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Via Camillo Cavour 29, 50129, Florence Italy
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
Updated 26/08/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 26/08/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#24 of 428 hotels in Florence
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Since opening in 1989, Il Guelfo Bianco Hotel has been constantly evolving but it is only now, after several improvements made in the last 10 years, that we can say that it has a brand new face. After the last renovation rooms are all with parquet. The bedrooms, large and luminous, have all been decorated with antique furniture, artisan draperies and important pieces of contemporary art. Many of these are also present in the common areas. Attention to detail is given to each bedroom whether a single or a De Luxe - the differentiation in category (Executive, Superior, De Luxe or Junior Suite) is based purely on size. The range of accommodation types available allows us to satisfy the multiple needs of our guests, many of whom have contributed with their suggestions over the years, to the final décor of the bedrooms. Our motto is and has always been to improve in such a way to often pleasantly surprise our regular guests; we dont expect to be ‘the first nor ‘the best but we certainly consider our hotel easily distinguishable. All of the improvements have been made with the intent to maintain the original welcoming atmosphere intact; the evolutions have allowed us to upgrade from a friendly nest to a comfortable and warm cradle. a lovely bistro restaurant "IL DESCO" is available from 1200 til 3pm and again from 6,30 to 10,30 pm with seasonal menu with many organic products. Sundays close for dinner.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Patio
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kid-friendly buffet
Wine / champagne
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Doorperson
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Safe
Telephone
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Mid-range
Family
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more
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Geoff S wrote a review Dec 2021
Royal Oak, Michigan97 contributions24 helpful votes
Pre-arrival communications were excellent. Antonella and Francesco returned emails promptly, cheerfully and clearly. With their help and referral, we were able to pre-arrange for a convenient and comparatively reasonable Covid antigen test at a local farmacia for our last day. The hotel is lovely, and larger than I envisioned. Lobby, hallways and rooms are all tastefully decorated with antiques and artwork. We were booked into Room #101, nicknamed the "Fresco Room"...we went to sleep with cherubs watching over us! This was definitely our most opulent room of our trip, we imagined ourselves to be distinguished guests in the Medici Palace. Breakfast was excellent, though currently because of Covid mandates they need to have a server bring you any item from the buffet...which feels a touch awkward when all you want is the pepper grinder that's within reach of your table. Certainly not Il Guelfo's fault, just the Weird Times we're in. Amazing pastries, great coffee and cheerful staffers. The location is centrally-located, rendering all the A-list attractions an easy 20-minute-or-less walk. The staff were very knowledgeable about good restaurants and sites in Firenze. Special thanks to Clementé, who got up at 4:30 am to arrange our cab to the airport on our departure day. Arrivaderci e Gratzi Mille, Antonella, Francesco e Clementé! Geoff & Mandy
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Antonella Rocchini, Direttore generale at Il Guelfo Bianco
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Geoff & Mandy, we have been so happy to welcome you here at our hotel and to read your great review.. Communication pre- arrival . during the stay and sometimes post stay is very important for us to be sure to give all the right details to the guests and also to help them in case they need. Thanks for the praise on our breakfast : we are trying to do our best respecting all the strict anti covid rules. We love to continue to offer high quality products and even local dishes. Arrivederci :-) Merry Christmas and a big hug by all of us Antonella and all the team
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Tqmtara wrote a review Dec 2021
Charlotte, North Carolina20 contributions6 helpful votes
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This was our third time at Il Guelfo Bianco. Wouldn’t dream of going anywhere else in Florence. The people here are so wonderful, the hotel is beautiful and the spot is so close to everything. We just love it here, from the front desk folks to the breakfast and cafe folks you simply can’t ask for more. Highly recommend, you will not regret it!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Antonella Rocchini, Direttore generale at Il Guelfo Bianco
Responded 15 Dec 2021
Dear Tara, so happy to welcome you here for third time because we really love people like you . It's a pleasure for us. So hoping for a fourth a firth time and so on ..... A big hug by all of us Antonella and all the team
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Paula S wrote a review Dec 2021
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This hotel is the best. Great location, great customer service. One of the best hotel experiences I’ve ever had. I highly recommend this wonderful hotel if traveling to Florence. I remember the gentlemen at the front desk who were so kind and gracious and helpful.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: We had a lovely room on first floor.
