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Hotel Kraft - Florence

4 star Hotel Florence

Via Solferino 2 - Florence

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Price starting from 162 .76
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Situated in the quiet residential area of the historic centre of Florence, just within walking distance of major landmarks, the Kraft hotel boasts a wonderful terrace with a hanging garden and a swimming pool, offering unforgettable panoramic views over Florence.

A symbol of style and elegance in the Florentine hospitality, the Kraft hotel is a refined and quiet first-class hotel, always preferred by the artists of the lyric theatre.

This luxury hotel provides easy acess to the Theatre of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and to the most prestigious streets of the city. The Ponte Vecchio is approximately a ten-minute walk from the hotel. Other artistic heritage sites in the neighbourhood are the Santa Maria Novella church, the Cathedral, the Accademy Gallery, Piazza della Signoria with Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery.

The hotel features 79 individually appointed bedrooms equipped with modern-day facilities.
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.1 Very Good
Based on 65 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

It is a good modern hotel, with adequate quality/price, in a very quiet place 10 m...

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Breakfast at Hotel Kraft

A free breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Hotel Kraft

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Baby sitter
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Currency exchange
  • Laundry service
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Valet service
  • Private parking
  • Limousine service
  • Concierge
  • City tour
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • Secretarial service
  • Meeting Room
  • TV Lounge
  • Internet/Email services
  • Medical 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.
  • Children 6 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Check-in: after 2 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 are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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

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

  • Self parking fee: EUR 20 per night
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 50

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 4 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Hotel Kraft is also known as

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8.7

Clean

8.2

Location

7.7

Quiet

8.1

Spacious

8.4

Service

Hotel Kraft reviews

7.2 Good
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Switzerland

hotel for business people. acceptable walking distance to cultural areas. breakfast sub- standard friendly staff. dogs are welcomed.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This was a great hotel located in a quiet park of Firenze but very convenient to be able to walk to museums, Ponte Vecchio and shopping.

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

reception and concierge staff is excellent. staff at breakfast needs improvement. hotel location, roof lounge are excellent.

6.1 Fair
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Norway

During Pitti Uomo fashion fair, the price more than doubles.

2.9
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Hong Kong

4 stars hotel provided 3 stars of hotel services and faclities! The staffs of the front desk are not nice at all!!!! The swimming pool is too too small ! Actually, this is not a only a big bath tub!! The room and the shower room is so small! Especially, the shower room, I can't close the door (I am only1.53m high and 50kg weight)! But the staff of the restaurant are very nice and helpful. I will never go to this hotel anymore!

7.3 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

The difference between standard and superior is very significant (size, decoration) and not so well documented on Venere. We stayed in a standard, thus small and very simply decorated room (401). Fortunately I had called ahead to ask for a high floor, and we had a room with balcony. A door communicating with the next door made the stay very noisy (no luck with the neighbors, a noisy family). The roof top with swimming pool and restaurant was very enjoyable, nicely decorated and great view. The personel was amiable. The down point: the restauration : breakfast was very medium quality (borth choice and quality of products), the restaurant menu too basic. No ice machine, they should have one.

7.3 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

Nice hotel with correct wlking distance to all og town.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Had a fabulous time, great hotel, excellent value for money, in a great location

8.7 Excellent
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Good hotel, competent service, great breakfast with the best capuccino in town and lovely waiters to serve. Don't have dinner at hotel as it is pretentious and overpriced. There are lovely Trattoria type places nearby (Via Della Scala) where food is MUCH cheaper and tastier. Walls in hotel seem to be quite thin so some noises can be intrusive, especially at night. Lovely walk along the Arno towards Punto Vecchio, very pleasant in the sunshine. Close enough to town centre and bus station but take comfortable shoes, heels can be tiring. Recommend to pre-book museums if you can, saves no end of waiting. All in all, most enjoyable stay.

8.0 Very Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

I've stayed always at Pitti Palace near ponte vecchio has 3 stars. I wanted to grade up so I selected Kraft Hotel 4 stars. But room size. breakfast. room haw was done it's mean door, window etc I could'nt have soddisfy to stay 4 stars hotel. Member of hotel work there were so gentry so I was sorry I could give Kraft high points

8.3 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Australia

We had a great meal with the best service,

7.7 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The Kraft was a smart, clean and professionally run hotel. Had it been in season, I would have looked forward to using the rooftop pool too.

