My husband and I had the opportunity to stay at this lovely hotel this week. We found the property when we were researching our trip to Italy a few months ago. Our travel agent did not have many specific recommendations for Florence and recommended we investigate trip advisor for some ideas! I am glad we took this suggestion!
We stayed at a hotel in the centre of town for our first few nights and then relocated to this hotel for the final 5 days of our stay in Florence. It was helpful to be downtown for a few nights as we did not rent a car for our stay and that location allowed us to do a lot of sightseeing easily. After 3 days downtown, we were more than ready to leave the city limits for some R&R.
There are many great things to be said about this property, but the calmness and quietness are very high on that list! We were able to relax in a beautiful place, with wonderful and attentive staff. Several staff made our stay even that much more enjoyable-Ray (one of the waiters) and the lovely gentleman who took our order at the restaurant each night we ate there ( I am so sorry I do not remember his name!) I read a review from several days ago about concerns regarding the restaurant and the quality of food, etc. and do not share that concern in the least! We have eaten numerous meals here this week-both lunch and dinner and can only say good things about our experience-the quality of the food and the service was wonderful across the board!
The bathroom was huge and our bed very comfortable! The only minor complaint I might have would be the size of the room-small by Canadian standards, but on par from what I've seen in Europe. No worries though! I just turned one of the chairs around so that I could have another place to open a suitcase on and we were good to go:)
Few things to note-you are on the outskirts of the city, so if you don't have a car, remember this. I clocked the distance on a morning run to closest place to get water/beer and it was approx. 1.5 km. bring a backpack and it's not too bad. They do run regular shuttles daily to the city centre which is brilliant, but the latest returns at 7:30 PM. Book the AM the day before so as to ensure a spot. Also, they have free Wi-fi in the rooms, so if you look at trip advisor, etc. you can get pointed in the direction of the closest eating establishments, etc. The hotel was wonderful booking cabs for us the day before so that we just wandered out the morning of and they were there within several minutes of the time we asked. The average cab ride was approx. 20 euros to and from the city.
Wonderful stay here and would not hesitate to suggest it to others!!!
Tracey and Cory Young
PS-We booked several tours of Florence through Walkabout Florence Tours-fantastic company-can't say enough good things! If you don't have a car and book a tour, factor in a cab ride to and from the meeting place as the times do not mesh with the shuttle service. Regardless, absolutely worth the extra money!
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July 14, 2013
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thank you very much for your review, we appreciate the specificity of all your details about the rooms, the service and above all, the staff.
We feel very proud when we read that we've been able to make our guest's stay so enjoyable...we make every day an hard work for that with pleasure and such kind review make us feel we are doing well.
Thank you again and waiting for you in next future again in our hotel.
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