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Piccolo Hotel - Florence

2 star Hotel Florence

Via San Gallo 51 - Florence

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 57 .00
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If you are looking to book a central Florence hotel in the San Lorenzo area, Piccolo Hotel could be the right choice for you!

This Florence hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

Multilingual staff can provide tour/ticket assistance, express check-in and express check-out. The reception desk is open during limited hours of the day.

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Guest Rating 7.7 Good
Based on 70 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at Piccolo Hotel

A buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at Piccolo Hotel

  • Pets accepted
  • Multilingual staff
  • City tour
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • 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.
  • Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: between noon and 7 PM.

Check-out: before 10 AM.


The front desk will be closed daily from 7 PM - 8 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.
  • No onsite parking is available.
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

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.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 5 per person (approximately)
  • Air conditioning fee: EUR 5 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 30-45 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 2 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.

Piccolo Hotel is also known as

Piccolo Hotel Florence

7.8

Clean

7.7

Location

7.4

Quiet

8.0

Spacious

7.6

Service

Piccolo Hotel reviews

2.2
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • GB

1) Badly in need of proper maintenance 2) Handle for pop up waste came off in hand, had been taped back on to try fix it - owners should employ a proper plumber 3) Tired drab bathroom with very poor lighting and the bathroom fan was no longer functioning to vent the room - they need to employ an electrician 4) Toilet cystern constantly running and making noise - again poor maintenance on a very old bathroom 5) Towels were not towels, tea towel size and thickness - what a joke, I knew Italy were in financial trouble but come on this is pathetic for a Hotel that wasn't the cheapest 6) Room not attended one day of the 4 days so no toilet paper 7) Beds uncomfortable and an old spring base equivalent to what you get at a girl guide/school camp, not Hotel quality at ALL 8) Breakfast which we paid for was the cheapest juice (it was just watered down cordial and tasteless), cheap cornflakes and average muesli, cheap yoghurt with no sign of any fruit in it and the coffee was aweful. ***Just cheap quality and shunning maintenance at every turn - Not value for money *** equivalent facilties to what you would get at a poor quality youth hostel

7.2 Good
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • France

The room is big but a little dusty. I put my phone on the table and dust was all over it within 10 minutes. The bathroom is small but good to use. We paid €5/day to use the air conditioner. However, it didn't work for 2 nights. The staff are not fluent in English. I think they just pick up some single words which they know, and connect them with their own logic and got you totally wrong. There was an inciddent that my partner mistook one small table they put in the aisle for a seat. As he sit down, the so-called table broke. The owner thought we were fully responsible for that even after we explained that she should have put a warning sigh on the high-chair-look fragile table near the coffee machine and if my partner got hurt by that table, she should be the one responsible for the whole medicare. anyway, just remember not to argue with them. It doesn't help but only ruining your mood. We paid €40 for that stupid table so that she could get it fixed by a carpenter. And hopefully, she said she would email us the receipt. And sometimes their poor English really make them "rude", but I think you should not take it personnally. One last thing, remember to check in before 7:30 pm, or you will have to call them. Staff are off work by then. So if you don't have a phone to call them... Good luck for a night on the street.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Staff gentle and professional. We trusted on Venere.com reviews. As the name says Piccolo hotel is little but located very close to centre where lie the top attractions tourists you can reach on foot. In the hotel surroundings you can find good restaurants and stores as well. Excellent price/quality ratio. However in Florence consider the tourist fare that is around 2euros per person . We'll back soon. ---- Staff cordiale e professionale. Ci siamo fidati delle recensioni di Venere.com e non siamo rimasti delusi. Le camere sono piccole ma pulite. Il bagno un po' all'antica ma funzionale e pulito. L'hotel gode di un'ottima posizione in cui è possibile visitare le principali attrazioni turistiche. Eccellente rapporto qualità/prezzo. Tenete presente che ovunque nel centro è applicata una tassa turistica di circa 2 euro a persona.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Greece

A refurbished old house- not top accomodation, but super price/quality ratio! Quiet area, very close to city center, about 5' walk from the Duomo!

