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Hotel Giovanna - Florence

1 star Hotel Florence

Via Faenza 69 - Florence

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 50 .00
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Situated within steps of Palazzo Vecchio, Florence Cathedral, the Uffizi Gallery, and Santa Maria Novella railway station in Florence city center, family-run hotel Giovanna offers good value-for-money accommodations and a welcoming atmosphere.

Thanks to its convenient prices and outstanding central location, Giovanna Hotel in Florence is the best choice for budget travelers, those who want to easily visit on foot all the main tourist attractions of this marvelous Tuscan town, the best restaurants, and the entertainment venues.

The hotel offers a familiar atmosphere making your holiday in Florence more pleasant and relaxing. Onsite amenities include wireless Internet access and tours assistance. 
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.5 Good
Based on 18 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

This hotel is not 5 star, but for a young traveller like myself it was absolutely ...

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Hotel Facilities at Giovanna

  • City tour
  • Internet/Email services

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: after noon.

Check-out: before 10 AM.

Policy

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

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

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

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: EUR 2 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: EUR 2 per day (rates may vary)
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 15
  • Breakage deposit: EUR 20 per stay

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 1 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.

8.2

Clean

8.7

Location

7.1

Quiet

7.4

Spacious

7.4

Service

Giovanna Hotel reviews

6.5 Fair
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Slovakia

My first stay in Giovana. No 5 star hotel but providing the basic accommodation. What is clearly indicated on the web is that there is no elevator /Giovana hotel is situated at 3rd floor/ and internet is not freely available. It has to be set up by the receptionist but there are limited hours at front desk. This info is hidden under extra services and fees.

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Netherlands

The location of the hotel is excellent. I had to catch a train early morning to Venice, therefore, it was of prime importance that the hotel be close to the Santa Maria Novella station. Its on the third floor, that means you have to climb about 40 odd steps, no elevator. The hostess did not accept credit cards, so had to fetch cash from an ATM, found one at about 10 mins walk away from the hotel. Although, she was kind enough to give me some salt, which I needed for gargling as I developed a tooth ache due to wisdom tooth... :(

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Sweden

The B&B was qite good close to station and also close to other historical places like Duamo. The lady at B&B was quite helpful and the rooms were ver clean and facilities provided were quite good.

4.3 Ordinary
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina

The best thing is clearly the location (though it's not where google thinks it is). Easy walking to all the touristy things in Florence. Sharing the shower/toilet is always inconvenient, but c'est la vie. The worst thing is that the shower/toilet is poorly setup and maintained. It's clean, but the shower isn't a proper stall and so even with the curtain the floor gets completely wet. And it often runs out of toilet paper, but the woman running it hasn't figured out to leave a few spare rolls in the toilet room. Also, be warned that the Internet is UNAVAILABLE (she cuts it off) from midnight to 9:00am. I can't understand any reason for that (in Italian or otherwise), but that's how it is. I had to reschedule a few telecons during my stay just because of this stupidity. The lady running the place is very kind and friendly and she's usually there to help with things around town. But also she is usually there screaming into the telephone or blaring Italian soap operas, so don't expect to sleep in. The rooms were furnished well, the decor is nice, the street views are excellent, convenient to a laundry and bank and food of various types. It's not a bad place to stay for the money, but not the best around here either, and it could easily be made better by fixing the bathroom and internet.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I spent only one night, but I was pleased with the room. It's clean and spacious.

7.2 Good
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

6.1 Fair
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Vietnam

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Netherlands

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8.6 Excellent
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

4.1 Ordinary
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

5.8 Ordinary
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.1 Very Good
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

8.2 Very Good
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

7.6 Good
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

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Room Details

Giovanna has 7 guest rooms. Business travelers will have access to wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) during their Santa Maria Novella visit. Hair dryers can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Hairdryer on request
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Giovanna Hotel

By car
From A1 highway, take exit Firenze Sud and follow the directions for Firenze Centro and then for the Santa Maria Novella central station. The hotel is about 200 metres/218 yards from the station.

By train
The hotel is about 200 metres/218 yards from the Santa Maria Novella central station.

By airplane
Florence airport is about 7 km/4.3 miles from the hotel.

Distances from Hotel Giovanna

Palazzo degli Affari - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Palazzo dei Congressi - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
San Lorenzo Market - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Medici Chapels - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Fortezza da Basso - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
San Lorenzo Church - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Laurentian Library - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Santa Maria Novella Square - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Saint Apollonia Last Supper - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Palazzo Medici Riccardi - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Casa Martelli Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Church of Santa Maria Maggiore - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
National Alinari Museum of Photography - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Battistero di San Giovanni - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Giovanna is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 4.9 km / 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.