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Hotel Gioia - Florence

3 star Hotel Florence

Via Cavour 25 - Florence

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 97 .00
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If you are looking to book a central Florence hotel in the San Lorenzo area, Hotel Gioia could be the right choice for you!

This 3-star Florence hotel offers an elevator (lift).

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Guest Rating 8.7 Excellent
Based on 259 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Great location, nice people. Good breakfast, especially for Italy!

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Facilities at Hotel Gioia

  • Lift/elevator
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Front desk - 24 hour

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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: between 1:00 PM and 11:30 PM.

Check-out: before noon.

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.

Hotel Gioia is also known as

Hotel Gioia
Gioia Hotel Florence

8.9

Clean

8.8

Location

8.6

Quiet

8.5

Spacious

9.0

Service

Hotel Gioia reviews

7.9 Good
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • EU

Breve ma piacevolissimo soggiorno. Lo staff è molto cordiale e disponibile. La location eccezionale per visitare i principali monumenti del centro storico.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Perfect location. We went to Academia to see the David, and to the Duomo, the Market, and Bridges. It was also close to the Train Station. We were able to walk wherever we wanted. Loved this town. The breakfast here was our favorite of all the places we stayed, and the help we received from the front desk was very good.

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Hotel Gioia was typical for a 3 Star hotel. The air conditioning has to struggle against the heat, but otherwise the facility was adequate. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating, helping with arranging tours, getting taxis, etc. Free wifi seemed somewhat sporadic.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This was our second stay at Gioia and it was even better than the first time in 2004. Best of all was the service and friendliness of the staff. From the beginning you are made to feel welcome and at ease. From arrival assistance with luggage and ease of check-in to breakfast service and great recommendations for restaurants. Tiziano and Franco seemingly couldn't do enough for us. They showed us the easy routes to our sightseeing destinations and gave spot on restaurant recommendations. Two of our favorite restaurants were just around the corner from the hotel, on Via Guelfa. For excellent Italian home cooking at very reasonable prices our favorite was Ristorante Cafaggi. Similarly, i'Toscano was very good also. More upbeat and and an excellent culinary experience is Trattoria Za Za. This hotel location is hard to beat. Walking to Ufuzzi, Academia and the Duomo is so easy. Most attractions north of the Arno are an easy walk from this hotel. Continental breakfast was not in the great class, but was fresh and adequate enough to keep you going into the afternoon. Service in the restaurant was terrific as with all other requests for information or assistance. We can't thank Tiziano enough for his professionalism, patience and persistence in helping us secure a heart medication shipment that was held up in Italian customs. We'll definitely return to Hotel Gioia on our next trip to Florence.

6.3 Fair
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Brazil

The only good quality of the hotel is the location- near the Duomo. It was difficult to arrive with the car and the parking is very expensive. The rooms are very small and in bad repair. The bathroom is minuscule. To take a bath is a battle. I stayed in an economic room but its not good reason to be so undesired.

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

We stayed here a couple nights (with our toddler). The room was spacious with an extra single bed. There was a small service elevator to get to the rooms (a necessity if you have big luggage). The staff was very helpful and friendly with everything. Great service at breakfast too. Bear in mind that the hotel lobby is one floor up from street level and that the elevator is just beyond the stairs on the left.

7.6 Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Australia

The room was spacious for a triple and the facilities were clean and serviceable. Good value for money. The breakfast service was very friendly!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

Senior couple of Switzerland with long international travelling experience (private and business): Very friendly atmosphere, good and quiet room (No.30) towards inside of courtyard. Very central position of hotel and only 5 to 20 min. by walking to reach all importante places. Fine continental breakfast with fine capucino. 10 min. near Market places and restaurants, especially recommendable: Giannino in S. Lorenz, Ristorante, Borgo S. Lorenzo 35/37, good quality at fair price. Felt at home in hotel Gioia as we speak italian. We fully recommend the Hotel Gioia.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Comfortable, quiet hotel in convenient location for the main sights in Florence. We were in a "disabled" room which was spacious but which may not be typical of the rest of the hotel, but it was great for us. staff very helpful. We would definitely try to stay here next time we visit Florence.

