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Hotel Palazzo dal Borgo - Florence

4 star Hotel Florence

Via Della Scala 6 - Florence

Price starting from 90.00
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Located in the heart of Florence, Hotel Palazzo dal Borgo is a 3-floor 15th century building with historic frescoes, high vaulted ceilings and a quiet courtyard garden.

The property is a 10-minute walk from the main train station and the historical center is just a short stroll away. Also nearby are the Church of Santa Maria Novella (30 meters), Alinari National Museum of Photography (0.1 mile) and the River Arno.

Guests will relax in this small and exclusive hotel with warm friendly service, combined with care and attention to detail.

A unique feature of the hotel is the art and history lessons that take place 3 evenings a week by professors of the University of Florence. 
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Guest Rating 8.6 Excellent
Based on 140 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at Hotel Palazzo dal Borgo

A free buffet breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Hotel Palazzo dal Borgo

  • Bar
  • Luggage room
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Garden
  • Pets accepted
  • 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.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

Policy

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

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

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

  • Self parking fee: EUR 26 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 45 per night

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


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

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 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 Palazzo dal Borgo is also known as

Palazzo dal Borgo
Palazzo dal Borgo Hotel Aprile
Palazzo Dal Borgo Florence
Aprile Hotel Florence

9.1

Clean

8.6

Location

7.7

Quiet

8.9

Spacious

8.8

Service

Hotel Palazzo dal Borgo reviews

5.6 Ordinary
  • October 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

beds - matresses unconfortable a lot of mosquitos in the room and in the breakfast hall

5.6 Ordinary
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Hotel was noisy, no drink making facilities in the rooms, WiFi signal not available in our room. Breakfast OK but nothing inspiring. Did not live up to the reviews previously posted for this hotel.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The women staff were friendly and helpful. Some of the male wait staff came off as arrogant and condescending. Our room was beautiful, with lovely painted high ceilings, canopied beds and a spacious wardrobe.

7.9 Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Belgium

Price for the garage was announced at 18 € per day. At the desk,we were told the rate was between 24 and 27 € depending on the size of the car (!) Of course the price was finally set to 27 € for our medium size renault scenic car. And we paid 81 € for 61 hours of parking which sum up to 32 €/per full day...

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

Wonderful palazzo, excellent staff, good location, garden is a gem, good quality food at breakfast, good value, hard to fault --wireless internet unreliable but this is not amajor issue as they make a PC/internet available near reception which is generaly accessable.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Romania

Excellent location, big room, nice breakfast!

7.8 Good
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Hotel Aprile Pallazo dal Borgo was very close to the train station and close to the Duomo, Uffizzi, Ponte Vechio and all the sites in Florence. The hotel is in a building that was built in the 1500s. While I would not rate this as a 4 star hotel we found the staff very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The breakfast was very good. Our room had a great view of the Santa Novella Church and the mountains. Enjoyed our stay here. Would definitely come back here.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Very nice hotel. Clean and welcoming staff. The only minor drawback was the location -- I visit Florence several times a year, and most of the time, I prefer to stay in the centre (near the Duomo or Uffizi). This hotel is within 5 minutes of the station, but around 10 minutes to the Duomo. On the whole, though, I would definitely recommend this hotel to others!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Belgium

Tornerei volontieri!

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

Sehr nettes, gemütliches Hotel. Mein Zimmer hatte sogar eine kleine Terrasse. Außerdem waren Wasserkocher, diverse Tee- und Kaffeesorten und Kekse vorhanden. Das Frühstück war auch ordentlich, der Kellner sehr bemüht und freundlich. Vom Hotel aus ist man in wenigen Gehminuten an der Piazza della Repubblica und damit mitten in der City. Absolut empfehlenswert!

7.7 Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Ireland

Very convenient, close to station and S. Maria Novella. Friendly and helpful staff. Comfortable and spacious room. Perfectly adequate breakfast. Street is very noisy and rooms at the front suffer. Free wi fi but poor or inadequate reception in some rooms. If you need to use it, ask when checking in.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Japan

Convenient location near to the station and the bus terminals.

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

A really good find! A very good location in Florence, close to the railway station and tour starting points. The hotel is very well run with friendly staff who were very helpful. Breakfast in the courtyard was a great experience!Very good value compared to other hotels in other big Italian cities.Spacious room and a big, well equipped bathroom. It worked well for our family of four.

