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Hotel Berchielli

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is excellent. We loved the room and the breakfast each morning was great.

The hotel sits next to the Arno river, and is close to all the attractions. Staff were helpful, and attentive.

The hotel is very close to everywhere. The room is large for 3 of us to stay. It is clean and staff is very helpful.

Excellent and nice Hotel nearby Ponte Vecchio Great for families and or couples

We really enjoyed this hotel. The location was good. The view from our room was spectacular. The window opened too. It was a beautiful hotel with a good breakfast and great coffee. The staff was very friendly. They got us a couple of museum tickets. The only complaint was the "king" size bed was 2 twins. But I read that that is very common in Italy. I would stay there again.

The Berchielli Hotel was a wonderful choice. Superbly located, the hotel also has a great staff and a lovely bar (Giovanni, the bartender, makes this a great experience). Ask for a room overlooking the Arno with a view of the Ponte Vecchio. While the rooms are not large or very plush, they are clean and the bathrooms all updated. For the money, this hotel was terrific!

Having received the Berchielli as a recommendation from a family member, we were completly satisfied. It is a bit of the old mixed with the new and a wonderful experience for our first time abroad. It will be our choice again should we ever have the privilege of returning to Florence.

There is little to say, Fan-darn-tastic. Great room, Clean, Great location, Wonderful staff. Room overlooked the river.

There's something very pleasing about being served by waiters in white coats first thing in the morning; and the little touches like a design in the foam of our cappuccino were what set this hotel above the bar. On top of that, the front desk staff was exceptionally accomodating and helped us take care of a pressing issue upon our arrival. Our room was spacious and clean, and the bathrooms were beautiful. The location was excellent, right on the banks of the Arno and only a minute walk to the Ponte Vecchio. I would recommend this hotel to anyone travelling to Florence.

This hotel is in a great location in Florence - Truly a shopper's paradise. I stayed here w/my immediate/extended family - Total of 3 rooms. The views were spectacular, the staff was AMAZING, and overall it was a perfect experience. The facilities are a bit dated, reminding me of the hotel from "The Shining", but everything else offered far outweighs this element. We loved Florence, and we loved Hotel Berchielli!!

This was a great find for my husband and I. We could get anywhere, were treated very well and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

I researched many hotels before deciding on this one to stay a week in Florence. It turned out to be a great choice. First of all the location was great. It is a short walk down river from Ponte Vecchio. Always a great view. This made it easy to visit activities on both sides of the Arno. I recommend walking up to the Piazzale Michelangelo when you first get there while you have the energy and to give you a great overview of the city. We were there Oct 9-16. We lucked out on perfect weather. We took a taxi to the hotel from the airport which took about 20 minutes. It cost 25 euros, a little more since it was Sunday. At the Berchielli, the staff is excellent. This includes front desk, breakfast and daily maid service. We booked the basic room so was pleasantly surprised to get a nice room on the 5th floor with a terrace overlooking the courtyard. This was fine because we wanted it to be quiet with an inside room and it was. You do hear a church bell but it just made it more charming. The room configurations are all different. Ours included a desk and small stocked minibar with enough room for our own bottle of water. The bed was on the firm side but surprisingly comfortable. We slept well. The bathroom was clean with a shower/bathtub combo. If you like lotion or hair conditioner, bring your own. I thought the blow dryer worked well. One reason I decided to stay here was because it had a full buffet breakfast. There were scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, thin pancakes, rolls, bread you could toast, pastries, whole and cut-up fresh fruit, yogurt, custard, cereals, cheese, juices, ice, coffees and tea. I like a big breakfast so I don't need to worry about a big lunch and instead use the time to visit the museums and sights. I didn't find anywhere special to recommend for dinner but it was all fairly good with similar offerings. We took a bus tour to Siena and San Gimingano one day and would recommend that. We also took a bus tour one afternoon to Pisa which I enjoyed but wish I had time to see more on both tours we found on the internet. I couldn't imagine some of these places in the heat and crowds of summer since I thought it was fairly crowded most places we went. Expect lines at the Uffizi and Accademia which we got reserved tickets ahead of time. Also there can be lines at the Duomo both to go inside and to climb up to the top of the cupola for amazing views. May not be good for those afraid of heights or claustraphobic. Plan on going to the Cathedral's museum to learn about what it was supposed to look like. Try and catch a guide for better understanding. Visit the Piazzas especially della Signoria with the Loggia dei Lanzi. We really visited most museums and churches that were recommended by quide books. Something to appreciate and learn in them all. Plan on visiting the Pitti Palace and take plenty of time to see all the exhibits and gardens. There is always more to see at museums that you think. Prices may seem high for some but it's part of the experience. We also took a train to visit Lucca. Love exploring little Tuscan towns. Do your research and plan wisely so you can see all you want as well as take in the beauty and charm of the area like sunset on the bridges, eating gelato and enjoying evening walks. The city is well lit-up at night. It is full of every high-end name brand store. Plan to have enough Euros on you since most museums just take cash. Also be prepared that the museums don't allow photos to be taken and are well watched. I think so you have to buy the books. Be stealthy. This is a wonderful hotel and place to visit especially if you appreciate art, architecture and history. Yes, there can be mosquitoes so be prepared if you are not covered up.

The room was large and comfortable. We had a beautiful balcony that was the highlight of the room. Bathroom was small with a strange shower. No English speaking TV stations. Breakfast was included and was very good. Hotel staff was helpful. It is not a 10 minute walk from the train station. It took more like 30 min. Would recommend taking a taxi as dragging the luggage though the streets was not fun. 5 min walk to the Uffizi and a 20-30 min walk to the Accademia depending on how lost you get. Good location for shopping as it's very close to the markets. I would recommend this hotel and would stay here again.

