The hotel is great and close to the city centre, however be sure to turn the air conditioning units off at night as they are very loud. Also, don't order a black coffee at breakfast, they serve instant!
The hotel is situated a small distance from the centre of Florence. The gardens are very beautiful and have a great selection of sculptures.
The staff were very professional and helpful.
We ate at the restaurant for dinner and also had breakfast there. We felt that the breakfast was overpriced for the quality and service.
The room was well appointed but the bed was not as comfortable as what you would expect from the Four Seasons
The Four Seasons hotel Florence is a private enclave in a frescoed Medici-era palazzo and restored convent that is only …More
I really liked this place, elegant and charming. The staff was friendly and efficient. Cons are minimal and can be can be considered trivial, e.g., the English speaking TV channels (BBC and CNN) were SD while other channels were HD. The housekeepers kept the room clean and were not intrusive. The breakfast buffet was very good with plenty of choices and service was exceptional. This hotel is just a 15-20 minute walk to the Duomo and Accademia. Having said the above, I had room 55 which is next to the elevator which is noisy and of course people getting on and off at all hours add to the noise. If you have a choice, avoid getting this room.
The hotel is easily accessed by public transit — several bus routes run nearby, and one stops right in front — and has restaurants, a supermarket, drugstores, boutiques, and much more within a few minutes' walk.
The room was essentially an apartment: towels and linens were changed every three days but other than that you were on your own for general cleaning. There was a good-sized refrigerator, a microwave, and a stove, plus dishes and cutlery. The bed was large and comfortable. The room had a safe — almost indispensable these days.
There were, however, no chairs. There was four uncomfortable bowl-shaped dining chairs around the table, a sort of large square hassock, and a full-length person-shaped lounge covered in cold vinyl, but there wasn't an armchair or even a desk chair (and no desk), nor any place to put your suitcases except for that hassock.
The shower was wonderful: a large cascade shower head and sliding doors. But there was nowhere to put your shower gel and shampoo except on top of that large round flat shower head, or on the shower floor — a strange oversight. The bathroom had an openable window, a rare and welcome thing in a hotel.
The room itself also had windows that opened — and the A/C is designed to automatically shut off when they are open.
Bring earplugs if you are a light sleeper: traffic noise is audible well into the night, since the hotel is on what seems to be a major road.
The hotel has a decently priced laundry facility, always a plus.
San Marco is a church and monastery set in Florence, dating back to the 15th century. The most notable aspects of San Marco are the frescos by Fra Angelico, a much-revered Renaissance painter. A museum is on site, and tours are available.
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