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Hotel Boccaccio - Florence

3 star Hotel Florence

Via Della Scala 59 - Florence

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 80 .00
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Housed in an eighteenth-century building, the Boccaccio hotel is situated in the heart of Florence's historic center and boasts a truly enviable position, between the Arno river and the Santa Maria Novella church.

A short walk from the central railway station, the property is within walking distance from the major tourist sights of the city, the church of San Lorenzo with the Medici Chapels, the Cathedral, Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery.

The structure offers modern comforts and services, together with a warm and friendly Tuscan hospitality. Due to its excellent location, it is the perfect starting point to visit the city and an ideal destination to attend conferences and seminars, as two of the key spots for business travelers, Palazzo dei Congressi and the Fortezza da Basso, are located just a few minutes away.

The property also features a lovely outdoor terrace full of plants and flowers and available to guests all year round. Other amenities at this Florence hotel include dry cleaning/laundry service, luggage storage, complimentary wireless Internet access, and a safe-deposit box at the front desk. Child care is provided for an extra charge.

Moreover, just five minutes from the hotel guests will find the La Carabaccia restaurant. Managed by the owners of the hotel, this restaurant, recommended by the most important gourmet and travel guides, has been offering fine Tuscan cuisine since 1972. Featuring a welcoming and folksy ambience, the venue is a nice meeting place for all gourmets. 24-hour room service is available, and guests can also enjoy drinks and cocktails in the café located on site.
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Guest Rating 8.6 Excellent
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Breakfast at Hotel Boccaccio

A free buffet breakfast is available between 7:30 AM and 10:00 AM.

Facilities at Hotel Boccaccio

  • Business Center
  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Cafeteria
  • Snack bar
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Laundry room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Shuttle service
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge
  • Baby sitter

Know before you go

  • 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.
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: between 1 PM and 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.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 50 per vehicle
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: EUR 50 (from 4 to 15 years old)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 40,00 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 Boccaccio is also known as

Boccaccio Hotel Florence

9.0

Clean

8.0

Location

8.0

Quiet

7.5

Spacious

8.8

Service

Hotel Boccaccio reviews

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Mexico

Hotel very clean. One block away from train station!! Close to everything.

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

The overall quality of the hotel was very good. Room was clean and well equipped. Shower was running very well and towels changed every day. The only problem was WiFi not running very well and breakfast not particularly attracting.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Staff was great. They referred us to a great place to dine. We even went back the next evening for dinner again.

3.1
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Extremely poor value for money. The reservation was for superior double room. First room was big as advertise, but if you are not heave smokers you cannot stay in this room more than five minutes: very heave tobacco smells. The second room was musty, dark and small. But they charge as superior room. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone

5.1 Ordinary
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The staff was just fine, and the shower excellent, however the room was so noisy we asked to change, and did. Regardless of the room, which was VERY close to the station, and therefore convenient, DO GO TO THE RESTAURANT ASSOCIATED WITH THE HOTEL. IT IS A SHORT WALK AWAY, AND THE STAFF AND FOOD ARE WONDERFUL!!!!

7.3 Good
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

The location, close to the train station, is not one I would choose again. The environmental noise and the disputes in the street in the early hours weren't great. It is not close to any particular sights. Staff were good, area was very so-so.

8.9 Excellent
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Argentina

Very confortable room. Good breakfast. Excellent location

6.9 Fair
  • February 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Nice enough space, but our room was on the street, and it was quite noisy. The location is convenient (one block from the Santa Maria Novella train station) but that's also why it was noisy, with buses in the street, no break from scooters and all the traffic noise. People were nice and helpful with maps and suggestions, breakfast was fine, price was good. Just the noise was a problem. Price and location were great, so no complaints, really.

5.8 Ordinary
  • February 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Very small rooms with tired furniture and beds. Very loud location on the corner of a high traffic street. The breakfast room, food and service were great. Nice patio available and the staff were good.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I would highly recommend this hotel for its value and location! I was traveling solo, and wanted something near the train station and in a safe area. The hotel turned out to be right down the street from the train station and it was only a short walk down to the river and also to the main piazzas and shopping areas. The hotel also has a cute outdoor terrace where guests can gather at anytime. Here I met a number of other travelers and shared tips with them about different things to see in Florence. My room faced the main street and was a bit noisy until about 10pm, but one is in a city so this is to be expected. By the way, The bath was spotless and there was great shower pressure!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

We have previously stayed at the Hotel Boccaccio so we obviously like it. We find the location very convenient and the staff is gracious and helpful.

