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Hotel Donatello

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel was very nice. The room had murano glass chandelier, Louis XV furniture, 4 twin beds and a big bathroom. Breakfast included croissants, rolls, ham and swiss cheese.

A fire hazard. In order to go to the 3rd floor you have to take the elevator in the first building to the second floor and walk through a labirynth of corridors to find the second elevator to go to the 3rd floor. You need a week to find your way around. They want 25 euros to park your car. Difficult to find.

Location was very convenient and located near train station and all sights. Staff was friendly.

Easy check in with the confirmation number. Friendly staff. The room wasn't ready but the service lady worked quickly and looked for us when our rooms were ready. The room was spacious and comfortable. The breakfast choices were good and adequate to satisfy anyone. The only weird things: you have to call from your room to have the air conditioning turned on remotely and there isn't any way to regulate it; wi-fi is available but not free, I only could access it in the corridor but not from in my room (319).

IT was close to train and 10 min walk to Academia and Uffizzi:)we just walked everywhere:) room was large and comfy. breakfast was nice.we got Free WIFI.only because our room was close to another hotel:) Donetelo was charging for it. Firenze was expensive but this hotel was a great value!

The Donatello is great for summer visits to Florence. Good air conditioning, heavy traditional window shutters, cool tile floors instead of sticky carpet, marble bathrooms, and breakfast tables outdoors in a pretty shaded courtyard. They accommodated our request for two rooms for a large family group with only one glitch in the reservation for one room on the first night. Walking distance to the Academia, Ufizzi, and Duomo, and not a bad walk from the train station.

Loved this place! Quiet as can be in an excessively noisy city.

One usually doesn't expect much from a 3-star hotel, but this one beat all my expectations. The staff was friendly and courteous. The room was large, nicely appointed, with a roomy bathroom, refrigerator and even an in-room safe. Breakfast was included and good. And the location was very convenient, about 4 blocks from the train station and within easy walking distance of everything, yet in a quiet spot.

We loved this hotel. It was a short walk to all of the main sights and attractions. The room was really big for a European hotel room. Our room had a skylight which was awesome! Breakfast was good and the staff were all very helpful. My only criticism is that it cost money to connect to the internet. Luckily there was a great bar nearby with free wifi. There were lots of great bars and restaurants really close to the hotel. Overall, I highly recommend this hotel! It was a great value--very high quality considering how cheap it is!

The hotel is located in a good place, but has a problem taxis are not be able to drop you off in front of the hotel. You have to walk and carry your own luggage, because the street is closed. They gave us a nice room close to the elevator and the reception, you were not be able to sleep because every time the phone ring at the reception you can hear it at the room, also y if someone talk at the elevator or when up and down you hear the elevator. The owner is a nice gentlemen, but the lady that work for him on the front desk she was not nice, at all.

Breakfast was good, close to train station and other places to visit. Clean room, good size, air conditioning felt great. Would definitely stay here again.

I stayed three days, and was very pleased. It's a clean hotel with friendly staff (very good English spoken here) in a very convenient location (a 5-10 minute walk to the main train/bus station, about 10 minutes to the Duomo). You'll be unhappy if you're expecting a luxury hotel or a place to hang out all day. My room was very small - about 10 by 12 - and internet cost extra. That's not what you get here. But if the price is right (and I paid only about $80/night in August), it's a great place to hang your hat after touring the town.

when we arrived at this hotel for check in , there was no room available eventhough we had reserved online and all paid in advance. they send us to the hotel next door which is way inferior. the hotel manager made us pay for occupancy taxes claiming that our online reservation does not included in it. the room is very small n not clean.

traveled with husband and 3 and 7 yr old....spacious i could only book a triple...wasn't sure if they were going to charge for my 3 yr old..when we got there the owner charged us about 22 euro a day for the 3 yr old...and explained it was necessary for the city tax/towel/breakfast/etc...our salzburg and venice hotel didn't charge a thing for our 3 yr it was obviously owner was fine..large enough to add an extra bed..bathroom was newly redone...air conditioner worked fine during heatwave (had to call reception to turn it on)good location for price.not too far from city center.10 min. straight walk from train station.both kids walked with ease...10 min. walk from accademia...if seeing david make a phone reservation with the museum directly to avoid crazy lines and surcharges that online sites, more time slots are available via phone...the phone operators speak perfect english and we were able to book 8:15am reservation with only a 4.5 euro surcharge/ museum for kids is the leonardo da vinci hands on museum...just 5 min. from accademia..also right next to a grocery store...we stocked up on drinks and left them in the hotel mini fridge...hotel is a 1 hr train ride to enjoyed seeing leaning tower (must be 8 to climb tower and have reservation) and playing in the shaded grass areas....

Well located. Not too fAR from the train station.... Good value... nice breakfast included... located in front of a park...

The room was large and very quiet. The location is excellent. We were able to walk to all of the amazing sites within the City. Good food and entertainment were also close at hand. Florence has lots of water, and as a result, also has plenty of mosquitoes. Expect them in your room if the windows are opened. Our room experienced its fair share of mosquitoes before we arrived as evidenced by all of the bodies smashed on the walls and ceilings. If you are looking for a late-night protein infusion, then this might be appealing. For ambience, the mosquitoe guts were a distraction. Breakfast offerings are good, but get in early. Some of the guests empty the bread, meat and cheese preparing lunches for their daily adventures and wipe out breakfast for the rest. VERY ODD! Also, the coffee and juice machines dispense one cup at a time, so be patient. The woman who runs the breakfast room can be cranky, but considering some of the guests, it might be understandable. Be patient and smile, they really have a lovely place in a terrific location. Just a couple of little annoyances.

Piazza Indipendenza 23 Florence FI

Located in Historic Center - Downtown, Hotel Donatello is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Fortezza da Basso and Accademia Gallery. The 59 rooms at this 3-star hotel include minibars and TVs and guests can enjoy free breakfast. It's in central Florence and also a short walk from Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower and San Lorenzo Church.


Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 9:30 AM. At the end of the day, unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge.


All 59 individually furnished rooms feature minibars and desks. Guests can expect WiFi and TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and bidets.

Property features

Hotel Donatello features WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and laundry facilities. If you drive, self parking is EUR 30 per day, or you can take advantage of the shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available on request) for EUR 30 per vehicle. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with concierge services and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a garden and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Classic Triple Room, 3 Twin Beds

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Superior Room

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Family Room

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1