Yes, the view is spectacular. Yes the price is sharp when you do an online booking (the rack rate is a ridiculous €150). But, as many posters have noted, it is way outside Florence and a seriously steep hill sits between the two. I suppose one could walk and catch the bus, but that way a lot of time would be wasted, so I would certainly recommend a car. Don't trust your GPS ... ours took us via the 'alternative route' which involved very narrow streets and an even steeper hill.
The rooms are neat and clean, and parking is lightly shaded. That's the good bit. The breakfast is unimaginative and the coffee, by European standards, is appalling. Our airco did not work which meant sleeping with the windows open. On the ground floor this felt like being in a zoo. During the night 6-legged beasties entered the open windows and remove bodily fluids from us. But the worst was that I reported the faulty airco to the desk mid-afternoon and was promised that it would be seen to. When arriving back at 10:30pm, there was no note and a hot room. That is NOT acceptable. I would have been happier with the broken toilet seat (points 2 posts down); at least it wouldn't itch.
If you are without a car, try somewhere along the bus route or closer to Florence. If you have a car, try somewhere without broken toilet seats or aircos.
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