Uncomfortable and Unfriendly
Posted Oct 7, 2014
I chose the Hotel Byron because of the location. On via della scala, close to the train station, santa maria novella, an easy trek to the town center. But there are many other choices in that neighborhood that would have been more suitable to a Florence stay. First, the bed was 2 saggy mattressed twin beds pushed together. They took up the entire room. I mean, there was about 6 inches of space between the bed and the wall all the way around. The night staff was okay. But the guy behind the desk in the morning and during the day was awful. I only spoke to him once to ask if he had any bus schedules amongst the tourist pamphlets behind the desk. He looked so annoyed that I had interrupted his soul wrenching state of boredom. "Where are you going?" he asked me. Well, first we were planning on going to the Bargello. But the plan was to meander as far as the Piti Palace or maybe beyond. "No buses allowed in the center. You walk to it." As we ate lunch that day on some steps next to the Bargello, watching buses go by, I decided that the answer to my question must have been no. They did not have bus schedules behind the counter.