This little hotel is centrally located and within walking distance of most of Florence's main attractions. However, it is on an upstairs floor with a very small elevator and a dark, dingy stairway. But never fear, persevere and you will be rewarded with a great little hotel in a city that is flooded with tourists (and tourist prices) all year round.
Our room was just right -- a comfortable king size bed, flat-screen TV and a spotless bathroom, a quiet room though it's in the middle of things. Free use of a computer down the hall is very helpful. Breakfast room is small, but the food is plentiful and fresh daily -- cappuccinos and other coffees made to order, plus juices, mineral water, croissants, rolls, cheese, prosciutto, fruit, cereals and milk, and pastries. Also, they serve beer and/or coffee and tea at night, They have a price list on the wall, but the one night we got tea in our room, they did not charge us for it. (Thanks!) Staff was very helpful and pleasant, answering questions about how to get around or how to buy train tickets or postcard stamps, and about the culture and history of the city and its sights. One caution: Florence still has mosquitoes in late October. Like most homes and hotels in Italy, the Colomba doesn't have screened windows like Americans are used to. We were issued a bug bomb to plug into the wall at night to fight the zanzare, but we opted instead to simply swat the one or two we found in the room (over a 4-night stay), and slept just fine. Owners speak English (one is Australian), which is most helpful. A recommended restaurant was moderately priced, and the food was good. We enjoyed our stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Colomba prefers the familiar look and aims to make travelers feel at home. The hotel staff is well prepared and ready to respond to all the needs of travelers. Located in a central area of Florence, this hotel is also famous for its cooking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Colomba Hotel Florence