Posted Oct 17, 2011
We stayed for 2 nights in early October and very much enjoyed our stay. The location of the hotel, facing the Palazzo Vecchio, really can't be beat for those wanting to walk around the older, main tourist points of Florence. In one direction it is a 5 minute walk to Il Duomo and a few minutes more to the outdoor street markets of San Lorenzo. 5 minutes in the other direction gets you past the Ponte Vecchio and to the Pitti Palace. The hotel was clean, the woman at the reception friendly and willing to help with reservations or answer questions, the daily breakfast was delightfully served family style. Our room was tastefully furnished and had character reflecting the fact that it was in a 15th century building but with the added comforts of a modern bathroom and air conditioning. The bed was shockingly hard but I had read this in other reviews so it wasn't a total surprise. No elevator so be prepared for the steps. It is one flight up to reception to start.