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“Awesome Family Hotel”
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Hotel Davanzati
Ranked #12 of 409 Hotels in Florence
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Our room was a junior suite and was very comfortable. The hotel is attractive, clean. One could not find a more helpful, informative, kind hotel staff than the family that owns this hotel. Fabricio, his wife Patricia, and his son Tommaso became our friends as well as our hosts. Our conversations ranged from travel issues to Italian politics, and we felt that the Davanzati was our Florentine home. This hotel is awesomely located, a few minutes walk from the Piazza Signoria and the Uffizi museum. Giovanni was our hotel driver, and he also was gracious and enormously helpful One caution, and the hotel warns about this. There are some steep steps to climb before one reaches the hotel elevator, so very elderly or disabled persons might have considerable difficulty.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

I was recommended this hotel during my stay in Florence and was really glad I booked it. I recommend booking in advance to secure your room. As you can see from the previous reviews this place is a keeper.

Although some may complain about the avg price of a night in the hotel but the perks you get are worth it.

First, the location of the hotel is very close to the train station and pretty much everything else in Florence that you would want to see.- walking distance from the train station ( 10-15 minutes )

Upon arrival you get the feeling that this family run business takes pride in being a reputable hotel.

Me and my girlfriend were luckier and got upgraded to a handicap room which had a larger bathroom which was a bonus. The room is very clean and the bed comfortable as well. The movies are free in the room which was a great bonus when you want a relaxing night after dinner. Feel safe with your valuables securely nestled in the rooms safe.

The complimentary breakfasts surprised me! They had virtually everything. Croissants, coffee, fruit, yogurt. As these items would cost you a pretty penny on the street- the price tag for this hotel starts to be justified more and more.

If the complimentary breakfast wasn't enough, the " happy hour" is the icing on the cake. The happy hour takes place around 6-7pm for two hours where there is free wine, soda and little snacks. I found this to be great as you get to mingle with the fellow guests and have a few glasses of wine on the house.

I really enjoyed my time there and will not look at another hotel when going back to Florence.

Highly recommend! Hats off to you Davanzati :)

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

We loved this hotel! It was more on the pricier side, but worth it! Clean rooms, and washrooms, quiet, awesome happy hour every night and the breakfast every morning was the bomb! (Cappuccinos, juice, fruit, yogurt, croissants, etc!)

Great location, close to attractions and train station! Would recommend to anyone!!

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

We stayed here for two nights in January and wished we could have stayed longer. We had a really lovely triple room which was very spacious and spotlessly clean. The decor in the room was a mixture of old and new and had a wonderful piece of wall that had been left as exposed brick and then adorned with a rough sketch style painting. It was very unique and added to the ambience of staying in such a wonderful art driven town like Florence. Breakfast was served in a small dining room and was very good. The staff were very friendly and helpful right down to providing us with transport to the train station on our departure. There are quite a few stairs to climb in this hotel before you actually reach the elevator but this should not put you off because it is a very small inconvenience. The most wonderful thing about this hotel is its location. The old city of Florence is quite compact and easily gotten around on foot and this hotel is only a stone's throw from all the major draw cards yet it is tucked away on a quiet side street and so traffic noise is not an issue. There are many restaurants very close by and it is not too far a walk to the train station. There is even a laundromat only about a five minute walk away for those that need that service. We really enjoyed our stay here and I would have no hesitation in recommending it to other travellers.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

We throughly enjoyed this hotel! It is in a wonderful location and Fabrizio is so helpful. The room is clean and a great size for a family! If you are looking for a place to stay in Florence this is it!

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Reviewed March 13, 2013

I was hesitant about staying here as the second most mentioned fact is the stairs and having knee problems it was certainly good to know about this. But my major consideration was a central location and there being free WIFI available in the rooms. This is what swayed me to eventually opt to stay here. I had already stayed in another hotel in the city where wifi was only available in the lounge and there were always problems getting connected - and staying connected was another issue.
What an excellent decision it was to stay at Hoptel Davanzati. The stairs are not as bad as they are made out to be. I coped quite easily with them, but then I am not on crutches or using a stick to get along! This as a gem of a place and its location makes up for any shortcomings you may read about in other reviews. The hotel is perfectly situated in the historical area of Florence and is a short walk to all the main attractions one should see on a visit to the most beautiful city in all of Italy. The main shopping street is a two minute stroll away and the area has numerous excellent restaurants in close proximity.

The "happy hour" tradition is a great idea, especially for solo travellers. I met a lovely family from the US over drinks and we enjoyed meeting up each evening to share our stories of the day's activities.
Would I return? Most definitely!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about 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
#9 Green Hotel in Florence
#24 Business Hotel in Florence
Price Range: $132 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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