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

The hotel Gioia is a palatial gem.It has a very comfy and modern feel because of the furnishings and it has a lift/elevator. The room was spacious, clean and had great A/C which we needed in 95 plus degree weather. The room was quiet and had a wonderful bathroom with shower. The hotel is ideally located within walking distance of the railway, Duomo, Point Veccchio and Galleria de Academia. We walked everywhere. The best part was the helpful and friendly staff. There was Pascuale for breakfast, Tizano helped with finding sites, a local market and restaurants and Franco helped us find a Farmacia to get drops for an eye infection. We were included in the morning breakfast even though we booked through Venere.

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

We really enjoyed our stay here. This hotel was everything we could have asked for. It was walking distance from the train station (about 10 - 15 minutes). It was situated on the main street that linked all the attractions, which made it very easy to get everywhere. There was a supermarket, where you could buy all your drinks at a low cost just two doors down. The hotel room was spacious and our view overlooked the main street. The washroom was extremely narrow and a tight squeeze, but the room was beautifully decorated and very cozy. The breakfast was not so great. It consisted of bread, croissants, jam/peanut butter/butter, orange juice, coffee (which we wouldn't recommend drinking).

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Was extremely handy to the centre of Florence and we walked to all the major attractions. A lovely room and a pretty decent continental breakfast. We really enjoyed our stay here. A little noisy due to ambulances using the main street below

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Tiziano and his personal are very very kind. They treated us very well, as a family and gave us all chances to have an excellent holidays. The hotel is located in an excellent place, and you can go walking to every places. The large distance is 15 minutes or less. Our room was big, quiet and clean. Absolutely recommended hotel!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

The hotel is located very close to the historical centre. The staff were helpful and although the facilities appeared to be a little dated, there was everything we needed. Finding good hotels for a reasonable price in Florence is almost impossible and this one is a good compromise.

7.1 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

There's always something like a game to book only according to reviews on the net.But as soon as we entered the reception I felt that this was right. The welcome was warm, polite and made me totally confortable. A frist expression that only grew stronger. The hotel is very central. We had a room into the garden at it was quiet, big and clean.

4.6 Ordinary
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

The only saving grace of Gioia was the cleanliness of the rooms and the people at the desk. The entrance put us right off it is very dirty and unwelcoming as are the external surrounds. When we compared it to other 3 star hotels we had stayed in it was extremely disappointing.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Really nice hotel, clean and comfort. Very nice and friendly staffs, all of them! Ideal location, very close to everything. Could see bell tower from our window (Room 52). less than 5 minutes to Duomo; 3 minutes to Michelangelo's David; less than 15 minutes to Uffizi/Piazza della Signoria/Ponte Vecchio; about 10 minutes to railway station. Best pizza and T-bone steak nearby. There is an huge open market right around the street corner. nearby.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

A pleasant stay with no problems basic hotel but reasonably priced and clean. Staff very friendly and helpful. Excellent location would stay there again.

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

We asked for standard rooms and they were on the street. The noise was not a problem at night and the sound of church bells a delight. Elevator antique but a definite plus. The breakfast was plentiful and there was a good choice. Very nice staff. Overall a very pleasant stay with a wonderful location in the heart of Florence.

7.9 Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

I like the hotel: location, room for size and quiet, staff is nice and very helpful. However, for this price I got much more in Rome. So, in mine opinion, it is a little overpricing.

8.2 Very Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Most friendly and helpful staff in all of the places we stayed in Italy. The hotel, although not new, was kept very clean. The showers were interesting due to the fact that the shower head was located in a corner of the stall, making it difficult to get under. The location is only a few blocks from all of the sights, shopping and retail, and train station in Florence. A short walk to everything.

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Hotel Gioia was very nice and comfortable, the room and the bathroom were a good size and having the lift helped as well with our heavy bags. Good location close to the train station and Duomo and Academia. Only thing that wasnt the greatest was the breakfast compared to other european hotels i have stayed in but overall would definately recommend and would stay here again.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The hotel staff were very jovial,friendly and helpful.The breakfast was adequate.Location was great, close to train station and most of the main attractions.The room faced the street, but we didn't hear any traffic noise.The bed was comfortable and there was adequate closet and drawer space.The shower in our room was very very small.All in all a very good stay.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I had a excellent stay at Hotel Gioia. Given it's location in bustling and condensed Firenze center city, it was an unpretentious yet comfortable place. The street side room was a bit noisy but an acceptable trade off to have a "window on the city". The staff was very gracious and helpful. I would stay here again...