8.3 Very Good
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

Nice terrace to nave rest

7.8 Good
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Nice, clean room, and it even had an an air conditioner. My only real complaint was the WiFi service, which is not free. It wasn't terribly expensive, but the process to access and turn on WiFi was painful, and the signal was weak no matter where I tried to connect.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

Ideal for an older, frequent visitor travelling by train as its close to the station but quiet and efficient. District is going downhill but still safe and provides easy walking access to main activities.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Very good location - 5 minute walk from train station....extremely helpful front desk staff; lovely room with tiny balcony but faced nothing worth looking at.

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Excellent location very close to both the train and bus station and a short walk to centre. Airport transfers drop off at the station. If you want to visit Siena hop on the rapide bus -it's easy. Lucca is also worth a visit during your stay -just take the train. If you are healthy and enjoy walking pre-book the Cinque Terre walking tour with "walkaboutflorence". We stayed in a superior room which was just as described only bigger, and we had a balcony which overlooked the street which was a bonus. We live in the country and are not used to the hustle bustle but once the shutters are closed the street noise didn't trouble us. Breakfast was good but don't bother with their trattoria they offer you discount but we found the service poor and there are plenty of nicer places to eat.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • China

perfect position which is near both train station and SITA bus station,and also the supermarket and resturant.perfect service with nice staff, clean and big rooms,comfortable beds and tasty breakfast. I will definitely recommand it to other travelers.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • GB

Good location, excellent staff as usual. Also no problems with you coming home late after enjoying the Firenze nightlife. I've stayed in a few hotels in Firenze and the Boccaccio is always the one I try to book first when I go back.

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Very convenient to the train station, though rooms at the front of the hotel border a very busy and noisy street. Best bathroom for any hotel we visited. Super helpful and friendly staff.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • India

If you visit Florence do stay in this hotel as very near to train station and very friendly and nice staff members.This hotel is complete value for money. Would definitely stay here again.

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

The hotel staff was very helpful and friendly. The room was a decent size (for a European hotel room), and the hotel is near the train station so it makes it extremely convenient, yet the neighbourhood is a bit seedy. I never felt unsafe - just not pretty. We had a front facing room and the windows kept the street noise blocked. We would definitely stay here again. Free WI-FI would be nice.

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Good location right next to Termini. Staff friendly and efficient. Rooms very good size . Furnishings a little dark but room was clean. Only drawback is that it can be noisy during the day as it is on a corner, but who stays in their room during the day?

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

Great hotel in a great location - just a few steps from the train station and easy walking distance to all the major sites. The rooms facing the street can be a little noisy because, after all, it is downtown Florence. It certainly didn't bother us at all. Our room was very large and beautifully decorated, with a huge bathroom. The front desk staff of this lovely old hotel were pleasant and helpful. Breakfast was adequate but I don't suggest you ask for a second cup of coffee, you might get some attitude from the lady attending the breakfast room. lol. Overall, I would definitely return to Hotel Boccaccio if I was to return to Florence.

6.2 Fair
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We experienced three managers throughout our 2-day stay and some were definitely more eager to please than others. The neighborhood is spotty and the noise is extreme. We're sound sleepers but if you're not, oh well.

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Russia

The hotel proved to be a good choice for a reasonable price. Its location in the city center close to the railway station met also our requirements. The whole staying in Florence for these two days was very enjoyable.

8.3 Very Good
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Romania

pluses: very good location, clean room, nice staff. minus: lack of diversity at breakfast

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Dominican Republic

Excellent location! we had the chance to walk around the whole city without getting tired. It is really very strategic to be near the train station so you can get any place easily. Staff very kind and warm, giving useful information every time. A lot of places to eat, buy stuff and little gifts nearby at reasonable prices. We loved our stay there.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

It took only 3 minites from SMN station. Good location.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Lovely hotel! largest bathroom we've ever had in Europe and the tub with jets was a great surprise. Friendly, English-speaking staff were very helpful. Will go back!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

Great location to train station and local shops. Staff were most welcoming and helpful.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Italy

Room 108 was very beautiful with the only balcony over the street! I loved the herringbone parquet floor!