We were very happy with our hotel. The location directly across from the Arno River was gorgeous! Everything was within walking distance!

Perfect location; walking distance to all! Strolling from place to place sampling local food and wines was dreamy. Our last night sunset along the Arno was memorable.

Hotel was very clean. Room was large, in fact for three adults there was a single in a small separate room and an additional bath. Staff was the best of all my stays in Italy. Very helpful and pleasant. Breakfast exceeded our expectations. Only drawback is that the WIFI is slow and sometimes unresponsive both in the room and in the lobby. I will stay here again on our next visit. Great location along the river. No view from our room but right in the middle of the attractions.

Great Hotel in the middle of it all, right on the ponte vecchio. The most beautiful bath I've seen in a hotel. Just a short walk to the piazza Della signorina. Internet connection was spotty, but soon learned that's just Italy (next time I'll leave the computer at home) Would go back in a second!

The magic began as we were shown to our room.We opened the shutters and the curtains framed an unforgettable view of the Arno River. Looking to the left there was the Ponte Vecchio, looking to the right there were layer after layer of bridges crossing the river with their perfect reflections mirrored in the water. Looking across, there was a bell tower, a fixture of of Old Europe. The buffet breakfast was such a spread, a variety sure to please everyone and the service was supreme, people just waiting to meet your every need. This service level lasted for the entire nine days and we were never disappointed. It was obvious that someone spent a lot of time ensuring that the details defined their hotel. Location, location, location we are told is of utmost importance. Well, again this hotel comes out on top. Shopping, trattorias, historic sights, all within a few feet of your hotel. Your main worry is "Can I do it all?" If there was any complaint at all it was with the master control of the room temperature. It was controlled centrslly by the hotel powers that be, and if your comfort level didn't agree with theirs, your only means to control room temp was to open or close the window. It was not a big deal, but just took a day or two to adjust to that style of modulating a comfort zone.. It's a bargain at any price. All in all, run, don't walk to the Berchielli

Get a map of Florence before arriving in the city! I had directions from a certain well-known company, but ended up spending an hour an half to get there instead of 15 minutes. The hotel is really old-fashioned. They actually use a key (which I prefer). The staff was very welcoming and friendly. The breakfast was pretty good. The location was great, very close to shopping, museums, train station, etc. but yet quiet. I didn't have a view of the Arno river, but really why sit in the room? My room was a bit dark. The only things that could have been imporoved was the quality of the bed (a bit hard); for the price they could have included some lotion in the toileteries; coffee maker in the room; and the heavy shower curtain is not effective (The last two seem to be a general problem in Europe)

Perfect setting for new visitors and old timers alike. Location on the River Arno makes the hotel charming and close to the key attractions of the old city. The staff excels in all aspects....never saw a frown. We were the envy of all of our family who also were staying in Florence. We would return to the Hotel Berchielli in an instant.

Room options

Deluxe Room, River View

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Triple Room

Full 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Hotel Berchielli

Everyone (4) Couples (15) Business (1) Family (6) Other (1)
5

wonderful

Everyone

The hotel is excellent. We loved the room and the breakfast each morning was great.

By , from Wisconsin on Jul 23, 2017

5

great location

Everyone

The hotel sits next to the Arno river, and is close to all the attractions. Staff were helpful, and attentive.

By on Apr 4, 2017

5
Everyone

The hotel is very close to everywhere. The room is large for 3 of us to stay. It is clean and staff is very helpful.

By , from Houston, TX on Aug 24, 2016

5

great location!

Everyone

Excellent and nice Hotel nearby Ponte Vecchio Great for families and or couples

By on Apr 4, 2016

4

beautiful hotel

Couples

We really enjoyed this hotel. The location was good. The view from our room was spectacular. The window opened too. It was a beautiful hotel with a good breakfast and great coffee. The staff was very friendly. They got us a couple of museum tickets. The only complaint was the "king" size bed was 2 twins. But I read that that is very common in Italy. I would stay there again.

By on Dec 16, 2013

4

view of the ponte vecchio

Couples

The Berchielli Hotel was a wonderful choice. Superbly located, the hotel also has a great staff and a lovely bar (Giovanni, the bartender, makes this a great experience). Ask for a room overlooking the Arno with a view of the Ponte Vecchio. While the rooms are not large or very plush, they are clean and the bathrooms all updated. For the money, this hotel was terrific!

By on Oct 28, 2013

5

trip to italy

Families

Having received the Berchielli as a recommendation from a family member, we were completly satisfied. It is a bit of the old mixed with the new and a wonderful experience for our first time abroad. It will be our choice again should we ever have the privilege of returning to Florence.

By on May 21, 2013

5

hotel in florence

Couples

There is little to say, Fan-darn-tastic. Great room, Clean, Great location, Wonderful staff. Room overlooked the river.

By on Nov 4, 2012

5

friendly staff and great location

Families

There's something very pleasing about being served by waiters in white coats first thing in the morning; and the little touches like a design in the foam of our cappuccino were what set this hotel above the bar. On top of that, the front desk staff was exceptionally accomodating and helped us take care of a pressing issue upon our arrival. Our room was spacious and clean, and the bathrooms were beautiful. The location was excellent, right on the banks of the Arno and only a minute walk to the Ponte Vecchio. I would recommend this hotel to anyone travelling to Florence.

By on May 27, 2012

4

location, location, location

Families

This hotel is in a great location in Florence - Truly a shopper's paradise. I stayed here w/my immediate/extended family - Total of 3 rooms. The views were spectacular, the staff was AMAZING, and overall it was a perfect experience. The facilities are a bit dated, reminding me of the hotel from "The Shining", but everything else offered far outweighs this element. We loved Florence, and we loved Hotel Berchielli!!

By on Feb 27, 2012