Of the three places we stayed during our trip through Italy, this was my favorite.
We could not ask for a better location for seeing the sights on our agenda.
Uffizi is around the corner, Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, and Santa Croce are all within 5 minutes walk.
The staff is exceptional. We asked for recommendations daily for dinner. They graciously made reservations for us as Ristorante del Fagioli, Hostaria il desco, and La Galleria. All were wonderful authentic Italian dining experiences.
The rooms on the "first floor" is what I would call the 2nd floor. There are probably 20+ stairs to the reception room (office) and 1st floor rooms. This would not be good for someone with difficulty with stairs.
There is free wi-fi, which we learned based on our other hotels, is a luxury. We used skype daily to talk with our kids, so this was important to us.
The room was large and comfortable. There was a great view of Piazza Della Signoria. The bathroom was quite nice and large. Even the hairdryer worked well- which again was not the same case in other hotels.
We got dessert from the restaurant directly downstairs. Apparently "to go" isn't common there. They restaurant did allow us to take the plates, etc to our room and return them the next morning. I though that was nice and certainly not required.
We did not have issues with the noise in the plaza, but it could be issues for light sleepers.
Great place..... I would choose to go back should we go to Florence again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Casa del Garbo**** A home in the heart of the art of Florence Florence is a city that amazes you every day while remaining the same. It boasts a wonderful succession of artistic vestiges and characteristic corners that little by little will surprise you as you stroll the streets of its center. The historical accommodation, La Casa del Garbo, is an elegant Bed & Breakfast located in the heart of the Florentine historical center, in Piazza della Signoria. It is right in front of Palazzo Vecchio, a few meters from the world famous Galleria degli Uffizi, near Piazza del Duomo and Ponte Vecchio. Every day that you spend in one of the suites of La Casa del Garbo, you will breathe the charm of Florence. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Casa Del Garbo Hotel Florence