Gioia Hotel Florence

3 stars
Via Cavour, 25, Florence, 50129
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
11 reviews
Darling hotel

We loved this hotel in Florence! It's about a 5 minute walk to the Duomo and is surrounded by great... See full review

  • Elise R.
  • Jun 4, 2014
Exellent Location

This small hotel is only a few blocks from both the Duomo and the Accademia, can't get much better.... See full review

  • Kevin J
  • Jun 8, 2013
Located in the heart of the city in a lovely early 20th-century palazzo, Hotel Gioia welcomes its guests to the comfortable atmosphere of a private home that makes this hotel one of the most pleasant 3-star hotels in Florence. Hotel Gioia's services are distinguished for their solicitude and professionalism and make it the ideal solution for those traveling for both business or pleasure: you can arrive at your convenience at any time of day or night and, if traveling by car, the hotel has arrangements with a nearby garage (for payment) to pick up and deliver your car, whenever necessary, upon request. The hotel staff is available 24 hours a day to help you use the Internet point, rent a car (even with driver), call a taxi, make reservations for performances, trains and planes, museum visits, excursions and, if need be, even medical assistance at the hotel.

Gioia Hotel Florence Rooms

Standard Single
Standard single offers one twin bed. Guests can be confident that one of the Hotel Gioia's 28 rooms will be perfect for their needs thanks to the availability of different versions, from economy to standard and superior. All are tastefully decorated with classic wood furniture and coordinated fabrics that recreate the comfortable atmosphere of the rest of the hotel's spaces.
Standard Double
Standard double offers one double bed. Guests can be confident that one of the Hotel Gioia's 28 rooms will be perfect for their needs thanks to the availability of different versions, from economy to standard and superior. All are tastefully decorated with classic wood furniture and coordinated fabrics that recreate the comfortable atmosphere of the rest of the hotel's spaces.
Standard Triple
Standard triple offers one double bed and one twin bed. Guests can be confident that one of the Hotel Gioia's 28 rooms will be perfect for their needs thanks to the availability of different versions, from economy to standard and superior. All are tastefully decorated with classic wood furniture and coordinated fabrics that recreate the comfortable atmosphere of the rest of the hotel's spaces.
Economy Room
The economy rooms are small double rooms with double beds, suitable for younger guests ( square meters 11/12), private bathroom with shower and hair dryer, air-conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, mini-bar and safe.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Dining
Meal plan - bed and breakfast
Services
24 hour front desk
Maid service
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
Security
Wake-up service
Doctor on call
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
Safe
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Mini bar
Hairdryer in room
Shower

Hotel Map

43.7755 11.2564
Area served
Florence.
Nearby airports
Florence Airport (FLR).
Area description
The Hotel Gioia is located in the heart of the historic city, in one of the most convenient locations of any Florence hotel for visiting the old town center on foot. Just 5 minutes from the Duomo and the Baptistery, 10 from Piazza della Signoria and the Uffizi Gallery, it overlooks historic Via Cavour, called Via Larga during the Renaissance when Florence's nobles and merchants choose it as the privileged site for building their sumptuous residences. Even today, you can see buildings from the 15th and 16th centuries, including the splendid Palazzo Medici-Riccardi. The royal palace of Lorenzo the Magnificent and the prototype for the Renaissance's civil architecture of austere aristocratic volumes, it is the jewel box that holds the precious frescoes of the Chapel of the Magi whose fabulous procession contains portraits of the Medici: the atmosphere of enchantment is exalted by a riot of color enhanced by the glitter of lapis lazuli and gold.

Nearby points of interest

  • Laurentian Library (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana): 0.1 mi
  • Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore: 0.1 mi
  • Duomo Museum (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo): 0.1 mi
  • Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee): 0.1 mi
  • Piazza del Duomo: 0.1 mi
  • Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto): 0.2 mi
  • Mercato Centrale: 0.2 mi
  • Basilica di San Lorenzo: 0.2 mi
  • Galleria dell'Accademia: 0.2 mi
  • Centro Storico: 0.3 mi
  • Museo di San Marco: 0.3 mi
  • Piazza della Repubblica: 0.3 mi
  • Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Bargello Museum): 0.3 mi
  • Church of Santa Maria Novella: 0.4 mi
  • Piazza della Signoria: 0.4 mi
  • Laurentian Library (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana): 0.1 mi
  • Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore: 0.1 mi
  • Duomo Museum (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo): 0.1 mi
  • Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee): 0.1 mi
  • Piazza del Duomo: 0.1 mi
  • Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto): 0.2 mi
  • Mercato Centrale: 0.2 mi
  • Basilica di San Lorenzo: 0.2 mi
  • Galleria dell'Accademia: 0.2 mi
  • Centro Storico: 0.3 mi
  • Museo di San Marco: 0.3 mi
  • Piazza della Repubblica: 0.3 mi
  • Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Bargello Museum): 0.3 mi
  • Church of Santa Maria Novella: 0.4 mi
  • Piazza della Signoria: 0.4 mi
  • Piazza San Marco: 0.4 mi
  • Basilica di Santa Croce: 0.4 mi
  • Museo di Palazzo Davanzati: 0.4 mi
  • Santa Maria Novella Train station: 0.4 mi
  • Palazzo Vecchio: 0.4 mi
  • Basilica Of San Lorenzo: 0.4 mi
  • Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi): 0.5 mi
  • Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico: 0.5 mi
  • Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science: 0.5 mi
  • Corridoio Vasariano: 0.5 mi
  • Santa Maria Novela Basilica: 0.5 mi
  • Pitti Palace: 0.5 mi
  • Giardino¬†Della¬†Gherardesca: 0.7 mi
  • Boboli Gardens: 0.8 mi
  • Giardino Corsi: 0.9 mi
  • Piazzale Michelangelo: 0.9 mi
  • Cimitero Delle Porte Sante: 1.1 mi
  • Basilica di San Miniato al Monte: 1.2 mi
  • Artemio Franchi Stadium: 1.2 mi
  • Museo Stibbert: 1.4 mi
  • Fiesole: 2.9 mi
  • Baptistry (Battistero): 43.1 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1000