6.6 Fair
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Australia

Reading the reviews on this website we expected more for our money. Sure the breakfast was great and the staff helpful and friendly but we found the room smaller than anticipated. We found it hard to reach the hotel by car due to road works and parking in general in Florence is expensive. The hotel's position is great, easy walking distance to the main attractions. Great bathroom packs!

1.4
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

Hotel muy viejo, incomodo y ruidoso Increible que tenga ese precio y no merece cuatro estrellas en ningun caso

7.7 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

très bon hotel à recommander, bonne qualité des prestations, bon rapport qualité prix, mériterait un look intérieur un peu plus moderne.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

We stayed in a quad room. It was beautifully decorated and even with 2 extra beds very spacious. The marble bathroom was small but had everything you needed included free toiletries. This hotel has a great feel and character due to it being a beautifully restored 15th century building. It is a 5 minute walk from the trainstation in a quiet street, near restaurants, shopping and sightseeing. I would definately stay there again and recommend this hotel for a great stay in beautiful Florence.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Traveling with two children was made much easier by the spacious room and accomodating staff. It was a pleasure. Barbara was exceptionally helpful.

7.7 Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

This was my first visit to Florence and found the hotel quite easily. It was nice and close to the train station, quite convenient. The hotel was lovely, nice personal touches made you feel at home. My only complaint is the paper thin walls, the noise from the other rooms and hall did keep me awake.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

Great Hotel for the price. Rooms were huge compared to any hotel we stayed in Europe. Large two room suite for the four of us. Great location, ten minute walk to Uffizi.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

We stayed in Paris for a week, Hotel Aprile for 3 nights and Rome 3 nights. By far, the Hotel Aprile was the best. Very nice hotel and great location. Our room was not ready when we got there at 8:00 am, which we thought it would not be, but they offered us a better room at the same rate if we wanted it, but it was next to the street. It was somewhat noisy but they told us that going in.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Hotel with character. Very comfortable and staff were very polite & helpful, unlike, it seems, the average Italian shop assistant ! Location was excellent - a few minutes walk from just about anywhere in Florence and very handy for SMN station. If returning to Florence would stay there again.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Very pleasant stay. Staff helpful and attentive.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

We only spent one night at the hotel, however, the room was very large, very clean, well appointed. Staff was outstanding - they guided us through the narrow streets of Florence by phone until we reached the hotel. I would not hesitate to return to the hotel. The hotel is within walking distance of all the important sights and main shopping area. We had no trouble finding our way around and back to the hotel.

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Although it wasn't in the most desirable neighbourhood of Florence, it was handy for transport and within easy walking distance of the sights and numerous bars and restaurants. It was well worth taking the number 7 bus from the bus station to Fiesole (20 mins), a fab view of Florence! The staff were very helpful and pleasant and the room very nice.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

What a fantastic hotel. Centrally located, clean and incredibly spacious. Would definitely recommend it.

7.3 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

Bon hôtel au coeur de Florence. Equipe très accueillante et disponible. Petit-déjeuner quelconque mais cadre agréable. Attention si vous avez une voiture : comptez 25 à 30 euros par jour en plus pour le garage.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Norway

Nice, quiet and friendly hotel in a convenient location close to the railway station (and everything else). Good breakfast with great coffee or hot chocolate to your liking. The mosquitoes were a bit bothersome even at breakfasttime, so bring repellent.

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

This is a lovely hotel and we were extremely satisfied with the beautifully decorated room and the assistance of the very accomodating staff. The hotel is just around the corner from the train station which was perfect for us. The area was fine, not what you would expect for such close proximity to the train station. A 7 euro cab ride to the furthest site and you can walk back. Worth it, even on a hot day. Just wonderful! If you sit out in the hotel's lovely garden be sure to take some bug spray though, they're little critters and you don't know they're there until you've been bitten real good. Sight seeing tip: The Accademia Museum (David!) is free after 19:00! Confirm before you go, but that was the policy last week. Big savings and supposedly, there is no line at about 20:00.

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

I loved this hotel. There were 4 of us (women) and we stayed in the Family Room. It was beautiful! Two rooms,they were huge and the decor was amazing. Also, I had asked the front desk to ship some things home for me and they gladly did it, most hotels would send you to the post office yourself. That's service!

