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Park Palace Hotel
Ranked #158 of 421 Hotels in Florence
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Sydney, Australia
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“Sensational Summer Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

This was my third trip to Florence in the summer and after nearly expiring last time from the heat, I thought 'No more Florence without a swimming pool in Summer!'.

From the moment we drove in the driveway we were delighted. A gorgeous Italian Villa welcomed us! The hotel is situated on a hill above the town centre Acetri near the Oltrarno District. It has a beautiful, cool, relaxing, garden and pool which is very good because summer in Florence can be so very hot! It is tastefully decorated and the family rooms are huge. The staff are very welcoming and helpful. There is a wonderful restaurant just down the road called The Princes Terrace, although the hotel restaurant is good too and you can eat in the lovely garden. Easy bus ride to town ( Bus stop outside hotel ) or a beautiful 10 minute walk. Parking for those with a car. Will definitely be going back again and again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Ispra, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

We stayed here for one night on the way home from Tuscany after New Year. The location of the hotel is good. Yes, it's not in the centre, but a short walk from it. We arrived and were greeted by a very friendly and helpful receptionist, I am sorry that I did not get her name. Our room was quite spacious and well appointed with a large, marble bathroom and bathtub. We could have made good use of the balcony had it not been raining so aggressively! The bed was very comfortable and quiet so an excellent night's sleep. It was also super clean and felt well looked after. The housekeeping staff obviously take pride in their work.

Breakfast was okay, and what to expect when it is inclusive. I was grateful for a machine for endless cups of hot water for tea (I need lots in the morning and Italian cups are very small!) I think the food was adequate, although I don't really enjoy communal breakfasting so this always colours the experience. Perhaps a kettle in the room for us unsociable types would suffice.

All in all, a beautiful hotel with lovely staff and very good facilities. Parking was easy, but of course at a cost (but I guess it was fairly quiet and so we could park in the hotel grounds). I am definitely going to stay here on my next visit to Florence, which will hopefully be soon.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

Stayed at this very fine hotel in December. While the hotel is a little older side, it is large, clean, well maintained and in good condition. Rooms are large and spacious with nice bathrooms. It provides a fine breakfast in a nice breakfast room. The hotel staff is very helpful. The Park Palace is in a great location--only a 20 minute walk to the heart of Florence. Also, there is a bus that stops in front of the hotel--you have to change to another bus to get to Florence, but it's easy. Parking is available for 10E per day in the hotel parking lot. The cost of the hotel is quite reasonable for Florence and is away from the hustle-bustle of the town. I would definitely recommend the hotel to others and would stay here again next time I'm in Florence--I consider it a great find.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Hod HaSharon, HaMerkaz, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

location : 20 minutes walk to Firenze tourism center. A bus station that actually sits on the Hotel if 20 minutes is too much for you.
Parking : if you got there by car, the hotel has a parking space which is in the hotel compund. it's 10 Euro a day, but it's well worth it.
Service: Amazing service by the hotal stuff. So kind and welcoming.
Breakfast: rich and satisfactory
Environment: definitely not the usual hotel. It's a Villa, with its intimacy and small amount of guests.
other things worth mentioning: huge shower, a central safe in the lobby which you get key to. Very handy, very usefull and monitored 24 hours by the staff. The perfect solution for the passports and extra money. free internet at all floors (4 floors I think).

Room Tip: I beleive all the rooms are great.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

The Park Palace is a lovely hotel located about 20 minutes (by foot) outside the center of Florence. My wife and I stayed here in October 2013, and we were impressed with the staff--they are very friendly and knowledgeable, and patiently answered our many questions over the course of our stay. The hotel includes a beautiful pool and an excellent restaurant with outdoor seating. Breakfast is included in the price of the rooms and is outstanding, and we stayed in for dinner on two occasions and were very pleased: the food was spectacular and the waitstaff provided excellent service. There are only two--relatively minor--drawbacks to the Park Palace. The first is that the rooms (judging by ours) are on the older side (although the bathroom facilities were up-to-date). The second is that while the walk into Florence is great--downhill along an old road lined with stone walls--the walk back is uphill and is very dark at night . . . better to take the bus back after nightfall. On the plus side, there is a bus stop directly outside the hotel, making this a very minor inconvenience. Overall, we highly recommend the Park Palace: it's an excellent choice for a very reasonable price.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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tampa, fl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013 via mobile

Quiet and clean hotel away from the masses of tourists . Bus stop to city center in front of hotel. 30 minute ride to everything. Great breakfast included. Staff goes above and beyond for all your needs . Stay away from the crowds and return to an oasis with a pool.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Thessaloníki, Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

we stayed 3nights it's very well located, it's not in a noisy area of Florence but at the same time its close to center.Very green I really loved the big pine tree which is located in the garden area it was giving such a good feeling to pool area and the whole looking( i can not even imagine this hotel without this tree) room was clean ,spacious and well decorated , garden setup pool area is perfect for romantic summer nights wine and long talks reading your book or relaxing on the renaissance style pool garden was quite cool !i felt serenity ,helpful staff , good food, good Toscany wine ..so i deeply recommend this hotel i will visit again for sure!

Room Tip: rooms on the second floor with the pool view is a good choice.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Park Palace Hotel
Address: Piazzale Galileo 5, 50125, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#79 Business Hotel in Florence
#88 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#106 Family Hotel in Florence
#109 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Park Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 26
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