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Inn Sani Tourist House - Florence

Piazza Dei Giuochi 1 - Florence

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Ideally located in the very heart of Florence, within a stone's throw of the Dante House Museum, The Duomo or the cathedral of the city, Palazzo della Signoria and the Uffizi Gallery, the Sani Tourist House is a friendly Florence, Italy accommodation set on the third floor (with elevator) of a historic building.

The property is indeed an ideal base from which to explore everything that the picturesque city of Florence has to offer. The railway station as well as the fashion districts are just a short stroll away.

The property offers tastefully furnished accommodation, free in-room wireless Internet access, city guided tours, excellent value for money, and above all a stylish yet welcoming atmosphere coupled with attentive service.

No pets allowed.

 
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Guest Rating 8.6 Excellent
Based on 186 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Inn Facilities at Sani Tourist House

  • Lift/elevator
  • Air conditioning
  • Currency exchange
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Concierge
  • City tour
  • Multilingual staff
  • Luggage room
  • Garage
  • Shuttle service

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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.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Check-in: between 11:30 AM and 7:30 PM.

Check-out: before 10 AM.


Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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 25 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.

  • Late check-in fee: EUR 40 for check-in between 7:30 PM and 11:30 PM
  • Air conditioning fee: EUR 5 per day
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

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.

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Sani Tourist House Inn reviews

8.1 Very Good
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Belgium

We were told we had to pay 40 EUR because of late arrival (22.00). This was reduced to 0 in the end.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Like many properties in Florence, you have to look hard to find the property. The name is on a small sign on the wall next to the door. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Not very quiet due to being between several churches...we didn't mind part of the experience. Would recommend.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Perfect for young tourists for a Firenze stay at relatively low cost. The optional 5 euros air conditioning is a bit weird. The tender is very kind and loves speaking when available. A very good breakfast is taken at a nearby pastry but could be a bit more generous.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • GB

The apartment is great and the service very personal and friendly. The photos on the page are confusing but this is a problem with Venere, that you never really know which apartment you are renting of all the ones in the site. If you go in the summer definitely pay for the AC (not included) because the area is very noisy, although it is worth because it is the best location in Florence.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Hungary

Sani Tourist Hotel is a friendly hotel in the center of the old town. One step from the Signoria, the promenade, the Duomo, the Arno, etc.. If you target Dante's house, you can easily find the hotel door. A small elevator takes you up to the third upstairs. Remo, the owner is friendly and helpful. The rooms are on a human scale. I had the room No. 2., I spent 4 days in a single room. The room is perfect for relaxing and cleansing, the basic things you need to be a tourist. It has a shower, sink, fridge, kettle, TV, electric mosquito repellent. A private toilet is on the corridor. The sun don't shine into the windows directly about the narrow street, but the room is warm. It's bearable with open windows. You can hear the sounds of the city outside, the tourist groups, horse-drawn carriage horseshoe beating, the voice of the bells, it's Florence! I reserved a room for myself, but the mosquitoes were overnight guests as well. I love this city, even the mosquitoes too! :-) The owner will give you a key, which you can walk in and out at any time. If you get tired, you can spend an hour relaxing in your room and get you started more recently. I hope to return, I want to be living again in this hotel!

6.2 Fair
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

The location is fantastic.I had a view of the towers of the Badia Fiorentina,the Bargello and the Signoria. Dante's House (not the original)and his church are right there. The breakfast was in a charming caffe, good quality but for me too sweet and unhealthy. My room had an external, 'private' toilet which has also the cupboards for the cleaning stuff: in the morning they try to get in, when they leave they forget to lock the door and the toilet lid is in a different position... Very annoying is the fact that your room is right in front of the reception so that when you go to the toilet you can meet people coming or going.The shower does not have constant water pressure and temperature; there were nail clippings between the basin and the mirror;the tiles under the bed are dusty; the tv is so high next to the ceiling that you get your neck twisted and it is far too small.There are moskitoes and when it is hot it is very very hot. The room has an electric contraption for 'frying' insects which is not silent and lights up the room at night and a fan that churns the hot air around with a lot of 'sound'. But it was value for money.

3.9
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

This B&B is excellent if you are the 'artsy' type or a young backpacker. It is in a good location and does provide exactly what it states - but nothing more. The building was a little hard to find and not the most welcoming. The room was smaller than expected. It has original fixtures and fittings which was nice, but the bathroom was small and dated which made it feel unclean. The breakfast at the small cafe nearby was fine and better than expected. The cafe has a great feel (and the coffee was great!) Air-conditioning costs 5 euro per night and I would recommend purchasing this instead of opening a window. My wife and I made the mistake of opening the windows the first night only to be savaged by mosquitos! This really soured our experience as we couldn't get much sleep with the mosquitos buzzing in our ears. I would really only recommend this B&B for single travellers, friends backpacking it, or a young couple interested in seeing the myriad sights of Florence (and not a romantic getaway).

