"Good central location for sightseeing in Florence "
had just a short stay of four nights. Excellent breakfast with wide choice - though not many staff on at breakfast service. Large comfortable bed with good pillows ( not always available in even good hotels) and huge bathroom and shower.
The staff, decor & hotel was excellent. The rooftop terrace was amazing! The only thing that I would change would be the mattresses, they were that memory foam stuff & we found them hard & uncomfortable. Other than that it was perfect!
The hotel is on a pretty busy street and it is very easy to walk past it if you're not careful.
I stayed in the annexed apartments, not the main hotel. There was a kitchen, living/dining area, and hardwood flooring. You step down into a separate bedroom where the bathroom was also located. It felt pretty roomy but definitely not like a hotel room (which I was expecting/hoping for).
What I found irritating:
I came back from breakfast and my key didn't work. I went to the front desk and he told me the key was valid and made it seem like I was doing something wrong ( and this was like my 3rd day there). He called one of the bellman who was unable to open the door. So we trekked back to the front desk and he took my key card and gave me a physical key. I left to sightsee and when I came back the lights would not turn on. (You need to put the keycard in a slot next to the door to use the electricity). I go back down to the front desk and ask the girl for a keycard. The guy I dealt with that morning pops up. I said the lights weren't working and he said "you need a keycard". I had just said that. He didn't apologize and he was too nonchalant for my taste. This wasn't a major incident but it did put a damper on my stay.
They really brag about their beautiful breakfast and room. It was supposed to start at 7:00am but they were often late letting us in and looked harried/frazzled. Not the best impression.
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The 4 star Hotel Degli Orafi dates back to the 13th century. It was built as an Augustinian convent and the interior still …More
The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, or Duomo for short, is one of Italy’s largest churches, and tops the list of places to visit in Florence. The impressive Gothic architecture features an ornate exterior, stained glass windows, and a cavernous interior. Two popes are buried here, and three of the buildings are on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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