The good: The hotel was in a great location, and was filled with interesting architecture and nice antique furniture. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful and the included breakfast was decent.
We have several complaints, though. First of all, the walls were paper thin. The last night we were there there was some sort of school group, and there were drunken teenagers literally running through the halls screaming and slamming doors, and the hotel was really at a loss to do anything about it.
Though we did not encounter a single comfortable bed in 6 hotels in Europe, this one was the worst. The shower wasn't great, the showerhead was old and the bathtub was cracking. The original window did not seal very well and there was a cold draft right next to the bed.
In the end, it was a very good 3 star hotel, but a 4 or 5 star hotel as it aspires to be, it wasn't.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our hotel is right in the city center, between Piazza Duomo and Piazza San Marco , few steps away from Accademia (the museum where you can see the famous DAVID by Michelangelo). It's house in two late 15th century building next each other. All rooms are different in size and position - executive rooms have a standard size - superior rooms are larger - de luxe and junior suite are very large with a sitting area. We have rooms overlooking the courtyard, gardens and several rooms overlooking Via Cavour which is the main street but 70% pedestrian and so it's not too noisy. All rooms have triple glasses and double windows. WI/FI available in all the rooms and the drawing rooms and it's free of charge if you have your own laptop or i-phone or i-pad. Bistrot restaurant next door "IL DESCO" open every day (11 till 8,30 pm) with good menu' all day long (many organic products directly by the owner's farm. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Il Guelfo Bianco Florence
- Il Guelfo Bianco Hotel Florence