Charming hotel with a nice free breakfast.
Posted Oct 17, 2015
The Meridiana hotel was a wonderful hotel for my wife and me. Our small room was in the back of the hotel and away from the street so it was very quiet. It looked over a picturesque view of charming older buildings with the Forence hills in the background.
The free breakfast was beautifully served in a large, cheerful, bright room. I looked forward to it each day. It consisted of hot drinks, juice, assorted breads, eggs, a variety of meats, cereals, croissants, fruit, and milk.
The staff were friendly and knowledgeable and very welcoming. All the ones we met spoke excellent English.
The lobby was comfortable, with ample seating and a tv. It had a computer in a small adjoining room. Documents that needed to be printed could easily be arranged on the hotel reception's printer.
The hotel was a ftfteen to twenty minute walk to the edge of most of the historic sights. it would have been nice if it were a little closer for us. Howerver, there is a city bus we used less than five minutes from the hotel that goes to most of the tourist sights and comes every twenty minutes. The cost was only 1.20 Euros. Within 20 minutes it will pass close to the vast majority of tourist places of interests. It also has a stop across from the Santa Maria Novella train station.
The hotel offered free wifi. It worked only some of the time from my room on the fourth floor. However, it worked perfectly in the Lobby.