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Porta Faenza

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Covington, Kentucky
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We took a trip to Italy in mid October and stayed at Porta Faenza. Great location to all the major sites in Florence. You're just a few blocks away from the train station, street market, and the Duomo. The room was nice and clean. Very safe and reasonably priced hotel. The staff was kind and very helpful with tips for...

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Dear Drewcious, Thank you for your contribution! We are at your disposal the next time you decide to stay in Florence! Best Regards Hotel Porta Faenza *** - Florence

Shepperton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Location is very convenient for the centre of Florence, the main railway station, and local restaurants and cafes. A straightforward short stroll to the Duomo. It is a charming old building, in the heart of Florence. The staff are very helpful and spoke good English. Don't expect spacious reception, bar or a restaurant - but you don't need this because...

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HotelPortaFaenza, Responsabile reception at Porta Faenza, responded to this review

Dear jancat2016, Thank you very much for your kind feedback, It is a pleasure for us to know that you enjoyed your stay with us!! We hope to can welcome you again in our hotel in the future. Best Regards Hotel Porta Faenza *** - Florence

Flackwell Heath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2016

It is a very quaint hotel in walking distance to the sights. Very convenient for all aspects, train station, restaurants, parks, places of interests. As a single traveller I was delighted with my big room as often one could end up in something not bigger than a cupboard.! The tea tray is always welcome! The staff were very competent and...

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HotelPortaFaenza, Responsabile reception at Porta Faenza, responded to this review

Dear liliane402, thank you for your wonderful review, we’re so happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to have you back as our welcome guest. Best Regards Hotel Porta Faenza *** - Florence

Tamworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2016

wasn't very happy after leaving that we were charged £40 for parking in carpark hotel told us to park in in description makes out like its soothing to do with them but its a private carpark hate been cheated so will not be returning honesty allways wins over in the end

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HotelPortaFaenza, Responsabile reception at Porta Faenza, responded to this review

Dear vwandytom, we are so sorry for this matter but we would like to inform you that in every website and also in a folder at the reception desk, you can see that we have an affiliated Garage available near the hotel for the cost of 21,00 € per day (or 26,00 € for station wagons and oversize cars). We...

Lodi, New Jersey
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Four of us stayed here the end of May 2016. We spent two weeks in Italy and this was our stopover in Florence. The hotel is located very close to the train station and not from most of the sights. The room has all hardwood floors and a large tiled bathroom. The windows open for fresh air and it was...

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Dear Crewguy, Thank you for your kind words. We are all very happy that you enjoyed your stay in our Hotel!! We really hope to see you again in Florence!! Best Regards Hotel Porta Faenza *** - Florence

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We stayed at this hotel for 5 nights in September. It is very well situated in Florence and was within walking distance of everything that we planned to go see. The staff were extremely pleasant, spoke English well and provided very good restaurant recommendations. The rooms although a bit small were clean and comfortable. The breakfast area had lots of...

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Dear Paula897, We’re so happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to have you back as our welcome guest. Best Regards Hotel Porta Faenza *** - Florence

Seattle, Washington, United States
Reviewed 8 October 2016

On our second trip to Italy, my wife and I once more stayed at Porta Faenza. It's a very short walk from the train and a quick taxi from the airport. The staff is really wonderful. They speak very good English and helped us with reservations and restaurant recommendations. It is super close to Santa Nouvella and the Medichi Chapel,...

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Dear Scott S, Thank you for your contribution and for appreciating our hospitality! We will be very happy to see you again at Hotel Porta Faenza! A warm greetings and thanks from our staff Hotel Porta Faenza *** - Florence

Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 6 nights. Very clean and comfortable hotel. Excellent breakfasts with plenty of choice. The staff frequently topped up all of the breakfast supplies. All of the staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. Very comfortable beds and pillows. Plenty of fluffy towels in the bathrooms. The only negative was the room we were allocated initially (106) had an...

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Dear AMJennison, thank you so much for your review. We always try to assure a pleasant stay at our customers! We hope to can welcome you again in our hotel in the future! Best Regards Hotel Porta Faenza *** - Florence

North Narrabeen, Australia
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We are two friends on a motorcycle trip of Italy and this hotel was perfect for our stay in Florence. Everything of interest is in walking distance and the hotel staff are very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good and there was parking for our motorcycles nearby. Definitely worth staying.

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Dear Martino1948, thank you so much for your review, we will be very happy to see you again at Hotel Porta Faenza! A warm greetings and thanks from our staff Hotel Porta Faenza *** - Florence

New York
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We have stayed here often. Hotel is lovely, location (near the huge outdoor market, indoor food market, 10 minute walk to the Duomo, also to the Academia to see Michelangelo's David) is great. Also just a few blocks from the train station (though on a quiet street). Hotel also has reduced fee arrangement with parking garage a block away. Nice...

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Dear MartiNewYork, Thank you very much for your kind feedback, It is a pleasure for us to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us!! Best Regards Hotel Porta Faenza *** - Florence

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Staying in San Lorenzo

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San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo’s lively merchants shout out from behind stalls with an array of products in one of the most traditional neighborhoods in Florence. Different ethnic groups join together in the large outdoor market of San Lorenzo and in the Central Market, a vast multi-floored building. Visitors are bound to fall in love with this area and in particular, with its variety of food, especially those focusing on Florentine dishes as well as international selections. Nobody leaves San Lorenzo without a shopping bag in hand or with an empty stomach.
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Smoking rooms available
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel Porta Faenza is situated in Via Faenza - one of the earliest medieval streets in Florence - near Porta Faenza, a gate in the fifteenth-century city walls. It was created in 1997 through the restoration and conversion of Palazzo Pegna, the old residence of a family of merchants, whose original structure has been kept intact. Porta Faenza was part of the city walls and was situated at the end of what is up till now called Via Faenza. It has been so called not for being placed towards the town in Emilia, but from the name of the Nuns from Faenza, who had their convent in the neighbourhood once. Between 1534 and 1537 Porta Faenza was joined to the Fortezza da Basso without being demolished: by watching attentively you can still distinguish its squared profile in the central bastion towards the city or its arch from the inside of the fortress. The Hotel will make you savour the warm atmosphere of the old-time Florentine houses: the tile floor, the exposed beams, the old tools scattered everywhere, together with all the comforts will make it your ideal home in the old Florence. The Hotel Porta Faenza is centrally located, very close to the main railway station (Santa Maria Novella), to Palazzo dei Congressi (the Conference Centre) and to the Fortezza da Basso. The most interesting monuments and museums in Florence are within easy walking distance. For being situated in a pedestrian precinct, the Hotel is a quiet and pleasant place, the ideal point of departure for you to discover Florence and its artistic and cultural life. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Porta Faenza

Address: Via Faenza 77n, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Price Range: €90 - €395 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Porta Faenza 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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#63 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#77 Family Hotel in Florence
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“Get one that doesn't smell of sewage!”
cirrus680, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“there was no noise as the windows were solid and double.I had a view unto the Via Faenza and no problem at all”
liliane402, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Our room was on the ground floor that allowed for the small patio outside.”
angies1207, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The Elevator is weird. Try something lower.”
or_current_resident, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The family room for 5 was surprisingly spacious and well laid out.”
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