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Hotel Torre Guelfa - Florence

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Borgo SS. Apostoli 8 - Florence

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The hotel Torre Guelfa is located in the historical city centre of Florence next to the Uffizi gallery, an ideal location close to all major attractions of the city like the Ponte Vecchio and the Duomo with a quiet and relaxing ambience.

The hotel is located in the famous Palazzo Acciaiuoli, an ancient building with a beautiful 13th century tower. And from its terraces guests can admire a wonderful panoramic view over the town and have a drink in a medieval setting.

A wine bar and welcoming public areas, furnished in warm colours, contribute to make guests' holidays unforgettable and the hotel gladly helps its guests with car rental, theater, train and flight tickets, guided tours and visits to museums and day trips. Free wireless Internet access is available in common areas,

The excellent position of the hotel makes it easy to reach all the attractions, restaurants, bars, cinemas, theatres on foot.
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Guest Rating 8.5 Excellent
Based on 129 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

A fantastic old palazzo with spacious rooms,welcoming and helpful staff.There are ...

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Facilities at Hotel Torre Guelfa

  • Bar
  • Lift/elevator
  • Laundry room
  • Pets accepted
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Internet/Email services
  • Private parking

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  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • Children 3 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: between 2 PM and midnight.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

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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.
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  • Self parking fee: EUR 30 per day

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  • 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.
 

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Hotel Torre Guelfa is also known as

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Torre Guelfa Florence
Torre Guelfa

8.7

Clean

9.4

Location

7.9

Quiet

8.3

Spacious

8.9

Service

Hotel Torre Guelfa reviews

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The location is great -- close to everything, but on a quiet street. The staff is exceptionally helpful.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Thanks to Luigi, the Manager, we had excellent dinners that I would have had to research for hours! Excellent Tower sights at the end of day and evening drinks make this place so special!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • February 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Brazil

The overall was excellent: room, location, staff, and there is a amazing view from the top os the tower of the hotel! I would definitely stay there again. But, be aware that you will be "disconnected". The wi-fi is available only at one public room and does not function properly.

8.1 Very Good
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The best place of the Hotel is its tower where you can seat, have a drink and admire the best views of Florence. The decoration of the room was odd but the public places of the Hotel where excellent.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

This hotel was wonderful. As a single person, I'm accustomed to getting very small rooms, even in the best hotels, but the one I was given here was lovely--lots of room, high ceilings, antique furniture, pretty decor and a king-sized bed. The staff was very friendly and helpful--calling ahead to a museum to make sure they were still open and keeping me company on the sidewalk while I waited for a 5 a.m. taxi. I didn't have breakfast there, but the room was elegant. There were also sitting rooms available for reading or writing. Despite being a block from the Ponte Vecchio, it was completely quiet. I'll certainly be going back.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

Picturesque, centrally located, quite, clean hotel with I would say quite luxurious rooms (four poster bed) and really nice people that work there. Have stayed in Florence many times, but this is a gem of a find. There is also a tower from which you have panoramic views over the city. Great value for money. I have found the place where I will always stay when I come to Florence!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

we loved everything about this hotel, starting with its excellent location and excellent, professional and friendly staff. The room, bathroom and furnishings were all great, although because we had a room at the front of the hotel on the 1st piano, we did hear some street noise at night, but nothing that marred our overall experience. One of the best features of Torre Guelfa is its tower rooftop cocktail area. Each evening we would take the elevator to the third floor then climb the tower stairs until we reached the top. There we were rewarded with 360 degree views of all of Florence, including some lovely pink sunsets. Up there we also met fellow guests of the hotel from all over the world. We plan to recommend this hotel to all of our friends and family who plan to travel to Florence in the future, and we will most definitely return ourselves.

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Japan

Especially the view from the tower was excellent and romantic. Lounge space was the best rooms I've ever seen. Never such beautiful interior! The room has high ceiling that makes it spacious. Breakfast was too simple, better to have more variation but the coffee machine was nice.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Continental breaky was only disappointment, having had bacon and eggs everywhere else. Room was great, and position was absolutely awesome. A 2 minute walk from bedroom to Ponte Vecchio, cafes, leather shops etc. Tower has brilliant views across the city. Brilliant!

