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Il Guelfo Bianco
Ranked #29 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 24, 2011

Recently travelled to Florence with my husband and best friend. We stayed in the apartment suite and were blown away be what we found. Two large bathrooms, a kitchenette, dining room, washing machine. It could have easily slept about 7 people. The staff was friendly, the breakfast was fresh and wonderful, the bistro was equally marvelous and the location could not have been better. We hope to have the opportunity to return one day. Grazie to the staff and to my travel agent for recommending it in the first place! ;)

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 23, 2011

Great atmospheric hotel within easy walking distance of everything. We had a room on the first floor at the back overlooking a lovely garden that was so quiet and comfortable that we overslept on the first morning! The teenagers had a room on the ground floor which opened on to an internal courtyard which was stuffy and the air conditioning weak. However the staff were very kind and helpful, the breakfast generous and the food in the attached cafe was amazingly good. Overall I would thoroughly this hotel.

Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 21, 2011

Charming hotel with tons of character. Clean, great proximity, and even better service. Daniele and Francesco gladly answered all of our questions. They made great restaurant suggestions and even made the reservations for us. The attached caffe - bistro was an added bonus. Really enjoyed the quality of the breakfast offerings. Sat outside in the evening and had great beverage service by Shams. Would definitely stay here again. Jeff, Janice, and our two teenagers

Room Tip: We had two rooms and they both had charming character.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 21, 2011

We spent 5 nights at Il Guelfo Bianco and it was just perfect. The location couldn't be better - within walking distance of everything in Florence. When we booked the room, we opted to upgrade to a junior suite - definitely worth it. We had a large bed, an ample bathroom, and room to spread out. It was less a suite than simply a large room but we peeked in on other rooms that were very small for 2 people. The staff is very nice. The breakfast is fine. We would stay here again and will definitely recommend it to anyone going to Florence.

Room Tip: Go for the junior suite for a larger space.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 20, 2011

was just as good as the first.
Extremely helpful when booking and although we knew what to expect you are always wondering if it was a one-off and the euphoria of visiting Florence swayed you.
However the accommodation, buffet breakfast and general ambience is enhanced by the genuine helpfulness of the staff and especially Antonella and Julia, who remembered us after 3 years.
After all it's a 15th Century building and a Tourist Hotel in a very busy City so you could expect some slight problems or difficulties but in 2 stays we haven't found them yet. And even if there was an issue I am sure they would go out of their way to solve it.
The location is perfect and I would recommend it to anyone.
I have read very few negative comments on here and my view would be that anyone who would find anything wrong here should really have never left home.
Maybe they want to read Antonella's excellent and polite responses to any complaints.

Room Tip: An inside room m ay be a slight advantage as it could be quieter away from the street.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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GUELFOMANAGER, Manager at Il Guelfo Bianco, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2011

Dear Caheragh ,

thanks very much for your nice words and I am happy you had a nci estay again...of ocurse we are waiting for you for a third time,too :-)

I think it's very important to give an answer to the people, especially to the customers who were not happy or have some complain. I would LOVE to answer to EVERYBODY just to say simply "thank you" to find time to write about us on Tripadvisor. I need to plan my time to do it..... Me and my staff always read what the customers write about us.
A big hug to you and to all the customers who stay with us and have been written about us. THANKS YOUUU :-)
Antonella Rocchini

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Reviewed October 20, 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Il Guelfo bianco for four nights at the end of September. We had taken the train in from Rome, took a cab to the hotel (very quick) as we both had suitcases. We waited about 10-15 minutes for our room to be ready upon check-in. Our room was on the 5th floor which is only accessible via a very narrow staircase from the 4th floor. It was tight with our luggage, but great because there was only one other room on this floor. The room was very clean. There were two stone steps to get down to the bathroom. While I loved this rustic touch,
Also when we checked in, we were given a "coupon" for a free welcome drink in the attached cafe that night. We each enjoyed a great glass of wine and a small plate of meat and cheese. The bartender was wonderful and we chatted with him for a bit before heading out for the evening.
The location of the hotel is perfect for seeing Florence - within walking distance to all!
Lastly, all the staff are friendly and attentive. Also, the breakfasts were a yummy start to the day!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 19, 2011

My wife and i just spent 2 weeks in Florence and stayed at il Guelfo Bianco for all except 4 days of our stay. It is within walking distance of all the major attractions yet is just out of the busiest area of town.

The rooms are clean, bathrooms updated, staff exceptionally friendly and helpful and the breakfast is just what we needed to begin the day. There is a small quiet balcony that overlooks a courtyard that is a great place for a drink or a gelato at the end of the day.

I would highly recommend il Guelfo Bianco for a stay in Florence

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Additional Information about Il Guelfo Bianco

Address: Via Camillo Cavour 29, 50129, Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Florence
#18 Business Hotel in Florence
#25 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range: $109 - $252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Il Guelfo Bianco 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel is right in the city center, between Piazza Duomo and Piazza San Marco , few steps away from Accademia (the museum where you can see the famous DAVID by Michelangelo). It's housed in two late 15th century building next each other. All rooms are different in size and position - executive rooms have a standard size - superior rooms are larger - de luxe and junior suite are very large with a sitting area. We have rooms overlooking the courtyard, gardens and several rooms overlooking Via Cavour which is the main street but 70% pedestrian and so it's not too noisy. All rooms have triple glasses and double windows. WI/FI available in all the rooms and the drawing rooms and it's free of charge if you have your own laptop or i-phone or i-pad. Bistrot restaurant next door "IL DESCO" open every day (12 till 10,30 pm but on Sunday it closes at 3,00 pm) with good menu' all day long (many organic products directly by the owner's farm. ... more   less 
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