Had trouble finding this hotel, despite the clear directions.
This was because there is just a simple gold name plate by the buzzer. I was told this was due to planning restrictions in Florence.
I've been all over the world and can safely recommend this place as great value for money (esp. in Florence!!). This listed building has been restored over 2 years and the rooms we were staying in were subtly different and to a very high standard. Beds were extremely comfortable, bathrooms beautifully decorated, with all furniture being period and blending in with the pleasant frescos(15th century I think?).
Breakfast consisted of good quality cappuchinos, various pastries and the usual juice/rolls/cereal etc.
The location was about a 3 minute walk to the Santa Marie (central) station and about 10-15 mins walk to the Duemo (Dome), considered the center of the city.
The owner of the hotel, Marco, really couldn't do enough for us. Very pleasant, interesting and was happy to assist when he could.
If you like intimate and reasonable hotels rather than pricey 500 room chain types then this place is for you.
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- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Behind the Medicean column there is the Hotel Il Marzocco, the oldest in town. It was built in 1500 as a farm of the nearby convent. In 1860 it became a hotel and since the early 1900s it has been run by the same family. The hotel looks like a large house where the atmosphere of the old times is still kept. Its bedrooms open on wide lounges that, like the reading room and the sitting room, are furnished with genuine XIX century pieces. Some bedrooms have balconies or terraces with a view on the valleys, other ones have their windows over the Renaissance houses of the old town. The hotel has had important guests like actors, writers, politicians, all of whom are fond of the great view from its terraces. A free parking area is available, as well as comfortable relaxing spaces and a wide dining room where breakfast is served from a rich buffet with home-made bread and cakes, jams and pies. Among the roses of the garden, the Canada creeper climbs until the terraces and creates a pergola up to the roof, at first green in summer, than all red in September and yellow during the autumn. Red geraniums at the windows, together with the old lace curtains, add to the building a perfectly romantic touch. Wi-Fi Connection. We accept pets. Free Indoor garage for motorbikes and bicycles. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Il Marzocco Montepulciano
- Il Marzocco Hotel Montepulciano