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Hotel Davanzati
Ranked #9 of 421 Hotels in Florence
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Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

My wife and I stayed at Hotel Davanzati after staying at a much more expensive and "exclusive" hotel. The Davanzati room was very clean, had blackout windows, and had a laptop with free WIFI. It is a BARGAIN when factoring in room rates, 1st class service by the front desk, and its fantastic location. BOOK this place!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lone Tree, Colorado
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62 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

Agree with most of the comments with nothing much to add. It was a nice stay, good, clean, and quiet rooms. Great service from all the family members. They did push their new limo tour on us which I did not appreciate.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Naperville, Illinois
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27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

I guess it says something good about the hotel if you keep going back. Despite the stairs, which get harder all the time, we still love the Davanzati. We always book a double superior room as we like the extra space when we are traveling for a long time. While all our rooms have been nice, this time our room was the largest we have had there. The down side was another 9 or 10 steps up, on top of the 26. It was worth it though.

Fabrizio and family continue to do a wonderful job of being hospitable and helpful. We love the happy hour and getting to meet other travelers. The wifi was the best we had in our month in Italy and the beds were absolutely the most comfortable of any place we have ever stayed.

If you can manage the steps, there is no reason to look any further for a hotel. The location can't be beat.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Reno, Nevada
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93 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

Everything about this hotel is wonderful. The location is convenient to the train station and all major sites. The rooms are very nicely appointed and very comfortable with modern amenities. The room was sparkling clean and made perfect for us everyday. The breakfast selection was excellent with fresh fruit, cereal, yogurt, meat, cheese, pastries, breads, jams, torts, cakes...there was something for everyone's taste. Then there was happy hour from 6:30 to 7:30 with snacks and complimentary beverages. The chianti was our favorite and it was of very good quality. It was a great time to meet other guests and compare notes on local restaurants and discuss past or future destination highlights.

But these amenities are things that any hotel can provide. What sets Hotel Davanzati apart is the outstanding service provided by this family run business. Fabrizio and Tommaso at the front desk skillfully and professionally handled all of your needs down to the smallest detail. The restaurant recommendations that they gave were spot on. Three of our best meals in Italy were in restaurants that they reserved for us, complete with a printout of the restaurant, a confirmation name and a clearly marked map so you knew where you were going. We heard several stories from other guests of tours and unique services that they provided to make their stay wonderful. Each morning at breakfast we were treated to a cheerful smile from Sophia who makes a great cappuccino and made us feel like we were at home at her breakfast table.

I have stayed at hundreds of hotels and Hotel Davanzati ranks among the finest experiences I have ever had. To top it all off, it was the least expensive hotel that I stayed at during our two week Italy trip and they offer a 10% cash discount. I highly recommend this hotel.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

When arriving to the hotel, Tommaso had the porter waiting for our bags. There are a few steps to climb but it was fine! Our room was great and quite big for the standard hotels in Italy. Beds were comfy, TV had English channels and we felt right at home. The happy hour was a great way to meet others and also have a vino! The location of the hotel is fantastic. It is within walking distance to all of the major sights. We unfortunately missed out on a tour with a company due to it being full, however staff at the hotel organised a private car and driver for the same price for the day excursion to the Cinque Terre. We couldn't have asked for better service. Breakfast was lovely and the staff were all very attentive. We liked the idea that it is a family run hotel and the family are very hands on. We will definitely recommend it family & friends.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hoobs12
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Arezzo
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70 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

I don't really want to add much to the other reviews but simply to say the hotel is convenient; the room was well appointed and very quiet; the bed was comfortable; the hotel owners are extremely friendly and helpful, and the happy hour is a good idea. We felt welcome and at home.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank m0ntesansavin0
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Los Angeles
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38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

I don't have any new information but just wanted to add another current review. I agree with all the 4 and 5 stars reviews. If the stairs don't bother you, this is a great choice. I had several scheduling problems including an airline issue which Fabrizio graciously helped me with. I had the single room (really a single room.. with a twin bed) which was immaculate and quiet. Free wifi is a real bonus. Location is perfect. 10% discount for cash was appreciated.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Davanzati
Address: Via Porta Rossa no 5, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#5 Family Hotel in Florence
#8 Green Hotel in Florence
#24 Business Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Davanzati 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is situated in an ancient (1400) typical Florentine building, right next to the Museo of Palazzo Davanzati, in Florence historical center. After very accurate restoration, Davanzati Hotel opens its rooms once again: with original Tuscan furnishing and with all the comforts. The hotel counts 21 rooms: 14 doubles, 4 single rooms, 3 suites equipped with: Air conditioning, Minibar, Sat - TV, Built-in safe, Telephone, High speed Internet connection. Also in the lobby/reception and the breakfast room (which are hot spots with free wireless internet access), there are 2 computers for free use always connected to the web. ... more   less 
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