We chose this because of its location and the fact that it had air conditioning. I'm not sure why it is considered a 2 star property as the furnishings were very out of date and there was no shower stall (you pulled the shower curtain across the toilet area and the water went into the floor drain). The internet allowed you to sign in once (in the evening) but when we tried in the morning to plan our day, it didn't allow us to sign back in and the desk clerk didn't know anything about computers/internet.
There was a breakfast, which was nice and very convenient. And, we were there during a hot spell, so having a/c was great!
The biggest drawback was that it was a gated hotel, so you had to wait to be buzzed in. It felt a little like we were naughty teenagers coming in after curfew.
I would not stay here again and I would encourage others to find a different hotel in the same price range.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in Florence's historic centre, this 2-star hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Duomo Cathedral and the Santa Maria Railway Station. It offers free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception. The Guelfa Hotel features air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV, en suite facilities and free Wi-Fi access. You will receive discounted parking rates in a nearby garage. The Guelfa provides a bright TV room and serves a typical Italian breakfast daily. The Guelfa is less than 500 metres from the Accademia Gallery and the trai station Santa Maria Novella and Duomo. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Guelfa Hotel Florence