Santa Maria Novella hotel is located in a beautiful piazza of the same name and is in walking distance to all major attractions. Since the hotels is located in a mainly pedestrianized square, the location offers a bit more peace & quiet as compared to some other centrally located hotels I have stayed in Florence that are off a small but busy street.
The hotel is very inviting with decor having an old world and elegant feel. Staff is friendly and attentive. My room was very spacious with bed, small sofa, desk, table, wardrobe and even quipped with a tea kettle (which can still be hard to find in Italy). The room was quiet, clean with marble bathroom...other rooms offered at a lower rate tend to be smaller but are still spacious and well presented so still a great option to have the opportunity to stay in this beautiful hotel!More