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“2-1/2 Star”
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Hotel Villani
Ranked #207 of 422 Hotels in Florence
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New York City, New York
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51 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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“2-1/2 Star”
Reviewed 19 May 2011

A budget hotel that is walking distance from the train station, and strategically located a block from the Duomo, with many restaurants and shops in the surrounding area.
We were given a room facing another building even though the hotel did not seem to be even half full; clean though, including the bathroom. Room had basic furnishings which looked dated. Towels similar to cotton tablecloth material. Windows were left open by housekeeper during the day so we found many mosquitoes in our room, and spent most of the nights trying to kill them.

  • Stayed April 2011
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Reviewed 26 April 2011

If you want to save some money to spend on all the lovely shops around Florence or purchase a beautiful leather jacket as we did, this is the hotel for you. Erminio was a perfect host, booking a reservation at the Uffizi for us and serving warm croissants with perfectly prepared cappuccino in the morning. The rooms are simple but clean, and while they are no frills, the free wifi is a luxury in Italy. The views from every window are enchanting and the location could not be more convenient. Grazie Erminio.

  • Stayed April 2011
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LaQuinta,CA
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Reviewed 23 April 2011

The Hotel was in the heart of Florence, safe enough for walking around late at night. The room was clean and spacious, we could open our room window and look at the massive Duomo, it was so close. The roof top terrace was the best, we took a glass of wine upstairs and sat on the terrace at night with all the other travelers and enjoyed the view of all of Florence, it was high above all the other hotels. It is on the 4th floor, however, it does have an elevator however small, it works and no climbing stairs, if you have traveled in Italy you know how many stairs and how much walking you do, an elevator is a big relief. We can't say enough great things about the hotel and Ermani, just go and see for yourself, you won't be disappointed.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 16 April 2011

Erminio Villani was such a wonderful host. I would highly recommend this hotel to everyone. It is simple and authentic. Add to your stay a walking tour of Florence with Riccardo Teresi of SunnyTuscany and you will get a true feel for this wonderful city.

Stayed April 2011, travelled on business
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Impruneta, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2011

Villani is a classy hotel in the centre of Florence, just 100m away from Piazza del Duomo. Its 360 degrees panoramic terrace all over Florence is completely breathtaking. Villani's owners will gently help you enjoying your little break in Florence.
I highly recommend to experience this kind of magic..

  • Stayed January 2011
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Auckland
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Reviewed 10 October 2010

Basic but clean, comfortable, friendly and extremely well located.
Could not fault the room, staff or location. Walking distance from everything and very clean. The Staff couldn't have been more helpful. You want to experience Florence, not live in a Hotel room??? This is the one.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with family
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Stratford Ontario
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Reviewed 14 August 2010

This Hotel Villani is so amazing for the views alone....We had Romm 41, a wonderful view of the Duomo and the tower...almost like you could reach out and touch it. Erminio is such a well spoken man who will tell you as it really is in Florence. One of our fondest memories of the trip was sitting on the rooftop of the Villani one night drinking wine while Erminio played poker with two of his chef friends! This is a small gem of a place. The price was reasonable and the room clean. We would stay there again, no place else. It's central to everything. He also booked the Uffizi and the Accademia for us.
Mille Graci Erminio!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Villani
Address: Via Dell'Oche 11, 50122, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
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Ranked #207 of 422 Hotels in Florence
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Villani 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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