also an active call-redirect service ringing the bell, which connect You to an operator in a minute.
We hope to have you soon as our guest again and thank you for recommending our hotel.
Kind regards
Margherita Usai - Hotel Manager
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Reviewed July 8, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at this beautiful hotel as a family of four (two teenagers and two parents) in the "Executive Suite". And found we were at the very heart of florence -- within walking distance from all the major attractions. From our room we could see the duomo and the tower of the palazzo vecchio. Exceptionally clean, elegant, spacious, good ambiance, room was quiet despite the view to the street, comfortable beds. Very nice kitchenette we used to prepare breakfast with groceries from very nearby supermarket and the kitchen was fully cleaned by the cleaning staff each day. Reception (valentina and elena) were very kind and helpful. Amazing stay and we would love to be back.

Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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sanfirenze, Direttore at San Firenze Suites & Spa, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
Dear Familia G.,
Thanks for Your very nice review and first, a smiley “HI” from our reception staff!
As you know the San Firenze Suites is a very new brand hotel and we are really working hard to make it known in the best way and what better way than a nice comment like yours?
You are welcome to come back whenever You want, we will be here waiting for You! Valentina and Elena thank you as well for your nice comments about them.
For your future stay visit our website to be informed on our best rates and offers and don't forget to call us directly to get the best accomodation!
Thank you for recommending our hotel.
Warm regards
Margherita Usai - Hotel Manager


Hope to see You soon, we might come ourselves in Your country!!
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

We stayed 3 nights in Florence as a couple with 2 young adult children. The room was much larger than we expected, with clean, well appointed rooms. The kitchenette area was a pleasant surprise with microwave, stocked with dishes, refrigerator, dishwasher etc. (however, we didn't cook there, since we didn't come to Italy to cook!), but we did store leftovers there.

The airconditioning was wonderful. The front desk was always helpful. The continental breakfast at the restaurant next door was small but enjoyable.

The location was fantastic, all of the tourist sites we were interested in visiting were very close by.

We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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sanfirenze, Direttore at San Firenze Suites & Spa, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
Dear Susan,
greetings from San Firenze Suites Staff!
Thanks for your nice words, it has been great to have you as customers in our residence, having clients like you is always a pleasure!
We all hope to welcome back you and your family very soon , for your future stay in Florence visit our website to be informed on our best rates and offers and don't miss to contact us directly to get the best accomodation and ......of course a special treatment reserved to our special friendly guests!
Be sure it will never be hard for you to get a booking at San Firenze Suites!
Thank you for recommending our hotel

My best
Margherita Usai - Hotel Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

The accomomdation was excellent and in an amazing location, eg: about 100 yards to the Uffizi gallery. The receptionists were extremely friendly and helpful with a great restaurant and bar next door called " Brown Sugar". If I went back to Florence I would stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Responsabile reception at San Firenze Suites & Spa, responded to this review, July 3, 2012
Dear Guests our aim is to give You all the best possible memories of your holiday in Florence.
It is a great pleasure to read nice reviews, it makes us feel helpful and let us understand that all our efforts have been rewarded.
Being right in the center of Florence, close to all the main points of interest, I admit, is a bit of a help, as you can easily get almost everywhere in a few moments by walk !
Thank you even for your appreciation of our new lounge-bar and restaurant “Brown Sugar”, that is rapidly gaining great consideration on Tripadvisor.
We hope that You will be able to come back in a near future, and we will offer You our best service as always, welcome You and be ready to help You with everything You might need.
“San Firenze Suites & Spa” and our beautiful Florence is waiting for your next visit !!!
On behalf of the Hotel Manager
Elena
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Property: San Firenze Suites & Spa
Address: Piazza San Firenze, 3/a, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Uffizi
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #7 of 412 Hotels in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — San Firenze Suites & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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Located in an aristocratic residence dating to the 17th century, formerly home to the noble Florentine families Raffacani and Sacchetti and restored by the architect Marianna Gagliardi, the San Firenze Suites & SPA enjoys an enviable position in the splendid Piazza San Firenze next to the Piazza della Signoria and the Uffizi Gallery and across from the impressive Bargello museum. Thanks to its location in the heart of the city, all the main points of historical and cultural interest as well as the most important shopping streets, including Via Tornabuoni, with the shops of great Italian designers such as Prada, Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, Ferragamo etc., Are within easy walking distance. Immersed in the atmosphere of historic Florence, San Firenze Suites & SPA was designed based on the boutique-hotel concept and offers the ideal place to experience the city in a unique and exclusive way. Fourteen suites provided with all modern comforts harmoniously combine Italian design style with the expertly recovered original architecture to offer spacious and elegant rooms in a perfect symbiosis of elegance, style and warm welcome for a truly unique and unforgettable holiday. You will discover the pleasure of not being just a customer in a grand hotel, but rather a "friend visiting Florence", with all of our staff ready to fulfil your particular requests. The state-of-the-art spa can be reserved for exclusive use and offers special moments of well-being and relaxation. All areas of the hotel are covered by Wi-Fi, offering free internet access to our guests. ... more   less 
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