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Hotel Giardino
Ranked #8 of 18 Hotels in Prato
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful hosts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2009

Gianni and his sister Roberta and their staff run a wonderful hotel. They were friendly,very helpful and most obliging. They also spoke excellent English. Bedrooms and bathrooms were roomy. Buffet breakfast was outstanding and always something to look forward to. Location excellent in relation to Prato Di Porta Al Serragglio Railway Station, Duomo, restaurants and Monash University campus at Prato.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Aldo1997
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kolkata
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139 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2009

It was October, it was warm, but the air-conditioning was off. The reason: officially it was winter. We kept the windows open, but it was noisy....the loud v-r-o-o-o-m-s of motorcycles audible until midnight. The breakfast spread was less than generous. But with the sheer friendliness of its staff, the Giardino made all those problems seem inconsequential. Wonderfully located, just a few steps away from the Santa Lucia station (the main Terminale station is a couple of kilometers away), and in close proximity to charming shops and restaurants, this hotel is recommended for the traveller who isn't too fussy about details but delights in getting the personal touch. For the record, the room was very well sized. And the bathroom wasn't as cosy as might have given me bruised elbows.

  • Liked — The staff and quality of service
  • Disliked — Very noisy
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank editorindisguise
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Brisbane
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71 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2009

We stayed here rather than Florence as we had already visited florence on a previous trip.

Prato is a pleasant town to visit in its own right. The hotel is very close to one of the train stations of which we travelled to Florence to make connections.

The hotel in also on the main square and close to amenitied like shops and restaurants.

The hotel was incredibly well priced and included a standard breakfast.

The rooms are no longer modern but are comfortable, large and clean.

The reception and breakfast staff are very friendly.

I would recommend this hotel based upon the fact that at the price tha is paid it provided very good value for money.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank fdKen
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Edinburgh
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15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2006

This is a nice family run hotel. We were given a spacious room with a nice view , when we turned up late on a Friday night in November. Basic facilities but everything was clean and the staff friendly although they had limited English.

  • Stayed November 2006, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Travelling-Kiwi2
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2005

We stumbled upon this great little family run hotel.We stayed here for 2 nights. Simple, clean and quiet rooms. Elevator to move baggage. Great european breakfast served by Mom and Daughter with Papa serving up genuine hospitality.
Gianni, the son , runs the reception and will charm you.
Great value!close to good restaurants and easy access to train into Florence.

  • Stayed October 2005
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Montreal, Quebec
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2005

Stayed at this hotel in May 2004. The hotel is excellently located in the down town Piazza of Prato. You are seconds away from wonderful shopping, trattoria's and architectural sites.

The Giardino hotel is simply wonderful. The Hotel doesnt Have many amenities but offers the best hospitality ever. The rooms are spacious, clean and you have a full bathroom. At the Hotel's Lobby you will find a breakfast room , where breakfast is served daily from 06:30 to about 10:00. Their breakfast is continental with wonderful assorted pastries and cheeses. If you'd like an afternoon coffee or aperetivo just ask reception.

They also have internet services, free parking, and sometimes they will also valet it for you. Make sure not to miss the outside market on Wednesdays right on Via Magnolfi all day!

You'll be in Tuscany my friends............ simple is beautiful!

  • Stayed May 2004, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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7 Thank Sping03
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Additional Information about Hotel Giardino

Property: Hotel Giardino
Address: G. Magnolfi Street, 2/4/6, 59100, Prato, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Prato > Prato
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 18 Hotels in Prato
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Giardino 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Giardino is a small, comfortable Bouquet Budget Hotel located in the historical center of Prato, next to the Cathedral in the central square of Prato and offers 28 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Rooms feature city views. 28-Inch flat-screen televisions come with 100 digital channels and free movie channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs with deep soaking bathtubs, or showers (handheld shower heads, and rainfall shower heads). Bathrooms are also outfitted with makeup/shaving mirrors, bidets, and complimentary toiletries. In-room wireless high-speed Internet access is available for a surcharge - 6 euro / day (can also be used in public areas of the hotel). Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and windows that open. Irons/ironing boards and wake-up calls can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily. The Hotel offers room service, elevator, express check-in/out, soundproof no-smoking rooms, luggage storage, safe, and a meeting room. Pets are welcome. During your stay, staff is pleased to give you restaurant recommendations and information about places/museums to visit, or trains/buses. The hotel reception is open 24 hours and the lobby features a wine bar with a flat-screen TV and sofas where customers can sit down to talk. Breakfast buffet is served from 7am to 10am. The Hotel is a no smoking place. The 'Prato Porta al Serraglio' Train Station, along the line that goes, in one direction to Florence (20 minutes) and in the other to Lucca (40 minutes), - Viareggio and Cinque Terre, is less than 5 minutes walking distance. Parking is available nearby (the hotel staff will provide you with a parking permit at no cost). If you need indoor parking, fee (to be paid directly to the garage staff) is Eur 10,00 until 10am, Eur 15,00 until 12am, Eur 20,00 for the day. Founded toward the end of 1800, Hotel Giardino welcomes you with its genuinely cozy atmosphere, its warm hospitality and its friendly and helpful staff. A Customer review: 'Hotel Giardino is the center's most modern hotel, with good sized rooms for the price and location, quality built-in furniture and large, firm beds. Another plus is the Risaliti family who run it: an extremely friendly bunch who have kept their little hotel in great shape since the 1930s'. Wonderful location, as the Hotel is placed at the corner of Duomo Square (with 12th century Dome - St.Stephen Cathedral with frescoes of Filippo and Filippino Lippi), in the historical center of Prato (with medieval walls and buildings), full of art, museums, historical buildings, shops, as well as fine/traditional Tuscan restaurants. Moreover, it is 5 minutes walk from the Monash Centre and about 3km from the business area of Macrolotto. The city and its surrounding area offer interesting and prestigious artistic itineraries, nature and gastronomy. An ideal base for exploring the Tuscany region. ... more   less 
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