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Inn Tourist House Battistero - Florence

Via Dei Cerretani 1 - Florence

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Tourist House Battistero offers townhouse accommodation in the Duomo area.

This Florence townhouse offers free Wi-Fi and an elevator (lift).

The reception is manned during limited hours.

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Guest Rating 8.8 Excellent
Based on 55 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Inn Facilities at Tourist House Battistero

  • Lift/elevator
  • Multilingual staff
  • 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.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: between 10:30 AM and 1 PM.

Check-out: before 11:00 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

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 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.

Inn Tourist House Battistero is also known as

Tourist Hotel Florence

8.9

Clean

10

Location

8.5

Quiet

8.8

Spacious

8.6

Service

Tourist House Battistero Inn reviews

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Sweden

Everything was excellent, indeed!

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Brazil

The hotel was nice. The structure offered is very good and everything was clean and pleasant. The only problem is that once we got there, around 1 pm, our room wasn't ready. We left our luggages and went to a walk. The staff told us to come back in one and a half hour. Besides, the hotel was good and the location is perfect!

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

We stayed four days at the Inn Tourist House Battistero and found it was an excellent central location to walk to all of the major historic sites in Florence. It is a right near the Duomo and Battistero which is a busy pedestrian area both day and night yet our room was very quiet. It's also an easy walk from the railway station. The accommodation is a family-run business and over our time there we met Marco and his parents who were very professional, helpful and generous with their time and information about the city and recommended some great places to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. They don't provide breakfast but they do provide a small fridge at reception stocked with cold water which is very convenient and a coffee-maker where you can make a good strong coffee. (you put 50 cents in the box as payment for the drinks) Our room was spacious, clean and light and the bed was comfortable. The reception isn't manned from the afternoon but this wasn't a problem as you have a key and can let yourself in and out easily. A small lift takes you to the first floor. Lastly, I'd like to extend a special thank-you to Luciano for his generosity and for allowing us to stay a little longer than the check out time on our last day.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Malaysia

I never imagined this is a a great hotel for us, the room is beautiful, spotlessly clean, the best mattress and super soft duvet cover, what's more to expect? It's located on a first floor with a classic lift. When you at ground floor, on your right is five minutes to duomo and only 10 minutes from Santa Maria novella train station! I will definitely stay here again! Thanks Marco and family!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

helpful staff,excellent location,rooms clean and spacious. A/C a blessing with 90 degree heat outside.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Easy to get to from the train station, friendly, helpful staff who give you a map and good ideas about what to see and do, free wi-fi , a nice, clean, big room with a comfortable bed and 2 pillows each, a good shower, reading lights, a frig, a jug and some coffee and nice, big mugs. And then it’s in a great location within easy walking distance of all of the interesting sights. And it feels safe and secure and is a very reasonable price. What more could you want!!!!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Taiwan

Convenient location, helpful staff

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Taiwan

Convinent,clean,spacious and quiet.We really enjoyed the staying. Would like to come back and prefer to book the one with small kitchen

8.3 Very Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Israel

All was well - room was fab! except there was never anyone around. Another funny thing was - when I asked for restaurant recommendation - the clerk kept telling me - he will recommend "cheap cheap" places...that to me felt a bit pretencions..would be nice to have a little kettle in the room.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

The "Tourist House Battistero" was a delightful place to stay. The room was well presented and quiet at night despite being on a main road and coming in from the stairwell. The windows opened for fresh air and to allow us to watch the street-scape below. The location was fantastic, being literally metres from the Duomo, and with numerous cafes and restaurants nearby to choose from. The owners were very gracious and helpful, with internet access provided in a shared office area. There was a lift for luggage, available with a key from reception. The only difficulty we had was in locating the building, as we did not know initially that there were different coloured numbers for the different types of businesses and the only public sign is a small gold wall-plate beside the door. A map on the website in additon to the verbal description would have been more useful to me. Overall a terrific place to stay and to cap it off, the daughter and son-in-law of the friend I was travelling with, had also booked the tourist house, independently of my booking, so the website must be effective!

