We have stayed at La Scaletta before, so we were very intrigued by this new addition to their property. It was far beyond our expectations!
We stayed in the "Brown" room. The suite is huge, even by American hotel standards. It is at least 3 times as big as the room we had stayed in at La Scaletta. The room had a very comfortable sofa (also is a sleeper) and two chairs. All the decor is European contemporary. The lighting is very aesthetically pleasing. The bed was the most comfortable hotel bed we have ever experienced. Even the pillows were outstanding! It has a built-in surround sound system with an iPod dock. The wifi service in the room was very good (when we first tried it, we couldn't connect. We called the desk and they immediately had someone reset it).
The bathroom was an experience in itself. Our room had two lavatories. The toilet and bidet were sleek, cantilever design. The shower entices you to stay and play - hand held shower, massaging head, horizontal jets, and an over head rain shower with mood lighting.
This hotel room is accurately portrayed in their website pictures - no disappointments!!
Their breakfast choices are wide and breakfast is taken with La Scaletta in their breakfast room (no more cats walking around on the tables) or on their rooftop terraces. From the terraces are expansive views of the city and the Boboli Gardens.
We were there to experience the opening of their new restaurant for the rooftop - The Panorama Restaurant. The meal we had was wonderful - one had sea bass with rosemary potatoes, the other had grilled, king prawns. We had a special apple cake/tart with caramel sauce and vanilla gelato for dessert. Our waiter, Emmanuel was delightful.
The staff was very friendly and always helpful.
The location is great - between the Ponte Vecchio and Palazzo di Pitti. The Uffizi Guesthouse is on the bottom floor, only a few steps up.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Uffizi Guesthouse Florencein the heart of Florence few steps from romantic scenes of Old Bridge and Pitti Palace, is located Uffizi Guesthouse, a precious stone preserved in the heart of the city of Florence. The research of luxury accompanied by a modern design are the unique features of this dream become reality.Let yourself indulge in this paradise and make a exciting experience that will give you an exciting vacation in beautiful Florence. ... more less