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“Wonderful hotel in the heart of Florence”
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Hotel Davanzati
Ranked #8 of 420 Hotels in Florence
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“Wonderful hotel in the heart of Florence”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

My wife and I recently stayed at the Hotel Davanzati for five nights. This is a terrific family owned boutique hotel right in the heart of Florence. The location was perfect. The service could not be better. Breakfast was good, the cocktail hour was a nice addition.
Fabrizzio and Thomaso went out of their way to meet all our needs
A terrific hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

The best part of my visit to Florence was staying at the Hotel Davanzati. I had read on TA that the service was exceptional and now I know why. The staff makes a concerted effort to ensure its quests are satisfied. First, the room. It was clean, spacious, comfortable and quiet. I even had a laptop with free internet access (though at the time of our stay, there was a technical problem that prevented using it. This wasn't a problem as the hotel provides free use of iPads for its guests). Second, the breakfast and happy hour. The breakfast offered a good selection of foods and beverages and was served from 8 - 10:30 to satisfy late risers. The hotel offers a happy hour each day from 6:30 - 7:30 with free wine and appetizers in a cozy setting with candlelight and music. Beer and cocktails and wine by the bottle are available for a reasonable fee. Third, the location is ideal. A 4 minute taxi ride from the train station and very close to the Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio. I very highly recommend this hotel!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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NJ
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

This quaint hotel is situated in the heart of Florence. Steps away from Palazzo Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery. Couldn't ask for a better spot. To our surprise, room was very spacious with a separate closet for clothes and safe but a small bathroom. Walls are paper thin, in fact, we were woken up one night by other guests screaming in the lobby area on the 2nd floor. May want to avoid that floor. Toiletries were of very high quality. In fact, so good we brought some home. Breakfast was very simple-plate of meats and cheeses, assortment of fruit, and varied cakes and pastries.

Happy hour from 6:30-7:30 was great. Nice way to mingle with other guests and enjoy wine and prosecco. They also had tv stations in English which was nice. BTW, Wifi worked great at all times.

We booked most of our restaurant reservations in advance except for one night so asked front desk for a recommendation. Turned out to be our worst and most expensive dining experience but this is not to fault Hotel Davanzati. We truly had a great experience and really enjoyed the complimentary bottle of wine to celebrate our special occasion. This is a great boutique hotel in a fabulous location.

Also, be sure to visit the lounge Slowly next door. Great cocktails with exceptional service. We went there almost every night.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

This was my 3rd stay at the Hotel Davanzati - for Florence Marathon in November 2012. As usual the rooms were immaculatelypresented and clean. The staff can't be more helpful, the English spoken is perfect with one of the sons I thought being an American-Italian such was the command and accent. From the email correspondence confirming rooms, to the recommendations you receive upon booking to the assistance you need by phone or email any time you arrive this is like the best service you could ever hope for. They organised trips without any problem - including the incredible Vasari corridor trip in the Uffizzi, which is a must if it is open (expensive but worth it). Add a happy hour of free prosecco and wine every night which allows you to unwind after a day in the city and mingle with other guests in a relaxed fashion what is not to love. Brilliantly located in the centre of town, free wi fi (they even have iPads available for use at reception) and you will not be disappointed at all if you book here. How it is only number 3 i don't know! and frankly a bit of me doesn't want to recommend it because it might be difficult getting in next time I want to!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

My wife and I selected this hotel based on the various reviews on trip advisor. We had a very warm welcome, the staff was extremely friendly and ready to help if we had any question. We were impressed by the room which even included a laptop with Internet access, and the location is really perfect. The breakfast was ok, nothing fancy; in fact a reminder that we were in a 3-stars hotel (nothing bad about it). That being said the price was in our opinion too high and is close to a 4-stars hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

This is my second review of the the Hotel Davanzati. I had visited several years ago with a girlfriend but returned this trip with my husband. It felt like going home again. Fabrizio, Tommaso, Gianluca, you were wonderful to us. Our room was large and lovely and very quiet. It is probably the most spotlessly clean hotel you would ever hope for, but most of all, the warm welcome and feeling you get when you are there is worth so much. It makes being in Florence, my favorite city in the whole world, even better! I love this place so much and the family that runs it are a class act! Thank you guys for a wonderful experience.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

This was my first trip to Europe, we began in Switzerland and made our way through Italy to end in Capri. We will have wonderful memories from Florence and more importantly, Hotel Davanzati, for many years to come. We loved Florence so much that we plan to go back!! We wouldn't want to stay anywhere else but with Tommaso and his staff. They treated us with such warmth and kindness. Loved meeting other guests during the happy hour and breakfast. Our room and bathroom were huge and very clean. Didn't have much of a view, but didn't miss it one bit. The location just can't be beat!!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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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
#9 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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