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Response from Antonella Rocchini, Direttore generale at Il Guelfo Bianco
Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear PaulasK6280NJ, thank you for yoru great review. After reading the first sentence we jumped on our chairs for joy :-) Since many write it we are almost convinced that we are good (and this helps our self-esteem) and that we are a good team. We have three gentlemen here at the desk : Daniele, Francesco and Clemente we don't know who you are referring to but they all hug you just the same :-) Merry Christmasn and Happy New Year Antonella and all the team
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Wayne S wrote a review Dec 2021
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10 stars! My husband and I reserved our room in this quiet, boutique hotel because of their great rating and their optimal location - around the corner from the Galleria dell' Accademia (David) and walking distance to the Cathedral of Santa Maria, the central S.M. Novella train station and most other sites in Florence. What amazed us when we arrived was that this historic hotel is so beautifully restored with large rooms (ours featured a wood beam coffered ceiling with gold medallions, exposed brick archway, period furniture and on…) yet the bed, amenities and bathroom were fully up to our modern expectations. Even the digital door lock/key seemed to be the latest technology letting housekeeping know when we left our room so they could clean. But what truly amazed us was the staff - from our attentive breakfast host and efficient housekeeping to the front desk staff who greeted us with a smile each time we came through the entrance tired from sightseeing. Then there’s this…The manager, Antonella and also Daniele and Alessandro went way above and beyond by assisting us when a parcel, including gifts and souvenirs, that we had mailed from a Florence post office to home in the U.S. was never delivered. I contacted the hotel after hitting a dead end with the poste. The staff not only located the box; they corrected our error causing the issue, sent it again and we received the parcel in two days. This hotel is a must stay!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: The hotel is on a quiet side street. We had a courtyard view which was fine especially...
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Response from Antonella Rocchini, Direttore generale at Il Guelfo Bianco
Responded 17 Dec 2021
Dear Waynesb745nr, thank you for the marvellous words you had for our hotel and for our staff. Believe me...we work very hard every day to offer a pleasant stay to every single guest. As you have seen, if we can help our customers even after they have left, we are happy to do it. Hope to welcome you here again , ciao Antonella and all the team
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Gerold Z wrote a review Nov 2021
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Stunning arty charming boutique hotel, in an incredible way capturing the Renaissance atmosphere of Florence. For us, on a romantic escape, it was absolutely amazing. Being nearby the beautiful Piazza del Duomo and the historic city center and easy reachable by car as well did the rest. Breakfast was delicious and the staff very friendly and professional. Definitely to be recommended.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Antonella Rocchini, Direttore generale at Il Guelfo Bianco
Responded 11 Nov 2021
thank you very much Gerold! You had already expressed your satisfaction when you were here at the hotel but we are also so happy you wrote even a very nice review on TripAdvisor! Definitely hope to see you again :-) Take care and bye bye Antonella and all teh team
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PRICE RANGE
USD 103 - USD 205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
ItalyTuscanyProvince of FlorenceFlorenceFlorence Historic Center / San Lorenzo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
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Frequently Asked Questions about Il Guelfo Bianco
Which popular attractions are close to Il Guelfo Bianco?
Nearby attractions include Piazza del Duomo (0.5 km), Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (0.4 km), and Galleria dell'Accademia (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Il Guelfo Bianco?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Il Guelfo Bianco?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Il Guelfo Bianco?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Il Guelfo Bianco?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Il Guelfo Bianco?
Conveniently located restaurants include Indian Palace, Osteria IL Basilico, and Royal India.
Are any cleaning services offered at Il Guelfo Bianco?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Il Guelfo Bianco?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Il Guelfo Bianco?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (0.4 km), Basilica of Santa Croce (1.0 km), and Basilica San Miniato al Monte (1.9 km).
Does Il Guelfo Bianco have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.