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Hotel Davanzati - Florence

3 star Hotel Florence

Via Porta Rossa 5 - Florence

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 214 .00
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The hotel Davanzati is located right next to the Museo di palazzo Davanzati, in the historical center of Florence. An ideal location close to all major attractions of the city and only 200 meters from the central station.

The structure is an ancient typically Florentine building but still offers all of the modern comforts and elegant interiors as well as a quiet and relaxing atmosphere. Guests can have a complimentary aperitif in the bar in the evening or relax in the welcoming public areas, furnished in warm colours.

Only a few meters from the hotel it is possible to admire the beauties of Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, the Uffizi Gallery and the Duomo with the famous Campanile di Giotto.

The hotel offers 2 computers and free wireless internet access, and the staff gladly helps its guests with car rental, theatre, train and flight tickets, guided tours and visits to museums and day trips.
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 9.5 Outstanding!
Based on 162 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

I don't even know where to begin in praising Hotel Davanzati! The staff are kin...

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Breakfast at Hotel Davanzati

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

Hotel Facilities at Davanzati

  • Bar
  • Lift/elevator
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Laundry service
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Concierge
  • City tour
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • TV Lounge
  • Internet/Email services
  • Medical service
  • Baby sitter
  • Valet service

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.

Check-in: between 2:00 PM and midnight.

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 90
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 15 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 45 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 Davanzati is also known as

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8.8

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8.9

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Davanzati Hotel reviews

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Even though I felt that the room at Hotel davanzanti was beautiful, I felt it was overpriced. For $285/night, I could get a much bigger, nicer room at one of our nicer hotels in the states. But alas, the dollar is quite weak against the euro. Until the prices come down , we won't be traveling to Europe any time soon.

4.5 Ordinary
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Room very noisy not because of the noise of the street but because of the other guests in the rooms next door. Very expensive for the services rendered (space of the room very little, breakfast buffet ok, but the room is too little so guests have to wait to have breakfast, happy hour is a nice idea but there is very little to eat). Great location, in the very center of Florence. In the end you pay the location.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

This hotell is terrific in all ways. The location is excellent, right in the middle of the Old Town of Florence, just a few minutes walk from Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria. Still the narrow walking street in front of the hotell is quiet, and the windows very well isolated from all sounds from outside. Fabrizio is a service wonder, and his staff is followinging his example. We have never had better service anywhere in the world! The beds were good and the free laptop and free wi-fi were a bonus. The "iPad corner" where you borrowed an iPad instead of a newspaper is a terrific idea. The possibility to borrow guide books and maps during your stay is very good service. The Happy Hour each avening is a nice get together for the guests staying at this hotel. It seemed like 90% of all tourists in Florence and at this hotel are from the USA. You won't meet many European tourists in this town.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Turkey

Everything you can want in a small hotel. Great location, very friendly and competent, spacious rooms etc. We very much enjoyed our stay and highly recommend the hotel.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Hotel Davanzati is my preferred hotel in Firenze!. Fabrizio, Tomasso, and their family care for their patrons as well as any hotel I have ever encountered. The rooms are totally clean and every amenity necessary for a wonderful stay in Firenze is satisfied. I have stayed at Hotel Davanzati on three visits to Firenze and plan to only stay there whenever I visit this marvelous city. Hotel Davanzati is my favorite hotel in my favorite city!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The service and hospitality at Davanzati was exceptional. Good central location and the breakfast and happy hour was also noteworthy. We would definately recommend this hotel.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Very pleasant stay, superb location, most helpful staff, comfotable room and good bathroom. Would certainly recommend.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Fabrizzio is fabulous. This hotel is within short walking distance of all Florence's points of interest. We enjoyed the evening cocktail parties. Try the ribolita at tratoria Marione.

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

We chose the Davanzati because of the location and the reviews. Our experience was that the location is hard to beat, right in the middle of old Florence. The friendliness of the staff was in accordance with all the reviews. The hotel facilities themselves were probably what you would expect from a 3-star hotel. We wanted to see San Giminiano and Siena and took the suggested mini-van tour, but it was a bit rushed, as it included Monte Riggione and a winery, which we would have avoided, as it took too much time away from our intended destinations. The driver was just a driver and did not provide much information about the places visited, hence I would hire a car instead.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Best service received at any hotel in a very long time. Excellent recommendations on dining out and escorted tours. Clearly owner pays a lot of attention to detail.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Our stay at the Davanzati was exceptional. We were impressed with everything that this family owned and operated hotel had to offer. Loved the candlelight happy hour! The service was of the highest quality. I would love to return here once a year!

