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“Another " home away from Home"”
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Hotel Gioia
Ranked #165 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 October 2013

I have stayed in this wonderful 3* hotel on 5 occasions now. Walk out the front door, to your (R) the Duomo 1 1/2 blocks away. To your (L) 1 block across and 1/2 a block up, the Accademia. Close to everything, Medici Chapel, San Lorenzo, the Mercato, restaurants and many well known sites. Wonderful hosts, great breakfast, helpful & professional. I'll be back again next year.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Stayed at this hotel of two nights after returning from a Tuscan tour. The hotel is located in Via Cavour, one of the main streets and only 5 minutes walk to the Duomo in Piazza Duomo.. The hotel itself is located one level up from the street entrance, but is serviced both by an elevator and stairs. The Manager was very friendly and helpful with suggestions for restaurants and places to go. While an older style hotel, it is well maintained and the rooms were clean and functional. Breakfast was adequate without offering an extensive range of options. All in all, a great location for sightseeing and shopping in Florence.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank globalraveller32
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

I booked this hotel last minute when heading to Florence. The room is basic yet clean. Its in a wonderful location that is within walking distance of everything. If you are looking for a modest, clean place to rest your head that is close to everything, this is the spot. Staff were attentive and courteous as well.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
4  Thank katieemerson
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

Good location, walking distance to train station, very close to main sites. Friendly staff, good breakfast (recommend the croissants!), comfortable room, quiet. Bathroom was fairly pokey. Safe in room.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank pur_beck27
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Hotel Gioia was a decent find for a late booking during the high tourist season. I chose it because I planned several day trips outside Florence. The hotel is about a 10- to 15-minute walk from the Santa Maria Novella train station and two blocks away from the Duomo. All the staff in the lobby were very friendly and helpful. Other "pros" here include free wi-fi and a good breakfast. The proper French-style croissants are especially tasty.

I was a bit disappointed in Hotel Gioia's dingy entry hall, but I guess avoiding scuff marks is next to impossible with so many luggage-toting visitors. Thankfully, they do have a small elevator to get to the lobby on the 2nd floor (in American speak). I booked a single, and the room was a bit small and dark, though the bed was comfortable. The bathroom was very large (with a tub) and clean. Unfortunately, I could hear neighbors showering and hairdryers through the walls. While my air conditioner cooled the room, it also made a fair amount of noise. I didn't complain because it didn't keep me from sleeping, but it might matter to others. My biggest disappointment was that I could not use my international calling card from the phone in the room, which is limited to Florence calls only. I was told I could use the phone on the lobby desk, a less-than-ideal solution with no privacy. The only other alternative, a public phone, is much more expensive & uses up credits much faster. I found out the hard way.

Overall, Hotel Gioia is a decent budget hotel in a great location. Although it was a good value, I probably won't stay there again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

Hotel is in the perfect location, about a 2 minute walk from the piazza duomo!! Hotel is clean, comfortable and the staff are friendly and helpful. Breakfast is nice; cereals, ham and cheese, pate, croissants snd good coffee. they have unlimited free wifi which is great.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed 6 July 2013

Stayed here with my husband from 12th June - 15th June.Centrally located for sightseeing this hotel filled our requirements. Rooms are good sizing, basic,but clean and comfortable. Breakfast was good and adequate-Pasquale makes a good cappuccino ! Tiziano and staff are very warm,friendly and knowledgeable. Very good value for money, would return.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Gioia

Address: Via Camillo Cavour 25, 50129, Florence, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#20 Best Value Hotel in Florence
#150 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range: £52 - £126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Gioia 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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