San Gallo Palace Hotel Florence

4 stars
Via Lorenzo Il Magnifico, 2, Florence, 50129
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
19 reviews
great hotel!

Very nice hotel, nice accomodations. Room was spacious, very clean and up-to-date furniture and... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jun 5, 2011
Great hotel at perfect location

Quiet hotel and location, at walking distance from all the famous sites in Florence. We brought our... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Oct 18, 2010
Contemporary style, down-home comfort in the historical city center

Contemporary style meets down-home comfort in this centrally located hotel just steps away from the Church of Saint Laurence. A professional, attentive staff welcomes guests with an intimacy and restrained focus that's seamless and polished, a geniality that resonates well among both leisure and business travelers. Rooms are well appointed and include every modern amenity. An ample buffet breakfast starts everyone's day just right.

Highlights
  • 18th century building in the heart of Florence's historical center
  • Uniquely designed public areas with mahogany furniture and contemporary art
  • Pampering staff delivers first-rate customer service
Rooms

The 56 rooms at San Gallo Palace Hotel Florence are spacious and modern, equipped with the traditional conveniences of a four-star property including Wi-Fi, working desk, satellite TV with pay-per-view, safe, tea and coffee station, mini bar and hairdryer. Available services include 24-hour room service, laundry, free daily newspaper (at reception desk) and parking (fees apply). Non-smoking and accessible rooms are available upon request.

Features

Just steps from the main train station and a stone's throw from the Church of Saint Lawrence, the San Gallo Palace Hotel Florence is a stylish, boutique hotel whose attentive staff delivers a genuine sense of customization and intimacy--a personalization that belies the hotel's city center location.

The hotel's 18th century building blends seamlessly with its sophisticated interior, whose public areas are adorned with rich, mahogany furniture and complemented by walls filled with smart, modern works of art.

Rooms combine essential design furniture and upscale amenities to create a look that conveys both comfort and elegance. A sumptuous buffet breakfast greets guests each morning in the hotel bar, the ideal rendezvous point from which to plan the day's activities.

The hotel maintains comprehensive concierge services and a car rental desk. Parking is available nearby for a fee.

Transportation
  • Florence Airport (5.2 mi/8.4 km)
  • Santa Maria Novella train station (1 mi/1.6 km)
Attractions
  • Michelangelo's David (.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Duomo and Baptistry (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Ponte Vecchio (1.2 mi/2.1 km)
  • Uffizi Gallery (1.2 mi/2.1 km)
Business
  • 5 meeting rooms, all with natural light
  • Comprehensive audiovisual rental equipment
  • Videoconferencing, secretarial services, translation services (upon request, fees apply)

San Gallo Palace Hotel Florence Rooms

Classic Double/Twin
Wide and bright room, elegant and cared furnitures; desk with wi-fi, leather chairs, oak furnitures, preciuos materials. Equipped with air-conditioning, direct phones, Satellite TV, Tv in demand, Video Games, frigobar, safe box, trouser-press, bath with tab or shower, radio, cortesy set, hair-dryer
Classic Double For Single Use
Wide and bright room, elegant and cared furnitures; desk with wi-fi, leather chairs, oak furnitures, preciuos materials. Equipped with air-conditioning, direct phones, Satellite TV, Tv in demand, Video Games, frigobar, safe box, trouser-press, bath with tab or shower, radio, cortesy set, hair-dryer
Classic Triple
Wide and bright room, elegant and cared furnitures; desk with wi-fi, leather chairs, oak furnitures, preciuos materials. Equipped with air-conditioning, direct phones, Satellite TV, Tv in demand, Video Games, frigobar, safe box, trouser-press, bath with tab or shower, radio, cortesy set, hair-dryer
Superior Doube / Twin
In addition to all comforts already set in a classic room, the Superior room is bigger and free parking space is always guaranted and included.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
General
Concierge
Activities
Fitness Center
Dining
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

43.785 11.261
Area served
Florence
Nearby airports
Amerigo Vespucci Airport is a domestic airport. GalileoGaleipisa is an international airport.
Area description
The San Gallo Palace is a new 4 star hotel in the centre of Florence. Situated in Piazza della Liberta, one of most significant areas of the city of Florence during medieval times.

