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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Il Guelfo Bianco

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Il Guelfo Bianco
Ranked #26 of 421 Hotels in Florence
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“Great place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2012

Wifi worked well. Breakfast with organic food with the most pleasant service. Good location close to Duomo. Welcome drink with snack was delicious.

Very interesting decor that we enjoyed -- old feel with intricate ceilings, etc.

Would recommend.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

This charming hotel is absolutely perfect for any type of stay. Air conditioning works GREAT, location is wonderful, staff is extremely knowledgable about times things open, etc and breakfast included fresh fruit, wonderful cheeses, juices and fresh coffee. Not one negative thing to say about this hotel, a completely positive experience. OH, and had to turn in key each time we went out -- and even if we came in an hour later, our room had been cleaned so I think the staff kept track that way (very smart and very, very nice).

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

A very nice stay, friendly and helpful staff, comfortable room and excellent location near centre.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

This hotel is fantastic. The staff is amazing on all counts - reception, the breakfast waiters and the delightful bistro staff, the friendly cleaners. The hotel was quiet, despite our room being by the lift, we hardly heard it. The view from our room of the Duomo dome and other towers across the old terracotta tiles of Florence was a bonus.
There was a glitch with a tour we were going on, which stressed me, and the reception staff sorted this out quickly and efficiently making phone calls and arrangements to put it right, even though the problem was with the tour company.
The hotel is spotlessly clean, and the 15th C building has been elegantly and sympathetically decorated to look fresh and modern, blending with the original features.
The food in the Bistro is lovely, light yet substantial, modern and sophisticated but not pricey. the choice was good for us as vegetarians. Much of the high quality produce is organic, ethical and comes from farms owned by the hotel. The breakfast has to be the best in Italy!
Everything about this hotel is 'perfectly pitched'. We have stayed at hotels all over the world, and not found any hotel that compares, including 4 and 5 star ones. The look, attention to detail and the staff have made il Guelfo Bianco the one that we look forward to returning to next year.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Monkton, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2012

We stayed at Il Guelfo Bianco with a group of 8 people. The breakfast was great and the service in the attached cafe was wonderful. We enjoyed the biking tour of Florence that was offered and Filipo our guide was very sweet. The rooms were spacious and very pretty. Our concierge was helpful with directions and recommendations. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Chesterfield VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2012

We booked this hotel based on the reviews we read here on TripAdvisor. We certainly were not disappointed! We really enjoyed this beautiful hotel which is in a historic15th century building. Our room was lovely and quite comfortable. We loved the beautifully tiled bathroom and nice garden view from our window. The staff was so helpful and always happy to answer questions and give directions. They also provided some very good restaurant recommendations. Breakfast was good and the food was plentiful. And we couldn't have asked for a better location - slightly away from the center of Florence so it was much quieter, but within easy walking distance of everything, including several good restaurants and all the major sites. We won't hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2012

This hotel is great and the price was reasonable. It is only a few minutes walk to the Duomo. The hotel staff were very helpful. They arranged our tours of the Uffizi and the Accademia by email a week prior to our trip. Our room was very nice. It was decorated beautifully and the bathroom was large, clean, and modern. Best of all, our room had a view of the Dumo and Campanile. The breakfast was really good. They make a wonderful cappuccino. Their selection at breakfast was the best of our trip to Italy. The fresh mozzeralla with tomato bruschetta was amazing good. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay in Florence.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): $
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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