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Hotel Bigallo - Florence

3 star Hotel Florence

Vicolo Degli Adimari 2 - Florence

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 114 .00
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Hotel Bigallo, housed in a Renaissance-era building which lies above the Loggia del Bigallo and overlooks Piazza Duomo and the Baptistery, is located in the heart of Florence. The property is surrounded by a maze of ancient streets dating back to Dante's era, and is just a short walk from all of the city's most important monuments, restaurants, and cafes.

An exclusive location and a friendly, welcoming environment make the hotel a reference point for unforgettable stays in Florence. An Internet point is available for guests in the lobby, subject to charges. No pets are allowed at this hotel, with the exception of service animals. Minors will be accepted only if accompanied by their parents.

 
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Guest Rating 8.3 Very Good
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Facilities at Hotel Bigallo

  • Bar
  • Lift/elevator
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Laundry service
  • Secretarial service
  • Private parking
  • City tour
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Luggage room
  • Internet/Email services

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  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: EUR 5.00 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 25 per day
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 10.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Hotel Bigallo is also known as

Hotel Bigallo
Bigallo Hotel Florence

8.7

Clean

9.4

Location

7.8

Quiet

7.9

Spacious

7.9

Service

Hotel Bigallo reviews

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Breakfast could be better!...a little bit!

7.7 Good
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

We spent 3 nights at Hotel Bigallo which I booked on Venere for a good price first week end of January. The location of the hotel is perfect, I do not think you can find better than that. Apart from the great location it's a modest hotel nothing great, clean room, no view at all as we were on the wrong side but we did not stay much in this room. As any old building you can easily hear noises from dishes in the morning. One thing... breakfast ends at 9:30 !! Way too early we could only manage to get our last one, nothing much to expect here anyway. You'll have to park your car at a partner parking for 24 euros the night. I rated 4 stars for the location, the hotel is nice but I would put 3 if it were somewhere else ;).

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

This was my third visit back to this Hotel, and second stay in the Dante Room (mezzanine loft style, bedroom upstairs) could not ask for a better view of the Duomo (you need to like bells ringing) as you are litterally opposite about 30 metres away! Great location close to everything in wonderful Firenze. Breakfast was a bit basic, but who cares, you are in Firenze for goodness sake! And there are soooo many great bars and cafes with amazing coffee and sweets in Firenze to have breakfast instead. We will return here again.....

6.3 Fair
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • GB

Hotel Bigallo is excellently located opposite the Duomo and just minutes walk from the Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio etc. The hotel is on the third floor of a building, which (other than a very small lift) might not make it immediately obvious, but the directions provided were accurate and we found the hotel without problem. The outside of the building has just been decorated and the scaffolding was still in place, sadly obscuring our views of the Duomo, but the two rooms we were allocated did look out onto the Duomo and without the scaffolding we could imagine a fantastic view. Although rooms are reasonably well soundproofed the Piazza around the Duomo was quite noisy at night. Rooms were fairly smart (although we could not get the tv to work in one room) and well kept, although the double smelled very strongly of stale cigarette smoke - we wanted to be next door to our children, so didn't ask to change (the triple room had no odour), but if this is likely to bother you, you might like to ask for a non smoking room when booking. Breakfast choice was very limited and did not compare well to other hotels that we stayed at in Italy but isn't so bad either and the lady running the breakfast room is lovely and keeps everything topped up right up until the end of breakfast. Staff were helpful if asked but did not volunteer information - the Duomo is central to the Easter procession and fireworks but we were only alerted by marching drummers and the bells! A slightly mixed bag then - the hotel could move from ok to great quite easily; in the meantime the location is the key attraction.

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Our first time at Hotel Bigallo. Great position near Duomo. Worried when we were given room next to Breakfast room but had no problem with noise as there were two doors. Would stay here again.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

I wish the bed was on the same floor as the bathroom. Breakfast could have been better. Everything else was very good.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Could not have been closer to all of the main attractions!

6.8 Fair
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The rooms were clean, spacious (for the price), and comfortable. The only downside to this hotel is the staff who range from mildly pleasant to unhelpful, to curt and unpleasant. If you don't require a welcoming atmosphere, it is s good place to stay.

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Very nice hotel with a direct view on El Duomo and the Piazza. You fell in the centre of everything. Room with mezzanine, spacious and clean.

