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Porta Faenza
Ranked #69 of 412 Hotels in Florence
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Bethesda, Maryland
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7 reviews
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“Walking distance”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Hotel porta Faenza had a great location for our stay. The best part of the trip was the accessibility of the front desk to assist with any requests. We needed tickets for la academia because we were having trouble using the website booking and the front desk was able to call and reserve tickets to avoid any wait. Breakfast was good every morning, mainly pastries and some deli meats, the can make drinks for you as well so try to take advantage of that. The front desk offered laundry service for about 10 euros if you had it to them in the morning it would be back in the afternoon. The area was very quiet and extremely close to the termini, the room itself was clean. The hotel also called for dinner reservations if we asked for help considering the restaurants probably don’t use open table and we don’t speak Italian. The room was definetley on the small side and bathroom was pretty beat up but nothing to gripe too much about since the location and price is reasonable.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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HotelPortaFaenza, Responsabile reception at Porta Faenza, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Dear J_Sayo,

thank you for sharing your experience. We will be very happy to see you again at Hotel Porta Faenza!
A warm greetings and thanks from our staff.

With Regards
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

Hotel in fab location within easy reach of main tourist sites. We stayed as a party of 9 people and were a little surprised at the variable sizes of rooms. Our room was OK, bit small but fine for a short stay. Breakfast was fine, decent selection of food. No bar as such in the hotel but plenty of bars and restaurants in the immediate vicinity. Also very close to markets and the railway station. What more could you want? Overall thought it was good value for such a central location.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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HotelPortaFaenza, Responsabile reception at Porta Faenza, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Dear Jan B,

Thank you for your contribution and and for choosing our hotel for your stay in Florence!

Best Regards
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

My husband and our 2 dogs stopped here to stay for one day/night in Florence to finish off a 10-day holiday in Italy. While it was a bit tricky to find (we couldn't get onto the street at first, and once you miss that turn, it took another 15 minutes to get back!), the reception was very friendly and the room offered great value. Plus, the location is easy walking to all major sights. The breakfast was also good, and parking was easy to find at the end of the street in a public garage.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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HotelPortaFaenza, Responsabile reception at Porta Faenza, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Dear Mettrick,

We are happy that you have choosen our hotel!
For your next stay do not hesitate to contact us or visit our website to do not miss the special offers for your next stay with us.

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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

We just returned from eight days in Florence. This was a very nice hotel. Staff was nice and friendly and helpfull with our needs. Room was clean, breakfast was good and convenient. Wifi was weak but worked. Location was perfect for everything..train station,restaurants,site seeing and shopping. And all our tours started at the train station. Would stay again. Word of caution !! If you plan to use the trains, always buy return tickets. The system goes on strike regularly.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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HotelPortaFaenza, Responsabile reception at Porta Faenza, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Dear Steve B,

Thank you for your kind words. We are all very happy that you enjoyed your stay in our Hotel!!
We really hope to see you again in Florence!!

With Regards
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

Its difficult to find much wrong with this hotel. It has clean, nice and good size rooms and bathroom. Staff was helpful. Checking in early was no problem when we arrived. The location was very quiet and close to all the interesting things in Florence and very easy to find from the railway/busstation. The breakfast was good, and the wifi worked fine too.
It is no a luxury hotel so don't expect luxury standard, but for the prize we paid, $130 a night for two people including breakfast I think it's difficult to find much better in Florence.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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HotelPortaFaenza, Direttore at Porta Faenza, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Dear AndersEun,

Thank you a lot for your comment. We always try to make your stay as pleasant as possible for our customers!
We expect you back at our hotel!

