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Hotel La Fortezza - Florence

3 star Hotel Florence

Viale Giovanni Milton 95 - Florence

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 81 .02
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Looking for a family-friendly Florence hotel? Hotel La Fortezza is a great choice as it's located in the San Lorenzo area, is near a train station and offers free breakfast to all its guests!

This 3 star San Lorenzo-area hotel in Florence offers dry cleaning/laundry services, an elevator (lift) and laundry facilities. Guests can also enjoy drinks as there is a bar/lounge.

Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide tour/ticket assistance, express check-in and express check-out. Wi-Fi is available for a fee. The lobby offers coffee, free newspapers and a safe deposit box at the front desk.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.5 Excellent
Based on 94 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

a good position to reach the railway station and the area of the fair

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Breakfast at Hotel La Fortezza

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

Facilities at Hotel La Fortezza

  • Bar
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Laundry room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Internet/Email services
  • Private parking

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.
  • This property allows pets in specific rooms only. Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: between 2 PM and midnight.

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.

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 0.05 per minute (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: EUR 0.05 per minute (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 12 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 30 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.
  • Resort fee: EUR 3 per person, per night
 

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 La Fortezza is also known as

Hotel La Fortezza
La Fortezza Florence
La Fortezza Hotel Florence

9.1

Clean

7.6

Location

8.5

Quiet

7.9

Spacious

8.4

Service

Hotel La Fortezza reviews

0.0
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I left the hotel after struggling to get on to the internet for well over an hour - it was shabby and dark and in a poor location. DO NOT GO THERE!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Ottimo albergo, consigliabile

6.1 Fair
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Il giorno del mio compleanno l'ho passato a Firenze,soggiornando all'hotel La Fortezza.A parte la zona piuttosto rumorosa e trafficata,l'hotel si è rivelato decisamente al di sotto delle mie aspettative. Camera veramente troppo piccola,come il bagno dove è stato un vero problema usare il wc praticamente incollato al lavabo...Almeno la stanza era pulita...Colazione veramente scarsa come qualità,personale gentile ma molto distaccato,servizio taxi ultrarapido anche se un furto...quando tornerò nella splendida Firenze non soggiornerò più in questo mediocre hotel.

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

the room was clean, silent and with a view on the Russian church. Staff kind and discreet. The location, just a step away from a heavily trafficked crossroad, is incredibly quiet and relaxing. We had a perfect stay, although it was just for one night. Highly reccommended. Cannot rate breakfast cause we slept in and missed it!

8.3 Very Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

I enjoyed my stay there, clean and queit room. Litle bit away from heart of Florence, 20-25 min walk. Satff was good, a guy called Elias was very helpful. overall, recommend

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Eccellente struttura, personale gentile e competente.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Habituacion a 10 minutos del centro, pero muy grande, espaciosa. Limpia, tranquila. Desayuno bueno, mas que suficiente. Sin duda volveria

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

I was in Florence three days, the communication from hotel to centre very good, and especially highlight the kindness of its employees and the good treatment given to us.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Hôtel très agréable. Excellent rapport qualité/prix. Nous avons été très bien reçu, le service est impécable. le seul désavantage est qu'il se situe un peu loin du centre historique (environ 20 minutes de marche)

5.5 Ordinary
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Chile

A little wary of horror stories regarding cleanliness of bathroom facilities in Italy, I was pleasantly surprised by the higenic standards of the room. HOWEVER, there was a problem with hot water one morning of two I was there, and not only did the staff neglect to tell anyone, but it was useless ringing the front desk because no-one was there to answer. This resulted in a strong delay and my missing a tour I had reserved, which made me extremely unhappy. On the off-chance I called the operator and she informed me of the situation - otherwise I would have been left hanging. However, the staff were very helpful in arranging activities for me, which was much appreciated.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Fortezza est un hotel fort agréable, propre et accueillant avec un personnel souriant et disponible. Nous avons passé 5 jours très agréables. En dehors du centre ville (20min à pied de la Piazza della Signoria) la position de l'hotel est fort appréciable. Elle permet de s'éloigner des foules des touristes, de décourvrir de petites rues et des places avec des bars et des restaurants charmants. Je recommanderai fortement Fortezza à tous les utilisateurs de Venere. Le seul point faible: le petit déjeuner pourrait être amélioré

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

Nice, clean hotel. Great value. If the air conditioning doesn't work, then you'll be eaten alive by mosquitoes. Our air conditioner had some issues and they had to give us a plug-in device. Also, they charge for internet use even though an employee told me it was free of charge when I inquired. Having internet access in your hotel room is a nice bonus though!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

Nice place to stay. Friendly stuff and a good price for the service.

