"Great hotel right by Florence Cathedral"
The owner is so nice and helpful. The location couldn't be better- it's very easy to find your way back because the Cathedral is so big! Rooms are nice but bathrooms are separate. Everything is clean though. Really great value for the money.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"dirty and staff was not too kind"
the staff was not helpful at all and the place was dirtyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Excellent customer service, clean and great location!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient hotel to all historical sites"
Clean and spacious room. Courteous owner. Excellent location. Good price. I enjoyed my stay!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, great place"
This was the perfect location for a stay in Florence. The Hotel is minutes from the train station and steps away from il Duomo. From my window I could see the Florence Cathedral. My room had a double bed and was very spacious. I did not have a bathroom, but there were two bathrooms that were always available, were clean, and had hot water. The staff […] was great and provided really good advice on sites to visit. I would definitely go back. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent budget spot"
Great location! Although can be loud at night so may not be for everyone. Great friendly people. Not what I'd call a fancy place but was just what we wanted, would go back in a second.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Location and view can't be beat!"
I couldn't believe the fantastic view of the Duomo from our window! Great location. Just wandering down the street in any direction brought lots of options for food, shopping, and sights. 10 mins walk from the train station. Sharing a bathroom was no problem; there were 3 available, and always at least 2 free whenever I needed one. With the windows […] open, the room is quite noisy from the street traffic below, but the window panes are thick and insulated enough to block it all out when closed. The room is very spacious, and, as one reviewer mentioned, is indeed like staying in a decaying palazzio (partial frescoes on room ceiling and walls). A fine hotel for the low price and great location! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
no sleep too loudbathroom could use some bleachGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location. Not sure about shared bathrooms"
The location of this hotel is excellent. The service was pleasant and the rooms were charming. The shared bathrooms were however a bit of an inconvenience at peak times.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel with character"
I've stayed at this hotel with my two children(both adults) for 4 nights,we had the biggest room ever,positively surprised. Hotel location couldn't be more perfect 10 min walk to the main train station and hotel it self is situated right in the centre of Florence. The hotel is on the second floor but there is a small lift if you don't feel like walking […] all the way up,our room was facing main square so we had a lovely view of the beautiful Cathedral Santa Maria,plenty going on the Square very busy plus every morning at 7 o'clock the bells from the Cathedral would ring,loved it. There is a caffe shop right opposite of the hotel if you like your caffe and croissant in the morning also plenty all kind of shops and restaurant as soon as you step out of the hotel. Hotel is not very high standard as it is only 2* but it has character and is very well maintained,basically you get what you pay for,couldn't complain about anything really. Would definitely recommend this hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice place, fantastic location"
We were surprised how close it was to the Duomo (which can make it a little noisy at night). The staff was very nice and helpful. Very comfortable space. The bathroom was private but out of the room which ended up working well. I would definitely go back there and recommend it.Genuine Expedia guest review
I've stayed here before so knew what to expect. It is more like an apartment than a hotel. The experience is like living in a decaying Pallazzo with arched walls and ceiling murals.. The location couldn't be better albeit noisy. It is double glazed so easily bearable if not hot. The rooms are vast so have plenty of room for a family of 4 in one room. […] The concierge was charming and very helpful. Not suitable for the elderly or infirm as it is many flights up and the fabulous one person creaky lift could be alarming. I would certainly stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very well located!"
nice room, well location, good serviceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location in centre of Florence"
This hosteria, whilst slightly run-down, is located right next to Duomo square so its great for a first visit to Florence. Bathrooms are shared. Wifi available.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel was in a good location close to Duomo and short walk to Uffizi and market. Landlord was friendly and helpful and even carried luggage up to second level as elevator had problem. Other clients quiet and friendly.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel San Giovanni Florence duomo side view"
Massive windows high ceilings and old world Florence, our room was adequate with wash basin most impressive view of duomo andthenstreet scene below a little noisy at ngith but I loved that being able to view everything happening below, open air breeze in evening was good . Bathroom amenities shared were in need of a Reno but clean . Easy to get to everything […] on foot from here. Internet is available from the hallway not in rooms Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very charming hotel, the staff was so service minded and nice. Good location. The only thing was that it was a little bit noisy from the street outside at night.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
飯店離火車站只要5分鐘步行，旁邊就是主教堂，附近餐廳很多，逛街也很方便，飯店機能簡單，老闆很nice,房價合理！Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Muy cerca de todo."