7.7 Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

What we were most pleased about was the location right on the Piazza del Duomo. We had two rooms, a double for my wife and me which faced the back of the hotel (not bad) and a fantastic triple for my grown children which overlooked the piazza. The triple was very large and included a loft. The staff was unenthusiastic if not downright surly at times. I had the sense that management kept the staff tightly regulated. For example, when I poured myself a glass of juice (for medication) just a few minutes before the breakfast buffet was to start, I was told by the clerk that he would have to charge me for it since the buffet hadn't started and so I left the glass of juice and went upstairs. There is little in the way of informational tourist pamphlets, but the hotel will put you in touch with some tour services if you request. Driving our car to the garage was tricky, but the staff at the garage was helpful once we got there.

8.4 Very Good
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We stayed 6 nights at Hotel Bigallo and found the accomodations to be completely adequate, extremely pleasant, and as advertised. The location is perfect and our room looked out on the Duomo -- fantastic. We hope to return to Florence someday, and if we do, we will certainly stay at Hotel Bigallo. We highly recommend it.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Prior to my vacation they changed the booking to another hotel which bothered me. When I arrived they put us back at the hotel bigallo. Nice hotel just off the Duomo Piazza. The bells were lovely. If windows are open the streets are noisy. Good breakfast, nice staff. Had a nice rate for 4 nights but otherwise is expensive.

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Great location and very comfortable room. We had thought staying beside the duomo would be a great idea, but forget about sleeping in, the bells ring early and loud. But nevertheless, we loved this hotel.

6.7 Fair
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

My recent stay at the Bigallo was pleasant. The location is great and is the best thing about the hotel. My room was OK, but it was directly off the breakfast room which was odd so I would want that room again (1304). It also had no view of the Duomo which I would have liked. The room was simple, clean, but my hairdryer was broken which was a little annoying. Overall a satisfactory stay, but I have stayed in much better for the money so the central location is what you are paying for.

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Russia

Location is great! Our windows were quite facing Duomo! Just 5 minutes on foot and you are on the Piazza della Signoria! 10 min - Ponte Vecchio! 15 min - Central Station! Only one thing were bad - breakfasts: there was too much water in their "juices" and the coffee was really disgusting - too bitter!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

It is un incredible place, from the street you can't imagine how good it is. From my window in the 4th floor, i had the most amasing view of the florentian Duomo as they indicate in the maps.The breakfast was very good and the employees were allways ready to help the visitor.

7.5 Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

If you're looking fot a nice hotel in the city centre, you could not be more spot on. Its located immediately in front of the Duomo, still it wasn't noisy. The rooms are not very spacious and also a bit warm.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Bulgaria

Location is outstanding. Directly across from Duomo, which made for a magnificent view out our window. Both view and location could hardly be any better in Florence. The hotel has no private parking, but a driver took our car to the public garage they use and it was driven back to as at the specified time we demanded.Breakfast was good,but nothing extraordinary,no warm buffet. Staff was pleasant and helpful. Rooms were a good size,comfortable and very clean.We wouldn't stay anywhere else,if we go back to Florence.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Excellent location. The room was large, clean and well-appointed. We were fortunate enough to have a view of the cathedral. Recommended for anyone going to Florence for purposes of tourism.

7.8 Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

Nice hotel, entrance poor, and lift tiny, otherwise no complaints, excellent staff helpful and friendly a pleasure to deal with, especially the female receptionists. Rooms were a good size very clean and comfy, breakfast good and the hotel is very central right next to the duomo, I would recommend this hotel

8.4 Very Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Nice Hotel, really in the center, nice rooms.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The Hotel Bigallo is easy to find with a neon sign on the street & the entrance down a short alley, up a few steps & then into the tiny elevator (holds 4 comfortably) & press the button marked Hotel Bigallo. The friendly receptionist has good English. It is within easy walking distance of the Duomo, Plazza del Republica, the Academia, the Uffuzi & the train station & bus to the airport. Being off the street, our room was very quiet at night. The mattress could use replacing & I heard the coffee was not good. But the tea, Twinings in porcelain cup, was perfect. The breakfast was also plentiful and good.

7.1 Good
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Hong Kong

It is of throwing-stone distance to the Dumo.

8.7 Excellent
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Location is outstanding. You are literally across the street from the Duomo, which made for a magnificent view out our window. Breakfast was okay, nothing extraordinary. Staff was pleasant and helpful. As a party of 3, the loft room worked perfectly, although you heard the epople next door everytime they walked up and down their steps. But the key feature of this hotel is it's location.

