I'm keeping this review brief as normally I go on a bit. The hotel was booked with a good discount as Florence isn't a cheap destination.
We had room 118, which seemed to be a family room. It wasn't the nicest I've stayed in; a bit dark as the view was only of a small yard with pipes and air-con units opposite, and washing lines further up the building. You only knew if the sun was out by craning your neck up to look out of the window in the mornings The décor was quite "1970s", nothing like the photos I've seen on TA.
Anyway,the room was adequate with 2 single beds (pushed together) and a single bed by the windows. There was also a foldaway bed by the wardrobe; but I think the room would be too crowded for 4.
The very small breakfast area was just outside, but as others have said, you need to be up early to get the best of the food. First 2 days there was bacon, but none after that. But there was always something to fill up on.
All the staff were absolutely lovely though; I cannot find fault with any of them, the cleaning staff always made sure the hotel smelt fresh and were always busy. Well done to you all.
There is a small area with 2 armchairs and 2 small patio tables for the smokers, with a (past its best) gazebo over it. It doesn't get any sun and I think it is only rarely used. Again, nothing like the photo on TA.
So I don't sound too miserable, the hotel itself is ideally placed for walking to all the sights and the station, is clean and the staff are fabulous.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Cosimo de' Medici is ideally located in the heart of the historic center of Florence, in front of the Santa Maria Novella train station, a few minutes' walk from the Duomo and from all the most important museums and churches of the city, and from the most famous boutique and fashion stores. The Cosimo de' Medici offers 26 rooms decorated with tastefull furnitures, all recently restaured, that will accommodate our guest in a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Each room has a private, internal bathroom, and is equipped with: frigobar, safety box, air conditioning, telephone, TV with satellite and free Wifi access. The Hotel is located inside the restricted area to traffic (ZTL), thus, we shall communicate Your plate number to the police in order to let You have a free access by car. Besides this, we are pleased to offer parking spots for € 16 per day, on request, inside out courtyard. Our Reception, open 24 h a day, is at Your full assistance before, during and after Your stay for any need You may have. In particular, we will be pleased to arrange for You tours, to book museums and restaurants, to provide a babysitter for Your kids, and to store Your luggage (free of charge). ... more less
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