4.9 Ordinary
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Argentina

it was a very old room and the bathroom was awfull and most uncomfortable. Old furniture, old decoration... the only absolutely superb thing about this hotel was the view from the medieval tower. Would not recommend it at all.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Excellent service, young gentleman at front desk very helpful, fluent English and very accommodating. I stayed with my adult daughter in 2 twin bed room (room #3). Plenty of room and good shower. Continental breakfast in beautiful little breakfast room is adequate and common rooms (sitting room etc) are quite large and nice. Pictures are accurate. We were there in early March - only saw a few other guests so not crowded at all for us. Very quiet - had the place to ourselves. This is probably very different in high season.

8.8 Excellent
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Good location (20 mins walk to station, 2 mins walk to Ponte Vecchio. Very helpful & welcoming staff. Plus they have a tower so you can watch the sun set over the city. Breakfast a bit basic (pastries & juice) but nicely presented. Internet/PC good (5 Eur). Room not big but clean & quiet.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • China

A really good memory of my stay in Firenze! i love the ancient Tower beside the dining room which provides an excellent view. the position is a little bit complicated from Fireze Centrale,but perfect for exploring almost every sight of the city. The employees are helpful and reliable.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Having stayed in many hotels in Florence,this is the one I shall always return to now.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We always stay at Torre Guelfa when in Florence and we love it; the hotel, the staff and the location!! Very Florentine! Great staff.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Fantastic quality/price hotel. Centric. One minute walk to Ponte Veccio and Piazza de la Signoria. Fantastic views from the tower. Very clean and spacious rooms. Basic breakfast.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

Lovely hotel in historic area of Florence, close to Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio. We had a very large twin room. Beds were comfortable, room was quiet and bathroom functioned very well. Only downside was the airconditioning. Because the room is so big, the AC had trouble cooling the room because it was just not powerful enough(it was August!). It was barely tolerable, but we were able to sleep. You could not adjust the temperature at all. I had my dog with us and she was welcomed at no extra charge. The views from the tower of Florence were magnificent. I would recommend this hotel, but just be aware if staying in the heat of the summer.There was a convienent parking garage a block from the hotel which charged 30Euros for the night. Expensive? Yes, but you are in Florence and the center of any Italian city the cost of parking is expensive. We were only staying one night, so it was worth it.

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

WE loved this hotel, and would rcommend it. The tower cafe was really hot and needs some shade, but the views and ambiance were worth it. The numbering of the street, and lack of visible sign until we got right in front of it is important to those who might be walking from the train station (a pretty easy walk) or for us, who needed to be dropped off by our taxi becaseu of a festival going on. Numbers go 4, 2, 18, 8...something like that. A great location, near Palazzo Vecchia, train station, river, but quiet at night.

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We were greeted by friendly owner. The room was fine, the location terrific but the best of all is the roof-top terrace where we sat with an aperitif ooverlooking 360 degree view of Florence with swifts swooping past us. Magical.

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

First room was noisy but we were given a second room which was very quiet.

7.1 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

perfect hotel for a week-end

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

What Torre Guelfa lacks in cosmetic polish it makes up with service. Great location, 100 meters from Ponte Vecchio and about three blocks from Uffizi Museums, short walk to Duomo...Fantastic location on a quiet side street. Staff was great in restaraunt suggestions and reservations both for dining and the museums. Incredible view once you climb the 70 or so stairs to the top of the hotel's tower. Full view of Duomo and other sights of Florence. Breakfast only downside, typical Italian breakfast of only juices, yogurts, and pastries but quality was always fresh. Hotel computer was fastest of the entire trip.

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

I had stayed at Tore Guelfa before while traveling solo (though it was a bit pricey for a solo stay). I took my friends back because of the many amenities and especially the tower view which offers one of the best views in Florence.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

Beautiful hotel, rooms couldn't be faulted, very spacious, quiet and clean. Ideally located. Bathroom was perfect, hotel staff very kind and attentive. View from the terrace not to be missed. We stayed for a short weekend, but I would definitely come back.

8.2 Very Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Norway

I stayed in a single room, not spacious but OK for a not so big lady, and with a charming bathroom with a tiny bathtub!! A very nice and charming hotel. Breakfast room was very nice, but the breakfast itself was simple - I would have loved to have some local cheese,ham and vegetables! the tower was very nice and the view impressive! Staff very welcoming and helpful. We will definitely come back, and we recommend it to others!

