Hotel Donatello  3 stars

Piazza Indipendenza 23, Florence, Italy, 50129  show mapSave
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Verified Reviews:

  • Wonderful hotel - Excellent service - Parking is paid - One elevator is slow
  • Close to historic center - Wifi is not free - Good price - Thoroughly recommend
  • Walking distance to train station - Easy to find - Nice view - No laundry service
  • Rooms are beautiful - Bathroom was modern - Helpful staff - Breakfast was ok
  • Many cafes close by - Close to accademia - Room was clean - Bed was comfortable

Overview

The Donatello Florence City is ideally located in the heart of Florence, just a few away steps from a tangle of narrow streets, restaurants and souvenir shops. It is an excellent location to start exploring the city: walking distance to shopping streets, churches, museums and monuments.
Housed in a former residence of a rich Florentine family, this three-star historical property retains its timeless charm and offers modern services like high speed internet access and laundry facilities.
All 60 air-conditioned guest rooms feature customized paintings and elegant furnishings. Guests will appreciate such conveniences as splendid marble bathrooms, flat-screen television and internet connection.
Most rooms display spectacular views over the lush internal garden courtyard.
There is a cozy bar serving a variety of drinks and light snacks.
Santa Maria Novella Train Station is about 600m from the hotel.

Number of rooms   63.

Distance to:

  • City Center Florence - 3000 ft
  • Airport: Peretola (FLR) - 3.3 mi, Galileo Galilei (PSA) - 43.6 mi
  • Train Station: Santa Maria Novella Train Station - 2300 ft, Campo di Marte Station - 1.1 mi
  • Bus stop - 700 ft
  • Restaurants: Bar 53 Bottega (Food: Eclectic) - 100 ft, Dinastia Tang (Food: Chinese) - 400 ft
  • Parks: Botanical Gardens (Orto Botanico) - 1900 ft, Giardino dei Semplici - 1900 ft

Rooms

All rooms boast tasteful design and are decorated with large mirrors, Murano glass chandeliers and sconces and customized paintings. Guests are offered such amenities as air conditioning, TV, telephone, mini-bar, internet connection, in-room safe and hair dryer. The marble bathrooms come complete with showers or bathtubs.

Dining options

Complimentary breakfast buffet with an ample choice of food to try is served every morning.
The in-house bar and lounge with beautiful inside garden offers nice environment for unwinding with a drink or having a bite. When the weather is nice, guests can enjoy their drinks and relax in the beautiful private garden.

Work

The property features versatile meeting facilities suitable for business and private events.
High speed internet access is provided in all rooms.

Additional features

The hotel is friendly to guests with disabilities.

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from  2 pm

Check-Out

until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay at the price of EUR 20 per night/person for baby cots. 
  • All children under the age of 10 may stay at the price of EUR 25 per night/person for extra beds. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2. 
  • Maximum capacity of baby cots in a room is 1. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request

Facilities

General
  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • VIP room facilities
  • Designated smoking area
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for additional charge

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is EUR 30 per day.

Services
  • Laundry
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Swimming pool
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Heating
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Bathtub
  • Work desk
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Shower
  • Radio
  • Toilet
  • Balcony
  • Dressing area

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All rooms boast tasteful design and are decorated with large mirrors, Murano glass chandeliers and sconces and customized paintings. Guests are offered such amenities as air conditioning, TV, telephone, mini-bar, internet connection, in-room safe and hair dryer. The marble bathrooms come complete with showers or bathtubs.

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          Hotel Donatello LocationWhat's nearby

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          What's nearby

          What's nearby.

          City center is within 800m from the hotel.
          Convent of Santa Apollonia is about 300m from the hotel.
          Mercato di San Lorenzo is within 400m.
          San Marco Convent is approximately 500m away.
          Palazzo degli Affari is within 500m.
          University of Florence is within 500m.
          Palazzo dei Congressi is about 500m from the hotel.
          Florence Botanical Gardens is about 500m from the hotel.
          Academy Gallery is within 600m.
          Statue of David is 600m from the hotel.
          Medici Chapels is 700m away.
          Palazzo Medici Riccardi is 700m away.
          Chiesa di San Lorenzo is within 700m away.
          Laurentian Library is 700m from the hotel.
          Fortezza da Basso is approximately 700m from the hotel.
          Hospital of Innocents is within 700m.

          Tourist attractions
          Popular areas
          • City Center
            2700 ft
          Places of interest
          • Via Cavour Firenze
            1000 ft
          • Campanille di Giotto
            2300 ft
          • Catedral de Santa María del Fiore
            2700 ft
          • Baptisterio
            2700 ft
          • Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella
            3000 ft
          Train stations
          • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
            2000 ft
          Convention centers
          • Palazzo dei Congressi
            700 ft
          • Fortezza da Basso
            1700 ft
          Amusement
          • River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival
            3000 ft
          Monuments and Landmarks
          Historical sites
          • Palazzo Vecchio
            1700 ft
          • Pallazzo Pitti
            2300 ft
          • Il Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore)
            2700 ft
          Museums
          • San Marco Museum
            1000 ft
          • Galería de la Academia
            1400 ft
          • Accademia Gallery
            1400 ft
          • Galleria dell'Accademia
            1700 ft
          • Dante's House
            3300 ft
          • Palazzo strozzi
            3300 ft

