I stayed at Hotel Flora for 5 nights whilst attending a conference at Monash University's Prato campus. The hotel has a variety of rooms, of varying sizes, shapes & hues. I chose to stay in the 'suite' because it is a little larger and still reasonably cheap. It was very comfortable and quiet with a window looking into a courtyard and a view (just) of Tuscany hills above the roof-tops. I had free wi-fi access in my room. The furnishings and fittings are dated but it is all clean and comfortable. Breakfast is a buffet-style in a ground floor dining area with a variety of Italian pastries, fresh & tinned fruits and some cereals if you want them. The highlight for me was the staff who were all friendly, helpful and happy to assist with a whole range of traveller's requests. This included booking me tickets to the Uffizi gallery in Florence and recommending local cafes and walking to local sites.
This hotel is a 2 minute walk to the Monash campus and situated inside the walls of the old town of Prato. There is a surprising amount to do and see in the old city of Prato and, of course Florence is a 20 minute fast train ride away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the historical center of Prato, in a quiet area and close to the main monuments, museums and theaters of the city. 31 rooms with all facilities. Buffet breakfast. Easy to reach by car with private parking available, train, and bus from Florence Airport ... more less