Gioia  3 stars

Via Cavour, 25, Florence, Italy, 50129  show mapSave
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Verified Reviews:

  • Perfect basic hotel - Very noisy - Had a big terrace - View is not great - Price was good
  • Very easy to find - Spacious room - Comfortable bed - Would go back
  • Duomo was very close - Nice service - Free wifi - Parking is not included
  • Short walk from train station - Very clean rooms - Decent size bathroom - Good value
  • Close to historical center - Breakfast was great - Staff was warm - Recommend this place


The three-star Hotel Gioia is comfortably placed in the heart of Florence, within walking distance from the historic attractions.
This elegant early 20th century palace features private parking and internet point.
The tasteful 28 guest rooms include air conditioning and direct dial telephone.
Guests are offered tasty breakfast buffet in the on-site dining room.
Firenze Santa Maria Novella Railway Station is about 1km away.

Number of rooms   28.

City Center Florence - 2000 ft
Airports Peretola (FLR) - 3.5 mi, Galileo Galilei (PSA) - 43.7 mi
Train Stations Santa Maria Novella Train Station - 2300 ft, Campo di Marte Station - 1.0 mi
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Trattoria ZaZa (Cuisine: Italian) - 700 ft, Trattoria Mario (Cuisine: Italian) - 600 ft
Parks Botanical Gardens (Orto Botanico) - 1800 ft, Giardino dei Semplici - 1800 ft


Economy Rooms are completed with double beds, satellite TV, direct dial telephone, mini-bar, private
safe and air conditioning.
Standard Rooms include one double or two single beds, private bathroom with shower and hair dryer.
Superior Rooms offer classic wooden furniture, elegant fabrics and standard amenities.

Dining options

The dining room serves impressive buffet breakfast, wide selection of sweet and salted dishes, juices and Italian espresso coffee bar from 7am to 10am every morning.

The hotel Gioia provides visitors with a free buffet breakfast. 


The internet point includes personal computer with internet access and printer.
Wireless internet connection is available in all public areas.

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  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Doctor on call
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Paid Private parking is possible at a location nearby.

  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting room
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Work desk
  • In-room safe
  • Mini bar
  • Dressing area
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • LCD TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Direct dial telephone



from  2 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are allowed on request.

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Economy Rooms are completed with double beds, satellite TV, direct dial telephone, mini-bar, private
safe and air conditioning.
Standard Rooms include one double or two single beds, private bathroom with shower and hair dryer.
Superior Rooms offer classic wooden furniture, elegant fabrics and standard amenities.

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            Gioia LocationWhat's nearby

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            • Hotels nearby
            • Airports
            • Underground stations
            • Train stations
            • Parks
            • Tourist attractions
            • Museums
            • Convention centers
            • Stadiums
            • Food and meals
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            What's nearby

            What's nearby.

            City Center is only 500m from the hotel.
            Basilica of San Lorenzo is about 300m away.
            Giotto’s Campanile, a free-standing bell tower that is part of Florence Cathedral is just 400m away.
            Piazza della Signoria, an L-shaped square in front of the Palazzo Vecchio is only 1km away.

            Tourist attractions
            Popular areas
            • City Center
              1700 ft
            Places of interest
            • Via Cavour Firenze
              700 ft
            • Campanille di Giotto
              1000 ft
            • Catedral de Santa María del Fiore
              1000 ft
            • Baptisterio
              1000 ft
            Train stations
            • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
              2000 ft
            Convention centers
            • Palazzo dei Congressi
              2000 ft
            • Cinema Gambrinus CineHall
              1700 ft
            • River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival
              2000 ft
            • Odeon
              2000 ft
            Monuments and Landmarks
            Historical sites
            • Il Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore)
              1400 ft
            • Pallazzo Pitti
              1700 ft
            • Accademia Gallery
              400 ft
            • Galería de la Academia
              700 ft
            • Galleria dell'Accademia
              700 ft
            • San Marco Museum
              700 ft
            • Dante's House
              2000 ft
            • Bargello
              2000 ft
            • Palazzo strozzi
              2000 ft
            • National Museum of the Bargello
              2000 ft

            Local Attractions

            • Basilica di San Miniato al Monte
              1.0 mi
              Via del Monte alle Croci / Viale Galileo Galilei, Florence
            • Museo Zoologico La Specola
              5000 ft
              Via Romana 17, Florence
            • Folon e il Giardino delle Rose
              5100 ft
              Viale Giuseppe Poggi, 2, Florence
            • Giardino degli Iris
              1.0 mi
              Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence
            • Museo Geopaleontologico
              1.0 mi
              Piazza Vittorio Veneto 1, Scandicci

            Near the hotel

            • Leonardo da Vinci Museum
              100 ft
              Via Cavour, 21, Florence
            • Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
              1500 ft
              via della Canonica, 1, Florence
            • Galleria dell'Accademia
              700 ft
              Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, Florence
            • Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure
              600 ft
              Via Alfani, 78, Florence
            • Palazzo Medici Riccardi
              600 ft
              Via Cavour 1, Florence
            • Accademia di Belle Arti
              700 ft
              Via Ricasoli 66, Florence
            • Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto)
              1100 ft
              Piazza del Duomo, Florence

            Restaurants Nearby

            • Trattoria ZaZa

              68% likes this, based on 1718 reviews
              Cuisine: Italian
              Price Range: USD 1 - USD 55

              700 ft
              Piazza Mercato Centrale 26R

              Phone: +39 (0)55 215411

            • Trattoria Mario

              72% likes this, based on 1428 reviews
              Cuisine: Italian
              Price Range: USD 7 - USD 21

              600 ft
              Via Rosina, 2r

              Phone: +39 055 21 85 50

            • Istanbul Kebab

              52% likes this, based on 33 reviews
              Cuisine: Turkish

              100 ft
              Via Cavour, 41R
            • Mangiafuoco Bracerie

              71% likes this, based on 312 reviews
              Cuisine: Italian
              Price Range: USD 22 - USD 60

              400 ft
              via Guelfa 24 rosso

              Phone: 055 219201

            • Ristorante Accademia

              76% likes this, based on 842 reviews
              Cuisine: Italian
              Price Range: USD 33 - USD 79

              700 ft
              P.zza San Marco, 7/r

              Phone: 055 217343

            Getting there.

