La Gioconda Hotel Florence

3 stars
Via Panzani 2, Florence, 50123
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.6
out of 5
10 reviews
Nice Hotel in the Center of Florence

This is a very nice hotel in a great location! It's next to the train station and in walking... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jul 21, 2009
Great Location

I love Renaissance history, medieval churches, museums and exploring new places. From this hotel,... See full review

  • Ineke Travelon
  • Jul 10, 2009
Exemplary service, simple elegance in the historical heart of Florence
A top three-star hotel in Florence, the La Gioconda Hotel Florence combines simple elegance with polished, professional service. Rooms are simple yet functional and include all modern amenities and conveniences. For those wishing to relive a bit of cultural history, request room number 20, the "Della Gioconda," the room used by the thief who stole the Mona Lisa (Gioconda) from the Louvre in 1913 while he hid from police. Enjoy close proximity to the Duomo and Santa Maria Novella.
Highlights
  • Prime location in the historic heart of Florence, near the Duomo and Santa Maria Novella.
  • One of the top 3-star hotels in Florence
  • The hotel where, in 1913, the thief who stole the Mona Lisa hid from police
Rooms

Single, double, romantic double, and triple rooms are simple yet functional. Additions include Internet (fees apply), satellite TV, direct dial telephone, air conditioning, mini-bar, and safe. Fun fact: Room No. 20 served as the hideout for the thief who stole the Mona Lisa (Gioconda) from the Louvre in 1913.

Features

Just steps from the Duomo and Santa Maria Novella, the La Gioconda Hotel Florence combines simple elegance with Florentine charm, the ideal base for discovering all of the city's sites and attractions.

The hotel earned its fame nearly a century ago when the Mona Lisa, having been stolen from the Louvre museum in Paris, was recovered here. Since then, the hotel has undergone a number of painstaking renovations, the latest which highlight its original structure and comfort while rewarding guests with all of the conveniences of the modern day.

Rooms are simple yet functional and include a long list of features and amenities. A common space features a comfortable TV lounge, and a complimentary continental breakfast buffet greets guests every morning.

Transportation
  • Florence Airport (6.2 mi/ 9.9 km)
  • Santa Maria Novella train station (0.2 mi/ 300 m)
Attractions
  • Piazza della Signoria (0.5 mi/ 800 m)
  • Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (0.2 mi/ 350 m)
  • Piazza del Duomo (0.3 mi/ 400 m)
  • Ponte Vecchio (0.5 mi/ 850 km)
  • Uffizi Gallery (0.5 mi/ 900 m)
  • Fortezza da Basso (0.5 mi/ 900 m)

Hotel Map

43.7735 11.2521
Area served
Firenze.
Nearby airports
Florence Airport Km 5 Pisa Galileo Galilei Km 80
Area description
Centrally located, Hotel La Gioconda is in an excellent position for a 3-star hotel in Florence. The hotel is a 2-minute walk from the Duomo, from Santa Maria del Fiore and from the Church of Santa Maria Novella, at 7 minute from Piazza della Signoria and Galleria degli Uffizi and in proximity to all the most famous palaces, museums and monuments of Florence.

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La Gioconda Hotel Florence Rooms

