Great Hotel for Sightseeing in Florence
Posted Dec 12, 2016
Arrived at the hotel at 20:30 and was welcomed by the staff by name, which was a nice touch. Quickly booked in with no hassle, staff were friendly, helpful and informative. The room we had was on the very top with views of the roof tops and street all very nice as there were only 3 rooms on this level so it was nice and quiet.
Hotel facilities were first class and perfectly adequate for the 4 night stay, after all you don't spend the day in your hotel if you are sightseeing but if you wanted a rest it was great to disappear to your room. All the maids and staff were very accommodating and would come back to clean the room if you were not ready. The hotel is situated on the Santa Maria Piazza which is only 400m from the station and very easy to find and due to the location everything you might want to see is within easy walking distance.
One thing about the experience though is be aware of the 'sellers' of merchandise that seem to be everywhere in Florence. They do continually approach you on the street but be firm and polite and do not shake their hands, just be clear with them unless of course you want to purchase something. A small issue in a city of fantastic cultural value.