8.3 Very Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Everything was perfect and we could not have been more delighted. Location excellent; Tommaso's welcome, and ready assistance with everything that we asked about, totally splendid; room and facilities, 5*. Why would you want to stay anywhere else in this wonderful city??

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Canada

This is a perfect location to tour Florence....you can walk everywhere from here.The family who runs the hotel are very helpful and friendly. The room we had was a one bedroom with sitting room which was lovely...faced the street and there was some early morning noise but nothing serious....Loved the fact that there was a laptop in the room with free internet!....great to catch up with family and friends at home.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Canada

Excellent is all I can say, on every account !!!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

From the first minute I entered the Hotel , I knew I had made a right choice. I had an excellent stay. Staff is very professional, helpful, family atmosphere, terrific breakfast, central location,comfortable bed, free internet and many more... Special thanks to Frank. I would recommend this Hotel to anyone.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Well maintained hotel and great location. I would stay at this hotel again. The only thing that was a surprise to me - and it didn't matter, was there are a lot of steps up to this hotel. They were very helpful with luggage and such.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Excellently run hotel by a great family. Really go out of their way to make sure their guests enjoy their city which is really appreciated.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The reason I have given 8/10 for the price questions is because simply it would have been cheaper to book direct. Obviously Davanzati are not giving you a discount so we have to subsidise you. Surely it should be that we pay the Davanzati price and you get your commission from them. In future I will try to book direct and cut out the middle man -ie youselves (Or am I missing something)By-the-way the Hotel was fantastic!!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Staff were excellent. There was a personal touch which made us feel very welcome.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

This is a wonderful hotel and I would absolutely stay there again and recommend anyone to stay there. The welcome we received was out of this world and the high standard of service continued throughout our stay. The hotel is perfectly located for most major sites in Florence.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The staff at Davanzati could not have been nicer and more helpful. From recommending restaurants, to providing hiking ideas, to switching our room when the AC did not work properly -- everything was terrific and we look forward to returning.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

This hotel is an absolute gem. Perfect location and beautiful rooms, but best of all: some of the most conscientious and personal service I have ever had in a hotel. Fabrizio and the whole family are truly gifted in the art of hospitality. We will be back many times.

8.6 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

excellent location - fantastic staff. even provide free use of laptop in room.

6.9 Fair
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

The staff are fabulous and so is the location. There are steps to access so for people with a disability a challenge. I arrived at 1.30am, the lift was switched off and it was slightly disconcerting and difficult to find out how to gain access.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • United Kingdom

Great location, beautiful under-stated hotel, warm welcome to a fantastic city

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The accomodations at this hotel were so special in that there was such attention to making sure that customers were taken care of. There was a family atmosphere - very warm and inviting. The happy hour with FREE wine and music was fantastic and the breakfasts were perfection. Tomaso and Fabrizio answered all our questions so well and took care of pesky reservations and the like without fail. I would definitely return to the Hotel Davanzati in the what I hope is NEAR future!

8.9 Excellent
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

This was a fantastic hotel, the staff were excellent, it was close to everything and Fabrizio gave us some great recommendations for dinner. We had a fantastic time.

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

I was very impressed by the friendliness and helpful service, from the moment I stepped out of the elevator into the reception area (I was greeted warmly by name, and in perfect English). I had experienced a brief moment of confusion trying to locate the reception in the first place - it is a characterful 16th century building - you have to climb the stairs up from the street (note the fragments of ancient mural lining the walls) and then take the lift to the next level. The room (a single in my case), though a little small, was modern and big enough for my needs, and perfectly comfortable and clean, as was the bathroom. I was impressed to find a pair of slippers (new and sealed in plastic) - a nice touch, and useful. There was a PS2 and a selection of games and DVDs freely available (I was only staying one night, so didn't avail myself of these facilities). Everything had been thought of - including a noise masking machine in case of any extraneous noises (street noise was well controlled by double glazing, though some noise from other guests could be heard). Another impressive feature was the freely available laptop computer in my room, complete with broadband connection. Incidentally, there is an interesting museum next door (same physical building) which preserves the 16th century rooms. I got the impression that no request would be too much trouble and I can highly recommend this charming and relaxed hotel to anyone visiting Florence.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