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We truly enjoyed our stay in Florence. Federico greeted us warmly and went out of his way to give us very helpful tips and ideas regarding places to eat, the local sights and a great map and directions. He answered our questions always with a cheerful smile and greeted us by name each time we went past the front desk area. Federico even recommended a local favorite restaurant and provided us with a card with his name to allow us to obtain a great discount. Now that is a Concierge looking out for his clients. The room was very elegant and the facilities outstanding. The location is ideal for seeing Florence and the proximity to the train station doubles the value when you do not have to use a taxi or bus to get to the hotel. Less than 5 minute walk works for me! Plus the tour we booked picked us up right at the train station, how's that for convenience? We have already decided we will come back to the Boccaccio and are strongly recommending it to friends who intend to travel to Florence in the near future.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

I've stayed at much more expensive hotels but never had better service. The staff were wonderful and very helpful. The lobby is comfortable as was my room. The cappucino was excellent, although the breakfast was nothing special. It was a fantastic hotel for the money.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Mexico

Room and furnitures are a little dark and the room small. The location is excelent, near by everything 1

6.1 Fair
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Area was rough and I did not feel overly safe when out at night walking. Room was very dark and noisy at night. Good size for a room in Italy. Room was clean which is always my main concern. Bed was soft and could have been a better quality mattress for the price of the room.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Russia

Perfect place to stay at in Florence... i am just fascinated.. beautiful clean rooms, very polite and competent suff.. Above all I reccomend their restaurant.. Very good place for a lovely dinner..and the cooking is excellent.

7.3 Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

The hotel has the big advantage of being close to Santa Novella train station and to the main monuments of Florence. Unfortunately in via Della Scala there are too cars with consequent noise and pollution.

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Very close to the Santa Maria Novella station and easy to find. I had a single room that felt rather small. You had to keep the window closed in order to sleep at night and unfortunately if the people in the neighboring rooms spoke loudly they would disturb you. It wasn't a major problem. The staff was very nice and professional, and they handled a misunderstanding about a reservation at the Uffizi very well. The public areas were nice for a three star hotel and the breakfast ok; the coffee could have been better. The value for money was unbeatable, taking into consideration that I stayed at the hotel during the absolute peak season. I stayed for three nights, and would definitely recommend this hotel for shorter and longer stays in beautiful Florence.

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • India

All our expectations regarding location,type of room,size etc were met adequately. Breakfast was good and sufficient variety was there. Charges for Sunday were higher by 15Euros which is not logical. Service to tourists new to Italy can be better like charging of phone/camera since standard European plugs/adopters do not work and no near by store has them. ofcourse this info should be given by tourist sites also. Overall very much satisfied by stay.

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Arab Emirates

Very good hotel,beautiful de core,helpful staff, nice breakfast

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The staff was extremely helpful. When I asked for directions to a business center so I could print out tickets for an upcoming museum visit, they told me to email them to the front desk and printed the ticket paperwork out themselves. The room was lovely and I was stunned at how well the windows blocked noise, especially on a busy street. I would definitely recommend this hotel and stay there again.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • New Zealand

The map on how to reach the hotel by train was not very clear. You can actually see the hotel from the main entrance of the train station. Staff were helpful and easily understood. The breakfast was ample but limited in choice.

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Canada

The location was perfect - right by the railroad & bus stations and easy access to the airport. The staff was amazingly helpful, kind & with humour. Breakfast was good. I found the bed a bit hard, the room small & not great venting in the bathroom, but everything else made up for it and more.

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Just two minutes from the central station and a ten minute walk from the centre of Florence the hotel is ideally situated for visiting Florence. The location on a main road is of course not picturesque but that hardly mattered. The hotel is small and the rooms are sufficient and for three days of tramping the streets to view the sites of Florence it was perfect. It is not a hotel in which to sit and relax though the small lounge area in the foyer was comfortable enough to avoid being stuck in your room. Breakfast was adequate but not extensive and the coffee available is limited in volume.

7.2 Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Netherlands

This is the ideal place if you arrive by train and aren't looking for the most quiet place in town. Our room looked out on the main train station and the street passing it, with a lot of 'Italian-style' traffic. When the window was closed, the traffic noise was almost 'turned off'. The restaurant nearby, Grotta di Leo is recommendable.

