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Porta Faenza Hotel - Florence

3 star Hotel Florence

Via Faenza 77 - Florence

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The Porta Faenza hotel is conveniently located in Florence's historic centre, next to the Santa Maria Novella railway station, just steps away from the Conference Hall and the Fortezza da Basso exhibition grounds.

The structure is a beautiful 18th century building which has been completely refurbished internally, with elevator, air-conditioning and soundproof rooms, some of which are equipped for the disabled, while others enjoy rooftop views. The reception area hosts a pleasant bar and offers plenty of common space. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas.

The property offers a warm hospitality to all guests visiting Florence for business or pleasure, and provides city tour reservatons, as well as bookings for restaurants, theatres, museums and art galleries. 
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Guest Rating 8.7 Excellent
Based on 168 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at Porta Faenza Hotel

A free breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Porta Faenza Hotel

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

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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.

Check-in: after 1 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.

  • Valet parking fee: EUR 21 per day (in/out privileges)

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


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

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
 

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.

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8.9

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8.4

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8.5

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8.4

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8.8

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Porta Faenza Hotel reviews

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Second time I've stayed at this hotel. Staff generous, gracious, and more than helpful. Will be my hotel in Florence whenever I am there.

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Difficult to access shower or bath due to height of bathtub surround.

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The rooms are characterful and spacious. Bed was comfortable,and breakfast was pretty good. Location between station and tourist attractions excellent. Enzo & Piero's just along the road for a v. good meal.

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Mature clients who need to stay the night in the hotel and go around the city. The hotel stands nearby everything so that it is very confortable. Many restaurants are nearvy the hotel: I advise enzo&piero, where you can have nice meals.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

I will recommend Hotel Porta Faenza to all friends planning to visit Florence. Great value!

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Loved this hotel..my room was absolutely charming and incredibly spacious. Location is awesome - minutes from the train station, and just a short walk to the city center. The staff was also increadibly kind and helpful. Would highly recommend this hotel.

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

Excellent location and service. Five minutes after our arrival staff had already reserved tickets for us at the Uffizi and Accademia museums woithout any surcharge. Staff always ready to help.Spacious room. Mediocre breakfast buffet.

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

A good hotel. The rooms are a bit dated but its a quiet area and very central at the same time. Excellent staff so I think good value. Florence is a great city, some lovely inexpensive places to eat if you look around. My one piece of advise is to check the prices of Ice cream cones before you buy, you could be in for a shock when it comes to paying!

8.5 Excellent
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

Lovely Hotel, well located with very good rooms, pleasant crew at a convenient price. My wife and I recommend and will return. Jorge & Tina

9.1 Wonderful!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Great location. Very close to the train station. We were able to walk everywhere. Room was quite large. Internet access was spotty in the room, better in the lobby. Breakfast was plenty. Staff was friendly and held our bags after checkout while we were out. We didn't have any of the noise problems others mentioned.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

We had a family room and a double room and both were a good size and exceptionally clean. The hotel is tucked away down a quiet side street which minimised street noise. The staff were very friendly and the breakfast was plentiful. We would definitely stay at this hotel again.

6.8 Fair
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Noisy, Noisy! Hostel across the street has a piano bar and next door neighbors like to party. I and my wife like open windows, so bring your ear plugs. This is an excellent location and wonderful staff. Next to train station, 5 minutes.

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

this hotel was overall very good. Our room was over a noisy lane which leads to the station so we heard luggage being rattled over the cobblestones at all hours , rubbish being collected and one very noisy party of Australian men who had obviously been out for a good night( shame on our compatriots). There seem to be just a few rooms facing this way so just ask for an internal one. the staff were very helpful . Our room was lovely. the breakfast is adequate but basic. the hotel is just a short walk from the railway station which was very useful.

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Room was very small, but comfortable. (We had the “Double Economy” type of room.) Recommend at least the next size larger, as you could not walk around the bed if someone was sitting at the desk. Desk clerks were very helpful. Breakfast was cereals, fruit, bread/rolls, meats & cheese. Internet connection is wireless, which we could not get to work in our room. Also, only available in two hour increments, although the desk clerk will give you passwords for more than one period at a time if requested. Close to train station, but in a nice area.