We loved the Hotel Davanzati because it is an historic building with modern conveniences. You feel as though you really are in Italy at the same time that the bathrooms and bedrooms are clean, comfortable and well supplied. Fabrizio and Tomasso both speak excellent English which is extremely helpful because in Florence, I had many questions and needed travel advice. The hotel is owned and run by a large family who do everything from the reception to the cleaning. The result is that you are made to feel that the hotel is a home away from home. The breakfast is excellent, there is wireless internet in every bedroom and there are extras the hotel doesn't advertise like a little private patio accessible from one of the suites. They have dual language movies, books and a social hour with wine and bruschetta at no extra charge. The location is central yet the hotel is quiet. I can't wait to return!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

A truly wonderful hotel, right in the middle of Florence just off a Mercato square. The service and friendliness of the staff was particularly good. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and I will be sure to stay here when next in Florence.

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

We really enjoyed our time in Florence. This was helped by a very enjoyable stay in an extremely well run hotel, which we would not hesitate to recommend to others. This was our first time in Florence- the quality of advice given to us by Fabrizio was superb - we would certainly stay at Hotel Davanzati again.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The best hotel we stayed at through out Italy.

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

We'd been there 2 days in December of the past year, and sincerely, the experience was fantastic. The city is very Romantic and the hotel is very "familiar". The hotel is very good located. The rooms have the Play Station 2 (and in the reception you can take the DVDs or the plays). And it's free!! The first day, they explain us the city and the best places, so it was very easier for us to visit. And if you want to dinner perfect (in a typical and very cheaper) ask to Abruzzi for the restaurant "MARIONA". When we'll come back to Firenze, sure, we are going to stay again in this hotel. Thanks for all Fabrizzio & Family!!! Carles & Marta

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

My sister and I enjoyed our stay at Davanzati so much. The entire staff was so welcoming and so helpful, they're very accommodating and they've thought of every detail to make your stay a pleasant one. The hotel is clean, cozy and just lovely. I would recommend this place to anyone. Excellent location. You get more than your money's worth. I plan to stay at Davanzati every time I visit Florence.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

Spent three nights at the Davazanti and was very impressed. The personal service and attention of the management made for a welcome change. Location was perfect,very central to all the sights. Room was spacious clean and very comfortable although not entirely soundproof. Breakfast was a little dissapointing, but overall I think it would be difficult to find as good a hotel anywhere else in Florence for the price.Would most certainly stay there again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Service at this hotel was outstanding. Tomasso and Fabrizio attended to every need, and made me feel at home and welcome. They offer a high level of service, are friendly and accomodating. I would recommend this to anyone, and this will be my only hotel when I visit Florence.

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

The hotel is wonderfully located. Fabrizio and Thomaso were very competent and helpful. They were also fluent in english. This hotel was everything as advertised. We especially enjoyed the evening happy hour in the lounge with the other guests. Fabrizio recommended the best dinner we had in Europe. Patricia was very welcoming and helpful, as well. This is a family run hotel and they make you feel at home.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Latvia

The best hotel I have ever stayed. Very welcoming and helpful staff. The owners are fantastic people!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

This was the first time we have stayed at the Hotel Davanzati. The staff was wonderful. My daughter and I had just spent 4 hours on an un-air-conditioned train and were exhausted. We did have a little trouble finding the hotel; we walked by it a couple of times before we saw it! The staff helped us with our bags up the stairs and were very nice. It was great to have free internet and the breakfast was very good. We would stay there again!

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Saudi Arabia

My second stay at Hotel Davanzati. It is an excellent hotel, situated in the heart of Florence and beside all of the key sights. Due to standard of the hotel, its location and the superior service offered by its friendly staff, I would never consider staying anywhere else in Florence.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

A great place to stay with manageable luggage, because front stairs is long, but they will help you. Well-run family business. Bathrooms are new and rooms are clean. Happy hour and free internet access is a nice touch. I will stay again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The Davanzati is a five star hotel with a three rating. Fabrizio is the epitome of what customer service should be. I would definately stay in this hotel if I visit Florence again. I will recommend this hotel to friends planning trips to Italy.