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

The two best things about Hotel Gioia are the staff and the location. We spent two rainy days in Florence but the location and the staff allowed us to follow our trip plan without interuption or delay. They provided directions and even supplied umbrellas to get us to our destinations within the city. Close to museums and many fine restaurants. Highly reccomended!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

I stayed with my wife at the hotel for seven days and met up with two others travelling from Austrailia. It was very good value for money and really central, very clean and welcoming. My wife was very fond of Pasqualia the morning waiter who was charming. We would recommend this venue to all types of groups but especially for families. We will stay again next year.

4.1 Ordinary
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Rooms big but not nice. Musty, noisy (floor squeaks, etc)and not comfortable. Very hot in Florence at the time and their air conditioning was not up to the challenge. Food poor. I was disappointed and moved to another hotel the next day. This is a decent choice for a cheap hotel, but not cheap enough to justify it.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Hotel Gioia was marvelous! The people at the front desk were exceptionally helpful and freindly. I would recommend this hotel highly to any travelers. We stayed in two triple rooms and the rooms were spacious and comfortable and clean.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

This hotel had a really friendly gentleman working at the front desk. He was welcoming, and helpful with all our traveling questions. The hotel was the perfect location...it was walking distance to the Academia museum, as well as a huge street market. We also were walking distance to the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio. I would definitely stay at this hotel again.

8.3 Very Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Staff very friendly and helpfull. Good location.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I'm a person who tries hard to find a cheap hotel but with great quality and this hotel is exactly that. The rooms are a bit small, but I enjoyed being near the center of the city. The hotel is located betweeen David and the Duomo! The staff were VERY pleasant and spoke english when I spoke english and they humored me when I spoke my broken italian! I enjoyed it.

5.8 Ordinary
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Hotel was very quiet, good area walking distance from main sights, Pasqual warmed to us eventually, I would say equivalent of a 2 star in the UK stayed 3 nights bed and breakfast. Five ladies who enjoy a city break.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

Top central location. Fair price. Quiet room. Absolut competent and friendly service. They helped in all aspects. We will for sure go again. They even provide a garage service where the driver picks up the car.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

WIFI gratis sempre mi aiuta molto.

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

All I can say is wow. Florence is absolutely beautiful and it was an added bonus to stay at such a nice place with such nice people. It felt more like we were staying with friends than at a hotel. Everyone was very accommodating whether it was helping us with a few needed Italian words or directing us to some great restaurants. Every morning and evening we were greeted with a cheerful staff. Visiting a city for the first time and learning how to get around we never felt alone which helped in our wonderful adventure. We even enjoyed a night cap with the owner. A very pleasant way to call it a night and in the meantime picked up a few tips about the city. We would def absolutely return to this hotel when we visit again. The location was superb and everyone was fabulous.

6.9 Fair
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

The room was fine and the shower great but the halls were quite noisy so not recommended for light sleepers

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

Everything was ok. Room not too big but perfect. On saturday night there was some music (...or noise), maybe because of a pub or a party near the hotel.

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Wonderful small hotel close to everything in safe neighbourhood. Very welcoming and friendly staff. I will stay here again for sure.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

My husband and I spent 3 days in Florence and the Hotel Gioa was a pleasant surprise. The location was excellent and we were easily able to walk to all the churches and museums. The hotel was spotless and we had a back room that was very quiet. The staff was friendly, courteous, and very patiently answered all our questions. I would recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Florence and a I would stay there again given the opportunity.

7.7 Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Excellent location. High price but due to location we booked it. Very accommodating guy at reception. We have been there twice already and will be back. Room 32 on first floor is big and has double room. Big bathroom. Very convenient.

8.2 Very Good
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Great location. We were within walking distance to many of the major sites. The staff is very friendly and helpful, and the lift was great for the luggage and tired legs. We would definitely stay again, but would request a room away from the street.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

The room was very clean, spacious, and brightly lit. The hotel is on Via Cavour, what many think of as THE main street in Florence (though only 2 lanes wide), very safe, close to all famous parts of the City. The staff is very friendly and helpful and available 24/7. My 5-day stay was very pleasant. And the price is very reasonable.