8.5 Excellent
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

Hotel is small one and old but I enjoyed myself with their European historic flavour. Reception staff was very kind and prctical I could not find any problem with them. I could get nice view of the city from their top roof. I'm very happy to find the plcace where I can be back. (TS/Japan)

9.0 Wonderful!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Austria

perfect situated for sight-seeing in the city, charming and romantic place in an old palazzo, do not expect too much, because it is in an old structure and cannot be compared with modern, new hotel, but very quiet and good to stay for two or three nights

8.6 Excellent
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

la posizione dell'hotel è ottimale, a due passsi dal ponte vecchio. Il personale è piacevole disponibile e cordiale, il palazzo affascinante e la vista dalla torre meravigliosa. Unico neo la dimensione della stanza, un po' piccolina, ma soprattutto del bagno, minuscolo, troppo.. comunque il gidizio rimane positivo

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Stayed in a double room. It was a beautiful room with a window on the small street the hotel is on. The tower was spectacular, offering a fantastic view of Florence and breakfast was served in a wonderful terrace space. Food was good- fruit, juice yogurt and baked goods. We were only in Florence for a few days and although this hotel was a bit more money, it was only a 5 min walk to the Uffizi and convenient to all the places we wanted to go. Highly recommended!

8.5 Excellent
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Great location and the tower, which you can get to the roof of, has some of the best viewes in Florence

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent hotel, brilliant position.would definatley stay here again

2.5
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Hotel did not live up to reviews on trip advisor

9.0 Wonderful!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Old world ambience permeates the rooms and halls of the Torre Guelfa.The rooms were ample for two tall Americans . We enjoyed out breakfast in the skylight garden.The staff was so cordial and extroverted,offering truly Italian hospitality and warmth making our stay a happy memory.Thank you

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

The room was on the ground floor and was quite loud but not troublesome really - you could just hear the click clack of heels walking and workman loading trucks. Might be worth upgrading to the upstairs rooms. Amazing living room, tower and view and one of the most pleasant breakfast areas ever. We got in very late on the night of arrival and nothing was open to eat surrounding the hotel. The night manager very generously made us a basket of cheese, crackers and yougurt! Really wonderful. Super great location for exploring Florence!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This hotel was great. Every need was met and the location was great. Very close to everything the tower with wine at sunset should not be missed. The staff was very heplfull and pleasant.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

My family enjoyed our stay at the Torre Guelfa, and will recommend it highly to our friends

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

This hotel was in a very convenient part of Florence about 1 block from the Ponte Vecchio. Very Central location!! The rooftop terrace was excellent for drinking a few bottles of wine in the evening with friends/family. I would definitely recommend this hotel!!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

The Torre Guelfa was a great find. The price was right, the location superb and our room was very large. The rooms are a little dark and the noise from the street can be loud but overall I would highly recommend this hotel.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The antithesis of a Holiday Inn - charm, character, uniqueness abound. The breathtaking full-circle view from the tower is worth the cost of a night's stay alone. Their recommendation for a restaurant was fantastic. The only blemish is no screens on the windows to block mosquitoes.

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

Desk clerks gave marvelous service. The breakfast and room were both far above average.

8.8 Excellent
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Bathrooms need some updating. each room can not control heat. it is controlled by the floor. this caused us to be cold at night. hotel tower makes up for any negative! What a view!! very comfortable living area/bar. desk people are very helpful. overall, the hotel gives a true feel to Florence.

8.1 Very Good
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is in a great location but is also very quiet. The building, which has secure entry, is old and interesting. The wardrobe space is OK for a short stay. Breakfast is basic but acceptable. There is very limited other catering at the hotel itself but it is in an area with lots of bars and restaurants.

3.3
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This hotel was the low point of my trip to Italy. Good things about the hotel were location, living room area, desk staff, breakfast staff. Bad things were that two mornings there was no hot water for showers, room was small, dingy, noisy, door barely locked, breakfast room was cramped, breakfast inferior to others in Italy, there was no coffee maker or hot water to make coffee in the room. I stayed in room 13 in mid Oct. '05. Web photos of room extremely mis-leading.

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

We enjoyed our stay and of course the torre or tower that is freely available for drinks in the evening. Very accomodating and helpful staff who are totally professional and go the extra yards to please. Rooms are very Florentine and spacious. Renovating the breakfast room which will be a treat next summer stay.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

Overall, I enjoyed the property for it's value and 'charming/quaint'atmosphere but best of all it's location. Everything is reasonably close and I felt very safe as a woman traveling alone... The staff was excellent - quickly responding to my request to change rooms when my shower was nothing more than a dribble.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

This is a wonderful hotel. Great location, beautiful room, great service.We really enjoyed staying here.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The room was large and very clean and attractive. There was good storage space. The bathroom was small but very clean. All the employees were friendly and helpful which added a lot to our stay in Florence.