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

The staff of this hotel were superb: very helpful and gracious. They assisted with reservations for tours, restaurants. The room was very clean and tastefully decorated. There is a flight of stairs to get to the elevator. I would highly recommend this hotel and would love to stay there again and visit the beautiful city of Florence.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Hong Kong

I keep thinking of Fuzier Cayla family - the owner. Actually, I did call and tell them that I missed them on the day I checked out and leaving for Rome then back to home - Hong Kong!! Their hospitality and caring touched my heart. Also their smiling, so sincere!! I could not forget Ricky - the youngest owner (12 years old), who is teaching me Italian (mela). What a lovely boy!! It's just like that you stay at friend's with your own privacy!! Which barely to find in those 5 stars international hotels!! (not in friend's either...haha!). I am so lucky to find out this "pearl on crown" and definitely go back soon!! I'd like to tell Mr. and Mrs. Fabrizio, Tommaso and Ricky ---- Mi Menchi.....! Irena

9.2 Wonderful!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Ireland

Great hotel. Wonderful location and wonderful staff. The "happy hour" evening is a daily hospitable gesture at the hotel and is also superb opportunity to exchange information with other guests and staff. Highly recommended to anyone who does not have access issues.... this is because of the flight of stairs at the entrance.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

This was the best of 4 locations we booked through Venere. The family that run the hotel were exceptionally helpful. They arranged a tour of the Uffuzi, recommended 3 excellent restaurants and also shops the specialized in ceramics. They even provided earplugs when the holiday crowd celebrated a little too much on the street below the hotel. When my daughter and I were leaving we planned to walk to the train station 10 minutes away, It was sprinkling. Someone from the hotel came after us with their car and gave us a ride to the station.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

The hotel is managed by a family group , they are very nice , make us feel stay at home . I will definitely choose this hotel again next time .

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We stayed at the Davanzati in October for 3 nights. Venere and its comments really helped us choose this hotel. We liked staying there very much. Fabrizio and his family were extrememly helpful and friendly. It is in an excellent location close to everything. We would recommend it to everyone.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

We had a very excellent experience at the Davanzati in Florence. It is a family run hotel and the guests are made to feel at home. The location is excellent and would stay there again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Words are not enough to express how wonderful the Davanzati Hotel is and how welcoming they were to the weary traveler. Of the 19 days we were in Italy, this stay was the best. We were welcomed with open arms, assisted with Uffizzi and Acadmia tours and tickets, directed to wonderful restaurants and made to feel that we were no trouble at all. We would most definitely return to the Davanzati and stay longer

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

Great people who run a charming hotel that combines the best of the old world and new. Delightful!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

I had a wonderful stay at Hotel Davanzati. First off, you can't beat the location. It was very easy to walk to many different areas in a matter of minutes. Great service started with the reservation. Fabrizio and Tom were very prompt in answering my questions and making reservations for me at various museums. And even when I thought there were no advanced tickets left for the Uffizi, somehow Fabrizio got me in. The entire staff was very welcoming from the moment the taxi dropped me off to the impromptu drinks/snacks in the early evening. My room, while small, was very well kept. And even though it faced the street, there was not too much noise. I have already recommended this hotel to 2 people and will continue to recommend it to family and friends. And if I ever get the chance to travel to Florence, the Hotel Davanzati will be my 1st choice.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Our stay at the Davanzati was one of the highlights of our trip to Italy. Wonderful hotel, centrally located in Florence, great hospitality, couldn't ask for more.

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We really enjoyed our stay at Davanzati. The Family that runs the hotel is charming.

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

Super location. Great staff. Could not ask for more.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is only 5 minutes from the Ponte Vechio and the Uffizi as well as restaurants. It is very central and easy to get around. The staff of the hotel extended a wonderful welcome and nothing was too much trouble - including a late breakfast after visiting the Uffizi and an early breakfast before departure to the airport. I would recommend the hotel on the quality of the staff alone and the central location is an added bonus.