7.6 Good
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

bon hotel, excepté le plan pour y acceder

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Italy

Marvellous coffee and lots of it for breakfast. Courteous and helpful staff. Very much enjoyed the stay and would return. No distance from important things to see in Florence. I don't understand those people who implied it was some distance from the centre of things. A flat walk all the way to the Duomo and beyond.

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

Excellent hotel. Unfortunately there was a problem with water on our floor and they put us up in another hotel for the first night. Alternative hotel also comfortable. Would stay at La Fortezza if in Florence again.

7.8 Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

Lovely room - well decorated with a relaxing atmosphere. Staff were friendly too. Breakfast was alright - yoghurt, tea/coffee/chocolate, fruit, toast and cereal.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • New Zealand

Rooms very so lovely and clean with good air conditioning. Great to come back to after the heat of the city. Wonderful afternoon tea delivered to the room at small cost. Reception staff so helpful with maps etc. A bit of a walk from the city but worth it.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The location is convenient and room clean, comfortable, with a modern, interesting design. We found it a pleasant 10-15 mins walk to the main tourist sites and station. The room was at the back of the hotel and lovely and quiet, even with windows open. Breakfast, reception and domestic staff were all friendly and helpful. Fresh coffee is made for you at breakfast and the buffet kept well stocked. I would happily stay there again, it was excellent value for money for such a popular town. Mosquitos were unfortunately abundant in October, and you needed the windows open to cool down the room at night - so remember Mosquito repellant. Next time i would insist that the air conditioning would be available (including during the night) before booking.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Sweden

Very nice hotel. Nice 10 minute walk into the central parts of the town. Nice non touristic resturants on the walk into central Florence. Can highly recomend this hotel

5.3 Ordinary
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

It is a nice hotel but it is far from the center and requires about 20-25 minutes walking. It's ok in the morning but in the evening after all that sightseeing it's no fun at all. Also it means that you will not come to the hotel for/after lunch for a few minutes break since it means loosing additional 45 minutes on walking. All in all, it's a nice place, rooms are quiet and spacious, breafkast - ok, but I will not stay there again.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Aside from some problems with mosquitoes--we were on the ground floor and there were no screens--the hotel was fine. It's just blocks from SMN train station on a busy street, but in spite of that we found it quiet..our rooms were in the rear. It's a several blocks walk either way to the Duomo in one direction and the Stibbert Museum in the other, but doable. The Italian modern design is an interesting contrast to the usual. Staff was friendly and helpful.

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

the hotel La Fortezza is a clean, airy hotel with very friendly and competent staff. there was a problem with our room when we first arrived, so they had booked us into a nearby hotel of a greater star rating and equal price for the night while our room was sorted out. the rooms are simple and modern, well air conditioned and clean. the only gripe was that when you used the shower it resulted in water absolutely everywhere and we had to use our towels to try and mop the floor! other than that, it was lovely; breakfast was adequate for the price, and although situated on the very edge of florence, it was a pleasant walk into the centre. i would highly recommend la fortezza to anyone on a bit of a budget- it is far enough away from the centre to escape the noise and prices, but if you are prepared to walk a bit, then it's excellent for the money.

8.1 Very Good
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

Un "vrai" trois étoiles (si l'on se réfère au classement en vigueur en France), chose assez rare en Italie. Un tout petit peu à l'écart du centre de Florence, mais juste ce qu'il faut pour échapper aux nuées de touristes le soir !... Bon rapport qualité / prix (les chambres sont vraiment incroyables, modernes, assez propres, et décorées avec goût !) Personnel jeune, aimable et attentionné.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Puerto Rico

The hotel was better than we expected. The staff, especially the Argentinian attendant at the breakfast buffet, was excellent. We would definitely return to the hotel on our next trip to Firenze.