7.4 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

Muy bien situado para la visita a Florencia, cerca de la estacion de tren en una calle casi peatonal, el personal es atento y la habitación es acojedora y tranquila, el desayuno es correcto, el zumo de brick (en otros hoteles de italia desconocemos el proceso que siguen para volver el agua de color naranja), del hotel al Duomo 8 minutos andando, hotel muy recomendable.

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Handy to the station and a great location. Very helpful, friendly staff who went out of their way. Rooms were good but a bit tight. Late night entertainment(?) can be provided by the neighbours. Good breakfast.

8.3 Very Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Very nice property. Polite, helpful, clean and spacious rooms. Little to no noise travels between rooms, but street noise is an issue. I'm not sure this would be better at any other nearby hotels.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We were 2 couples traveling together and stayed in 2 double rooms. The bathroom was spacious and clean, staff was very friendly and helpful for directions and arrangements. Breakfast was good. Quiet area, but close to shopping and sightseeing. Excellent resturant several doors(Trattoria Enzo e Piero).

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • South Korea

Everything was perfect. Great service, great amenities and very nice staff. I highly recommend this hotel and I will stay here again.

6.9 Fair
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

All accomidations were a presented. Staff was frendly. Noise form Spring Breakers kept us up until 4am. because we were street side. Not hotel's fault but did not make for pleasant stay.

8.2 Very Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Great hotel, great ammenities. Close to the center of Florence and literally within walking distance of the train station - no need for a cab to and from there.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Canada

This charming hotel is located close to the train station and only a stone's throw from the San Lorenzo market and the Duomo. The Uffizi and the Accademia are also within walking distance. The rooms of this hotel are gorgeously furnished. Staff are very professional and friendly. Free internet is definitely a plus. Will return in the future.

8.8 Excellent
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Argentina

excellent, we used two rooms

8.0 Very Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

This hotel was excellent eventhough the street was a bit shaby but it provided secure parking which was excellent and free internet breakfast was very good and room and toilet spacious you would not think looking from outside that it was going to be that nice will come back for sure if we visit florence again make sure you give florence enough time lots to see and do try Za Za restaurant very famous always booked

9.4 Outstanding!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Argentina

We stayed 2 nights at Florence, the hotel was really great, in fact it was the best we`ve ever stayed in from all Europe.

8.6 Excellent
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Internet reviews persuaded us to choose this hotel and we were not disappointed. Even after a long and tiring journey, it was easy to drag our bag from the railway station to the Porta Faenza. Once inside we were kindly welcomed and immediately felt at home. The room (at the back opening on to a courtyard) was small but extremely quiet. The bathroom was a good size and well equipped. In the morning the breakfast, which included fresh fruit, was all we could have wished for. The position of the hotel is ideal. The Via Faenza is not busy but it is in easy walking distance of all the artistic and architectural attractions that we wanted to see. In the evening there is a good choice of restaurants a few minutes away. The staff, from the chamber maids to the management, were very friendly and extremely helpful, charming in fact. We stayed four nights and would use this hotel again. We felt it represented very good value for money and we liked its atmosphere.

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

We went to Firenze to have a look at the beautiful art galleries. We left the Terravision bus and we only walk five m' to reach Porta Faenza. We especially appreciate the cleaning of our room. We recommend the restaurant Nerone situated in the same street at two m' from the hotel.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Excellent hotel - located in an old historic bldg but underwent renovation, nice stylized interior design. Good value. Has elevator! The only complaint is that they are serving for breakfast the worst coffee in Italy.

7.6 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Beatrice was cheerful and quite accomadating. Initial room was tiny tiny tiny but eventually we were switched to a larger room (although it was near the lobby and noisy early in AM). Location very convenient to train station.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Stayed 4 nights. Very nice hotel, friendly staff who spoke english, reasonably good breakfast, close to all the major sites we wanted to see as well as the train station, spacious room (ours had a quaint balcony outside), free wireless internet, good elevator. Made our Florence stay very pleasant. Directions from train station to hotel were vague and incomplete.

