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Porta Faenza

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Longwood FL
Reviewed 26 July 2006

We stayed in Florence four nights, in July 2006--two rooms--here at this charming small hotel. It is two small buildings joined together, with a nice breakfast room tucked just beyond the reception area, with a handy (gratis) internet desk right there too. Our rooms were very nice, scrupulously clean and air conditioned which was a joy in this very hot...

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Chesterton, Indiana
Reviewed 12 July 2006

This was a great hotel on a good street. Very close (walking distance to the train station), but did not hear any noise at all in the room. We walked everywhere without any problems. Hotel staff was very friendly and breakfast had a huge selection. Our room was the biggest room I've ever seen in Europe. Would definetely stay here...

2Thank hydepark1998
Reviewed 7 July 2006

It's nice and affordable. Would stay here again!

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Speers Point, Australia
Reviewed 27 June 2006

About the only thing that would make this place better value would be free beer. Altough they did have free web access! We stayed at Porta Faenza in April with our three teenage children and it was fabulous. Great central location and we had one room for the five of us (not easy in Europe). The room, on the first...

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Providence, RI
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1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 June 2006

We stayed at the Porta Faenza on our honeymoon last July and we absolutely loved it. The rooms were immaculate and tastefully decorated and the safe in the closet was a lovely perk as was the free internet access. We would certainly stay there again.

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New Jersey
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9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2006

Stayed at Porta Faenza 3 nights in florence with my wife. The bottom floor room in which we stayed is underneath a private apartment and the people that lived there kept me from getting any sleep due to constant noise and rumblings, at night and in the morning. The room also had alot of insects in the bathtub and slugs...

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Cheshire, UK
Reviewed 18 June 2006

The hotel is very conveniently placed on a quiet street close to the train station. It's a 5 minute walk to the Duomo and about 15 to the Ponte Vecchio. The hotel was clean and the rooms (we had 2 doubles and a triple) were very presentable. Worth noting, the third bed was a full size single and very comfortable!...

1Thank Cleol
Reviewed 28 May 2006

We have visited Florence before and loved it. Had a descent hotel before but after seeing all the write ups on this hotel decided to try it. We were not dissapointed, an excellent hotel at a reasonable price. Location is excellent, right in the middle of Florence I believe they have a garage if you wish to drive in FLorence...

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Reviewed 27 May 2006

This hotel was a really nice find. very close to the major attractions and easy to find from the train station. the room was very big for european standards, and although the bathroom was smaller, there was plenty of space for me and bf. the free internet was good and the breakfast was lovely. staff were really friendly, especially the...

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Reviewed 21 May 2006

We just got back from our honeymoon in Italy and spend 4 nights at Hotel Faenza and loved it. The staff was very nice, they recommended a day trip of wine tasting to Chianti that was the highlight of our trip, and the hotel was clean and quiet. Free internet was a plus, breakfast was good, and location was good...

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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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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
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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: ₹ 4,660 - ₹ 13,556 (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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“there was no noise as the windows were solid and double.I had a view unto the Via Faenza and no problem at all”
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“Our room was on the ground floor that allowed for the small patio outside.”
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“The Elevator is weird. Try something lower.”
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“The family room for 5 was surprisingly spacious and well laid out.”
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