          Local Attractions

          • Opera at St. Mark's Anglican Church
            5100 ft
            Via Maggio, 16, Florence
          • Santa Felicita
            5000 ft
            Piazza Santa Felicita, Florence
          • Giardino Bardini
            5100 ft
            Costa San Giorgio, 2, Florence
          • Dona Malina - La Cioccolateria Artigianale
            5100 ft
            Via Pacinotti, 38r, Florence
          • I Mosaici Di Lastrucci
            5100 ft
            Via dei Macci, 9, Florence

          Near the hotel

          • Statue of David
            1700 ft
            Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence
          • Church of Santa Felicita
            700 ft
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          • Convent of Santa Apollonia (Cenacolo di Sant'Apollonia)
            800 ft
            Via XXVII Aprile 1, Florence
          • Museo di San Marco
            1300 ft
            Piazza San Marco 1, Florence
          • Chiostro dello Scalzo
            1300 ft
            Via Cavour 69, Florence
          • Via Cavour Firenze
            1300 ft
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          • Serial Killer Museum
            1300 ft
            Via Cavour 51/R, Florence

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Bar 53 Bottega

            62% likes this, based on 17 reviews
            Food: Eclectic

            100 ft
            Via Santa Caterina d'Alesssandria 3
          • Dinastia Tang

            56% likes this, based on 20 reviews
            Food: Chinese

            400 ft
            via san Zanobi, 86/r

            Phone: 055216719

          • Ristorante Cucina Sant'Andrea

            71% likes this, based on 76 reviews

            400 ft
            Via Vincenzo Salvagnoli 43

            Phone: +39 0571 73657

          • Leonardo Gelateria-Caffe

            85% likes this, based on 59 reviews
            Food: Italian

            400 ft
            Via XXVII Aprile 45/R

            Phone: 3280117501

          • La Cucina del Garga

            82% likes this, based on 535 reviews
            Food: Italian
            Price Range: USD 42 - USD 69

            700 ft
            Via San Zanobi, 33r

            Phone: +39 055 475286

          Getting there.

          Peretola Airport is approximately 5.1km from the hotel.
          Santa Maria Novella Train Station is within 600m from the hotel.
          From the station: after getting off of the train take a left, exit the station and cross the street. Make a right, then turn left in Via Nazionale. Continuing straight ahead you will see, to your left, a large tree-lined square. You are in Piazza Indipendenza. Crossing the square you will arrive at the Hotel Donatello, parallel to Via Nazionale, at street number 23.

          Getting around.

          Santa Maria Novella Train Station is within 600m from the hotel.
          Bus stop is within 100m.
          Garage parking is available in the close proximity of the hotel.

          Hotel Donatello Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel Donatello

          Average guest rating

          7.0
          out of 10
          Very good
          Based on 63 reviews

          Rating by category:

          Rooms
          7.0
          Service
          5.9
          Value
          7.4
          Dining
          7.0
          Location
          8.0

          Individual guest reviews

          • Older travelers

            Comfortable and in a good area.

            Have stayed there before and the staff was polite and helpful, his time the desk staff in the afternoon was rude and snippy. We had ordred a nice large room from you and were fiven a room the size of a closet. When I said that was not what I had ordered they told me that they had no info from you about the room - basically tried to brush us off. Had to get snippy myself before we were given a decent room. We will not return to the Donatello.

            • Average rating
              6.2
          • Older travelers

            The location is very good near all places of interest and services.

            The breakfast is very poor indeed, limited choices and and they always ran out of items. Wi fi cost is a rip off, also the cost of using your in room safe deposit box 2.5 euros per day another rip off, no food allowed in room is a joke and you are not allowed to put anything in the bar fridge.

            • Average rating
              6.6
          • Single

            It was noisy. The breakfast could have easily been much better. You had to pay to leave your baggage at the hotel for a few hours once you had checked out. You also had to pay an extravagant amount of money to get internet access even at the public computer they had at the entrance.

            • Average rating
              6.6
          • Group of friends

            The hotel was charming--the light fixtures, headboards, interior decor all gave an assurance that we were in a historic building. However, the room amenities such as the bath, towel warmer, and size of the room were made for modern comforts. The corridors were part of the charm, providing an expectation that there would be something new and interesting just around the corner.

            • Average rating
              8.8
          • Couple

            Right next to main bus terminal which is 2 mins walk from the train station, very easy to find and convenient when you are carrying luggages from and to the train station Good value for money and good breakfast Hotel reception staff very helpful in telling us about the city and where to go Our room is nicely decorated and with a canal view 5 mins walk to a local supermarket - convenient for us to stock up groceries such as water and snacks

            Make sure you communicate with the reception staff your preferred breaskfast time the next morning bc the breakfast room is a bit small so they give priority to those who book in advance Only bath tub in our room without shower curtain - good for those who enjoy bubble bath but difficult for city people like us

            • Average rating
              7.4
          • Older travelers

            The staff were welcoming and friendly and it wasn't too far from the centre.

            There were no sockets in the room for plugging in a phone, only light fittings. The room also had lots of mosquitos which were a problem.

            • Average rating
              6.2
          • Single

            The room was confortable and very quiet as it was on a park

            • Average rating
              7.4
          • Couple

            The worst hotel I ever stayed! They should be removed from Booked.net!

            Too many things I am not happy about, after so many hotels I stayed! 1. Poor customer service! Very Rude attitude from the senior receptionist. 2. Very old facilities and docor, they need serious renovation! 3. Too many mosquitos, we killed around 5 of them, but still many to deal with. The " best" souvenior from Florence: red and swollen bites! 4. Poor breakfast. 5. After all, it is a bad experiences for us to enjoy our trip in Florence, this hotel is seriously over priced, not worth to stay at all!

            • Average rating
              2.8
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