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Albergo Franceschi Hotel

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Piazza Francesco Ferrucci 121 Gavinana, Pistoia Italy
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#18 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Pistoia
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See why so many travellers make Albergo Franceschi Hotel their small hotel of choice when visiting Pistoia. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a romantic setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Rooms at Albergo Franceschi Hotel provide air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

You can also enjoy an on-site restaurant while staying at Albergo Franceschi Hotel.

While visiting Pistoia, you may want to try some hotpot at one of the nearby restaurants, such as La Grande Cina.

Pistoia is also known for some great historic sites, including Church of San Francesco Pistoia, Chiesa di San Leone, and Palazzo Pretorio, which are not too far from Albergo Franceschi Hotel.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Albergo Franceschi Hotel as you experience all of the things Pistoia has to offer.

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Eddylevel wrote a review Oct 2019
Glastonbury, United Kingdom175 contributions142 helpful votes
Most UK visitors to this hotel will have been booked by Saga, as we were. The consensus seems to be that it’s quirky charm and warm family run atmosphere make it a much superior place to stay compared with larger and more impersonal holiday venues. I can’t agree. While acknowledging its appeal, the standard of accommodation is so low that it really can’t be recommended. Initially, we couldn’t even find the W.C. in the tiny en suite - it eventually emerged from behind the shower curtain actually in the shower cubicle! Furniture was old and inadequate storage-wise, with no comfortable seating, the walls were sepia-coloured and cracked, carpets worn and discoloured. Everything was clean however. The village is small with little to do, the hillside walks steep and charmless. Not a great holiday venue, Saga!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Bertie65 wrote a review Jun 2019
London, United Kingdom97 contributions82 helpful votes
I stayed here with Saga in April and enjoyed it very much. I spent half of my time doing cultural things and half walking in this beautiful area high up in the mountains. The food is excellent and so is the service. The Franceschi's are a lovely family and made our group so welcome. I much enjoyed dancing with Pietro on the Gala Dinner evening. The views from my room were lovely. The only problem I had is that there are no curtains so the room was light at night and I could not reach the shutters on the outside. There is tea, coffee and cake every afternoon at 4.30. The toilet is in the shower so one has to dry the toilet seat off with a towel if a shower has recently been taken! I liked walking along the old railway track from Gavinana to San Marcello. There are waterfalls and in the Spring lots of wild flowers. San Marcello is bigger than Gavinana and has a Co-op. I also visited the pedestrian suspension bridge at Mammiano which is accessible by bus from San Marcello and the views are lovely. It is worth getting the bus from San Marcello up to Cutigliano which is a tiny medieval town further up the mountain but you do have to change buses a couple of times. Most of the time the buses are the 20 seater ones but if you want to go to Pistoia you have to change at Campo Tizzoro on to a bigger bus. . It is possible to visit Florence easily from the hotel. Take the bus to Pistoia Station and trains are about every 10 minutes. It takes about one and a half hours to get there.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Kilravock1 wrote a review May 2019
vancouver island, canada41 contributions14 helpful votes
We enjoyed a week's vacation in Tuscany through SAGA holidays staying at the Albergo Franceschi Hotel in Gavinana. It is family owned and run and upon arrival we were made to feel part of that family. This factor even more so over the Easter period when many of the shops and services were closed. A fifteen course Easter meal was provided not only to the SAGA group but to others in the village, followed by an evening of music and dancing. The son-in-law is the chef and the food was, quite simply, first class. There was a choice of three prima, three seconda and three deserts each night, all different throughout the week. It is an opportunity to enjoy village life where a nearby old railway cutting offers wonderful hikes to nearby villages. Pistoia, Lucca and Florence are within easy reach by local bus and train; a very comfortable and scenic journey. The rooms are relatively small and comfortable and exceptionally clean; we benefitted from having a balcony room. The only negative was morning coffee which could have been a stronger European brand. We would return in a heart beat.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Pay the extra for a balcony room.
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lesmorris2 wrote a review Jul 2018
Mathry, United Kingdom21 contributions3 helpful votes
This family run hotel was way up in the mountains but it was easily accessible by public transport. It was 1,5 hours journey by coach from Pisa airport. The hotel was typically Italian with rooms well serviced although the en-suite was small it was clean and very acceptable.. the food was excellent with very friendly staff. An excellent hotel to stay if peace and quiet with an opportunity to do some walking is what you want.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Balconies offer good views of the mountains and valleys
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Dolwen wrote a review Jun 2018
North Wales42 contributions18 helpful votes
Our first impression of this family run hotel could have easily have been spoilt because of the recent Italian air control and ground crew strike. Although we arrived late at night, the family could not have given us a warmer welcome. Even dinner was prepared and waiting with waitress service. The hotel is charming, with considerable character, well administered and we soon felt at home here. The rooms are quiet and comfortable and sleep is not a problem, Even the church bells stop at 11 pm and don't start again until 7, a bonus if you're not used to them. The restaurant is of a very high standard and gives you a good taste of Tuscan cuisine. The hotel is ideally situated for walking, both for strenuous hikes up into the mountains as well as pleasant local walks in lovely countryside. It's at the meeting point of many long distance trails. The German Kompass maps, used with a Cicerone guide on Tuscany are invaluable. For the more independent there are frequent buses to the local towns. The service is excellent and good value. Connections are not a problem as the next bus drivers wait for your arrival. They will also drop you off by request. Any problems, just consult the very helpful lady at the tobacconists where you can buy both train and bus tickets. For the culture vultures. major towns are easily accessible this way. We caught the bus at 8 am, changed bus once, then took the train and were in Florence within 1 1/2 hours. The cost, approximately £10 return fare per person. So, an excellent hotel in a wonderful location. We shall be returning.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about Albergo Franceschi Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Albergo Franceschi Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Piazza della Sala (0.4 km), San Bartolomeo in Pantano (0.5 km), and Chiesa di San Leone (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Albergo Franceschi Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Albergo Franceschi Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Albergo Franceschi Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Officine Delle Carni, Le Zie del Lampredotto, and Il Pollo d'Oro.
Are there any historical sites close to Albergo Franceschi Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Church of San Francesco Pistoia (1.0 km), Chiesa di San Leone (0.4 km), and Palazzo Pretorio (0.5 km).