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

I spent four days in this hotel and I strongly recommend it. The place is spacious, clean, tastefully decorated, provides free internet access, a generous and high quality breakfast and the best customer service I had during my trip in Italy. Fabricio and his family take care of the place and go beyond their duty to help you. For example: they contact me before my trip and offered (with no charge) to reserve tickets for the museums (saving some two hours on a line in some cases) AND helped me to buy the train tickets for my whole trip. After arrival, they provided excellent advise for restaurants and other tips and when I was leaving I needed to change a train ticket and Fabricio went(himself) to the station to solve it. All these was done in the most professional, kind and amicable manner. If I were to return to Florence I will go back there.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

Hotel très bien placé à 50 m du Ponte Vecchio. Chambres nickel, SDB neuve. Accueil chaleureux. Les PC avec accès gratuits à Internet sont un +. La description de l'accès à l'hotel doit être plus précise sur le site (difficile à trouver).

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

Th Hotel Davanzati was a wonderful property in every respect. My only problem was that in booking through Venere.com, I was explicitly told the hotel required 48 hr. notice for any changes in our reservation. When I needed to change the date of our arrival, within the stated limit, I was told to go back to Venere.com and make the change there. The Venere website would not allow me to make a change, this time stating "5 days notice required for any changes". This resulted in my being charged for a night I did not use. I believe that if cancellation time limits are subject to change, customers with pending reservations should be notified of that. Otherwise, the Hotel itself was delightful and the staff could not have been more helpful.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

I went to Italy with a friend and we both had the same opinion about this hotel. The owners of this hotel were just wonderful, very helpful and pleasant. The breakfast area was very nice. The breakfast buffet included sweet rolls, bread, ham, cheese, cereal, fruits, coffee and juice. I stood in a pretty big room with twin beds and a very nice bathroom.(Only a shower) It had nice hardwood floors(well I think they were pergo floors, but very nice.) The entrance of the hotel had a steep flight of stairs going up, but, all I had to do was ring the doorbell and wait until someone came down to get my luggage. The hotel was also in walking distance of the Ponte Vecchio, Accademia, the Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery, Baptistry, Palazzo Pitti, Boboli Gardens, shops, restaurants and so much more. I absolutely loved it and wished I would have stood more than two nights. It went by way too quickly. This hotel exceeded all of my expectations and will be recommended to all.

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

Absolutely fantastic hotel. Very helpful (and English speaking) staff... perfect location within Florence... very nice rooms with renovated bathrooms. Great breakfast. Couldn't recommend this place any higher.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

This was our best hotel on our entire trip. The family that runs this place (3 generations) are THE NICEST, most helpful and gracious people I have ever encountered in the hotel industry. They love helping people discover their city. They suggested great restaurants, made reservations, arranged our train tickets (to venice) brought extra pillows and started a special screening of movie one night for our benefit (in our room). Just perfect. Breakfast was terrific. Clean, modern, full service. EXCELLENT.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • United Kingdom

I stayed at the Hotel Davanzati for 2 nights in April 2005 (12 & 13). I chose this hotel after positive reviews of it on this website and one other, and I certainly was not disappointed! The location is fantastic. It is on the Via Porta Rossa, right next door to the Palazzo Davanzati (currently closed for restoration, but may be marked in your guide books, it is in mine). It is very central for all the attractions in Florence and it is easy to return to the hotel for a breather in the middle of the day. The Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio are about a 5 mins walk away. The train station is about a 10 to 15 mins walk away. There is no door to the hotel at street level, instead there is a flight of stairs leading up the first floor. From there you can either take a lift or climb the stairs to the 2nd floor where the reception is. There is a bell at the street level which you can ring if you need assistance. The communal areas are very nice. The people at reception are very friendly and spoke very good English. My single room was on the same level as reception. The room was a good size and nicely decorated, the furniture was nice wood furniture, the bed was very comfortable. There was a safe, mini bar, TV (I don’t know if there was cable but the TV in the breakfast room was showing CNN). There were slippers to wear about the room. The wooden shutters kept out all light. There was an information card on the hotel in the room (in English and Italian) and a chocolate on the bed. The bathroom, which seemed to be adapted for wheelchair users (though how they would get up the steps into the hotel in the first place is beyond me!), was very spacious. It was spotlessly clean with what seemed to be new fittings. The shower was a wet room style, with a good flow of hot water. There was a hairdyer, not the normal wall mounted hotel style but a real hairdryer. There was soap, shampoo, etc. One nice touch is the free internet service on 2 computers available for the use

