This is a charming hotel centrally located in Piazza San Firenze. 7 minute walk from Uffitzi and Galileo museum, close to a dozen great restaurants, a 8 minute walk from the Duomo, and a 5 - 10 minute walk from all the shopping areas on various side streets.
Lorenzo the manager was very friendly, helpful and even allowed us to check in a little early, which was a relief after our exhausting 12 hour flight. He also provided us with good restaurant recommendations and was kind enough to make several dinner reservations for during out stay.
The room is eclectic in a good way: interesting classic looking furniture, a large painting on the wall and really firm (maybe too firm) bed. The bathroom was a nice size and everything was really clean. You're also given and extra key to access the general lobby/lounge/kitchen area when you can hang out at any time.
MInor detail, but only thing i didn't like about the room was that it was really dimly lit. There was a window in the room but it didn't face the sun, so no natural light during the day. Maybe the hotel can add a few more lamps or just brighter higher watt light bulbs in all the light fixtures.
The hotel provides breakfast for a small charge in the restaurant on the first floor, but we decided to venture out each day for breakfast.
Tip: this place is hard to find even though it's in plain sight. Sometimes its door is hidden from view because of a large vendor booth. And there isn't a big sign. Galileo is directly across the plaza from the gigantic church? Just look for the huge brown wooden doors. Also, you'll have to pay a 12 euro room tax when you check out, but this is pretty standard at many italian hotels.
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- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our lovely Bed and Breakfast Galileo 2000 is located in the heart of historic Florence, in a picturesque XIV century palace, totally renovated with fascinating views to the Piazza di San Firenze, and the Palazzo del Bargello (National Museum) and the Church of St. Filippo Neri.This unique and strategic location allows visits to all the museums and monuments on foot. ... more less
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