Nearby points of interest

  • Piazza San Marco: 0.3 mi
  • Basilica di Santa Croce: 0.4 mi
  • Museo di San Marco: 0.5 mi
  • Galleria dell'Accademia: 0.5 mi
  • Giardino Della Gherardesca: 0.6 mi
  • Basilica Of San Lorenzo: 0.6 mi
  • Mercato Centrale: 0.7 mi
  • Basilica di San Lorenzo: 0.7 mi
  • Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee): 0.8 mi
  • Laurentian Library (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana): 0.8 mi
  • Duomo Museum (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo): 0.8 mi
  • Museo Stibbert: 0.8 mi
  • Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore: 0.8 mi
  • Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico: 0.8 mi
  • Piazza del Duomo: 0.8 mi
  • Piazza San Marco: 0.3 mi
  • Basilica di Santa Croce: 0.4 mi
  • Museo di San Marco: 0.5 mi
  • Galleria dell'Accademia: 0.5 mi
  • Giardino Della Gherardesca: 0.6 mi
  • Basilica Of San Lorenzo: 0.6 mi
  • Mercato Centrale: 0.7 mi
  • Basilica di San Lorenzo: 0.7 mi
  • Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee): 0.8 mi
  • Laurentian Library (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana): 0.8 mi
  • Duomo Museum (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo): 0.8 mi
  • Museo Stibbert: 0.8 mi
  • Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore: 0.8 mi
  • Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico: 0.8 mi
  • Piazza del Duomo: 0.8 mi
  • Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto): 0.8 mi
  • Church of Santa Maria Novella: 0.9 mi
  • Santa Maria Novella Train station: 0.9 mi
  • Centro Storico: 0.9 mi
  • Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Bargello Museum): 1 mi
  • Piazza della Repubblica: 1 mi
  • Artemio Franchi Stadium: 1 mi
  • Palazzo Vecchio: 1 mi
  • Piazza della Signoria: 1 mi
  • Museo di Palazzo Davanzati: 1.1 mi
  • Giardino Corsi: 1.1 mi
  • Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi): 1.1 mi
  • Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science: 1.2 mi
  • Santa Maria Novela Basilica: 1.2 mi
  • Corridoio Vasariano: 1.2 mi
  • Pitti Palace: 1.2 mi
  • Piazzale Michelangelo: 1.5 mi
  • Boboli Gardens: 1.5 mi
  • Cimitero Delle Porte Sante: 1.7 mi
  • Basilica di San Miniato al Monte: 1.8 mi
  • Fiesole: 2.3 mi
  • Baptistry (Battistero): 43.4 mi

Dining

American and Snack Bar
The American snack bar is open 24 hours offering an extensive range of snacks and culinary delights.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Hotel San Gallo Palace provides 5 meeting rooms, all with natural light and all the amenities required to hold all types of meetings. The rooms have a maximum capacity of 70 people.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
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 (19)

Ratings and reviews for San Gallo Palace Hotel Florence

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
19 out of 19
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
3.7
Value:
4.2

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
dustyattic
Business
Lexington, KY
Jul 16, 2010

Excellent experience in Florence!

I have stayed in Florence before, and at this hotel once before in a double room, which was a nice experience. So I was expecting another pleasant stay. However this time I had my wife and son with me, so booked a triple suite. The room turned out to be very large, with two+ rooms, and had a door that exited out onto a huge red tiled patio overlooking the Square. The amenities in the room were great, the breakfast was very good, and the front desk service was outstanding. I can do nothing but again fully recommend this hotel.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Atlanta, GA
Dec 11, 2009

Great Location! Wonderful Place to Stay!

When we went to check in to the hotel, they did not have our reservation confirmed. Thankfully, the concierge behind the desk allowed us to pull our emailed confirmation because I did not have it printed (my mistake). All worked out fine. The only downside was that they did not have internet in the rooms. You had to pay to use their computer in the lobby, a little pricey. The hotel was about a 15-20 minute walk to the river. Not bad. We always walked, except we took cabs to and from the train station.

