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.

City Center Florence - 3000 ft
Airports Peretola (FLR) - 3.3 mi, Galileo Galilei (PSA) - 43.6 mi
Train Stations Santa Maria Novella Train Station - 2300 ft, Campo di Marte Station - 1.1 mi
Bus stop - 700 ft
Restaurants Bar 53 Bottega (Cuisine: Eclectic) - 100 ft, Dinastia Tang (Cuisine: 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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Facilities

General
  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 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
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
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
  • Work desk
  • Mini bar
  • Balcony
  • Dressing area
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • In-room computer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
Room decor
  • Soundproofed windows

Policies

Check-In

from  12 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

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 person per night in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 10 may stay at the price of EUR 25 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

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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
            • I Mosaici Di Lastrucci
              5100 ft
              Via dei Macci, 9, Florence
            • Santa Maria delle Carmine
              5200 ft
              Piazza della Carmine, Florence

            Near the hotel

            • 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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            • University of Florence Natural History Museum
              1500 ft
              Via Giorgio La Pira, 4, Florence
            • Galleria dell'Accademia
              1900 ft
              Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, Florence

            Restaurants Nearby

            • Bar 53 Bottega

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

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

              56% likes this, based on 20 reviews
              Cuisine: 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
              Cuisine: Italian

              400 ft
              Via XXVII Aprile 45/R

              Phone: 3280117501

            • La Cucina del Garga

              82% likes this, based on 535 reviews
              Cuisine: 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 74 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Value
            7.4
            Dining
            7.0
            Location
            8.0
            Rooms
            7.0
            Service
            5.9

            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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