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Hotel Calzaiuoli - Florence

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Via Calzaiuoli 6 - Florence

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The Calzaiuoli Hotel is situated in the very heart of the historical centre of Florence, on the famous via Calzaiuoli street, between Palazzo Vecchio and the S. Maria del Fiore Cathedral.

The building, dating back to the 14th century, has been thoroughly renovated and features a 19th century façade. The hotel is elegantly furnished and offers modern comforts as well as complimentary wireless Internet access in public areas.

The hotel is centrally located and only a short stroll from all the most important monuments and museums in Florence, as well as the most elegant shops in town. Moreover, the Santa Maria Novella railway station is only 600 meters away.
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Guest Rating 8.8 Excellent
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Breakfast at Hotel Calzaiuoli

A free continental breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Hotel Calzaiuoli

  • Bar
  • Baby sitter
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Laundry service
  • Concierge
  • Personal newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Private parking
  • Valet service
  • TV Lounge
  • Internet/Email services
  • Meeting Room

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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 1 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.

  • Self parking fee: EUR 32 per day
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 20 per day

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 4 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.

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9.2

Clean

10

Location

8.6

Quiet

8.4

Spacious

8.6

Service

Hotel Calzaiuoli reviews

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Nice room with nice insulation to keep street noise down, which was good because the location is really in the center of everything. The bed was good, though a little hard, the bathroom was nice, and the breakfast was fine. The dinner recommendation was awful.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Outstanding, friendly, beautiful!!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This is a wonderful hotel located in the heart of the historic center city with most of the visitor attractions a short walk from the hotel. The main lobby is relatively small in size and does not allow for handling a large number of guests quickly. Our room was quite large and well appointed with beautiful hardwood floors and a very tastefully color coordinated wall, bed covering, and furniture. The very high ceiling, estimated to be between 13 to 15 feet, added a charm of elegance to the room. The bathroom was large and had all the amenities that one would expect in a 4 star hotel. There was a nice breakfast room on the first floor overlooking the main pedestrian walkway and the breakfast buffet was great with a large selection to please the different cultural tastes of the guests.

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Great location and excellent breakfast.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Perfect location; very friendly and helpful staff from front desk to chamber maids and breakfast staff. Excellent breakfast. Everywhere very clean and tidy, and well maintained ... our stay was a pleasure, and the half day Chianti wine tasting tour, which the desk organised for us, was a delight and a pleasant break from the city bustle.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Fourth time at this hotel. Location is fantastic and rooms very clean and confortable with whatever you may need. Room for breakfast is really too small; waiters do however whatever possible to make sure you get what you need quickly. Need more space? You may go nearby (100 mts.)to Rivoire at Piazza della Signoria for a wonderful breakfast looking at Palazzo della Signoria (and top quality chocolate)

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

It was fantastic. The next time, we'll stay longer in this nice hotel.

7.7 Good
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

we had a superior doule room - the only reason for it beign superior was a view of the Duomo Dome!. Friends had an ordinary double which was as good but no view. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The breakfast is very goos but the breakfast room is crowded. The hotel's position could not be better for visiting the main attractions of Florence

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The hotel is quite enjoyable and the location is FANTASTIC. This is the fourth time I have been in Florence and this hotel has the best location--that is between the Duomo and the Arno. The staff was helpful making reservaions for our dinners.

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

We had a great stay. I got ill and the front desk staff sent up tea and biscuits. With the exception of Francesco everyone else at the front desk was extremely courteous friendly and very helpful. Francesco gave the impression he did not want to be bothered. Breakfasts were wonderful as was the dining staff. We would highly recommend this hotel to our friends.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The best about this hotel is its location; 2 blocks away from Il Duomo and 2 blocks away from Piazza di signoria, absolutely outstanding! in the heart of the action. Included breakfast could be better. The staff was always friendly and helpful. Our biggest dissapointment was to find out there is a fee if you wish to connect to the internet, i think it should have been already covered by the room fee (this is not a cheap hotel). Our room was somewhat tight but adequate. I would go there again without hesitation.

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

Location is excellent, some of the rooms face the street and its very noisey - we had to change rooms after the first night.The staff are helpful and pleasant. This is an old charming hotel. We enjoyed our stay very much. Its a pity there is no up to date computer service and no English T.V news.