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

The B&B is minutes from the Duomo and all the major sights in Florence. It is also a very short distance from the railway station. The hotel staff were very personable and arranged our advance reservations for the Uffizi and the Accademia which lets you by pass the lengthy ticket lines. They do not offer breakfast and, as Florence is very pricey, it tended to increase the cost of the stay.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

great place, central and good value for money - looking forward to coming again

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Just got back 27 SEP 2010. This hotel was in a perfect location! The staff were terrific. Our room faced the street however the windows blocked all noise, the was A/C in the room,and all was neat and clean. The bathroom was updated and appealing. I didn't know what I was actually getting but was so glad to have chosen this hotel. You won't be disappointed!

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

The hotel was fantastic! The rooms were modern, very spacious with floorboards, air-conditioned and with a nice bathroom. The Italian couple that ran the joint were very friendly and allowed me to use their phone and internet behind their desk! The location was also very handy and was only 5-10mins from the railway station. It was always easy to find our way back too as we only needed to find the Duomo and we were fine. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting to stay in Firenze. The prices were also very reasonable too. It was also a nice welcome having access to a lift and not having to cart 20kg bags up flights of stairs. Thanks for the great hospitality, I wish we didn't have to leave!

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Sweden

Clean and spacious rooms with good facilities.

8.0 Very Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands

This room is in a great location-close to the Duomo and easy walks to all desired areas. The value is also excellent, but the rooms are no frills. The only major issue for us was our smoking neighbors-being from CA, with strict anti-smoking laws, it was difficult for us at times with the smoke coming into our room at all times of the day and night. The front desk staff has limited English but is friendly, and we were able to decipher what was being said without too much difficulty. I would stay here again since it was a room that could have slept four for only 50 euro a night.

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

Overall a great location in the heart of florence. The hotel was clean and only minutes walk to the Duomo and other major landmarks.

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Philippines

We got a triple fpr 3 nights. For this price range we were most pleased w this hotel. Very very well located, for a short tourism trip. Room was simple and clean, large enough for 3, and the bathroom even better. Nice welcome but after that your almost on your own as lady watching spoke only Italian but very sweet. No telephone available. I would stay again if I have the same budget no frills clean, comfortable, central.

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We stayed here for 2 nights in May and the location is great, right outside the Duomo. Check in and check out were very easy. Even though our room was right outside a busy street, we couldn't even hear the street traffic with the window closed. The rooms were very clean and the bathrooms were recently renovated.

7.3 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Facilities were clean and comfortable, with excellent access to Florence's key sites. Good tourist information was provided at the reception area which was useful as we were only in Florence for a short period.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Overall we were very satisfied with our stay and the value, considering the location, was fantastic. It is very small and basic, but we did not spend the majority of our time in the hotel room. Despite very detailed directions from hotel staff, I had trouble finding the right doorbell and mistakenly rang Signore "Duomo" who was very helpful and friendly. It was very peaceful and quiet during our short stay. No complaints.

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

The location is very close to the Duomo and most of the tourist places in Florence. The entrance is on a busy street, but our room was quiet because it faced a well in the building; not attractive but lets in air and light.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

