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Porta Faenza

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#76 of 421 Hotels in Florence
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Chico, CA
1 review
3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2005

I spent 4 nights here and had an excellent stay. My room was in the front of the hotel and with the window open it was a bit noisey but lets face it, it is a city and hey, close the window and the noise is gone. Good air conditioning makes this possible. If you want a good hotel with...

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Franklin Park, New Jersey
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Reviewed 14 October 2005

Booked this hotel on recommendations from this site. Glad I did. The hotel is in a great location, had good rooms, breakfast, and staff. However, I do agree with many of the reviews, it is a little hard to find at first. Via Nacionale is not easily identified from the train station. Another way to get there from the train...

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Great Falls, Montana
2 reviews
17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2005

We three ladies stayed at the Porta Faenza Sept. 7th & 8th and loved it. Our room was huge (I followed a previous reviewer's suggestion and booked a quad--great idea), very clean and inviting. Our bath not only had a bathtub, but a separate shower as well. The staff was very helpful and friendly and the location was great, especially...

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Boca raton, Florida
Reviewed 6 October 2005

We were in Room 105. It was very large, about 20x17, the pergo type flooring was easy for my daughter to maneuver in her wheelchair. There was a sliding door into the HUGE bathroom, which made it easier for her to get into it by herself. There was a tub with shower, and also another shower for anyone that could...

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Glen Ellyn, IL
Reviewed 4 October 2005

I can't say enough good things about this little hotel. The location is EXCELLENT and it was very easy for us to walk everywhere. We like to be out late when we travel, so we were out 'stalking' the streets of Florence very late and never felt unsafe. The rooms in this hotel are by far the largest I have...

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chicago, Illinois
1 review
3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2005

Just got back from a two week visit to Italy-four nights at the Porta Faenza. Agree with previous reviewers--good location and good breakfasts. Our room was large, but the bathroom (shower only) was miniscule. Hardly room to turn around in the shower. Mattresses were good. Helpful staff-everyone from the front desk (Beatrice was especially tolerant of all our questions) to...

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UK
Reviewed 18 September 2005

Just returned from spending 5 days at the Porta Faenza hotel in Florence. Rooms: ----- Had a large room (303) with a small balcomy facing in onto the courtyard. Room was pleasant and good sized, very clean and nicely furnished. Had a seperate shower / tub. Food: ---- Breakfast was good: Selection of fresh fruit, and an array of good...

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7Thank pokissimo
London
Reviewed 17 September 2005

We stayed here for the last 3 nights of a 2 week tour of North Italy. This was the nicest hotel we stayed in. Our first room definatelty had the 'Wow' factor. This was a massive room, with painted ceilings and a good sized bathroom with shower cubicle plus a deep bath. Unfortunately, our first nights sleep was a bit...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 13 September 2005

We enjoyed our stay in Porta Faenza. The staff was both nice and helpful to us. However, the directions posted for walking from the train station need to be improved. We walked up and down looking for via Nazionale and were getting quite frustrated. We finally started down a street that LOOKED like it should be the right one (based...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 September 2005

My husband and I have just returned from a 5 night stay at the Porta Faenza. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. The staff were the most pleasant we have ever enountered and we especially liked Alberto. Our room was very large and the air conditioning worked so it was great to escape the heat in the afternoon for a...

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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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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Smoking rooms available
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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: $121 - $590 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Porta Faenza 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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Porta Faenza Hotel Florence
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#63 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#77 Family Hotel in Florence
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“Is on a romantic, beautiful, quiet street”
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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”
liliane402, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“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.”
or_current_resident, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
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