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Had a wonderful stay at the hotel. We had a quad room which had two double four poster beds and lots of space. Big bathroom. Lovely courtyard for breakfast and cocktails in the evening. Staff were very helpful. Hotel very central. Everything about it was excellent. Will definitely be going back and recommending hotel to others.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Great hotel in a perfect location to both the train station and all the sites in Florence. We'll be returning to the hotel in the future.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

We tried to have a drink at the bar one night but it was closed. The second night we tried again and it was open but they had no amaretto! Nonetheless this is a great hotel and we would use it again.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

This was a wonderful hotel. The staff was excellent. The concierge recomended a restaraunt on our last night that was outstanding. I was extremely pleased. Good location, wonderful service.

2.8
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Greece

For a 4 star hotel...i honestly expected more.in my opinion the hotel needs to be renovated.there were not enough facilities,including parking.It's not worth its money.I WOULD NOT RECCOMEND IT AT ALL.

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

This was a lovely hotel close to all of the major tourist attractions in Florence. It was a good price for the quality of the hotel and staff. We had a wonderful stay.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Japan

We wanted to stay on the top floor...

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Germany

I stayed with my family and the room was great!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Iran

Arrival date is my wife's birthday and in accordance with my request, hotel arranged beautiful bouquet It is much more excellent bouquet than our estimation. Room is very large and clean. In addition hight of cealing is very high. As the result, we could enjoy open atomosphere.

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

We enjoyed our stay here. Really spacious room. Nice and quiet evn though at the front of the hotel. Bar/ outside terrace was a bonus and drinks were not overpriced. Staff spoke good English and were helpful when approached.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

This hotel is in a great location. Breakfast was wonderful. Staff were very nice.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Great hotel, very nice rooms, loved the outside breakfast area and the coffee. Staff was very helpful. I would stay there again. Only drawback is the surrounding area; its not horrible, but its not that great.

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Hotel was charming. Rooms were huge and elegant. Staff gave good recommendations for restaurants. Our room was huge with 1 1/2 bathrooms, and a large alcove sleeping area. But, the a/c did not work properly. And there was only one wall unit. A room this size needed at least 2 units. They were able to provide several fans, which makes one think this is an ongoing problem. I would stay in this hotel again, but for the neighborhood which was a bit sketchy. Just around the corner from the main train station, but I did not feel safe walking up to the station. And the hotel was not v. conveniently located to activities.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Short walk and feasible with rolling bags from central terminal, that is if you don't have google maps pinpoint the location for you...which can land you three long blocks from its actual location. Cute window boxes of flowers mark hotel. Weather was steaming hot on 11:30 AM arrival, desk clerk was not particularly hopitable, but the room was ready, ample size, squeaky clean, well appointed, and AC already had it down to about 70F. Complementary breakfast in small garden was good; servers happy to accomodate special requests. Hotel well situated for walking to everything in Florence virtually in one loop. Only disappointment was that English seemed to be the preferred language and fellow guests seemed mostly American like us. Probably because it's just the kind of place we like.

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Japan

I like this lovery, cozy, and small hotel near the train station. Very convinient location.

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Kuwait

The only negative point was the air conditioning. It was too hot and the AC not adequate. The breakfast was excellent as you also got eggs and bacon so was a full breakfast. We were lucky as we had a room at the back, which I had requested previously, so it was very quiet. However, we could not open the window as it was full of tiny red spiders on the outside ledge and they were coming inside when the window was opened. I don't mind insects but I think the cleaning staff should have spotted these and sprayed. The hotel was in an excellent spot. Near the station so we could walk with our bags and also near to the Duoma. I highly recommend this hotel.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

The Aprile Palazzo dal Borgo is an excellent hotel for tourists. The staff was very helpful in providing information to get us around Florence. The breakfasts were excellent and the service top rate. The staff recommended a nearby restaurant on a hidden side street - a restuarant which we would have never found on our own - it turned out to have wonderful food and service for the price. The hotel is only a short walk from the train station, which has obvious advantages, but also means that it is close to the Piazza Santa Maria Novella, which is somewhat run down. On the other hand, just a few farther blocks away are some of the most exclsuive fashion establishments in Florence. We would definitely recommend this hotel to others.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Italy

I have stayed in a number of hotels in Florence and found this little hotel a real surprise and delight. I was there during my birthday. The date was noticed by the desk when examining my passport. Before dinner that evening, a bottle of prosecco on ice with glasses was brought to our room. It was such a thoughtful gesture. I would recommend this hotel without question and look forward to my next visit there.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Fantastic rooms and a great location will definitely being using this hotel again.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Norway

