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Inn Il Ghiro - Florence

Via Faenza 63 - Florence

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Il Ghiro is situated in close proximity to the Santa Maria Novella Railway Station in central Florence, Italy, just a stone's throw away from the famous San Lorenzo Market and within walking distance of such major attractions as the Accademia Museum, the Medici Chapel, the Duomo, and the city's Archaeological Museum.

Housed on the third floor of a charming building (without a lift), the property offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere where friendly and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to provide valuable advice and information for visitors.

On-site guest amenities include complimentary wired and wireless Internet access, tea and coffee in the lobby, and a well equipped kitchen for shared use. A laundry service is also available on request, and the front desk has a safe. 
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Guest Rating 8.7 Excellent
Based on 37 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Inn Facilities at Il Ghiro

  • Laundry room
  • Luggage room
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • 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: between noon and 6 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

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 1 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.

Inn Il Ghiro is also known as

Il Ghiro Hotel
Il Ghiro Hotel Florence

8.8

Clean

8.9

Location

8.3

Quiet

8.3

Spacious

8.9

Service

Il Ghiro Inn reviews

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

We were upgraded to Albergo Bencidormi which is Il Ghiro's new hotel next door.We were warmly greeted by Paola and Roberto and were shown to our very pleasant newly renovated room. Albergo Bencidormi is spotless and nicely located to some really good neighbourhood restraunts and close to the Centre of Florence. We had a very pleasant stay in Florence and felt we got very good value for our money. We would be happy to stay here again and would highly recommend Albergo Bencidormi to anyone looking for a clean comfortable accomodation on a budget.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The Hotel Il Ghiro is very conveniently located to the train station in Florence. It is a short walk (approximately 1/3 of a mile) from the terminal. We requested a room with a private bathroom/ shower, and it was all as advertized. When we arrived, I had not realized the hotel reception desk closed at 6:00pm; we got there approximately 6:30pm. But, there was our host, waiting outside the hotel door for us to arrive. He brought us directly up to the check-in location, and provided us our room keys. That was excellent customer service. The room was very nicely arranged, and the colors were also nice. It had a small TV mounted on the wall above the foot of the bed, and the bathroom/ shower were both good sized. Both the day and night managers were very helpful and courteous, and provided many good insights to the city and seeing the museums. They even offered to help us get reservations, to avoid the lengthy lines at both the Galleria Accademia and Galleria Uffizi. One aspect we learned about Italy hotels was that they are believers in power conservation. At the Il Ghiro, the room keys include a "power key" that shuts off power to the room when you were not there (e.g., during the day, as you go sightseeing)...very cool aspect! We would recommend the Il Ghiro to anyone traveling to Florence. Thank you, Il Ghiro, for a wonderful 2-night stay!

8.6 Excellent
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

Convenient budget hotel - appears to be mostly young travellers, but fine for a family too. Communal kitchen/living, not really suitable for cooking a family meal, but why would you bother when there are trattorie and hosterie round the corner.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

The area around the hotel is a little sketchy since it is right near the train station, so that was a little disquieting for two young girls traveling. The property itself is very nice, and the staff were great. The room was spacious and had a nice view, the bathrooms were clean. They had a nice kitchen facility and a washer in the main lobby, I do wish they had a dryer as well. There's also a computer with Wifi in the main lobby or Wifi access if you have a laptop. The next day they also let us leave our luggage for the day so we could go explore the city before catching the train, which was so great.

8.6 Excellent
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Very familiar hotel, feeling you at home. In the kitchen is really everything! Free Internet is also very practical. Room cleaned and bed made up every day. Very close to Central Station (4 minutes walk).

6.2 Fair
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The location is great - close to Firenze SMN train station and to major tourist attractions. The host, Francesco, is a terrific, helpful guy. You need to manage your expectations for this "hotel." This is really a hostel with private rooms and not a hotel per se. If you don't mind climbing 3 floors of stairs to get in/out of the hostel, you'll find this a good value-for-money accommodation in Florence.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

We enjoyed our stay!

