i am not sure when, where or how they photoshop the pictures of the hotel, but it looks nothing like what you see in in the photos. in addition, i am no longer able to rely upon the star rating system w/ this site if this place is able to obtain anything higher than 1 star. this place was sooo bad, i scarcely know where to begin. we checked during the day and the outside was pretty sketchy, but close to the highway. the lobby was quite dirty and dingy. the hallway walls are full of stains. the elevator was built during the dark ages and can only fit, literally, one person and maybe one luggage. the rooms had filthy carpet, air conditioning did not work, bed was rock hard w/ no springs. there was certain body part hair on the sheets when i checked and it was not my own. the bathroom was full of mildew on walls, toilets had no seats on them and forget any chance of clean towels. the outside pool was green and the grounds did not looked barren. we tried to switch and saw 3 other rooms and the story was quite similar. there is no wifi in the rooms. you can get slow wifi if you are willing to sit in the hot and dirty lobby. we were stuck because we were so tired. the part that sent me over the edge was when we drove back to the hotel at night. we discovered the hotel was within walking distance to the street where "ladies of the night" were walking and there was plenty of car traffic due to this activity. it was so bad! i did not sleep a wink all night because of the dirty bed. i only sat on the bed because i placed new sheets on top of the others and sat up the entire night. the breakfast the next morning really, really bad w/ dirty glasses and plates. naturally, i told the manager on duty about my experience at her hotel. she begged me to not post a negative review on tripadvisor. i had considered not doing it because she was nice. but, i decided it was more important to warn other travelers and avoid the same mistake we made. we were on our 2nd honeymoon and this place really ruined it. we were only trying to avoid the driving and parking restrictions we had heard about Firenze. therefore, we stayed outside the city limit and this place was chosen based on availability, decent pictures and good reviews. i and many others can tell you the rating for this hotel is completely wrong. i am not sure how anyone can write something positive about this hotel and not try and help other travelers to avoid a bad situation. if there had been even good thing out of this experience, we would have shared it. stay at your own risk!
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel 1st
- First Hotel Calenzano
- Hotel First Province Of Florence/Calenzano, Italy