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

A great location, pleasent staff.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Overall excellent place to stay in a marvelous location. Very easy to get to all the major sights in Florence. We booked two rooms, one single and one double. The double room was comfortable and had its own bathroom. The single room had a shower but no toilet. Overall, no big deal. The only drawback was the quietness of the hotel. The neighborhood was fine, but the walls are fairly thin and you can hear everything going on in the rooms around you. Listening to one of the other guests come in at 0330 in the morning after apparently having too much alcohol and attempting to unlock their door was amusing, but a little annoying. Overall though this is a good hotel.

8.4 Very Good
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Netherlands

Great location! The rooms could be in need of some service within a while, but the room we were in was very spacious and had a great view. WiFI was a bit buggy, the coverage in our room wasn't good so having a half hour of relaxing with Internet was impossible. Breakfast is outside the B&B in a bakery/winery, which seemed annoying at first but turned out to the be excellent. The breakfast turned out to be so much better than in other B&B's. So in short: if you need a place in the centre of Florence where you can sleep very well for a nice price: Sani Tourist House is great. If you want your accommodation to be luxurious, it isn't.

6.0 Fair
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

I was twice before but this was my first at Bed & breakfast Sani Tourist. I should say that Remo the owner did everything possible to make our stay as good as it can be.But I have one big complain to make: we stayed for 6 days and towels were only change every 3 days and bathrooms were not cleaning at all, I asked the cleaning lady and she told me that they only do it when guest check in.

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Although this B&B was hard to locate initially, it is an excellent location; within a 5 minute walk of the Duomo and the Uffizi. It was about a 15 euro cab ride from the train station. The owner was willing to be helpful, but it was difficult to communicate with him. (He said he speaks English, but also said he has difficulty hearing.) The room was clean and comfortable. For an extra fee, the air conditioning functioned well. To find it: Go to the Casa Dante on Via Dante Alighieri and pretend you're going to buy a ticket to the museum, then turn around 180 degrees. You'll see a small street to your left; the B&B is the second big wooden door on the right side of that street. I did enjoy my stay, and would recommend it if you don't need a lot of help from the owner.

8.0 Very Good
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Finland

The location could not be better, just in the middle of everything. The windows were just repaired so that almost no noise can be heard from outside - internally soundproofing is not as good but luckily we did not have noisy neighbours. The host and hostess are most helpful. The room was not too big but otherwise ok. Water pressure was not so good the room being in the 4th floor. If you like to read in bed then you'll have problems with lighting as in so many rooms elsewhere. That I don't understand. Breakfast in the nearby cafeteria is nothing to cheer about. One cup of coffee, one pastry and two small buns with jam. No juice, no cheese, no eggs... But so it tends to be in this part of Europe. Oh, I almost forgot: not for fat people, 4th floor and minisize elevator.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Slovenia

The family apartment is really nice, the view from the window over the cathedral is astonishing (it could be more stressed in pictures), it was just a bit cold inside, probably because of the extremely low temperatures outside (it was February).

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

We had a room overlooking an area which was a stop for tour groups, so a bit noisy at times, but not unbearable at all. A wonderful place to stay, and very convenient.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The owner was very helpful. The room was clean and comfortable and a very good price. Location was fantastic right in the heart of everything. Delighted to arrive and have my reservation in order. Help finding the place: The address given (Piazza dei Giuochi 1)I found hard to find on a map. So as you face the Dante house on via Dante, it is in the building to your right (east) Circle around the building to find the door on the north side of the building.) I loved the place. Nice breakfast. Fabulous places to eat.

8.3 Very Good
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Sweet little B&B in a typical old Florentine building. The owner is very helpful and the location is excellent for the Duomo and main sights, although you won't find "Piazza I Guiochi" on any tourist map. Just find the main entrance to Casa di Dante and you're 20 yards away. Breakfast is taken at a nice cafe 3 minutes walk away and is very pleasant, although it's a normal continental breakfast i.e. two small rolls with jam, a coffee and a pastry. What's particularly nice is that the area is full of restaurants, bars and boutiques rather than other small hotels. Added to the fact that you're in a building that's mostly residential, it makes you feel a bit less like 'just another tourist'.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We really lucked out with this one. Right in the heart of Florence, a couple minutes walk from the Duomo and Uffizi, this place is truly a gem, and the price we got can't be beat. The room was very nice and spacious, and the bathroom as well. Remo was extremely helpful and nice (i don't know what the other reviewers were complaining about). He gave us lots of good suggestions and printed out maps and bus schedules for us. He loaned us his laptop when we couldn't get wifi working on our phones. The breakfast was really good at a nearby cafe (note: the cafe is closed Sundays) The only problem is that it is not the easiest place to find. The only marker on the building is a small plaque. Either get a good map or look for nearby landmarks (Lush store to the North, Dante's church). If you're at Dante's church, you're very very close. Also it is on the 4th floor (There is a very small lift, maybe big enough for one person and one bag). Also, loud groups of drunk people (usually Americans) tended to walk by around 1AM each night, but not too much later. It wasn't that big of a deal I highly recommend this place and will definitely stay here next time I'm in Firenze.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • China

stuff very welcoming, kitchen is very good. but Florence is so noisy, hard to get sleep...

