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Il Guelfo Bianco

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Since opening in 1989, Il Guelfo Bianco Hotel has been constantly evolving but it is only now, after several improvements made in the last 10 years, that we can say that it has a brand new face. After the last renovation rooms are all with parquet. The bedrooms, large and luminous, have all been decorated with antique furniture, artisan draperies and important pieces of contemporary art. Many of these are also present in the common areas. Attention to detail is given to each bedroom whether a single or a De Luxe - the differentiation in category (Executive, Superior, De Luxe or Junior Suite) is based purely on size. The range of accommodation types available allows us to satisfy the multiple needs of our guests, many of whom have contributed with their suggestions over the years, to the final décor of the bedrooms. Our motto is and has always been to improve in such a way to often pleasantly surprise our regular guests; we dont expect to be ‘the first nor ‘the best but we certainly consider our hotel easily distinguishable. All of the improvements have been made with the intent to maintain the original welcoming atmosphere intact; the evolutions have allowed us to upgrade from a friendly nest to a comfortable and warm cradle. a lovely bistro restaurant "IL DESCO" is available from 1200 til 3pm and again from 6,30 to 10,30 pm with seasonal menu with many organic products. Sundays close for dinner. (the restaurant at the moment is closed)
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Patio
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Wine / champagne
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Doorperson
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
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Housekeeping
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Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Safe
Telephone
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Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more
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Via Camillo Cavour 29, 50129, Florence Italy
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Il Guelfo Bianco
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Mary Jo B wrote a review Jan 2024
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My family of five and I stayed at the hotel, and we all enjoyed our stay immensely. We reserved two lovely rooms. The hotel was in a wonderful location, close to the train station, Duomo, markets etc. We easily walked to the sites, back to the hotel for a rest, and back out for sightseeing, meals etc. The rooms were beautiful with large windows and thick long shutters, brick ceilings, and wood molding and beams. Our twin sons had a balcony which they raved about. The furniture pieces in our rooms were beautiful wood antiques, and the hallways had these touches too. The bathrooms were spacious with lovely tile and fixtures. The rooms and bathrooms were spotless when we arrived and throughout our stay. We felt like we were living in someone’s beautiful home. The staff was always welcoming, extremely service oriented, and intent on being helpful. The breakfast was amazing and so important to start our day. The coffee was superb, and the food was delicious, healthy, and so Italian. I cannot wait to return.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Mary Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Francesco - Front Desk Manager
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Christina R wrote a review Jun 2023
Toronto, Canada5 contributions1 helpful vote
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Il Guelpho Bianco exceeded our expectations during our stay. The hotel has an authentic old-world charm that was hard to find when we were searching for bookings in downtown Florence. The hotel looked even better in person than in photographs. The room was beautiful, with plenty of great decorative and architectural details. The curved brick archway and high wooden ceiling were very nice. It was also spotlessly clean. The bathroom was larger and well-appointed than we expected, with nice tile work and a big bathtub with shower attachment. The team at Il Guelpho Bianco was also great. Everyone was friendly and helpful, recommending restaurants, calling cabs and storing our luggage after checkout. We really appreciated the friendly service from the staff. The location near the city center was convenient for accessing all the main attractions downtown. The value for the money is impressive. We went to a much higher-priced Villa for the second half of our trip, and I wished we had stayed at Il Guelpho Bianco instead. I would definitely recommend this hotel to any visitors to Florence, and I'd like to thank the team at Il Guelpho Bianco for hosting us.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Response from Manuel Rosell, Director General at Il Guelfo Bianco
Responded 8 Jun 2023
Dear guest; thank you for letting us be part of your memories in the most beautiful city in the world. Knowing that you will choose us again is the best gift we can have from you. Thank you for being so generous with your words towards our team. We all look forward to being your home again very soon. Hopefully it will be many more times. Here you have Italian friends! T Lopez. Manager
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trippinalonga2 wrote a review Jan 2024
ann arbor31 contributions12 helpful votes
