We stayed here for 5 nights after it reopened in May 2011. It was just renovates with exquisite interior and attention to detail. The staff were very friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The lobby butler Ombretta is my favorite - she always has a smile that's almost contagious! The doorman gave us good recommendations on where to go for coffee and pastry on a Sunday where most places are closed. A bellboy even suggest alternative, cheaper parking garage.
We stayed in a corner room on the third floor with a lovely river and bridge view. Energetic about the room is wonderful - the bathroom is huge and luxurious.
The hotel is also conveniently located within a 5 minutes walk to the major attractions (duomo, uffizi, etc.). I love that it is close to but not in the tourist area. It is a residential neighborhood with plenty of restaurants and coffee shops. My favorite coffee shop is a block away where tons of locals including cops and constuction workers will come in and get some espresso (or a glass of vino).
In summary, if we visit Florence or it's vicinity again, I'd definitely stay at this hotel if we can afford it.More
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