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Many thanks to Remo! We have had a fabulous stay at your place; We'll always remember and be grateful for all the effort you made trying to help us retrieve the jacket we had left in Lucca; your b&b is nice and properly decorated; we loved the painting you have at the very entrance; our room had a spectacular view and a lot of facilities including a very useful fridge; the bed was very confortable and the ambient was perfectly clean; the only real inconvenient is that the place, but we presume all the area, can be sometimes very noisy late at night and early in the morning...they clean up the street for about thirty minutes at each time, then it becomes quiet again We we'll certainly come back if possible and highly recommend this b&b for many reasons Thanks

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Good value. Nice sized rooms. We were traveling with young adults and ended up in a apartment vs. 2 rooms which was nice becuase we had a living room.

7.0 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Brazil

GREAT Location, very simple. But since, you will be in middle of firenzi, spect some noisy from public services and drunks going back home. Also it's on the 3rd floor of a building, soo keep your eyes open and the adress in your hands or you'll never find it!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Love this place, would stay here again, and again. Very quiet and beautiful room! A little tuff to find.

8.5 Excellent
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Argentina

We were attended by Sani personally and it was a really nice and comfortable experience. Not used to winding small street, it was a little bit tricky to actually find the place. Excellent quality/price ratio. I would recommend this place to any young traveler blindfolded.

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Israel

At a glance: GREAT location, nice owner, a bit noisy and could improve cleaning. In detail: It's a 5-10 minute walk from anywhere in the old city - Perfect location. The owner was very nice and very eager to help and make good suggestions (although we were late to arrive on the first day and no one waited for us - so we were sent to have dinner before the owner came back to check us in). Being in the center of everything - sometimes a noisy group would pass under our window waking us up at night. There's also a bell tower nearby that rings quite loudly - we were able to get a good night sleep in spite of these interruptions. I separate the cleanliness of a hotel room to 2 categories: Essential cleaning (bed-sheets & towels) which was good. Secondary cleaning (floor, walls, furniture) which was poor. In any case, the place didn't feel "dirty", but better attention to these details could be made. Shower/bathroom - could use a renovation, tiles are "tired", shower head is broken. Final conclusion - I recommend it for someone looking for a low-cost-but-in-perfect-location accommodation.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

This was a greta place for me to stay in Florence. Walking distance to everything. Easy to find from the station. My room was upgraded as they had spare rooms. They have had complaints about street noises at night and although this was the case it is to be expected when you are right in the centre.It was very private and clean.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

The Sani Tourist House did not disappoint us. It was clean, friendly and very convenient. It was very comfortable, with a beautiful view of the streets and Casa di Dante. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel. If you are a light sleeper you may find the street noise loud, however, due to the cobble stone streets and stone buildings, it is inevitable. And all part of the charm.

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

For me, it has been an excellent stay just in the middle of Firenze. Very, very closed to the most important places in the town and Remo Sani and excellent help. I'll return sure

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Philippines

I was very lucky: I got my single room at a very low price, and when I got to the B&B, it was newly renovated. I got much more value than what I paid for. Sani's cleanliness and details within the room are superior to some of the two and three star hotels I stayed in during a tour of France. There were some details which females really appreciate, such as a marble countertop right beside the sink that allows us to organize toiletry, a well-lit mirror, many drawers, and space for an open luggage. I booked a room with no toilet, and asked for an upgrade. Although he was fully booked, Mr. Sani kindly allowed me the exclusive use of a toilet right across my room which had its own key, and automatically turns on when you step into it. Mr. Sani has kept his facilities upgraded, and seems to value his investment. I saved on transpo since I was able to get to the B&B on foot from the train station. All the important tourist sites are within walking distance. After I did 9 hours of touring and walking and couldnt walk another step, I just walked to Sani's, rested for an hour, and went out again. Staying there was a great pleasure. If I go back to Florence, I would like to stay there again.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Charming B&B in a great location, right near the Duomo. Very helpful staff, and a great price. Would stay here again!

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Excellent location off a side street in the heart of Florence. Reasonably sized room for the city. Breakfast was meager (bread and coffee). Very accommodating manager. Great value for the location - we would definitely stay there again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The Sani Tourist House was excellent! The location is perfect - within walking distance of all major sights, restaurants, and shops. The staff was very welcoming and helpful throughout my stay, and it was such a good deal for the size and quality of the room. I would definitely stay there again!