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Hotel position is spot on, you wont be disappointed.

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

The only thing my wife complained was coffee during breakfast. I drink tea, so it did not bother me.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • JE

Excellent hotel in the center of Florence. Impeccable room, very large, very bright with an amazing view. Very comfortable bed, very nice bathroom. Hotel is nice and cosy. Breakfast was excellent and with quality products. The only negative point : they ask you to pay a fortune for internet access.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Belgium

Excellent location, everything was within walking distance. Staff were very efficient and friendly, breakfast was delicious. We all had a fabulous time in Florence, thanks.

7.6 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Australia

The central location is what makes this hotel ideal. Unfortuntately we were driving which was hard as the hotel is set on a pedestrian street. We were disappointed that our room was only made up for 2 when there were 3 people booked for a triple room. We had to wait while they made up the couch (which was not a fold out double bed it was a couch!). The room would be fine for a normal double room, but too small to share as a triple. The staff also came across as rude and gave us wrong directions to find a laundrymat. The breakfast was pretty average (no fresh fruit, no juice, only cordial, etc) but all that being said, I probably would consider staying there again, just for the perfect location.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

The location is fantastic, close to all the important sites, shopping and restaurants.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Stayed here on our honeymoon. It was amazing. Great location in the heart of Florence. We walked everywhere our entire stay in the city. Room was better than the pictures.

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Unica pecca; che continuano a caricare la spazzatura sull'ascensore dedicato ai clienti :(

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

We stayed in a double room at the Hotel. After our stay in Rome at an apartment it seemed very small...but the bathroom is quite large. Everything really was fine and the hotel is certainly centrally located. Using the internet at the hotel is VERY EXPENSIVE...find internet cafes instead. We had minimal contact with the front desk staff, but the servers at breakfast were very nice. Above adequate both for location and price. Wonderful view outside the window.

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Location in terms of being central, could not be better. Because of that however, in high season, I think it would be pretty noisy. The staff was wonderful & helpful, the rooms lovely. A perfect introduction to Florence.

2.6
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

we were given a room that should never be used for humans, next to the elevator and the breakfast room. Clanging carts and nosy guests were right outside our room starting before 7 am. No wondered they neve4 asked how our room was.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This was a return visit to this hotel.

8.3 Very Good
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Can't beat the wonderful location! Charming breakfast room, lovely servers and delicious food. But a four star hotel? They gave us 4 "kleenex"-type tissues per day.

8.6 Excellent
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Taiwan

Nice location just at the heart of Firenze. Easy to access the Duomo, Uffizi and the shops.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Hotel Calzaiuoli was a block over from the Piazza della Repubblica which made its location unbeatable (however, with an amazing location does come some noise). While the reception and breakfast areas were small, they were clean and well-maintained, and breakfast was better than the average Italian-hotel breakfast. The rooms were lovely and extremely comfortable. I highly recommend this hotel.

7.6 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Thailand

I was traveling with my daughter and found the hotel very well located and of excellent convenience for shopping, dining and sightseeing.

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This hotel is perfectly located, right in the heart of Florence. Short 15 minute walk from the train station. Rooms are a good size, bathrooms a bit tight, but overall this is a great hotel. Would recommend to friends. For the best sandwich in Italy,try I Fratellini, just a few steps from the hotel.

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Norway

Central position, quiet, everything is in walking distance. Tranquillo, very nice situated in the heart of the city. I really want to go back.

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Netherlands

As there was an issue with some of the rooms Calzaiuoli management had booked us a replacement room in the Hotel Brunelleschi. This was very conveniently located as well, just around the corner.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Wow what a wonderful location close to all major tourist sites. Staff was wonderful especially one bellman who helped us with everything! We would absolutely recommend Hotel Calzaiuoli and hope to return someday ourselves!!!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Location, Location, Location. Couldn't have asked for a better location. midway between Piazza del Duomo and Piazza Signoria. The breakfast was very good in a nice dining area. All the best shopping, right outside the door. Would definitely stay again and again.

