We are a couple at mid 30s that stayed for 3 nights during August. We had a room at the 1st floor (there are only two). We spent little time at the hotel and we basically chose it for the location and the good rate.
- Excellent location in the heart of Florence at walking distance from all the main sites and points of interest.
- Big, comfortable and spotlessly clean room.
- Minimal and updated decor for Italy standards.
- Very good rate in a fairly expensive city .
- Free wi-fi and computer at lobby but with a charge.
- Reception was professional and efficient but very distant and cold.
- Breakfast is basic but the breakfast room is nice.
- NOISE, NOISE, NOISE. Almost all day long, with highlights such as dumpster trucks in the mornings or drunk pedestrians shouting at nights. The hotel is in serious need of soundproof windows and they should change the door locks which buzz loudly when you open your door.
- No view. Hotel facade overlooks a tiny pedestrian street.
- Shower cabin is very small.
- Air conditioning can't be adjusted exactly to your needs, so we ended up closing it during sleeping time because the room was very cold.
- The hotel has a very strict policy on the breakfast room closing time which they tell you at your arrival in a very strict manner like you are a potential rule breaker. Moreover, during the last half hour of breakfast time, the staff is picking up tables doing a lot of noise and generally behaving like customers shouldn't be there at all.
- No mini-bar.
Don't miss the next door restaurant Coquinarious and especially the heavenly zucchini carbonara pasta.
To sum up. This hotel is a good choice for Italy standards and a very good value.
However, if you are not a heavy sleeper, do not try this because you will have a sleepless stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Benivieni palace itself has been built early XVth century by the Girolamo Benivieni’s family that was one of the most important poets of the Reinassance and he had a great influence to the other writers during the Renaissance and afterward. The Benivieni palace hosted there the Synagogue from 1882 until 1964. The palace, now restored and remodeled, is a family owned and run three stars hotel and still retains much of its historical charm. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Benivieni Hotel Florence