Buena, excepto porque no servía una chapa y no llega internet al cuarto.Genuine Expedia guest review
두오모 바로앞 위치로 창문을 통해 광장이 보임. 오래된 건물이지만 객실은 넓고 좋았음. 화장실과 욕실이 밖에 있다는걸 제외하면 저렴한 아주 좋은 호텔.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"다시 오고 싶은"
다른 호텔에 비해 깨끗하고 위치좋음Genuine Hotels.com guest review
飯店位置很好。房間很大。服務也很好。只是整體感覺有點老舊。廁所在房間外面Genuine Hotels.com guest review
No esperes lujos, es un hotel sencillo y antiguo, pero limpio. La atención muy amable. En general bien para pasar la noche y por el dia recorrer florencia, cosa que facilita este hotel, pues se encuentra justo en el duomo (las vistas deade la habitación 6 son increibles, si esta disponible pidela, ademas es mas grande) a 5 min caminando de la eatacion […] del tren, galeria uficci y la galeria donde esta el david.... etc...etc Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
좋아요.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Séjour février 2014"
Petit établissement niché en pleins coeur de Florence. Chambre avec beaucoup de charme, propre. Un seul bémol pour le lit double qui est en fait le rapprochement de 2 lits simples. Je recommande tout de même fortement pour les petits budgets !Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel piccolo, una decina di camere,praticamente senza reception, Bello solo perché in pieno centro, a 2 passi dal duomo ( dalla nostra finestra si vedeva benissimo). La nostra stanza ,una matrimoniale, era piccolina e non dava l'idea di essere pulitissima. Un solo Bagno in comune con altre 3o 4 stanze. Rapporto qualità prezzo buono,hotel mediocre, […] se amate il lusso sceglietene un altro. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by San Giovanni Gentile signor Alfredo, la ringraziamo del suo commento, contributo sempre importante per noi. Desideriamo solo specificare che il nostro albergo ha solo due camere, non tre o quattro, che usufruiscono del bagno in comune. Tutte le altre stanze hanno un proprio bagno privato. Cordiali saluti.
El hotel esta muy bien ubicado, justo al lado de la catedral. Los señores son muy amables. Los cuartos estan bien.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Fantastic location!! Old but quite charming place! Expect to carry your bags all the way up as there are no lifts! No breakfast. 1-2 nights is perfectly fine!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This is really a great and perfect location hotelGenuine Hotels.com guest review
O hostel não oferece nenhum serviço adicional, mas está bem localizado e a equipe que atende é eficiente.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"두오모 바로 앞집"
정말 좋았습니다.11월 중순에 가서 약간 쌀쌀한 날씨인데도 불구하고, 호텔은 전반적으로 따뜻하고, 방도 따뜻해서 추운줄 모르고 지냈습니다. 또 두오모와 피렌체 주요 관광지와 가까워서 쇼핑갔다가 숙소에 물건 두고 또 나가고, 돌아다니다가 발 아프면 숙소 들어와서 30분 쉬고 나가고, 그럴정도로 숙소 위치가 좋습니다. 단, 방이 8개밖에 없어서 예약은 필수인듯. 주인아저씨가 3대째 할머니때부터 호텔업을 하셨다고 하는데, 호텔에 대한 애착과 손님에 대한 배려가 너무 좋습니다. 조식은 제공되지 않지만, 그 밖의 모든 것들이 다 좋습니다. 강력추천합니다~!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Emplacement idéal pour visiter Florence à pied!"