staff did not speak english at all and as i don't speak Italian all communication was by signs and smiles, but everyone was very friendly, room was more spacious than I expected for money and extremely clean, no breakfast facilities, but we knew that beforehand, so ok. Only improvement I could suggest is perhaps a kettle and mugs in room, other than that this was a perfect place for a short (or even longer) stay in Florence; excellent value for budget travellers, I dont think you could do better for the money, room would easily accomodate couple and two children.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Wi-Fi would be great!!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Tourist House is located in the middle of the action. It is within a 2 minute walk to the Duomo and its Museum (Pieta) and the Cathedral, and a 5 minute walk to the Galleria De'La Academia (David) and the San Marcos Plaza. It is also about 15 minutes (walking) from the train station which made it very convenient. It is also GREAT for some last minute shopping as you are literally smack in the middle of the shopping center it seems. We stopped by "Micro Firenze" a tiny store that retails women handmade bags for around 100 Euros and they are gorgeous! the Bata shoe store is also around the corner and their shoe selection is fantastic and very affordable. The "5th Avenue" section of town is behind Tourist House (about 5 minute walk)and you can find Louis Vuitton, Gucci, etc. However, if relaxation is what you want I suggest you go elsewhere. This bead & breakfast was an apartment building and some of the rooms are right outside the elevator and you can hear people going up and down all night long, as well as the people on the streets. The good news is that Italians are late starters and they don't head out until after 8 am.

6.5 Fair
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Spain

La calidad de la construcción es muy buena, pero la calidad de los muebles es tan mala que la cama era muy ruidosa y no permitía descansar.

8.5 Excellent
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

l'hotel è proprio dietro il battistero. lo abbiamo trovato comodissimo per girare Firenze a piedi, con un ottimo rapporto qualità prezzo. Assolutamente consigliabile per una visita turistica della città. nonostante alcune finestre diano sulla strada i doppi vetri assicurano un ottimo isolamento acustico. Le camere non sono troppo grandi e sono arredate in modo spartano ma c'è davvero tutto quello che serve. Unica pecca: Per chi cerca zone comuni non ce ne sono ed in particolare non si può fare colazione in albergo perchè manca questo servizio ma noi non lo abbiamo reputato minimamente rilevante.

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

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Cyprus

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Sweden

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Portugal

7.9 Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.8 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

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

9.2 Wonderful!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

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9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Argentina

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Argentina

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Uruguay

9.0 Wonderful!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.3 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

7.2 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

7.1 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

7.5 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.3 Wonderful!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

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Room Details

Tourist House Battistero offers 6 guest rooms with climate control. Digital TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Corporate travelers visiting the Duomo area will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as safes.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers and complimentary toiletries. Coffee/tea makers and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Tourist House Battistero Inn

By car
BY CAR
We strongly suggest the Exit FIRENZE-CERTOSA on the A1 (Milano Roma)highway. Follow direction Firenze, cross a village called Galluzzo, arrive in Piazzale di Porta Romana. ENTER THE ANCIENT CITY GATE: as a tourist you are allowed in. Follow Via Romana, cross the Santa Trinita bridge, enter Via Tornabuoni in front of you. At the end turn right just after the church in Via degli Agli, enter Via dè Pecori, turn left in Piazza dell'olio, turn left in Via Cerretani: Goal! we are on your left, number 1 black, just in front of Feltrinelli Bookstore.
Agreement with public garage: daily rate Euro 25.00 including valet service.

Please call us before entering the city: we'll give you the best way to reach us without trouble. Florence is an ancient town not ideal for cars.

By train
BY TRAIN
From the Firenze Santa Maria Novella (SMN) train station, get the Via Panzani in front of you, continue in Via Cerretani: we are on number 1 black, on your right, just in front of the Feltrinelli Bookstore. A 7 min walk.

By airplane
BY AIR
From the Airport Amerigo Vespucci of Florence catch the shuttle bus to Santa Maria Novella train station. Get the Via Panzani in front of you, continue in Via Cerretani: we are on number 1 black, on your right, just in front of the Feltrinelli Bookstore. A 7 min walk.

Distances from Inn Tourist House Battistero

Casa Martelli Museum - 0 km / 0 mi
Church of Santa Maria Maggiore - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Battistero di San Giovanni - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Piazza di San Giovanni - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Florence Design Academy - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Medici Chapels - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Giotto's Campanile - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
San Lorenzo Church - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Laurentian Library - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Duomo Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Piazza della Repubblica - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Strozzi Palace - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Palazzo Medici Riccardi - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Piazza del Duomo - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
The preferred airport for Tourist House Battistero is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 5.3 km / 3.3 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.