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

This hotel is recommended 100%. It was a bit intimidating when first entering the building in a dark hallway, having to carry bags up a few steps and then enter a tiny elevator to reach the third floor reception area. However, once in the hotel, everything was A+. The front desk staff was friendly and EXTREMELY helpful in all regards (restaurant recommendations, calling a taxi, sightseeing advice). The bathroom was quite small, and having the sink in the bedroom rather than bathroom was a minor inconvenience, but worth it considering the age of the building...and the great view from their private tower. The location was also perfect, only a couple blocks from Ponte Vecchio, or other sights going north. Breakfast was adequate for our needs. Would definitely stay here again if our travels take us back to Firenze.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

Great Location in the Centro Storico district. Enjoyable stay and really enjoyed the view from the roof-top bar in the tower. The breakfasts were just right!

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

I would recommend this hotel to most. The only disadvantage is the fact that the entrance is on the 3rd floor - there is a small lift. Initially it is not easy to locate - some more precise details about how to gain access could be useful. The staff were helpful and the room and location excellent. It certainly provides very good value for money.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The staff were so friendly and helpful. They recommended excellent restaurants, made a reservation for us when we requested it, and took the time to make sure that we were comfortable. The breakfasts were good and the wine bar in the tower had a breathtaking view as well as a very accomodating bartender. We thoroughly enjoyed Florence and our stay at Torre Guelfa.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

Our stay at The Torre Guelfa was very positive. We would reccommend staying at the hotel to our friends. The staff was very helpful, especially with restaurant reccommendations. Our only complaints were the size of the bathroom (room 14) and the breakfasts, which were the exact same everyday. The location was great and the view from the tower, awesome!

3.5
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

At best, satisfacatory for a three star hotel and far less at the price. The Torre Guelfa's rooms were unimpressive and a little shabby, the service was only fair, and we had a miserable sleep due to noise caused by a loud hallway door and frequent traffic. The management seemed shocked that we should expect anything more for 200 euro a night and had few solutions to offer. We terminated our reservation early and checked into a beautiful hotel nearby. Granted, the tower is nice but: a) Florence is full of beautiful towers and vantage points; and, b) you can't sleep in it anyway. On the plus side, the hotel's location is quite good (a few hundred yards from the Ponte Vecchio)but Florence is a such a managable city there is no reaon why you need to install yourself in the tourist epicenter to really enjoy it. Don't misread this review, I'm fine with roughing it, I just don't like paying for the privilege of doing it. There are beautiful hotels in Florence, my advice is don't waste your money here.

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The atmoshpere thoughout the hotel was wonderfully relaxing, elegent, and interesting. The tower was a nice retreat for the busy city below. The room photos on the website were good, but the photo of the tower does not do justice to the experience. The breakfast room is a bit small and can be too congested. We enjoyed our stay.

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

Torre Guelfa is a wonderful hotel, the rooms were great and the view from the tower are unbelieveable. The staff are welcoming and helpful, suggesting a great restaurant, and helping to find another.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

The staff was very friendly and very helpful. The location was great and the view from the tower was wonderful. I'd recommend Torre Guelfa to my friends.

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

We enjoyed our stay at your hotel, and especially loved the "tower" and the photo opportunities up there. The staff was very helpful. Thanks for your hospitality.

5.7 Ordinary
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The hotel has some great features like the friendly service and that rooftop lounge. But due to it being an old building, the rooms were VERY noisy. We were right off the lobby and got no sleep on the first night due to noisy guests in the lobby. And, the bed was extremely uncomfortable. I have a complaint about venere.com. I tried to contact you twice through your website but received no reply. I tried to shorten my stay at the hotel but your site would only let me cancel my reservation. Hence, I had to cancel and then rebook. I never once got an acknowledgement from your site regarding my change and left the States not knowing if I even had a reservation or not.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

This was a wonderful experience, once we found the hotel. The driving directions should be improved. One particular recommendation is to note that by car it is near impossible. Provide directions to car park at the outer edge of city and advise a cab to hotel.

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Very nice people. It was noisy with the window open, but perhaps all of Florence is that way. Was surprised at the entry as the hotel is on the 3rd floor (had not realized that) but the elevator worked great and we enjoyed our stay.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

Location was absolutely amazing. Couldn't have been better. Conceirge gave recommendations for places to eat (non-touristy) and all were great. Overall, charming and excellent value. Would definitely stay there again, and recommend to friends.

