The pictures don't provide enough information about First of Florence. We were expecting an average multi-person suite but were surprised as to how lovely the hotel was appointed. It is clean, well run and in a great location. (sort of - more below) It is a bit confusing when first arriving since the hotel is on the first floor of an apartment building with private residences. Go up one flight of stairs or take the slow, clunky elevator and you will easily find First of Florence. Laura was fantastic at taking care of checking us in and getting things settled.
We had come from a hotel in Venice with problems getting the hot water to work. The pluming problem followed us to Florence. The 2nd floor bath tub leaked to the floor below and the fancy high tech Jacuzzi shower would not drain. However, Laura got right on the task of fixing it.
Our location surprise came on the first night. It seems that a night club called Pink is just around the corner from the hotel and closes at 2:00 am. Trust me, the patrons don't leave quickly or quietly. Bring foam earplugs on your trip if you are not accustomed to noise.
Also, while Laura was great, we were not impressed with her restaurant suggestions. Use Trip Advisor or another guide for finding restaurants. If we had been facing another direction away from the parking area where the night club was located, I would return to this hotel if I stayed again in Florence. It was clean, well decorated and spacious. Note that we did get a suite for 6 people so it had to have adequate room. It was nice to have 3 bathrooms. It has lots of great amenities including wine, fresh fruit, cookies, cheese and ham in the refrigerator. Laura does a great job managing the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- First Of Florence offers a series of elegant and refined apartments providing comfortable, independent accommodation, to enjoy the city at your own pace. The First Of Florence suites are conveniently close to the Duomo Cathedral, which you can reach through a short pleasant walk amongst the beauties of the historic centre. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- First Of Florence Residence Hotel Florence
- 1st Of Florence Residence