We stayed here for 2 nights recently and on first appearance the hotel was clean, tidy and a good location. It's close to the train station and only a 5 minute walk to a few attractions. The room was a decent size and the hotel had brochures of things to do.
But it was the little things that bought it down.
1. The aircon, was very the noisy the first night and when we asked to have it turned down the second night it was simply turned off. Which meant it got very stuffy and to open the windows meant there was a lot of noise from the street. I couldn't sleep because it was so stuffy and when it was on my partner had to sleep with a pillow over his ears.. Something really needs to be addressed with how much noise it puts out.
2. I know it's normal to have breads etc for breakfast in Europe but there was no protein of any kind served for breakfast in the hotel, not even boiled eggs. We had to eat out for breakfast both mornings even though it was included in our rate.
3. The second night after issues with the aircon someone left a toilet running for hours and we could hear it for ages, it was so noisy that it made it even more difficult to sleep. It was even in a room, it was just a toilet on that level. The noise seems to travel through the walls.
As I said there are some good points about this place but all we needed from the hotel was a place to sleep and that didn't really happen. I probably wouldn't recommend it on that simple fact.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An elegant nineteenth-century building in the heart of an ancient city: among the hotels in Florence, Hotel Galileo welcomes guests into a calm and elegant environment, furnished in the best Tuscan-style tradition. You will have a pleasant stay or holiday in the city with all preferred comforts, surrounded by exquisite, authentic Florentine workmanship. ... more less
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