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Il Ghiro

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Albany, New York
Reviewed 30 November 2010

This is my third stay at Il Ghiro, and my longest. I stayed for the entire month of November, 2010. I'm a writer and I came her to work on my new novel. Not only was the place so quiet during the day that I was able to complete a very good draft of my new book, I wrote a...

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Reviewed 29 October 2010

Stayed here with my husband, 7yo and nearly 3yo. The location was great. Garage was only 50-100m away. The room was standard room with private bathroom. There is a shared kitchen, which came in handy due to the kids. When we got there i prepared them packet soup and and was able to give them cereal for breakfast the next...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 11 October 2010

I received two different instructions on how to go to the guesthouse from hostelbookers and one from Francesco. Francesco's is better since the street to go there is not as busy and safer if you have luggage. I did get a bit lost but it's cause I didn't know how to read the street sign. After buzzing, Francesco came down...

Thank Choco_robba
Reviewed 24 May 2010

My wife and I spent 4 wonderful days in Florence. We stayed at Il Ghiro and Paola was waiting, and greeted us with help with suitcases and wonderful coffee. The map with all the highlights were all within walking distance. Great central place to stay where you can fix something to eat and relax at any time. Francesco, great, he...

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Louisville, KY
Reviewed 22 October 2009

All in all a great place, the best things about Il Ghiro are the location & the staff. The guesthouse is within easy walking distance to just about everything in Florence including the train station. The only challenge is climbing several flights of stairs to the Il Ghiro entrance, but we thought it well worth the effort. Francesco & Paula...

Thank DGM71
Reviewed 21 October 2009

What a wonderful place, brilliant location - minutes from the station. Lovely spacious room, clean and comfortable with a lovely view to the hills. A nice touch to have a DVD player as well as the television in the room. A great bonus was access to a kitchen which was brilliant if you fancied a hot drink and cook yoursel,...

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Newton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 19 October 2009

The best things about Il Ghiro were the location, the internet and Francesco who was extremely helpful. However there are 4 flights of stairs with no lift and the place has a really strange smell. The rooms were basic but clean. There is no breakfast provided, just rooms - but considering some other breakfasts we had in Italy it wasn't...

Thank maz49
Paisley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2009

The Il Ghiro is in an excellent location only a few minutes from the station and all the main attractions with a couple of good restaurants (particularly Lobs Fish) in the same street. The rooms are reasonably furnished and clean, however, I would actually recommend room 1 which has a bathroom shared with 1 other room over room 5 which...

Thank rorycat
Reviewed 1 September 2009

It was great located, clean, with atmosphere like at home. Thank for all to F and P, we had a great time! Maria

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Reviewed 16 August 2009

The location was the best thing about Il Ghiro. It was just a 5 or so minute walk from the train station, but the street was safe and there were two restaurants nearby which had people eating outside even at 9 or 10 at night. Florence is small, so all the sights are walkable. The room was simple but clean....

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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)
Il Ghiro is a small Guesthouse just two blocks from the Railway Station of Santa Maria Novella and one from S.Lorenzo market , in a quiet pedestrian street.Credit cards accepted , free luggage storage on arrival and departure. Free WI-FI in the rooms and one PC at your disposal in the lounge, 24/7. Kitchen facilities, coffee maker and water kettle included. TV- DVD SAT in every room and air-conditioning in the ensuite rooms. Laundry available. Complimentary coffee & tea . ... more   less 

Additional Information about Il Ghiro

Address: Via Faenza 63, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Price Range: $74 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“En suite rooms are great”
lauratame, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“there're 2 rooms with no private bathroom”
stonefight, 9 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Only a few rooms to chose from I think they are all similar. We had one with the share bathroom (which there is only one) but waiting was never an issue.”
SamBell83, 5 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Our room didn't have a window with a view, which wasn't a problem for us, but if you want a view, specifically ask when booking.”
MarkN727, 27 May 2012 | Read review
“Get the new refurbished rooms. AMAZING”
NYCarl123, 21 Jun 2011 | Read review
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