            Florence Amerigo Vespucci Airport is about 6.9km away.
            By car head southeast on Via del Termine, continue onto Viale Zoroastro da Peretola, follow onto Viale degli Astronauti, continue onto Viale Alessandro Guidoni, turn right onto Via Enrico Forlanini, at the roundabout, take the second exit onto Via di Novoli, continue straight onto Viale Francesco Redi, turn right onto Viale Belfiore, take left onto Via Guido Monaco, turn left onto Viale Filippo Strozzi, take right onto Viale Spartaco Lavagnini, continue onto Piazza dell'Indipendenza and turn left onto Via Guelfa.

            Getting around.

            Alamanni-Stazione Tram Stop is only 1.1km away.
            Firenze Santa Maria Novella Railway Station is about 1km away.
            Cavour Bus Stop is just 30m away.
            Secure parking is available on-site.

            Gioia Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Gioia

            Average guest rating

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            Based on 82 reviews

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            Individual guest reviews

            • Single

              good location, no complains about the room, staff is really nice

              breakfast was really basic, fresh fruits would be great

              • Average rating
            • Group of friends

              Hotel is within walking distance to the Duomo. However, it is very far getting from the main bus and train station to this location. The best option afterhours is a taxi which will cost about 15 euros one way.

              The balcony is not as nice as the picture shows; it is not well maintained. Watch out for the friendly older Italian man; he lkes to touch, caress, and hug females and kiss their hands. Do be left alone with him!

              • Average rating
            • Couple

              The room was huge for an Italian hotel! Breakfast was good (pastries and freshly made coffee by barista) too! Also, the manager spoke good English and provided great advice on where to get advanced tickets for the Academy.

              We stayed here for several nights. On the final night, we saw a young man smoking in the doorway that led to the hotel. This is normally common for restaurants and stores, but never for hotels. We were surprised to see him because this was the first time. We later found out he was a hotel employee and were disappointed that he was lingering outside the hotel like that...unprofessional. I later had a run in with the man later when my Wifi password did not work. He refused to give me a new wifi password saying I used my 24 hours of time. This was frustrating because 1) I did not use all my time and 2) I was staying many nights so it doesn't make sense that I should be allowed the same 24 hours that someone staying one night gets.

              • Average rating
            • Group of friends

              The hotel staff were wonderful, and the location was central to all the Florence sites. We really enjoyed our visit.

              • Average rating
            • Group of friends

              Hotel staff - very helpful

              Value for money, too expensive for what it offers, apart from location there is nothing else I could recommend it for

              • Average rating
            • Couple

              The reception staff were very friendly. Good shower and good bed.

              Very basic and functional. The hotel could do with a lick of paint, it's looking a bit tired.

              • Average rating
            • Couple

              It's close to everything and the hotel staff is very helpful and friendly

              The bathroom is very small.

              • Average rating
            • Couple

              It's location is close to everything and price is cheap.

              Well, you get what you paid for. You can feel the coils of the mattress, the room is very small. The floor will be flooded every time you shower. The shower stall is tiny, one can barely move. Breakfast is very simple and same every day.

              • Average rating
            • Single

              The friendly staff and generous rooms size.

              • Average rating
            • Couple

              Friendly staff at the reception, perfect location, nice rooms (nothing special but everything you need is there); good price for a 3* hotel in the centre of Florence (for a small economy room).

              Older bathroom equipment and furniture

              • Average rating
            • Family with children

              Convenient location, not far from Michelangelo's David and the Duomo. Also, just before we went to our rooms last Saturday night, Roberto, the night receptionist, informed us that the clocks would be changing to Daylight time and that we would therefore lose one hour overnight. If he had not said this, we would have missed our train to Venice the next morning. All of the staff was friendly and the breakfast, while I would've maybe liked some eggs, was OK.

              Unfortunately we had a mosquito buzzing around in our room, rather unusual, I would think, for late March. The bathroom was small even by European standards, with no hooks or racks for towels. Finally, the furniture in the reception area needed cleaning - foul odor.

              • Average rating
            • Older travelers

              The location is perfect, it's located in the heart of the city. The staff are cooperative and very helpful.

              The bathroom showers should be enclosed so it won't wet the whole bathroom when you take a shower.

              • Average rating
            • Group of friends

              Amazingly nice staff, very helpful with our questions and requests. Great value for money. Central location, very close to Duomo and to Galleria Dell'Academia. Overall we were very satisfied!

              Unfortunately we left the bathroom door open, where the window was open too, and had to deal with a couple of late night mosquito kamikazes. Otherwise, just buy a repellent.

              • Average rating
            • Couple

              They did not take my passport of my girlfriend when I checked in even though she was right next to me. Then when we returned at night and were about to go to sleep, we were woken up unexpectedly and had to register her. Next time, it would be better if they told me ahead of time both of us needed to show our passports.

              • Average rating
            • Single

              Most of the Hotel stuff were really helpful and the location was great, probably would not get better than this anyway.

              The hotel had this bad looking entrance and staircase which when you first enter makes you get worried about what you should expect. The internet was not that good as well.

              • Average rating
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