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

This was a wonderful hotel. It is better than it was described. The breakfast really is not much, but nothing terrible. I would recommend to anyone going to Florence.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

Loved my visit to Florence at the Torre Guelfa. Would definitely stay in their hotel again. Fantastic views from the tower and the staff was extremely helpful.

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

The staff was welcoming and helpful, the room was pretty, but what really makes this place special is the roof terrace - up many flights of stairs with a great view. If you don't anticipate using the roof much, then there may be other hotels that provide a better value - though the indoor common rooms are pretty stunning too. A nice place, in a great location, and better than the web site makes it appear.

7.8 Good
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

What an interesting hotel. The tower terrace view is breathtaking! The reception staff was very curtious and helpful. This is not your normal hotel experience, but we found it a nice change and made our trip to Florence more interesting. I recommend it.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • USA

terrific site, gracious staff, quiet. Lovely play to stay

5.2 Ordinary
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

The room was overpriced for what we received. The hotel was extemely difficult to find. It was also very very cold as no heat has turned on. Overall, I would not recommend this hotel to others

6.8 Fair
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The Hotel's best feature is the view from the top of the tower, where you can get cocktails. The location is very convenient, but almost invisible down a narrow street. Our room was spacious, nicely furnished with old pieces, and with very high ceilings, but the overall lighting (natural and fixtures)is rather gloomy. Pleasant, helpful service. The unique hotel is just a bit of an odd duck.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Wonderful service attitude and attention. Te hotel was wonderfully located and provided and extememly pleasant place to headquarter for our stay in Firenze. Would reccommend to anyone wnating a perfect place to stay.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We had room 22, which was very large and very comfortable. Location is excellent, the Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio just minutes away. Staff was very competent and helpful, and sunset from the tower was truly lovely.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

This is the second year that we have returned to the Torre Guelfa--we love it! The location is superb and the view from the tower is tremendous. Everything about the hotel is great! We hope to return again.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

This was the best hotel we stayed in on our trip. The Tower gave us great views and the staff was helpful.

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Our only criticism would be that our room was not furnished to the standard we had anticipated, based on their photographs. However we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Torre Guelfa. Its location was perfect and the views over the city from the tower were magnificent. We would happily recommend this hotel to friends and family.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Our room, #26 I believe, had a separate section which, if furnished, would have made a small suite and would have been especially nice. The hotel's location is excellent for walking everywhere and the staff was very helpful and polite, but there's no doubt the hotel's best quality is its tower. A very nice young woman operates a small bar at the tower's top from 6-9 in the evening -- enjoying the sunset above the Florentine rooftops was fabulous and gave us a break from the madding crowd. While one indeed pays for this privilege, its uniqueness may be just what you need to make your stay in Firenze a little extra special.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

An excellent hotel with fantastic facilities, location and surroundings.We were lucky enough to get room #15 with a private terrace

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

We loved the Torre Guelpha. The room was comfortable, the food was good, the staff were friendly, and best of all, the view from the rooftop balcony was awesome. What more could a person want?

6.2 Fair
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We specifically chose this hotel because various other reviews had said that the rooms were very quiet. When making the reservation, we specifically requested a quiet room. We were given room #22, a room that overlooked a small alley. Unfortunately, this room turned out to be one of the loudest we've ever stayed at. There was a nightclub on the corner of the alley and the closest street, and people were talking and yelling just outside the nightclub from about 11pm until the early hours of the morning. Then around 5am we heard these strange, loud clanking noises right outside in the alley. It turns out that many of the people who have carts that sell things like wallets and postcards wheel their carts (the carts have metal wheels, so you can imagine what a noise that makes on uneven stone paving) through the alley to get to the main tourist areas like the Piazza della Signoria. All in all, I had to wear earplugs in order to get a wink of sleep - what a nightmare!

6.2 Fair
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Canada

Our room was quite noisy, had no TV (which the hotel mentioned they had), a shower stall you could hardly move around in and the toilet was so high off the ground my legs didn't touch the floor (I'm 5'7). The view from the tower was nice and it was in a great location.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

If you want a romantic stay in a beautiful and an unusual hotel - this is the place to stay. The tower on top of the hotel is an absolutely fabulous place for pre dinner drinks with the most spectacular views we have seen - the Spumante isn't bad too.

