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Hotel San Giovanni

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed in hotel San Giovanni for 2 nights in November. We thought the hotel was fantastic and in a great location. Our room was massive with a lovely decorative ceiling. It was very clean and tidy as were the hotel & bathroom. Also,Our view would have been absolutely fantastic if there was no sheeting covering the exterior for repairs....

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 12 January 2017

First time in Firenze and this hotel is located perfectly. Not only is it right by Il Duomo but it also is walking distance from Galleria Dell'Accademia, Ponte Vecchio, and the Pitti Palace & Boboli gardens. This hotel is so local I spent only one day completing all of my sights. Absolute magic! It is also very quiet and respectful...

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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The apartment hotel is a little under 10 minutes from Santa Maria Novella Stazione by foot and it's right by the Duomo. I was met warmly by the gentleman handling reservations and he patiently showed me to my room and orientated me around the house. This traditional Florentine residence is composed with what appears to be antique heirloom furnishings, complete...

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Paranaque, Philippines
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I highly recommend this for travelers who want to be in the middle of things!!! People who are not really finicky about finer accommodations. The hotel us located right at Duomo, and I was surprised, the noise from the road and square are not really audible.The interior is renovated to appeal to modern amenities, but, as per city ordinances, the...

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I was really please with the Hotel, very charming and pintoresque ,with style. Localization 2 steps to the Duomo, my room was so cute, clean and pretty. Also I have bathroom inside. Very convenience, clean, good price and amazing staff. Definitely, I will stay again. I was there Nov 1-4/2016.:)

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We visited as a family of 3 in October. Location was perfect , staff were very helpful and the room was very large and had original frescos which made it extra special. Cot and sheet was provided and setup on arrival. Only negatives were the stairs with a buggy and scaffolding which slightly impairs view but we were well aware...

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Lloydminster, Canada
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Hotel San Giovanni in Florence was the perfect location. You can see the Doma from the window in your room where we were and within walking distance to the train station and all the sites. Our room had a mural on the ceiling but construction trellis outside blocked the view. No fridge or use of computer and wifi did not...

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Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Me and my boyfriend have visited this hotel in August 2016 as a part of our hiking holiday across Italy. I think we couldn't have wished for more; rustic style, location, cleanliness and comfort was great. The only thing I consider as a con is the absence of air conditioning but in the end it's not a big deal at...

Thank Tereza K
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 16 June 2016

On our second visit to Florence there was no question but that we would return to Hotel San Giovanni. It's location is unrivaled, right adjacent to the Duomo, its piazza and the Baptistry. There is only one very tiny lift to take you up two floors to the hotel. The managers speak only minimal english but are polite and friendly....

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Naperville, Illinois
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Hotel is steps away from the Duomo. The staff were polite and helpful. The room was clean and spacious. I read the bio and booked with a private bath (although the shared baths didn't seem crowded). We spent most of our time exploring Florence, but the 3 nights we stayed in the hotel were very comfortable. The building/hotel is very...

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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: $84 - $145 (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:
#13 Best Value Hotel in Florence
#144 Romantic Hotel in Florence
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“So local is crazy quiet and respectful”
vitorinodanni, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“all the rooms seem charming !! as for a view of the Doma”
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.”
tesoromiofamily, 16 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Great view of the Duomo in a clean room for an excellent rate.”
kawp424, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view.”
219stephenp, 7 Jan 2016 | Read review
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