Excellent, charming, clean hotel with tons of atmosphere in the middle of everything you as a tourist would like to see in Florence. Was recommended to me by a friend and I have no doubt whatsoever to recommend it further. Enjoy!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Found the hotel quite quickly and stepped into another world. Staff very welcoming the receptionist even noticed it was my husband's birthday from his passport and sent a bottle of champagne to our room curtesy of the hotel. We opened the bedroom window and we had a lovely view of the church and dome. Breakfast was very good in a cosy dining room. I would certainly recommend this hotel and would return for longer next time.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

Beautiful hotel and rooms! Friendly and helpful staff. Very central, walking distance from station and city centre. Can definitely recommend!

6.7 Fair
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is within walking distance of both the train station and the city centre. The washroom is clean and the room is spacious but feels a little bit old. It could be said to be a good 3-star hotel but I'm somehow not convinced that it should be called a 4-star.

8.3 Very Good
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

We were accommodated in exactly the way we required with a double room and a room with 2 single beds. Correspondance directly with the hotel in English was quick and thorough. They booked the 2 principal art galleries so that we did not have to queue unduly. Breakfast was excellent and the hotel alltogether smart. The building is attractive and well maintained, particularly considering its great age. Very enjoyable!!

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

Evening concierge was most pleasant and helpful in locating restaurants..your terrace was lovely--hotel was in great location!!! went to Venice for 1 night at Danieli and your hotel is MUCH better value -- and warmer, friendlier staff.. Thank you--Grazie!

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

Fabulous hotel -we had a room at the back overlooking red roofs hills and sunsets -great 30th anniversary gift -definitely hopefully come back one day and would recommend it to any friends. breakfast coutyard gorgious thank you Aprile!!

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

It was my first time visiting Italy and I couldn't have picked a better place to stay in Florence. The Aprile is in a great location and is within walking distance of many sites in Firenze. The staff was excellent. We had arrived very late, due to missing our train from Rome to Florence. They held the room for us, even though we didn't show up until after 10pm. We were starving so the gentleman at the desk made reservations for us at a local trattoria....and the food was extraordinary. They were able to arrange Uffizi tickets for us, even though the website indicated that there were no tickets available. Our room had a spectacular view into the courtyard of the hotel and over the lovely roof-tops of Florence. I highly recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a central location to stay while visiting the city. I will definitely stay here during my next visit to Florence!

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

What a wonderful gem! Our room was beautiful with a canopied bed and a large bathroom. The terrace downstairs was very relaxing. Our room had accomodations for 4 people and it was still very, very spacious, and quiet. All of the furniture was beautiful. What a bargain. I was very impressed with the hotel and would definately stay there again,

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

We enjoyed our stay at Hotel Aprile. We have 2 young adult children, and their needs were met. Upon arrival, our quad. room's ac was not working. They had people there quite quickly. The a.c. was not able to be fixed right then, so they moved us to 2 new rooms. The garden area was very nice for breakfast. There did seem to be a mosquito problem, so bring some bug spray. The area is very convenient to the sites of Florence.

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

We loved it. We will go back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

This was a beautiful and fun place to stay, the staff was extremely inviting and accommodating, the facility was great and it was very well centered in town. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it. PS No great places to eat on this street.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

During our overnight stay, we thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the Hotel's facilities.Yhe location is excellent, so close to the centre,and the staff were very helpful and pleasant. We shall return,

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Location near yet between the train station and the tourist sites was very good. Although based on the outside look of the hotel, I might not have stayed there had I not already booked the hotel, the room we had was very spacious, clean and nice. It was at the back of the building so it was quite. We only spent one night, but had a very nice stay. Looking forward to a return trip.... P.S. this was the only night booked through Venere as other hotels I booked direct with the hotels. In the future, I wouldn't hesitate to book all my lodgings through Venere.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

This is a lovely hotel in a great location with friendly staff and added extras like I had a fresco in my room from 15th century! The hotel provided a talk on 'Florence and it's History with the Medicis' given by a lectuer from the university. And the receptionist advised me regarding which churches I really shouldn't miss and recommended a lovely local restaurant.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Very pleasant hotel in a very nice area with easy access to the metro. We liked having breakfast in the courtyard. We'd stay there again.