Standard Double Room
The roo.m offers 1 double bed along with A/C, Bathroom amenities, Cable/satellite TV, Color TV, Ensuite/private bathroom, Hairdryer on request, Heating, Internet access, Non-smoking rooms, Room service and Telephone.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Dining
Room service
Services
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Doctor on call
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee): 0.2 mi
  • Laurentian Library (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana): 0.2 mi
  • Piazza della Repubblica: 0.2 mi
  • Basilica di San Lorenzo: 0.2 mi
  • Church of Santa Maria Novella: 0.2 mi
  • Museo di Palazzo Davanzati: 0.2 mi
  • Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto): 0.2 mi
  • Piazza del Duomo: 0.2 mi
  • Centro Storico: 0.2 mi
  • Santa Maria Novella Train station: 0.2 mi
  • Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore: 0.2 mi
  • Duomo Museum (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo): 0.2 mi
  • Mercato Centrale: 0.3 mi
  • Santa Maria Novela Basilica: 0.3 mi
  • Piazza della Signoria: 0.3 mi
  • Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee): 0.2 mi
  • Laurentian Library (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana): 0.2 mi
  • Piazza della Repubblica: 0.2 mi
  • Basilica di San Lorenzo: 0.2 mi
  • Church of Santa Maria Novella: 0.2 mi
  • Museo di Palazzo Davanzati: 0.2 mi
  • Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto): 0.2 mi
  • Piazza del Duomo: 0.2 mi
  • Centro Storico: 0.2 mi
  • Santa Maria Novella Train station: 0.2 mi
  • Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore: 0.2 mi
  • Duomo Museum (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo): 0.2 mi
  • Mercato Centrale: 0.3 mi
  • Santa Maria Novela Basilica: 0.3 mi
  • Piazza della Signoria: 0.3 mi
  • Corridoio Vasariano: 0.4 mi
  • Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Bargello Museum): 0.4 mi
  • Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi): 0.4 mi
  • Pitti Palace: 0.4 mi
  • Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science: 0.4 mi
  • Galleria dell'Accademia: 0.4 mi
  • Basilica Of San Lorenzo: 0.5 mi
  • Palazzo Vecchio: 0.5 mi
  • Museo di San Marco: 0.5 mi
  • Piazza San Marco: 0.6 mi
  • Boboli Gardens: 0.6 mi
  • Basilica di Santa Croce: 0.6 mi
  • Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico: 0.7 mi
  • Giardino Corsi: 0.8 mi
  • Piazzale Michelangelo: 0.9 mi
  • Giardino Della Gherardesca: 1 mi
  • Cimitero Delle Porte Sante: 1 mi
  • Basilica di San Miniato al Monte: 1.2 mi
  • Artemio Franchi Stadium: 1.5 mi
  • Museo Stibbert: 1.6 mi
  • Fiesole: 3.2 mi
  • Baptistry (Battistero): 42.9 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1200
Check-out:
1200

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.

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Guest Reviews (10)

Ratings and reviews for La Gioconda Hotel Florence

Overall score

2.6 / 5
5.01.0
10 out of 10
Amenities:
1.7
Room cleanliness:
2.4
Hotel staff:
2.6
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4.2
Value:
2.6

50% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Couple NZ
NZ
Mar 24, 2012

very average more like a hostel

firstly had to walk up about a million stairs, now i am a fit person but taking suitcases up 4 flights of steep stairs was hard work, no elevator. Room facilities were a joke the bathroom looked like it had been put in a old cupboard, i could not sit comfortably on the toilets space was so tight as for the shower, as long as you are a size zero you will be able to fit in. breakfast was a waste of time couple of old buns and cheese and tea/coffee, internet did not work in the room because we were to high. only good thing about this hotel was the location, otherwise i have stayed in better hostels around italy and dont waste your money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Review of La Gioconda Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
Aug 29, 2010

If you want to avoid disapontment

If you want to avoid disapontment simply do NOT reserve or stay in this hotel Last refurbishment must have have taken place 3 or 4 DECADES ago Personnel seems to be totally UNCONCERNED

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
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No rating
Location:
4
Value:
1
Review of La Gioconda Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Houston Tx
May 30, 2010

close to train station

Location was good. It needs new carpeting and there is NO elevator!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of La Gioconda Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Los Angeles, CA
Jul 21, 2009

Nice Hotel in the Center of Florence

This is a very nice hotel in a great location! It's next to the train station and in walking distance to many of the great museums and churches in Florence. The room was clean and comfortable - I would definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

I recommend exploring the neighborhoods outside the main shopping areas to find good restaurants.