Très bon rapport qualité/prix. Dommage qu'il n'y ait pas de point d'eau dans la chambre. Le patron est très disponible pour ses clients. Le service de voiture est un peu cher, mais efficace. Les petits déjeuners sur la place sont également onéreux (30 à 40€ pour deux personnes). Mais le confort de visiter Florence à pied sans se préoccuper de la voiture […] ni des transports en commun est très appréciable! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"San Gıovannı ıs one of our favorıtes ın Europe"
We were treated so well at San Gıovannı we wıll certaınly return. The locatıon was splendıd and the room beautıful. wıth a fresco coverıng the whole ceılıng so you could lıe on your bed and go back ın tıme as you looked at the ceılıng. The staff were helpful ın every way, and very generous wıth theır tıme. When I needed to phone a local frıend or asked […] to use the computer for one quıck message, they allowed thıs. I found an ınternet poınt to do my other messages. For the prıce, you would be foolısh to stay anywhere else than next to the Domo at San Gıovannı, wıth the greatest vıew ın all of Florence. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
非常好的家庭旅馆，从窗口能看到圣母百花大教堂的洗礼堂。简单舒适，很喜欢这里。不过要记得下午reception木有人，需要事先联系老板要门禁密码。Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Affordable with a Great Location!"
09/02/14 Jessica R Maryland
Hotel San Giovanni is located steps from the stunning Duomo. It is also very close to the train station! I booked a private room with my boyfriend and our view looked right out to the Cathedral. Our room was huge: full bed, table with chairs, and a dresser. We also had a separate, private bathroom. We did not have air conditioning but there was a fan and we slept with the windows open at night which really cooled down the room. The hotel was very safe: you need codes to get into the building and the hotel as well as keys to get into the bedroom and bathroom. The hotel owner provided us with a map of Florence, towels, and bath soap. Recommended for couples who want easy access to the city but who do not need all the high end amenities.
08/30/14 Tia H Yeppoon, Australia
Fantastic location next to the Duomo. Room was spacious and hade a great feel about it. The staff were very helpful with good English although not avaiilable 24hrs. We felt immediately immersed in Florence. Separate but individual bathroom.
08/04/14 Beth B Brentwood, United Kingdom
My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel in late July 2014 for two nights. We'd only booked a couple of months in advance and there were still quite a few options left to choose. We chose the Deluxe Double Room which had a breathtaking view of the Piazza and the Duomo, as well as a Private Bathroom. It had a Double Bed as well as a Single and a table, wardrobe and a large chest of drawers - it was a huge room! The location is the highlight of the Hotel San Giovanni, with beautiful views of the Duomo. This is fantastic for people who are interested in sight-seeing as it is only a 10-15 minute walk to the Galleria Dell'Academia (where Michaelangelo's David is on display) as well as only a 15 minute walk from the train station, and a great deal of other sights. We had previously stayed outside of Florence - a 15 minute train journey away from the centre - so that we could stay in a 4* hotel for a reasonable price, but this meant that even with getting the earliest train, there was already long queues when we arrived. This hotel was fantastic as you can be in the queues very early! The room we stayed in had two sets of thick windows, which meant that even though you were right opposite the Duomo, there was very little noise, even when there was a street performer right outside the hotel! The room was very clean, and had a lovely rustic feel about it, with a beautiful frescoes on the walls and ceiling. The room was decorated in a quaint/rustic style, and the bathroom was clean and simple. The bed was also very comfortable, and we both had a great night's sleep! There is a fan provided in the room, which was great because it was super hot when we travelled. The owner of the hotel was very nice, and had left a map in our room! However, the reception is not open between 12 and 5 in the afternoon, so if you'll be arriving between these times, make sure you call ahead to get the key code to the door! The only slight negative of this hotel was that the room did not have an En-Suite bathroom. Whilst we had a Private Bathroom, it was across the hall from our room. Whilst I was initially worried about there not being an en-suite, it was fine, as we never encountered anybody in the hall, and the bathroom was directly opposite from our room. We also had a key to double lock the bathroom, ensuring it was totally private. This hotel was fantastic for us, as we were keen to do a lot of sight-seeing and the location of this hotel provided a fantastic base for us. I also thought it was excellent value for money. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone, and would definitely stay here again if we returned to Florence. This hotel is great if you are keen to do some sightseeing and would like a nice room in a great location, but if you are looking for all of the comforts from home and 5* luxuries, then it may not be the right choice for you.
