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Burchianti
Ranked #150 of 422 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco, CA
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Charming hotel!”
Reviewed June 18, 2006

I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone with the warning that it is imperative that one requests a quiet room. Other reviews have stated this warning as well. Our room was not quiet and unfortunately they were full and did not have another to give us. The street outside is very, very loud. But, we still had a great time at this charming hotel.

Mario, the concierge/manager, was one of the nicest people I met in Italy. He was extremely helpful with giving my wife and I directions to several places. He also recommended several "non-tourist" attractions in Florence. Other staff members were very nice as well. Breakfast was adequate (but not great).

Our room was a larger room (even by European standards) as was the bathroom. The showers are incredible!! Very, very clean. Room included a TV, small fridge and a safe.
The location is excellent (just a 3 min. walk to the train station and also to the Duomo, 10 min. to Ponte Vechhio). However, the hotel is tough to locate. If you're walking from the station, keep your eyes peeled for the small plaque on the street wall. Otherwise, the taxi driver should know the address.

We had a great time during our three nights despite the noise outside. I would definitely recommend!

  • Stayed June 2006
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Reviewed April 30, 2006

Our stay in late April confirms what others have written about the atmosphere, location and freindliness of the staff. If you want to feel as if you're in Florence and nowhere else this is the place. Mario, the concierge/manager, is enormously helpful.

BUT, if you need quiet to sleep, you must ask for a quiet room. The quiet rooms have double glazed windows or are in the rear. The larger rooms with the frescoed ceilings are in the front and along the street. Some are double glazed and some not yet. It makes a huge difference. For two nights we had a single glazed room. All night long it sounded as if people were sticking their heads in the windows and shouting directly into the room. This is not an exaggeration. Wildly loud. Our second two nights, after a two day outing to Montepulciano (also highly recommended) we got a room next door to our previous room and it was a world of difference. Very quiet.

Ignore this advice at peril to your sleep.

  • Stayed April 2006
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Reviewed March 20, 2006

No, it isn't The Ritz but it most definitely is a pleasant, non-touristy place to stay. My two friends and I, all from New York, stayed ten days in the big end room with the wonderful painted ceiling and walls. Lots of space, a modern bathroom, a terrific location within walking distance to just about everywhere. Our hostess spoke almost no English and the guests were a diverse group including a couple long-term residents. We were pointed to perhaps the best restaurant of our trip. Yes, there are those medieval-sounding, echoing click-clacks from the alley late at night when the workers and young are all heading home but it's well worth it to adjust to these sounds of the neighborhood. We did and would do it again in a minute.

  • Stayed May 2005
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Reviewed November 26, 2005

We booked two rooms at the Hotel Burchianti in November. They were absolutely beautiful, spacious, and clean. The hotel is very small--10 rooms on one floor with an elevator from the street. We found the steet to be very quiet, but we are urban dwellers and are used to some city noise. After being there a short time, we started referring to the Burchianti as "home". The staff is a treasure. The location was especially good for art lovers.

  • Stayed November 2005
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Reviewed July 8, 2005

I stumbled onto the Hotel Burchianti and am definitely planning to use it as my home base when in Florence. I was looking for a place near the train station as I did not want to pay for a cab. It is a quick 5 minute walk from Santa Maria Novella and is just a block to the San Marco church. The owner is a charming lady who spoke as little English as I did Italian. Yet, she managed to convey all the necessary information with charm and hospitality and we seemed to understand each other just fine. I felt as if I was being ushered into her home for a visit. My room was a small and very comfortable single room.... without the frescos that seem to adorn the other rooms. It looked out over a courtyard and was extremely comfortable and quiet. The air conditioner worked great (an important factor in July). Breakfast was delicious, complete with superb cappucciino. Overall, it was extremely homey and charming.

  • Stayed July 2005
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Reviewed January 19, 2005

We stayed at the Burchianti in early January. The room was extremely spacious, and the four post bed and fresco on the ceiling gave the room a great splash of character. However, the bathroom was not as clean as those you find at a larger hotel, and the worst part was the noise...Our room looked over an alley that was apparently the dumping ground for a number of restaurants, as we heard bottles being dumped into recycling bins late into the night. If you want to get to sleep before 2-3 a.m., I would look somewhere else for lodging.

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Reviewed October 17, 2004

I stayed at the Hotel Burchianti in October and found it to be quite wonderful. The room was very spacious and the bathroom was quite nice. The frescoed ceiling was beautiful and in combination with the canopied bed made for quite a romantic room. The hotel was conveniently located within walking distance of the train station and all of the major sites. I would definitely stay there again and only hope that their price stays so reasonable!

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Property: Burchianti
Address: Via del Giglio 8, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#63 Family Hotel in Florence
#68 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Burchianti 3*
Number of rooms: 41
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