This is a 2 star hotel that is better than several three star hotels we have stayed in Orvieto and Rome. We usually stay in 3 and 4 star hotels so we entered with some trepidation. It is not a fancy hotel by any means but the room is large and very clean. It has been recently renovated with new carpet, paint, and bath upgrades. The bathroom is small and has a rather unusual shower that involves two glass walls mounted against a tiled corner, with a floor drain. One of the glass walls is a double swinging door to enter. As a previous reviewer noted, I initially had trouble with the floor drain. However, after telling the front desk of my problem, the drain worked fine. The air conditioning is strong, but the controls are at the front desk. Our room faces and interior courtyard as is relatively quiet. The hotel sits within a pedestrian only zone, so difficult to get to by car, but the front rooms also should be quiet. We had a rental car that we had to drop off 5 blocks from the train station and walk in with our bags. We could have taken a taxi as they can enter the pedestrian zone. It is located about two blocks from the main train station.The beds are of adequate comfort. The window are screened The breakfast includes rolls, croissants, yogurt, a cake or torte, cereal, fruit, with a coffee/espresso/cappuccino bar and is quite good. Nothing fancy, but very good quality. An excellent economy choice for a budget traveler. If you do stay, try the Trattoria La Burrasca, which is three blocks away as an excellent less expensive (15 Euro/person) dining option. Florence restaurants are expensive! There are also two dollar stores, a coin laundry, and a small market within a block of the hotel. The flat screen TV is limited to CNN and MTV for English language choices. The prices reflect a 2 star hotel. Due to the higher quality than rated, I awarded 5 bubbles. The previous reviews are correct about this hotel!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fantastic location within walking distance from train station, all museums and sights. Shopping is at hand. All rooms with new bathrooms with hairdryers, air conditioned, sat-TV, telephone. As part of our services we make museums and tour reservations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nuova Italia Florence
- Nuova Italia Hotel Florence