Hotel Il Guelfo Bianco Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Florence, Province of Florence, Tuscany

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Cons

  • Complaints of traffic noise in street-facing rooms
  • Fees for Wi-Fi and wired Internet

Bottom Line

The Hotel Il Guelfo Bianco is definitely distinctive, from its cheery yellow facade to its boldly decorated interior spaces. An extensive collection of contemporary art brings modern flair to the classically Italian public spaces and rooms, which feature coffered ceilings, exposed brick, and ornate furnishings. Guests seeking quiet surroundings should avoid street-facing rooms, as they are prone to traffic noise. The hotel offers a great base location for scouting Florence's tourist sites, as many are within walking distance. Before heading out for the day, guests can grab a bite to eat at the cozy breakfast lounge. For lunch and dinner options, the pretty Il Dresco bistro offers tasty Italian fare made with local ingredients.

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 Location

On a mainly pedestrian street close to many of Florence's attractions, including Galleria dell'Accademia and the iconic Duomo cathedral

Located along the mainly pedestrian street of Via di Mezzo, the hotel is near a McDonald's and a clothing boutique, and less than a 10-minute walk from numerous restaurants, cafes, and bars. The city's cultural hot spots are also nearby, including the Galleria dell'Accademia and the iconic Duomo cathedral.

Florence is extremely pedestrian-friendly, and is one of Italy's most beautiful cities -- it's more compact, and less gritty, than Rome. The Duomo is the most iconic sight here, but other popular attractions include Michelangelo's "David" at the Galleria dell'Accademia, the works of Botticelli and da Vinci at the Uffizi, and the Ponte Vecchio bridge, which dates back to the 1300s. The Piazza della Signora is a popular tourist hub, and many hotels are located near it.

  • 17-minute drive to Peretola Airport
  • 2- to 8-minute walk to dozens of restaurants
  • 3-minute walk to Museo di San Marco
  • 4-minute walk to Galleria dell'Accademia, where Michelangelo's famous "David" statue is housed
  • 8-minute walk to Teatro della Pergola
  • 9-minute walk to the iconic Duomo cathedral
  • 11-minute walk to Museo dei Fratelli Alinari photography museum
  • 11-minute walk to the Santa Maria Novella train station
  • 11-minute walk to Palazzo Strozzi cultural center
  • 12-minute walk to Teatro Verdi
  • 12-minute walk to Piazza della Signoria -- the political center of Florence
  • 12-minute walk to designer shopping near Palazzo Strozzi
  • 13-minute walk to Giardini della Fortezza
  • 14-minute walk to the Uffizi Gallery, which houses Botticelli's "Birth of Venus"
  • 15-minute walk to the 14th-century Ponte Vecchio bridge
  • 15-minute drive to Boboli Gardens

 Bottom Line

The Hotel Il Guelfo Bianco is definitely distinctive, from its cheery yellow facade to its boldly decorated interior spaces. An extensive collection of contemporary art brings modern flair to the classically Italian public spaces and rooms, which feature coffered ceilings, exposed brick, and ornate furnishings. Guests seeking quiet surroundings should avoid street-facing rooms, as they are prone to traffic noise. The hotel offers a great base location for scouting Florence's tourist sites, as many are within walking distance. Before heading out for the day, guests can grab a bite to eat at the cozy breakfast lounge. For lunch and dinner options, the pretty Il Dresco bistro offers tasty Italian fare made with local ingredients.

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Address

  • Via Camillo Cavour 29 Florence, FI 50129 Italy

Room Types

  • Apartment Suite
  • Deluxe Room
  • Executive Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Superior Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 84
Internet: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Florence, Province of Florence
Address: Via Camillo Cavour 29 Florence, FI 50129 Italy
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