The hotel itself is in a great location - less than a 5 min walk from the Santa Maria Novella train station and about 5-10 min walk to the Duomo (tourist spot numero uno).
I wouldn't stay here again as my room was adjacent to the Manager's office, which resulted in a lack of privacy for me when leaving my room or going to use the bathroom. Additionally, I was woken up about 7-8am every morning by the staff speaking very loudly next door.
If you do decide to stay here, MAKE SURE you take slippers or flip flops with you for walking around your bedroom and going to the bathroom as the floors were VERY dusty - my feet were black just from walking from one side of my bedroom to the other in bare feet.
I was a little unnerved when I first arrived as the man greeting me showed me to my room and then took my passport without saying anything...he might want to have told me that he was taking my passport away with him for a few minutes.
I would have benefited from having an extra blanket in the room. The sheet on the bed was VERY thin and being September; it certainly was not very hot in Italy....I had to wear my hoody to bed one night as I was very cold - thank god I had a jumper with me!
Lastly, I was due to catch a flight from Pisa about 9am on the Sunday meaning I had to be on a train at about 7.30am - was a bit of a rush in the morning as no-one was up until after 7 ready for me to check out. It would have been useful if they had asked me what time I would be wanting to check out.
I think next time I would spend a bit extra to be in a bigger hotel with my own bathroom and more privacy than I had on this holiday.
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- We do not serve breakfast. We are on the second floor and there is no elevator. ... more less
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