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Principe Hotel
Ranked #205 of 421 Hotels in Florence
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Gilroy, California
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“What a lovely hotel..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

Enjoyed my time there thoroughly..The staff were amazingly helpful. I got a great rate on the room, and was completely satisfied with the accomodations.. Often, if you get a cheap rate your room is at the bottom rung when it comes to amenities and size. But not so at the Principe.

I had accidentally taken my B&B key from my stay in Rome... and had to arrange to have it overnighted back to them. The desk personnel were extremely helpful and arranged to have it sent back. Great service.

And the little garden is the back is such a nice touch.

Nice breakfast also.. much heartier than your standard "continental breakfast".. Plus had a lovely view of the Arno from my room.

Note.. my trip there was in April 2010. Plan to go back in 2013

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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Iloilo City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

The 5th generation of hoteliers is running this family owned 20 rooms old style hotel. We were given a room with terrace overlooking the Arno. Simpy ideal. Clean room with all the expected facilities (TV, fridge). I am not sure about aircon (the top floor, 4th, rooms might be hot in summer, right under the roof). Spacious and well functionning bathroom. Very friendly and helpful personnel. Excellent buffet breakfast for this category of hôtel, attended by efficient staff from the Philippines. Comfortable lobby. It has definitely an oldish style and decoration, which has its charm. Very well located at the edge of the traffic limited zone, close to the centre. Has a parking in the garden which is most appreciated. Excellent wifi (each floor has its own). Overall excellent price/ quality.

Room Tip: In summer, make sure 4th floor romms have aircon. Go for a Arno view room.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

We stayed at Principe Hotel for 2 nights during an Italy trip for our honeymoon. Our room was beautiful - king size bed, large tub/shower. The hotel graciously gave us a room with a balcony overlooking the Arno and flowers for our honeymoon. Definitely something that we very much appreciated! The breakfast was beyond expectations. There was an assortment of breads, meat and cheeses, jams/jellies, cereal, fresh fruit, yogurt, coffee/tea and an assortment of fresh juices. They also offered cheese omelets or fried eggs on request. The omelet was very good. It really was quite a substantial spread. Cappuccino and expresso were also available on request. The location was superb. Aside from the location right on the river - it was within walking distance of most things. Less than a block away is a bus stop for the C3 and D mini-buses that can take you anywhere. Front desk staff was helpful and very nice. There is an elevator. Overall this was a great hotel and a great location.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

Our second stay in Hotel Principe re-inforced our view from our first stay, in 2008, that this is the best place to stay in Florence. With great views of the river Arno and the south side of Florence, the hotel is located within easy walking distance to the centre, and easily accessible by car. This family-owned hotel provides excellent and welcoming service amidst a historical setting that gives a sense of the real Florence. The rear garden was a green oasis that our three-year old loved. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Carbondale, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

This hotel was just wonderful. Overlooking the Arno River. My husband and I stayed here for several nights. The room was beautiful. Nicely decorated. Comfortable. There is an elevator. The staff were all professional, gracious, and accomodating. The breakfast buffet was simply delicious. Fresh fruit, meats, yogurt, breads, fresh juice, cappucinos.... Perfect. We walked everywhere from this hotel. Close enough to the train station, nice restaurants and shopping. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

We stay at the Principe Hotel, 2 adults and a children aged 13, on the easter holidays.Great location.
The room was at the front whit a beautiful view of the Arno river and city, very large room whit a wonderful décor.The staf very friendly and helpeful.The breakfast dispite not a bufet were allright.
We enjoy our stay.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2011

My wife and I stayed two nights here during our honeymoon and had a wonderful time in our Mini-Suite at the Hotel Principe. We thought the décor was beautiful, the location was excellent, and the quality of service was representative of what a 4-star hotel should be.

Upon arrival we were greeted kindly and given the opportunity to inspect and choose between two gorgeous rooms, each with a different view. The staff was extremely helpful and accomodating in many different ways: They carried our luggage to and from the room, gave us an umbrella to use on a rainy day, and continually asked if there was anything they could do to make our stay more pleasurable.

The breakfast was good -- the usual continental fare plus made-to-order omelettes, and many beverage choices. Additionally, they offered free Wifi and even the use of their own computer.

The location on the Arno River is beautiful and close enough to most major tourist attractions (Duomo, Uffizi, etc.) to be walkable in about 10 minutes. It is also only a short taxi ride to the S.M. Novella train station.

We had an excellent time and will recommend this hotel to our friends and family. We couldn't have asked for more...

Room Tip: Rooms in the front of the hotel have a beautiful view. Our mini-suite included a balcony, very large...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Principe Hotel
Address: Lungarno Amerigo Vespucci 34, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#96 Family Hotel in Florence
#99 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#102 Luxury Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Principe Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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