Ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
for Students
by Em from New York, NY

Good inexpensive lodging in city center

Posted May 17, 2014
Pros: clean, quiet, private
Cons: had a bit of a hard time finding the place. The tourist info place in the city center was happy to give me a map and point me in the right direction.
Location: it's right next door to the Dante museum. it's also maybe 2 blocks from the Duomo - it's right in the city center.
I am a grad student so I am on a budget, but I don't really do the hostel thing. I don't need too many frills, I just need a nice, clean, quiet, private place to sleep and shower when I am traveling. This place fit the bill perfectly. I had a small but clean and comfortable room with a shower in it and a private bathroom across the hall. Despite being on a tiny side street that wasn't even labeled on the map, the street gets very busy during the day with tourists coming through, but at night it was very quiet. The other guests were respectful too, no one coming in slamming doors late at night. I would definitely stay here again if I return to Florence. I only wish I could find a guest house like this in every city I visit!
3 out of 5
for Families
by A verified traveler

Posted Jun 30, 2013 on Hotels.com
The check-in was slow. There is a small elevator to get up to the office (on the third story). The hotel representative tried to charge us for a prepaid room. After he took us to the apartment, he informed us that the apartment had not been cleaned after the previous occupant yet. He tried to offer the fold-out couch instead of the used beds upstairs. He kept saying how it was just one college tidy student. But when we insisted we would use the beds, they did clean the apartment. The bar across the street was noisy until the early morning. And within the hour the street cleaners were out. The kitchen was tiny and cramped. It is not adequate to make a real meal. It would be more common in a camping trailer. There is an elevator in the building but the Sani Tourist does not have privileges to use it. It was extremely dark walking up the stairs. There are automatic lights that come on but it takes a while. However, the location is great between the Accademia and the Uffizi.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Next to the duomo

Posted Jun 18, 2013
Pros: Location was great
Cons: Breakfast staff were less than friendly
Location: Great
There wasn't always someone available at the front desk. We went to check out and there was no one around
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Jenny from Australia

An oasis of calm

Posted May 27, 2013
Pros: Location
Cons: Even with double glazed windows and shutters there was still some noise
Location: Close to everything but away from crowds
An oasis of calm in busy Florence. It is very Tuscan.
4 out of 5
for Getaway With Friends
by Jess from Australia

Posted Apr 18, 2013 on Hotels.com
I was travelling by myself and needed somewhere comfortable for a few days, close to the station and tourist destinations. Florence can be a little difficult to navigate but just Google map the hotel before you arrive and the directions are perfect. The room was very comfy for a single traveller. I was aware of the external toilet prior to arriving and fine with that. Breakfast was at a cute cafe just around the corner. Just make sure you tell them what time you are arriving beforehand and make payment on the evening prior to checking out. All and all I enjoyed my stay here.
5 out of 5
by American Traveler from USA

Wonderful place, close to everything!

Posted Mar 12, 2013 on Hotels.com
This B&B was fantastic. The staff was amazing, the accommodations were good, and it was close to all the must-see sights in Florence. If I have the opportunity to make it back to Florence, Sani Tourist House would be my choice of a place to stay.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Tom from Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, UK

Fantastic location, very clean

Posted Sep 30, 2012
Pros: The location was fantastic.
Cons: Nothing negative to note.
Location: Right in the middle of everything!
When we arrived, we were told that there had been a double booking. The owner offered us one of their apartments instead. It was fantastic. Very large, fantastic location, just around the corner from the Sani, a couple of blocks from the Duomo, great!
5 out of 5
by J. F.

So convenient!

Posted Aug 19, 2012 on Hotels.com
We stayed for 4 nights. Not really a hotel - we got a room with keys, so that we could come and go whenever we liked. It's on the top floor of a block right in the centre of the city. Easy walking distance to everywhere. The room had a TV, fridge & safe. We were supplied with a fan (it was VERY hot) but we could have paid extra for air conditioning. It's very noisy at night - the street sweeping machines seem to go past every half-hour. In spite of the noise, we slept well. Needless to say, the streets are spotlessly clean! Continental style breakfast was at a cafe nearby. The staff were very pleasant, and the price very reasonable. If we visit Florence again, we would definitely stay there again.
5 out of 5
by Mike

A little hard to find but worth it.

Posted Aug 17, 2012 on Hotels.com
We found Sani Tourist here on Hotels.com and decided to reserve a room for myself and my 18 year old son as we completed a two week tour of Europe. It was a little hard to find at first - in a tiny little piazza almost all to itself, but once you figure it out it's very convenient. Just about three blocks east of Piazza della Replublica just off of Via Dante Alighieri and right next Dante's house and church - also about 5 blocks from Ponte Vecchio. Being in it's own piazza it is very quite. It is located on the fourth floor and the elevator is tiny but worked fine. Walking down the steps was easy. The front desk attendant, Raymono, was very helpful and diligent - his English was good - he seemed to care a great deal about the property and our level of comfort. He was also very helpful with directions and information. Free wifi is available which was important to us. He needed to supply us with an electrical adapter that was a little different than others we used in Italy (slightly smaller prongs). The room was very clean and decor traditional. Bathroom was very nice. Breakfast is provided at a nearby cafe, but not available on Sunday. Also, air conditioning costs an extra 5 Euros per day. Overall, for the money, a great deal and comfortable place to stay.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Florida

Very comfortable stay

Posted Apr 2, 2012 on Hotels.com
The staff was helpful and friendly, the room was so nicely decorated, the bath clean and sparkling, and the location perfect for the main sights in Florence.