I've just returned from a four-night stay at the Porta Rossa in Florence. It was wonderful! Like others who have reviewed the property I arrived a little sooner than the official check in time (35 minutes) and instead of making me wait, the front desk graciously offered me an upgraded room that was available. My room was a gorgeous and quiet respite from all of my sight seeing. I looked forward to coming back each evening. One night I hosted a couple of friends for a pre-dinner drink. The front desk was kind enough to bring us wine glasses so that we could fully enjoy our chianti. I found the location itself perfect. In a few minutes I could walk to the Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vechhio, The Pitti Palace, Santa Croce...the list goes on an on.
I mean it when I say that when I return to Florence, the Porta Rossa is where I will stay.