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“A great hotel in a great location”
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Porta Faenza
Ranked #70 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 8, 2010

The Hotel Porta Faenza is a lovely, family run hotel within four minutes walk to the Convention Centre in Florence. This small hotel has friendly and helpful staff, a wonderful ambiance, a great breakfast and is minutes away from everything you could want to see in Florence. The staff helped us arrange cooking classes and day trips and made accurate recommendations as to which trips would be the best for our money. Several small stores are nearby for supplies and with all the reasonably priced and excellent restaurants nearby we had a hard time choosing where to eat each day. If you get a chance, the MUST visit restaurant is Il Latini- a tradition for years! I would highly recommend this hotel if you want to avoid the sterile, cookie cutter hotel chains and stay in a historic, authentic location.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 8, 2010

Excellent location; very comfortable room and very quiet; good breakfast; internet available.

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

We stayed 4 nights in this hotel and would highly recommend it.

Room was really big, we had room 2 on the ground floor which had 2 single beds and a double sofabed, which was very comfortable. The room had a small private terrace which was an added bonus. Although we didn't use it the mini bar was reasonably priced. There are lots of little shops nearby and quite a few places to eat.

Staff were very friendly with excellent English. Breakfast was great and plentiful.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 25, 2010

The hotel was very charming with its high rooms and picturesque details. It was built in the eighteenth century and was converted into a hotel in 1997. The staff was really nice and even offered to book us museum tickets etc. The only downside for us was that the hotel has a few rooms with windows to the street and we stayed in one of them. In the mornings, we were woken up a couple of times by the noises coming from the street.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 21, 2010

I booked this hotel based on Trip Advisor reviews and was not disappointed. First of all, the location is just two blocks from the train station, great for arrivals. It's also an easy, short walk to all the tourist attractions. Then their are the numerous good restaurants close by. In fact, our favorite was right next door. The hotel itself was old, as are all the hotels, but charming and clean.The excellent bathrooms were large for Italian hotels and very modern. What puts this hotel over the top was the incredible staff who went out of their way to help in any way they could. I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 20, 2010

My sister, friend and I absolutely adored Porta Faenza! it is such a charming hotel. The staff is very concerned with making their guests comfortable. We had a triple room that was quite large. I love the little extras they provided: DVD movies, free internet access, wine glasses should you need any. The location is perfect for everything. It is a 7 minute walk to the train station, a 10 minute walk to the Duomo and the market. I will definitely stay here again when I return to Florence

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 19, 2010

Very impressed by this hotel. Both myself and my girlfriend had a very nice experience. The staff were really helpful and they had very good English. the Breakfast was really nice and the location was spot on. we even had a little terrace off our room. It was warm and clean and the bathroom was nice and big. Overall we were very impressed by this hotel and i would recommend anyone to stay there. Compared with the fancy hotels directly in the center, this had a lovely feeling and charm to the place. I really liked the old furniture and little artifacts dotted all over the lobby.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Porta Faenza

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:
#55 Family Hotel in Florence
#63 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range: $79 - $254 (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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