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Hotel San Gallo Palace
Ranked #56 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 April 2009

We have just returned from a 3 night stay at this great hotel. The location is fine if you dont mind the 15 minute walk from central florence but its a very enjoyable walk to get away from the hustle and bustle. The rooms are beautiful, we had one overlooking the courtyard with juliette balcony. The curtains are fabulous to block out the light and we overslept a few times due to the peacefulness and darkness in the room. The powershower with 5 powerful jets was awesome. The room didn't have an iron but we found out that you can hand in your clothes in the morning and collect them ironed in the afternoon. The breakfast was adequate. There are a couple of really good restaurants close to the hotel and the food was truly delicious, another one was located about 10 minutes walk from the hotel called Edi House and this was awesome. We really enjoy dining in non tourist restaurants to really get the feel of a place.

One tip if walking to this hotel from the station is to ask for directions to via San Gallo as this will lead you to a busy intersection which you have to cross (there are pedestrian crossings) to get to the hotel.

We would definitely recommed this hotel and would be very happy to stay here again.

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Reviewed 23 April 2009

We visited this hotel for a weekend and it was a lovely peaceful place to stay. The bed was huge and the room and bathroom were lovely and clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the breakfast was very good. Although not right in the centre of Florence we found it was only a 10 to 15 minute walk into the centre. We found a really good restaurant nearby called "Alfredos" and would recommend this also. I would certainly recommend this hotel and if we are lucky enough to go back to Florence would certainly stay in this hotel again.

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Reviewed 20 April 2009

We stayed 2 nights at this hotel and we couldn't fault it at all. The location is perfect and the rooms were large and clean. The value for money is excellent. I would recommend it to everyone.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 April 2009

A little bit distant from hystoric center, 20 minutes walk, taxi 10 Euro. Clean, freindly, nice breakfast. Small rooms with minimal space to unpack, uncomfortable toulet sit. Comfortable beds. Tricky airconditioning system. Good for budget oriented traveller who will accept clean, modest hotel, which is trying hard to call itself upscaled. Unreasonable internet prices. Parking 5 minutes walking distance 10 Euro/24 hours.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with family
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mari087, front desk manager at Hotel San Gallo Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2009

We would like to thank you for your kind comments as on cleanliness,friendly staff,nice breakfast, comfortable beds.

We are also happy to read that you had, except for a few minor reasons , a good
your stay in our hotel.

We work hard to give always a very nice stay to all our clients, also offering when possible and available promotional rates.
thus, not for this we believe to be just a modest budget hotel.

We hope to welcome you soon again.

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Reviewed 10 April 2009

Stayed there last week. It was booked through the company agent.
It took the taxi about 15 minutes to get there from the airport.
Check in was smooth, room was easy to find.
Room was clean and tidy. Like the headroom, makes one feels relaxed.
The internet service is not included, you need to pay to get a wireless password.
But the timer was a bit tricky, sometimes it suddenly accelerated.
I don't expect that for such an expensive internet charge.
It probably works out to about 45-50 seconds actual online time, for one minute.
Breakfast was limited, but adequate.
Overall, acceptable.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 March 2009

Its about a 10 to 15 minute walk into the main square, just past the Duomo and so, though the Hotel isn’t smack bang in the middle, you don’t need expensive taxis. The Hotel is in very good condition and the rooms are really nice, though the beds are a bit stiff. There isn’t a restaurant, though the breakfast bar is pretty good and the breakfast itself is OK, rather then brilliant but we enjoyed our food. We have stopped in Florence twice before and if when we come back we will stay at the San Gallo.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 February 2009

Florence is one of our favorite cities and this hotel just made our most recent stay more wonderful. Traveling with 3 small children can always be a challenge, but the staff and amenities at San Gallo Palace were wonderful and the breakfast was great. We also really appreciated the wonderful family suite we were given and were happy to have beautiful modern bathrooms, as well. Our children are aged 6, 3, and 11 months and we had no problem navigating the city on foot; sites were easy to walk to and enjoy. Overall, a perfect place!

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled with family
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Address: Via Lorenzo Il Magnifico 2, 50129, Florence, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Marco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#39 Family Hotel in Florence
#41 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#42 Business Hotel in Florence
#62 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range: £59 - £219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel San Gallo Palace 4*
Number of rooms: 56
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