This is a charming and characterful hotel housed in a Renaissance period building close to the heart of historic Florence. The hotel is perfectly located a few hundred metres from the Duomo, a few blocks away from the Accademia Gallery and close to many of the other main attractions in the city.
We arrived in Florence by train from Rome and were too early to check in but the hotel staff were most welcoming, stored our luggage and offered us coffee and breakfast snacks. When we returned from our sightseeing later in the day our luggage had been taken to our room.
We spent two nights at the hotel. Our quad room was spacious and while the bathroom was small, it had been recently renovated and was more than adequate. The breakfast which was included in our room rate was very good. Other reviewers have commented that there is no lift in the hotel. However, this is hardly an issue as the staff are most helpful in carrying luggage up and down the stairs.
There is a great basement wine cellar, Cantina Ginori, and although we didn't get time to use it, the hotel offers tastings, meals and snacks in the cellar by arrangement.
The hotel also has bikes for free use by guests. As most of the central part of Florence is pedestrianised, it is very safe to cycle around the city and my daughters and I had a very pleasant afternoon riding past the attractions, through the many piazzas and stopping off at the Ponte Vecchio for gelato.
We were very lucky to be in Florence on San Giovanni Day (St John the Baptist, the patron saint of Florence) on 24 June and enjoyed the pageantry, parades through the city and the most awesome fireworks display over the River Arno later that evening.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Ginori Al Duomo and 'a boutique hotel located in the historical center of the city' in a pedestrian zone around the Duomo, the hotel offers special rooms renovated completamanete each other with antique furniture, the hotel also offers a garden where you can taste fine wines from the same cellar ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ginori Al Duomo Florence