5.4 Ordinary
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

We stayed 2 nights. Our first night the room was very small and smelled terribly of mold. They moved us the 2nd night to a bigger room, but no smell. We were told they have a sewer problem when the weather changes (october). Also, the location is not very desirable - we didn't think it was a 3 star due to the location so near to the bus station with no good restaurants nearby.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Well located near main train station and other attractions. Good-sized rooms relative to normal European standards and breakfast was quite adequate!

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Hong Kong

Free internet is excellent.

7.2 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

Difficult to find by car, one way streets one of which you have to travel in the wrong direction to reach the hotel. Centrally located with probably the right room price.

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The Hotel Porta Faenza is located in a perfect area, quite close to the market and the center of town. After traveling extensively through Europe, the hotel is comfortable, clean, has a great bathroom and accommodating staff. I would most certainly recommend it and would stay there again.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

Porta Faenza was even better than we expected. We had a GPS, so we were able to drive right to it, although it may have been a little difficult without it. Each time we dealt with someone at the front desk, they were very friendly and helpful and made us feel welcome. We were able to stay in a special room on the ground floor. It was very spacious and beautiful with brick floors and old wooden beamed ceilings. The bathroom was new and clean and we had a small flat screen tv by our bed. The room was right next to the luggage room, so it could have been noisy, but we must have lucked out because it was nice and quiet the night we were there. Breakfast was very nice (pastries & breads, spreads, cereals, meats, cheeses and fruits) especially by Italian standards and the common areas of the hotel were decorated with antiques. It was a short walk (5-7 minutes) to the Duomo and the center of Florence. The area around the hotel had many nice looking restaurants. I would definitely stay here again when I am in Florence.

7.3 Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Excellent hotel, well located and kind staff. Trouble is, hotel rates during Pittiuomo show are too high: 152€ for a double room single use...

9.3 Wonderful!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Norway

Very nice hotel, good location, helful staff and not at all expensicve. Will stay here againg.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

This hotel provided excellent value for money. The price was much lower that in the other seasons as I think we paid 80 Euro. You could easily walk there with heavy bags from the train station and was in a safe area. It was close to the Duomo area and within reasonable walking distance to everything. The rooms were clean and there was one really great english speaking hotel clerk which really helped. She had a British accent and worked on some evenings or late afternoon. Our room was quiet from hotel noise but because we were right above the main entrance to the hotel and we were in a semi-busy neighbourhood, there was outside noise from the street, however that cannot be helped and did not keep us up. The shower was not that great as it was one of the hand-helds attached to the wall and there was no full shower door, however, it was adequate for showering and was not a reason not to stay there. The double room we stayed in was a decent size. Fast Internet was available free for use which was very convenient and was not the norm at the places we stayed. There was a variety of channels via satellite...it was the only place which provided both CNN and BBC and we had a flat-screen tv. The breakfast was standard, but included sufficient variety. I would definitely stay here again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Mexico

First time in Firenze, I was traveling alone so I needed a well located hotel, close to the train station. It was just perfect for me.

8.7 Excellent
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • South Africa

Very good location vis-a-vis railway station and reasonably close to other major sights. Would recommend this hotel to tourists.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Porta Faenza was a life saver. I was put in a pretty sticky situation and this hotel saved me at very short timing. The room and bathroom was not only clean but spacious. It is close to everything but far enough away from the crowds. I fully enjoyed myself.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Romania

Excellent hotel, no so far from the Dome, near the Congress Center.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Mexico

El mejor hotel que tuve durante mi estancia en Italia. La ubicación es muy buena,cerca de la terminal de trenes y del centro historico. La recepión excelente,el personal muy amable, habitaciones espaciosas, muy limpias con servicios sanitarios impecables. El desayuno abundante y de calidad. El Internet es gratuito. Regresaría al él y lo recomiendo ampliamente. Felicidades.

