This hotel has the best location and the coziest room for my 4 nights stay. It is about 5 minutes' walk to the ticket office in Uffizi. My special thanks go to Leonardo and the staff in the breakfast room.
This is a remarkably central hotel within easy walking distance to all the major attractions in Florence. We booked the Junior Suite and loved the extra room it provided (it was nice to have a couch). Although the breakfast buffet was unavailable due to COVID protocols, they provided a menu to fill out in advance and preset the breakfast the next morning, happy to offer multiple coffees and juices if desired. The staff was attentive throughout and kindly offered us umbrellas during a particularly rainy day.
Stayed in Florence for two nights in a double room. The room is quite large with nice bed and other furnitures. Moreover, despite being in the center of the historical town, the room is super quiet. The major sites like the Uffizi gallery and the Florence cathedral are in few minutes' walk. The river is just one street away and I exploited this advantage to have a night jogging along the Arno river. The stuffs are friendly to accomondate the requests and the breakfast has quite a few variety of choices.
Arriving at the street-level doorway to the Davanzati Hotel, the visitor is faced with 22 steep steps up to the elevator to the lobby but it’s worth the climb – or you can ring for someone to come down and help. You don’t need a car here (there’s nowhere to put it) because this is downtown Florence, a short and interesting walk to everywhere that matters : Signoria, Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi, and good restaurants by the score (notably the excellent Hostaria il Desco just around the corner). There was an imaginative way around the complications of Covid at breakfast-time. The location alone makes the Davanzati a winner but it also offers spotlessly clean rooms, exceptionally helpful and friendly staff, extremely competitive rates (especially off-season, a good time to go) and beds to tempt you to sleep in when you know you should be out admiring more of this endlessly beautiful city. You may want to ask for a room with a window you can open; ours couldn’t. But otherwise, perfect.…
Exceptional accommodations. Staff is universally friendly and go out of their way to be helpful. Extremely comfortable room with wide range of amenities including free wifi and free movies, video games. Colazione has large number of selections and all are very delicious. We didn’t mind the 26 steps to the lobby- others might. It was very near all major points of interest. We were able to walk to all of them comfortably within 15-20 minutes. Shopping in the immediate area include all high fashion stores. I can’t think of anything that might have improved our stay.