6.2 Fair
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

We had three beds in a single room, the third being foldaway! I had to wipe squashed misquitos from the wall and there was loads of dust under the beds.Breakfast was great if you liked cheese and cakes. But the staff were very nice.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

This is a nice hotel far enough from the tourist areas to be quiet but only a short pleasant 10 min revieside walk away. having they pool on the roof is super as it often gets very hot. The roof restaurant has great views, super food, great service and is also cheap. all in all a great pace to stay

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Kraft Hotel during our visit to Florence. All staff were very helpful and friendly and we were very well looked after. We will definitely stay at the Kraft hotel again.

8.4 Very Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Great stay. A little off the beaten path but quiet location is a big plus. Staff was great; triple was very well-sized, with totally renovated bathroom. All in all, would stay here again.

6.9 Fair
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Norway

Rather pricy for the area, but price hyped up due to ongoing fair. Bed size sufficient for 1 person but small for 2. Lovely roof terrace, sad it was January. Walking distance to most 10-15min. Taxi service very good, arriving fast. Friendly staff with a bit of humour. They all spoke good english

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

We were very pleased with our accomodations at the Kraft Hotel. Staff were very gracious and friendly, our room very pleasant, clean, and quiet. Everything done very well, including breakfast. No complaints whatsoever. A bit removed from the hustle of the city, but close enough to get to the sights with ease.

7.8 Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We stayed at Kraft for four nights after having stayed at a somewhat lesser hotel in Rome. The quality differential was apparent to us immediately. The staff was courteous and helpful and very accomodating. They were also able to help in arranging for transportation for us by train to a more obscure location in Tuscany. The beds and showers were much better than they were in Rome, and we had internet access in our room through the TV (although the interface left a little bit to be desired). The facilities were also great. We were particularly happy with the pool on the roof which was very welcome in the late afternoons after we returned from sight-seeing (we found Florence to be very, very hot in mid June). The roof also had great views of the city, as the hotel is just one short block to the river, and maybe a 15 minute walk to the Uffizi. The overall location of the hotel was perfect - away from busy intersections, yet within walking distance of all of the major sights in the city. Our one criticism of the hotel was the restaurant, where we found the food to be not so good. However, the bar was nice and offered decent snacks during the day and evening. The complimentary breakfast offered by the hotel was also of higher quality than we might have expected. We would definitely recommend Kraft to friends and colleagues looking for a nice place to stay in Florence.

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

This is a european hotel in the classic style and tradition. As such, it is a bit understated, but the rooms are large, the staff attentive, and the public spaces very nicely and comfortably appointed. It is located in a quiet part of town, more residential and a significant walk to the sights. It also shares a campus with the U.S. Consulate, which means there are guys with Uzzi machine guns prowling the neighborhood. Needless to say, we felt the safest here of any place we stayed during our trip. If you do book, be sure to make a note to visit the rooftop patio. The views are out-of-this world! They front desk didn't remind us that it was there, and none of the guests I talked to were even aware of it, and it was the best part of our stay. My only complaint had to do with the street noise. With the wondows open, the car traffic on the back side of the hotel was very disruptive. We were there in April, so it wasn't hot and we didn't need the A/C on, so we opened the windows for the fresh air. We paid a high price, in terms of lost sleep, for this decision.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Ireland

A COMFORTABLE, FRIENDLY,WELCOMING HOTEL IN A GOOD LOCATION.SERVICE AND FOOD WERE OF A HIGH STANDARD.MY WIFE AND I WOULD SAY AT THIS HOTEL AGAIN,SHOULD WE PAY A RETURN VISIT TO FLORENCE.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Ireland

Lovely room and hotel. Bath/shower very,very small.

7.1 Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

I was happy with my selection of Hotel Kraft. The staff was very friendly, helpful and welcoming. The room was very comfortable and quiet. I would stay at Hotel Kraft on my next travel.

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

I enjoyed staying at this hotel and would recomend it to anyone. The location is not far from the center of town. (maybe a 20 minute walk along the river) The room was spacious, clean and tub was great for soaking up after a long day of walking around the city. The front desk was very helpful about getting tickets for the museum and giving directions. Good choice.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

The front desk staff is especically helpful and courteous. The view on the roofdeck of the whole city is awesome!

6.2 Fair
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

location was good and everything looked nice, but our AC sounded like a semi truck and never shot out any cold air. We were also without hot water two mornings. Breakfast was good.

7.9 Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

The pool is VERY small. Location was walking distance to all the main sites in Santa Maria Novella area. Although there are many other hotels that are even closer to everything. The hotel was fine, but I would try a different hotel the next time.

