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Il Ghiro
Ranked #51 of 305 Specialty Lodging in Florence
Roberts Creek, Canada
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“excellent accomodations”
Reviewed July 23, 2011

My Husband and I had booked ll Ghiro and were upgraded to the New accomodations 2 doors down at Locanda Bencidormi. We were warmly greeted by Roberto who helped us with our bags. Bencidormi is really modern, and comfortable with many eco friendly features.
I don't think you could beat the location. Several great restraunts in the same block ,(one right at the bottom of the stairs) You are no more than 5 -10 minutes from The Duomo and the centre of Florence.
Roberto and Pauloa are excellent hosts , they take pride in their new hotel and keep it spotlessly clean. I would strongly recommend Locanda Bencidormi for the budget consious traveller. It is great value for your money...We would definatly stay here again....

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 21, 2011

I stayed at Il Ghiro with a two other friends and had a great stay. The room was large and clean. The staff was great and extremely friendly. They offered to help us carry our bags upstairs and let us leave our bags all day after checkout. You can walk almost everywhere in Florence and Il Ghiro is in a central location. I would definitely recommend friends to stay here.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 26, 2011

We stayed in the new block, and it was lovely and clean, modern but with nice old touches like the beams and window arch. Room was quite small but with everything, good shower en suite, and there was a great communal area with computer (on internet), fridge, cooking facilities and coffee maker with coffee provided. Owners were helpful and friendly, all in all a very pleasant stay in a beautiful city, couldn't have asked for much more

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed June 21, 2011

No joke, this was the best, cleanest, most amazing spot I could have imagined. I have stayed in a few other hostels in Italy and they were disgusting. This place should cost 5x the amount that I paid. The rooms are perfect. You go through a main entrance on a not busy street, then this cute man shows you to your room and gives you a key. The room is clean and completely re-done. The walls are white, the floors and clean and the bathroom is immaculate. I would recommend this to my grandparents if they ever went to Italy let alone ANY of my friends. Please keep this place busy to make sure they are open for the next time I visit. Thanks!!!

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane
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Reviewed June 6, 2011

We stayed only two nights but the place it is really nice. The street numbers are a bit odd in Florence with the black numbers referring to Homes and sometimes hotels and the red numbers for shops. In saying that dont trust google maps to pin point number 63 as it places it on the wrong side of the street. Walking down via Nazionale from the train main train station (with train tracks behind you, exit the station on the left hand side) the b&b street is the second street. The maps places number 63 on the right side but it is in fact on the left hand side. 63 is just 50 meters down on the left hand side. The owners are great and very attentive. They were waiting for us while having lunch at a trattoria in view of the building door. We booked a room with private bathroom and toilet and it was fantastic. They actually own a floor with rooms a couple of doors down which was great as they were on the first floor instead of the third floor at n. 63. The place was modern, new and spotless. Free good wi fi. A computer and a kitchen well appointed although we chose to eat out. The room was beautiful ( room 7 ) light blue walls, high ceiling with exposed wood beams. Bathroom, shower and toilet all new. With air conditioning and a small flat screen tv on the wall. Really great value for the price and the central and accessible location. Quiet place but friendly feel. A short walk to the Duomo with plenty of small cute restaurants in the same street. A++++++++++++

  • Stayed June 2011
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed May 26, 2011

My fiance and I stayed at Il Ghiro for 2 nights while on a whirlwind mini-tour of Europe. We searched in advance for inexpensive, but quality hostels or hotels that would allow us to maximize our stay in each city. Il Ghiro fit the bill perfectly! The atmosphere was bright and friendly, the accommodations were extremely clean... but the LOCATION is what made this place unbeatable. The Il Ghiro "hostel" (i'd liken more to a small hotel) is barely 1 block from the Firenze train station, and within in short walking distance of every major attraction in Florence. Plenty of amazing restaurants and gelaterias are right around the corner. If you're looking for simple and clean inexpensive rooms in the heart of Florence, look no further.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed May 20, 2011

Staying at Il Ghiro was an absolute treat! They had just finished renovating the new location right next door and we were the first to stay in the "Green Room". The amenities were great and the renovations were done very well. Our room had a private bathroom, queen bed, small flat panel tv with cable, and a large armoir for clothes. Right outside the room was a brand new computer with free internet, a full size kitchen with all utensils, an espresso machine with free coffee pods, and a large flat panel tv on the wall. Free wifi was available, but we couldn't seem to connect with our iPods. I'm guessing this kink has been worked out since we stayed. The owners were extremely nice and helpful during our stay. The location is easy to reach from the train station, and is also very close to the central market. If you stay here, we highly recommend eating at Zaza.

If you're going to stay in Florence and you're looking for an economical/comfortable choice, go with Il Ghiro, you won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Il Ghiro
Address: Via Faenza 63, 50123, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #51 of 305 Specialty Lodging in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Il Ghiro is a small Guesthouse just two blocks from the Railway Station of Santa Maria Novella and one from S.Lorenzo market , in a quiet pedestrian street.Credit cards accepted , free luggage storage on arrival and departure. Free WI-FI in the rooms and one PC at your disposal in the lounge, 24/7. Kitchen facilities, coffee maker and water kettle included. TV- DVD SAT in every room and air-conditioning in the ensuite rooms. Laundry available. Complimentary coffee & tea . ... more   less 
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