Review of La Gioconda Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ineke Travelon
Moorhead, MN
Jul 10, 2009

Great Location

I love Renaissance history, medieval churches, museums and exploring new places. From this hotel, it's a five minute walk to the train and bus stations and a three minute walk to the Duomo, Baptistry and Bell Tower. The Medici chapels are two blocks away. Museums, churches, the Arno River are all within easy walking distance. Thus, La Gioconda is a smart choice for its excellent location. Hotel has no elevator and rooms are small but clean. That's OK if one travels light and does not spend much time in the hotel room. The bed, shower, and bidet were all good. Air conditioning unit through the window. Small safe for valuables in room. Breakfast is adequate. Hotel has a helpful website with maps, walks, sights.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

For the Accademia and Uffizi museums only, purchase admission tickets in advance to avoid long, long lines. Use Rick Steves' "Florence and Tuscany" to guide you through the museums. The book is a winner.

Review of La Gioconda Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Leena ja Lasse Lomailija
Helsinki
Oct 16, 2013

Hyvä sänky sentään

Sijainti kartalla erinomainen, mutta vilkkaalta kadulta meteliä sisälle uniakin haittaavasti. Hotelli vaatimaton, jkv kulunut, mutta henkilökunta ystävällistä. Portaita kavutessa sai hyvää liikuntaa.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of La Gioconda Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
kurt apfelthaler
wien-austria
Sep 23, 2012

gute lage

kein lift,wir waren mit über 70 jahren im 3.stock-92 stufen,stark überfordert. bitte "kein lift" angeben. sonst sehr freundlich.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

nur im ersten stock buchen, sonst sehr mühsam.

Review of La Gioconda Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
paris, france
Jul 6, 2012

a eviter absolument!

5 étages sans ascenseurs, Les chambres qui ne sont pas nettoyées tout les jours, Les dessus de lits sals, des doses de savons ridicules, WIFI PAYANTE ! (3€ la ½ heure), impossible de se connecter depuis son PC, il faut utiliser l’ordinateur mis a disposition dans le couloir du 1° étage. Les pages mettent plus de 4 minutes a charger Les chambres donnant sur la rue sont tellement bruyantes qu’il est impossible d’ouvrir les fenêtres pour aérer la nuit, Le petit-déjeuner ne propose peu de choix. Pas de chocolat chaud par exemple et seulement du pain. Nous avons eu plusieurs problèmes, durant notre séjour : - Nous avions commandé une chambre avec deux lits simples , en rentrant dans la chambre attribuée nous avons trouvé un lit double. La direction a prétexté que cet élément ne leur avait pas été communiqué, puis que ce type de chambre ne se faisait pas en Italie. Apres une laborieuse discussion avec la direction nous avons néanmoins obtenu une chambre conforme a notre réservation. - ½ heure après avoir allumé la climatisation, elle s arrête brusquement, nous n’avons pas pu dormir la première nuit a cause de la chaleur. Le lendemain matin on nous a promis qu elle serait réparée, et on nous a prêté un petit ventilateur qui s est révélé inefficace, et la climatisation n’a jamais été réparée de notre séjour. Malgré son emplacement, nous avons passé un sejour détestable dans cet hôtel. Pour conclure, je vous déconseille fortement cet établissement.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Review of La Gioconda Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ken
Not Provided
Jun 29, 2011

なんといってもエレベーターが無いのは辛い。3階(日本では4階

なんといってもエレベーターが無いのは辛い。3階(日本では4階、それも各階天井が高い)までスーツケースを持ってあがるのは大変。また、ホテルに休みに帰る際にも面倒。場所はドウモへ一本道で2,3分、最高のエリア。

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of La Gioconda Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Yoshiko
Not Provided
Oct 21, 2010

朝食がもう少し充実していればいいのでは? 朝食のお世話をして

朝食がもう少し充実していればいいのでは? 朝食のお世話をして下さる方の態度がもう少しフレンドリーであったらいいです。また、食事の時間に清掃をしたり、洗濯機が回っているような音がしていたりで、居心地の悪さを感じてしましました。

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
3
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