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Brazil

The room rates are a bit steep for a 3-star hotel, but you're paying for location (within steps of the Ponte Vecchio) and atmosphere. Views from the tower are fantastic and the rooftop bar is a great place for a late-afternoon drink (though you'll have to climb some stairs to get to it). However, most guest rooms themselves don't have any view to speak of. The fact that the bulding is several hundred years old, while giving the hotel a lot of character, is also reflected in some of the infrastructure. The lift doors are opened and closed manually, and if the last passenger did not do this properly, you may find yourself climbing the three flights of stairs to the lobby (this happened to us on more than one occasion).

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

Some clear problems as far as maintanance and -on a daily level- cleaning is concerned. Our rooms had not been properly dusted, bad enough to rub of onto our clothing when we got too close to the doors or cabinet. The welcoming was businesslike not friendly. Breakfast was with little choices. BUT: the view (from the tower) is absolutely fantastic. The location equally great.

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The terrace at the top of the tower was wonderful! Beautiful views of Florence and between 6 and 9 pm a small bar was available. There is nothing like sipping a glass of wine, reading a book, and enjoying a spectacular view of Florence as the sun sets. Oh, and the rooms were quite nice, too. We stayed in number 13.

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This hotel is a mix of excellent and mediocre qualities. The location is fantastic, a few steps from the Ponte Vecchio and a couple of blocks from the Piazza della Signoria and the Uffizi. And they do have a medieval tower which is part of the property, and from which you get a fantastic view of the whole town and surrounding area; you can sit with a drink, look around and take pictures. And they do have a lift. All as claimed in their website. However I had jumped to the conclusion that rooms were in the tower and would have a fantastic view. Our room was on the second floor, had no view and little light. We had a mini-suite so it was roomy compared with a regular room, but the extra space was not furnished or organized in a useful way. The tower is a very narrow one, reached by a couple of flights of stairs. The personnel, though correct, were not warm or welcoming.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

I would highly recommend the Torre Guelfa to anyone traveling to Florence. The location was excellent, just a few blocks from all of the major sites and museums. The sunset views from the private hotel tower were remarkable. The staff was extremely helpful and spoke fine English. They even confirmed our reservation and bus travel to our next destination. When we return to Florence, we will stay here again.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

This is a really nice place to stay in Florence. The hotel is charming, welcoming and comfortable. It has a position which is convenient for most things tourists want to see in this city.

8.7 Excellent
  • April 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

It was a bit expensive, but worth it for the tower view.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

A very genteel quiet hotel on a narrow street one block from the Arno, five minutes walk to the Ufizi Gallery, the Duomo, and the Ponte Vechio. The only sign to announce the presence of the hotel is a small discrete plaque on the stone facade. Very comfortable rooms. A large drawing room with floors tiled in green marble and high beamed ceilings, comfortably furnished provides an agreeable place to read.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • December 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Fabulous location. Very quiet. Generous continental breakfast served in quaint terrrace area. My room was quite small and sparsely furnished; but I inspected #13, a double, and was very impressed with decor & spaciousness.

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

We throroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Torre Guelfa. The location was excellent and the view from the tower was incomparable. The room was enjoyable and the staff (and the owner) were very helpful. There was nothing that we would change except for allowing for a longer stay in Florence. We look forward to returning next year.

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9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

8.3 Very Good
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Spain

9.4 Outstanding!
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

4.4 Ordinary
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.4 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.1 Good
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

7.7 Good
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

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Room Details

Hotel Torre Guelfa offers 31 guest rooms for your romantic holiday. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy LCD televisions with satellite channels. Corporate travelers will benefit from desks during their Duomo visit. Bathrooms are outfitted with slippers, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Desk
  • Satellite TV
  • LCD flat screen TV

How to reach Hotel Torre Guelfa

By car
The hotel is easily reachable from highway A1. Take exit Svincolo Firenze Sud and continue for 300 metres. Turn right on SP127 and continue until via Enrico de Nicola and follow the indications to Ponte Vecchio.

By train
The hotel is 10 minutes walk from the Santa Maria Novella central station.

By airplane
Florence airport is about 15 minutes ride by car from the hotel.

Distances from Hotel Torre Guelfa

Vasari Corridor - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Palazzo Davanzati Museum - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Ponte Vecchio - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Loggia del Mercato Nuovo - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Santa Trinita Church - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Salvatore Ferragamo Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Loggia dei Lanzi - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Piazza della Signoria - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Florence Fountain of Neptune - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Church of Santa Felicita - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Uffizi Gallery - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Palazzo Vecchio - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Orsanmichele - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Strozzi Palace - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Piazza della Repubblica - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Torre Guelfa is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 5.6 km / 3.4 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 Torre Guelfa

  • Private parking