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Netherlands

Lovely small B&B (only 6 rooms). It is right in the old centre in a medieval palazzo between the Duomo and the Palazzo Vecchio. You can walk everywhere. Breakfast is at an coffee/wine bar just down the road with delicious pastries to choose from. Accommodation itself was good, I slept in both the spacious corner double with great view of Dante's house (and big bathroom!) and the single, which was obviously smaller but still had a big and comfy bed and was more than sufficient for the needs of a single traveller. All rooms come with a fridge and tv (Italian telly is HILARIOUS!). As you are in the centre you will hear a fair bit of outside noise (mostly loud Americans - A bit of respect for the surroundings wouldn't go amiss!). However close the windows and you are fine. You get your own keys to the B&B and Palazzo front door so you feel a little like living there. Other tourists will glance an occasional envious look at you too ;) A few logistics- it is small so the owner is not on site all the time. Let him know when you arrive so that somebody is there. Also you will then be provided by the English-speaking owner with maps of the city, breakfast coupons and some tips for good eating out. Payment is either cash or credit card. If you pay by card, you pay the surcharge (the credit card companies in Europe charge 3,5% to vendors for a credit card transaction). The B&B is on the 3rd floor. The building has an elevator but it is quite small/narrow. Me and my 120 litre suitcase just fit so you may struggle with very big suitcases. AND remember to close all elevator doors again after using it, else the other occupants of the building will not be able to.

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

We stayed at Sani for 3 nights and enjoyed every moment in Florence, both in and outside of the hotel. Exceptional location, beautiful building, very comforable, every detail thought through. A bit noisy, but who is complaining?

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

Très bon acceuil et à proximité de tout. Je le conseil à tous

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

Located around corner from Dante's Casa/Museum. Near Palazzo Vecchio & the Duomo. Very nice B&B. Light breakfast provided at nearby bakery, very good. Good location but directions need to be clearer. We would definately stay here again.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Malta

I enjoyed my 2-day stay at Sani Tourist House. My room was sufficient for a single traveller. It was even equipped with a small fridge, TV and an electric kettle. I was given one large towel for my 2-day stay. The shower was a cubicle inside the room which was perfectly functioning. Toilet was outside the room, but still private. The street outside my room was a narrow one which made the noise outside sound a bit louder but I managed to sleep well there. Owner was nice, and refunded me for one breakfast because it was going to open late on one of the days, being a public holiday. Sani is not a hotel, so there is no 24-hr reception and it is perhaps wiser to advise the owner about the arrival time beforehand. (He answers emails too.) There is internet access at the place if you go there with a laptop. Breakfast was in a nice bakery close to Sani. It was not much in quantity, but it was very good in quality. Good coffee, and best croissant I ever had. The location of Sani is very central. You may not find it on the map but if you follow the directions to Dante´s House you will surely find it. If I visit Florence again, I would try to stay here again.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Great place. Perfect Location. Great price. Very clean. The sheets were very nice, ironed and flawless. The owner is very nice and informative. The room we had was very noisy but I think this must be a problem of all the hotels located in the historical center of Florence. It was like people on the streets or in near by hotels were talking using a microphone (really). I think it has to be with the acoustics of the whole historical center. If you close the windows it gets better but we prefered the fresh air. It gets quieter after midnight. My husband and I are in our 40's. We got the walking directions from google and we did not get lost. it is about 12 minutes walking from the train station. Again: you can not get a better location, near to everything.

5.2 Ordinary
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Russia

not correct relation price qualitì

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

The room I stayed had a beautiful sight, i could see some monuments of Florence from the window. The breakfast was in a beautiful bar "Caffè Verrazzani" or something like that. It was really good and just for 2.50 euros!!! I stayed in Florence just for a weekend (leisure).

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

Found the location fairly central to most of the sights. The B&B was relatively easy to find and about a 15 min walk from the train station. Rooms were clean and had enough space for my needs. Would use the same B&B next time in Florence.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Location was excellent...right near Duomo. Because of this though the street noise was very loud....but that's part of the charm of staying here. Rooms had lots of character. Owner extermely helpful and available. I would definitely stay here again on my next trip to Florence.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent stay. Clean and pleasant surroundings The only downside was the fact that the street below was noisy, but that is no fault of the hotel. facilities were good and the location excellent. I would reccomend this hotel to anyone visiting Florence. Thankyou.

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Great location, good value.

