My husband and I stayed here last week for three nights. Gabriele and Mario welcomed us to their hotel at check in. Gabriele brought us some juice and Mario took our two pieces of luggage to our room all the way to the 4th floor without us even requesting it. We knew right away that we made the right choice to stay here. The room was super clean and it had huge bath towels. It was nice to open the window in the afternoon and let the cool breeze in. There is free wifi and a safe inside room. Breakfast was nice with Gabriele's special "happy face" on yummy capuccinos. Location is PERFECT! We were able to walk every where. You can walk to and from main train station Firenze SMN if you wish. We did it a couple times but took taxi for about 10 euros when with luggage. Gabriele was very helpful by suggesting sites to visit, walking routes on map, restaurants and things to do. He even offered to make museum reservations for us. Simonetta who is at the front desk at night was very sweet and helpful too! You can tell everybody at this hotel "cares"! The overall experience at the Santa Croce was awesome! This hotel was built in the 600's but is well conserved and maintained. The price is very reasonable for what you get. My husband and I were very happy during our stay here. We will definitely be back again! To Gabriele and Mario: we wanted to let you know that we are back home in California and arrived safely. Thank you both for your kind hospitality! Until we meet again! Hopefully soon :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- STAYING AT HOTEL SANTA CROCE gives the possibility to live a unique experience in the magical atmosphere of Florence. Small but welcoming, Hotel Santa Croce is immersed in the marvellous historical centre, right in the heart of the artistic, cultural and commercial life of the city. The Hotel is situated in an historical building dating back to the 600s and stands on the remains of an ancient Roman amphitheatre. The illustrious Michelangelo Buonarroti spent his childhood years in the adjoining house (there is a marble plaque showing evidence of this on the wall of the first floor). While just a few metres away you can find all of the most important monuments and museums, as well as the most renowned bars for those who would like a taste of the Florentine night-life. Situated only 100 metres from Piazza della Signoria, the Uffizi Gallery and Piazza Santa Croce (from where the Hotel's name derives), you can admire the enchanting Basilica where the remains of the greatest artists, writers, poets and scientists in Italian history are buried; we are also just a few steps away from il Duomo, il Battistero, the magnificent Campanile di Giotto and the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore and Santa Maria Novella, not to mention the precious Ponte Vecchio, under which Florence's rushing River Arno flows. Or if you would prefer to dedicate some of your free-time to shopping, you can spend hours walking up and down Via Tornabuoni or Via De Calzaiuoli discovering the best names in Italian, and international fashion. The breakfast room, cosy, warm and welcoming, will help you wake up in the best of moods. There is a 24-hour reception service and staff are always willing to help wherever possible. Enjoy your stay at Hotel Santa Croce ! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Santa Croce Florence
- Santa Croce Hotel Florence