7.6 Good
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

I did not received the discount even if I told them that I had allready booked the hotel through your company (Venere). I did not have any paper with me confirming it, but only the email on my desktop at home.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

We spent three nights at the Gioia. The staff were very friendly and helpful (and spoke perfect English). The hotel has a reserved parking space in front to allow the loading and unloading of luggage from cars--which was extremely helpful. Once we were comfortably checked in, the staff directed us to local parking. We booked a triple room. At first we were given a room on a newly acquired floor. Unfortunately, we noticed a foul odor in the room. However, when we complained to the front desk, they graciously moved us to another room. That room was spacious and comfortable and the bathroom very clean. Breakfast was good (and again the staff were fantastic, including the gentleman who brought us our coffee). And the location can't be beat. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Gioia.

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

The hotel is located on the main city street, via Cavour, just outside the "old city". Via Cavour is really a continuation of via Calzaioli, which connects Plaza della Signoria to Plaza del Duomo. Five minutes of relaxed walk from the hotel along via Cavour take you straight to Plaza del Duomo and the tourist quarter. The hotel is also close (five min walk) to such attractions as the Medici chapel and Savonarolla’s monastery. The hotel is not far from the train station either. It took me 20 minutes to get there on foot with my suitcase. I could have taken a bus though: via Cavour is served by many buses. A taxi is an option too. The hotel is easy find by its shop-sign. The area is as safe as it could be. Via Cavour is a real High Street, full of people and traffic. If your room faces the street, it can possibly be noisy in there, but I had a room facing the inner yard (indicate your preferences when you book!) and it was very quiet. The room was fully equipped with an air-conditioner (a must-have in the summer), a fridge with a mini-bar, a TV, and a safe. The bathroom was perfectly clean with all the equipment in perfect working order. The staff was very helpful. When I arrived, they helped me with my bags and immediately provided me with a map. They never failed to serve me (and never complained!) when I was late for breakfast -- my nasty habit. However they were most helpful in the following incident. As I was leaving the hotel, I forgot to take the memory card for my camera out of the safe. I phoned the hotel from the train, and they mailed the card to my address in London at no extra charge. To sum up, I believe that the hotel is a great value for money and highly recommend it. Enjoy your time in Florence!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

Perfect location. Walking distance to almost everything. Staff is very friendly and helpful.

7.4 Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

it was an overall nice stay. but why is it that when you ask for double bed, you get two singe beds put side by side? the receptionists/staff were the nicest!!!

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Hotel was exactly as advertised. All staff spoke english and were always helpful. The room was a bit small for us Americans but the was impeccably clean with a good strong shower. Great location, close to all but far enough down a street so as to be quiet at night. Would use again.

4.5 Ordinary
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

I wasn't that impressed with this hotel. My room was very small and a bit depressing. It had everything I needed, but the smell of stale cigarette smoke was very off putting. The breakfast was horrible, just croissants and stale rolls, no cereal or fruit. I definitely wouldn't stay in this hotel again.

7.3 Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

I thought the price is high for the overall quality of the hotel.

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Singapore

Location of this small charming hotel is great, within walking distance to SM Novella and Duomo. We were tired and decided to take a taxi to the hotel upon arrival at the train station which cost us about EUR8. We got a nice quiet (and spacious) room that opens into a big shared terrace which is very pleasant in the mornings. Room was clean and everything worked. I arrived without the right adapter for the power socket and the staff helped by lending me a suitable one although I didn't speak any Italian and he didn't speak any English. Bathroom was very spacious and a good shower curtain kept the rest of the bathroom dry. Breakfast was on the simple side, but ask for a cappucino and the staff will fix one, gratuito, for you. Overall, a very pleasant stay

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

We felt genuinely welcomed and taken care of. We needed a doctor and the proprietor was a huge help. The room and bathroom were spotless. Location-wise we were only blocks from everything we wanted to see most. It was our favorite stay by far.

