Hotel Porta Faenza

Via Faenza 77Florence50123Italy
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About Hotel Porta Faenza

With a history dating back to the 18th century as a traditional Florentine house, the Hotel Porta Faenza is an eye-catching accommodation choice that blends modern amenities with original architectural features. The hotel is situated on the medieval street of Via Faenza, which is less than ten minutes away on foot from the Cathedral of Santa Mario dei Fiore.

All of the 25 air conditioned rooms at the Hotel Porta Faenza feature an en-suite bathroom. Each room also comes equipped with a flat-screen satellite television, telephone, work desk, safe and minibar.

Free Wi-Fi is supplied throughout the property, while the hotel also provides a 24-hour front desk with multilingual staff for added convenience.

A complimentary breakfast buffet is served each morning in the hotel’s bright and eye-catching dining room.

The hotel is a ten-minute walk from the Accademia Gallery. The Piazza della Signoria is less than 15 minutes away on foot.

Contact

Via Faenza 77, Florence, 50123, Italy
Telephone: +39(055)217975 | Fax: +39(055)210101 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • WiFi in rooms

Accessibility

  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 13:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Exceptionally convenient for the train station

It was undoubtedly the location of Porta Faenza that most impressed guests. It was described as incredibly convenient for those arriving or departing by train. Guests could easily walk from the station, so avoiding costly taxi fares. Also, the central sights, from the Duomo to the Ponte Vecchio were said to be within walking distance.

Friendly and helpful front desk staff

Again and again guests mentioned how lovely the staff at reception were. Considering the tourist onslaught that Florence experiences for much of the year, guests found it refreshing that the staff were very patient with their queries, and always aimed to help as much as they could.

Decent breakfast

Several guests commented that, while not spectacular, the breakfast was actually quite good for Italy. They were happy to report that it included a decent variety of foods, including savoury items, and not just cakes and pastries.

Negative Reviews

No in-room tea or coffee making facilities

While hot beverages were certainly available elsewhere in the hotel, a few guests sorely missed having facilities to make tea or coffee in their own rooms. They felt having to go downstairs, or call room service, was a bit too much hassle when all they wanted was a quick cuppa.

Not many public facilities

Guests reported that Porta Faenza is very much a mid-range hotel dependent on its central location. As such, they say it does not really have many public facilities available. For example, it was mentioned that there was no real lounge or meeting place on-site.

Poor bathrooms ventilation

Several guests mentioned having problems with their bathrooms becoming very humid after use. They reported that the ventilation system either didn't work at all or was ineffective.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 2184 reviews across the web
8.6 /10
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    8.5 /10
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    8.5 /10
8.6 out of 10 based on 2184 reviews