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Hotel Goldoni

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I am giving this hotel a four point. Clean, bright (with big window facing the huge garden) and friendly staff. Photos as advertised. This hotel covers one floor of a very huge building. One drawback is that the big garden that my window faces has an abandoned bathtub(?). Otherwise there is unobstructed view to quite a distance. Will have no problem coming back.

Our flight was delayed and the airline lost our luggage so we arrive late and in a mood lol. The hotel staff couldn't do enough for us. The rooms were clean and spacious with full length windows. Breakfast was great and location was right in the centre. Great hotel!

Stayed 5 nights, Thursday - Tuesday. Better than average breakfast with pastries, meat and cheese, boiled eggs, bread (with a toaster) and rolls, coffee machine, juice, cereal, etc. The staff kept the buffet well stocked all through the meal period. Rooms (Double) were nice, a little bigger than sometimes in a down town hotel. Bathroom not too big but more than adequate. Some rooms (ours - room 27) have a balcony, some (our friend's - room 25) do not. Rooms toward the back are well away from the street noise, although the street is not too busy most of the time. Overall, we had a very good stay at a very nice price point. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a friendly, quiet, clean place to stay in Florence.

At Reception we dealt with Alexaudra who was very pleasant. The Hotel had a nice feel to it & although the rooms were a little tired, the Breakfast Room was a delightful sitting room with great service from both Alexaudra & another lovely young lady who made me the best 'Americano' Barista made coffee I've ever had, so much so that I had to have several. Quaint Hotel overall, in Florentine style. The Male employee/owner?? was not so friendly & if he wants further business I would recommend he improves his 'people skills'. He's lucky to have nice staff. Pastries were awesome & we were told they sourced higher quality fresher ones, which was noticeable compared to other places in Italy. We'd go back there :-)

We stayed at Hotel Goldoni recently and although the room was a little 'tired' and could have used a coat of paint, the location made up for this. We had a large window that opened, a small fridge and a reasonable sized shower. We were able to walk every where and there are plenty of restaurants, bars etc on the same street. The staff were very helpful, we had no issues with the wi fi and the breakfast was ok.

I recently visited Florence and stayed in Hotel Goldoni. I was disgusted at the state of the room and how unclean it was. There were dirty marks on the walls which we didn't look too closely at,but when we woke up in the morning we discovered that we had been bitten by mosquitos and the dirty marks on the walls were infact where the previous guests had killed mosquitos!!! We were so badly bitten i had to go to pharmacy and was given bitecream. We also bought a plug in mosquito repellant and spray but nothing worked. We felt that they were coming from the dirty air conditioning unit! We had enough and we were covered in bites, and left early. The hotel owner said it is just 'Florence' and because of weather the mosquitos are bad. I explained we never got bitten when we were out even at the river it was only in hotel room. I said the room was dirty. They then said there was a plugin i could have used even although we bought our own. This should have been explained to us when checking in,but there was no warm welcome just given key and that was it! The hotel and room need clean and upgraded. The toilet and was small and very smelly. It was our first time in Florence and we were really upset as the hotel was making our trip unenjoyable. I found the male owner rude and just took the tax money and didn't even make eye contact. Wewould never recommend this hotel to any of my friends or family.

Had a lovely short break in this old school hotel. An absolutely perfect location, no where is that far so able to walk to most places of interest. Rooms are not top quality but for the price paid this is to be expected. Breakfast was perfectly OK although I would have preferred fresh coffee rather than out of a machine. The staff were generally friendly and welcoming. I really enjoyed my stay here and would recommend especially to single travellers as single rooms are available and the location is great. My only small gripe was wifi was poor so had to sit in reception whenever required.

Just left Hotel Goldoni, location is great for Florence and rooms are a great size. The only issue was the smell in room 25 - stayed for 2 nights brought up the issue in day one and we were happy for the staff to bleach the drains and try and clear the smell on the basis that if it still smelled on day two we would be moved. This was continually promised and on day two we were told the hotel was full and we would not be moved and nothing would be done further. Our bags had to be locked away in the wardrobe with the hope our belongings would not pick up the smell. Major disappointment to our trip and no support from staff.

We enjoyed our visit at the quirky 3* hotel. The elevator was epic, proper old school. The staff were accommodating and friendly, breakfast hit the spot too. It's not a 5* hotel, but you know his when you book the place. Excellent value for money and a great location.

had to book at the last minute, 3 hours before my flight left USA, and Goldoni was offering a deal, slightly over U$60 for a single. (Even though bumped the price up $7 from what Kayak had said it would cost). I booked for the location, near the Arno in July, and near the station/airport bus. checkin was fine, desk personnel have limited english on the late-night shifts, but enough to get by. Air Con in july was functional, not freezing, just enough to take the swelter off. Staff was pleasant and helpful, unlike other reviewers experiences, and I thought the antique elevator was just charming---it works like a dream. Room was fine, not deluxe, but not tiny for a single either. Breakfast was fine also, plenty of food, and no issues if you wanted seconds, or something special like ice. Biggest issue was the wifi internet. Yes they have it, but the signal is pretty weak, and occasionally fades out. My room was just two doors down from the lobby desk and even there it was weak. Saw a lady complaining that she couldn't get it regularly in her room and had to bring her computer to the lounge to get work done. Sometimes my signal was fine, and i was even able to stream some youtube videos, and sometimes it dropped altogether. First day in europe there's always plenty of internet work to be done, finishing up issues around your departure, getting your cellphone activated, confirming other reservations, etc, and it would have been great to have a rock-solid wifi connection to help with that. Hoped for better wifi in a big-city 3-star, but maybe next time. Location by the Arno River meant you were in the coolest part of the city on these hot july days, and the nighttime temperature outside the hotel was just delightful.

Via Borgognissanti 8 Florence FI

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Ponte Vecchio and Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower
  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Located in Santa Maria Novella, Hotel Goldoni is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Ponte Vecchio and Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum. This 20-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast and a bar/lounge, along with free in-room WiFi. Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower and Florence Baptistery are a short walk from the hotel, which is in the historical district.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


Hotel Goldoni's 20 rooms are air-conditioned and provide refrigerators, minibars, and safes. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones and desks are also standard.

Property features

Hotel Goldoni features free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and laundry facilities. Valet parking is available for EUR 30 per day. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. This smoke-free hotel also has a TV in a common area.

Room options

Triple Room

Full 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Quadruple Room

Full 1 | Twin 4 | Sleeps 4

Double Room Single Use

Full 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

62% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 449 reviews