7.2 Good
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The car park is 10 euros per day.

7.1 Good
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Only negative was that the location is not very convenient to the train station -- required a taxi (2 taxis for a party of five).

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

La Fortezza was way better than I expected. It has been renovated beautifully. The hotel staff were excellent, spoke English, and were very helpful with tips on restaurants and how to get around Florence. The daily "Continental Breakfast" was incredible. Huge selections, very nice new dining area, and the young girl working in the dining area was so nice, sweet and attentive. I highly recommend this hotel. Excellent value for the money.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Brazil

Great hotel. Very Very impressive room, I'd like to stay a little more if I could. Everything is new and clean, all made from a modern design. The breakfast was very nice. Not so close to the main station, but you can go walking (about 15 mim to 20 min).

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

The hotel was exactly as described on the website. Our hotel room was comfortable and the bathrooms were clean and spacious. The hotel staff wasn't as friendly as I would have liked but they didn't dampen my stay. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a place to stay in Florence. Location is near the train station but just a short walk to the center of town.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • January 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Hong Kong SAR, PRC

the breakfast is cool!!! Interior design is fantastic! Staff is nice. I would stay here again next time when visiting florence! Good place to stay. P.S: The ceiling lamp in the lobby is very good and impressive!

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

Really lovely hotel - staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. It is slightly that bit too far out to walk in to the centre of Florence all the time but it is very handy for the station. Having said that, our stay was excellent and I would thoroughly recommend it.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

It's a beautiful hotel well kept and very modern , I will highly recommend this property to my associates in the airline business.

7.6 Good
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Lebanon

friendly staff,5 minutes walk from down town. for a short term business trip or vacation, La Fortezza is a nice place to stay.

6.3 Fair
  • April 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The disapointment was the lack of general amenities. Considering this was a 3* hotel there was no real public space/bar/restaurant for relaxtion. When you return to the hotel it was basically straight back to the room to sit on the bed there being no seating in the room. Additionally the bathroom was constructed dangerously - the shower at the sloping end of the bath with no anti-slip floor making it dangerous. The bath too small, probably only 4'6" with the taps at one end the outlet at the other - very poor design. Whilst the hotel had obviously invested heavily and in a nouvelle style it just lacked something. The breakfast room had plastic designer tables barely 24" square with 4 seats, just about room for 1. The breakfast/reception and cleaning staff were excellent.

8.8 Excellent
  • February 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

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

7.5 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

9.5 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.6 Fair
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

8.6 Excellent
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

8.9 Excellent
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.2 Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Spain

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • France

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

7.3 Good
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Belgium

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

7.7 Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

6.8 Fair
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Israel

8.5 Excellent
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Belgium

8.9 Excellent
  • March 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

7.7 Good
  • January 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Italy

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8.6 Excellent
  • August 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

8.6 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Mexico

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Spain

9.3 Wonderful!
  • February 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

8.7 Excellent
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.3 Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.8 Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

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

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

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

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

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

7.5 Good
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Germany

4.5 Ordinary
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • January 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Germany

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Hotel La Fortezza, offering 38 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy LCD televisions with satellite channels. Corporate travelers will benefit from wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as safes during their San Lorenzo visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with rainfall showerheads, bidets and hair dryers. Additional guest comforts include minibars, soundproofing and air conditioning.

Bathroom toiletries are provided free of charge. Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Extra beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • LCD flat screen TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel La Fortezza

By car The hotel is easily reachable from the highway A1. Take the first exit to Firenze and follow the indications to centro-stazione-Fortezza da Basso. By train The Florence railway station Santa Maria Novella is about 700 meters from the hotel. 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 La Fortezza

Fortezza da Basso - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Saint Apollonia Last Supper - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Palazzo dei Congressi - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Palazzo degli Affari - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Florence Botanical Gardens - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
San Lorenzo Market - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
San Marco Convent and Museum - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
University of Florence - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Villa Fabbricotti - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Academy Gallery - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Academy of Fine Arts - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Opificio delle Pietre Dure - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Medici Chapels - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Museo Stibbert - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Santissima Annunziata Square - 1 km / 0.6 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel La Fortezza is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 4.7 km / 2.9 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 kilometer.

Transportation services Hotel La Fortezza

  • Private parking