Hotel Villa Gabriele D'Annunzio4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
This hotel is a middle of the road hotel that is extremely quiet. It's located on a quiet street and has comfortable rooms and clean bathrooms. Our room had a huge window overlooking the entrance to the hotel that gave us the "feel" of being in old Italy.
We arrived, driving up the grand driveway surrounded by beautiful gardens and welcomed by the wondrous site of the imposing building. Knowing very well that in it's former glory it was a convent the feeling we got on arrival was content, peaceful and calm. We were welcomed by lovely reception staff and headed to our rooms. On a bus tour there were 44 of us and the process of room allocation was timely and orchestrated with precision. The room was old worldly yet well appointed, comfortable and taking in every aspect of the layout. There were two windows one positioned above the little study nook and the other opened out to a view of the arrival and driveway. Whilst the fittings and furnishings were old worldly it was quaint. The bathroom was large and shower was still small and there was water around the base of the toilet. But that didn't matter because the feeling was calm, relaxed and I felt very warm in this room. The hotel was situated in a quiet area and therefore the hotel had very little if any outside noise. We had an extremely good night sleep here. I would love to come back to this area to stay here again, it was lovely.
This is my honest review of Hotel Villa Gabrielle D’Annunzio. My mother and I arrived on a rainy Sunday afternoon and were greeted frostily by a disinterested woman at reception. Following a mercifully brief check-in we were handed the keys to our rooms. The building was once a monastery and the rooms fully reflect their previous use; stark, cold and very, very basic. Rooms - So let’s describe the room. The mattress can only be compared to a mortuary slab. If you like a firm, concrete style mattress then you’ll be fine. The bedding was acceptably clean and the pillows relatively comfortable. The shower provided adequate warm water with the occasional shock of cold/hot should you attempt to make any movement and unavoidably knock the tap (or faucet for US readers). Only size 0 models would comfortably fit in the cubicle and be able to perform normal shower type ablutions. The bathroom was clean and had some useful toiletries, however the towels were horribly inadequate; one bath sheet and some teatowels? The radiator leaked profusely so I used the teatowels as a mop. Air conditioning in the room was effective as opening windows is a definite no-no unless you enjoy being savaged by blood thirsty mosquitoes. Perhaps a mosquito net on the windows would be a thoughtful addition to this 4 star hotel?! Sleep quality = ZERO out of 10. You do NOT sleep at all in this hotel. Coach loads of people arrive at all times of the day and night and stampede up and down the corridors dragging their luggage and conversing loudly in various languages. Once they find their room, and God forbid that room be adjacent to yours, the noise escalates to a level only tolerated by saints. Doors bang incessantly, toilet seats appear to be lifted up and slammed down (?) shouting continues even in close proximity to other room occupants and every manner of bodily function is heard in Dolby digital stereo quality. Breakfast – this is an interesting affair. Large vats of substandard coffee is dispensed to the herds from 7.00 until 9.30. Should you arrive at 9.31, don’t expect to receive any sustenance. There is a decent supply of croissants and cake, various fruit and prunes and you can make toast if you wish. Don’t expect anybody to ask if you’d like a cappuccino. This is beyond the realms of this 4 star hotel. Lunch/dinner/drinks – You are NOT, I repeat NOT allowed dinner unless you are part of a group. Tagging onto existing groups does not count. “Local” restaurants open at 8.30pm so the only option for lunch or dinner before 8.30pm is to take a bus or taxi into the beautiful city of Florence where good quality restaurants are in abundance alongside friendly, hospitable and attentive staff. One evening when my mother and I were tired from sightseeing we ordered takeaway pizza and ate it in our rooms. I have never experienced anything like this in a hotel that claims to be 4 star!!! Don’t bother ordering drinks from the bar. It has limited opening hours and a small shot of Disaronno will set you back 7 Euros. Restaurants in Milan or Rome do not take liberties like this! Maid service = inadequate. We left our rooms at 09.00 and returned at 15.00 – beds not made, towels not replaced, no toilet roll provided. This happened every day. Staff – Some seem to tolerate the guests, most hold you in contempt, unless you are part of a group. Again, tagging on to an existing group does not ensure a higher standard of civility. Pool and pool area – This was a dirty and neglected area that desperately needed some TLC. The bottom of the pool was stained a strange yellow/green colour, however I took the risk and had a brief swim, along with another Englishman. We are clearly gluttens for punishment. That evening I suffered an episode of vomitting and diarrhoea, which can only be attributed to accidently ingesting stagnant pool water. Some sunbeds had been slung around the pool and there was a changing room with a large straw broom inside, presumably for guests to clean the area prior to use? Overall I would rather die than stay here again. Stay in the centre of Florence with it’s fascinating history, friendly people and beautiful architecture. This hotel has NOTHING to offer and almost ruined our holiday. Thankfully we spent the last 5 days in a beautiful apartment in Sirmione, Lake Garda and were able to relegate this four star hotel and all of its hideousness to the darkest corners of our memory.