7.9 Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

Well, the hotel is quiet, very centrally located, but my room was pretty small and my bathroom was tiny. I was almost never in the room except to sleep- so this was ok. The front desk staff all spoke English well and helped get me cabs to airport and to organize reservations for the Uffizi, etc. Overall, they were very nice. One thing- not bad at all- but just to warn people if they want 'fancy' is that you are getting a clean, quiet, place to sleep, but it's very plain and very plainly decorated etc. If you're going to be out touring all day, great- but don't expect marble sinks and spa treatments, etc. Overall I got what I paid for.

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Mexico

Excelente ubicacion, todo esta a pocos minutos caminando. El desayuno es muy ligero pero es bueno. El servicio excelente y el trato amable. Vale la pena porque evitas tomar el autobus para todo.

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Greece

I really enjoyed staying at GIOIA hotel. It is very close to Duomo (2 blocks). The staff was very friendly and helpful. I asked for a room to the back of the hotel in order to be quiet. The breakfast was simple. The price was high (100 euros per night, end of April 2005). I recommend this hotel for a pleasant stay in Florence.

7.8 Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Posto tranquillo e silenzioso per essere in centro a Firenze. Ottima la colazione e tutto amichevole.

7.8 Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Staff very good. Good value for money as it is in an excellent position for major sights.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

Accueil excellent, chambres spacieuses, à 5 min du Duomo et à 10 min de l'Arno et de la gare centrale. Nous avions la chambre 32: aucun bruit de la rue, même la fenêtre ouverte. Par contre, nous entendions tout ce qui se passait à la réception et dans l'espace "petit déjeuner".Attention! A côté de notre fenêtre, sur la terrasse, de nombreuses évacuations de climatisation; ce doit être bruyant en été! A part ça, nous recommandons cet hôtel

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

Good Hotel location. Our triple room was good size for the kids to run arround. Staff was extremely helpful and nice with the kids. I would highly recommend it.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Argentina

People at the front desk are always smilling, they were very helpfull with providing directions to whichever questions we asked for. Location is perfect, just a few minutes away from every interesting place to visit. Just a suggestion for those taking digital photos, DO NOT go to the photo store a few steps to the right from hotel's front door. They are extremely expensive for a simple service as downloading the photos to a CD. No other place in Europe charged me more than Euros 5,- and those people charged me Euros 10,- arguing they are 'proffesionals', (the job they did is very unprofessional)... I recommend this hotel. The hotel was great

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

The hotel is situated in the heart of the city. Walking distance to all main attractions, and restaurants. The rooms are very spacious, and all the employees are very pleasant, and helpful. The breakfast is very good.

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Breakfast was adequete, all arrangements were as advertised, They were even able to get us advance booking for Uffizi and Academia, thereby letting us bypass long long lines. The only problem is that the location of hotel and directions to it were very poor, it took us over an hour to get to the hotel. The location is excellent and we could walk to everywhere

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Canada

excellent location, very friendly, went as a family accommodated us with two rooms next to each other. Rooms were a fair size for italy.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Gioia was a great place to stay. The staff were very friendly and helpful. When we arrived we left the train station and were walking down a street looking at our map of the city and a kind gentlemen approached us and asked which hotel we were looking for. We indicated the Gioia and he said, "That's my hotel!" Then he directed us there (we were very close to the hotel). The room was very nice and it was a great value for the money. Also a great location. We would definitely stay there again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Very very nice place! When i came back to Florence, surely i go back to this hotel!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Charming small hotel within very easy access to Duomo, station and Piazza della Signoria. Very professional, friendly staff. Although on a main road, the double glazing was excellent and the room very quiet. The bathroom was fully tiled and very unusual for Italy FLUFFY TOWELS!! Breakfast was fresh and plentiful( breadrolls, croissants, jam, pate and cheese spread) Room was remarkabley big by Italian standards. Good value for money. Check out the friendly bar next to hotel - excellent measures! We will definitely return and have already recommended to friends.

8.2 Very Good
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Ireland

Located within 5 mins of St Mark's Square, yet located in a very quiet area. It is a good base from which to visit Venice. Rooms and bathrooms are clean. As with much of Venice, it can be tricky to find the place first time around, especially if you are not used to Venetian street maps. So I would recommend ringing ahead for detailed directions, and also get a map as soon as you arrive in Venice.

