We mainly chose this hotel due to its proximity to Santa Maria Novella station - the rest of Florence is within walking distance anyway. It's on the third floor of a building, there are separate hotels on other floors so check the brass plaques before you go up. There is an awesome retro lift with the self-service closing doors that is like the one in the Matrix. If you're in a group or wheelchair it would be several trips.
Room is clean and tidy, spacious enough. We where offered a choice of two rooms and went with upstairs, I think it was previously an attic but had a skylight and good ventilation. There is a TV in the room with a range of satellite channels although it's tiny. Plenty of unpacking space and a good wardrobe for hanging up clothes. Separate bathroom was very clean and had plenty of amenities. Rooms are labelled 'private' (no numbers) so not sure how you'd find it drunk or something. You would need to check when/if reception closes as you need to be buzzed in to get through the security door.
I think it's a husband and wife team running it and they are quite friendly, very helpful with pointing out laundromats, restaurants etc. in the local area. They have wifi and a computer you can use but otherwise no services on site. For entertainment there is a roof terrace but it's pretty lame and the view is obstructed (see photo).
Breakfast was pretty basic: cereal, yoghurt, some pastries, juice, tea and coffee. All bundled in for 90 euro per night, I wouldn't pay separately for the breakfast. Not sure what that buys you in the area in early May.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Angelica is a small hotel directed by Fernando Siringo in a small cosy e professional atmosphere. The hotel is situated in a magnificent old classic Florentine style building in the historical center, very close to the central train station of Firenze S. Maria Novella (100 mt, only 3 minutes walk) nearby the Exhibition Center of Fortezza da Basso, and in forn of the Congress Center. The Hotel is very near the wonderful Church of S. Maria Novella, the Medice Chapels, the traditional Market of San Lorenzo (which is next to the marvellous Church of San Lorenzo) and the most important museums and monuments (for example Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, Accademia Gallery, Duomo and Cupola of Brunelleschi, Giotto's Tower, Baptistery, S. Croce Church, Bargello museum, Dante Alighieri's house). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Angelica Hotel Florence