6.4 Fair
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

Sani tourist house was overall suitable for a short stay but there were a few issues. Firstly, the hotel seemed to have no record in their office of our booking - the cleaning woman was the only staff member on site and she spoke no English. She called the manager, was informed of our booking and we were allocated our room. As a result, the room hadn't been cleaned attended to straight away. It took 1/2 an hour (quite quick) and was acceptable. The linen and matress were new and clean, the bathroom with shower and bidet (unused) and a heated towel drying rack. The room was big enough for 2 people, with a table and full cupboard with hanging space, safe included in the room. AC costs 5 Euros/day more, explained by the manager (present when we came back to our clean room). The breakfast is for a local bar - simple coffee, croissant, bread and jam. If closed you are refunded E2.50/day/person. PC with internet access included for use. The problems were the directions to the piazza and one item of cleanliness. The directions list the address to the piazza - it is tiny and not marked on any tourist maps. There are very poor "how to get to the hotel" instructions. Better reference points would help - "the Duomo is within 25m", for example, and "the hotel is near Dante's Museum, of Via Corso" would be enough. Cleanliness: although the bed was made (new linen), bins tidied, bathroom spotless, the floor in the main room (bedroom) was not mopped and was so dirty your feet left dirt marks on the clean sheets. A mop of the floor between each booking is needed. Hopefully the mix up with booking was the cause. Overall I would stay again as the hotel is VERY central and well priced, despite problems.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Mexico

lo recomiendo ampliamente, y esta super!!!! bien ubicado.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This was our second visit to Sani Tourist House. Our host, Remo, was again very helpful and pleasant. We especially like the location which is next to Dante's House.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

This was my first visit to Florence and I could not have chosen a better place to stay. The rooms offered every facility that a hotel would and everything worked! The House is situated in the heart of the city so a visitor can feel like part of the local scene. Bells rang through the night on the hour but for me this only added to the atmosphere of the city. Groups of tourists can be heard at the adjacent Casa di Dante but I personnaly did not find this to be a problem. Breakfast is got at a wonderful friendly nearby pasticceria where you are eating with locals. I will definately go back to the Sani when I re visit Florence.

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Brazil

This B&B is a very good choice for a single traveler or a couple. I've been in florence for five days and the hotel is very near the main attractions.

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

although i had a hard time finding the bed and breakfast at first, once i did i was very pleased with the cleanliness and location of the place. would def stay again..extremly helpful staff and very kind.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Chile

I stayed in Florence for six days. The B&B was located in a very strategic place, because I was 5 to 10 minutes away from everywere walking. The person incharge the place, Mr. Remo, was very kind and helpful with me, and a very nice person. The B&B has a pretty entrance with an elevator (which is excellent if you have a heavy luggage). And the rooms, even they aren't big, are ok for someone that need a confortable place to sleep, a clean place and a confortable bed. Near the B&B are some nice bars and restaurantes where you can eat for reasonable prices. In conclusion, I recomend it. It was a very good choice.

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

A great place t stay right in the middle of Florence. I was staying alone ant the room was small but adequate with a fridge shower and handbasin. The breakfast was a t a local cafe and was also good value.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

very convenient location and nice staff

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Austria

Sani Tourist house was great for our stay in florence because of it's only a few steps away from cathedral, nice bars, pizza della republica. Because its in the center there is a little noise in the morning from the street cleaning maschines and in the evening - but it was as I think the normal noise. We stay there at the end of winter and the heating works very well!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Had a great stay!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

simple, clean, central, nice price B&B

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

A wonderful place, in a fantastic, if noisy location (but the owner offers earplugs!). I would recommend the place. Free wireless internet access was great. The breakfast spot was terrific. Overall, highly recommended

9.3 Wonderful!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Sani Tourist House met my expectations. This was my first trip to Italy and Sani tourist House was my second stop. It was very safe everywhere. I was welcomed very nicely by the Mr. Sani. Just be sure not to show up before 12 noon b/c you wont see anyone. You cant even go inside. I got lost a tiny bit at the very end in trying to find the place. People spoke enough english to guide me correctly. The google directions not very helpful for the last two streets. The diistance from the train stations is about 2 km or about 15 minutes walking with luggage. One big feature about the place is that its very close to all the popular museums. The room was comfortable in size and I already knew the size of the room and that was not a concern at all because I came to Florence to enjoy the arts and architecture not to admire the room. To me it was a place to spend the night and it served its purpose really well. The room was well equipped with hair dryer, comfortable bed, clean bathroom. If you are travelling in winter then dont be surprised if the room is a little cold the first night. I stayed for 4 nights and the room was sufficiently warm after the first night. I stayed in four BnB's and two were very warm and the other two including Sani were warm enough. I had no complaints. The breakfast is not provided there but you get vouchers to eat at a close by place which opens at 8 AM and its nice. I had no complaints there either. I would actually prefer to have the breakfast at the restuarant. Due to the holidays the restaurant was closed so I ate elsewhere but Mr. Sani gave me a reduction in the final bill. Mr. Sani speaks English comfortably well to understand his directions and suggestions to other places. This came in handy because my schedule packed with museum visits and trips to Pisa, Lucca. Mr. Sani is very helpful. I am quite satisfied with Sani Tourist House services and amenities and I would definitely consider staying there again for my future visits to Florence.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The Sani Tourist House was a clean, convenient place to stay in Florence as it was located a short walk from most of the major sites. The owner was friendly and helpful and the other staff was accommodating to this American who speaks very limited Italian! The facility itself was quiet, but it is on a narrow alleyway, and the noise echoed up and made it difficult to sleep-this is probably common whenever one stays in a city though. My only other concern was I was placed in room 2 and the shower leaked and made a puddle on the floor. The shared toilet was clean, and the facility was well-maintained overall.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Our stay was great. This place is in the middle of everything! We could not have selected a better spot. While there is some noise - we realized we were in the heart of the city so that didn't bother us at all. It was cold when we were there, but we had plenty of extra blankets in our room to keep us toasty. We had a great time. Thank You

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Hong Kong

Remo was very helpful and nice to us during the stay. I very much appreciated his assistance. If it were not for his help, our trip in Florence would not have been such enjoyable.

