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Porta Faenza
Ranked #71 of 411 Hotels in Florence
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Overall a good hotel to stay in for a couple of nights. Our room wasn't amazingly comfortable but it would do for the 2 nights we were in Florence. The big selling point of this hotel was the location - a few minutes walk from the train station as well as the major sights and great market in Florence.

Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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HotelPortaFaenza, Responsabile reception at Porta Faenza, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2014

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Reviewed December 30, 2013

Me and my wife were looking for a basic 3-star in Florence near the train station that served breakfast. We couldn't have asked for a better hotel. It was a very charming hotel with friendly staff. It's a typical European hotel with small rooms and hard beds, but we were fine with that. Good breakfast.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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HotelPortaFaenza, Responsabile reception at Porta Faenza, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2014

Dear Sirs,

Thank you for your kind words. We are all very happy that you enjoyed your stay in our Hotel!!
We really hope to see you again in Florence!!

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Reviewed December 25, 2013

The hotel was a very easy walk from the SMN train station, we followed the map on the website and found it easily. It was also dangerously close to the leather market, so plan to make some purchases! You can meander through the leather market and eventually run straight into the Duomo. Or, one can walk with a purpose towards the duomo and get there in easily less than 10 minutes. The cleanliness of the hotel was great, nothing to complain about there. The service provided by the hotel was very genuine and the employees were helpful and gave thoughtful responses to questions we had about the city, places to eat, tours to take, etc. Now - the rooms. The rooms were very clean, they were spacious and had more than enough room to spread out luggage and all other items picked up after a day of shopping. However, the beds were very basic and while they were not UNcomfortable, they just weren't that comfortable. The bathroom was also quite spacious and there were two shower options: the traditional european shower near the toilet (with fixed shower - head so that both hands are available for use while showering) and a tub with a loose shower head. I, personally, would have preferred for both shower heads to be fixed, but either way, the water was hot and enjoyable. Now, the best little surprise came after the shower, because this hotel has a TOWEL - WARMER - so your towel is warm and ultimately snuggly! The breakfast left much to be desired. While they really did have a variety of pastries, breads, and spreads, it is truly continental and there is no food served hot. It is probably great in the summer, but I prefer a hot breakfast in the winter. The coffee was pretty good. All in all - it is an excellent value for money, I would recommend this hotel to friends and I would absolutely stay here again.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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HotelPortaFaenza, Responsabile reception at Porta Faenza, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2014

Dear Madame,

We are happy to know that you have appreciated the room and all the amneities inside.
For your next stay do not hesitate to contact us or visit our website to do not miss all our special offers.

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Reviewed December 17, 2013

We spent few days here and absolutely loved it.Hotel is soo charming..Great location, few minutes from train station and within walking distance to all main sites..The staff was was good and knowledgeable. Room was spacious and clean. We did book bigger room- superb.Breakfast was great in the lovely breakfast room.I would recommend this hotel gladly.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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HotelPortaFaenza, Responsabile reception at Porta Faenza, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2014

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Reviewed December 10, 2013

We spent a week here and loved its warm helpful staff and prime location near everything we wanted to see in Florence. We especially enjoyed learning from Meri, on the evening front desk, about getting around. She is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the entire city and areas beyond. She helped make our stay such fun. Breakfast was plentiful and delicious; rooms were spacious and clean. We could not ask for more.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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HotelPortaFaenza, Responsabile reception at Porta Faenza, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2014

Dear Sirs.

Thank you for your rate! We are at your disposal the next time you decide to stay in Florence!

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Reviewed December 9, 2013

Super sized rooms for a city hotel and good location about 15 min walk to main sights. Quiet area and friendly staff. Free wifi and safe, unusual for city hotel. Breakfast was excellent with fresh breads, juice, good quality meat and fruit. All fresh and not out of a packet as some city hotels.
Thank you we will be back, we have recommended to our friends.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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HotelPortaFaenza, Responsabile reception at Porta Faenza, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2014

Dear Sirs,

Thank you for your kind words. We are all very happy that you enjoyed your stay in our Hotel!!
We really hope to see you again in Florence!!

Kind Regards
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

My daughter and I had a lovely experience staying in this hotel. The staff at the reception is good and very knowledgeable in furnishing us with information. Breakfast was a welcoming treat for us and the room was kept clean and tidy at all times. Thumbs up for a hotel with great value

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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HotelPortaFaenza, Responsabile reception at Porta Faenza, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2014

Dear Sirs,

Thank you for your contribution and for your appreciative words!

Hope to see you again in our hotel.

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Address: Via Faenza 77n, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#63 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#77 Family Hotel in Florence
Price Range: $88 - $484 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Porta Faenza 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Porta Faenza is situated in Via Faenza - one of the earliest medieval streets in Florence - near Porta Faenza, a gate in the fifteenth-century city walls. It was created in 1997 through the restoration and conversion of Palazzo Pegna, the old residence of a family of merchants, whose original structure has been kept intact. Porta Faenza was part of the city walls and was situated at the end of what is up till now called Via Faenza. It has been so called not for being placed towards the town in Emilia, but from the name of the Nuns from Faenza, who had their convent in the neighbourhood once. Between 1534 and 1537 Porta Faenza was joined to the Fortezza da Basso without being demolished: by watching attentively you can still distinguish its squared profile in the central bastion towards the city or its arch from the inside of the fortress. The Hotel will make you savour the warm atmosphere of the old-time Florentine houses: the tile floor, the exposed beams, the old tools scattered everywhere, together with all the comforts will make it your ideal home in the old Florence. The Hotel Porta Faenza is centrally located, very close to the main railway station (Santa Maria Novella), to Palazzo dei Congressi (the Conference Centre) and to the Fortezza da Basso. The most interesting monuments and museums in Florence are within easy walking distance. For being situated in a pedestrian precinct, the Hotel is a quiet and pleasant place, the ideal point of departure for you to discover Florence and its artistic and cultural life. ... more   less 
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