Very secure location right near all tourist attractions. Easy walk from train station (10 minutes). Easy walk to Uffuzi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio etc. Two issues: there is no Wi-fi and the street below is noisy. The shutters don't completely block out the noise and my husband had to resort to earplugs. Florence has wi-fi available near tourist sites but I wanted it in the hotel and was disappointed they didn't have it.
Traveller from Kitchener, Ontario Canada
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Room had the bare necessities but location is perhaps its most valuable asset.
CONS - bathroom door did not lock; AC hardly had any power; No WIFI in room as it was furthest away;
PROS - Central Florence location; Value for money;
We stayed for 4 nights and upgraded to a larger room after 2 nights. Both rooms were great, the ceilings had frescos which were wonderful and our first room had a small window in the shower that looked out to a courtyard with a female statue. The breakfast was very nice and the staff was helpful. The beds could have been more comfortable but we found that to be the case in most of the hotels where we stayed in Italy. The location was quiet and perfect for walking, close to the museums, squares, etc. without being in a crowded "tourist" area.
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
Traveller from London
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Made very welcome on arrival, staff couldn't do more to help at anytime. Breakfast a good continental one with choice of hot drinks including espresso etc for the asking and reasonable bar in hotel. Location good, all areas in hotel clean and well decorated, in a quiet street away from busy tourists in the grand canal area, but still so easy to get around. We would stay here again without doubt, the only bad thing I could say was a lack of storage space for clothes, but it wasn't a problem.
Traveller from leeds, england
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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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