Stayed here for 3 nights on a wine buying trip. Have known Florence for many years and this is in a superb location just off centre in a small peaceful piazza about 5 minutes walk from the train station for those arriving by train, and only 10 minutes along the river to the Ponte Vecchio or the Duomo. Nice spacious lobby/reception area, and the quirky corridors and having to change lifts on the second floor to get another lift that went to the 6th floor all added to the fun and the charm. Was upgraded free to a larger room on arrival, which has a huge spacious room on the 6th floor with a wonderful view of the piazza and church. Even better was there was a chocolate fair on in the piazza so all the tents added to the charm of the square. Bathroom was also spacious, as was wardrobe, and rooms were kept spotlessly clean every day. The in room safe was good,(& free to use), and there was also a gym/pool/sauna. Breakfast was good, nice variety of meats,cheeses, fruit, cooked food, breads, pastries, yoghurts and drinks. The reception staff were very friendly and helpful, and it was a nice touch that they always remembered your room number on returning for your key!! All in all, a very pleasant, stress free and relaxing experience. Probably in the top two hotel stays I have ever had in Florence. I would easily reccomend this hotel to anyone, & if you get bored of the culture, food & wine of Florence, there is even an Irish Bar next door run by a Scotsman..!!
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- All the rooms are furnished with air conditioning/heating, direct dial telephone, free Wi-Fi internet connection or lan cable connection, hair-dryer, minibar, bath or shower, electric safe, flat screen tv, courtesy set of "Officina Santa Maria Novella," vanity mirror, sleepers, tea pot with herb tea. Superior room with view has a splendid view over the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, flat screen TV, mini-bar and a splendid marble bathroom ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Santa Maria Novella Florence
- Hotel Santa Maria Novella