Hotel Loggiato Dei Serviti Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Florence, Province of Florence, Tuscany

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Pros

  • Walking distance to many tourist sites
  • Next to Galleria dell'Academia, with Michelangelo's "David" statue
  • Free breakfast served daily in elegant breakfast room
  • Historic building part of stunning Renaissance-era complex
  • Beautiful facade adorned with arches and columns
  • Classic Florentine decor: rich fabrics, iron work, some canopy beds
  • Flat-screen TVs and air-conditioning
  • Some rooms have terraces with pretty views of the Piazza della Santissima Annunziata

Cons

  • Some rooms are in an annex building down the block
  • Bathrooms are plain and small
  • Some complaints of homeless people in the Piazza della Santissima Annunziata

Bottom Line

This 16th-century property features a distinguished facade -- and an impressive history to match. Together with the famed Ospedale degli Innocenti building, it forms one of Florence's most stunning Renaissance-era architectural complexes. Beautiful arches and columns make for an impressive exterior and the feeling of grandeur continues inside, with wood-beamed ceilings and parquet floors throughout. Rooms aren't quite luxurious, but do feature antique furnishings, flat-screen TVs, and air-conditioning. The small, plain bathrooms are a bit of a letdown. The hotel's location on the Piazza della Santissima Annunziata puts it close to many tourist sights, but some guests may feel uneasy about the homeless people who linger in this popular square.

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 Location

Right on the Piazza della Santissima Annunziata and next to the Galleria dell'Academia

The Hotel Loggiato Dei Serviti is right on the Piazza della Santissima Annunziata, which is a prime spot for tourists. The location is right next to the Galleria dell'Academia (home to Michelangelo's "David,"), but also puts the Duomo, Santa Maria Novella, Piazza de Signoria, and several other attractions within walking distance. Although it is close to all the action, it is removed enough to allow for restful sleep. Some guests, however, have complained about the homeless people lingering in the popular square.

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.

  • 18-minute drive to Peretola Airport
  • 1-minute walk to the Galleria dell’Accademia, where Michelangelo's famous "David" statue is housed
  • 8-minute walk to the iconic Duomo cathedral
  • 13-minute walk to Santa Maria Novella -- a 14th-century monastic church with archetypical Gothic architecture
  • 13-minute walk to Piazza della Signoria -- the political center of Florence
  • 13-minute walk to Palazzo Vecchio, Florence's town hall
  • 13-minute walk to the Uffizi Gallery, which houses Botticelli's "Birth of Venus"
  • 11-minute drive to Libreria Cafe de la Cite, which is a coffee shop-cum-bookstore that hosts cultural performances
  • 12-minute drive to Piazzale Michelangelo for stunning views of the Arno Valley and the city of Florence
  • 12-minute drive to Basilica di San Miniato al Monte -- a 13th-century church offering gorgeous views and architecture
  • 13-minute drive to Oltrarno -- the southern and more working class part of the city, with great family-run restaurants
  • 1-hour, 4-minute drive to Lucca
  • 1-hour, 17-minute drive to Siena
  • 1-hour, 17-minute drive to Pisa
  • 3-hour drive to Rome

 Bottom Line

This 16th-century property features a distinguished facade -- and an impressive history to match. Together with the famed Ospedale degli Innocenti building, it forms one of Florence's most stunning Renaissance-era architectural complexes. Beautiful arches and columns make for an impressive exterior and the feeling of grandeur continues inside, with wood-beamed ceilings and parquet floors throughout. Rooms aren't quite luxurious, but do feature antique furnishings, flat-screen TVs, and air-conditioning. The small, plain bathrooms are a bit of a letdown. The hotel's location on the Piazza della Santissima Annunziata puts it close to many tourist sights, but some guests may feel uneasy about the homeless people who linger in this popular square.

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Address

  • Piazza Santissima Annunziata 3 Florence, FI 50122 Italy

Room Types

  • Classic Double Room
  • Family Suite
  • Junior Suite
  • Single Room
  • Suite
  • Superior Double Room

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Hotel Information

Location: Florence, Province of Florence
Address: Piazza Santissima Annunziata 3 Florence, FI 50122 Italy
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