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

Kraft is a wonderful hotel. We were in a triple with our teenage daughter and the first night we were in a room on the ground floor and the traffic was extremely loud starting early in the morning. The hotel staff was very accommodating when we requested a room change to the 5th floor which was a great room and very quiet. The breakfast was wonderful.. great food and wonderful serve. The location was a bit far from Republicca Piazza, but walkable. I would definitely stay in this hotel again and would recommend it to friends and family.

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

We stayed over Easter 2005 - family of five with 3 children. Good position close to river. Children well catered for.We would recommend insisting on rooms at front of hotel, side streets can get very noisy at night.

8.5 Excellent
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • United Kingdom

very good and helpful staff good value for level of quality

9.5 Outstanding!
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Our room was on a corner, with a very busy street on the one side. Commuter noise was an issue for us, but rooms not on the busy street are available. Otherwise hotel is fabulous, and we would stay there again anytime. Hotel is a very easy walk from the train station.

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

We very much enjoyd our stay at the Kraft. A room with a balcony is certainly a plus. Roof top bar was very nice but shut a little too early for us. We would definately stay at the Kraft again.

7.8 Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

We loved this hotel because of its wonderful roof-top facilities. Having a pool, however small, was greatly appreciated as Florence sizzles in the summer. Breakfast was also lovely on the roof-top terrace. The room was very spacious and not very noisy--a pleasant surprise in Vespa-laden Florence. We would recommend this hotel without qualification.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

Excellent hotel. I will return.

5.1 Ordinary
  • January 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • United Kingdom

THE kraft is looking old and tired. Renovation work is being carried out, but my bathroom was cold and way past its sell by date(rusty taps, marked bath and rotting window)We enjoyed the bar sevice. Front desk was OK apart from reccomending a really awful restaraunt(was a "pub" when we got there!) And on leaving we needed a taxi for 6.15am. Kraft staff insisted no taxi started until 6.30am so we were very late for the flight. Good points...its in Florence so nothing really matters!

8.2 Very Good
  • December 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Comfortable hotel, well placed for the station. Cost of meals high and I did not eat in hotel. Disappointed that you did not give me points against my KLM card KL 4584391776

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Terrific hotel in great location close to center city Florence. Great service. Nice rooftop dining and breakfast. Small but pleasant pool for hot August afternoon cool-downs.

7.5 Good
  • September 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

The best feature of this hotel is its rooftop restaurant and bar. For dinner, though, the restaurant is quite expensive as are the drinks. Our room (a triple) was disappointingly small although it did have a tiny balcony. Reception staff, while competent, tend to be slightly condescending in their manner.

3.8
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

6.2 Fair
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

9.7 Outstanding!
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

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

7.4 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Chile

9.3 Wonderful!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

9.6 Outstanding!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

7.6 Good
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

6.1 Fair
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

6.2 Fair
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

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8.5 Excellent
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

6.4 Fair
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.1 Good
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

8.7 Excellent
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Belgium

5.2 Ordinary
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.6 Outstanding!
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.3 Very Good
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Hotel Kraft, offering 77 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy 22/32-inch LCD televisions. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, safes and direct-dial phones during their Santa Maria Novella visit. A good night's sleep in comfortable beds with premium bedding will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their vacation or business trip.

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

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • Mini bar
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Extra beds
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Direct dial phone
  • Wireless Internet access
  • LCD flat screen TV

How to reach Hotel Kraft

By car
From the A1 motorway take the Firenze Certosa exit and follow the signs to Firenze centro. Cross the Arno River and at the second set of traffic lights take a right turn onto Via il Prato. Then take the second street on your right and the first on your left.

By train
The Santa Maria Novella railway station is only 800 metres away from the hotel. You can reach the property either by taxi or on foot in a 10 minutes' walk: exit the station on the right-hand side and take Via degli Orti Oricellari. Walk down the street, turn right onto Via Montebello, left onto via Palestro and finally right onto Via Solferino.

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

Distances from Hotel Kraft

Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Teatro Comunale di Firenze - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Leopolda Station Exhibition Center - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Chiesa di Ognissanti - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Cascine Park - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Santa Maria Novella Square - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
National Alinari Museum of Photography - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Santa Maria della Carmine - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Piazza del Carmine - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Palazzo dei Congressi - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Museo Marino Marini - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Palazzo degli Affari - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Brancacci Chapel - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Palazzo Rucellai - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Kraft is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 4.5 km / 2.8 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 Kraft

  • Valet service
  • Private parking
  • Limousine service