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Porta Faenza

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We arrived at night and the area around the train station seemed seedy. Two roads up we found the Porta Faenza Hotel. We checked in and went to our room. The smell was so bad you could not stay in the room even for a moment it really was that bad! We went back to reception and they offered a...

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

Dear cirrus680, we would like to inform you that we are so sorry for this matter. Unfortunately, the day of your arrival the hotel was fully booked and there wasn’t any possibility to change your room. In the evening the receptionist is alone, so the priority was to find a solution suitable for you. So, she immediately find another accomodation...

Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The Porta Faenza was ideal for us because it was close to the train station (thus not having to pay or find transit), provided breakfast (although we missed it all three days), had your typical European shower (which is fine, and expected it is Europe! :)), high vaulted ceilings, heated towel bar. Our room had a weird sound from either...

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Dear IdaLuvNPT, Thank you for your contribution and for choosing our hotel for your stay in Florence! We hope to welcome you again in the future. Best Regards Hotel Porta Faenza *** - Florence

Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Within walking distance to the town center, the train station and to the Central Market make it an ideal location from which to explore Florence. There are several pizzerias and restaurants on the adjacent streets. Not a luxurious hotel but comfortable and large rooms that can accommodate families are a big plus. Breakfast was very good - even better than...

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Dear Julio507, thank you for your 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

Reviewed 9 December 2016

Very friendly greeting on arrival - everything explained - close to station and easy to find. Room was lovely - very quiet ! There was a special early breakfast for Marathon runners which was delicious and tasty ! I loved every minute there - could not have been a more pleasant experience... Bed really comfortable - bathroom spotless. Wi-Fi excellent...

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

PA, USA
Reviewed 18 November 2016

The location is great - close to both bus and train stations and very walkable to all the main tourist spots. Our room was spacious, clean, and well put together. Hot water maker in the room for late night tea (or early morning coffee) was very nice. Breakfast was very good, and in a pleasant room. Afternoon juice and cookies...

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

Mumbai
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for business at the Firenze Congress which is a walkable distance of 10 minutes. Very close to all the important tourist spots, train station and restaurants. Decent breakfast and clean rooms. Worth value for money.

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Dear Deep M, 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

Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed 14 November 2016

cozy room, free wifi, Tuscan feel to the hotel, close to all attractions with a 10 minute walk, it makes you discover Florence and you are 5 minutes away from Train station, but so quiet you would not know its there. service of our hosts are excellent, always with a smile....yes it is a must to stay in Florence. and...

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Dear alv0y, We’re so happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to have you back as our welcome guest. Kind Regards Hotel Porta Faenza *** - Florence

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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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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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

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Family Rooms
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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: $99 - $287 (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!”
 of 5 bubbles 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”
 of 5 bubbles liliane402, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Our room was on the ground floor that allowed for the small patio outside.”
 of 5 bubbles angies1207, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The Elevator is weird. Try something lower.”
 of 5 bubbles or_current_resident, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The family room for 5 was surprisingly spacious and well laid out.”
 of 5 bubbles jenfromseabeck, 16 Jul 2016 | Read review
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