We stayed here for 3 nights for a city break and were bowled over by this lovely little hotel. Located right in the middle of Florence, 2 streets from the cathedral and Duomo. Upon arrival we were warmly greeted by the front desk. Check-in was very efficient and we were quickly escorted to our room and shown around. We were also asked if we would like to enjoy a special dinner; a tasting menu served with local quality wines. The cost was 64€ a head, very good value for the centre of Florence. More of that later.
Our room was situated on the first floor and looked out over Via dei Calzaiuoli, which was lovely, as when you opened the shutters and windows, the sound of chatter from the people in the street drifted up into the room, Florence is mainly pedestrianised apart from authorised vehicles so traffic noise is at a minimum.
The room decor was very tasteful. Classic and modern beautifully put together, top marks to their chosen designers. The quality of the bed linen was top notch, silky smooth cotton and sumptuous pillows. The room had all amenities, room safe, fridge, mini-bar, tea & coffee (I particularly liked the mugs they provided), wi-fi, large screen TV, phone, room service, toiletries, the list goes on. The bathroom was a good size, except for the shower. If I were to mark the hotel down on anything it would be this; the rain shower was great with good pressure, but the shower cubicle itself was so small you had to switch the shower off to wash because you couldn't step out from underneath it. For a few days you could put up with it, but any longer and it would have become tedious.
Our special dinner was served in the tower part of the hotel in a little intimate room with no more than approx 18 covers. There were five delicious courses, started off with a glass or Prosecco and accompanied by 3 very luscious red wines, the last being one of the nicest Barolo's I have ever tasted (Prunotto Barolo d.o.c.g.).
Breakfast was served in a lovely high ceiling room with beautiful crystal chandeliers. There was plenty to choose from; cold meats, cheese, pastries, bread, fresh baby tomatoes, mozzarella balls, scrambled eggs, bacon etc. The coffee was very good and a special mention for the fruit juices which were all freshly squeezed.
All the public areas of the hotel were decorated to the same high standard as the rooms, making it feel like five star luxury. The concierge service also deserves a mention as they are so helpful and very knowledgeable, and if they don't know the answer they will find out for you, right away!
To sum up, if you are visiting Florence and want to stay in a small, well run hotel that is both beautiful and well situated, you couldn't beat Hotel Brunelleschi, I guarantee you will have a very pleasant stay indeed.
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We truly appreciate your desire to share with us your positive experience at the Hotel Brunelleschi, it allows us to improve our services and to continue our commitment to meet our Guests’ expectations.
Your comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated and valued. They give us the opportunity to reflect on the current situation and to widen our idea of hospitality.
We are very pleased to learn that your arrival in our Hotel was warmly greeted and efficient. We are glad you found your room on the first floor lovely and well decorated and not less important with all the amenities you need, such as comfortable bed, sumptuous pillows, room safe, wi-fi, tea&coffee and so on and we are happy that you appreciated the view over Via dei Calzaiuoli, in the Florence downtown.
Even more we are pleased you appreciated our food service with its variety in food and beverage in breakfast and we are glad you esteemed our tasting menu served with local wines in Santa Elisabetta Restaurant.
We recommend you to visit the Hotel Brunelleschi’s page on Facebook or the magazine in our web site to be kept up dated on latest news and we would be honored to have you as our guest at Hotel Brunelleschi again in the future,
With our best regards,
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