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“Excellent location for the price”
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Hotel San Giovanni
Ranked #269 of 411 Hotels in Florence
Reviewed July 20, 2013

Can't beat the location; view of the Duomo square from our window! Very roomy and comfortable room. Shared bath wasn't a problem (always one available). Wifi only in common area. A bit loud due to street traffic, but completely blocked if the windows are closed.
Overall, great value!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

The hotel was as we expected, and had everything we needed. The beds are firm but comfortable and we had a view of the Duomo square out of our window. Couldn't beat the location. The host at this hotel is very helpful, and recommended great restaurants that we tried on the two nights we had in Florence. The room did not have airconditioning but it had a standing fan which worked fine for us even in the 35C degree heat. Overall, a great stay and good value for money.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel for 5 nights this June. The very best thing about this hotel is its location. You're literally in the center of Florence and thus can walk anywhere. The owner Umberto (my apologies in advance if I spell his name wrong) is very friendly. The room is comfortable enough for 2 persons and clean. If I still couldn't afford a 4 or 5 star hotel the next time I visit Florence, I'd definitely stay here again (lol).

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Please note that Hotel San Giovanni is not a 4 star luxury hotel. That is not the experience you will have if you stay there. But let me tell you what experience you will have: the experence of staying in a 800 year old house the antique fresco's decorating the walls, a view of the duomo from your bedroom window, falling asleep to the sounds of Piazza San Giovanni, or, if you like, enjoying the sights and sounds yourself and not having to worry about a long walk home after the partying is done. The Hotel itself is well kept, clean, and safe. I would not have an issue staying there as a single woman traveling alone. Above all, however, the hotel's location simply cannot be beat.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Perfect location with a view of the Duomo. We had a shared bathroom which was always available and clean.
Wi fi not available in rooms but available in the common area. Very helpful owner . Worthwhile recommendations for restaurants and travel etc. 10 mins from station. Good value in Florence.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

This hotel provided great value at the time of our stay (Easter weekend). For 75 Euros a night, it provided simple, clean accomodations within walking distance of the train station, and just steps from the Duomo. The bathrooms are located outside the bedrooms, and can be either shared or private depending on how much you pay, but were kept clean. Our room's window opened up to a view to the left of the Duomo, and one night there were even performers playing music right below our window (in front of a large crowd in the street below). Although the furniture (all wood) was a bit dated compared to other hotels we stayed at in Venice and Rome, my significant other felt it gave the place character and charm. The only downside was that the free Wifi is only accessible from the lobby, not the room, but that wasn't too inconvenient since we spent most of our stay outside seeing the sights.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

stayed here for 2 nights... great location.... 10 minute walk from train station.... simple basic hotel with great view of the Duomo....
hotel itself is quiet hotel with basic room.... our room had 2 beds.... with a private bathroom across from our room..
no service and no receptionist (the guy that manages it is in the hotel for few hours in morning and afternoon)

the only bad part is the wifi... wifi reception is only good in the main front hall of the hotel... does not reach to the rooms....

other than that, the hotel is a simple place to stay with a good price

would defintely stay here again for basic hotel

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel San Giovanni

Address: Via Dei Cerretani 2, 50123, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#11 Best Value Hotel in Florence
#144 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range: $47 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel San Giovanni 1*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel San Giovanni is a characteristic old worldly Florentine pensione. It is located in the heart of Florence's historical center right on the corner of Piazza San Giovanni (the cathedral square). This superb location means all of city museums, galleries and other tourist attractions are within a short walking distance from the hotel. The hotel is located in two medieval tower buildings that in the 16th century became the bishops private residence. Today it is still possible to see in some of the rooms the original frescos. You will enjoy the amazing view from your window of one the world's most beautiful piazza. ... more   less 
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