We stayed here for two nights on our honeymoon. It was in a fantastic location, not too busy and near everything. It was also really close to Santa Maria train station! There are some nice restaurants really close by too (I wouldn't recommend the second restaurant to the right when you walk out though, sorry can't remember the name!) the room itself was pretty standard, dated decor but that's keeping with the theme of the place. We were in the 2nd floor and the rooms were very quiet, bed was comfortable and we slept well both nights. The staff were really nice and friendly too. The only reason we didn't give this room was a 5 was that there were issues with the sewerage in the bathroom, we said something to reception and they sort of fixed it but the smell in the morning after the door had been closed all night was pretty unbearable. Luckily we were only staying 2 nights or it could have been a horrible experience! But anyway hopefully it's all fixed now. We would definitely stay here again!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Porta Faenza Florence
- Porta Faenza Hotel Florence