4.5 Ordinary
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The hotel has only one advantage - it's not too far (but no close either) from the visiting sites. However, considering Florence is a small town, it's not that big deal. Our major problem is that the bathroom is very dirty - the shower curtain is yellow marked, the floors have dirty/black marks, and the wall is full of smashed mosqitos. We signed up for a non-refundable 2 day contract and moved out to another hotel as soon as we could

4.0 Ordinary
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The room it self was clean and big for a single.. However that put me next to the front desk and that was loud.. The help was rude and could care a less... they were to busy talking to eachother.. The breakfast was poor..and the shower was laugh out loud... You had to really walk long to find a good place to eat and after dark it was not that safe... Would not stay again

9.8 Outstanding!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Really helpful and friendly staff and spacious rooms.

3.6
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

Hotel was in a good position but smelly and old. No drinking water facilites available. Very old noisy toilet. Breakfast was limited and not fresh. No lift available for luggage and nowhere to leave luggage available. Whole place including entrance needs a good cleanup, not welcoming at all.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

My husband and I went for a short break. For a 2* hotel it was fantastic and we didn't expect to have air conditioning which we were very grateful for! We were within a 10 minute walk of the Duomo and 20 minutes of all other major attractions. The station was probably only a 15 minute walk but we got a taxi which was around 7 euros. The staff were very helpful and the breakfast, although typically italian, there was plenty of choice. Would we definitely recommend this hotel for its location and value for money.

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

nice hotel in good location in florence. ideal for budget travellers. good value considering you get private bathroom, air conditioning, tv and breakfast. would recommend this hotel

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Russia

very creak bed.Its a cot. I could not sleep every night. Non funziona bathroom fixtures. All the rest was normal

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Denmark

Really nice hotel for the price! We really enjoyed our stay! Perfect location, just outside party-zone, but still in walking distance to all the sights. We had a room turning towards a small courtyard, and it was really nice and quit - don't know if the rooms turning towards the street is the same way..... Nice and helpful people working there, and the breakfast was excelent!

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Norway

Beware that the hotel is on the 1st floor, and that there is no elevator. Was impressed by the size of the room, and the facilities. Takes about 20 minutes to walk to the train station.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

The staff was very helpful, provided us with maps and directions, the rooms were nice and clean and the locaton was convenient to everything. We would recommend this hotel.

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The rooms are small, but at this price, all rooms in Italy are small. The room was clean, quiet, and air conditioned (pretty important in the July heat). The neighborhood is great - we walked all of Florence from our hotel without ever needing public transportation or a taxi. The only struggle was walking from the train station to the hotel in the July heat - it's not as close at it seems when luggage is in the mix. I might pay the small price of a taxi (6-7 euro) to save yourself the trouble. In general, we were very pleased with the hotel, the service, and the location - and at a great price considering the value of the American dollar right now.

7.4 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

très belle ville, mais trop de visiteurs en juin, ce qui nuit au plaisir

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Do not judge Hotel Piccolo by the entryway or stairwell. Once inside, the hotel public areas and our room were clean and pleasant. Staff was helpful and friendly. Good location. Would stay here again.

7.5 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

We stayed at Hotel Piccolo for 5 nights. We found the hotel staff very friendly and helpful. The train station was about 15 minute walk from the hotel. The Duomo and other sights were about a 15 minute walk also. The rooms are basic but clean. The onlt problem was that there was no lift, which was expected as it is rare that you will find a lift in an old building. We found this was the case for most hotels in Italy. Overall, we were happy with the hotel.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

Spacious triple. Desk clerk very kind when I needed to change our date due to sudden illness. Need of 3rd towel and replacement lightbulb corrected quickly and with apologies. Included breakfast sufficient; pastries, fruit, yogurt, coffee/tea, juice. Great rate for Firenze.

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Very helpfull staff, but if you go by car, parking in the centre of Firenze is a mess, unless you want to pay 25€ each day in a private parking. My advise is to reach the hotel, leave your luggage, and look for the public parking blue places, they´re not too close to the hotel but it will not take you more than a 15 min walk.

7.9 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

My stay was very good. The rooms are noisy so I wouldn't recommend it for light sleepers. The rooms are big and clean and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Note that there is not any elevator or internet connection. Excellent location for accessing just about anything in Florence because it's only a ten minute walk to the central train station. The street is a quite street and has handy access to laundry facilities, restaurants, snack bars, museums, historic sights and many other services.