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (11)

Ratings and reviews for Gioia Hotel Florence

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
11 out of 11
Amenities:
3.2
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
3.4
Location:
4.6
Value:
4

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Liz9
Business
United States
Sep 10, 2014

Three Star Review for Three Star Hotel

At this hotel you get what you paid for. Great location and good breakfast. Bed's not the best... lacked box spring, however we booked three star hotels for our stay in Italy and 3 out of the 4 hotels lacked box springs.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Tasty Joe
Business
Stockholm, Sweden
Aug 17, 2014

Just a place to sleep.

Hotel pricing in Florence is absurd. This place in cheap and in the middle of town. Don't expect more.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Gioia Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
worldadventurer
Business
southern California
Jul 29, 2014

Location perfect

The location was perfect - down t he street from il duomo and near restaurants, grocery etc. However, the air conditioning was ineffective so the room was hot and the beds hard. Big room.and good staff

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Gioia Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Elise R.
Business
St. Louis, MO
Jun 4, 2014

Darling hotel

We loved this hotel in Florence! It's about a 5 minute walk to the Duomo and is surrounded by great restaurants. The staff at this hotel were amazing, they were so sweet each morning for breakfast and very kind as you walked into the hotel each day. The hotel is not updated but it is truly a charming hotel!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Definitely take a day trip to one of the many vineyards in Tuscany! The train station is about a 7 minute walk from the hotel, and that's where many tour groups meet!

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
GregR88
Business
United States
Oct 22, 2013

Central location in Florence

Hotel is something I expected for 3 star. Good rooms, generally clean. Location is great though, right next to Accademia, a few minutes walk to Duomo, 10 minutes walk to train station and bus to airport.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Gioia Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kevin J
Business
California
Jun 8, 2013

Exellent Location

This small hotel is only a few blocks from both the Duomo and the Accademia, can't get much better. Given its location it is a great value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Gioia Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
VermontRob
Business
Vermont
Jun 1, 2013

Excellent hotel and location

This hotel is older as most are in Italy, and not up-to-date with furnishings. However, what it lacks in decor it more than makes up in location and room size. Uncharacteristic for Italy the room was huge! There was free WiFi and breakfast. And, the best thing is that it was only a couple minutes from the Duomo and the center of town. The staff was very friendly, and the price was right. I booked the room based on reviews on a well known trip review site, and I'm glad I did!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Instead of taking a cab from the train station (SM Novella) simply walk. It is only 1KM and pretty straight forward.

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Review of Gioia Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
MRCo
Business
Colchester, CT
Apr 11, 2013

Great value!

Close to everything. Nice accommodating staff. Clean hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Il Latini! Great Restaurant!

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Review of Gioia Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Shawn and Lillian
Business
Los Angeles, California
Oct 8, 2012

Great value

This is a true value hotel... We stayed here for two nights as we made a rapid tour of italy. The hotel is about a 10-15 minute walk from the train station (awesome)... The hotel is very old and our first room smelled really bad and we complained and got a better smelling room (great customer service)... The owners were very nice... The rooms were very basic but clean... Bed was old but sheets clean and comfy... The bathrooms were new and clean... The breakfast was a real surprise since it was fresh and plentiful...they had cappuccinos!! ... Wifi was great and free.. Overall it is a really clean, well situated hotel with all the basics for a short stay on a budget... The staff was terrific and the breakfast was above average...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Great shopping around the corner... great place to bargain with the salesmen.... the prices are reasonable...

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Review of Gioia Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Fenchurch
Business
Dublin, Ireland
May 23, 2012

Average hotel in a great location

There are two great things about this hotel: the location (most of Florence's main attractions are a short walk away) and the friendly, helpful staff. Otherwise, it's a fairly average hotel. My room was reasonably clean but a bit cramped with very narrow twin beds that would have been more suitable for children than full-grown adults. It was also rather dark, but I did ask for a quiet room at the back. Apparently this means a room overlooking a small courtyard that doesn't get much direct sunlight. This wasn't a huge issue since I was out sightseeing for most of the daylight hours. All in all, it was a good base for sightseeing, but I wouldn't have wanted to spend too much time there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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