I booked this hotel as a surprise for my Wife's birthday and what a surprise it was. This hotel is absolutely stunning. The location is like nothing we have seen before. From the train station it cost us €25 in a taxi to reach the hotel. They do have shuttle bus which you can book in advance and it takes you to their sister hotel closer to the centre of Florence. We noticed that the No 23 bus also goes to the local town and then it's about a 15 minute walk to the hotel. It appears longer in a cab on the way there because the roads are so narrow and all one way only. On arriving at noon we were happy to find that our room was ready for us. We took advantage of the swimming pool and booked ourselves onto the 17:00hrs shuttle into town. The pool is stunning and they provide towels and sunbeds. They also have flip flops if you need some. Our room was beautiful and the jacuzzi bath proved a massive hit for tired legs and feet after a day sight seeing. We ate at the hotel restaurant on our last night and the food was outstanding. We had the 1kg T-bone steak to share and it was one of the best steaks we have ever eaten. A warning to those that might order this, don't think about a starter or first plate before hand. You will not manage your main meal. The starters are huge! They have a great selection of wine and the lovely bar man, who it would appear has been there years, will happily advise you on your choice. This is a very romantic setting and you will not be disappointed if you book a stay here.
We came to the hotel having spent two nights in Pisa. We took the train at €8 each from Pisa to Florence and on our return we took the Terravision coach directly to Pisa airport for €6 each.
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