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

My friend and I shared a twin room. Excellent position. Very close to main railway station and walking distance to all attractions. Recently refurbished. Satisfactory breakfast with good coffee. A kettle in the room to make tea/coffee would have just rounded off a great little hotel.

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Room was clean and services were as described, the buffet breakfast was also great value. Internet connection was good once paid for, no issues with drop outs. Bathroom was a little small however adequate. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Being located so close to the station was great, however on the other hand, whilst we didn't have any problems, after dark the hotel surroundings were probably not the nicest part of town.

2.7
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

i don't return in this hotel too expendsive for the service small room for information i go to firenze 5/6 by year

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Very close to railway/bus station, many resturants close by, easy walk(20min) to museums,great location at a reasonable price compared to Rome or Venice.

7.0 Good
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Chile

Hot room and could not open the window as it faced the very very noicy street. And aircondition was not storng enough (mid April, I wonder what is it in summer?)

7.8 Good
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We were in Florence for four days and three nights. The location of the hotel was perfect for us as we were traveling by train and it was only a block away from the train station. There were many sites within walking distance as well as some good resturants. Breakfast was a very typical Italian breakfast consisting of hard boiled eggs, yogurt, pastries and cereal. The staff was very pleasant and helpful.

7.8 Good
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Very close to the station, as Florence is small you reach easily every main touristic location having left you lagguage as soon as you arrive in town. Both concierge very professional. I had a doouble room for myself alone, not really big, but still enough to live (in Florence you dont' stay a lot in an hotel room!). The curtains didn't closed fully so a little light entered in the room.

8.5 Excellent
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Georgia

Very nice place to stay. The rooms are spacious, which is a nice surprise across Italy. Very clean, bright and cozy. The breakfast was relatively poor though. Close to train station and therefore a great location for those who are traveling across the country. A bit far from Ponto Vecio and Uffici, but quite close to other attractions in the city.

7.5 Good
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

We enjoyed our stay, found the hotel so convenient to the train station and directions easy. Everything was within walking distance in Florence. The lovely dining room served a very good breakfast and we appreciated hard boiled eggs on the buffet. We wish we had a confortable chair to sit in in our room but we used the lobby for this as well as the internet access in the lobby. The travel bureau around the corner run by Louisa was most helpful in booking a Tuscany tour which was excellent. We would recommend Hotel Bocaccio and give it a 3* rating.

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

Excellent - would recommend and would return to this property. It's very close to the main station and a 15 minute walk from the Duomo.

8.2 Very Good
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Our room (opening on an inside yard) was very quiet.The staff was welcoming .The breakfast was copious except the lack of fruit.The hôtel is near the station and not far from the town center.There are many "tratorria"and restaurants in the area.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

A hotel I will recommend without hesitation to all those traveling to Florence. A short one and half block from the train station, across the street from a charming cafe, and close to sightseeing opportunities make this location ideal. Rooms are small but well apppointed with good amenities. The breakfast room is excellent with good and ample choices. Staff is professional and helpful. And last but far from least - excellent value! A real winner!!!

8.6 Excellent
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Good location but a rather small room. Good value.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Fantastic location right near the station. Helpful and friendly staff. Clean room and bathroom. Good breakfast. Suited us perfectly.

8.7 Excellent
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Colombia

Good Hotel. Good service.

8.1 Very Good
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Good value for money & very close to the train station, which was usefull for me getting arround

8.9 Excellent
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

I could not stay Hotel Boccaccio. They could not prepared the room beause of the trouble of water supply and asked me to stay Hotel Adler Cavalieri. This hotel is near the Boccaccio, so it's not problem for me to change the hotel. Hotel Adler Cavalieri is 4stars hotel and I could stay there the same rate and same conditions at the Boccaccio. I think Boccaccio`s manner for me is very good and respctable.

8.8 Excellent
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

I have stayed in this hotel before and find the location very convenient, close to the station so not far to go with the luggage on arrival and in easy walking distance from all the important sights. The buffet breakfast is good by Italian standards including ham, cheese and boiled eggs and the price I paid was very good value for money for the overall standard of accommodation and service. My only complaint this time (in mid December) was that the heating in the fairly small single room was too fierce and not controllable enough, it was always too hot unless I opened the window or turned it right off. I do not complain about the smallness of the room as this is to be expected in old buildings and I only want to sleep there.

