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Convitto della Calza - Holiday Home

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Recent guest reviews

When in Florence, hotels become a rare and costly commodity, especially so during the high season which runs until late October. Well, the Convitto della Calza is a welcome exception to this rule. It is not costly as most others, it is centrally located (some 50 meters to one of the entrances of the Garden of Boboli, offers breakfast (even though the American type, more continental European), free WiFi and Renaissance atmosphere. And this is where you have to accpet compromises: the rooms are clean as are the bathrooms, but there is no luxury comfort. The TV is small (but you are not in Florence to watch TV, right?), the beds are a bid on the softer side, no rugs but cotta floors (as has been tradition in Tuscany for centuries), etc. On the good side (and this is the second one already, so we have a winner here!) is the very nice garden inside the walls and the very friendly reception personnel which will assist you in most cases with competence and speed. - Definitely, this hotel deserves a recommendation!

The property is good value for money, a bit dated and basic, but clean with friendly, helpful stuff. It is a walking distance from tourist landmarks. It is located in residence area with many great restaurants with great Italian food. Very expensive parking for cars in the neighborhood. So, if you can - do not come by car.

Good place for the price; Clean sparse and basic old style comfortable rooms. Very friendly and helpful daytime staff. Free Wi-fi a plus; AC is ok but not blasting. So not the place if you need good AC in the summer. Breakfast is nice. Very quiet neighborhood across the Arno from center city Short walk to Pitti Palace, Ponte Vecchio. Lovely small not as touristy shops nearby.

The structure is an old cloister with a preserved chapel with stained glass and fresco painting However it feels very dated and mediocre The hotel is a 10 minutes walk to the city centre Breakfast was very basic Parking was more expensive than advertised

Don't expect 5 stars hotel or luxury one. This hotel is an old coven, clean but melted lol You'll find calm and mosquitos all around. (Use the electric plugs). Breakfast is ok This time was my third time at, At the first floor their is a limited access, I did have enough time and ask what it is in there ;) You can make everything by walk in Florence. Price are around 116€ even 2 days before Hope you will enjoy ;)

Stayed here one night with a group of 30. Room and bathroom were in serious need of updating but the grounds were pretty and there was an amazing fresco in one of the meeting rooms. Dinner was fair. Our air conditioner didn't work. There was a large party in the courtyard below our window that evening. Room was very dark. Would not choose to go back on our own but served the purpose fine.

This is serious barebones accommodations, though, gives one insight into the history of the monastery and travelers from hundreds of years ago. .The room and bathroom were clean, however, the mattress a bit lacking. We had a slight mosquito issue, which was quickly resolved. The common areas were nicely laid out and accessible. It is a short walk into the city or to shops nearby.

We stayed here for three nights and by the morning of the third we couldn't wait to leave. The location is decent, you can really walk anywhere in Florence and this is no exception even though it's further from the city center. The windows had been open when we arrived which I appreciated, but there were no screens and therefore several mosquitos got in. We did keep the windows open in the evening the rest of our stay because when we turned on the air conditioner it smelled. Unfortunately we would then wake up with ample mosquito bites. Not what you're looking for when staying in Florence. The breakfast is probably comparable to other places but very basic. Yogurt, cheese, cold cuts, and croissants. Unless you get lost like we did you don't get to see the beautiful stained glass windows and frescos in the church. This hotel boasts about the beauty and history but you don't experience that just staying as a guest. I felt a bit swindled and very disappointed. We would not stay here again. Albeit it was clean, the staff were friendly, and the Wifi was decent.

The room was basic. The morning breakfast is nice and a good way to start the day. The place is closer to bus stops. Its also closer to the Pitti palace and Boboli gardens. Easier to get to the city central by walk from here.

This is an odd place to review. Once a monastery as many have said in there reviews, and still connected to a chapel/church externally. Sometimes it still feels (or rather, looks) like one. It does not feel like a hotel - possibly more like a large boarding house or a more formal version of a backpackers (i.e. with rooms). Don't dismiss it though... read on: All in all this is somewhere you can go on a budget, and if you are not planning to spend too much time in your room. It is a great starting point for exploring Florence. Easy walking distance to the 'tourist' part of town, you get a sense that you are 'living' in the city rather than visiting. What you will get: - vey clean bed linen and changed often (more than some expensive hotels) - a clean room (but generally small and basic - see below) - a TV (but only Italian options) - decent wifi (free) - one of the smallest lifts / elevators I have ever been in - breakfast if you include it in you booking (I didn't) What you won't get: - Iron or kettle/tea/coffee facilities in room (not allowed by Italian law apparently) - Laundry service (you can pop out and use any of a few laundries close by - they can be expensive) - place for dinner - place for lunch - room service - business centre - in-room luxuries - etc etc (you get the idea....) You decide.

Piazza Della Calza 6 Florence FI

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Boboli Gardens and Ponte Vecchio
  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Oltrarno, Convitto della Calza - Holiday Home is adjacent to Boboli Gardens and within a 15-minute walk of popular sights like Ponte Vecchio. This 36-room guesthouse welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Florence and also close to Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower and Pitti Palace.


Dining

Free breakfast is included with your stay. This guesthouse has a restaurant that's perfect for a leisurely bite to eat.


Rooms

Convitto della Calza - Holiday Home's 36 air-conditioned rooms provide safes, phones, and desks. 19-inch plasma TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Tempur-Pedic beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.


Property features

Convitto della Calza - Holiday Home features free WiFi in public areas, 7 meeting rooms, and conference space. Self parking is offered for EUR 20 per day. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with luggage storage and securing valuables. Additional amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and a garden.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Double or Twin Room

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Full 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Quadruple Room

Full 1 | Twin 4 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

67% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 148 reviews