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We loved Hotel Aprile. Easy walk from train station and walked all over Firenze from here. Nice courtyard for breakfast. Our only complaint was noise from the busy street below since we were on the front of the building.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Some postings mentioned lots of street noise so we asked for a room in the back. It was very quiet and quite nice.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

The staff were extremly welcoming to us, very helpful and proffesional. Breakfast on the terrace was delightful. Excellent central location. A wonderful start to our married life!

5.7 Ordinary
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Mexico

I find better hotels and rates with the same level of stars of services, but it was my fisrt time in venere.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Italy

Veramente eccezionale!!!

7.9 Good
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

My friend and I stayed at the Hotel Aprile for 3 nights and were very pleased with our choice. Our first night, we were in a large room at the front. It was very spacious, featured a beautiful, old armoire, and had a very clean and modern bathroom. However, it was very noisy (motorbikes whizzing by and dogs barking all night). We asked to move to a courtyard room at the rear - the hotel staff were very accommodating, and we were very comfortable in the new room. It was smaller, but with a very pleasant decor and plenty of room to move. From our window we had a partial view of Santa Maria Novella. I loved the public areas of the hotel because they really gave you a sense of what the palace must have looked like originally ... I only wished the hotel had some printed information on the building's history. The breakfast room was bright and comfortable, and though the selection was limited, the continental breakfast was good. It was nice that the hotel provided packaged crackers and pieces of fruit - they saved us a few times from having to buy morning/afternoon snacks. The location of the hotel is good - walking distance to the train station, steps from Santa Maria Novella (which was one of my favorite places we visited while in Florence), and only a few doors down from the Santa Maria Novella pharmacy, which is fantasic (readers of Rick Steve's Florence guide can learn more). I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is visiting Florence, and I would definitely stay there again on a return trip. Just make sure you ask for a room at the rear (or bring earplugs). :-)

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was as we expected in a convenient area to explore Florence. I did have to change from a room at the front of the hotel because of noise from bar across the road but this was dealt with efficiently.

7.8 Good
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

The only problem we had was that our bedroom was next to the breakfast room and cappucino machine which was incredibly noisy from early morning - not very conducive to a lie-in.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

Ihave stayed at the Aprile before and found it just the right mix of comfort, location and price.

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

Fabulous Historic Hotel in Busy Florence historic center Our room was both charming and immense, that’s bigger than Huge. - Only King sized bed we found in all of Italy - but the bed sagged on one side. The room was big. The domed ceiling appeared to be up to 30 feet high. This was an authentic feature that added to the experience. Unfortunately, it also added to the echo. Note to owners, put up some tapestries, or paintings on the walls. The room, lobby, breakfast area, and outdoor courtyard were reason enough to stay there. What pushed the property over the edge were the discretionary courtesies provided by the front desk staff. A month before our arrival, they got in touch with the ticket office at the Uffizi and Piti Palace. This avoided waiting a half day in line just from this courtesy. We spoke with other tourists at the Uffizi who’s hotel was "unable to reach the ticket office". Ours succeed based on a single email request. Thank you Aprile. They also helped us find a very nearby laundry mat. Might not sound like much here, but when your on the road and can have everything cleaned for the price of two items of hotel dry cleaning, your very happy. In general, the front desk people made the stay a success with their attitude. Joyce, Barbara, and the night guy were a joy. The in-hotel Lecture on Florence from Alexandra was a special treat. After our first day of touring the Uffizi we knew that we were both overwhelmed and under prepared for the centuries of art at our fingertips. Hotel April was able to arrange a couple of hours with a private tour guide for our next day. I highly recommend anyone headed to Florence to contact Nadia Ghelli - petricci.nadia.ghelli@tin.it Contact me at: petrucci.nadia.ghelli@tin.it

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Japan

Staffs are friendly and kind. I would like to stay this hotel again.

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

I thought this hotel was very charming. The courtyard was so pretty and peaceful,a nice place to relax before or after sightseeing. I asked for a room facing the garden and that really made my stay. My room was small but I thought they had made the best use of the space.The bathroom was new with enough counterspace,good shower head, great water pressure and a hairdryer that worked well. I would definately stay here again,should I be so lucky to be back in Florence again.The staff was also was nice without being intrusive and they all spoke english very well.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We really enjoyed our stay and the staff at the hotel was excellent and very accomidating.