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

I would recommend this hotel without hesitation. The staff is not only helpful but eager to assist. The location is ideal and the room that we had was very spacious. The hotel owner is particularly eager to assist with recommendations, reservations and internet access. We would return here in a heartbeat.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Ireland

We only stayed the one night in Hotel Davanzati, but next time I'm in Florence, I'll definitely use them again. The hotel is impeccably clean, the staff friendly and the facilities excellent. On our second day it rained (unfortunately) and the Hotel gave me an umbrella to use for the day, even though I'd already checked out. Thats service above and beyond. Location is excellent too. If you're travelling to Florence, this hotel is certainly worth considering. One minor drawback is that there are stairs up to reception (which is not on ground level) and these stairs are quite steep. Although I believe there may be another entrance for those who are not able for them, I'm not sure as I didn't see it.

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

We would recommend the Davanzati to anyone! The staff was friendly, charming and so helpful. The rooms were somewhat small, but very comfortable and clean. The breakfasts were very good and the hotel location was also good.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Austria

Our trip to Florence was enhanced by the warm welcome of the reception staff. The location of the hotel is perfect which enabled us to return for short rest periods during the day. They have free internet access for their guests, a great perk. The hotel is definitely family friendly. We will definitely stay at the Hotel Davanzati on our next trip to Florence.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is absolutely superb and I would highly recommend it to anyone wishing to stay in central Florence - it is ideally placed. Aside from the excellent rooms which are spotlessly clean and spacious, it is the staff who really make the difference here. They are all very very friendly and will go out of their way to help in any way they can. They were even tolerant and helpful in our attempts to speak to them in Italian despite their excellent English! The room was perfect for our requirements and we even had champagne waiting in our room when we arrived as it was our honeymoon! The only thing potential guests need to be aware of is the steep stairs to the lift which takes you to the second floor lobby (there is no lift on the ground floor) which could be a problem if you were not as mobile as you once were. Again the staff will be very helpful with your luggage even if you are young and fit! I am always wary of recommending things to others as we are all different but I would be very confident that you wouldn't be disappointed with your stay at Hotel Davanzati and I expect it to appear in all the guide books in the next few years. Get in now while you still can!

8.2 Very Good
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Ireland

We really enjoyed our stay in Florence and the staff at the Davanzati were efficient, friendly and had good advice on what to see and where to eat.

8.0 Very Good
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Very helpful staff. The owner, wife and staff could not have been more eager to provide make reservations, recommendations etc. No hesitation in recommending this hotel to all. Conveniently located.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

This hotel is absolutely perfect for any visit to Florence. We have lived in Italy for three years and have traveled MANY places. This is easily in our favorite top three. Location is great, breakfast is great, service is wonderful and hotel is nice and clean with decent sized rooms nicely decorated. I wish every hotel was like this. It may be only a three star but in our opinion it was a four. Thank you for such a wonderful stay, Fabrizio!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The whole experience was like stayed in friend's house, helps were there when you asked.Room was very clean and very functional, location is second to none. After staying for 3 nights there I had to take a picture with Fabrizio and promised " I will be back!""

9.1 Wonderful!
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Australia

Top spot in the centre of Florence. Staff friendly and helpful - went out of their way to be of assistance. The room was the best we had in Italy and the breakfast superior to anything else we encountered.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

I went to this hotel based on recommendations from others on the website and I wasn't disappointed. The family that run the hotel are extremely charming and though I've been to Florence several times and failed to find a good restaurant they gave me some suggestions which turned out to be excellent. The location couldn't be bettered as it's so close to all the main attractions and also to the roads across the other side of the Ponte Vecchio which take you up into the hills. So this makes it a good bet for people going both for the art and culture as well as the opportunity for a picturesque walk completely away from the hustle and bustle. Breakfast was very good.

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

I highly reccomend the Hotel Davanzati to anyone who is looking for a clean, spacious hotel with a friendly staff who remain at your disposal for help with anything from reservations (museums, travel, etc.), to reccomending sights and restaurants that give a true sense of the Florentine life. The rooms are clean and spacious and the breakfast was by far the best we have ever experienced in all of our travels throughout Italy. A wonderful selection of juice, pastry, and bread that they keep fully stocked throughout the duration of the breakfast hours. The location of the hotel is very central, virtually everything is within walking distance. I honestly cannot praise highly enough the quality of this hotel, particularly the excellent rates!