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Great location. Be warned...mosquito infested...bring bug repellant! Quiet at night but walls are thin...the person in the room next door had gas...I could HEAR it. In the morning the housekeeping staff is loud so you must be up by 7am unless you can sleep through the noise. Otherwise cute hotel, great free internet for keeping in touch. GREAT location walking distance to everything. Cute little street. WOuld recommend again,just bring ear plugs and insect repellant and you're good!

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Hong Kong

It is a nice hotel and we are pleased to stay at hotel porta faenza. Breakfast is fantastic with quality and choice. Room is nice and clean. But the extra bed for a 3 person room is just an entension of sofa and the size is small. And a little disappointed with the location and check in procedure in this hotel The lady didnt ask for any proof document and passport when we checked in. Just pass me the key and even didnt show me the direction to my room. However, it is not a big deal. I will stay at there again for my next visit.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The staff were great! I corresponded with them by email multiple times to adjust my reservation and they were very professional and super helpful. Once I got there the first room I got smelled vaguely of smoke and they prompty switched me to another. The rooms were very clean and the breakfast was solid. While the location is very good, there isn't any view available and there are only a handful of rooms (2?) with a balcony. However, the top-floor room with a balcony is super (room 303 I think); it is spacious and has a long deck that overlooks the rooftops.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

Excellent hotel in acentral area, Very spaciou room with bath-tub and shower cubicle. Will stay again on my next visit

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Very comfortable spacious room, excellent breakfast, easy walk to train station. Free computer with internet access was very handy. We would stay here again.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

I've stayed on 3 occassions and enjoyed each time. Close to the station and the center of town Porta Faenza is a great place to stay. The hotel is well served for restaurants and a wonderful Tratorria on the corner serving a great Happy Hour each night.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Germany

Wir haben Florenz zu Dritt erkundet und fühlten uns sehr gut aufgehoben im Hotel Porta Faenza. Das gesamte Personal, das wir kennengelernt haben, war kompetent, hilfsbereit und sehr freundlich. Die Unterbringung war prima und das Preis-/Leistungsverhältnis sehr gut. Bemerkenswert war die Ruhe im Haus trotz der unmittelbaren Nähe zum Bahnhof und zum Zentrum. Das Frühstücksbuffet bot für alle Geschmacksrichtungen reichlich Auswahl. Einen Aufenthalt im Porta Faenza können wir besten Gewissens empfehlen. Falls wir Florenz nochmals besuchen, werden wir versuchen, wieder im Porta Faenza zu buchen. Ganz besonders genossen haben wir außerdem die Trattoria Nerone in der gleichen Straße. Wie herrlich, das man nach 30 Schritten auch direkt ein optimales Restaurant aufsuchen konnte, um die Eindrücke der Stadt und der Region auch kulinarisch zu vertiefen. Fazit: Großes Lob an das Hotel und seinen Service

4.9 Ordinary
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Italy

We arrived together with 3 other families to stay there for only a day and the first thing that I had a problem with was where we could safely load and unload our vehicle because the hotel was located in a very narrow street with traffic going in and out every so often. We actually got in an argument with an Italian man when while we were unloading got very rude and wanted us to move our vehicles out of his way. Then we learned that the parking area for the hotel was located a block away from the hotel itself and that we had to reserve a spot for our vehicles ahead of time. The parking garage itself was very small so we had to make adjustments to how we were going to park our vehicles while inside the parking garage. When we got to our rooms we had been given a smaller bed than our other friends who paid the same exact price for their room which had a larger bed to sleep in. The pictures on the venere web site do not agree with the actual room size. We tried to explain that to the reception clerk but they said that we were to blame for the small room. As far as the location of the hotel, it is located within the city itself so we had fun going to the nearby markets, bars and cafes. We enjoyed our stay in the city of Florence but this hotel is now on my "never get this hotel if your staying in Florence" list. Hope you found this review helpful.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Australia

We were a family of 4 and had two rooms. I found the hotel to be very conveniently located (within easy walk of the train station)and the service and rooms to be of a very high standard. The children particularly liked the breakfast (the cereal selection included cocoa pops. Luxury indeed!)and the free internet access was very handy. The hotel was in walking distance to everything in Florence and a great price. Highly recommended.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Portugal

