After spending a (pricey) week in Paris, my mother and I were looking for a convenient, clean, but inexpensive hotel in which to stay with my 7 month old daughter while we were in Florence. I searched through reviews on Trip Advisor, stumbling upon the Hotel Hermes.
I can only concur with what others have said before. Patricia, Rosy and the rest of the staff will make you feel like you're long lost family. When we arrived, Patricia had already left for the day, but left a lovely, personal note, urging us to call if we had difficulty communicating with the night person, who spoke limited English. The next morning at breakfast, we met Rosy, who immediately fell in love with my daughter and insisted on holding her while we ate our breakfast. (She or Patricia did this every morning we were there!)
The hotel is close to the train station, as well as within walking distance to the major sights. Patricia will help with reservations to the Academy or Uffizi.
The construction out front cannot be heard in the rooms, which are spacious and spotless. (Slight sewage smell at times in the bathroom - as someone else said, maybe related to the construction.)
Although the hotel did not have amenities for babies, Patricia offered extra blankets or pillows or whatever we needed to make things comfortable for my daughter. (We brought our own bed, so it was no big deal.)
If you are looking to stay within a budget, the 2 star Hotel Hermes will certainly meet/exceed your expectations. We will miss our new friends!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small 2 star (7rrooms with private bathroom and 7 which share 3 bathrooms) no frills family run hotel 50 mts. from the main SMN train station and within walking distance of all monuments, museums and historical sites. In Italian, English, French and Spanish we give our guests all the information required to make the best out of their visit to Florence and surrounding Tuscan cities. Cleanliness and cordiality are our priorities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hermes Hotel Florence