Ideal location...convenient to everything! Loved the AC, too. Room was nice. The hotel breakfast was great. The restaurant and bar were beautiful...and the rooftop bar was amazing! Fabulous view of the Duomo and all city sites. I would recommend this hotel to anyone!
Helpful, friendly staff. All mod cons. Wonderfully modern bathrooms. Comfy and very clean rooms. Would definitely go there again and recommend to any friends or family planning a trip. Location and comfort are what it was all about.
The hotel is perfectly located in a side road close to Piazza del Duomo, the main tourist hub. The Santa Maria Novella train station is also nearby.
There is also a supermarket a few minutes walk away, located on a left turning down Borgo S. Lorenzo
The only negatives would be the lack of soundproofing due to thin plasterboard walls between rooms & the air-conditioning temperature could not be adjusted for personal comfort. It was set at 22C
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Housed in the ancient and prestigious Palazzo Malaspina , the 3-star Centrale hotel is located in the very heart of …More
The help offered by the staff was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Great value for the location and comfort. Breakfast was only OK and was expensive. But that was typical of all restaurants in Florence, so the convenience made it practical.
This is a great hotel, with great staff, in a fabulous location. However, if you have trouble climbing a lot of steps, you are in trouble with this hotel. There are at least 13 steps straight up just to get to an elevator that holds only 3 people (maybe). There is a bellman (amazing endurance) who carried all 8 of our bags up and down for us
I found this hotel online and thought it fitted perfectly with my requirements, as I was booking for five couples.
The hotel is in a perfect and stunning location, being on the street with all the designer shops and so close to the Ponte Vecchio that it is a two minute walk away. It is also very close to everything and you can walk just about anywhere.
At first view, I thought I would get completely lost as it has a labyrinth of corridors and rooms. We were on the fifth floor (room 521). The lift only goes to the fourth floor so you have to walk the remainder of the way. Our room was compact and quite old fashioned, but totally in keeping with the style of the hotel and had the most stunning view. It was air conditioned which worked perfectly. My preference was to have a room with a bath in it, but on viewing a room as such, the bathroom and bath were old fashioned and definitely in need of updating. That said, we stayed with the room we had and the bathroom shower was perfect.
Breakfast was served on the 2nd floor and it is a buffet style with hot dishes being served at a supplement. You could also eat dinner in the small restaurant on the 4th floor or outside on the very pretty terrace.
We were with four other couples (one of whom had a teenager) and each room was different, each with their own quirkiness but all spotlessly clean.
The wi-fi worked well and there was also a fridge in the room. Not all the rooms have great views, but we did in room 521, although the room
Great Hotel, 2 blocks away from the Duomo and walking distance to all historical sites and museums in Central Florence. Breakfast served on roof top terrace with amazing views. Room was clean and comfortable. Staff was very helpful and attentive.
Lovely old Florentine hotel modernised to a good standard within easy walking distance to most local attractions. Warm and welcoming reception with amazing stained glass ceiling. Staff are friendly and helpful. Suites are spacious with barrel ceilings adorned with frescoes.
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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