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

Business

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Review of San Gallo Palace Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Washington, D.C.
Oct 23, 2009

Great Hotel in Florence

My boyfriend and I visited Florence for a few days and stayed at San Gallo during the visit. It is a short bus ride from the train station which is wonderful. Due to the size of Florence we found that we could walk from the hotel to a get part of Florence for food within 20 minutes. Rooms were great and the staff was amazing! They helped with all questions and spoke many different languages. They have a wonderful breakfast buffet which kept us fueled all morning.

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

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Great restaurant called Za-Za's in Mercantale Centrale.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
PDF1974
Business
Chicago, IL
Oct 8, 2009

Nice Hotel, tough location

San Gallo is a nice hotel that caters more to the business traveler to Florence, and not the tourist. The hotel is not close the the main sites in Florence. It was a good 30 minute walk to the Duomo/Uffizi etc. The staff is friendly and attentive. The assisted in making reservations via email in advance of the trip, and offered nice dining suggestions while we were there. If this hotel was a mile closer, it would be 4-stars.

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

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Best Dinner we had in Florence was at Il Latini.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Columbus, Ohio
Oct 7, 2009

Excellent Stay -- Wonderful!

Great stay at San Gallo Palace hotel. If you don't mind walking 15-20 minutes to the Duomo and the main sites in Florence this is a spotless and beautiful place to stay. We saved so much money and the walk back and forth was not bad at all. It allows you to experience even more of authentic Florence away from the tourists and traps. We woudl definitely stay here again given the great price and fabulous rooms.

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

Business

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Review of San Gallo Palace Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sparrow Emperor
Business
Israel
Oct 1, 2009

Florence 2009 @ San Gallo Palace

The hotel was beautiful, rooms are clean and well-cared. No free WIFI but only with 5€ payment - a shame - that's a feature that comes frelly in lower-rated hotels. Good service. Breakfeast was a bit of dissapointment - no salad at all, just eggs, bread cheese and cornflakes.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Purchase Ufizzi tickets in advance, and go to the Academy Gallery on 8:15, when it opens up.

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Review of San Gallo Palace Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
CT
Jul 9, 2009

Great Find

Had a great stay. The staff spoke English which was a great help. Everyone was helpful and friendly. Rooms were clean and had plenty of space. The staff recommended a couple of restaurants, we tried them all and all were GREAT. Was able to walk everywhere, even from train station. Had an overall GREAT stay. Would stay again.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to the local restaurants around the hotel. Sooo much cheaper then in the thick of it. Great service and dining with the locals was a great experience.

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Review of San Gallo Palace Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
hildynyc
Business
Washington, DC
Jun 27, 2009

Serene San Gallo

The San Gallo Palace is a wonderful, classy hotel. It's about a 15-20 minute stroll to the center of Florence. This means you're away from the crowds and noise at night. Which is GREAT! The walk to and from is safe, even at night. I took my nephew to Italy as a graduation gift. I've traveled extensively (34 countries so far) and am VERY picky about hotels. I chose this hotel based on extensive research and reviews on multiple sites. I was extremely pleased.Front desk staff is FABULOUS! [...] was exceptional. Due to the museums not accepting U.S. credit cards, I was unable to book reservations online. I asked via email if the hotel could do it. [...] was able to get reservations for the times we needed! They charged a small fee to do this, but it beat standing in the LONG lines at the museums! The rest of the front desk staff were exceptional with directions and facilitating luggage storage and train times to Rome. My only complaint.... It must be an Italian thing, but you only get ONE cup of coffee (or espresso based coffee). Despite requesting a 2nd cup, we were ignored... And don't ask for a Cafe Americano unless you like instant (GAK!)! Stick with Italian style coffees!

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

Business

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Review of San Gallo Palace Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Missouri
May 2, 2009

Nice hotel!

Great value for the money. A little further to walk than some other hotels but not bad.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Check out the Ristorante Perseus about two blocks away. We ate there 3 times in 8 days.

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