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

Loved the location. Would request a room away from computer and office. Can hear a lot of noise when people come and go.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Federico was a most gracious and accomodating host. For the price, it can't be beat. Our room was large by most European standards. Clean and comfortable beds with very nice sheets. The internet access was right outside my room! The kitchen area was adequate and convenient as well. We were traveling for pleasure and found it in a very convenient location to most sites and a very easy walk from the train station S.M.Novella. Federico marked on a map for us the outdoor markets which were only a couple blocks away as well. I would not recommend this property for anyone who has health issues as it is on the 4th floor (great view by the way) with no lift. That fact is stated in the description and would not be an issue for most. I felt very secure as the outside entrance is always locked, as is the door to the 4th floor where the rooms are. Plus you have the lock on your room door. We never took advantage of the 3 euro. breakfast nearby, and really didn't seem to be an issue. With the refrigerator, it's just as easy to grab something at the market and leave it for breakfast in the morning. There is a coffee pot, fridge, sink, stove, dishes and utensils. We had a private bathroom and was clean and adequate. For a place to rest my head at night, this place was perfect. If you're looking for luxury, pay the money and stay somewhere else. I thought Il Ghiro was exactly as described and enjoyed my stay. Federico is a most gracious and helpful host-even managed to reserve our tickets for us at the Accedemia on short notice. Perfect! Grazie! We would definiately come back and would recommend to anyone traveling to Florence. The photo I've attached is the view from my room the last night there.

6.6 Fair
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Maybe I didn't read the description clearly enough but there were six flights of stairs to climb. Tough with luggage. When we arrived there was only a note on the door saying that no one could let us in. We had just hauled luggage a long way and were rather grumpy. Had to haul it back to leave it at the train station. Woudl have been nice if owners had made some accomodation. No soap in rooms, had to buy. Otherwise convenient and nice.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We loved our stay at Il Ghiro. The view from our room was beautiful, the staff were friendly and helpful, and it was wonderful to have free access to the internet, a washing machine, and a small kitchen. The bathroom was shared, but there was rarely a line for it, and it was spacious (for Italy) and very clean. The downsides were very minor: you have to climb many flights of stairs to get to Il Ghiro, and our room was tiny. With a view like that, though, we didn't mind at all.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

We really enjoyed our stay at Il Ghiro. The staff was very friendly, the room was surprisingly large and we were in easy walking distance to everything. The train station was very close by which was a very nice plus! We would stay there again should we return to Florence!

6.9 Fair
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

Il Ghiro è al terzo piano di un palazzo senza ascensore. La disponibilità e la cortesia degli addetti è ottima (ci hanno aiutato anche a portare su e giù le valigie) ma l'ambiente avrebbe bisogno di una buona rinfrescata e di una pulizia più accurata. Non c'è prima colazione ma solo l'accesso libero alla cucina abbastanza attrezzata. Ottima la posizione, da dove si gira la parte turistica di Firenze a piedi; anche la stazione è a due passi. Libero accesso ad Internet nel piccolo spazio comune ma non c'è televisione in camera, confort si camera (asciugamani, sapone, ecc.) minimi.

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

abbiamo soggiornato 3 giorni presso "Il ghiro" e ci siamo trovati benissimo. la stanza era molto spaziosa, il bagno funzionale e c'era la possibilità di usare internet in qualsiasi momento. c'era anche una cucina in cui si poteva cucinare liberamente senza restrizioni d'orario. l'accoglienza è stata ottima e ci sono state fornite tutte le informazioni necessarie sulla città;la posizione, infine, è davvero ottima, a pochi minuti a piedi dal centro.

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Sweden

This was a nice stay. Federico (the host) and Masi (employee) was quite welcomming and a couple of nice guys. We have already told everyboody we know how great the stay was and sincerely recommend it to them. Go there!