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is in the most perfect location for walking to all the sights of Florence. We had rooms at the back which were quiet in terms of traffic noise, but we were near the lift which did make some noise. Excellent ice cream for sale next door!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • India

This was the first time we visited Florence. The Location was awesome!!! Right in the middle of all the action and tourist places to visit. Triple occupancy rooms were EXCELLENT ... they had a special room inside the main room for the 3rd person. Bathroom was a lil small ... but thats not a bother at all. Excellent and ideal for short stay tourists. A lil on the expensive side but u have to pay that price for the location. I would like to thank venere for the GREAT reviews and in helping us book our hotel.

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Really centric hotel. You have everything you need at a 5 mins walk. Rooms are small but clean, very quiet when you close the windows. Good AC (really important because of the hot weather). Highly recommanded.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Beautiful hotel for moderate price. Reserved basic room, which had no view, but made for a very quiet spot. Lovely location, lovely room, comfortable bed. Reasonable taxi ride from train station (easily walkable without bags). Great A/C since it was quite warm while there. Some hotels won't turn on A/C until June - so we lucked out!! Would definately stay again!!

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We picked this hotel for the location and by the comments on Venere.com. The location was absolutely perfect 1 block to Uffizi, Duomo and Piazza Republica (many outdoor cafes) in the historic pedestrian cobbled streets. Very easy walk to Ponte Vecchio on the way to Piti Palace. The hotel was better than expected. Nice breakfast in the a.m. and congenial staff. Room was larger than expected and nicely appointed. Bath had hairdryer and US style bottles of shampoo, etc. For our first time in Florence this was the best choice for us.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

This hotel was wonderful! We were a group of five women. The hotel provided two rooms, one with two singles and one with three - just as we had requested. The bathrooms are new and well appointed. The location is perfect - in the middle of the block that connects the Duomo with the Palazzo Vecchio. The friendly front desk staff was very helpful with directions, dinner reservations, and taxis. The included breakfast provided a wide selection of meats, cheeses, fruits, juices, rolls, toast, yogurt, as well as bacon and eggs. I would definitely stay there again and recommend it to friends.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Israel

about breakfast: when we came after 0830 there was always something missing- and there were no supplements. Also0 there were some problems awith internet connection from the room Great location, fantastic room. We shall recommend !!!

8.8 Excellent
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Great location for seeing the sites and exploring. The hotel is great and the central location means the rooms are noisy if the windows are open but what do you expect! Would definitely go back and would recommend to anyone.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

BRILLIANT location and room much bigger than expected. We had a room at the back (view of bargello and Duomo rooftops) and it was therefor very quiet too. Altogether we were very pleasantly surprised

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Ny friend and I stayed in your hotel while on a quick trip to Florence. We commented many times in our three days how lucky we were to find Hotel Calzaiuoli. Everything about the room was high quality including sheets and comforter, pillows, bathroom with great bathtub to sooth aching feet at the end of the day. I will definitely stay there again.

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

Sadly my room was behind the elevator, so was not as quiet as I would have liked, but otherwise it was great. Perfect Location! And spumante with the included breakfast!

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The hotel location was excellent, and the hotel was beautiful. Our room was a little tiny, but who cares, we were in Florence!

6.5 Fair
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Florence was great. You can walk to everything. Please get resevations to Uffizi ahead of time or you will wait at least 2 hours in the ticket line before you go to the entrance line, another small wait.Hotel was clean, quiet,very convient, room very small, bathroom very small. Loved the location not the room. Breakfast was excellent. so if you can get by with a small room give it a try. The staff has to learn how to smile.

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • New Zealand

Good hotel, ideal location

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The hotel was clean and the room was spacious. The reception was businesslike but not overly friendly and helpful. I would stay here again. It is in a fantastic central area to all the attractions. We had a room in the back which was quiet even with the window open. I have a feeling the rooms facing the street might be a bit noisy as that street is very busy. The price was good, I only rated it a bit lower because of the weakness of the US dollar but that is not the hotel's fault.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Hotel Calzaiuoli is in an excellent location for walking to all the great attractions. The front desk staff, especially Michele, were great in recommending restaurants and made our reservations for us. The breakfasts were plentiful, offering a good selection of food. We never needed lunch, just a gelato break.Speaking of gelato, right around the corner is a fabulous gelato shop. Our room, at the top of the stairs on the 3rd floor, overlooked the Duomo. The bed was extremely comfortable. We normally stay at Four Seasons when we vacation, and I really enjoyed spending all that extra money on gifts rather than the room. We will most definitely recommend this hotel for your Florence stay.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Mexico