8.4 Very Good
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Great location for small, intimate hotel. Breakfast good and staff very pleasant. Highly recommended.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Wow location! Excellent stay and will certainly return

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Slovenia

My husband and me have been in Florence four times untill now. This time we were with our friends (three couples). We were very satisfied with the hotel and especially with the location. We got beautiful rooms with beautiful view as we asked for. We had only one problem: car navigation did not find the hotel when we came. Anyway we will use this hotel also next time.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Staff friendly and helpful - could have communicated more about special ongoing events, i.e., weekend wine festival giving free access to State museums. In spite of being only yards from the duomo, the room was very quiet. Downside: a little mold up high in one corner; didn't bother us, but it may bother others. Would certainly recommend the Bigallo to others.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

if you are french you must ask an expresso coffee cost just 1 euro if you like good coffee for breakfast otherwise the bread is not good as french boulangerie but for the price is good deal if you pay 78 euros . if you pay 140 euros in may june and july it is too expensive .

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

When we arrived at Bigallo, they were overbooked and sent us to their sister hotel (de Lanzi). The sister hotel was nice and they upgraded us to a room with a view of the Duomo. Very good price for the center of Florence.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

We got a very good rate, which made the Bigallo seem fantastic value, given its unbeatable location and very comfortable, quiet rooms. The staff were very welcoming and showed great patience and tact in their dealings with my elderly parents.

5.7 Ordinary
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We had a hard time with the noise in this place--leave your window open and there is a ton of street noise. Close the window and use the AC...the actual air conditioner was really really noisy too. So not a very restful sleep. The location was great however, and the breakfast was OK.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Directly across from Duomo. Incredible location. Staff very professional. Would definitely return! Ask for Donna Bella room -- directly overlooks Duomo...but, you will hear street noise.

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

The hotel has many positives - the location is EXCELLENT right near the Duomo and main square. There is a view of it all from the hotel foyer. Rooms are large and have everything needed. Breakfast is good however it was strange that they didnt refill anything after it was gone, so if you got there late and there wasnt much - too bad!! Most of the staff dont speak very much english but one of the reception staff is very good. Our huge negative with our stay was that they took a 'pre-authorisation' from my CC and it was never credited back, and I paid for the stay on top of it. I had to contact Visa which they told me it was their merchant that hadn't released the funds back to me. I let Hotel Bigallo know this however they wouldn't help me by contacting their merchant about this issue. Visa are now chasing them for my refund. Be aware of this!!

7.6 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The location of the hotel is just perfect as it stands just next to the Duomo, even though they say that some rooms have the cathedral view, we didn;t get one and it looks like very few are lucky, rooms are not very clean, but bathroom is good +they provide a huge mountain of face towels + there was a landline phone on the wall in the bathroom for some unknown reasons ;)))

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

stayed 5 nights. hotel in brilliant location right next to the duomo. clean quiet room although didn't get a room with a view! our room was right off the breakfast room with a view of someone's courtyard! a little disappointed, but over all would recommend this hotel.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Location is perfect. Hotel faces the Duomo, yet it's very quiet at night. Breakfast was great. Everything else was as advertised.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

the staff was outstanding! the location and view out the window was wonderful, just like the internet said. Loved this place have already referred friends to the place. They are going in sept

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands

Great location across from the Duomo. Extremelly clean and comfortablr rooms. Good breakfast. Friendly staff.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The location could not be better if traveling by train (10 minute walk from station) and for sightseeing and shopping. Spacious rooms and bathrooms. Would absolutely return and recommend to friends!

6.3 Fair
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

When we arrived at the hotel we were told we would be staying at a sister hotel near by. The new hotel was ok. The location was very near the Domo.

