We stayed here for three nights and the location is great. Virtually everything in Florence is walk able and you wouldn't want to hire a car. This hotel is minutes from the Pitti Palace so across the Ponte Vecchio Bridge and on the opposite side to the Uffizi and other major attractions however they are all within 15 minutes walk.
We were slightly surprised when we arrived as the hotel is on the second floor and at the time the square the hotel overlooks was closed as they regularly have open food markets there. Inside the building is reminiscent of beautiful tall Florentine buildings.
Do ask for a room on the first floor where tall windows & beautiful cornices are the norm. We stayed on the top floor which lacks any of the finesse found on the lower floor and although our room was spacious we were disappointed having opted for the more luxurious room.
Breakfast is quiet but sufficient. The hotel has a beautiful veranda and multiple lounges for guests to relax.
Getting to Florence is easy. The train (approx 8 Euros) runs between Florence to Pisa Venice or Rome. One tip though, do validate your ticket by putting it into the machine by each platform prior to travelling or you will be fined.
Everything in Florence is expensive and the restaurants outside the hotel are no exception. Expect to pay £30 for pizza and some pasta and up to 5 Euros for an ice-cream on the Ponte Vecchio Bridge. It's a beautiful location and well worth a visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Palazzo Guadagni is located in the Oltrarno district, in a characteristic piazza in the historical centre of Florance, a nighbourhood full of antique shops andold artisans' workshop, just a few minutes walk from the Pitti palace and the Boboli Gardens.The rooms are spacious and rich in atmosphere, found in Palazza Guadagni designed by Simone del Pollaiolo in 1505,have ceilings with frescos, fire places and a wonderful views that looks out onto Florence and the most important buildings. ... more less
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