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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Great location near to everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. Umber to was a very polite and helpful host. All in all, the hotel exceeded our expectations as we expected less comfort for the price that we paid.

Thank Oscar C
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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161 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Super old home with fresco remains from a few hundred years ago! Pros: Right next door to the Duomo. Like...'I'm staring at it outside of my window. Incredible location!!! Affordable Super nice owner Comfortable and cute Cons: The wifi is not strong with this one from our room. It works great otherwise. Sheets on my twin bed were old and... More 

Thank MuchLoveandAloha
Burlington, Vermont
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Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

My husband and I spent 3 nights here and had a great stay. The room was clean, had our own shower and AC which worked perfect. A nice view of the busy streets outside. It's very old, so lots of character, high ceilings, large room, perfect location what more could you ask for.

Thank Majewel
London, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

We stayed here for one night and loved it. It's great value for money, staff are very friendly, it's clean, quiet and safe. Our room had air conditioning and we slept very well. We could not have wished for a better place for the price we paid.

1 Thank lewis111
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Cute hotel in an incredible location, right next to the Duomo. The owner is very friendly and helpful. Clean and nice set up. We had a share bathroom which was down the hall but it is able to be locked so it is very private. Only issue was the lack of air conditioning which makes it extremely hot in the... More 

Thank Lauren B
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Reviewed 12 July 2015

I've stayed here a few times and find it hard to beat the location and value. It's ina really old building with a tiny little elevator to get up there and all the rooms share a few bathrooms but I've never had to wait for a toilet or shower. The staff is always very friendly and helpful and seriously you... More 

2 Thank ChefBilly22
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Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights at Hotel San Giovanni and we enjoyed it a lot. Could hardly have asked for a better location as we were placed in their annex with a view overlooking the San Lorenzo square. The owner, Umberto, was ver friendly and inviting and offered to help us with any bookings and arrangements we required. The only complaints... More 

2 Thank Christian H
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Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

Room literally looked over the duomo. No frills hotel, room was spacious, clean and had a bathroom (not attached). Room wasn't anything fancy but it was charming and cute. Staff were friendly and accomodating. If you want an unforgettable location look no further! Wifi was a little dodgy at times though.

1 Thank RobCar94
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

We had 4 nights here in April.The location in fantastic as once you exit the building you are in the middle of Florence. The room we had was huge and with an ensuite. The view out the window is also great. However the rooms, like the building itself, are about 400 years old so whilst adequate are not fancy. It... More 

1 Thank Leighton P
Toronto, Canada
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43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015

This hotel was probably built when the Duomo was built. It's so old! For someone who's used to staying in modern places - I would love to see this hotel get a renovation because the location is unbeatable. The floors were creaky, the decoration was grandma-like, and everything was wooden. The double bed was also just two twin beds pushed... More 

2 Thank Sophie C

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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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel San Giovanni is a characteristic old worldly Florentine pensione. It is located in the heart of Florence's historical center right on the corner of Piazza San Giovanni (the cathedral square). This superb location means all of city museums, galleries and other tourist attractions are within a short walking distance from the hotel. The hotel is located in two medieval tower buildings that in the 16th century became the bishops private residence. Today it is still possible to see in some of the rooms the original frescos. You will enjoy the amazing view from your window of one the world's most beautiful piazza. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel San Giovanni

Address: Via Dei Cerretani 2, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Price Range: €41 - €88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel San Giovanni 1*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
San Giovanni Hotel
San Giovanni Florence
Hotel Style:
#14 Best Value Hotel in Florence
#144 Romantic Hotel in Florence
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“all the rooms seem charming !! as for a view of the Doma”
 of 5 bubbles rlmptl, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Only Room6 has private en-suite bath + great view. Rooms 3, 4 & 5 have Duomo but locked, private baths are across the hall.”
 of 5 bubbles tesoromiofamily, 16 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Great view of the Duomo in a clean room for an excellent rate.”
 of 5 bubbles kawp424, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view.”
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“Don't stay”
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