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We found ourselves in Florence without reservations late in Apr 2012. We were lucky to find rooms in a great 3 star hotel for all but the last night, so we thought we'd splurge on a 4 star and get closer to the rail station...More
The staff weren't overly friendly and some of the decor, including the pool area, could have done with a bit of an upgrade but those were the only negatives in an overall excellent experience for a hotel of this grade. We booked a triple room...More
A four-star hotel that's far away from that. Reception and lounge are nice, but go straight to the elevator to find an old-fashioned moquette box. The room wasn't that big, with a small tv and a dirty mini-bar. Sheets were dirty, as well as the...More
My family & I stayed here for 2 nights in Feb 2012. The hotel is located in an amazing location, within a 4 min walking distance from Smn train station and across the road from Santa Maria Novella cathedral. The lobby and bar areas are...More
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The
area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.