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Il Guelfo Bianco
Ranked #30 of 411 Hotels in Florence
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Reviewed August 8, 2010

Il Guelfo Bianco is a wonderful hotel with very attentive staff, immaculate rooms with a large bath and delicious breakfast. We were in a perfect location near the Duomo, Accademia, San Lorenzo market and great restaurants. We actually walked to the hotel from the Santa Maria Novella train station. My daughter and I wanted a private tour of the Accademia and they were able to arrange a fabulous guide for us. We felt very safe and secure in this hotel...and the desk staff spoke perfect English (and were very patient with our broken Italian!)
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Reviewed August 6, 2010

We chose this hotel for our 2 night stay in Florence based on the reviews here and so glad we did. It's a long time since we stayed in a hotel with this standard of service. Every question was answered with a smile and in an exceptionally helpful manner. We arrived very early in the morning to leave our case until check in but were told as the room was free we could check in there and then. The room was excellent, lovely bathroom and lots of space. The organic food at breakfast from the daughter's farm was truly excellent. In fact, this kept us going till dinner at night. The location is perfect. A 10 min walk from the station but only 5-10 mins from all the main attractions. I doubt you will find better value in Florence. We loved it! Oh, it also has free wireless throughout the hotel!

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 2, 2010

All of the rooms here are very different and very special. Staff is wonderful. Breakfast is great. The only down side is the rooms in front of the hotel are noisy and the a/c doesn't always make it up to the top floor. It was cooler outside than in, but the noise is a bit too much to sleep through. Aside from that being our only complaint, I have to say this is a nice little hotel and I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 1, 2010

Stayed 7 nights with my family at Il Guelfo Bianco.Situation is great.5 minutes from the Duomo,the Accademia and Santa Maria Novella.Rooms are charming and well kept.Bathrooms are modern and have great amneties.Staff are young,smiling and helpful.Breakfast is very complete.Chose the Hotel from Tripadvisor as wasn't let down.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 27, 2010

We couldn't recommend this wonderful hotel more highly. The staff were all so friendly and helpful. The hotel is perfectly situated close to the centre but on a quieter part of the street. Our room was just out of this world - stunning and full of period character and gorgeous antique furniture. Despite being concerned about the comfort of the bed from other reviews we'd read, we found ours to be fantastic. Breakfast was also superb - we just felt so at home there. This is a very unique and special gem of a hotel and we hope to return in the future.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 26, 2010

We had an amazing time during our short stay at the Guelfo Bianco. The room was cute -- not sure what the other rooms look like but we had a nice suite on the first floor. Air conditioning worked well which was an absolute must in July. The continental breakfast was perfect for filling up before a long day of exploring Florence and Tuscany. The staff of the hotel were so courteous, and for us in particular, Daniel was fantastic as he helped us so much with planning our day trip to Tuscany as well as our walking tour of Florence. And always booked our dinner reservations for us. If you are looking for an affordable hotel that won't break the bank -- especially if you prefer to spend your money on shopping, sightseeing trips, and MEALS, then give the Il Guelfo Bianco a shot!

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 25, 2010

We stayed at Il Guelfo Bianco for two nights during our two-week honeymoon in France and Northern Italy. We were incredibly pleased with the hotel and staff. The hotel is in an excellent location and the room was large, comfortable, and clean, with beautiful antique furnishings and big windows. The breakfast buffet was expansive and included fruit as well as the usual bread, cheese, meat, etc. The best part of our stay, however, was the staff. Daniele and Francesco both went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable. They both suggested excellent restaurants and offered to make reservations for us.

We took advantage of the car valet service. At the two hotels we stayed in prior to this one, we were toting our suitcases over cobblestone streets for long distances due to lack of parking in some older European cities. The valet service was efficient and reasonably priced.

The hotel is well-located and we were able to walk easily to every place we wanted to go within the city. We definitely recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Florence!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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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: $108 - $315 (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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