Well, firstly, we have to say that we had three lovely days in Florence. However, after being spoiled at the Hotel de Russie in Rome for three nights previously, it wasn't quite up to scratch.
Good points: a warm welcome from the hotel stating that they had upgraded our room and we had a bottle of prosecco and chocolates sent up to us (for our honeymoon) which was a lovely gesture. Also, on the first night we ate in the restaurant - food was delicious, quick service and a lovely waitress who was really helpful with directions etc. Also, the television and music system was great for us English-speakers that fancy a bit of "home" tv whilst getting ready for the evening. The room was clean. Breakfast was good.
Not so good points: Room (even though we were upgraded) was not well thought out. The HUGE cupboards that didn't quite close properly were really annoying. Also, wasted space with the entranceway and minibar. The bathroom would have been great but was no room to swing a cat with massive bath (which took an AGE to fill, poor mixer tap and some dodgy tiling spaces that you could see once sat in the bath), large sink, bidet and loo. Also, to shut the bathroom door (which incidentally was the only place I could find a full length mirror - which you couldn't use properly as the bath was in the way!) took a considerable slam.
The staff were friendly to a point, but not particularly attentive at times.
Everything felt a bit "underwhelming". We were expecting a super-stylish place (especially for the price!) and actually it was a bit pretentious considering it wasn't very grand. We never went for a drink in the bar as the atmosphere wasn't quite right...
Suffice to say, Florence was wonderful and the little trattorias and restaurants near to the hotel were EXCELLENT. However, I think we would do some more research and consider a different hotel for next time.
- Also Known As:
- Gallery Art
- Gallery Hotel Florence
- Gallery Hotel Art Florence
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- Guests are invited to vernissages of exhibitions which take place in the public areas of the hotel.Gli Ospiti sono inviati ai vernissage delle mostre allestite nelle aree comuni dell'hotel. ... more less
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