Our recent stay from October 23 to 26, 2013 was beyond our highest expectations. Beautifully appointed suites with 14' ceilings, lavish common ares, and a rooftop getaway with 360 degree views of Florence. The staff also were beyond compare, making the stay more enjoyable. Conveniently located .3 miles from the Ponte Vecchio and the old city, we were pleasantly surprised by the restaurants nearby, especially near the Piazza Spiritus. Try the Casa Linga there for fresh traditional Italian fare with a great staff.