Grand Hotel Mediterraneo is a winner. It is along the river and within walking distance of the main Florence site and a couple of blocks away from a bus line. The staff were helped us get familiar with the layout of the area and provided great recommendations for local restaurants. The breakfast was one of the best I've had in a 'breakfast-included hotel.
Clean, safe, comfortable.
Hotel Jane. Florence.
My partner and I recently stayed at this lovely hotel 20 minutes walk from Florence City Centre. What a find it was. The staff were courteous and helpful. We asked for a dinner recommendation at the front desk on the Saturday evening and in the ten minutes it took us to walk there, the staff at the restaurant knew we were on our way courtesy of a phone call from the duty receptionist at the hotel. The cleanliness and maintenance of the room exceptional. Breakfast although simple was no less enjoyable. The décor including lot's of black and white photographs depicting the 60's and an original Enfield Motorcycle in the bar area adds a quirkiness to the experience of staying there. I highly recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a quieter area in Florence while still being close enough to enjoy all of what the city centre has to offer. A fantastic time overall.
Ellie and Robbie - London
Just about everything was perfect with our stay. Initial check in included a thorough overview of the area, nearby facilities (including grocery), and best bus routes to and from downtown.
The only potential downside to La Farina Apartments is that it's about a 20 minute walk to reach Florence's historic central sights. However, if you pick up a Firenze card for museum admission (highly recommended), you also get free use of city buses. With the aid of a smartphone, finding buses to save you some foot soreness becomes easy (as does navigating the streets to the center).
The staff were lovely and assisted us with everything from summoning taxis to figuring out bus schedules for our next stop in Siena.
Can't recommend highly enough.
The staff was excellent. The hotel is NOT located near any major tourist attractions, but the #14 city bus stop was extremely close to the hotel and very convenient. The free breakfast was wonderful and the room was clean. The elevators are a little confusing but overall I highly recommend staying here. The value for the money was good.
This hotel is within walking distance to everything. The breakfast was great and the staff was very helpful. The front desk staff can communicate in English well and they are polite and helpful. If I were to return to Florence I would definitely stay in this hotel again.
At first we felt as though we were away from the action, however short walks or bus rides took us to everywhere we needed to go. (tip, wear comfortable shoes there is plenty to see.) The Hotel was close to public transport and was clean and comfortable. The staff were excellent and extremely helpfull.
A great wee hotel in a quiet area but still close to the city centre. The staff were friendly and helpful, the rooms were clean and comfortable, and the shower was excellent, though a bit small. Breakfast was traditional continental fare, and I enjoyed the delightful little old-fashioned lift! It's about a twenty minute stroll to Santa Maria del Fiore and it's on the same street as a pharmacy, just in case! On our last morning, the staff arranged our taxi to central station and waved us off. One thing to bear in mind is that this hotel does not include the Florence city tax in the cost of the room, so keep €3 per person per night for your check out. I would certainly consider a second stay at this hotel.
First you have to check in at the main hotel a couple of km away, then head over to the apartments. They do not offer a free shuttle, which is really very inconvenient. We had to spend a lot of money on taxis going to and from the hotel; and the bus system was off because of a cycling race that weekend.
The apartment itself was brand new "Ikea" modern. Looked nice, was clean.
We did feel like stepchildren of the hotel though... The staff was nice, but not particularly helpful. We asked for a taxi service, and they just gave us a number.
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