I first booked a hotel in city centre, and then chose this one as it was slightly cheaper than the former one. I stayed here for 5 nights, and did not experience any bad thing. I totally accept the 4* rating for this hotel is over-rated; it can be rated as 3* for Europe. Very friendly front-office people (all the three people, Enrico specially).
The lobby is clean and the room I was offered was in first floor (112) was extremely clean too. The air-condition in the room was perfectly working and there was no problem to beat the Tuscan heat. Very close proximity to airport and a bus-stop to go to city centre just a couple blocks away are added bonus.
Breakfast was ok. Fresh fruits could have been included instead of canned fruits. All the 5 days I had my breakfast had the same menu; no cycling of menus for the breakfast. I could not ask for more when the breakfast price was included in the cost of the hotel room.
Wifi was pretty good for me in lobby and in my room as well, probably because of the room being in first floor. I never had interruptions and even saw a few videos in youtube without any buffering problem.
The water in the shower had less pressure, but as far as I know, this is a known problem throughout Florence.
The room was not well sound-proofed. Well, I don't expect a studio quality noiseless room, but when someone drops on the floor above me, or neighbours using the toilets, the sound is loudly audible. On my first day, I left my bathroom door partially open, and half way thru sleep I woke up from sleep thinking a ghost was using my flush, later to know that it was coming from neighbours, this was resolved when the bathroom door was closed.
They sell one way tickets (€1.20) at the reception and will take back the excess if you have any and return you the money, which is a nice sign. They even offered a printout of my flight boarding ticket at no extra cost.
I would have been much happier if they had an electric water kettle in the room, but its ok. Definitely will return here in my next trip to Florence and will recommend to my friends too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pleasant Commercial Hotel in modern 7-story building located 1 km from "Autostrada" Exits. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nord Hotel Florence