I really like historic hotels and this is one that has an exceptional location and was comfortable and at a great price.
I had been to Florence before so dedicated only two nights and one full day but I had to make good use of that day so my family could see the highlights of Florence. This hotel fit the need as it was very, very close to the Uffizi and all that surrounds (maybe five minutes or less). I believe the hotel was a minor palace at one time and is located on a medieval looking street just down from the Uffizi and the Arno river. It is also walking distance from the train station (which we did going to the hotel but used a taxi going back as cobble stones and lots of pedestrian traffic make lugging bags difficult no matter how short the walk).
The hotel staff are very profession and helpful. The room was very spacious, TV, AC, bath was fine, beds were comfortable and canopy style. Furnished in antique (or antique looking). No view except for another building. Room, however, was a bit dark but I had not intentions of spending my time in the room except to sleep.
Roof was very interesting. There are stairs leading up to sort of bar area and above that a small observation area with a commanding view of Florence. Night photos of the Duomo were great from here.
The hotel is not luxurious but is very comfortable. I have no hesitations recommending this hotel as a first choice to someone that wants a clean hotel very close to the main sites of this Rennaisance city.
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