PROS: - Location: Right in via Calzaiuoli in the exact mid point between Piazza della Signora and the Duomo. - Accomodations: Great rooms, pleasant breakfast hall and food, spotless clean, the works.. No noise at all in rooms although they had huge windos facing one of the bussiest walking streets in Florence. CONS: - Parking fee: 30euros per day. - Some staff members could be freindlier.. no biggie. - A bit expensive but worth every euro for the hotel quality and the location. If you travel by car you can drive all the way to the hotel's front door in Via Calzaiuoli. This street is pedestrian, but there is not a problem in driving it (really slowly). The best way to get there is by Via Porta Rossa comming from Piazza di San Firenze. Look for directions in Google maps. A good advise may be to locate the hotel and look for a near by public parking lot which you think is safe. Research your parking if you think 30E per day is too much. Would happily stay here again if I had a similar budget. Although I would look for cheaper alternatives in the same location to see if I get lucky. EPM Mexico.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The location was amazing - could not have been better and the rooms were lovely too, with a great view out onto the square. Given the location you would think it may have been noisey but it was very quiet.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Perfect location in central Florence, two blocks from Duomo. Good room size. Teenage boys enjoyed ability to get sports scores through hotel laptop and internet access. Would stay here again. Best gelato at neon-lit store around corner and at Grom, two blocks away. Wonderful full course steak dinner at Il Latini a few blocks away.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The hotel was wonderful! The location was very central, the room was the most spacious we had in Italy and the staff were helpful and accomodating. It is a hotel, not a B&B/Inn, so don't expect the staff to "chat", but they were more than happy to asisst us in any way we needed. I would definitely stay here again!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Norway

Friendly and helpfull staff, good breakfast and fantastic location.

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Belgium

Perfect location, room very good, the reception speak perfect french and englisch. Italien breakfast only.

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Singapore

Hotel is very centrally located and perfect for getting around. The room was nice and spacious, as was the bathroom. The breakfast was decent. We'd definitely stay here again, and recommend this hotel. We stayed 3 nights. Only negative point was the reception staff - they could afford to be more friendly and actually thank customers for staying with them. We had credit card and receipt just placed on the counter, not a word said... and this was in the middle of summer, so rates weren't exactly cheap!

6.6 Fair
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

Right on the main shopping street which is pedestrianised. Centrally located within walking distance of all the major sights and attractions, could not be better really, an ideal location. Room was large and spacious by Italian standards. Avoid the breakfast if at all possible and head out to any of the local cafes.

7.7 Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Only a 3* because of small rooms and lack of a real lobby area, otherwise it would be a good 4*. Location is pretty much the best in Florence, 5 mins walk to anywhere! Noisy city location, but double glasing and a/c made this a minor point. Highly recommended.

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

First time at this Hotel. Strongly recommended.

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Very well situated. This is a seriously nice, established hotel with finely appointed and spacious rooms (a contrast to our other stays). Breakfast was very good and included. Our stay was very pleasant and comfortable.

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The location was outstanding and the staff efficient.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

I did a trip Milan - Pisa - Lucca - Florence - San Gimigniano - Venice - Como. This hotel was probably the best of all... can't be better situated, confortable, clean spacious, not cheap but worthwile to spend each Euro, is just in the midle of all the key spots of Florence!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Perfectly located in the historic center.Rooms have a very high ceiling and wallpaintings look new.Breakfast is excellent.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The best hotel we have stayed in for location. Walk straight out to pedestian only streets with easy level walking in any direction to many of the famous piazzas, museums, galleries, shops and restaurants. Room 210 was as described and more because it's double aspect, from one of our windows we could see directly down to Piazza Republica. Although the room was a smoking room (and we don't smoke) the room didn't smell. However, if you find this a no no then there were plenty of non smoking rooms to request. Bathroom was small and compact, but who stays in the bathroom longer than needed! Breakfast was very good, but it paid to get there before 9am when everyone seemed to appear, on one morning a couple of guests walked away as there were no vacant tables left. Hotel staff were both curteous and helpful and maps of the city are free. Would definitely stay again.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

A thoroughly pleasant experience. The location could not have been more perfect, with only a few short blocks to both the Duomo and the Uffiz. Many good restaurants nearby, and the desk staff supplied several good suggestions. The breakfast provided was unexpectedly large, with eggs, cereal and assortments of meats and pastries available every morning. The room was not large, but it was adequate and the bed was comfortable. The street noise might be a problem in the warm weather, but we simply closed the windows and shutters, and it was fine. We would certainly stay there again, and we can recommmend it without reservation. This hotels clearly takes service very seriously.