7.9 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Clean place, great location, close to everything, we were very comfortable. Along with "close to everything" comes a bit of noise from the streets below, this was not a problem for us as we always travel with earplugs. We would return. One thing to note is to read the terms carefully, they charge a small fee for credit card usage, which we did not realize before we got there. Not a big deal but still we did not enjoy that surprise.

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We were very happy with this b&b. It was located close to the main square and right next to Dante's Museum- good to know as it's not easy to find! It was clean and staff were very helpful. Breakfast consists of a hot drink, croissant and rolls- you are given a card to use at a local bakery. Services were great and the location is ideal for anyone that wants to be in the center of the city.

7.6 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

tutto sommato non mi sono trovata affatto male. la stanza era un po' piccola, aveva la doccia e il lavandino, mentre il bagno era di fronte in una "stanzetta" in corridoio (avevo solo io la chiave), questa è stata l'unica scomodità che ho trovato. Altra cosa buffa è che il palazzo accanto è molto vicino, questo crea un eco per cui tutto quello che accade in strada si sente perfettamente anche al 3 piano. La locazione è però perfetta ed è per questo che vale il prezzo pagato. E' in pieno centro, accanto alla casa di dante e nonostante fossi da sola non ho mai avuto paura a tornare all'hotel, anche in tarda notte. La colazione è in un posto semplicemente spettacolare. Riassunto? Rustico, ma buono!

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

I loved my time there... all it's perfect!!! And Venice is gorgeous!!! And I would like to return to Venice and stay in this hotel again!!! Estoy muy contenta en decir que esto hotel es muy, pero muy bueno....

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

Only a small sign by the door to indicate adress. The name of the street was hard to find. I´ll have no doubt in recommending it to others though. Situated in the very centre of things. Buy a 24 h or 3-day ticket and take the bus from just round the corner.

7.8 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

The location of Sani Tourist House is fantastic, most major attractions are close by. The single room with share toilet was more than adequate. There is a lot of street noise but with the windows closed it's fine. I loved my stay here - will definitely return when visiting Florence.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Everybody was helpful and pleasant. I truly enjoyed staying here and will return if I am in Rome again.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Norway

Excellent place to stay if you want to stay down town. Clean rooms, nice staff! Recommended place to stay!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

The location of this place is awesome. There are a couple of small rooms, but they would be fine for someone travelling alone. Most rooms are very spacious. The owner was great. Don't forget to ask him for some recommendations for restaurants if you want a great homestyle meal with the locals dirt cheap. If I had to complain about one thing, it was a little noisy. But what do you expect when staying in a building that is hundreds of years old in the most tourist filled historic part of the city. The elevator, though small, was a huge plus. You can walk to everything from here in 5-10 minutes. - Justin, Gilda and Sylvia from SF, California

7.7 Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

Great location as far as being in the thick of things. Very loud with the streets right below. Next time we will stay outside of Florence.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I have stayed at this great B&B twice and will stay there any time I am lucky enough to be in Florence. It is the best bargain in the city with location, service and facilities that can't be beat in this or even higher price ranges. Sgnr. Sani is extremely accomodating and even walked over to the Uffizzi to pick up a ticket for me. I like the fact that I have a small safe in my room. The service is very personal and one day I came back to my room to find a lovely flowering plant in the table.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

It was a real home from home with excellent facilities and we were left alone and never bothered, if we asked for anything we got it. Breakfast in a local bakery/patisserie/cafe was good. Don't arrive before 12.15pm, you wont get in because no one is there.Thoroughly recommended