Excellent value for the money. Rooms are quite spacious and clean. A computer with internet access is available free of charge. (quite unusual in Europe) Rooms facing Via Faenza may be noisy at night.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Hong Kong

good location, quiet place, friendly staffs and assist us to book museum tickets, big room, breakfast is fine; map is not good enough to find the location.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Enjoyed an excellent 3 days at this hotel, booked at the last moment, but was delighted with the quality of the hotel and its location. Its right in the hub of Florence but on a quiet side street, meaning that after a heavy days sight seeing you could retire to a massive comfortable room and unwind. Only complaint was that on our last night the tv blew up in the room! Apart from that, highly recomended

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Ireland

Very nice hotel with friendly helpful staff. I would definitely return to this hotel on my next visit to Florence

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

A very clean, comfortable hotel with unusually large rooms and excellent public area, including a free internet point. Better than average breakfast. Great location, a few minutes from Stazione SMN and the city center. Good restaurants, cafes and gelateria within a few meters. Pleasant staff, especially the lady who runs the breakfast room.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Singapore

Porta Faenza is great value for money. In fact our stay was better than expected. The staff is very friendly and helpful, the rooms are modern and spacious. The bathroom is huge. And the location is great -we love it and will definitely recommend friends to stay there.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Singapore

Porta Faenza is great value for money. In fact our stay was better than expected. The staff is very friendly and helpful, the rooms are modern and spacious. The bathroom is huge. And the location is great -we love it and will definitely recommend friends to stay there.

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

We were a group of four with one married couple and two female friends. We booked two superior rooms. One was very spacious with a nice bathroom. The other was cramped, with insufficient room to open the wardrobe fully and with a small and not so nice shower room. The breakfast choice was a bit limited but average for a 3 star. The hotel was in a convenient location for eating shopping and sightseeing.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Loved the hotel--would go back again!

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Nice hotel and location. The only minus is undrinkable coffee at the breakfast (instant or something to bad to drink).

7.8 Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

This was our 7th visit to Florence. On previous trips we have stayed in hotels which were within a couple of minutes of the Duomo. Very convenient but about £50 - £100 a night more than this hotel.I found Porta Faenza on the internet purely by chance but since our favourite cafe, Sabatinos, is in Via Faenza we knew roughly were the hotel was.[Do go to Sabatinos it is small,family run and has the best capuccino & snack meals in Florence.] Back to the hotel!.As good as any we have stayed in. Had a 'superior room' Well equipped.Facing the street so expect some noise from late night revellers & early morning street cleaning machine.Not a great problem unless you are a hypersensitive type. Staff very friendly & helpful. Breakfast perfectly adequate.Would we stay there again? Absolutly.At £81 a night very good value.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

The location was great - very close to everything including a really good restaurant Ciros. The desk staff was outstanding and we really appreciated the free Internet access.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The hotel is fine. Comfortable and a good value. Its well located near the train station and sightseeing buses, with all major sights within walking distance. However, if arriving by car, its in a pedestrian area of Via Faenza and so finding it will be difficult and luggage a short haul. I parked in a bus spot and my wife walked up and down until she found it.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

Quite simply a lovely hotel. The web introduction to it lets it down slightly. We loved that everything that we wanted to see was in walking distance from the hotel. It was also just 5 mins away from the railway. Large spacious room and finished to a good standard. Simply put. We will be back to hotel Porta Faenza and have no reservations in recommending it to anyone. To be honest we already have.

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

Great location. Convenient to everything. Staff was very helpful. My only complaint was that the bathroom was very small. Would recommend this hotel.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

Thoroughly recommend this hotel as a great value place.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

Ruhige und doch zentrale Lage. Saubere, freundliche und solide eingerichtetes Zimmer. Sehr angenehmer Aufenthalt. Jederzeit wieder zu empfehlen.

