We arrived in Florence via train from Venice. The hotel is about a 7 minute walk from the train station so that was great! It is in a great part of the city- so many restaurants and bars right in the immediate vicinity. The Mercado Centrale and Mercado San Lorenzo are just a block or so away! The Duomo is only about a 5-10 minute walk as well. Well everything is within walking distance- we walked everywhere! The hotel is nice; the breakfast was delicious- good cappucino and croissants, meats, yogurt, etc. The rooms were pretty spacious but the furniture and bedding were very outdated. We kept the air conditioning on all night- but it never seemed to get really cool in the room- it wasn't broken, it just wouldn't allow to go any cooler. That was my biggest issue as it was hot outside! There is also a city tax that we had to pay when checking out that I was not aware of- I think it was 20 Euros for each room (we stayed for 3 nights). Overall- the location is great, the hotel is average - but I would recommend it!