8.6 Excellent
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Very nice place, right in the center of everything. The only possible problem is that our room had several large windows facing right onto Via Cavour, and it was pretty loud all night long. Otherwise, everything was great.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Italy

The room was excellent and would have been completely quiet if not for some other customers who were very loud as they came in at 2 or 3 in the morning. The location cannot be beat.

7.5 Good
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Very friendly and helpful front desk staff. Room was very clean, but simply furnished. The bathroom shower stall (no bath tub) was much to small! Our room was on the 3rd floor facing the street and could hear street people late at night yelling.

7.2 Good
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

Very good location, very close to all main touristic places. No need to take taxi or bus. Good location, but a bit noisy (close to a very noisy street). We had a room on last floor, situated on street side. Already noisy despite it was the last floor. However, we slept well. Bathroom very clean. Decoration in the room quite surprising. Hotel appears not so clean at first sight. We had to carry our luggages to our room. Parking is very close and quite expensive. We were two, and my wife was pregnant. For that reason we appreciated the fact that it was very close to all touristic sites. To conclude : a good compromise if you are on last floor or not on the street side.

8.0 Very Good
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

After reading previous reviews, I requested a quiet room on booking. The room was spacious, clean and quiet, and hotel is in a great location. Quite expensive for what it is, but compared to other hotels in Florence, you can't complain. As a convenient, friendly hotel, would certainly recommend the Gioia Hotel.

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

We had a triple room that was large. We faced the street, but the windows were double paned and there was little noise. The staff was wonderful. They made phone calls to help us arrange tours, and also to a clinic to get an appt with a doctor for a bad sore throat. We would definitely recommend this hotel.

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • South Africa

Room small but clean. Staff very friendly and helpful. Excellent cental location. Is within walking distance of all major attractions as well as the station (as long as you do not have too much luggage).

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

We stayed at Gioia for one night and had a very spacious 3 person room. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The location is good considering it was a 5 minute walk to the Duomo and a 2 minute walk to the market. It is located on a very busy street and we were therefore anticipating a lot of noise, but our room had double windows and we hardly heard the traffic. Overall a very good choice.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

The staff members were very friendly and helpful.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

very friendly and infromative staff, excellent location. within easy walking disatnce of the station and just round the corner from the duomo.

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

Great facility and staff. Great location; I would return.

6.8 Fair
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The room smelled funny and wasn't the cleaniest. The staff was very helpful though.

7.7 Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

It was your average hotel, the breakfast was ok, the room was huge which was nice. The price was a bit high for what we got, but there was nothing wrong with it at all.

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

We chose Gioia because we needed a hotel located close to the main attractions, which was clean, quiet, and affordable. The hotel met these requirements and more. The rooms were spacious and comfortable, and the Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast was simple though adequate. I would certainly stay in this hotel again.

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Enjoiing hotel with a great sense of welcoming. Near the Duomo.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

Excellent choice for hotel. Very convienent and close to many things. Only complaint was no staff to assist with luggage. Lift was small and had to make multiple trips, after traveling all day, would have been nice for staff to take care of this. Otherwise, would completely recommend

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

When I made my reservation, I relied on the positive reviews of previous guests of Gioia that I read on Venere.com, and I was not disappointed. The staff was friendly and helped us with our museum reservations and navigation around Florence, the atmosphere was homelike, and the breakfast was satisfying. I would recommend this hotel to other travellers to Florence.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Japan

L'albergo era benissimo. Tutti i staff erano molto gentili e amici. Ci vorrei prenotare ancora.

7.4 Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

A very convenient location. All the staff were very helpful and suggested two very good local resturants near the hotel

6.7 Fair
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Very close to the Duomo, and moderately close to other attractions. The advertised "terrace" had no chairs, a view of a wall and the air conditioning unit. Not a memorable hotel, but serviceable. One nice touch-we were there on my birthday and a small bottle of Spumante was left in the room for me.

