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Perth
Reviewed 10 May 2016

We booked this hotel for it's location (which was amazing), the quirkiness of the rooms and facilities over the internet around six months before arrival. We arrived on our booked Saturday (early July 2015) around noon via train from Rome, in the midst of the heatwave that Italy was experiencing. Hot, frazzled, and ready to relax in a cool room...

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Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed for just one night in the annex. It was renovated, with a nice bathroom. It was quiet and in a great location. The best part was the very helpful man who showed us to the annex - he might be the owner. He gave us plenty of great advice about where to go and eat etc in Florence,...

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Essex, England
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Being right by the Duomo, you cant get a much better place to stay in Florence if you want to be central. Our room was enormous with very high ceilings and overlooked the street with a view of the Duomo. It was clean and there was a tall fan to move around. It was certainly worth the £45 or so...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2016

The Hotel San Giovanni is in a very old building literally on the Piazza del Duomo. We walked from the Florence railway station with our suitcases in 10 minutes. There is a tiny old elevator which can take your luggage up a few flights to the hotel. We initially had a rather large room complete with a renaissance fresco in...

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1Thank Stephen P
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

Great location. Traditional and quaint hotel. Needs updating a bit, but functional and clean. Nice big room for myself, husband and daughter. Very happy with three night stay. Breakfast nice. Walls quite thin and can hear neighbouribg rooms, but no problems Would stay there again.

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Estes Park, Colorado
Reviewed 28 October 2015

We stayed in the annex next to San Lorenzo Church. We were a block from the Duomo, our favorite restaurant Zaza for dinner & the Mercato Centrale for breakfast and easy walking distance to most major attractions. Our room was clean, the bed comfortable and the private bathroom that we requested just fine. It was nice to have a shared...

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Estes Park, Colorado
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Great location next to Duomo and Baptistery. We were actually in the annex a block away in San Lorenzo square. A bit confusing upon arrival as there is no ground level reception. You have to buzz the button next to the gate to have them open it then go up 4 floors to the hotel. When you arrive there is...

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Cornville
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Using Trivago search this hotel lists under "Room feature" Bathroom with shower so we booked for 4 nights to enjoy Florence. Upon arrival at 6:45 PM we found a small room with a SHARED bathroom and shower 30 feet down the hall. Trying to discuss with employee was treated very rudely. With no place else to stay we decided to...

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Greater Perth, Australia
Reviewed 11 October 2015

The nicest thing about this place is the feeling of joy when you leave! Thread bear sheets, broken tiles to ensure a broken neck when you stacked it, a sheet for the ceiling in the bathroom, pieces of material masking as towels and a toilet that's only suitable to sit on if you sit on a 45 degree angles so...

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Valley Forge, PA
Reviewed 9 October 2015

The place is literally on the door steps of the Cathedral. Our window overlooks the campanille and commanding view of the busy streets. We all woke up hearing the church bells which served as our alarm! High ceilings with remnants of some frescoes which unfortunately was only discovered after chipping the black soot after centuries of candle smoke (per Umberto's...

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Staying in San Lorenzo

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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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Hotel San Giovanni is a characteristic old worldly Florentine pensione. It is located in the heart of Florence's historical center right on the corner of Piazza San Giovanni (the cathedral square). This superb location means all of city museums, galleries and other tourist attractions are within a short walking distance from the hotel. The hotel is located in two medieval tower buildings that in the 16th century became the bishops private residence. Today it is still possible to see in some of the rooms the original frescos. You will enjoy the amazing view from your window of one the world's most beautiful piazza. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel San Giovanni

Address: Via Dei Cerretani 2, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Price Range: $63 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel San Giovanni 1*
Number of rooms: 9
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San Giovanni Hotel
San Giovanni Florence
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#7 Best Value Hotel in Florence
#144 Romantic Hotel in Florence
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