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

This B&B couldn't be in a better location. It is in the heart of Florence and walking distance to everything. Because of its location it can be noisy at night on the streets, especially on the weekends. Our host was very cordial and went out of his way to assist us. He even let us stay later on the day of checkout. If you don't like small elevators or stairs this is not the place for you. We would definitely stay here again.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The location is as central as you can hope to be for this price. Remo had excellent advice, he speaks English, but the staff does not. Bounce your travel plans off of him and listen to his recommendations. The man knows his city. Especially good is the restaurant Natalino he recommended, it's in a small deconsecrated church! Get the pear stuffed fiocchini in gorgonzola sauce and the tiramisu. As mentioned in other reviews finding this B&B requires a bit of alertness, it's round behind the Dante House. The name on the map provided kind of blocks over the location. No signs except by the doorbell. The place is also not labelled by name on the inside door, but just "Soggiorno, rooms for rent". But the teeny elevator for one is a hoot (just remember to close all three doors all the way and wait for it to come to a complete stop before opening the doors). Ticketing system to the off site breakfast was a bit of a surprise, but the place they send you is a very nice pastry shop, once again excellent value. As expected in a central, city location the rooms are small and there will be noise outside, but it usually quieted down by midnight. Just remember what a great location and great price you have, and leave your diaper at home. I would definitely return, five days in Firenze is not enough.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The location is great. It is an easy 25 min walk from the train station. We could walk anywhere in the city in about 30 minutes. When Remo couldn't make our reservations for the Ufizzi by phone, he walked over and made the reservations in person. Remo is a great host. The rooms appear to be recently refurbished. We would recommend this location to friends.

8.6 Excellent
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

Never had such good quality for value. Location perfect, a bit noisy at night though (people in the street). Nice room with fridge and electric kettle. Low season rates applied. Nearly perfect. To be recommended.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • New Zealand

Reno was fantastic - because it was the quiet season he upgraded us at no cost to a beautiful corner room with two sets of window opening over the florentine rooftops. The location is fantastic, so near to everything, although this does mean that you get a bit of traffic noise in the morning (which I don't think can be avoided anywhere!). The bed was huge which was a pleasant surprise, and the room was really spacious with an armchair and a small table and chairs. Reno was very helpful with tips and locations of internet cafes, laundromats etc. We will definitely stay there if we are in Florence again.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I stayed at the Sani 3 days (I had booked for 2, but liked it [& Firenze] enough to extend my stay). While located on a tiny block adjacent to the Casa di Dante, it couldn't have been more conveniently located in the neighborhood (and adjacent to ATAF 'A' minibus route). I had a cozy single room that perfectly suited my visit - I spent most of the day out & about, then returning for a quiet evening of writing, studying, and/or planning for the next day. The Sani was charming & Remo was an excellent & personable host!

8.3 Very Good
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Ottimo prezzo per la bellissima zona centrale

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Fantastico. Las habitaciones son amplias, limpias, espaciosas, con baño impecable y con una excelente relación calidad/precio. El trato es muy agradable y cordial. El desayuno,que se ofrece en una cafetería fuera del B&B, está a la par que la habitación. Un lujo.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

An exellent stay just in the middle of Florence where everything are. Remo was a real good host, helpful, friendly and willing to share his best tips for Florence. This place is just great adn we recommend it. You get value for your money here. Quite, clean, AC, nice shower and a wonderful breakfast place. One of the best restaurants we ever visted was SEMOLINA. Wonderful food and service, go there. Climbing the Cupola that was build by Brunischelli in 14th century . . what a thrill. a nice place to go is also Villa la Pietra on t´he Via Bolognese 120. Not so famous but a lovely garden and a house filled with nice furnisheing and art. Greetings Mats & Ewa from Sweden

7.6 Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Only one thing. Air conditioning isn't included in the standard price (in my case 70 euro). The cost is 6 euro for day. This information is not present in detail of the offer of this B&B.

7.1 Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Hong Kong

Amazing place!! Feel warm and peaceful to staying there. Remo is a nice guy even though we had a little bit conflict on emails before my arrival. But, he's still very helpful and willing to have the problem sorted out in between. I do have a good stay there and i will be staying there again of my next trip to Firenze.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Finland

The staff of Sani Tourist House was amazingly warm and friendly. They really gave a feeling of taking care of their guests. Especially for single female traveller it was important to feel safety. Concerning the central location in the city, the room was very silent. Traffic did not bother at all.

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent value for money & very central location. Great breakfast at nearby cafe included in the price. Highly recommended!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The owner was very helpful and willing to answer all of our questions. This was a very nice room in a great location.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Spain

It's a quiet, little and perfect place at the center of a wonderful city. Remo is a great professional. The breakfast is delicious in a charming cake-shop... So, all this things make you feel not like a tourist but like a voyager. Next time we will repeat our choice, of course...!

4.7 Ordinary
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

It was such a letdown to stay at this B&B after the wonderful place we stayed in Venice at a comparable price(also found through Venere.com). The street noise and noise from the room next door went on all night. Bring earplugs! The bathroom light went out every 10 seconds. It had a motion sensor that was extremely irritating. Our last morning we awoke to no hot water so couldn't shower. The host is never there in the morning, so if there's a problem, you're out of luck. The space itself is tiny, but very clean. The breakfast at a nearby cafe was good.