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Germany

Charming hotel with very clean, new and spacy bathroom

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

This was a very good hotel. All staff were most helpful, friendly and welcoming. It was in an excellant position for site seeing and very clean and well looked after. Would highly recommend.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Very spacious rooms, and a wonderful location. My only disappointment was the breakfast: our other hotels in Italy offered, in additional to breads and yogurt, cereal and hard boiled eggs.

7.6 Good
  • April 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

The only significant problem was the street noise late at night. The double-glazed windows plus solid shutters were not enough keep out the noise!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Thank you to the welcoming desk and other staff at Aprile. With their assistance, heartily feasted at a nearby & reasonably priced trattoria. The next day, we wasted no time getting to & into museums. As most arrivals by train, the hotel is easy and convenient to find on foot. Our room might have been a little noisy for some folks being at street level, but we enjoyed the spaciousness, comfortable beds, and sparkling modern bath. Breakfast was first rate. We had a wonderful nite at Aprile and more. You exceeded our expectations. Thank you so much.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • March 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We loved staying in Hotel Aprile. The low-ceiling, narrow hallways had such an old-world feel, and the receptionist was incredibly accommodating, no matter what language one spoke. The internet corner was especially convenient. I can say the shower temperature fluctuated a bit, and our room just happened to overlook a busy street which had motorscooter traffic throughout the night, but this seemed minor compared to how well we enjoyed the layout of the room, with two bathrooms to accommodate my husband and my getting ready at the same time, also their bar area and antique furnishings gave a very cozy, comfortable atmosphere to the hotel. We would gladly stay at Hotel Aprile again, and recommend it to all our friends traveling to Florence!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

I would recommend the Aprile; the hotel is extremely well-located and easy to walk to from the train station. Very pleasant and competent staff. We would stay again.

7.5 Good
  • October 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

A charming old building and our room was tastefully decorated .Public areas were rather restricted.A attractive courtyard.Very helpful staff.Our room was on the groud floor and facing the street and could be noisy,even with the windows shut

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

We adore the Aprile and have stayed there a number of times, bith in summer, winter and spring, and always to our complete satisfaction. We recommend it to all who want such accomodations in Florence; indeed, I did so just this morning. As well, we were very happy with the newfound ability to make reservations with such ease through your firm. Thank you for asking!

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Japan

I have nothing special to say.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Japan

Every year we visit Firenze and the first available hotel we check is Hotel Aprile. As a petit hotel we are very satisfied, except the plain continental breakfast.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

Good facilities, very pleasant staff, and excellent location. Rooms VERY large by European standards. (A little noisy!)

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

Our room was small (but we knew that when we booked) and pleasant. We booked the specific room because it was quiet and had a fresco on the ceiling. To wake up each morning with quattro putti floating overhead was lovely. The location was good because we stayed mostly in downtown Florence although the street the hotel was on was under construction, but so is most of Europe. We would stay there again.

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6.2 Fair
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

9.6 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

7.8 Good
  • August 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.8 Excellent
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Spain

9.7 Outstanding!
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

6.5 Fair
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Italy

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Hotel Palazzo dal Borgo, offering 34 guest rooms with climate control. Cable TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Business travelers visiting the Santa Maria Novella area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as complimentary newspapers and safes.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with slippers, bidets and hair dryers. Additional guest comforts include minibars, air conditioning and blackout drapes/curtains.

Bathroom toiletries are provided free of charge. A turndown service is available.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Cable TV
  • Safe
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Palazzo dal Borgo

By car
The hotel is easily reachable by the motorway A1, exit Firenze Certosa. Follow indications for Firenze centro.

By train
The hotel is 5 minutes walk from the Santa Maria Novella railway station.

By airplane
The hotel is 30 minutes from the Florence airport.

Distances from Hotel Palazzo dal Borgo

Santa Maria Novella Square - 0.1 km / 0 mi
National Alinari Museum of Photography - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Museo Marino Marini - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Chiesa di Ognissanti - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo Rucellai - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Church of Santa Maria Maggiore - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Medici Chapels - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Strozzi Palace - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Casa Martelli Museum - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Santa Trinita Church - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Palazzo degli Affari - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Salvatore Ferragamo Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Battistero di San Giovanni - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Palazzo dei Congressi - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Palazzo dal Borgo is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 4.9 km / 3.1 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 Palazzo dal Borgo

  • Private parking