We originally booked the attic apartment Cellini which in hindsight was good. We are a family of 4 and there was only 1 couch for 2 to sit on in the living area, and the master bedroom and bathroom were only accessible when walking through the kids bedroom. I would not have chosen this apartment had I known the layout.
I asked reception if they had a larger apartment. They showed me a beautiful apartment " Giotto", which was 5 times the size of our attic apartment with grand proportions. It was a bit dirty (mainly lack of dusting), and there were a large number of light bulbs that needed replacing. The toilet in the ensuite broke immediately but they quickly fixed it.
At midnight our cinderella accommodation turned into the ugly step sister! Next door was a bar which hosted live bands from midnight until 2-3pm. There were crowds of people outside at all hours. We tried sleeping tablets and ear plugs but it really was impossible to sleep.
We had travelled from Venice where the tap water was pleasant and drinkable. We stupidly drank the foul tasting tap water only when we ran out of bottled water. My sons and myself all came down with gastro for 24 hours. Only my husband avoided this - he only drank wine! - there's a message for us all.
Florence is such a beautiful city, it's a shame this accommodation let us down. We would not chose to stay here again purely because of the noise from the bar Plaz. Having said that, if you are young or unincumbered with children the band actually sounded pretty good!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Suite Apartments Palazzo dei Ciompi formerly "Palazzo Pascolutti- Giani" is a 19th Century building composed of 21 completely renovated suite apartments. The Palazzo Dei Ciompi suite apartments was previously home to the "Accademia dei Risoluti", which gave birth to the Florence theatre named "Alfieri". On the main gate there is an engraving of the "Cavallo Sfrenato" ( the galloping horse) symbol of the "Accademia dei Risoluti" whose motto was "valoroso destrier passa e non cura", (brave horse passing without fear). ... more less
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