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Porta Faenza

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Canterbury
Reviewed 30 June 2007

My wife and I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in June/2007. The location is very good indeed. It is about 3 minutes walking from the train station, 7 minutes from the Duomo and no more than 10 minutes from Uffizi Gallery. The room was okay, although a bit small. It was fairly clean, and air-conditioned, which is great...

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Boston
Reviewed 18 June 2007

I stayed at Porta Faenza for three nights in early June. After a long trip there, the hotel was exactly what we had expected based on the reviews read here before booking. The location was perfect, about a block or two from the train station, and a 10-15 minute walk to all of the major attractions. The road itself, Via...

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New York City
Reviewed 12 June 2007

I was very happy with this hotel. It is clean, nicely decorated and most importantly...air conditioned! (an air conditioner that you can actually feel unlike everywhere else in Florence)....The location of the hotel iwas excellent....very close to the station and very close to the attractions... overall, I was very pleased.

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 June 2007

I guess for a three star hotel this is fine, but I've become accustomed to four star hotels so I was disappointed with Porta Faenza. The shower is tiny! I could barely fit and I am a small female. My husband was banging around in the shower everyday because it was so small. Forget about shaving your legs! On another...

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Ireland
Reviewed 5 May 2007

I recently spent five nights in the Hotel Porta Faenza in Florence and loved it. The Hotel is ideally located - near the railway and bus stations (circa 5 minutes walk) and not more than 10 minutes walk from the Duomo. The staff at the hotel were excellent and very friendly. Breakfast was very good: buffet-style with a very wide...

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Boston
Reviewed 18 April 2007

I read a lot of reviews before booking over Easter weekend April 6-9, 2007 and ended up making two reservations: one at Porta Faenza and one at Santa Maria Novella. I ultimately decided to try Porta Faenza and am so very glad I did. The hotel is located to the left (quiet part of Via Faenza) off Via Nationale from...

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Philadelphia
Reviewed 8 April 2007

We stayed at the Porta Faenza for 4 nights at the end of March 2007. We chose the hotel based on feedback from Tripadvisor. One of the reasons we chose this hotel was that we were advised not to get a hotel on a busy road in Florence, and, when we got to Florence, we realized that this was good...

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Leicester
Reviewed 8 April 2007

This is a nice, friendly, well run little hotel. It's location is great, only a couple of minutes walk to the central train station and 5 minutes from the centre of Florence. One word of warning; if you get a room overlooking the street ask to be moved to another room as we got very little sleep on our 1st...

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Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 29 March 2007

We ended up at Porta Faenza because it was part of a travel package through Air France. Will definitely stay here again, as the location was perfect, centrally located, near the train & bus station, & within walking distance to the duomo, and other attractions. The restaurant Pizzaria Navone is just steps away. Upon leaving the hotel, go to your...

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Memphis, Tennessee
Reviewed 29 March 2007

We loved our stay at the Porta Faenza. It was very clean and had incredibly helpful staff who went above and beyond. The location is great - it's close to so many of the things you want to do in Florence, very close to great restaurants and a 5 minute walk to the train station. There was a great cafe...

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Staying in San Lorenzo

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San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo’s lively merchants shout out from behind stalls with an array of products in one of the most traditional neighborhoods in Florence. Different ethnic groups join together in the large outdoor market of San Lorenzo and in the Central Market, a vast multi-floored building. Visitors are bound to fall in love with this area and in particular, with its variety of food, especially those focusing on Florentine dishes as well as international selections. Nobody leaves San Lorenzo without a shopping bag in hand or with an empty stomach.
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Family Rooms
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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 

Additional Information about Porta Faenza

Address: Via Faenza 77n, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Price Range: ₹ 6,189 - ₹ 27,260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Porta Faenza 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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#63 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#77 Family Hotel in Florence
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“Get one that doesn't smell of sewage!”
cirrus680, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“there was no noise as the windows were solid and double.I had a view unto the Via Faenza and no problem at all”
liliane402, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Our room was on the ground floor that allowed for the small patio outside.”
angies1207, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The Elevator is weird. Try something lower.”
or_current_resident, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The family room for 5 was surprisingly spacious and well laid out.”
jenfromseabeck, 16 Jul 2016 | Read review
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