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“Great Service and good location” 4 of 5 stars
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Il Guelfo Bianco
Ranked #23 of 422 Hotels in Florence
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Great Service and good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

We stayed here in July of 2012 - in a quadruple room with our 2 kids. The hotel is super clean - and the room was very big for European standards. The room came with a king size bed and 2 twin beds that folded out from the sofa chairs. My only complaint about the hotel is that the kids found their beds very lumpy and uncomfortable. They complained about them every night!
However - the staff at the hotel were all wonderful - especially Frederico at the breakfast buffet! The breakfast was very good - and the front desk staff were all very helpful - with tips for restaurants, etc.
Florence is a wonderful city - and the hotel was ideally located. It was about 3 blocks from the Duomo - and 2 blocks from the outdoor market. It was close enough to the heart of the action - but still far enough away that you felt like a local! Hotel is also very close to the Accademia. It's about 7 or 8 blocks from the train station.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

I and my wife recently spent a week in Florence to celebrate our wedding anniversary and stayed at Il Guelfo Bianco. We were extremely impressed with this hotel: without exception the staff was most friendly and helpful; the room was beautifully appointed and furnished; the breakfast spread was all one could ask for; and its location - very close to the center without being in the most congested area - we found ideal. Overall, we came away feeling that Il Guelfo Bianco represents outstanding value for what it has to offer.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dudley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We were given a recommendation from a friend to stay at Il Guelfo Bianco, and we are so glad we listened. It is in a great location- on a quiet street but about a 4 minute walk to the Duomo. When you go down the road the opposite way of the Duomo, there is an incredible restaurant recommended by the hotel staff that has an incredible Bistecca Florentina. They don't speak much English there, but it was great to dine with the locals.

The staff at Il Guelfo was mostly very helpful. We enjoyed our welcome drink and appetizer plate on our first night. It's a nice touch when you're just starting to settle in. The room was great and cleaned impeccably every morning. The breakfast was certainly plentiful.

When you're in possibly one of the most beautiful cities in the world, please stay at this hotel. You won't regret it.

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Elma, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

This is a jewel of a hotel in a perfect location near the Duomo and the Market. Our room was large (by European standards) and quiet as it faced a lovely interior courtyard. It's furnished with authentic antiques, the ceiling in our room was wooden with small golden roses which really highlighted the fact that it was an historic villa.. We had a king bed, large armoire, loveseat, desk and mini bar. Breakfast was lavish with fresh fruit, meats, yogourt, served by a friendly, accommodating staff. The front desk was equally helpful and was happy to make dinner reservations for us, assist with obtaining a cab when we left and by providing directions to all the places we visited. If this is in your price range, look no further and enjoy a wonderful hotel.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reggio Emilia, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

Central hotel, perfect, clean, nice. For us was perfect and it is a real three star. 5 minutes from the city center. It has caratteristic rooms. The suite rooms are big and comfortable We will come back.... For sure

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Alton Hampshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

My wife and I visited Florence for four nights and thoroughly enjoyed staying at this hotel. Ideally located with a five minute walk to the Duomo.
Very pleasant room and wonderful breakfasts with great service. Good value.
My only slight beef concerns the WiFi. This is free but you need a separate password for each device and they don't remember the password,

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Nanuet, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I just returned from what had to be the most wonderful experience of my life. We stayed at the hotel because of its super convenient location to the Duomo, Accademie and the Market. After just staying here one night, i soon realized Il Guelfo was going to be so much more. While on our vacation my wife fell and unfortunately broke her leg. The staff at the hotel bent over backwards offering suggestions and advice in order to facilitate my every need. BESIDES a lovely clean room and an exquisite breakfast, there was a feeling in the hotel that was warm and hospitable....it was the front desk staff. The extremely knowledgeable Daniele. Guilia, Antonella and a very sweet quiet lady at night made us feel important and comfortable. They booked museums, got transportation for us, and always had advice and most important a HUGE smile for us. We will always rememember Il Guelfo Bianco as a fabulous place to stay.

Room Tip: Room 118 like being in the Medici Palace for a sleepover
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Il Guelfo Bianco
Address: Via 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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