Il Guelfo Bianco
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... because all of the men just speak their minds! I almost feel violated when I leave there! We also found a huge inside grocery market right in the middle of this crazy scene of bartering! Anything from fresh fruit and veggies, to seafood, cheese, and wine! We may have found our new "grocery store" rather then the little shops on every street! I may not starve after all!
... relates to the story of David and Goliath in the Bible, and David stands there to remind the governing body that little people can triumph, and to "keep them honest".
Our next stop was the Ponte vecchio, a famous bridge in Florence because it is lined on both sides with jewellery shops. It was way too wet to go there, so we just took photos. Later, when Lizzy joined us the sun had come out, and once again she told us more. The Medici family had it's offices ...
... tour. After this, I went shopping for our las afternoon in Florence. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time here in Florence, and have been rapt with the apartment, which we booked through AIRBNB. We have done very well without accommodations so far (with the exception of Bath), and I now feel that the ours pouring over the Internet to find the most suitable accommodation for us was worthwhile. I will cross fingers that this will continue during the rest of our trip.
... was a perfect pizzeria just around the corner. I placed our order and threw back an espresso while I waited. I enjoyed just being out and about doing something that felt quite mundane - it ironically filled me with the thrill of living to be doing it somewhere different, to get some small sense of living elsewhere.
Back in the room, Mum and I ate pizza while we watched Gregory Peck show Audrey Hepburn the sites we'd ...
... in Florence is not so much problem. I am starting to sound like them now! The Italian broken English is so cute!
So this is what I am going to do, we are supposed to have wi-fi at our hostel in Sant Agnelo. It is on the outskirts of Naples and only a few minutes from Sorrento. As soon as we get to Naples, I will make posting to travelblog so everyone will see we are OK. We will be extra careful. Now I must post some photos for you before I have to ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
Historical Traveler Reviews Il Guelfo Bianco Florence
Great Location and Nice Room
Il Guelfo Bianco was in a great location. The front desk was very helpful with restaurant recommendations although we went to most places based on fodor's choices (which were all worth it). The only negative thing was that the breakfast was not worth getting up for in the morning. We had a good time and the location is well worth the price although the breakfast was disappointing.
Outstanding *** Hotel - Best in City!
Hotel Il Guelfo Bianco ***; 3 blocks from Duomo, 3 blocks from Central Market, 5 min Taxi from Train Station. A refurbished old building, beautifully done with modern art, antique furniture, etc. Staff was outstanding. Made reservations at museums for us, called taxis, served up a great continental breakfast, even provided umbrellas on the rainy days. I did not see another *** that looked nearly as good. Florence has only a few ****, and this hotel gives thema run for the money. They also have an e-mail, and responded to my messages in a matter of minutes. A class act, worth every penny! Recent prices ran 160 Euros & up for a double. (E-Mail: email@example.com).
Hotel staff need to be trained on customer service 101
I stayed in this hotel on the 26th and 27th of September 2003. The place is gorgeous! I wanted to take pictures of the staiway and the room I was staying at. The bathroom was superb! It had all the nice qualities I was looking for. The staff, however, were very cold; in most cases there was no eye contact. The instructions I was given about the safety box was conducted in a very rude way. You also have to pay for internet use. There are other hotels in Florence that offer free internet service. Cute place, but if anyone wants my business, well..
they should have treated me like a customer. So after 2 days I said CIAO to this hotel!
Great Italian experience
Our family stayed 4 nights in the Hotel Il Guelfo Bianco in June and loved it. The location was ideal and the rooms were large and "Italian" in feel. Our breakfasts were enjoyed in the lovely courtyard each morning. When we were told by phone to pick up our lost luggage at the airport an hour away, the staff worked with the airline to have it delivered to the hotel. We hope for a return stay.
We stayed at Il Guelfo Bianco as one of our stops on our honeymoon in Italy. Warm and friendly, it was one of our favorites. Great location down the street from the Duomo. The front desk staff was extremely helpful and recommended a great restaurant for dinner. When we asked for directions to some of the sights in Tuscany, the two women at the staff gave us directions initially in English, but this quickly changed to a heated and increasingly loud discussion in Italian of the best routes into and out of Florence. It was very entertaining though we didn't understand a word! We finally got it though. The rooms are comfortable. Our first room was on the inner courtyard and very quiet.
HAUNTED, but cute
The hotel and hotel staff were so very nice and completely accomodating. EXCEPT: I am convinced that the hotel is haunted. I had a double room on the fourth floor. There was a huge shattering just moments after I dropped by bags down, a light bulb somehow unscrewed itself from the wall that it hung perpindicular from in the bathroom, shattered and broke the glass soap dish on the wall and all over the floor - no explanation - how could that have happened? Also-- a constant chain-tapping/scratching noise only at night when i was trying to sleep... the ghost was relentless and even bent some of my credit cards and wallet in half!proceed with caution
Beautiful small hotel
We truly enjoyed our stay at this hotel. It is a small hotel, but very well situated on Via Cavour just a few blocks from the Duomo. The staff was extremely cheerful and helpful, giving us excellent tips on restaurants. We booked a room at the winter middle rate, about 165 Euros, and the room was great--very large, high ceilings, and a nice bathroom. The breakfast (included in rate) was acceptable--nothing great but very adequate. This hotel gives you a lot of value for your money. I would highly recommend it and hope to visit again.
I was very impressed with the Hotel Il Guelfo Bianco. I believe we paid 140E for a double and the room was huge with high ceilings. There was a sitting area and a super upgraded and immaculately clean bathroom with shower/ bath combo. All the common areas were also very clean and beautiful. This is a great hotel for a very fair price.
Wonderful Place to Stay
We stayed there last week and had booked a superior double. It is a 15th century palace redone. Great location, about two minutes to the Accademia and about 5 to the Duomo.
My husband loved it also, cheery, pretty! Room (non-smoking) had view of terrace garden. High vaulted ceilings, tons of room, cosy armchair. Staff was pleasant, breakfast was more than ample. I definitely would recommend this hotel.
I was very happy with my stay at Il Guelfo Bianco. I had a small but pleasant single room for 133 E, including breakfast. The staff was very kind and helpful. Internet is available; the first ten minutes are free, then nominal charges for additional time. I would recommend this hotel.