If it wasn't for the staff and friendly manager I would have went completely nuts.
We were there on our honeymoon and having read the reviews and seen the photos we were quite excited. But sadly, upon our arrival to room 33, our dreams were shattered.
A shambles of a room that you wouldn't even give to your dog. I am six foot 5 and the door is about six foot 2. Also it must be about 12 feet wide. The bed was a fold down bed and the slanty beams didn't help the 8 times I hit my head. Also the chap in room 34, he had issues as I could hear all of em in the toilet. Soundproof walls? Sadly not.
We then moved to room 25, which was like trading in a skoda fabia and getting a 5 series BMW. Sadly no balcony, fireplace as stated that the rooms have. The bed was TERRIBLE, being a newly wed couple, sadly the only thing we were doing was sleeping!! It was a great size however very creaky and noisy.
Breakfast was standard but good enough. Location was great , a two minute walk to the centre and 5 minutes from the train station.
No lift sadly means that if you don't go to the gym regularly, carrying your cases is an issue, although when staff are about, they gladly help you.
Overall, I was extremely disappointed with the hotel as the room 33 was just a complete insult to put us in. I heard problems from many other guests and also the fact that there is no English BBC channel on the TV, despite the hotel insisting there is.
The staff were great, especially Mr Josev.
John from Glasgow
Housed in a beautiful palace of the Renaissance period, the Ginori al Duomo is an affordable 3-star hotel in Florence city …More
Beautiful hotel in Florence. It's close to the train station in a quiet area. It's within walking distance to the piazzas, but it's a little bit of a walk, maybe an extra 10 mins walk.
Rooms are large, clean and ornate.
Great hotel especially for the price.
This was a great hotel, well priced for staying in Florence. It was well situated near public transit so that one's own vehicle was not needed to see the inner city of Florence. The staff was very helpful in terms of telling which bus to use to come and go. There was a nice pool for guest use. The pool area was very clean and well maintained. Breakfast was included in our price. It was a good, hot breakfast. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend this hotel to others.
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.
A beautiful boutique hotel. .loads of beautiful furnishings,art and antiques. Amazing buffet breakfast. .very unexpected. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a little something special for their Florence experience.
"Great hotel -walking distance to central Florence"
Stayed at hotel Oct 3-5, 2014. As soon as walked through doors, greeted by friendly staff and not disappointed with our stay. Breakfast was very good as offered numerous selections (cereal, various breads, juices, fruit, sliced meat etc). We had an early flight and hotel even provided us with a bagged breakfast (much appreciated at 5am). Would recommend and definitely come back to this hotel as within proximity to main attractions in Florence but far enough away from the hustle and bustle. We walked everywhere and discovered new places to see along our walk from hotel. Room was clean and met our needs.
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