6.5 Fair
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Brazil

Payment only in cash not informed previously in the website. Invoice provided only by request. Spider webs on the room walls. Twin beds placed together in very poor conditions (horrible mattresses). Very poor breakfast with only one kind of bread. The most advantage is hotel location.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Norway

The room completely met our specified requests, and exceeded our expectations. Both view (if you get the right room) and location can hardly be any better in Florence. Among dozens of hotels experiences around Europe over the past years, this is definitely the best so far, price considered. If we would go back to Florence, we wouldn't stay anywhere else.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

This was a fantastic hotel! Great location in the heart of Firenze. I would highly recommend it and will stay again if I go back!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

"Photographs","Location as indicated", "Type and number..." : I did not fill those items because when we arrived in Bigallo Hôtel, it was overbooked and we were sent to Lanzi Hôtel, very near from Bigallo, which belongs to the same owner. But it was all right and we were welcome and we enjoyed our stay in this hôtel. At least it was not a problem and we recommand Lanzi Hôtel even if we were surprised to be overbooked in Bigallo Hôtel.

8.4 Very Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Hotel is on the 3rd floor of an old apartment building, with only a tiny elevator. Yet the location is excellent -- literally bang in the middle of the city, steps away from the Duomo. Great base to discover Florence.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We were booked at the Bigallo but when we arrived the doors were locked. We rang the bell and someone came out and walked us over to the De'Lanzi. For the same price we were even closer to the Duomo and only a few feet away from the best gelatto in town. It was a perfect location for us since we could wander in any direction by foot or easily catch a taxi or bus. I would skip the coffee from the machine and buy it in any of the places close by.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

Ich hatte ursprünglich im Hotel Bigallo gebucht und wurde umgebucht auf das Partner Hotel De Lanzi. Dafür bekam ich das absolute Hammerzimmer mit sensationellem Domblick, ich war begeistert. Würde jederzeit wieder in diesem Hotel absteigen.

8.1 Very Good
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Excellent Location. Walking Distance to everywhere. Very clean. Breakfast just ok. Nice bedroom and bathroom.

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands

It was great, with a beautiful view, but we did get one of the rooms facing the Duomo. The only problem we had was at night there was a lot of noise, but it was Halloween. I suggest ear plugs and it would be perfect. The room was very nice and big and comfortable. The door lock was great and the breakfast was continental. I would stay again.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

Probably the best value for money in Florence. I am pretty picky when it comes to hotels and, for a city centre hotel right next to the Duomo, this was excellent. No other hotel has as good a location. The hotel was clean, smart and a good size. Breakfast was pretty good for Florence. I recommend this hotel to anyone. It's not obvious where reception is when you go in the front door! Take the lift up to the 3rd floor and there it is.

6.5 Fair
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

The outside appearance is not good but when we got to the 3rd and 4th floors where the hotel was located it was good. We had a room overlooking the Duomo which was lovely, some rooms did not have a view. The breakfast was good,and the waitress very friendly and helpful.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Staff friendly though not all spoke English, but we were in Italy and we muddled through. Room was clean and spacious enough for a city stay.It looked recently refurbished. We had a double room so can't comment on family rooms. Right by the Duomo- Fantastic location. Overall I felt this was good value for money and would automatically stay there again.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We enjoyed our stay very much! The staff was helpful and courteous. The room was spacious and the view breathtaking. Tutta Bella!!!

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Mexico

Pretty good rooms! And very clouse of the Doumo

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

Excellent hotel. Very clean and quiet. Great location close to Duomo but may be hard to find--map shows it on the wrong side of the main street.

7.9 Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

We could not have asked for a better location or type of room. One of the best hotels we stayed in during our 4 week trip. Will return to this one

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

After visiting Florence innumerable times and having stayed at the Bigallo twice the last year we can only say: this hotel is an absolute must! Professional and kind service, tasteful, clean and spacious rooms (each with a suitable name) at reasonable prices and all the great sights of this fantastic city within walking distance. Not to speak about the immediate surroundings (see the photo taken from our hotel window). We can hardly wait till next time.

7.3 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Amazing location! Try to get a room with a view. Staff were nice, not friendly, no smiles, but good at their jobs. The breakfast room is quite dull, hardly any natural light and you don't want to stay in there for long, breakfast not great.Location wins though and overall fab hotel.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

This was a very nice hotel and the location could not be better. The photos showing the Duomo just outside your window are very accurate, at least for the room we had. The property is beautifully decorated and pretty classy. The staff was helpful if not especially talkative. The entrance is tricky. It is located down a short alley off the main street. Once inside you have to know to enter the tiny elevator at which point you will see the third floor button labeled "Hotel Bigallo". The first two floors are something else, possibly residential. The location is incredible. You are right in the middle of everything. We walked everywhere.

