This spring I spent a few days in Florence, attending a meeting, but having some time to relax, too. I remebered the name of this hotel from a night I spent there many years ago, and having found a good offer in internet, I decided to give it a new try. This turned out to be a good choice.
The hotel, easy to find, is located in a nice square, just in front of the entrance of "Cappelle Medicee", very close (less than 10 min walk) to the Santa Maria Novella railway station and even closer (5 min walk) to the Duomo and Battistero. If you are driving to Florence, the hotel offers a parking service, but I was travelling by train, so I didn't try it.
My room was not too small, with a window looking over a nice patio, and it was very quiet. Rooms looking over the square might be a bit more noisy, but I read other reviews mentioning godd isolating double windows. Both room and bathroom were very clean and functional.
The personel at the reception were wondeful, kind, helpful and competent, as were the cleaning staff and the staff serving breakfast. My only crticisim is for breakfast, that is very plain, with coffe/tea/cappuccino and some cakes (not freshly baked), brioches and yogourth, but no salted breakfast option and no fresh fruit.
The hotel has no restaurant, but there are many restaurants, and also a small supermarket, nearby, and the staff is ready to help with suggestions.
Free wi-fi connection is available in all rooms.
With the online offer I found (such offers seem to be regularly available) the quality/price ratio was very good. I will certainly consider staying here again when I have a chance to go back to beautiful Florence.
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