I stayed for 2 night there because of an event. The hotel is not more then 3*, far away from the center, no restaurant and the rooms are old. The service was only decent, they don't jump to help you, even if they are in 3/4 staff at the reception. There is no restaurant, just the bar where you can eat a salad. The room is old and worn out, you can hear everything the neighbor is doing. The only nice part is the big park around the hotel, so you see green around. Will not go back at this hotel.
Hotel Villa Gabriele D'Annunzio is a great base for exploring Florence,a peaceful out of town oasis.My wife and I spent 12 nights there in July 2017 and were so glad we chose an out of town hotel.On arrival we were allocated a very dark room, but a word with reception pointing out we were with them for 12 nights we were upgraded to a room with balcony at no extra cost.The hotel seems to cater for tour groups who come and go daily but this did not affect our stay one bit.Other reviews mention the bun fight at breakfast but throughout our stay we saw none of this, in fact usually there was only about a dozen guests in the breakfast room along with us.The breakfast was continental and was enough to set you up for the day so no problems there.The pool area can look a little untidy and with a bit of thought I am sure the hotel could rectify this at very little cost;but all in all it was nice to sit by the pool on the days off from exploring Florence.One thing to take into account is the hotel is in a residential area so there is little choice of where to eat locally.Six of our evening meals were spent at a great local restaurant La Porta Verde Pizzeria,a fantastic welcoming place full of Italian families and locals about 10 min walk away.Travel to Forence could not be easier,the number 17 bus takes you right through to the railway station right in the center;note the return stop is just across the road from were you get off.Bus tickets are available from reception,and the bus stop is just down the road, turn right at the second set of lights abut 8mins.All in all the staff were brilliant,hotel clean and we were made very welcome and would not hesitate to return.
This hotel is very beautifull.It has very nice gardens and is surrounded by nature. Is located in a very nice neighbor of Florence. Is very clean also!We only had breakfast in that hotel but i can tell that is very satisfying!As this building used to be a monastery is far from the old town of Florence.
My wife and I stayed here for two nights. The room was very well equipped and the hotel gave everything you needed. The pool area was nice and was welcoming in the summer. Breakfast was good. Nice restaurants nearby.
Stayed here for 7 nights. We were given a room with a beautiful balcony... that's the end of the good stuff. Filthy floor in room had to ask to have it cleaned. Balcony also filthy wasn't washed down at all during our stay. This hotel was extremely unhelpful and didn't offer so much as a map to show we were!! No food served in evenings at hotel except for groups. We were sent to a local restaurant that was closed after a long day of travel. Very disappointing indeed. 17 - 20 Euro taxi fare to see the centre of Florence. Same to go to Fiesole. swiming pool area filthy!!!!! THIS HOTEL IS IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA be warned. We were not told that bus tickets were available from reception.
Stayed here for 5 nights as part of a tour group going to the Italian MotoGP.Hotel is situated on the outskirts of Florence which is a ten minute bus ride away ,the hotel is set in a beautiful fairly quite part of town.Rooms are clean free wifi large comfortable bed ,safe air con..Negatives shower was a bit small.Breakfast was plentiful with egg bacon cereals and loads of pastries does get a bit crowded though because they cater for large coach parties.Overall lovely hotel for a short city break.
Stayed here 3 nights with some friends. We requested and were allocated rooms with verandahs which was a welcome bonus as it gave us somewhere to sit in the evening together. Rooms very comfortable although could do with a chest of drawers for added storage if you were staying for a longer duration. Sadly the swimming pool was not open for the days we were there which was a disappointment as it would have been very welcome at the end of a day sightseeing. The hotel is conveniently situated to the local bus stops into town (about 20 min ride) and there is a Lidl about 10 min walk away which is handy for supplies. Breakfast was adequate with a reasonable selection of items to suit most tastes. Overall a very nice hotel.
- Close to Stadio Artemio Franchi
- Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
Stadio Artemio Franchi is within a mile (2 km) of Hotel Villa Gabriele D'Annunzio, and other popular attractions like Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower are within a few miles (5 km). This 82-room, 4-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a conference center. Near the airport, it's also near Ponte Vecchio and Basilica of Santa Croce.
Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is included with your stay. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.
The 82 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and laptop-compatible safes. TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in Frette Italian sheets. Desks are also included.
Guests of Hotel Villa Gabriele D'Annunzio enjoy a children's pool, free WiFi in public areas, and 3 meeting rooms. If you drive, self parking is EUR 10 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle during limited hours for EUR 50.00 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a conference center, a business center, and a seasonal outdoor pool.
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69% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 602 reviews