6.6 Fair
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

It took mus more than an hour to get to the room becasue of one way and dead end streets. Suggest a better map. The location is spectacular, once located.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

What more can you say about a hotel as good as anyone that offers one of the world's most beautiful buildings at 30 yards distance and harbours a museum on the ground floor?! Other than: "We will return as soon as possible."

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The Bigallo is an excellent facility in the heart of Florence. It is literally a stones throw to the Duomo and is on a main pedestrian shopping street. The hotel is on the third floor of a charming building and a lift is provided. The rooms were exceptionally large considering its location and were spotless. As with most hotel accommodations in Italy, the breakfast was just mediocre. We would highly recommend this property to anyone travelling to Florence.

6.8 Fair
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

When we arrived we had to wait outside our Hotel only to find out it was closed. We were moved to another around the corner - we never stayed in our reserved Hotel. We were initially given a tiny cramped room - but were moved the next day upon request.

8.5 Excellent
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Spain

breakfast was a bit poor.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

Very reasonable prize at perfect location. Will definitely return on this hotel. Highly recomended.

6.2 Fair
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

impossibile avere la colazione in camera e ciò crea disagio. fanno pagare anche un cappuccino per la prima colazione e visto il prezzo della camera mi sembra davvero esagerato.

7.3 Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

This hotel is definitely well located, the Duomo is right outside the front door. However, our room was very noisy at night and it was facing the alley. We can only imagine how noisy the rooms are that face the square. This isn't a bad hotel for the price, but certainly not the best we stayed in during our trip (for similar price).

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

clean and nice, spacious 1 bedroom apartment, centrally located, but tricky to find due to strange system of building numbers in Venice. Toilett bowl was not secure to the floor and needs repair. we arrived very late and charge person was available to bring us the keys ( after midnight ) you just need to find a phone to call them upon arrival... altogether, it was a good experience. It was not an hotel so some questions were irrelevant for this location.

6.7 Fair
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The airconditioning had apparently been deactivated prior to our stay (Sep 29-Oct 3); the weather was still warm, the window inadequate, and street noise abundant.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Best room we had on our trip through Italy. The view of the Duomo from our room was amazing. Request the Donatello room. The room was huge compared to rooms in Europe. The size of the room reminded me of a US hotel room. I would recommend this hotel to anyone travelling to Florence. Centrally located and very clean.

4.9 Ordinary
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Hotel was in a great location. Room was clean, but did kind of smell. The staff was not very friendly. At every hotel we stayed at in Italy we were always greeted in the morning at breakfast with, "Is there anything I can get you, coffee or capaccino?" Not here. The food was bad as well.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

When we arrived at Hotel Bigallo it was closed. We were taken to Bigallo's sister hotel, Hotel De'Lanzi. At first we were a little concerned as nobody explained where we were going. However the hotel was clean and in a superb location for central Florence. The room was slightly on the narrow side but our view was onto the Duomo tower. No complaints from us at this price!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Some confusion on the room assignment. we were sent to the hotel de lanzi, an affiliate, which was nearby and fine. Well worth it.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Excellent. Steps from the Duomo, walking distance to the train station. You have to take the lift up to the hotel, but once there everyting is beautiful. The most expensive hotel we stayed at in Italy, but worth it.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

The location of the hotel is very central, being in a corner building, which forms part of the Piazza del Duomo. The hotel is situated on the third floor of the building, accessed by a small elevator or the stairs (European third floor, meaning third floor above the ground floor) My room had a pleasant view of the 'backyard', looking towards the inside of the city block, where pleasant domestic (real) lives of the inhabitants can sometimes be heard. The room was clean and well outfitted with functional, yet tasteful furniture, including a firm, supportive mattress and a modernized bathroom. The bed cover was even fitted and coordinated with the curtains! (I don't recall such detail in other hotels of this classification.) The nicely furnished public sitting room, by the reception desk, has a superb view of the Duomo and the Via dei Calzaiuoli below, but the breakfast, a continental fare with the addition of cold-cut meats and cheese, is served in a view-less inner area, adjacent to the reception. (Understandably, the rentable hotel rooms are situated along the 'front', cutting off the breakfast room from the spectacular view. A window with a view to the 'backyard' would have made the breakfast room immensely more pleasant by giving it visual relief, as well as more natural light.) Having said that, the main reason to be in Florence, of course, is not to linger over breakfast in your hotel, but to experience the City. For that purpose, the hotel's location is perfect for urban tourists, who'd like a well outfitted place to stay at, which is centrally located. Highly recommended.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The location is almost surely the best in Firenze--literally at the edge of the piazza Duomo. The bell tower was directly across from our window. When the Duomo bells rang I was concerned about sleeping but they do not sound during the night.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent rates for the location in Florence, the chimes at 07:00 in the morning make you get up for breakfast. the only downside (which is very small) I couldn’t get a iron for my clothes it might have been my Italian is still poor or the hotel hasn’t got any.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

