"Nice hotel close to station (Santa Maria Novella)"
Great hotel in a quite residential district within easy walking distance to the centre of town. Lively Street with restaurants and a cinema nearby. Can recommend the restaurant Il Profeta (Address: Borgo Ognissanti, 93/r). Hotel staff very friendly and the room lovely and clean (and warm).
I would say our experience in this hotel in Florence would be so so...
The highlight is, it close to city center. About 10-15 min walk from the train station which is good. Just about 1 block away from Academia (a museum that houses statue of David).
You need to check in at a different hotel which is hotel Delfino just about 20mtrs away from Casa Micol or else you can't get in since there is no information desk. We got our room in the third floor which i don't mind since we can handle it. There is an elevator that is good for 1 person only, will carry 2 if your small.
Going to the room, bed is not that comfortable, washroom is about 6x6 foot in size, has a sink, toilet and a shower. In my opinion, I am not really impressed with it. Furthermore, our room has a spiral stairs inside which looks like an attic?? I tried to check it out up stairs but there is nothing but full of dust. Sounds creepy at first but we got over it. I think we just got lucky we end up on that room that was in the end of the hall. Seems to be quite at night which is better so that you can have a descent sleep.
All in all i would rate it 3/5? maybe 2.5 but because it is close to academia i would say 3. As they say you get what you payed for. Of all places in Italy I've been so far, Florence is the most expensive one. For sure Venice it would be but we stayed in Mestre to save a bit. Wrapping things up, I still didn't regret it, We only stayed there for 2 nights anyway and it is cheap.
Enjoy your trip!!!
Staff and facilities were all excellent there really is no more to add apart from a wish that the trees obstructing the view of the city could be severely reduced. The location is dreamy and romantic with access to the town being made easy by an excellent shuttle bus service.
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Recognised the place as soon as we arrived, the photos are exactly right. Staff were instantly friendly and our room was comfortable and completely practical and all we needed. It was quite big enough for the 2 of us. The shower was great and the bed too. It is a little out of town but still quite walkable, think it was quieter away from the crowds of town.
The staff were superb offering loads of advice regarding tours, restaurants and sites. A really comfortable hotel located just off centre but within 10 minds walking distance of all attractions. Great breakfast, comfortable and informal lounges that are lovely to relax in at any time of day or night. We had a great 6 night stay and plan to return.
Huge suite with great facilities in the rooms including a TV in both rooms and DVD player and a wide selection of films to borrow. Toiletries were lovely and chance to choose scent of soap. Staff were very friendly and helpful in recommending and booking restaurants. The hotel and rooms were very clean and breakfast selections were great. The only downside was that our suite was at the front could be noisy late at night but giving the central location this was understandable. The roof terrace was great for relaxing and enjoying the fantastic views.
THIS WAS THE BEST CHOICE FOR OUR SHORT STAY (3 NIGHTS ) WHICH ALLOWED US TO SEE MOST OF THE MAIN ATTRACTIONS , WHILE NEVER REALLY HAVING THE PONTE VECHHIA BRIDGE OUT OF SIGHT . IT WAS EASY TO FIND ONCE YOU FOUND THE RIVER. A LITTLE NOISY IF YOUR ROOM OVERLOOKED THE MAIN STREET BUT FOR 3 NIGHTS THAT DID NOT WORRY US .
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