We had a great time in Florence and our stay in Hotel dei Macchiaioli was the definite highlight of our hotel experience in Italy. Run by a wonderful family, who have been in the hotel business for 30 years, who also runs Hotel Accademia, this newly opened hotel (we were the first customers on July 1st!) is a winner. Hotel dei Macchiaioli is located on the first floor of the three-story building, each floor being a hotel, I believe. As expected, everything is completely new and clean. Rooms are spacious and bright, bathrooms gorgeous and big. There are LCD TVs in the rooms with BBC and CNN. The beds are high quality and comfortable. Wi-fi was not available during our stay, but according to the staff it is a work in progress and will be available for free very soon.
The delicious continental buffet breakfast, served in a beautiful dining room with a richly painted ceiling, consisted of coffee, tea, cereal, juices, cold cuts (salami, prosciutto, etc) , cheese, bread, croissants, yogurt, sweets, and fresh fruit.
All the staff members were very friendly, helpful and happy with an excellent command of English. The family also runs a restaurant Giglio Rosso, which serves excellent and reasonably-priced Tuscan cuisine. You get 10% off the bill if you stay in one of their hotels. Everything is close-by; the Duomo is a 5 minute walk, train station - 10 minutes away, Ponte Vecchio - 15 minutes. Great shopping and restaurants are just a block away also.
If we ever return to Florence in the future, Hotel dei Macchiaioli undoubtedly will be our place to stay.
Special thanks go to Francesca, her mother and Paolo for making our stay so wonderful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel dei Macchiaioli is a brand new 3 star hotel located in Florence's beautiful historical centre, the perfect choice for those looking to spend a holiday in the very heart of the city known as the cradle of the Renaissance. The hotel is situated in the historic Palazzo Morrocchi, centrally located on via Cavour, one of the city's most prestigious streets. ... more less
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