We (two adults and two children aged 8 and 11) stayd in a family room in February 2009. It cost 150 euros per night. The best aspects of the hotel are 1) the location - two minutes to Ponto Vechio, 3 from the Uffizi, and near shops and restaurant.; 2) the staff, who were unfailingly helpful, friendly and thoughtful; 3) the room, which was large and comfortable and 4) the breakfast, which was good, plentiful and had variety. It is an old hotel but set quietly off the main street. The shower and bath worked and the bathroom was clean. The only thing I can think of that was negative - far outweighed by all the positives - was that there was dust under the beds.
A couple of tips: We found Florence hugely expensive, given the depreciation of sterling against the euro. We ate an excellent lunch at Maioli (across Ponte Vechio and on your left) which had excellent pasta and pumpkin cream gnochi, lasagna and other treats and fed four of us for 36 euro. Try to eat at bar type establishments to save money. Second, go in February - very few tourists!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our family run hotel is right in the heart of Florence old town - near to the Uffizi Gallery and Ponte Vecchio. Without doubt, Hotel Alessandra is one of the most centrally located hotels in Florence. In this privileged position, Hotel Alessandra offers a home away from home, with our friendly team and extensive knowledge of the local area. The hotel entrance is situated on the second floor of the building. You can reach the reception floor using the lift, small but working fine (in the 1400s buildings hadn't been designed with this in mind!) But please note that there are around 30 steps from the entrance on the street level to the departure of the lift. We very much look forward to seeing you! Andrea and Anna ... more less
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