8.9 Excellent
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Very nice hotel, sweet room, very well located in tourism center. then, you don't need your car. Breakfeast is correct, you can take it in your room. The only bad point is the parking for car, because no offer in hotel, and I paid 60 Euros for 2 days for a private parking recommended by the hotel!!!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

Everything was excellent at H. Calzaiuoli. A few remarks only: 1)parking is extra 30 EURO per day. 2)The internet access in room is via wireless, but the staff is not very aware of how this works: i think you have to buy a card which would give you the access to the hotel's page...nobody knew exactly what to do, so they gave me 30 min access on hotel's computer...which luckily for me was enough...

9.1 Wonderful!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Greece

This was the first time that my husband and I stayed at Hotel Calzaiuoli. The room was very clean although not very spacious.The personnel was very polite and at our disposal any time we needed it.The room service and the brekfast was also very good. The location of the hotel is very central, in the heart of the city, therefore, you could get ouside any time of the day you wanted. We certainly recommend this hotel to our friends and other people in case they plan to visit Florence and we have already done so.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Hotel Calzaiuoli provided excellent service,well situated in one of the main streets of Florence(no traffic).Near to all Galleries,shops & Historic places. Hotel room was nicely decor'ed, elegant.Very spacious, quiet, very clean. We had an awful experience (wallet taken by Train Station).Reception staff were very understanding,so helpful with credit card phone numbers etc.We were very appreciative of their support. Breakfast was excellent,great variety - cereals,fruit,bacon & eggs. We would definately stay there again & would advise family & friends to stay and enjoy their hospitality.We loved Florence and our accommodation at Hotel Calzaiuoli put the icing on the cake.

8.5 Excellent
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

An excellent hotel ideally located close to all the attractions in a pedestrianised street. Would definitely recommend.

8.5 Excellent
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Turkey

Perfect location, decent rooms, friendly staff.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The hotel is dificult to find if you are driving in to Florence get directions before attempting and follow them. Better yet, park outside of town and take a taxi parking is expensive. This hotel is located on the main pedestrian walkway between the Duomo and Uffizi. Location. Location. Location. And the rooms are very nice

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Overall our stay was outstanding. It's location is very convient to just about everything. I would recommend asking for a room on the back side of the hotel other wise you may have the late night street traffic. We traveled to many locations in Italy and found this to be one of the more spacious rooms. We recommend this hotel.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

First visit to Florence and hotel was ideally situated in the centre of the old town, very close to all that one needs to see. We had no language difficulties with staff speaking and understanding English without any apparent problem. Also staff very helpful but would not allow me to pay my bill at 21.00 hours on the night before an early departure! Also the superbly excellent buffet breakfast was available between 07.00 and 10.00 but there were no facilities for getting anything to eat or drink much before 07.00 hours on the day of departure. However this was a very minor detail in what was an otherwise excellent stay. Staff recommendations for somewhere to have an evening meal were absolutely spot on and are to be recommended. We were warned about the possibilities of there being mosquitoes about but these warnings were unfounded. I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to friends and when we return we will stay there again and book it through Venere where significant savings were made.

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

My wife and I stayed for a week in mid October, 2006 and had a wonderful time.We were last in Florence 26 ago and this was a sort of 30th anniversary trip. The room was quite, we had a view of the duomo, and the breakfasts each morning were wonderful. The location was excellent. We were five minutes from everything. The staff was helpful, though busy, language was never a problem. We selected Hotel Calzaiuoli through the internet and were relieved that it was as good and better than what the virtual descrptions presented. We would return without a doubt.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We spent two days in Florence for our anniversary and this hotel was a fantastic change from our experience in Rome (at a less expensive hotel) the previous two nights. Although our room (double superior) did not have a bathtub as shown in the pictures, it did have a moderately spacious(for Europe), all marble bathroom. Our room also had an extra sitting room with a small TV in addition to the spacious bedroom. The breakfast is the best that I have seen in all of Europe - there are several items available, including bacon and eggs! The hotel is just a short distance from the train station and then very conveniently located to all the major attractions. We would definitely stay in the hotel again.

