We as a family of four spent three nights at the hotel, a fantastic place, not too big. The hotel is located very close to the river Arno, or actually "in the river". The view from the hotel is really scenic, be sure to ask for a room overlooking the river. The staff is extraordinary polite and helpful, and also there is access to spa facilities (you need to book). The restaurant is actually excellent also for dinners, and the breakfast is very plentiful with everything you will be looking for. In summer, the swimmingpool will be open, and it looks like a really nice place to spend some time in the sun! The hotel is located about 7 kilometers from the city center, and they do have a shuttle service, just sign up the evening before. Do not attempt to drive in the center of Florence! The hotel is a four star, a little expensive, but well worth spending money on.