Cardinal Hotel - Florence

Borgo Pinti 5, Florence, Italy, 50121show map
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Overview

The 3-star Cardinal places guests about 0.6 miles from Giardino delle Rose. History of this venue dates back to 1400.

Location

The accommodation is notable for its ideal location in vicinity of Piazzale Michelangelo and about a 15-minute walk from Santa Maria Novella train station. Guests are advised to visit Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, which is 0.6 miles away. Leonardo da Vinci Museum is within walking distance of this charming hotel.

A short drive takes guests to Peretola airport.

Rooms

The welcoming rooms at the property feature central heating, flat-screen TV and a mini bar fridge. In addition, it includes views of city center from these air-conditioned rooms. 17 rooms are decorated with dark furniture.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the restaurant each morning. Guests will enjoy local dishes served at the gastronomic restaurant. All'antico vinaio, La Giostra and Eby's with assorted specialties are about 50 feet away.

Leisure

The accommodation also features allergy free rooms, a designated smoking area and a safe deposit box.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby at EUR 30 per day.

The hotel personnel speaks English, German, Spanish, Italian.

Number of rooms:   17.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

EUR 30 per day

Baggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Welcome drink

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Spa and relaxation

Spa center

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Grocery shopping service
  • Welcome drink

Dining

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Special diet menus
  • Free breakfast

Business

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cribs

Spa & Leisure

  • Sun terrace
  • Spa center

Room view

  • Garden view

Room features

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator on request
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave on request
  • Oven

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • Plug adaptor
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Good to know
Check-infrom 13:30-23:00FREECheck-outfrom 08:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 18 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

Basic Double Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
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Basic Single Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Single bed
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
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Queen Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Queen-size bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
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Single Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Single bed
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
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Superior Double Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Double bed
    • 1 King-size bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
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Deluxe Double Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Double bed
    • 1 Queen-size bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
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Comfort Double Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Casa BuonarrotiCasa Buonarroti700 ft
Bargello MuseumBargello Museum1000 ft
National Museum of BargelloNational Museum of Bargello1000 ft
Accademia GalleryAccademia Gallery2000 ft
Galleria degli UffiziGalleria degli Uffizi2000 ft
UffiziUffizi2000 ft
Uffizi GalleryUffizi Gallery2000 ft
San Marco MuseumSan Marco Museum2300 ft
Gallerie Degli UffiziGallerie Degli Uffizi2300 ftPiazzale degli Uffizi 6
Ponte VecchioPonte Vecchio2500 ftVia Por Santa Maria Via Guicciardini
Piazza del DuomoPiazza del Duomo1500 ftPiazza del Duomo
Galleria dell'AccademiaGalleria dell'Accademia2100 ftVia Ricasoli 60
Piazza della SignoriaPiazza della Signoria1900 ftPiazza della Signoria
Palazzo VecchioPalazzo Vecchio1900 ftPiazza della Signoria (Via della Ninna)
Battistero di San GiovanniBattistero di San Giovanni2000 ftPiazza di San Giovanni
All'antico vinaioAll'antico vinaio1900 ft76 Via dei Neri
Marco Ottaviano Il Gelato Gourmet- MOVEDMarco Ottaviano Il Gelato Gourmet- MOVED400 ftVia Matteo Palmieri 34r Duomo - Santa Croce
Eby'sEby's200 ftVia Dell'Oriuolo 5 rosso
Borgo 20Borgo 20300 ftBorgo Degli Albizi 20r
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Getting around
Airports
Peretola (FLR)3.7 mi
Galileo Galilei (PSA)43.4 mi
Train
Santa Maria Novella Train Station4000 ft
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Reviews
7.8
Very goodbased on 58 reviews
  • 9.6
    Perfect

    We have stayed at Hotel Cardinal before. The hotel is perfectly situated and easy walking distance from the main attractions, you can see the Duomo from the breakfast room. The hotel staff are helpful. There is a great family bakery opposite. We would stay there again and recommend this hotel.

    No lift, the flights of steps up to the hotel are very steep.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The desk staff was very nice and helpful. Our room had a nice view of the Duomo and was very quiet. Baby cot was very nice.

    Climbing three flights every time we went back to the room. There is no secure place for a stroller at the street level, so the stroller had to go up and down as well. For young people without a baby, or anyone who likes lots of exercise, the climb is worth it because of the nice rooms and convenient location.