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

Nice Breakfast. We usually like a cocktail lounge to relax in evening or late afternoon which was lacking. Staff were friendly and accomodating. Not Knowledgeable of happenings in city or special events in surrounding areas. The location was superb and the room was impeccable.

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

We enjoyed Calzaiuoli and would return. The room and facilities met/exeeded expectations from what we'd seen on this web site. The location was perfect. We had a room facing the street w/ lots of activity and very quiet with the window shut. We would definitely recommend this hotel.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is fantastic! We arrived in Florence on an overcast but mild Monday after a EuroStar train (not to be confused with the Anglo-Franco Chunnel) had catapulted us from Rome’s Termini through the Tuscan countryside at a very fast but snooze enabling pace. The Calzaiuoli is only a 10 minute walk (and suitcase roll) from the train station. Simply aim for the Cathedral or Uffizi and you're pretty much there. This is because the hotel is situated beautifully on the wide and tourist friendly pedestrianised street that links these 2 wonders. The welcome received from the hotel staff felt slightly aloof and I felt a little out of place in my jeans and trainers but the concierge managed to crack a smile just wide enough on hearing my Italiano to pass as human. The porter kindly carried our bags in the lift to the room on the 3rd floor and the room was certainly clean and spacious enough, especially compared to hotels where I have stayed in Milan and Rome. The room was at the back of the hotel and our 3 large windows (I do love a window in a room!) gave view to the Cathedral dome, Uffizi square tower and east and north across the terracotta-tiled roofs of Florence towards Michelangelo’s hill, which, incidentally, is well worth the walk for the view back over the Ponte Vecchio. We also had a little room annexed to the main with it’s own TV and sofa bed which gave the room an almost suite feel. The breakfast was superb with a wide variety of food and drink and I would recommend taking the stairs at least once to appreciate the full grandeur of the hotels’ spine. Only downside? Having to apologise to my girlfriend since it was an American and not Italian accent that she could hear all holiday. In conclusion this hotel is basically all you could need and want for a central hub to visit all Florence has to offer (even if Calzaiuoli's impossible pronunciation means you'll never be able to tell your friends exactly where you stayed!)

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We had a great room on the 4th floor overlooking Via Calzaiuoli -- very small bathroom but a nice clean room that was in a PERFECT location. Close to everything -- Duomo, Uffizi, Piazza de Signoria, Train Station. Would definitely stay there again and reccomend to friends. Staff friendly and accomodating as well.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Our early October, 2006 stay at the Calzaiuoli was an excellent experience. The central location of the hotel allowed easy walking distance to all of Florence. The room and bathroom were large, clean and quiet. The breakfast was expansive and tasty. The staff was helpful -- especially in making advanced reservations for all of the museums (which, because of the crowds, are impossible to visit without reservations). My wife and I recommend this hotel for all vacationers to Florence.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The hotel was right in the midst of everything...up the street from the Uffizi and Duomo. The street can be noisey at night but was no problem for us. We love being where the action is. The staff was helpful and friendly. Breakfast was very nice.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Hotel Calzaiuoli was the best hotel of our trip to Florence/Venice/Rome. The location is ideally situated between the Duomo & Uffizi sites. The staff was excellent and spoke good english. Dry cleaning was returned on the same day. The hotel made excellent dinner recommendations. For pasta/pizza try Yellow Bar. Best breakfast by far...........

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Japan

It was the first stay this time. Because the room was quiet though it was very convenient for sightseeing in downtown, it was unexpected. Because there is a type of a room in various ways, please try to refer to a photograph of WEB. Breakfast is delicious somehow.

5.1 Ordinary
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Brazil

The problem we had was that that rooms had lots of dust. I guess it has never been vacuumed. My wife and I are allergic to dust so we had an allergic holidays, sneezing, running nozes, coffing, eyes irritation. The bathroom wasn't really good, the water temperature kept going from hot to cold, then we would increase the heat and get burnt... But it was quiet and located 1 block from the Duomo, right in the center of the city. Watch out, parking the car will cost you 30 euros per day.