8.3 Very Good
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Sweden

The hotel is easily to reach and the workers there are hospital especial one of them,an italian guy,really very helpful and kind.The room is clean and bed comfortable,washing room is quite good.The breakfast is great.recommend strongly.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

1 Night. Ideal position if travelling by train. Staff very helpful and kept luggage during day of departure. No charge. Breakfast basic but would use hotel again.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Malta

THIS HOTEL HAS AN EXELLENT LOCATION TO DISCOVER THE BEAUTY OF FIRENZE ON FOOT. LOCATED JUST A FEW METRES AWAY FROM SANTA MARIA NOVELLA STATION.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

First time in Florence and loved it! Excellent staff at the Boccaccio and great location. The only downside was the traffic noise when the window was open, but apart from that it was a very enjoyable stay. Only stayed one night, wish I had booked more, but would definitely stay there again.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The hotel was close to the train station as promised and an easy walk to all areas of the city. Federico gave us a marvelous welcome, quickly pulling out a map and showing us how to get around and where the important sites were. Only issue -- the room was very small, but I have found that typical of most hotels in Italy.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Too many mosquitos in my room.

7.5 Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Very Close to the train station and easy walking to many attractions. Our room was overlooking the busy alley but had absolutely noise-proof windows! Open them up if you want to hear the city. Window shutters also can shut out light entirely. Morning Concierge could have been more helpful with directions to our car rental agency - he just pointed and said they're all one block that way. He was incorrect and we had to wander a few blocks "that way" and turn before we found it.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Thailand

The location of the hotel is very good, just a few minutes walk from the train station. Also it's very closed to the bus station and the tourist information. We can walk easily to all tourist attractions as well as the leather market.

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent service from staff.Room spotlessly clean.Area very central for historic area, train and bus stations, a few ladies of the night about!No English TV,breakfast adequate. Lovely coutyard to relax in.Would recomend to friends and family

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

Definitely recommend this hotel for travellers looking within the price range. Easy to take bus from airport to the bus station (hotel is just down the street). We could walk from the hotel to all tourist destinations. The desk staff were very helpful upon our arrival with maps, etc. There was a travel agency next door that helped us procure reservations to the museums (a must). The train station is nearby, and we were able to take a day trip to Siena. The hotel has several nice restaurants nearby. Room was not large, but they typically aren't in Europe. Breakfast was fine -- pretty much what we expected. Would stay here again.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

The hotel staff was efficient and welcoming. The room was clean and spacious. Internet is available in the room for 3 euro per hour. Breakfast is served until 10:30 in the morning with fresh coffee delivered to your table and an assortment of croissants with ham and cheese and cereals. We had an excellent experience with Hotel Boccaccio in Florence.

7.7 Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Excellent location being 5 (walking) minutes away from train station/main tour guide bus terminal including a travel/tourist info office. Walking distance to most main attractions. Clean room/bathroom, mattress comfort - poor. Our room was on second floor on the side of a noisy small lane type street, could not leave window open cause it was very noisy, people hanging out for part of the night but when closed, you could not hear a thing. Good breakfast starting at 7:30 am but the Lady serving coffee had an attitude, she just did not seem to want to be there with public, no personality. The first morning, we sat at a table for 4 so to take a picture of the breakfast area (no one else around at 7:30), she said not sit there cause it was a bigger table. The next mornings, I never saw more that 6 people having breakfast, there were about 15/16 tables (in 10-15 minutes for breakfast and you are out of there to start your day in Florence). Another time, since we had to catch a 6:45 am train the next morning to Genoa (my wife takes medication with food in the morning) my wife packed 2 small rolls for train ride and put them in the fridge in our bedroom. She told me that I could not take out food cause there would not be enough for others (2 small rolls?). My wife told her the reason, took the rolls anyway and suggested she should change jobs. We mentioned it to the reception desk of her unprofessionalism and rudeness upon our departure . Other than that courteous staff. I would recommend and return.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Venezuela

Just nearby the train station, and where most of the hotels are located. Nice for walking: less than 10 minutes to historic center, and that's the way to move in Florence. Facilities are quite good. Breakfast also, though space is limited, but well serviced. Staff is competent though rather serious.