8.8 Excellent
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

This is second time to stay there and we were satisfied with every aspects which we expected for booking restrant, booking musium and room arrangement.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Thailand

This hotel is located near almost your destinations in Firenze. At check in, hotel gave many useful information such as museum, restaurant and its way of reservation. Room is quite cute and very clean having high sense. Internet service is available everytime.

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

An excellent Hotel in a great location, helpful, friendly staff, a great experience, would recommend to anyone.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

This is a really wonderful little hotel. (A great hotel for americans with lots of questions:). Great location - only a 5 or 6 Euro taxi ride from the train station. As others have noted, the first flight up is stairs only so those with heavy luggage may need assistance.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

The Davanzati was a wonderful experience. A great location as well as a warm and helpful staff.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

The staff and amenities at Hotel Davanzati were excellent. Initially when my friend and I arrived, although we requested a double, the beds were not split. They graciously offered us another room with a fold out which worked well and had more space than the first room we looked at, but charged us the same rate. There is a flight of stairs before you reach the elevator, although Tom told us they were trying to acquire the property for the ground floor as well. Although we saw a few families in the dining area, all was quiet in our room. The only sounds in the room were from the lighting system. You need to use your key to keep the lights on, which clicked at night but was necessary if you needed to navigate since there was no other light in the room. It was great to have easy internet access in the dining area. Breakfast had good variety. Fabrizio and Tom were very helpful in making reservations for museums and the train. Fabrizio sent an email before we arrived and answered numerous questions. Fabrizio also assisted in shipping packages which arrived safely. We felt very welcome and at-home in this hotel.

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The owners of this very nice hotel is extremely friendly, helpful and courteous. Worth to recommend this hotel to everyone. Location is also very central and convenient.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

We really enjoyed our stay at Davanzati. Tom and the entire staff could not have been more accommodating. Within easy walking distance to the SMN station and virtually all of Firenze, the location could not be better. Our only regret is that we did not stay longer. Great choice! Thank you again, Dennis Burke and James LaCafta.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

Accueil vraiment tres tres bon, disponible et chaleureux. Le proprietaire parle tres bien le francais. Hotel tres agreable et extrement bien place.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

Very good location. Nice and helping staff. They proposed us by Email, before our coming to book reservation for entrance in the museum.The hotel is very well decorated, though very modern (Computers with free internet access available). Breakfast was very good. Only two small weak points : There are stairs to climb before reaching the elevator and there was no nice wiew from the room, but I guess it's the price to pay if you want to sleep quietly. Alltogether it's a very good play to stay.

8.1 Very Good
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Australia

Great location, rooms comfortable, everything worked and very clean. Only 2 problems encountered: always lock your door from the inside as the staff have not been taught to knock before entering and don't try to sleep before 11pm as the doors being closed on guest rooms are incredibly noisy. Would certainly recommend.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

This is a gret hotel to stay, in Florence. Run by a very nice family who are attentive to your needs. We chose to upgrade for a larger room, so you need to specify if the size of the room matters to you. The location is fabulous. Near everything. They made our dinner reservations and museum reservations. Good breakfast, but basic. Definitely would stay here again next time!

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

This hotel was recently remodeled and is very modern. The staff was exceptionally helpful and friendly in making reservations to restaurants and museums. The location was perfect to explore Florence, but was very quite at night. This was our favorite hotel in Italy during our two week trip.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

We had a wonderful weekend at the Hotel Davanzati. The hotel was clean and beautiful, it felt cosy and welcoming. The staff were outstanding - a wonderful family who were all extremely helpful. We would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this fabulous hotel.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We enjoyed our stay at the Davanzati hotel, but were surprised at the number of steps to reach the hotel lobby. We greatly appreciated the security the hotel provided, as our room was next to the elevator. Our room was on the street-side, the noise went through the night and made it difficult to sleep, but the service at breakfast helped alleviate the discomfort. You cannot beat the location for the price, the center of Florence. We loved being able to return to our hotel immediately after shopping everytime. Also, the family provides you access to a low price for the outlet shopping tour and immediate access to the Accademia (David). You can trust the family to help you make your stay comfortable, just ask. P.S. They carried our luggage up and down those stairs and they were heavy. The family goes out of their way to accommodate and please their customers