6.8 Fair
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel itself was perfect for location. Very difficult to get to due to parking restrictions, the hotel provided a parking facility by an external company who charged 30 Euro per night. This was not bad considering the multi story under the station was 3 Euro per hour. We stayed on the top floor and booked a Superior Room which was not impressive, the bathroom was tiny, the hair dryer was unusable. We would, however, stay again mainly due to the location of the hotel.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Our hotel stay in Florence was fabulous. We really liked the location of this hotel, it seemed as though we were surrounded by all of the main historical sights, places to eat and shopping. If we visit Florence again, we will stay in this hotel.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We stayed in Florence 3 nights and had 2 rooms at the Hotel Calzaiuoli. This hotel is in the best spot in Florence. Short walks to the best piazzas and restaurants. The rooms were very nicely decorated, very spacious, and very clean. We had great views of the city. Would definately recommend it and stay there again.

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

Very stylish and convenient room, beautifull bathroom. Room quite small but we took standard for the cheaper rate. Functioning air condition. Hotel right in the middle of everything in Florence. Breakfast good and varied, but location a bit stressy when crowded. Reception staff quite cool for italian standards. However all in all we would for sure come back here when in Florence.

7.4 Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Staff fairly helpful, and breakfast was good, if not advertised by staff. Hotel conveniently located, but overlooks relatively busy loud street.

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Better than we expected -- a charming hotel.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Don't hesitate this hotel was great. Great Rooms, Great location. We even had a view!

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

It was a great location and a great hotel.

6.4 Fair
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Pakistan

Helpful staff and very central location. A pain to get to if you drive into Florence as it is on a pedestrian walkway. But just be Italian and drive straight on and get there.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

the hotel staff was great and extreamly helpful i and the rest of my party feel that this is a 4 star hotel we were beyond pleased thank to all the staff

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

The Calzauoli is a comfortable small hotel, ideally located for seeing Florence on foot. Although it is somewhat pricey, the convenience of its central location justifies the cost.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

A friend and I had traveled to Capri for a good friend's wedding. From there we went to Florence where we stayed at the Calzaiuoli Hotel. Honestly, we had low expectations (we had just been at a 5 star hotel in Capri), but we were pleasantly surprised! Everyone who helped us was kind and welcoming...and most spoke english. Our room (a double king) faced the main street, but we didn't hear any noise at night. The room was large by European standards, and so was the bathroom. Everything was clean and well kept. Breakfast in the morning was great. A variety of breads, yogurt, eggs, etc. made saving some money very easy! The coffee was great...my friend loved that they gave you warm milk with it!! The location of the hotel was FANTASTIC!! We were able to walk to every main site. The shopping in the area is also good (the hotel is right across from Furla and about 3 gelato places!!). I would highly recommend this hotel. Before booking this hotel, I read all the reviews...thank you to all for your tips. This was a great stay and I would stay there again! As two single girls in a new city not knowing anything, it made us feel a bit safer knowing the hotel was right around the corner from everything we wanted to do! Enjoy your stay in Florence...it is wonderful!!!

5.9 Ordinary
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Very convenient location which is great during the day, but very noisy at night.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

Great location - couldn't ask for better! It was close to all the main sights. Even though the room overlooked a main (busy) pedestrian thoroughfare it was quiet - the double glazed windows worked a treat!

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Hotel Calzaiuoli, offering 53 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy 22-inch LCD televisions with premium satellite channels and pay movies. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as complimentary newspapers, safes and phones during their Duomo visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations and bidets. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Rooms also include air conditioning and blackout drapes/curtains.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Pay-Per-View
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access
  • LCD flat screen TV

How to reach Hotel Calzaiuoli

By car The hotel is easily reachable from the highway A1. Take the exit Firenze Nord and follow the indications to centro and then to Duomo. By train The Santa Maria Novella railway station is about 600 meters from hotel. By airplane The Florence airport is about 7 km from the hotel.

Distances from Hotel Calzaiuoli

Orsanmichele - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Piazza della Repubblica - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Dante's House - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Giotto's Campanile - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Duomo Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Loggia del Mercato Nuovo - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Piazza di San Giovanni - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Piazza della Signoria - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Florence Fountain of Neptune - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Bargello Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Gucci Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Battistero di San Giovanni - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Badia Fiorentina - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Loggia dei Lanzi - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Calzaiuoli is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 5.6 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 Calzaiuoli

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Private parking
  • Valet service