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Hotel Grifone

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Nice hotel shame it is so far out of the centre.It took us about 30-40 minutes to walk to centre. Staff not so friendly on reception as used to. Rooms good,comfortable beds and warm. Breakfast good. Would use again.

Hotel came as a package here and Venice. The deal was cheap so probably reflected in what you get. Firstly, the hotel is 20 mins from centre but on a regular bus route 14 with stop near hotel. The area is a bit run down and depressing. From outside the hotel looks like a 60s block and inside similar. The room was ok except for the mosquitos which they unsuccessfully sprayed. Bathroom ok but a bit knocked about. Lift utilitarian. Dining room was quite pleasant and staff helpful. Offerings were mostly cold except boiled and scrambled eggs. Hot drinks were from a machine that sounded like the Apollo launch pad when in use! They did bring us a pot for tea which was better. Did not try the bar. There is no restaurant but they advertise one around the corner which was good. I guess you get what you pay for. I much preferred the Venice hotel which was part of the package. This place okay if you are on a tight budget but you definitely won't be overwhelmed here.

Stayed 3 nights in Hotel Grifone when spending a lovely long weekend in beautiful Firenze in Oct 2017. It s about 20 mins walk from the centre but it is not issue at all as multiple ways can be chosen including a nice walk near the river Arno - and the best way to discover a city is by walking isnt it? However closest stop of bus nr 14 going to the centre and the train station is just one corner. Staff was very friendly and helpful, room was clear and tidy, equipped with everything (hairdryer, shampoo, shower gel etc) needed for staying in a room just to sleep there. Temperature was ok, doublebed was convenient. Two things I would mention may need some improvement: continental breakfast may include more hot food (not just boiled egg), and the free wifi was very unstable, couldnt use for a long time despite that staff tried to help somehow. In overall, it was a pleasant stay, good price/value hotel in a quiet part of Firenze.

Just got back from a weekend trip to Florence with friends and used this hotel as our base, please do not be put off by all the bad reviews because this place is lovely. We were in the annexe, rooms 702 & 703, & found ourselves with a mini apartment per couple. Very roomy, comfortable & clean, toiletries provided. Breakfast a little chaotic on the Sunday but it appeared that was due to not enough staff but otherwise a good choice on offer. Only negative, & I realise this is a very British thing, but no facility to just get a cup of tea & that would have been nice. Easy to get to from the station on the number 14 bus, 2 euros per ticket, which you can get on the bus, bus stop to get off is called Sella Bellariva. Would definitely stay here again if visiting Florence & would highly recommend.

Stayed at this lovely hotel in Florence for 1 night , located in a quiet neighbourhood it's well appointed, large room with balcony and good size bathroom. Approximately 3km walk from hotel to city centre but a lovely walk along the river is worth it. Parking is available if driving ( at a cost of €13 per night) . Breakfast was plentiful with various choices.

This hotel was very nice, clean and relatively spacious. The main criticism is that they did not have tea and coffee making facilities in the room and the staff at the front desk were very hit and miss as to how helpful they were! About a 30 minute walk from the main centre of Florence. It is well linked by bus and situated in a lovely part of Florence. Very peaceful.

I have stayed with my family at hotel Grifone, which is in the perfect location for enjoying the attractive things of Sirmione! Most of all, the beautiful and warm-heart couple is running this hotel, they help much in giving many information and considering our stay for the comfortable and enjoyable. It seems a kind of home rather than hotel to us. In our Italy travel, this place is the best of the bests!!

This hotel suppose to be a 4 star hotel .This is definitely not the case ... Firstly most of the rooms are very filthy and the staff didn't clean it even  when we asked them to .When we  have first arrived here the first thing I noticed was that the air condition was barely working . After some time we decided to clean the inside of the air condition and what we saw was outrageous. It was filled with dust as you can see in the picture. The fridge wasn't working  well cause it had ice in it. In day 2 there was a big storm . We left in the morning and when we arrived the whole room was flooded . The beds where wet, electronics and  clothes  destroyed and totally indifference   by the staff and the manager (who finally arrived the next day ) .Lastly the photos from booking was far from reality in a very bad way . Of course I recommend you not to come here because is very likely that your holidays will be destroyed...

My wife and I stayed here for three nights during our tour of Italy. It was 20€ for the taxi from the train station. The hotel is out of the city centre but we did walk in along the river one day and found it a beautiful and enjoyable 45 minute walk. Our preferred means of transport ended up being the local bus service which was fine if you were not under any time constraints as working out when the next bus was due we found almost impossible. The hotel reception staff were the nicest we experienced during our travels and the room was fine. The breakfast experience had to be seen to be believed, it was just utter chaos, firstly trying to find somewhere to sit, then facing the challenge of grabbing the staffs attention so that you could have some cutlery! The food provided was typical of the country, namely breads, cakes, meats cheeses etc and was more then sufficient to start off the day. If we were to return to Florence then we would happily stay here again. Florence did end up being our favourite destination during our Italian tour, well ahead of Rome and Venice.

If you choose Grifone for your stay... Remember you are going to spend a lot on taxi and bus. Location is not at all nice. The rooms are decent. Florence was really hot when we got there. So walking around for the bus became a task. The lady at the breakfast was really nice and humble.

via Gaetano Pilati, 20 Florence FI

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Stadio Artemio Franchi
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Campo di Marte within a mile (2 km) of Stadio Artemio Franchi, Hotel Grifone is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower. This 85-room, 4-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a fitness center. It's also close to Ponte Vecchio and Basilica of Santa Croce.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast offered each morning. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


Hotel Grifone's 85 soundproofed rooms provide minibars, safes, and desks. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets.

Property features

At Hotel Grifone, guests have access to a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. Self parking is offered for EUR 13 per day. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a business center, a library, and express check-in.

Room options

Standard Double Room, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Quadruple Room, Multiple Beds, Annex Building

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Triple Room, 1 Bedroom, Annex Building

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

43% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 591 reviews