Donatello Hotel Florence ★★★

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Check-in: Feb 28, 2016 Check-out: Feb 29, 2016

Unexpected gem

Would recommend Tue, Jan 3, 2012
One usually doesn't expect much from a 3-star hotel, but this one beat all my expectations. The staff was friendly and courteous. The room was large, nicely appointed, with a roomy bathroom, refrigerator and even an in-room safe. Breakfast was included and good. And the location was very convenient, about 4 blocks from the train station and within easy walking distance of everything, yet in a quiet spot.

Dining

Lots of restaurants along the Via Nazionale going towards the train station. Found two that we really liked, one of them had free WiFi. And the food was fantastic.

| Miami, Florida Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Adorable hotel in Florence!

Would recommend Sun, Dec 11, 2011
We loved this hotel. It was a short walk to all of the main sights and attractions. The room was really big for a European hotel room. Our room had a skylight which was awesome! Breakfast was good and the staff were all very helpful. My only criticism is that it cost money to connect to the internet. Luckily there was a great bar nearby with free wifi. There were lots of great bars and restaurants really close to the hotel. Overall, I highly recommend this hotel! It was a great value--very high quality considering how cheap it is!

Shopping hint

There is a really great street market only 1 plaza away from the hotel! It is a great place to buy souvenirs and Florentine leather!

| Houston, TX, USA Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

NICE AND CLEAN HOTEL

Would recommend Sat, Dec 3, 2011
The hotel is located in a good place, but has a problem taxis are not be able to drop you off in front of the hotel. You have to walk and carry your own luggage, because the street is closed. They gave us a nice room close to the elevator and the reception, you were not be able to sleep because every time the phone ring at the reception you can hear it at the room, also y if someone talk at the elevator or when up and down you hear the elevator. The owner is a nice gentlemen, but the lady that work for him on the front desk she was not nice, at all.

| Pembroke Pines, FL, USA Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

park setting

Would recommend Thu, Sep 15, 2011
Breakfast was good, close to train station and other places to visit. Clean room, good size, air conditioning felt great. Would definitely stay here again.

Attractions

Everything was close enough to walk and enjoy the sites.

| Holland, MI, USA Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Clean, friendly budget hotel

Would recommend Tue, Aug 30, 2011
I stayed three days, and was very pleased. It's a clean hotel with friendly staff (very good English spoken here) in a very convenient location (a 5-10 minute walk to the main train/bus station, about 10 minutes to the Duomo). You'll be unhappy if you're expecting a luxury hotel or a place to hang out all day. My room was very small - about 10 by 12 - and internet cost extra. That's not what you get here. But if the price is right (and I paid only about $80/night in August), it's a great place to hang your hat after touring the town.

Attractions

The Galileo museum, down by the Arno, east of the Ponte Vecchio. Extremely well organized and curated, with startlingly beautiful renaissance artifacts - maps, globes, instruments, etc. - on display. I'm not a scientist, but I was fascinated. I cut my visit short to tour the Uffizi and wished I'd spent more time at Galileo instead.

| Washington, DC, USA Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

disappointed .........................

Would not recommend Fri, Aug 26, 2011
when we arrived at this hotel for check in , there was no room available eventhough we had reserved online and all paid in advance. they send us to the hotel next door which is way inferior. the hotel manager made us pay for occupancy taxes claiming that our online reservation does not included in it. the room is very small n not clean.

| california Couples

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

trip with children

Would recommend Sat, Jul 23, 2011
traveled with husband and 3 and 7 yr old....spacious room...online i could only book a triple...wasn't sure if they were going to charge for my 3 yr old..when we got there the owner charged us about 22 euro a day for the 3 yr old...and explained it was necessary for the city tax/towel/breakfast/etc...our salzburg and venice hotel didn't charge a thing for our 3 yr old...so it was obviously owner discretion...room was fine..large enough to add an extra bed..bathroom was newly redone...air conditioner worked fine during heatwave (had to call reception to turn it on)good location for price.not too far from city center.10 min. straight walk from train station.both kids walked with ease...10 min. walk from accademia...if seeing david make a phone reservation with the museum directly to avoid crazy lines and surcharges that online sites charge..plus, more time slots are available via phone...the phone operators speak perfect english and we were able to book 8:15am reservation with only a 4.5 euro surcharge/ticket...best museum for kids is the leonardo da vinci hands on museum...just 5 min. from accademia..also right next to a grocery store...we stocked up on drinks and left them in the hotel mini fridge...hotel is a 1 hr train ride to pisa....kids enjoyed seeing leaning tower (must be 8 to climb tower and have reservation) and playing in the shaded grass areas....

Attractions

good hotel for families...this hotel takes a lot of high school/college tour groups, but our room was on the top floor away from the noise and they also eat in separte dining facility...if your kids don't mind walking for 10-15 min...this hotel is close to just about everything....accademia, duomo, train station...there is also a park right in front of the hotel...and the hotel is not on a busy st

| CA, USA Family

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Good value for the price

Would recommend Mon, Nov 8, 2010
Well located. Not too fAR from the train station.... Good value... nice breakfast included... located in front of a park...

| Montreal, Canada Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Wonderful Location & Great Front Desk

Would recommend Tue, Oct 12, 2010
The room was large and very quiet. The location is excellent. We were able to walk to all of the amazing sites within the City. Good food and entertainment were also close at hand. Florence has lots of water, and as a result, also has plenty of mosquitoes. Expect them in your room if the windows are opened. Our room experienced its fair share of mosquitoes before we arrived as evidenced by all of the bodies smashed on the walls and ceilings. If you are looking for a late-night protein infusion, then this might be appealing. For ambience, the mosquitoe guts were a distraction. Breakfast offerings are good, but get in early. Some of the guests empty the bread, meat and cheese preparing lunches for their daily adventures and wipe out breakfast for the rest. VERY ODD! Also, the coffee and juice machines dispense one cup at a time, so be patient. The woman who runs the breakfast room can be cranky, but considering some of the guests, it might be understandable. Be patient and smile, they really have a lovely place in a terrific location. Just a couple of little annoyances.

Money saver

If you are unaware of the parking restrictions in the City Center of Florence, then get the facts. We found out that the area in front of the hotel is reserved for pedestrian traffic. When we arrived, there were no chains up and no signs indicated the situation. Local parking around the pretty park is reserved for residents of the area (some pay for the privilege)and are not open to tourists. You might receive a warning if you are around, a ticket or may even have your vehicle towed. Metered parking is just a couple of blocks away and the hotel does utilize a local garage, but at a price. Ask the front desk staff before you park.

| Phoenix, AZ Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5