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- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- Non-smoking rooms
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Historical Traveler Reviews Porta Faenza Florence
Absolutely Wonderful Hotel
Hotel Porta Faenza was fantastic. It has an incredible location, close to the train station, and close the the sights. The hotel is beautiful and their staff was outstanding. The rooms are very comfortable and clean, and the bathrooms much bigger than typical in Europe. The staff made the stay. They knew us by name almost the moment we walked through the door. We only stayed two nights and wished we could stay more. We
had a problem twice with our room key and had someone up to fix it literally in 45 seconds. We highly recommend this hotel.
Very friendly, warm atmosphere
We stayed in this lovely hotel for just one night when visiting Florence. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Location was great, not far from train station but a safe area, with a short walk to main attractions. Room was lovely and clean. I would definitely recommend staying in this hotel.
Loved this hotel!!!
Stayed here July 11th, 12th and 13th 2004.
Very charming Hotal. Staff is very nice . Ask them where to eat. They gave us great places to eat. Room was very big but we did share with another couple. It had one king bed, one twin bed and a pull out bed. I wish they could have at least had another twin bed in the room instead of the pull out bed. But it was okay. The bathroom was very nice and had lots of room. Breakfast was great. It is next to the train station. There is a laundry mat down the street a block or two and a place to use the internet next to it. The internet place is across from the hostle and you can use the phones in there to call home for 15 cents a minute. Which we did. Florence was our favorite palce to stay. The city is calmer and we loved the hotel.
Very comfortable, pleasant hotel
stayed June '04 booked on internet
2 blocks from train station
huge room with big bathroom
close to everything...all of Florence main attractions are within a 15 minute walk
Charming and friendly hotel!!
This is a very charming hotel in a good location. It is near the train station (which has its positives and negatives - a little seedy at night). The rooms are really big though and we had our one & only king sized bed here. The bathrooms are big (compared to most Euro hotels). I would definitely stay here again next time. They have great breakfast and excellent cappucino!!
The family-friendly Porta Faenza
The Porta Faenza was recommended to me by colleagues from Wake Forest University, who bring a group of students there every summer. We needed one large room for five (me, my wife and three daughters). The bilingual desk clerk was very accommodating in booking and confirming the reservation by phone. And the hotel -- just a short walk from the train station -- exceeded our expectations in comfort, cleanliness, hospitality and convenience. We even had a lovely view of Giotto's Tower and the dome of the Medici Chapel from our spacious third-floor room. We stayed six nights and have nothing but praise for the hotel and its staff. The location was the best. A cafe next door on the left, an internet cafe on the right. Two blocks from the outdoor markets.
Three blocks from the Medici Chapel. 10 minute walk to the Duomo. This is an excellent choice for a family.
Quaint and Splendid Little Hotel
We stayed in this hotel in December 2002, found it on the Internet for a great price. The hotel, located walking distance from the train station and reasonably close to most monuments, was convenient with regards to location. The room was very clean, quiet, modern, nicely furnished and comfortable. The continental breakfast was quite decent offering fruits, cereals, breads, meats, cheeses, juices, fresh espresso and cappucino! The staff was helpful and nice. We only had two complaints: 1) Due to the new central heating system we were unable to control the temperature for ourselves and it was a bit chilly in our room, and 2) The European shower head issue- one must shower while sitting in the tub and there is no curtain; kind of a drag considering it was a bit cold. Overall, we recommend this hotel and would certainly stay on our next visit.P.S. For a tasty, authentic and affordable dinner just a couple of doors down try Trattoria Enzo e Piero (Via Faenza 105); also one of the best tiramisu's we've ever had!
TripAdvisor Reviews Porta Faenza Florence
Travel Blogs from Florence
It's 12:03am of February 14th and Mom sent me a "Happy Valentine's Day" text. All I'm thinking about is one of the last nights that she and I spent in Queens during the Juno storm, before heading off to the airport. That night, we celebrated our own version of Valentine's Day: we bought chocolate brownies, Dove chocolates, cream-filled pastries and bottles of Smirnoff, and consumed heavy portions of it while watching Gone Girl and a low budget movie about a pilot, in bed, no pants. ...
... inspiring as it has taken us through lots of back streets and the more unusual museums and galleries. A great way to get to know the city! This evening we ventured into the Piazza della Signoria (most of Florence was there as well) for a relaxing al fresco dinner and then strolled around the Palazzo Vecchio and through the courtyard of the Uffizi and of course took many photos. A final walk along the river and back to our hotel on the Ponte Vecchio. A lovely ...
... to be able to navigate from the train station to my hotel. I had Google maps open on my phone, my earphones so I could hear the instructions and my little backpack so I could move easily over the bridges. It started well. I got out of the train station and pressed ‘start’ for the instructions. All was going well for oh, about the first 300m if that and then I got confused! I retraced my steps and I was still confused. Google maps tried to reroute me but I ...
... look more carefully at this in future travels. Nonethless the location in the little cobbled street is wonderful and so is the context of the little apartment. Through a heavy door directly off the street and via a gently sloping paved covered walkway one enters a rectangular courtyard which is surrounded by higgledy-piggledy 3-story buildings on every side. Nothing is symmetrical and I note there are 42 letter boxes in the ...
The manager at the Hotel in Florence was very helpful. He gave us a map to show us where we could park our car nearby and supplied us with a map of the town. Rode a tram into town to the Railway Station and started exploring from there. The city centre has numerous pedestrian only streets which makes it pleasant. The streets are paved with large stone slabs and are rather comfortable to walk on. The buildings are all made of stone ...