This accommodation is in a great location- minutes from the train station, and able to walk to many of the major sights- Accademia, the duomo, piazzelle Michelangelo, Ponte Vecchio. The price was fantastic compared to other accomodations in Florence. The down sides of this hotel would be the room- the bed was so loud that I would wake myself up by moving! We had chosen the room with the shared toilet (which really wasn't a problem at all) but the shower is in the room, and I could reach it from sitting in the bed. The room did have a nice view though. What I really did not like about this hotel was that there was no staff there when we arrived at 5:30p, and saw directions to go check in at another hotel around the corner. It literally is around the corner but after traveling all day, with luggage, the last thing that you want to do is walk around Another corner! Also, I thought the clerk in the other hotel was not that helpful- made me come back and pay the tax in cash, and then when I came back, had to wait for him as he was not at the desk. During the day, there is a host at the hotel, who is absolutely lovely, charming and helpful!
One other thing- which isn't any fault of the hotel itself- the wifi did not work in the bedroom, and only in the lobby- I forgot my purse down in the lobby overnight, and the next morning when I saw it, my money was gone. I was thankful they left the purse because my credit card was still in it, and it wasn't that much money (around 50$). It could not have been hotel staff as it was late that I left it down, and early that I was leaving. It had to have been another guest in the hotel:(
All in all, I would stay in this hotel again if I was on a strict budget. If I had a few extra dollars to spend, I would somewhere else.
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