Grand Hotel Mediterraneo is a winner. It is along the river and within walking distance of the main Florence site and a couple of blocks away from a bus line. The staff were helped us get familiar with the layout of the area and provided great recommendations for local restaurants. The breakfast was one of the best I've had in a 'breakfast-included hotel.
Clean, safe, comfortable.
Facing the Arno River in the Santa Croce district, this hotel allows guests to see the sights of the city or stroll along the …More
The staff members were amazing. Very helpful and friendly! They offered fantastic recommendations for dining and delicious gelato afterwards. The breakfast was amazing and you had the choice of eating indoors or on their terrace which has a great view of the Duomo. The hotel was a bit hard to find (top floor of the building). The room was very clean but the bed was a bit hard for my taste. The A/C was fabulous after a long day of sightseeing and the view was very relaxing. Only surprise was finding out the bathroom was also the shower stall but that could be common in a small European hotel.
Eihrys from Dayton, OH, USA
Located in Santa Croce, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Casa Buonarroti, Basilica of Santa Croce, and Bargello …More
This hotel is within walking distance to everything. The breakfast was great and the staff was very helpful. The front desk staff can communicate in English well and they are polite and helpful. If I were to return to Florence I would definitely stay in this hotel again.
Paul from Toronto
In a quiet neighborhood amid shops and trattorias, this hotel is about 1.6 km from the Duomo, Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio …More
The location of The Balestri is amazing, only a minute or so from The Uffizi and on the banks of the river Arno. From the moment we arrived at the hotel the staff were so welcoming. The ladies that looked after us at breakfast are fantastic - very cheery and friendly no matter how busy it got at times. Our room was always beautifully clean when we returned after sightseeing and we had a fantastic corner room overlooking the Arno (room 304).
Debbie from Edinburgh
Located in Santa Croce, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Museo Horne, Ponte Vecchio, and Palazzo Vecchio …More
An extremely comfortable hotel with very friendly helpful staff. Very close to all the major sights. We would recommend this hotel to anybody travelling to Florence and would certainly stay there again
Tucked away on a quiet street, this Florence hotel is about 5-minute walk from the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Il …More
The front desk staff went out of their way to help me solve issues with getting money from an ATM (required a collect call to the States) and with getting a new SIM card for my cell phone (and showing me how it worked afterwards). They were superb.
Linda from Philadelphia, PA
Located in Santa Croce, this family-friendly Florence hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Museo Horne, Ponte Vecchio, and …More
A large piazza greets visitors arriving at Santa Croce, the principle Franciscan church in Florence. This large complex dates back to the 13th century, and is the burial place for many notable Italians like Michelangelo, Galileo, and Machiavelli. The halls of this church are decorated with frescoes by Giotto.