7.0 Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Argentina

el desayuno muy pobre, y el capuchino que pedi repetir habia que pagar extra. el resto del hotel bien

7.9 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Pas de parking. Parking proposé par l'hotel couteux.(23 euro par jour)

6.6 Fair
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • China

You will get a warm welcome at the reception desk.They are willing to help. But the water tap and the hair dryer and the chair in our room need to be repaired.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • China

It would be perfect if the hotel can provide the facility for making hot water.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • GB

This is a great central hotel. The room was comfortable and the staff friendly and informative. There are some great reasonably-priced food shops just around the corner and there's a wonderful terrace to eat on when you've bought your snacks.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

Very centrally located and professional staff. Good Breakfast and good value for money.

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

By car, finding the hotel was the main problem although our GPS got us there. The extra cost of valet parking makes this hotel expensive; but the valet service was excellent. Charge for Internet was costly. Location is well withing walking distance of anywhere in the centre of Florence. Air conditioning worked very well and the room was quiet enough even though it was on the main street. The room was small. The breakfast was adequate. The ceilings in the reception area and dining area are exquisite.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Morocco

very good stay in this hotel and good service

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Morocco

very good choice of hotel. the personel is rofesional.

8.6 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Norway

Nice and clean hotel. It was quite warm when we stayed there, and the room was warm with moist air when we arrived. Had to have aircondition on maximum cooling, and that was really noisy. Friendly staff.

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Friendly, helpful staff; tiny, well air-conditioned room with probably the best shower I've ever had in Italy. Steps from the train station. I would certainly book another stay here.

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

Beautiful hotel in a low income area, very close to SMN train station. Florence is a safe city to wander in (within reason), I travelled as a single woman. Staff was helpful, breakfast was plentiful. Room was very small but functional. Bathroom was quite large by European standards.

7.7 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Good, basic hotel. Very convenient to major sites. This was my 7th trip to Florence, so I was familiar with the city, but it was a good place for my guests to stay. Good, recognizable reference points if they became lost. Internet did not work, though, and I count on that in hotels. Luckily, there were several internet businesses nearby. Cheaper, albeit dirtier.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Great Hotel and close to the train station. A short walk to the center of Florence and all of the important sites.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Very conveniently located to the Florence train terminal - which was a plus in the eyes of the 4 of us 55+ traveling through Italy by train! Walking through the door we received a very warm welcome by the desk staff and were quickly settled into our rooms. One room had a small private balcony, the other overlooking the street. Both rooms were of a comfortable size and were clean and quiet. The desk staff was very helpful in providing directions, and opening the private terrace for us to unwind with a quiet bottle of wine (even providing us with wine glasses and a corkscrew!). The best info they provided was to the restaurant associated with the hotel (with only 1 night in Florence this trip, we didn't want o make a mistake with the meal). Their recommendation of La Carabaccia was excellent - we talked about that meal the remainder of our trip - absolutely the BEST pork (with mustard sauce) ever!!! After checking out, we left our bags at the hotel for a day of exploring Florence and picked them up for the 5 minute walk to the train station. The only down side for the hotel was the breakfast was a little sparse - but adequate.

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

The rooms were small but the price was right. This was an older hotel with a lot of character. The private baths were modern. The hotel was close to everything and we walked everywhere. There is a Travel Agency next door that provided us with a wonderful tour and where you could purchase train tickets also. My only complaint is the internet. Wi-Fi cost 1.5 euro for 15 minutes. It is cheaper two doors down at an Internet Cafe. The PC in the lobby didn't work most of the time and we did not bring our own laptop. The breakfast was the best we had. Service was wonderful with a good selection and pleasant atmosphere. The area is very safe. The room was a little noisy due to noise in the hallway.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Russia

Our stay at Boccaccio was pleasant and gave us exelent reach to all places and enjoyment in this wonderful city. We love Firnese and happy our choice of the hotel. We would recomend our friend to stay at Boccaccio. Thank you. Vladimir & Irina Ryzhkov.

6.8 Fair
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The first night we stayed there, there was lots of noise from a night club right outside. We came back two days later and our room was right on the front street and after about 10 p.m. the noise was minimal. We had a room for three people and had a large room and bath. The hotel is newly refurbished and is very nice. The breakfast was very nice and the service was very nice. Just a block from the train station and was perfect for walking to the the Ponte vecchio, Duomo, restaurants and markets and we felt very safe.