We loved staying at Il Guelfo Bianco. It had unique regional charm, with every room different, and ours was huge with all the amenities we could ask for. It was also spotless. We took many photos of the balconies and courtyard, with little nooks, hallways and steps here and there. The breakfast buffet was the best by any standard with every kind of food. Staff was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. We loved using it as home base for a week long stay and would stay there again in a heartbeat. It was easy walking distance to everything in Florence. We were sad to leave.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Ann, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and liked our breakfast as well as our staff attitude! We do hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Francesco - Front Desk Manager
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AliceR wrote a review Dec 2023
Florianopolis, SC40 contributions12 helpful votes
Great place to feel the city's atmosphere with all the comfort. It's close to the main square, I walked to all the tourist attractions like the Duomo etc., the city is a place to get lost and find the pearls of history on every corner. The breakfast is very good, what I liked most is looking at the rooftops through the bedroom window and listening to the bells ringing, what a wonderful city.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Manuel Rosell, Direttore generale at Il Guelfo Bianco
Responded 2 Jan 2024
Dear Alice, Thanks for your review and so nice words! What a pleasure having being part of your florentine experience. We love so much our city with all its attractions and we do try to put Guelfo Bianco at the same "level" for our guests. We really hope to see you again in the next future! Best regards Francesco - Front Desk Manager
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Francisco S wrote a review Dec 2023
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20❤️’s out of 5! The two most important comments I can share about Hotel il Guelfo Bianco are: 1) the wonderful staff - from the front desk, to the kitchen staff, to the cleaning staff - they were so kind and generous and they all spoke Italian, English, and Spanish AND 2) the hotel’s proximity to everything (the hotel is 1 block from the Duomo, 10 minute walk to the train station, 5 minute walk to the Mercato Centrale, and there is a wonderful national convenience store just across the street (water, snacks, food). Our room was huge, faced directly onto the street, and had a floor to ceiling door/window that opened to allow for fresh air. The door had four coverings - shutters, two glass doors, and a wooden door which allowed for a quiet night’s sleep. I booked a room for 3, we were provided with a king bed and a couch that pulled out to a second king bed - excellent. The bedding was white, laundered, had no stains and smelled fresh. Our bathroom had a full tub, shower with great pressure and lots of hot water, toilet, bidet, sink and nice big clean white body towels as well as four small European towels. Our room was cleaned daily. Be sure to include breakfast! It was a wonderful start to our day. Breads, cereal bar, yogurts, fruits, eggs (scrambled and hard boiled), meats, cheeses, fruit juices, water, hot tea, and the best coffee in town!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Breakfast gets busy after 9am
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Response from Manuel Rosell, Direttore generale at Il Guelfo Bianco
Responded 27 Dec 2023
Dear Francisco, all the staff thanks you for so nice words and kindness! We are proud to have made your stay in Florence so pleasant and that you can bring with you such beautiful memories of Florence and the Guelfo Bianco. We really hope to see you again in the next future! Best regards Francesco - Front Desk Manager
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Judith M wrote a review Dec 2023
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Centrally located, beautiful room, friendly helpful staff. And, the breakfast buffet was delicious. Fresh baked goodies and of course, our morning espresso. Very delightful experience. We stayed for three nights.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: You won't be disappointed
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Responded 27 Dec 2023
Dear Judith, thanks for your review and kind words, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us We all do our utmost to ensure that every service is the best possible and your satisfaction is our pleasure. Looking forward to welcoming you again! Best regards Francesco - Front Desk Manager
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Celeste P wrote a review Dec 2023
Dennis, Massachusetts24 contributions2 helpful votes
Our family spent one night at Il Guelfo Bianco in June. We arrived early and while the staff was pleasant, it was difficult for the one person at the desk to check us into our four rooms, answer the phone and respond to questions from other guests. So we were able to get one room for all our luggage and we finished the process when we returned from sightseeing. The rooms were spacious and charming, although a couple were in a unique location. The bathrooms were bright and well decorated. The breakfast was delicious and we loved the courtyard setting. The deluxe coffee machine offered so many options that everyone in our group was happy. We also appreciated the recommendation to the L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Response from Manuel Rosell, Director General at Il Guelfo Bianco
Responded 12 Dec 2023
Dear guest; Thank you for your time and for making us part of your memories in Florence. Your words help us improve and make the best decisions in the future. We are sorry that not having your room ready upon arrival has spoiled your stay with us, we do everything possible to be able to check in before 2pm, which is the check-in time, but sometimes it is not possible and we are happy to accommodate you. Store your luggage so you can enjoy the city until check-in time. We are happy to know that at least you were able to have one of the group's rooms available. It is a pleasure to know that you have enjoyed our breakfast, we prepare it with great love every day. I hope we can welcome you again, it would be the best news we can receive. Sincerely T Lopez. Manager.
