La Gioconda Hotel Florence

3 stars
Via Panzani 2, Florence, 50123
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
3 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 (3)

Ratings and reviews for La Gioconda Hotel Florence

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
1 out of 3
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
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Review of La Gioconda Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ineke Travelon
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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.

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