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

Pretty spartan surroundings, but the hosts were friendly and helpful. It is a room with a bath. No frills, but the location is great being so close to the train station and you can always find your way back there if you get lost in Florence! There is no elevator, so the climb up is pretty daunting if you go back and forth a lot, but the price and location outweigh the stairs. The hosts also provide in the common area and computer on DSL so it was easy to keep up with the US. I would recommend the place, with the stair stipulation.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

This was a great place to stay! Clean and comfortable, good value for the money and great location! The owner and the manager were really great; helpful, friendly and spoke english well. We used the kitchen facilities to prepare the great fresh food we purchased around the corner at the central market, and there is also an amazing Trattoria right down stairs (Enzo and Piero). All of the recommendations the staff made were great, ask them where to find the best pizza and gelatto in town.The washing machine was slow and loud but got the job done. The free use of the communal computer with unlimited internet and email is a huge extra perk! Thanks Il Ghiro.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

Das Personal war sehr nett und hilfsbereit, das Zimmer einfach, aber ordentlich und sehr sauber. Sehr zentrale Lage und trotzdem ruhig, weil es im 4. Stock ist. Alles in allem wirklich empfehlenswert.

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Good stuff- very convenient location to train station, wonderful host Frederico was very helpful, coffee in the a.m. Restaurants and cafes very close by. Less than 15 minute walk to all major sites- Duomo, Uffizi, Accademia, Pitti Palace, and Ponte Vecchio. Mercato Centrale less than 2 blocks away. Only concern was 4th floor location without elevator which was no big deal for our party, but may be harder on older folks. Also noticed a variety of clients- young college students/travelers to older couples. If you are young, great place to stay, older folks may find it only a good place to stay.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Japan

I realy helped by Umbert. He is one of the best adviser in Flolence. His advice to our travel are all good. I enjoied very much.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

The best place we stayed during our entire Italy vacation! Frederico is so helpful. We have a 2 year old, who loved Frederico and felt right at home. Maid service everyday and internet connection are some of the plusses. Also, it's nice to have kitchen and fridge access, as well as somewhere to hang dry clothes. Very good value -- one of these days, they might wise up and start charging what they're worth. I'd definitely stay here again, especially with kids. By the way, the family-owned trattoria just down stairs has some of the best tiramisu and bisteca. Very good!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

Lisa and I really enjoyed our stay at Il Ghiro. The staff were very friendly and provided very helpful information for touring. We would definitely stay at Il Ghiro again if we were ever back in Florence. The room was very spacious and clean. Blaine and Lisa

9.7 Outstanding!
  • December 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Slovenia

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Israel

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • New Zealand

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

6.1 Fair
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

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9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

9.0 Wonderful!
  • December 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

7.9 Good
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

6.9 Fair
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

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Room Details

Il Ghiro has 4 guest rooms, all with Egyptian cotton sheets and climate control. Flat-screen televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Business travelers visiting the Santa Maria Novella area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access. A good night's sleep in Select Comfort mattresses will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their holiday or business trip. Bathrooms are outfitted with showers. Additional guest comforts include free local calls and coffee/tea makers.

Accommodation Services

  • Wireless Internet access
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • TV
  • Kitchen
  • Individually controlled air conditioning

How to reach Il Ghiro Inn

By car
If you are arriving from the South, exit the highway at Firenze Sud and follow the indications towards the centro storico, then towards the stazione Centrale railway station, very close to the hotel.
For those of you arriving from the North, exit at Firenze Nord, and follow directions to the stazione Centrale.

By train
The hotel is located only 500 metres from the Santa Maria Novella railway station, and can be easily reached on foot in a few minutes.

By airplane
The Amerigo Vespucci airport lies around 4 km from the city-centre of Florence. The airport has good connections to the center of the city, which can be reached in about fifteen minutes by taxi, and in about twenty minutes by the Sita/Ataf-Fly by Bus shuttle-service, which runs a frequent service between the airport and the Santa Maria Novella railway station.

Distances from Inn Il Ghiro

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
Medici Chapels - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Fortezza da Basso - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
San Lorenzo Church - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Laurentian Library - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Saint Apollonia Last Supper - 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 - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Battistero di San Giovanni - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
The preferred airport for Il Ghiro is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 4.9 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 kilometer.