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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Porta Faenza Florence
- Porta Faenza Hotel Florence