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Palazzo Strozzi: Hotel Davanzati

Via Porta Rossa 5, Phone: 005.286666

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Reviewed by: SuzanneS from NC, review #1903

When: May 2007

Delightful hotel with excellent service.

The Hotel Davanzati is a lovely hotel in a beautiful city, located very near the Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi.

From the welcome to check-out we were treated wonderfully with every need met. Our E180 room was large with a nice bath and opened to a terrace shared with one other room - great for evenings under the stars. Breakfast each morning and "happy hour" each evening gave us the chance to meet and talk with other guests.

Farizio and Tommaso were the supreme hosts - their recommendations for dinner were always excellent and they took care of any museum tickets we were interested in as well. We really enjoyed our stay and would love to go back.

Reviewed by: faisey from IL, review #1745

When: December 2006

You are in the best of hands with Fabrizio and his family. Wonderful central location. Comfortable and friendly.

Reviewed by: Marthur from MA, review #969

When: April 2005

Great Family Run Hotel. Service and Convenience are Excellent.

We loved this hotel. Our rooms were mini-suites and had huge, modern bathrooms, a refrigerator and pull out sofas. They also had a patio.

Though it was a bit expensive (220 euros for three people a night), it was worth it. The breakfast was delicious and the service could not be beat.

The family that owns and manages the hotel became our friends. They speak excellent English and were available at any time. There is free Internet service and TV'sand the hotel was newly remodeled and very clean. They made our stay unforgettable.

Reviewed by: Ravi from CA, review #831

When: December 2004

Fine, family run hotel smack dab in the heart of Florence. {3 star}

Hotel Davanzati is small, family-run, and could not possibly be closer to the legendary sites in Florence. It is within walking distance to the train station, the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, the Uffizi, the Accademia, Ponte Vecchio, and the attractions of the Oltr'arno.

I liked having the owner and his family on the premises and, during the holiday season, it felt very homey to see them and some of their extended family in the public areas. They provide two computers, each with high-speed Internet access, in the dining room and upstairs in one of the common areas. This was invaluable in figuring out what to do and when to do it. The staff were also very good at recommending restaurants, making reservations at various museums, and knowing what was open during a confusing time of the year. Fabrizio and Tommaso speak excellent English which helped greatly since my Italian is limited to phrasebooks.

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