07/08/14 Earl W
My wife and I stayed here while backpacking through Italy while visiting family in Formia,Italy. The view from our room of the Duomo and Piazza were just breathtaking with easy access to museums,and bridge Ponte Vecchio. Easy to find and with easy access to the train station.There is no shortage of great food and pizza on the Piazza and Scuderi a great coffee and pastry shop located steps from the apartment.The rooms are historic with 800 yr old frescos on the ceiling. The shutters you can throw open and enjoy the sounds of crowds down below.We were simply satisfied with our stay in Florence. Earl and Candice Pensacola, Fl May 2014
"Absolutely incredible location and bedroom"
06/17/14 Leila R Brighton, United Kingdom
My boyfriend and I stayed in this hotel for two nights in early June. Our room overlooked the Duomo and the central piazza from the second floor, and for the price charged, you could not do any better. The room was very large and comfortable with a couple of fresco's on the wall!! So centrally located, and would recommend to anyone and everyone. Would definitely love to return to this beautiful place.
"An absolute gem"
06/04/14 PithHelmetFan Auckland Region, New Zealand
Fantastic location, I couldn't believe when I opened the shutters that I was looking across at the duomo and baptistery. We had 800 year old fresco's on our ceiling and the room was furnished in lovely shabby chic style. My family of 4 were very comfortable in the room and the toilet and shower across the hall was always spotless and well maintained. It is a bit of a hike up the stairs to the hotel, with a small lift enough to hold 2 people or 1 person and some luggage, though this wasn't a problem and we enjoyed the exercise (burn off the pizza and pasta!). If I ever get the chance, I will definitely stay here again.
"Amazing for the price"
06/04/14 Yua_san Manchester, United Kingdom
We really enjoyed our stay here. Our window overlooked the Duomo and for the price you physically cannot do better than this. The building felt old, but in a really authentic way and the furniture was very nice. The beds were very comfy, and the location was so convenient we were able to return throughout the day and nap before heading out for more sight-seeing. Obviously for the location you have to expect a certain degree of noise, but this is solved easily by closing the windows. It was quite nice having the buzz of the city! For a short stay this is the perfect place.
"A lovely experience"
05/27/14 Dillon H The Woodlands, Texas
Wow, the location of this hotel cannot be beaten! We had views of the Duomo and Baptistery from our hotel! It was very easy to find from the SMN station. Pros: -VERY little noise, the room my wife and I were in had thick glass windows and huge wooden shutters that blocked 90% of the noise from the bustling Duomo area -Comfortable beds, spacious room -Umberto was an excellent and very accomodating host! Cons: -Wi-fi down the hall in the lounge so no access to it from the room for us, this was not a big deal as we go on vacation to get away -The private bathrooms are not attached to the room but across the hall, also not a big deal as you can lock them and are given your own key
"As others said.. location, location, location"
05/12/14 travelbug2225 California
The best thing about this hotel is location. You can stick your head out of the window to if the line for Duomo is short or long before you head over there. It also close to a lot of shop, restaurant and all the main attraction. The elevator is VERY VERY SMALL. 2 person can barely fit in the elevator. I would not recommend this for the disability people or people who have a hard time talking because in front of the elevator is the stair if you not careful you might fall easy. We have a share bathroom but we never see other guest when we using the bathroom. You can hear a lot of noise form the street but it didn't bother us. The owner is a very nice older gentleman but we rarely see him. If you stay there and need a taxi to go to the airport, the owner will make a phone call and taxi will show up in front of the hotel.
I almost felt as though I could reach out of my window and touch the Duomo. Huge room with an amazing view, this hotel is great value for money. We spent four nights in Florence and totally fell in love with the place. The place was neat and tidy, but don't expect 5 star luxury, it has the basics which were more than adequate during our stay. In terms of price and location, you cant get much better!
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