Kind Regards
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

Tren istasyonuna çok yakın ancak biz arabayla gittiğimiz için çok yakınında ki kardeş otel otoparkını kullandık (25mt).Çift kişilik oda gayet büyük, banyo yarı kapalı ama temiz.Yatak kalitesi çok iyi denemez ama o kadar merkezi ki buna değer.Kahvaltı gayet normal (İtalya için). Duomo'ya 10 dk da yürüyerek gidebilirsiniz. Biz hiç araç kullanmadık.Personel çok yardımcı, önerdikleri restoranlar harika çıktı.Otopark için günlük 15 euro ödedik.//The train station is very close, but we went by car because we very near to the sister hotel parking we used the (25mt). Double Room quite big, the bathroom half-closed but clean.Bed quality is very good not try, but it is so central that it değer.kahvalt perfectly normal (Italy only). You can walk to the Duomo in 10 minutes. We kullanmadık.personel no tools help a lot, they suggest great restaurants çıktı.otopark have paid 15 euro for the day.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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HotelPortaFaenza, Direttore at Porta Faenza, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Dear Erkan,

Thank you for your contribution! We are at your disposal the next time you decide to stay in Florence!

Kind Regards
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Iowa City, Iowa
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

Cons: extra firm bed (but that seems to be the norm in Italian hotels), wi-fi could be a bit spotty (but it is free, and the connectivity problems seems to resolve in a short time)

Pros: Everything else: location, staff, breakfast, quiet, huge bathroom, beautiful decor.

We truly enjoyed my time at the Hotel Porta Faenza. This hotel was a highlight of our trip. It set a high standard that some of the other places we stayed around Italy could not compete with. I originally booked this hotel because of its proximity to the conference center. It was a two minute walk to the entrance.

After a very long day of traveling and several mishaps with air travel, I ended up taking a train from Milan to Florence (this was not my original travel plans, but I needed to arrive for a meeting). Luckily, the hotel was only a short walk from the train station. I was greeted at the front desk by a very helpful lady who handed me a map to show me where my meeting would be held. Exhausted I took the elevator to my room. I open the door and was greeted immediately by two extras I did not expect. #1 a huge bathroom with a separate tub and shower. #2 a private balcony. My husband joined me the next day, but his luggage did not. The hotel helped us get his luggage within a few hours of his arrival. Breakfast was delicious! I highly recommend this hotel if you are to stay in Florence. Florence is a very walkable city, we did not need to take further public transportation to get to what we wanted to see.

Room Tip: I asked for a quiet room, and they happily obliged.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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HotelPortaFaenza, Direttore at Porta Faenza, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
thank you for sharing your experience. We will be very happy to see you again at Hotel Porta Faenza!
A warm greetings and thanks from our staff!

Kind Regards
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Property: Porta Faenza
Address: Via Faenza 77n, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#63 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#77 Family Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Porta Faenza 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Porta Faenza is situated in Via Faenza - one of the earliest medieval streets in Florence - near Porta Faenza, a gate in the fifteenth-century city walls. It was created in 1997 through the restoration and conversion of Palazzo Pegna, the old residence of a family of merchants, whose original structure has been kept intact. Porta Faenza was part of the city walls and was situated at the end of what is up till now called Via Faenza. It has been so called not for being placed towards the town in Emilia, but from the name of the Nuns from Faenza, who had their convent in the neighbourhood once. Between 1534 and 1537 Porta Faenza was joined to the Fortezza da Basso without being demolished: by watching attentively you can still distinguish its squared profile in the central bastion towards the city or its arch from the inside of the fortress. The Hotel will make you savour the warm atmosphere of the old-time Florentine houses: the tile floor, the exposed beams, the old tools scattered everywhere, together with all the comforts will make it your ideal home in the old Florence. The Hotel Porta Faenza is centrally located, very close to the main railway station (Santa Maria Novella), to Palazzo dei Congressi (the Conference Centre) and to the Fortezza da Basso. The most interesting monuments and museums in Florence are within easy walking distance. For being situated in a pedestrian precinct, the Hotel is a quiet and pleasant place, the ideal point of departure for you to discover Florence and its artistic and cultural life. ... more   less 
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