7.1 Good
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • China

I may have a cultural bias and found Remi hard to deal with, especially when he became defensive about the problem I had with the wi-fi, but overall, my stay was fine. I don't normally need much help. The location made up for everything.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

This B&B is one of the best bargains in Florence. I plan to stay here any time I am lucky enough to return. Everything shown online is exactly as it is in reality which isn't always the case with B&B's. The location is "centralissimo," Remo and his wife are extremely gracious, the facility is extremely clean and the guest is provided with ammenities that are usually only available in much more expensive hotels, such as a refrigerator and a personal safe, which, unfortunately is becoming very important in Florence. Breakfast is provided at a very lovely bakery/bar a 5 minute walk away. You couldn't find a better place to stay in Florence at this price or even by paying a bit more.

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

remo, the man who owns the sani tourist house, is such a nice, accomodating and wonderful man. when he learned that my luggage got lost in paris and would not arrive at the pisa airport until the next day, he made a special trip to the pisa airport to get my luggage for me. i would not have expected that, but was so appreciative when i learned he did that for me. i had a single bed and bath room, and it was quite adequate. though the bath part consisted of a shower and sink. the toilet was about 5 steps from my door and as it turned out, at that particular time, i was the only one using it (it was said to be communal). the tourist house was fairly easy to find, and of course within walking distance of everything. because of remo's kindness and generosity, i would definitely stay at the sani tourist house again, if i am lucky enough to return to florence.

8.1 Very Good
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

No tengo inconvenientes en que mi comentario aparezca publicado. Sani Tourist House es muy recomendable. La ubicación es exceletne y permtie llegar andando a todos los sitios de interés en Florencia. La habitación que nos tocó es muy espaciosa, el baño bien equipado, buena calefacción. Volveríamos a alojarnos allí.

8.8 Excellent
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Germany

eine sehr schöne unterkunft mit verdammt guter lage!

8.3 Very Good
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Belgium

Very well located in the centre of florence and in a quiete street. Warm welcome of the owner. He thought we would come one day later but he solved the problem perfectly. Breakfast is offered in a nice pastry shop. Perfectly located and large and clean rooms

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Excellent location and good priced accommodation. Only minor gripe was that the shower in my room wasn't great and there was no hot water in the morning while I was there.

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

Great location! Close to everything. So much character in the neighborhood and our host was always ready to help when we had a question. We will definitely stay here again.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

I enjoyed my stay at Sani Tourist House very much. Remo was very helpful, although he was usually only there in the evenings. You are pretty much on your own. Breakfast was included at a cute little place close to the house. Everything is very close for walking. The Duomo is two blocks one way and the Uffizi is two blocks another way. Air conditioning was not included but you could pay an extra 5 euros a day for it and that was worth it. The single was very small but adequate. The double room in the corner with a view and private bath was very nice.

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

A warm and friendly host. A most enjoyable stay in a lovely city. A surcharge for credit card payment.

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Room Details

Sani Tourist House offers 6 guest rooms with climate control. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers visiting the Duomo area will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as safes. A good night's sleep in comfortable beds with down comforters will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their vacation or business trip.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers and complimentary toiletries. Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers and hair dryers can be found in each room to accommodate basic traveling needs. Additional comforts include soundproofing.

Accommodation Services

  • TV
  • Mini fridge
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Sani Tourist House Inn

By car From Bologna or from Pisa, take the A1 motorway towards Florence and follow the signs to the city center up to Piazzale di Porta al Prato. From here follow the signs to the railway station where you can leave the car in the underground parking. Then hire a taxi or take bus number 14 or 23 towards the Duomo and get off at Via del Proconsolo, which is a few steps away from the property.
From Fiesole or from Rome and Arezzo on the A1 motorway, reach Piazza Beccaria. Then drive all the way down Via Dell'Agnolo which turns into Via Pandolfini. At the junction with Via Dei Giraldi, turn left twice and you will be in Via Ghibellina where, at street number 170 red, you can leave the car at Garage Bargello, tel. 055 287058, for a very reasonable rate.
From Siena, take the clearway up to Piazzale di Porta Romana, just in front of the ancient city gate. From here, take a left turn and keep on this street following the ancient city wall up to Ponte alla Vittoria bridge. Cross the bridge and keep going straight, past Piazzale di Porta al Prato. Follow the signs to the railway station. From the there, follow directions as described above.

By airplane From A. Vespucci Florence airport, take either a taxi to the property which will cost approximately €15,00, or the shuttle bus to the railway station then continue with the city bus C2.

Distances from Inn Sani Tourist House

Dante's House - 0 km / 0 mi
Bargello Museum - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Badia Fiorentina - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Piazza San Firenze - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Orsanmichele - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Gucci Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Duomo Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Piazza della Signoria - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Florence Fountain of Neptune - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Giotto's Campanile - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Piazza del Duomo - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Loggia dei Lanzi - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo Vecchio - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
The preferred airport for Sani Tourist House is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 5.7 km / 3.5 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 Guest House Sani Tourist House

  • Garage
  • Shuttle service