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

Very handy location near to the station, and close to some of the main attractions (Duomo, Central Market, Gallery Accedemia). The room was well furnished, and spacious, although the bath was a little small. Breakfast was ample and tasty. The bar in the reception did not have all the drinks listed available. I would definitely stay here again.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

We loved it here and would love to come back and have already recommended it to all of our friends. We were only staying for one night but wished we could stay longer. Unfortunately the directions on the web site did not work due to major road works, the ring road around the Fortress is running in the opposite direction. However once we got there it was excellent having the car park just up the road and this worked brilliantly. Well worth the money. The location of the hotel was great, close by to everything we wanted to see. The rooms were beautiful. The breakfast was the best we had in Italy (Rome and Venice). The reception staff were English and very kind and helpful.

8.2 Very Good
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

Nice hotel in well refurnished old building. very friendly staff. Excellent place to visit florence. We will come again.

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Japan

Although a hair dryer was broken, others are very good. The room size was very large and it was very clean. The room was decorated nicely. The breakfast was good as well and my parents and I had a good time at this hotel.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Ireland

Great staff. Fantastic location. We would highly recommend!

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Good 3 star hotel, close enough to walk from station and within easy walking distance of the major sites. Recommended.

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Sweden

I have stayed at this hotel before and will do it coming back to Florence. It is a good hotel situated perfectly in Florence. The rooms are small but the hotel is central in F. The price paid in August was good,

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Switzerland

Very well located hotel with nearby garage. Excellent welcome and excellent advice for fine Italian restaurants at walking distance from the hotel.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Porta Faenza was a great find with lovely clean rooms and the best breakfast of our trip. Everyone on the staff was exceptionally friendly, helpful and educational. The location was excellent for both exploring the sights on foot and for driving out of town to visit other locations. The only drawback was initially finding the hotel, due to the many one-way streets and also under construction. I recommend the Porta Faenza without reservation.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Japan

We feel sorry for staying here for only a night. Room is spacious(we chose double superior and it's worth paying the difference). Location is good for the travelleres with heavy suit-case like us. We'll return when we have a chance.

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

A really good hotel coherent with Florence beauty!

6.8 Fair
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Turkey

I WAS PLEASED TO STAY IN THIS HOTEL EVERYTHING WAS OK ... THE INFORMATION FROM YOUR WEB SIDE WAS MATCHING IT IS VERY IMPORTANT... I CAN SAY THAT THE PRICE WAS A LITTLE HIGH DUE TO THE LOCATION AND THE STAR OF THE HOTEL,IT COULD BE AROUND 100EU..

8.0 Very Good
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Japan

I had a good time. Location was convenient for a short stay using train.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • January 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Australia

Excellent hotel and very good value, being a solid three star hotel at two star prices. Location was excellent, room was large and comfortable, breakfast was excellent. We also managed to get a room with a view (provided you stuck your head out the window and looked right). Highly recommended.

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

The room was large and very nicely decorated. The bathroom had both a tub and a shower, was clean and appeared to have been newly refurbished. The breakfast buffet was bountiful--yogurt, meats, cheeses, cereal, fruit, etc. The location is very close to the rail station (we walked with our wheeled luggage) and within easy walking distance of the Duomo and many other sights. The staff was very helpful in arranging other sightseeing trips for us to surrounding towns--e.g., Pisa and Sienna. Though not inexpensive, in comparison to our hotel in Rome there was much better value for the money.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

very lovely hotel and accomodation. will definitely stay again.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Changed one way system in Florence so map needs updating. Really nice staff. Breakfast very good. Easy reach of centre and lots of nice restaurants nearby.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Hungary

Everything was really excellent. The hotel's location is absolutely central, all the famous places and the downtown can be reached on foot in a few minutes. They offer a garage with a quite acceptable fee, so if you come by car parking is not a problem either. The rooms are very clean, however ours had only a small window looking onto a backyard- so it was very dark. That was the only problem which we faced to. I can recommend it for everyone

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

The Porta Faenza has a garage - a real plus in Florence! Breakfast was a nice buffet with yogurt, fruit, and meat in addition to breads and cereal. Good stay.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

Only the breakfast room was disappointing - the room is very nice but the furniture really looks bad. But at least we enjoyed our stay in a nice and quiet room with a very good air conditioning. The hotel Porta Faenza offered a very good relationship between price and quality.