7.1 Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

Our overall opinion on this hotel was good. Service: good Room: good, big enough. Location: good, close to the station and to the tourist spots. Breakfast: not good, no food variety. Thank you.

5.8 Ordinary
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

l'albergo non è male se si va da soli o con un amico. Il letto matrimoniale è pessimo con due materassi e due reti di qualità scadentissima,inpensabile per un albergo tre stelle

4.6 Ordinary
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Hotel wasn't bad but it wasn't great either. Small areas - room and bathroom. The bed is a typical two beds pushed together for Italy, to create the 'matrimonial bed' that it is termed as so in Italy but they didn't use the typical mattress padding or whatever it is to join them, so we kept falling between the middle crack of the bed at night. We only stayed one night and it served it's purpose for that. The hotel is actually to the right, after leaving the train station through the left side. Was close to the center so that worked, but overall I think a slightly bigger and better hotel can be found for the same price, which we did find when we returned (for example the Caravaggio - supreme room);price of course depends on when you're traveling.

8.8 Excellent
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • China

good location, price is reasonable,clean,breakfast is delicious

9.3 Wonderful!
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Taiwan

Excellent location for getting on and off train station and bus station. (Less than 5 mins walk) Grocery store near by and internet cafe next door Euro 1.5 for 1 HR. The restaurant recommended was the best for food and service we had while staying in Firenze for a week. Don't try your luck with IL Lat... (ask local where do they go for T-Bone, if you don't want to get ripped off) or charge additional $5 more for sharing a $10 pasta and tell you when you get the bill (Tra.. 13 Go.. - don't go there). walking distance to all the attractions and shopping area, breakfast was adequate. If you're look for the basic amenities and just a place to sleep while save cash to buy Prada this is the place.

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Hotel Boccaccio, offering 23 guest rooms with climate control. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Business travelers visiting the Santa Maria Novella area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and safes.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with bidets and complimentary toiletries. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Rooms also include soundproofing and air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Boccaccio

By car
From the south: take the Firenze Sud exit of the A1 highway and follow the indications to Firenze centro. Once you arrive at the traffic light at the end of Lungarno del Tempio, you will have to turn right. Drive towards piazza Beccaria, then along viale Antonio Gramsci and viale Giacomo Matteotti, until you reach piazza della Libertà. Take viale Spartaco Lavagnini and then follow the viali di Circonvallazione ring-road going around the Fortezza da Basso. After the tunnel going under the railway turn left into via Fratelli Rosselli. Turn right into via Iacopo da Diaccetto. Drive to the end of via Iacopo da Diaccetto and then take via Luigi Alamanni. Follow the street driving along the station and, before you reach the square, turn right into via Santa Caterina da Siena. Drive down the street until the crossroad with via della Scala. The hotel is on the right.
From the north: take the Firenze Nord exit of the A1 highway and follow the indications to Firenze centro. Once you reach the end of viale Francesco Redi, turn right and then left into via Guido Monaco. Drive to the end of via Guido Monaco, and then turn right into via Fratelli Rosselli. Make a left turn into via Iacopo da Diaccetto. Drive to the end of via Iacopo da Diaccetto and then take via Luigi Alamanni. Follow the street driving along the station and before you reach the square, turn right into via Santa Caterina da Siena. Drive down the street until the crossroad with via della Scala. The hotel is on the right.

By train
The hotel is easily reachable by walk (5 minutes) from the Santa Maria Novella railway station: exit the station on the right side, cross the pedestrian way, turn left and then straight on into via Santa Caterina da Siena: you will find the hotel in front of you.

By airplane
The Florence Amerigo Vespucci airport is approximately 8 km away. You can reach the hotel by taxi or with the Airport Shuttle bus which connects the airport with Santa Maria Novella railway station. From the station follow the above-said indications.

Distances from Hotel Boccaccio

Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Santa Maria Novella Square - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Chiesa di Ognissanti - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
National Alinari Museum of Photography - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo degli Affari - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Palazzo dei Congressi - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Museo Marino Marini - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Palazzo Rucellai - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Medici Chapels - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Church of Santa Maria Maggiore - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Strozzi Palace - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Teatro Comunale di Firenze - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Casa Martelli Museum - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
San Lorenzo Market - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Boccaccio is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 4.7 km / 2.9 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 kilometer.

Transportation services Hotel Boccaccio

  • Shuttle service
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport