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Paranaque, Philippines
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommend this for travelers who want to be in the middle of things!!! People who are not really finicky about finer accommodations. The hotel us located right at Duomo, and I was surprised, the noise from the road and square are not really audible.The interior is renovated to appeal to modern amenities, but, as per city ordinances, the... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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15 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was really please with the Hotel, very charming and pintoresque ,with style. Localization 2 steps to the Duomo, my room was so cute, clean and pretty. Also I have bathroom inside. Very convenience, clean, good price and amazing staff. Definitely, I will stay again. I was there Nov 1-4/2016.:)

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We visited as a family of 3 in October. Location was perfect , staff were very helpful and the room was very large and had original frescos which made it extra special. Cot and sheet was provided and setup on arrival. Only negatives were the stairs with a buggy and scaffolding which slightly impairs view but we were well aware... More 

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Lloydminster, Canada
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

Hotel San Giovanni in Florence was the perfect location. You can see the Doma from the window in your room where we were and within walking distance to the train station and all the sites. Our room had a mural on the ceiling but construction trellis outside blocked the view. No fridge or use of computer and wifi did not... More 

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Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Me and my boyfriend have visited this hotel in August 2016 as a part of our hiking holiday across Italy. I think we couldn't have wished for more; rustic style, location, cleanliness and comfort was great. The only thing I consider as a con is the absence of air conditioning but in the end it's not a big deal at... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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64 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

On our second visit to Florence there was no question but that we would return to Hotel San Giovanni. It's location is unrivaled, right adjacent to the Duomo, its piazza and the Baptistry. There is only one very tiny lift to take you up two floors to the hotel. The managers speak only minimal english but are polite and friendly.... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Hotel is steps away from the Duomo. The staff were polite and helpful. The room was clean and spacious. I read the bio and booked with a private bath (although the shared baths didn't seem crowded). We spent most of our time exploring Florence, but the 3 nights we stayed in the hotel were very comfortable. The building/hotel is very... More 

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64 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

We booked this hotel for it's location (which was amazing), the quirkiness of the rooms and facilities over the internet around six months before arrival. We arrived on our booked Saturday (early July 2015) around noon via train from Rome, in the midst of the heatwave that Italy was experiencing. Hot, frazzled, and ready to relax in a cool room... More 

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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed for just one night in the annex. It was renovated, with a nice bathroom. It was quiet and in a great location. The best part was the very helpful man who showed us to the annex - he might be the owner. He gave us plenty of great advice about where to go and eat etc in Florence,... More 

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Essex, England
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

Being right by the Duomo, you cant get a much better place to stay in Florence if you want to be central. Our room was enormous with very high ceilings and overlooked the street with a view of the Duomo. It was clean and there was a tall fan to move around. It was certainly worth the £45 or so... More 

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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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel San Giovanni is a characteristic old worldly Florentine pensione. It is located in the heart of Florence's historical center right on the corner of Piazza San Giovanni (the cathedral square). This superb location means all of city museums, galleries and other tourist attractions are within a short walking distance from the hotel. The hotel is located in two medieval tower buildings that in the 16th century became the bishops private residence. Today it is still possible to see in some of the rooms the original frescos. You will enjoy the amazing view from your window of one the world's most beautiful piazza. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel San Giovanni

Address: Via Dei Cerretani 2, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Price Range: $58 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel San Giovanni 1*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
San Giovanni Hotel
San Giovanni Florence
Hotel Style:
#14 Best Value Hotel in Florence
#144 Romantic Hotel in Florence
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“all the rooms seem charming !! as for a view of the Doma”
 of 5 bubbles rlmptl, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Only Room6 has private en-suite bath + great view. Rooms 3, 4 & 5 have Duomo but locked, private baths are across the hall.”
 of 5 bubbles tesoromiofamily, 16 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Great view of the Duomo in a clean room for an excellent rate.”
 of 5 bubbles kawp424, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view.”
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“Don't stay”
 of 5 bubbles davec279, 17 Oct 2015 | Read review
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