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Hotel Annalena
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Reviewed 13 December 2012

I've stayed at the Annalena twice now, and must admit I'm a fan of the place. What I will qualify my review with first is the knowledge that much can depend on the room you are given. On my most recent trip, the cheap single room I had booked at late notice turned out to be the worst in the place (dark and narrow - could touch both walls simultaneously). However, the room I then upgraded to was a world away. One of their balcony rooms on the South side. I've now seen five of their rooms, and with the exception of the aforementioned cupboard-like single, they've all got a lot of good things going for them. I love the antique furniture you get in some, and on this occasion mine had a lovely tiled floor and carved cupboard.

The location is great too, and in the evenings you can actually find at least as many locals as tourists out and about - a true rarity in this city that seems to speak with an American accent. I don't think I even saw one moron charging down innocents on a segway last time. The Piazza San Spirito just ground the corner is a great spot for a drink or a bite to eat and there are various other less touristy spots if you explore a bit. The atmosphere in the area when I happened to be there for White Nights a couple of years back was fantastic. It's only a 5 minute walk to the Ponte Vecchio, your gateway over into the tourist hell of Firenze proper (you might be able to tell by now that I have a love/hate relationship with this city).

Breakfast is adequate, with the coffee being the standout. I would have liked better pastries, but I do realise that it's hard catering to so many different breakfast tastes in a city that attracts tourists from all over the world. If I had to pick an endless supply of quality coffee, or a full international buffet of food, I'd go for the former, so this suited me just fine. All in all, it's the character of the hotel and locale that attracts me back to this place. I can think of nothing worse than being on the other side of the river in a modern joint with 24 hour room service. If that's your thing, then stay well away from here.

Room Tip: Every room is different to the next. Those facing to the South (with balconies) look out over lovely green gardens, and those to the West face out over the nursery of the garden. I imagine any rooms facing in the opposite directions are courtyard facing, so I'd push for one with a South or West facing window / balcony.
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank SebT82
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

The hotel is perfectly located, at a short walking-distance from the historical center of Firenze. Rooms are fresh, clean and provided with individual terraces that overlook a nice garden. They are quiet. Bathroom is ok, provided with all needed toiletries. Breakfast is served in the magnificent main hall of the hotel, a good start for the day. Coffee is excellent and food is ok for an Italian standard (breakfast is never the best know-how of Italian hotels however).
As far as I am concerned, the Hotel Annalena is the best value for money that one can find in Firenze, apart from the Luxury hotels. I will definitely come back !

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 September 2012

Pretty charming pensione with the antiques, not a generic hotel feeling. The showers are not the best, as others have said, but given that its Italy, its adequate. Its quiet and we slept well. Good breakfast with pleasant made to order coffee drinks. Spring for a room with the balcony. If you like to be away from the droves of tourists, this area is great, just be prepared to walk 20-30 minutes to the sights. Wish we would have tried the cash payment option someone else wrote about, as this place is not cheap.

Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 September 2012

Spent a wonderful 12 days in Italy in July using Hotel Annalena in Florence as our base. It's a charming hotel, steeped in history and as such exudes an air of faded elegance and quiet secrecy. It's conveniently situated to places of historic interest (right opp. the Boboli Gardens, within walking distance of the Ponte Vecchio and the famous Dome), and Antonio and the staff are very friendly.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with access to a balcony if you're there in summer. It will add to your enjoyment of Florence as you'll be able to sit out there of an evening with a glass of wine while you enjoy an apertivo in the Florentine dusk.
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank Leela P
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

We stayed for three nights on a full sightseeing trip to Florence and chose the Annalena as it had its own character and charm. It just about qualities for 'very good' though in reality it was something between 3 and 4 on the scale. The staff were helpful at times but not always as forthcoming as we needed, and not all spoke good enough English. There was an offer on the website of a cash discount for the rooms but this had to be asked for, and was at first refused, suggesting we had already had it in the price - keep insisting! We had two rooms and there were some problems, especially with one: safe did not work, wi-fi dodgy, TV channels not all working; also the problem with the shower in the bathroom which another reviewed mentioned regarding another room, it floods the floor. Some light bulbs were not working and were not replaced. The balcony was a welcome feature, perhaps worth paying more for. And the air conditioning did work well - very necessary for temperatures in the high 30s. There was plenty of hot water for the shower, but the water as a whole never got cold enough, and the fridge of the mini-bar did not keep things cold. The rooms were well serviced on the whole. The location was ok if you didn't want to be in the centre but it was more of a problem than anticipated; the bus service is not great so be prepared for lots of walking. Breakfast was fine and plentiful though the space reserved for it is cramped; it is not a separate room but partitioned off from the lounge and reception area. The lounge is a delightful feature, well stocked with artwork and books, but not large enough if there are too many guests and you want to have your own conversation or at least not hear someone else's. As an overall experience, not quite the value we hoped for, and not a hotel to go back to, though it was acceptable as a base for exploring an exceptional city.

Room Tip: Room 3 was better than 4.
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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