This new hotel has a lot of competition; the contemporary decor and young well trained staff are great pluses for its future. Outside of the public areas, the rooms are themed in white and uncluttered. The public areas feature modern bronze sculptures and other contemporary art prints and objet.
On the plus side, there're many things one might expect from a four star establishment: comfortable beds, decent cotton sheets, nice toiletries, lots of cupboard storage space. The bathroom offered a walk-in shower and under-floor heating.
A couple of slight minuses could be cited, at least in the single room (108): no coat hangers or space for them in the wardrobe, just shelving in cupboards; a few black scuff marks around the light switches, even more noticeable on the white painted walls; the off-square shaped room was fitted with a fitted headboard wall-buffer unit which wasn't fitted to the wall and hence moved with the pillow against it. Minor quibbles possibly. One further minor point was some electrical wiring above the cupboard taped to the wall (photo) (This could have been a new-opening quick fix which has been overlooked).
I didn't experience the spa. The breakfast was very nice in a lovely room with a great and huge modern mirror. There are many options from hams and cheeses to bacon and eggs (still hot at 9.30a.m.) to dwarf croissants and seed rolls to fruit. It is a pity such a nice place sees fit to rely on an automatic coffee machine serving rather terrible coffee (I imagine the mechanics of serving every diner a fresh bar-quality coffee were too ambitious upon opening; surely now they have found their stride after four months, one of the serving staff could be trained up to use a proper espresso machine. This is Italy, after all).
Overall, a really nice establishment, made all the sweeter by the deal I got on the room.
The location is wonderful: walking to the end of the street one can see the Duomo dominating the piazza.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Next the Medici Chapel in the historic centre of Florence, Firenze Number Nine is a boutique property that combines luxury, art and design offering a "tailor-made" stay and a warm hospitality. Every room and suite is unique and furnished in a and elegant and the staff is always ready to assist the guest in every request. Pleasure and relaxation meet in the Klab Fitness Center & Spa , an oasis of well-being and energy adjacent to the hotel and with direct access. Try Arya Beauty & Comfort Zone, the new Day SPA of Number NiThe spa is renowned for its ayurveda rituals, a practice which works to align the body with nature's rhythms. Our therapies range from a variety of massages and facials to personalized treatments using natural products and contemporary techniques. ... more less
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