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is excellent. We were there six nights for our honeymoon and had a glorious time. The hotel is situated perfectly for visiting all the sites of Florence. The staff was always very helpful and exceedingly friendly. The accommodation was superb. It was comfortable, spacious and scrupulously clean. The only comment I would make about a limitation of the hotel is that the entrance involves some stairs and so it may not by suitable for people who cannot manage one flight of steps. It is a shame that they would miss out on this lovely hotel! We may well return to Florence in the near future and this hotel would definitely be the first place I called. I recommend it most highly.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Hotel Davanzati is a jewel in Florence. The rooms are spacious, quiet and clean. The free internet access (not in the room but who cares) was very convenient. Watch for the numbering scheme of buildings in that area of Florence. There are blue numbers and red numbers. Hotel Davanzati has a blue number. The red number that matches the hotel's is a Doctor's office (Dr. Kerr). The good thing, though is that if you have the need for an English speaking doctor now you know where to find one.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Israel

A lovely hotel. Excellent location right next to the main attractions, and about a 10 minutes walk from the train station. Friendly, competent and intelligent staff. Pleasant and clean rooms.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

This was a beautiful hotel in a perfect location in Firenze. Recently remodeled, the owners have done a wonderful job and they are very nice and helpful. The single room I had was HUGE by European standards, and everything was immaculate. The breakfast was plentiful and the staff very good with suggestions, tips and generally making you feel at home. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and hope to stay here again upon a return to Firenze.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

The family that runs this hotel is wonderful -- I felt as if I were visiting friends who wanted to ensure that my trip was perfect. Location was great, and the hotel was lovely. They gave excellent restaurant recommendations and made reservations for me at the galleries I wanted to visit. They also offer free internet access, which is a nice bonus. Staying at Hotel Davanzati was a terrific experience; I would absolutely stay here again!

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

Fantastic hotel! One of the most wonderful, friendly, helpful staff ready to assist any time of the day or night that I have ever encountered in several trips to Italy. My single room was spacious, very clean and comfortable. Air conditioning was great! The room itself, bathroom, and all furnishings looked brand new. A very short walk to all major sights, shopping, restaurants and the train station is under a 10 minute walk (with luggage). I'd stay here again and again, and have already recommended it to friends. This hotel is a perfect 10!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Japan

The family is very helpful, and kind. I could stay like I'm at home.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Can not say enough about the service whether it was finding a place to eat or a bus, we were treated like family. Fabrizio and his staff are top notch. Would stay here any time I visit Florence and would recommend to others.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The whole family were hugely welcoming and accomodating. I arranged flowers and a transfer from Pisa in advance and a potentially tiring and stressfull arrival was a pleasure. Everything was arranged to perfection. (Thanks to Tom & Fabrizio) If you need anything, particularly bookings for the major galleries (to avoid queuing for hours), email Fabrizio in advance and he will gladly help. Highly recommended.

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Room Details

Offering the right accommodation for your romantic holiday, Davanzati offers 19 guest rooms with video-game consoles and climate control. LCD televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, safes and direct-dial phones during their Duomo visit.

A good night's sleep in comfortable beds with down comforters will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their vacation or business trip. Bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers. Refrigerators and minibars are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini fridge
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Direct dial phone
  • Wireless Internet access
  • LCD flat screen TV

How to reach Davanzati Hotel

By car The hotel is easily reachable from the highway A1. Exit at Firenze Nord and follow the indications to Centro/Piazza Duomo. By train The Firenze railway station is about 200 meters from the hotel. By airplane The Firenze airport is about 7 km from the hotel.

Distances from Hotel Davanzati

Palazzo Davanzati Museum - 0 km / 0 mi
Loggia del Mercato Nuovo - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Santa Trinita Church - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Strozzi Palace - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Piazza della Repubblica - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Orsanmichele - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Vasari Corridor - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Salvatore Ferragamo Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Piazza della Signoria - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Loggia dei Lanzi - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Florence Fountain of Neptune - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Ponte Vecchio - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo Vecchio - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Uffizi Gallery - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo Rucellai - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
The preferred airport for Davanzati is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 5.5 km / 3.4 mi.

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

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Hotel Davanzati

  • Valet service