It was really incredible story - how we found this lovely hotel!!! We participated in Florence Biennale of contemporary art in December 2009. And of course, for more then two weeks of staying in Florence we decided to rent an appartment. But we were completely disappointed by the appartment and left it. After 2 nights in some 3 stars hotel we had to leave it because it was complete for long week end. And we started to look for something else. But it was owful moment for us - all hotels were full for this long week-end!!! So we were almost ready to go to the station for these two nights... But fortunately we were survived by our friend who's name is Lili (by the way - the symbol of Florence!) She arranged for us two nights in the hotel Merlini. When we saw "1star" we thought: "Well, for two nigts is better then in the station..." But as just as we came into the hotel we were really stunned!!! So beautiful rooms with wonderful period furniture and this incredible view from the window!!!! Regal magnificence! Shower works perfectly (in contrast to that 3 stars hotel we stayed before)! And the owner Rosario was so nice and helpful! Of course we stayed in the hotel Merlini for two weeks till the end of our trip. It was happy and excited fortnight! And we know that any time we will come to Florence we definitely will stay in the hotel Merlini - our home in Florence!
By the way, why 1star? Because there is no lift? But it's even more healthy to walk upstairs after tasty Italian dishes! This hotel deserves 4 stars minimum!!! Thank you Rosario!!!
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- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The historical Barbera Palace dates from 1700. Inside this lovely building one can find the Hotel Merlini which has been there since the end of W.W.II. The Hotel is located in the heart of the old city of Florence, a short distance from the Central Station Santa Maria Novella. It is also very close to Piazza del Duomo and the Palace of Congress. This favorable position will permit one to visit the old city on foot. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Albergo Merlini Hotel
- Albergo Merlini Florence