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Geophrey M wrote a review Dec 2023
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Hotels are mostly the same with each having different characteristics, particularly the chain ones. Il Guelfo Bianco, however, gives the impression of being in a family home. But I want to focus on the human element. My wife and I found Margherita, Rita and Carlo to be like family or friends you would happily spend the day chatting to. You forget that they are working and have a city to explore! That says a lot about the atmosphere at this hotel. One other feature of the hotel we enjoyed was the loan of bicycles for free to cycle around town. Brilliant! We'll be back!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 8 Dec 2023
Dear guest. You can't imagine how happy we are reading your words. Being part of beautiful memories that last a lifetime is the best thing that can happen to us. Thank you for mentioning our team and especially our Carlo, Marghe and Rita, you have touched our hearts. Hopefully we can be your home again many more times. Here you have Italian friends forever. T Lopez. Manager.
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Sean wrote a review Nov 2023
Kent, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
We enjoyed a fantastic stay in Florence at Il Guelfo Bianco. From the moment that we arrived we were made to feel very welcome. The rooms are comfortable and a pleasure to stay in, with interesting furnishings and artwork. All of the amenities are modern and work well. The breakfast menu range is extensive and delicious. The hotel is in the heart of Florence, just a few minutes away from the Accademia, Duomo and the city centre. All the major sites are within easy walking distance. Thank you to everyone at Il Guelfo Bianco who made our stay so enjoyable. We cannot recommend you enough and we hope to return in the not too distant future.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Manuel Rosell, Director General at Il Guelfo Bianco
Responded 23 Nov 2023
Dear guest; Thank you for touching our hearts with your kind words. Knowing that you will recommend us and that you would choose us again is the best gift we can receive. Thank you for making us so happy with your mention of our team, we are all excited. I hope we can have you among us very soon. Here you go friends! T Lopez. Manager.
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haltonc wrote a review Nov 2023
London, United Kingdom8 contributions4 helpful votes
A well-situated hotel full of character being a former palazzo with friendly and helpful reception staff especially Margherita and Francesco. A good breakfast was also provided but might have benefitted from a better choice of cereals although there was plenty of all types of coffee on tap! Our quietly-situated room was very clean and of adequate size for three people with a large bathroom but there were no tea and coffee-making facilities and surprisingly there were no channels in English on the TV despite there being many other channels in other languages!! We would definitely go back there.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from Manuel Rosell, Director General at Il Guelfo Bianco
Responded 22 Nov 2023
Dear Guest; thank you for letting us be your home in the most beautiful city in Italy. We are sorry to hear that there have been some things that have not lived up to your expectations and I hope that you have counted on us, as we have kettles at your disposal to enjoy tea if you wish at any time. Thank you for highlighting so warmly the work of our team, especially our Margherita and Francesco. We are all happy to know that you remember us fondly and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Hopefully it will be many more times. Here you have friends forever. T Lopez. Manager.
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S$164 - S$346 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Il Guelfo Bianco
Which popular attractions are close to Il Guelfo Bianco?
Nearby attractions include Piazza del Duomo (0.5 km), Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (0.4 km), and Galleria dell'Accademia (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Il Guelfo Bianco?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Il Guelfo Bianco?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Il Guelfo Bianco?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Il Guelfo Bianco?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Il Guelfo Bianco?
Conveniently located restaurants include Indian Palace, Bambi Trippa e Lampredotto, and La Schiacciata Firenze.
Are any cleaning services offered at Il Guelfo Bianco?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Il Guelfo Bianco?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Il Guelfo Bianco?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (0.4 km), Basilica of Santa Croce (1.0 km), and Basilica San Miniato al Monte (1.9 km).
Does Il Guelfo Bianco have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.