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“Beautiful small hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel San Gallo Palace
Ranked #52 of 421 Hotels in Florence
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Dallas, TX
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful small hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2009

Thrilled with our choice at the San Gallo. We had room number 82, I think. It was on the lower floor and French doors that led out to a terrace that was so beautiful with sago palms a little table and 2 chairs and terra cotta wall plaques. The room was huge with a nice double mirrored large closet. The bathroom was very large and marble. The people at the desk were so helpful on anything we needed, directions, restaurants. They couldn't provide and iron because it is against regulations to have an iron in your rooms so bring a travel iron if you need one. The only problem with the location of the hotel is that there aren't many restaurants very close to the hotel. We were very tired at night and didn't feel like walking very far to get to the center of things. This hotel is a bit of a walk to all of the attractions. If you aren't tired it's not a problem.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
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Piscataway, NJ
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2009

The San Gallo Palace is a fairly small hotel with a lot of the amenities of a larger hotel combined with the warmth and atmosphere of a good B&B. The room was clean, comfortable & homey (i.e. Not all that spacious). All in all, for about 100 Euro/night, San Gallo was a great value!
The location (Northern side of the city) leads to a lot of walking but the bus is quite convenient and there are a number of truly excellent restaurants nearby. The staff is friendly, helpful and mostly speak much better English than my Italiano :) The breakfasts are delicious- especially the cafe latte, & pastries.
Be advised that there;is a charge for the wifi (about $10/day) and (if you're on any kind of a budget) you'll want to do your own laundry.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2009

We stayed 9 nights and had a terrific stay. Found this hotel highly ranked on Trip Advisor, and it did not disappoint. 3 terrific restaurants (E Oilo past the footbridge for authentic home made pasta in a very intimate setting. The host is the son and very friendly, and the mom is the cook. Highly recommend. Recommended on another Trip Advisor review and the hotel highly recommended.), Persueus (2 blocks away). Don't miss the Fiat chocolate store (Pasticceria) just steps away too on the San Gallo Square. Great service and the rooms are modern, clean and nice amenities. Request a room with a terrace view too. Nice little courtyard in back. Just a 10 minute walk from Florence's city center, but can walk everywhere (train station too.). Definitely would return in the future.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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riccardo2503, front office manager at Hotel San Gallo Palace, responded to this review, November 10, 2009
Dear madam, dear sir,
we thank you for your positive review.
we are happy to read that you
found our hotel beautiful and had
a very nice stay
We are sorry you did not find all the
restaurants of the area , maybe our
reception staff did not mention all
the restaurant names of the surroundings
hoping to see you soon again, best
wishes
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West Lancashire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2009

Stayed for 4 days with husband. Beautiful hotel, beautiful room, gorgeous bathroom, breakfast good with helpful staff. Had a lovely little balcony with our own table and chairs. Reception staff could not have been more pleasant and helpful, always smiling.
If there is one niggle it is the location. About 15/20 minute walk to centre of Florence and you have to negotiate a very busy roundabout with traffic control signals only on two thirds of roundabout, still taxis very cheap and will take you right to the door.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2009

We stayed at the San Gallo for 1 night before an early flight the following morning. Overall it was a good stay, even though it was a short one. The only thing I can think of to complain about is our bathroom which had some sort of unpleasant smell. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. They helped us with some great gelato and restaurant recommendations and with public transit logistics. They even boxed us a breakfast for the next day, when we knew we'd miss the breakfast in the restaurant. Our room rate was ~$125, which is great for Florence.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank esbelli
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New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2009

All the receptionist were helpful ...always,always..giving directions,getting a cab, giving you advice on which is better route for you to take,cab or bus.
Clean and modern bath,nice rooms and enough room to move around.
Our best breakfast experience,fresh fruits were very well displayed.
One of the best western hotel I have ever stayed in.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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jojo917
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2009

The San Gallo Hotel was very nice and very clean. Its no too far from the train station. The staff was incredibly nice. I left 2 sentimental items behind in the hotel and they shipped it to me. They were very helpful with recommending attractions and taking the liberty to book them for us. I highly recommend San Gallo Palace and hope to stay there again in the future.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel San Gallo Palace
Address: Via Lorenzo Il Magnifico 2, 50129, Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Marco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#33 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#42 Business Hotel in Florence
#49 Family Hotel in Florence
#62 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel San Gallo Palace 4*
Number of rooms: 56
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