6.9 Fair
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

One of the big advantages of the Gioia is its location, just 3min away from the Duomo. All major sights are within walking distance and having a break after hours of sight seeing doesn't require endless rides in crowded buses. We had a room on the rear side of the house and so traffic noise was not a problem. However, in the rooms on the entrance level next to the kitchen and the room where breakfast is served you probably won't enjoy many extensive sleep-ins, as the preparations for breakfast and the early risers are noticeable. The staff is very friendly and helpful, rooms are not too spacious but OK, and air conditioning is greatly appreciated during summer. People who are used to having a large breakfast will probably look for a bar after a few days. Altogether, we very much enjoyed our stay at the Gioia and would likely stay there again should we return to Florence.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Superb staff, very,very welcoming. Had an excellent stay in this hotel & would not hesitate to recommend it. Clean, comfortable & very well located,I will certainly use it again now that Fiorentina are in Serie A. Forza Viola!

6.2 Fair
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

Room was a little small, but hotel is close to all. An easy walk from train station to hotel. Friendly staff.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Nice friendly and clean hotel in great location!Walking distance everywhere.They serve great breakfast in cozy breakfast room. We will definitely stay there again if in Florence!

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

We were warmly welcomed upon our arrival by the owner/manager. To our delightful surprise, we were upgraded to a triple room because it was our honeymoon. The room was huge! At least for a European hotel. And it had a large patio/balcony that you could walk out on. We spent one night just drinking red wine out on the balcony and enjoying the stars above. The hotel was very clean and within walking distance to all of the sights. The only cab we took was to and from the airport/bus station. We were very happy that the owner/manager spoke very good English since we were able to ask him how to travel to Pisa for a couple of hours. You can take the train (approx. 1 hour). They run about every hour on the hour. His suggestion was not to come back later than 9PM because there might not be any more scheduled train rides back. I had some laundry that needed service and the hotel collected it that night, sent it out the following day, and I had it back by the by 9pm. Everything was clean and nicely pressed. I can not comment enough on how friendly and helpful the hotel staff was. They are very accommodating on anything you need. They even gave us directions to a quaint little coffee shop that was incredibly good. This hotel is definitely a good bargain.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The staff were great and very helpful. The location was wonderful and very close to all we wanted to see. I would recommend this to anyone who travels.

7.3 Good
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The service was friendly, and the rooms were tidy, but the noisy street below kept us up a few nights. Would recommend staying there but not if you are a light sleeper!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Great friendly service, spacious, clean, modern rooms...a terrific value!

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Great Location! Basic clean place to stay. Bathroom was very clean, and everything in it worked well. Appearances from the street can be a little decieving. The outside of the hotel looks much worse than the inside. Staff were very polite and helpful, all fluent in english. One thing though - they pushed two single beds together to make a double - not very comfortable and not great for a romantic couple.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Germany

The hotel has a very good price performance. It is so central but still does not have the arrogance to treat customers badly knowing they are going to make money anyway by being so central anyway. They handled parking very well and overall helped at every moment. Just go and stay there...

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

zentral gelegenes Hotel mit mittlerem Standard und einem sehr mäßigen Frühstück, allerdings keine 5 Minuten vom Dom entfernt, gutes Preis-Leistungsverhältnis

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Perfect location for sightseeing in Florence. Staff were helpful, breakfast more substantial than many placess. We would stay again if in Florence.

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Room Details

Hotel Gioia has 28 guest rooms. LCD televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers visiting the San Lorenzo area will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as safes.

Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Wireless Internet access
  • LCD flat screen TV

How to reach Hotel Gioia

By car The hotel is easily reachable from the A1 highway: take the Firenze Nord exit and follow the indications to Centro/via Cavour. By train The Florence Santa Maria Novella railway station is about 600 metres from the hotel and only a 10 minutes' walk. By airplane The Florence airport is about 7 km from the hotel and is connected to the Santa Maria Novella railway station by a bus leaving every 30 minutes.

Distances from Hotel Gioia

Academy of Fine Arts - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Academy Gallery - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Opificio delle Pietre Dure - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Palazzo Medici Riccardi - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
San Lorenzo Church - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Laurentian Library - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
San Marco Convent and Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Saint Apollonia Last Supper - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
San Lorenzo Market - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Santissima Annunziata Square - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
University of Florence - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Hospital of Innocents - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Florence Design Academy - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Piazza del Duomo - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Gioia is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 5.3 km / 3.3 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.