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Having used your website on more than one occasion I am always fully confident that the information you give is accurate. This time was no exception and i had a thoroughly enjoyable stay in Florence at the Porta Faenza

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

This hotel was nicely furnished and had a comfortable day bed for our son. We had a triple room. The bathroom had a makeup mirror, which is a welcome item for lady travelers. A lady at the front desk was English and this made it easy to ask questions about the city. The breakfast was fine, with very good service. If I sayed there again I would ask for an inner room, as I had to close the shutters at night for complete quiet. We had a room facing the street. It was a very short walk to the station, which is important when you are carrying bags. Overall, very comfortable.

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

I was very pleased with my room at Hotel Porta Faenza. Though compact, it was clean, modern and fully equipped; and ample for my needs. It even had a little balcony overlooking the central 'well' of the building. The staff were friendly and helpful, and although they spoke excellent English, seemed indulgent of my attempts to speak some Italian.

8.2 Very Good
  • April 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Sweden

Very good and I will return, Lars

8.5 Excellent
  • January 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • France

I did not give a high rating in clealiness of rooms because they did not smell well. The rooms were clean but the bathroom had a bad smell coming from the pipes. The reception desk staff tried to solve the problem but it is a general problem of that hotel that cleaning will not solve.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • December 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Japan

Good locaion, nice price, and beatiful room It was enough service for single person. All of the hotel people are very kind. I had a good time at this hotel.

8.3 Very Good
  • December 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

Very pleasant hotel. Could have more communal areas - lounges etc.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We spent eight nights at Porta Faenza - if we are fortunate enough to return to Florence we would wish to stay here again. Not only was our room spacious and lovely with plenty of "old world" charm, but it was also very comfortable and had a new, modern bathroom. Maid service and breakfast were also excellent. I highly recommend this hotel.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Japan

The croissants they served for breakfast are good.

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Porta Faenza Hotel, offering 25 guest rooms with video-game consoles and climate control. Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy LCD televisions with satellite channels and DVD players. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, safes and direct-dial phones during their Santa Maria Novella visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with bidets, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Rooms also include minibars and air conditioning.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Direct dial phone
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access
  • LCD flat screen TV

How to reach Porta Faenza Hotel

By car
The hotel is easily reachable from the A1 highway. Take the exit Firenze Nord, or Firenze Sud, and follow the indications to centro and stazione, until you reach the big fortress called Fortezza da Basso. Drive around it and turn right into viale Spartaco Lavagnini. At the first trafic light turn right into via Santa Caterina D'Alessandria and continue straight for via Nazionale: the second street on the right is via Faenza. To access it drive straight until the end of via Nazionale, turn right and then right again in piazza Adua. Enter via Cennini in front of you, go straight on and you will find via Faenza. Turn right and after 30 metres you will see the hotel.

By train
The Santa Maria Novella railway station is only a 5 minutes' walk from the hotel. From the main exit turn into via Nazionale, the second street on the left is via Faenza.

By airplane
The Florence Amerigo Vespucci airport is approximately 5 km away. You can reach the hotel either by taxi or by the shuttle bus SITA which connects the airport to the Santa Maria Novella railway station: the bus ride takes about 25 minutes. Then follow the above-said directions.

Distances from Porta Faenza Hotel

Palazzo degli Affari - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Palazzo dei Congressi - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
San Lorenzo Market - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Fortezza da Basso - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Medici Chapels - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Saint Apollonia Last Supper - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
San Lorenzo Church - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Laurentian Library - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Santa Maria Novella Square - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Palazzo Medici Riccardi - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Casa Martelli Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Church of Santa Maria Maggiore - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
National Alinari Museum of Photography - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Battistero di San Giovanni - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
The preferred airport for Porta Faenza Hotel is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 4.8 km / 3 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 Porta Faenza Hotel

  • Private parking