Wonderful hotel that felt like a historic home
Posted Jul 14, 2016
We were not sure whether to stay in downtown Firenze or not, but this hotel looked great online and had a lot of great reviews so we decided to go for it. They have a shuttle to their sister property downtown so that was a nice way to get back/forth and only added about 15 minutes each way each day to our overall timeframe to enjoy the city.
The hotel itself is wonderful, we felt like we were in a historic home or castle with original paintings on the walls, large entryways and lobbies, and wonderful decorations all around. The rooms even had their own paintings! The room was a nice size (slept 3 of us) and the bathroom tub with jets was a favorite feature.
The grounds had a pool and felt like you were at a winery or similar type of venue, a definitely great escape from the hustle/bustle of Florence! The restaurant and food were top notch, albeit a little pricey but not that bad to be honest compared to what we paid in Switzerland!
The only complaint we had related to the food service times, with room service and the full snack menu ending at 7:30 when dinner at the restaurant started. With the pricing in the restaurant and shuttle timing, we often wished we could order a lighter less expensive meal. That one complaint aside, the hotel is an excellent property!