The hotel is in a great location-we had a spectacular view of the Duomo.It's about a 10 minute walk to the train station. We had a large triple room, with a loft. The room was updated, new bathroom, very clean. We were also asked if we could pay cash since we were quoted such a low rate (130.00 euros), but it wasn't a problem when we checked out and paid by credit card. The only noisy night was a Saturday night. The bells ring at 7AM...it was a great wake-up call. The breakfast wasn't very good-the coffee was horrible, some croissants,cereal, yogurt, fruit that wasn't that fresh. There is a small elevator to take you up to the 3rd floor to check-in. You cannot beat the location and the rate. I would definely return.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Australia

Being so close to the centre was great. The bell at 7 every morning was a fab wake up call. Hated the boring breakfast and the coffee was undrinkable.

6.7 Fair
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

When we arrived at the hotel the door was locked. We rang the bell and someone told us to wait. several minutes later a man came and lead us to another hotel since the Bigallo was closed. The replacement hotel was clean however small for 3 people.

8.2 Very Good
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Location- The hotel is in an excellent location by the Duomo and so close to other attractions/areas of the city. It was great to be able to walk to what we wanted to do. Accomodations - The room we stayed in was very spacious and clean and had a great view of Florence. Also, the bathroom was HUGE and had great facilities. The only draw back of this hotel is that they insisted on a cash payment for the stay when we checked out. We could not pay cash and they eventually accepted a credit card. I am not sure why they have this policy, especially since you are reserving the room(s) online with a credit card. Besides the payment issue, the stay was great and I would recommend their hotel for future visitors to Florence.

7.1 Good
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

This is really a review of the Hotel De Lanzi as the Bigallo was closed when I arrived due to some sort of "problem". I was met at the hotel by a staff member and taken to another hotel run by the same family just around the corner (Hotel De Lanzi). The hotel was also listed as a 3-star accomodation and was within 1 block of Il Duomo, so the location was awesome. The room was spacious, though somewhat dark- the windows looked out upon two narrow paasageways and the adjoining buildings. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was typical European continental, but I was not pleased with the 2-3 day old rolls that were provided on my last day. Overall, a great location and decent hotel for the price.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The location is unbeatable. The rooms were lovely and even spacious by European standards. Be aware of your promixity to the bell tower - it rings for several mnutes every morning at 7am. Anna, the afternoon receptionist, was very helpful. My only negative comment would be that just as we were checking in, we were asked if we could pay in cash as we had been quoted such a low rate through Venere. We ended up paying by credit card which they begrudgingly accepted.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

First of all: go to the top floor for check in! That might help if added to the sign. We had no problems finding the hotel, just the front desk. Anna was very helpful with directions by email and directions and ideas for dinner once we got there. The room was bigger than I expected, nice clean bathroom. Breakfast was fine to get you going. And the location was amazing! I would highly recommend this hotel.

7.1 Good
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

Excellent location, however, rooms on third/fourth floor and although there was a small lift there were some steps to climb initially. Rooms facing the dome had great views, not so sure about the others. Breakfast was edible, but would have been so much better had the bread rolls been fresh every morning. With not too much luggage hotel is within walking distance from station, just head for the dome.

8.1 Very Good
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

A small hotel in the center of Firenze just in front the cathedral. We had a very pleasant stay

