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Hotel Giappone
Ranked #272 of 421 Hotels in Florence
Essendon, Australia
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39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Good spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2013

Nice hotel, beautifully located about 5-10 minutes' easy walk from the central station, and only a couple of minutes from the Duomo. The only "downer" is the lack of an elevator, so the four floors of stairs up to the hotel with your bags is a bit of a slog.

Very friendly owner, though her English is limited, if you don't have any Italian. But you'd still be easily able to check in. My room had a rather portable-looking shower, and a sink, with a shared toilet outside. Free wi-fi. Very comfortable, clean and quiet room with TV, if you must waste your time in this beautiful city watching Italian TV.

Extremely good value for money and highly recommended

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Florence
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2013

I was bit worry about the location and the room state knowing that it has cost me 20 euros. at least based on bathroom for sure. but when I got there, I have to say I wished Travelodge provide the same service and have fully understanding what the customer is looking for? The lady was helpful and the room is just perfect for good night sleep. I recommend anyone who just need good place to sleep to go there - the station, DOME, city is 5mn walk from the hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Snellville, Georgia
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2013

This hotel has an incredible location just 2 blocks from the Duomo. Our room had a private bathroom and a TV and the hotel provides free wifi and was very quiet considering it was on the front of the building. Only downside to this hotel is that it's on the 4th floor of a building with no elevator, but that just gave me a reason not to feel guilty about stuffing myself with delicious food during our stay in Italy :)

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2012

I stayed here for one night after my study abroad programme ended, so it was basically just a place to grab some sleep before an early flight home. That being said, I would not be opposed to staying here on another trip to Florence, even for more than one night. My room was a single with the shared bath, which was plenty enough for one person. There was a sink, a television with plenty of channels, and good, adjustable air conditioning (a rarity!). WIFI is available in the rooms, which is not something you will find in many budget hotels in Florence, and the staff is helpful even though not all of them speak very good English. They arranged for a taxi to the airport at 6am.

The only things about this hotel which are poorer than average were, as some other travellers mentioned, the stairs (3 flights of them) which would not be ideal for older travellers or people with extreme amounts of luggage. Additionally, my room was directly beside the front door to the reception area, which was sort of loud in the late evening, but quietened as the night went on. The walls and doors are also very thin, and both street noise and noise from other people staying at the hotel was louder than average.

The location of Hotel Giappone is excellent! It is in the historic center of the city and within walking distance of almost every major attraction in the city. Overall a good value for a hotel which is comparable to other, more expensive accomodations in the city!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Florence
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2012

Very good location, well equipped for a budget place, tv, wifi, shower in room. Paper thin walls and slamming "front" door was the only minus.
Not cheap, but good price for incredibly expensive Florence.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ankara, Turkey
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

Great location. In the middle between train station and Duomo. 3rd floor, no elevator but forget it. Kindly staff, clean bathroom.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Giappone
Address: Via Dei Banchi 1, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
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#28 Best Value Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Giappone 1*
Number of rooms: 179
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