I want to start this off by saying, the lady who runs the hotel is a lovely lady, very friendly and sweet but speaks no word of English. So don't book unless you speak (at the very least) basic Italian.
Other than the owner, this was without a doubt the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. We booked having read reviews, knowing full well it would be on a budget, as that was what we were aiming for. The website's professional photos make it look lovely - so of course, we booked!
On arrival, we entered into what I later described as a 'prison' type lobby - dark and dingy. The lady was very polite and helpful (although no words were spoken, she came across as well mannered!) and showed us to our room; we had paid for an 'en-suite'. Luckily we didn't have to share with the other guests...
Our room was adequately sized, and the bed was reasonable. The bathroom was simply a toilet and sink and a wet room style shower with a wooden palette to stand on. The towels were large tablecloths. The room itself was very run down and could have done with an extra lick of paint at the very least. No view out of our window in room 3.
Now the worst bits - we had swarms of flying ants, and mosquito's invade our room. We booked to stay here three nights. On night one, we found the source of the flying ants - the plug hole. So we put the plastic cup provided in the bathroom, on top of this. Whenever it was moved, there were several underneath, which wasn't a nice experience!! On night three, we had the window open due to the heat, and I heard a mosquito buzzing round my head, which is a massive nuisance! My other half got up and killed what he thought was the only one, but we ended up smushing about 50 all over the walls/bed over the course of a couple of hours - leaving what we could only describe as a mosquito blood massacre all over the room. Who know what the lovely lady thought of us on our departure!
I don't know if I have high standards, or if this truely is terrible - I would only recommend this to backpackers, however, even on a traveller's standards, this is very overpriced for what it is.
Having said that, the location is great. We managed to get into town and Saint Maria Novella station within 20 mins, so it is amazing for that...!!
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- Also Known As:
- Albergo Losanna Florence
- Albergo Losanna Hotel Florence