  • 10.0
    Perfect

    I read about the Hotel Cardinal of Florence in Rick Steve's guide to Florence and Tuscany and chose it based on his description. My room was very clean and had a modern bathroom. It was very hot and humid during my visit so the air conditioning was vital. The hotel is located on a quiet street near a piazza with several affordable restaurants. In addition it is within 10 minutes to the Duomo and Santa Croce and within easy walking distance from other important sites. There is a view of the Duomo from the breakfast room, and the breakfast was always ample: cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice, rolls, bread, and coffee. The front desk staff is very friendly and helpful. Ida is a delight. She loves Florence, could answer all of my questions, speaks at least three languages fluently, and can function in several others. I really enjoyed my stay there and would recommend this hotel to my friends.

    The Hotel is on the third floor, and there is no elevator. If someone has trouble with stairs, this hotel might not be a good choice.

  • 7.8
    Very good

    Buffet breakfast. Free Wi-Fi. Location near sites. Staff.

    Three floor walkup! Noisy street activity at night. No comfortable chair to sit in within room. Breakfast room should be open for tea and coffee all day for fellow travelers to share experiences and ideas.

  • 9.2
    Perfect

    i really liked it here, very friendly lady at reception gave me lots of interesting florence tips. and the location is amazing, quiet but very near lots of restaurants, the duomo and within walking distance of everything really.

  • 9.2
    Perfect

    The stuff of Hotel is very nice! Location is perfect!

    Only expensive parking 20EUR per night.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Location and v ery good quality for price value.

    Well, have a lift could improve the quality of the hotel services but the old stone steps were really charming. At the end to walk upon them was a pleasure and I can well avoid modern lifts and bring my bags by hands from time to time. More important could be to improve breakfast which was really low cost and low quality with genuine food. I could pay let me say ten euro more for each person for a fresh tuscan breakfast that help me to jump a big lunch and to have more time to visit Florence (tuscan bread, ricciarelli, salame, prosciutto, finocchiona etc, etc.). I suppose that it could not be difficult to make an agreement with a near "panificio", "salumeria" or "pasticceria". Tuscan food is one of the best in the world and is cheap why to not offer it also in the hotel ?

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Mosquitos in the room. Rock-hard bed.

  • 6.6
    Nice

    Very nice staff, very friendly. The hotel is on the top floor of the building, so 5 stairs up. No elevator. The air conditioning is a bit loud, but nice to have. Very clean room, every day new clean towels. Breakfast is only with sweets, no cheese or ham or anything. But all together a nice hotel.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    This hôtel was horrible. Three floors to reach the Hotel without elevator. The steps were steepy and when you are tired in the evening after a long day of walking, it is just painfull. At the reception there was one girl very nice but at the last day we met another personnel who was just insolent, not smiling and yealing on us The only positive point is the location, quiet close from Duomo but if you look for comfort, don't go there. In addition it is really poor value for money..

  • 8.2
    Great

    Very friendly staff, very good location, big room.

    No elevator.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Their staff are friendly and nice. Wifi is free and fast. Its terrace's view is fantastic.

    It can't believe that when I lay down on the bed, a huge size (must mention the size) cockroach climb up to my bed and even my body! It psyched out.

  • 10.0
    Perfect

    Great staff, very helpful. Great location, just a few steps from Duomo. Perfect privacy.

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FAQ
What is the closest airport?
The hotel lies within 7 miles of Peretola airport.
How far is the city center from the property?
The city center is located 0.4 miles away.
Are there any cleaning services provided?
Yes, the hotel offers room service.
Can I have lunch or dinner nearby?
Yes, you can enjoy your lunch or dinner at All'antico vinaio, La Giostra and Panificio Brunori that lie about 100 feet from the hotel.
What room types are available here?
The hotel offers such room types as a twin room and a deluxe room.
Is there any public transport in the area?
Yes, there is Verdi bus stop within 400 feet away.
Highlights
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
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166of 416 hotels in Florence
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Good to know
Check-infrom 13:30-23:00FREECheck-outfrom 08:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 18 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Peretola (FLR)3.7 mi
Galileo Galilei (PSA)43.4 mi
Train
Santa Maria Novella Train Station4000 ft
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