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

This Hotel is so Perfect it will be hard to put everything into words!!!! To Start with I must say that the Hotel Desk Person (Anna) went out of her way to make our stay in Florence magical. She went the extra mile to help us do things in and around florence, along with a trip to Sienna with a private driver. Thanks Anna... The room we got was a Loft type room that was great, clean, and modern. But the best was the view...I opend the window and I was directly infront of the Duomo. I felt so close I could touch it! Breakfast was nice and simple...Fresh. And the room is clean and friendly. As for Food try to go to Trotteria Armondo ( One of the top 5 Resturants on my list of best food) you must though make a reservation! Price for two people with everything 100 euros, but trust me it's the best! When I go back to Florence I will stay here no questions asked it was that good!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

we got an unbelievable rate of 150 euros a night, and bigallo is literally right outside of the duomo. i would recommend this place to everyone. the staff was pretty good, some of them didnt speak too great english, but for the price, forgetaboutit. Also, they attempted to make us pay cash for the room to get the special rate, but our reservation said nothing about a special rate, so we said here's a credit card, take it or leave it.....they took it. all in all i would easily give this place B+ or A- for location, cleanliness and especially price. any questions? celeroo at gmail.com

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

It was my first time in Florence. Hotel Bigalo was under renovation but the hotel we stayed at was I guess the sister hotel, Hotel Di Lanzi(??). It was the the best hotel I stayed at in Italy. Very clean, big, spacious bathroom, nice view of the Duomo, right in the heart of the city. I am very impressed overall, with this website: venere.com. Their prices are the cheapest among the other websites. I will use this web site again.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Beautiful room overlooking the Duomo. Charming public areas. Building entrance is scruffy. Have to take the elevator to third floor to find hotel. But that's okay. My only complaint was they asked me to pay cash instead of using a credit card. I would have much prefered to be told this before having the reservation confirmed. Get a room with a view of the Cathedral. It will be worth paying cash.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

I recently re-visited Florence with my boyfriend who had never been before. I am always slightly hesitant to book hotels online but we were both really pleased with Bigallo. I requested a room with a view which we got and our windows opened out directly onto a fantastic view of the Duomo square - fantastic!! The location was great, right in the centre and considering this, other than the ringing of the bells from the cathedral (which i felt added to the experience rather than take away from it), you couldn't hear the hustle and bustle of the passers-by outside. A really lovely hotel - I would definately go back!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

The location of this hotel could not be beaten. You walk out the door and you are at the Duomo which is the center of florence. It was very easy to walk to other places. I highly recommend this hotel. The room was clean and very welcoming. The bathroom was spacious compared to others and the shower was delightful.

5.2 Ordinary
  • December 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Greece

When we arrived at Hotel Bigallo, the above mentioned hotel did not actually exist, as we later on discovered, and we were told that they had problems with the hotel's plumbing and as a result the hotel was closed. When we tried to contact the hotel by phone, we were told to go to another hotel owned by the same company, something which came to us as a surprise! Fortunately the other hotel was not very bad, it was centrally located but the whole experience was very unpleasant for us.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

We stayed in a loft room-fine for us but maybe not for people who don't like to descend stairs to the bathroom in the middle of the night...Great location for mostly everything. Breakfast is provided but was the same every day!

6.4 Fair
  • August 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Switzerland

The hotel I booked was not the one that I stayed at. There was a note on the door to go to another hotel operated by the same owner down the street. The price quoted did not change.

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7.0 Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Uruguay

6.0 Fair
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Argentina

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Room Details

Hotel Bigallo offers 17 guest rooms with climate control. Cable TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Business travelers will have access to safes and direct-dial phones during their Duomo visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations and bidets. Refrigerators and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional guest comforts include soundproofing, air conditioning and blackout drapes/curtains.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini fridge
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Extra beds
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Direct dial phone
  • Cable TV

How to reach Hotel Bigallo

By car
From the A1 highway, exit at Firenze Nord if you are arriving from the North, or Firenze Sud if you are arriving from the South, follow directions to the Centro, or city-centre, then head towards the Duomo.

By train
From the Santa Maria Novella railway station you can either reach the hotel on foot in around 5 minutes, take a short taxi ride, or take one of the many buses that stop at the Duomo.

By airplane
From the airport, either take a taxi or the Vola in bus shuttle service which takes only 20 minutes to reach the Santa Maria Novella railway station.

Distances from Hotel Bigallo

Giotto's Campanile - 0 km / 0 mi
Duomo Museum - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Piazza di San Giovanni - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Battistero di San Giovanni - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Florence Design Academy - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Piazza della Repubblica - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Casa Martelli Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Orsanmichele - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Piazza del Duomo - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Dante's House - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Church of Santa Maria Maggiore - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
San Lorenzo Church - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Laurentian Library - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Bigallo is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 5.5 km / 3.4 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Hotel Bigallo

  • Private parking