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Fantastic value. In exactly the right location about 10 minutes from anything. Great breakfast. The best value we have had so far. Take the advice of the hotel on restaurants they were great

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Greece

we had a great time! services were very good. but instead of a doube bed, there were two single beds the one next to the other.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Austria

Very good hotel. I would recommend it to everyone who is looking for a quiet and clean place to stay in Florence, even for a longer period. Nice environment, about 10min walk to the center, 15min walk to the Santa Maria Novella train station. Note that the hotel is located one and a half blocks further to the north than indicated on the map.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Taiwan

Owner is very kind and enthusiastic to help us whenever we have any question about travel in Florence. If I have a chance to visit Florence again, I will book this hotel absolutely.

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Siamo stati accolti con grande calore; la proprietaria è una persona gentilissima, con la quale abbiamo fatto una piacevole chiacchierata. Il personale si è subito preoccupato di procurarci una mappa di Firenze e di fornirci tante ottime informazioni. L'albergo è vicinissimo al duomo ed a diverse ottime trattorie; la camera era molto pulita e confortevole, ma soprattutto immersa nel silenzio! cosa chiedere di più per un prezzo cosi' basso?

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Good value for the money!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

We spent a happy week here. The rooms (and the reception/breakfast area) were comfortable, simply but carefully and stylishly furnished, reasonably well-equipped. Provided you don't need a cooked meal to start your day, the continental breakfast was fine: coffee/tea/etc. freshly prepared for each of us, cereal, fruit juice, fruit (sometimes), rolls/croissants. The proprietress and staff were always available -- courteous, helpful, and a ready source of good local information, creating a generally congenial atmosphere. From our point of view the location was excellent -- in a quiet street, 10 minutes walk from the Duomo, and 5 minutes from the central market (highly recommended), street market, internet cafes, etc.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

This is a charming and friendly hotel run by very warm and welcoming people (who speak perfect English). The room was pleasant, clean , comfortable and above all quiet (a rare commodity in Florence). The hotel is beautifully situated 5 minutes walk from the duomo and very close to several excellent restaurants. I would recommend this place to anyone.

5.1 Ordinary
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Expensive for type of room offered. Staff were nice. Room was large and comfortable, but bathroom was strange--shower curtain did not extend fully around shower, so the toilet got wet whenever shower was used.

5.9 Ordinary
  • December 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The hotel was adequate, though nothing special. Our biggest complaint was that the lobby always smelled as if something had died in it. One of the front desk attendants (dark haired woman with tatoos) rather unpleasant)

8.3 Very Good
  • November 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

The Piccolo is a well-located, quiet small (10 rooms) hotel. Our room was basic as was the bathroom (drain in the floor for the shower). The manager (Sylvie) is very friendly and helpful. Parking is available only three blocks away for a reduced rate. The location is the best thing about the hotel. There is a terrific restaurant (Ristorante da Mimmo) just a few doors away from the hotel.

7.0 Good
  • December 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.6 Excellent
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

4.5 Ordinary
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

7.4 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

7.2 Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

6.2 Fair
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

6.7 Fair
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Switzerland

5.3 Ordinary
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Netherlands

5.8 Ordinary
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

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9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Argentina

3.8
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Chile

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

7.5 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

7.5 Good
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.7 Excellent
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.3 Fair
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.6 Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

8.7 Excellent
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • December 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

4.2 Ordinary
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

7.8 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

5.1 Ordinary
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.1 Wonderful!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

7.2 Good
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

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

6.2 Fair
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

7.0 Good
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at the 10-room Piccolo Hotel. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Business travelers visiting the San Lorenzo area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and safes. Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers and hair dryers. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Extra beds
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Piccolo Hotel

By car
From the A1 highway, take the first exit to Firenze, then follow the indications to piazza della Libertà and turn right into via Camillo Cavour. At the first traffic lights, turn right into via degli Arazzieri, then right again into via San Gallo.

By train
The hotel is a 15-minute walk from the Santa Maria Novella railway station.

By airplane
From Firenze-Amerigo Vespucci airport, take the shuttle to the central railway station and proceed on foot.

Distances from Piccolo Hotel

Saint Apollonia Last Supper - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
San Marco Convent and Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
University of Florence - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Florence Botanical Gardens - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Academy Gallery - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Academy of Fine Arts - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Opificio delle Pietre Dure - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Santissima Annunziata Square - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Hospital of Innocents - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
San Lorenzo Market - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Archaeological Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Palazzo Medici Riccardi - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
San Lorenzo Church - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Laurentian Library - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Medici Chapels - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
The preferred airport for Piccolo Hotel is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 5.2 km / 3.2 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.