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Hotel Restaurant La Scaletta
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Guicciardini 13, 50125 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #66 of 460 Hotels in Florence
Brea, California, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“The best rooftop view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

The hotel was in a great location,near attractions but nice and quiet, the front desk girl was very helpful and friendly and seemed to be working day and night, nice size rm for a historical building,we took our brkfst to the terrace wich also has great views at night, we would highly recomend them.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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falcofa, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Restaurant La Scaletta, responded to this review, June 4, 2012
Thank you very much for the compliments and for the recommendation, there is always delighted to welcome nice people like you
See you soon
Fabrizio
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

La Scaletta isnt a hotel per se but a lodge but its USP is the location. The rooms & bathrooms are functional and clean. The staff is friendly and helpful.
Location - Next to Academia
Walking distance from all the sites of Florence
F&B - There is one restaurant and that seems to be enough as one is always out of the hotel
Rooftop - The top of the terrace gives you a panoramic view of Florence and has almost reached a cult status on its own.
Wifi - Free but does not work in rooms for some strange reason
Safety isnt a concern here as the hotel is made in a way that rooms are not accessable by non-residents
Word of advise - if booking a triple occupancy room, please avoid the room which has one small bathroom and faces the road. It is a cupboard for a bathroom and very uncomfortable. I had the misfortune of staying there over sold out dates and i could not do much except swallow it down like a jagged pill and enjoy the vacation.
Go for the hotel and have a good time.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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falcofa, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Restaurant La Scaletta, responded to this review, June 4, 2012
Thanks for all your compliments, but also for the advice which we will definitely consider
In fact we are already planning to renovate some rooms and bathrooms to make them more comfortable ..
We expect that the next time you will find even more satisfaction in our hotel
My Best Regards
Fabrizio
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Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

I have just returned from a 4 day stay at La Scarletta. This is one of the most amazing hotels I have stayed in when on a city trip - a charm within the hub of the city - yet so quiet and tranquil on the top of the terrace. Plus really exceptional value for money.

The main event is really the terrace and the top terrace which gives the most amazing panoramic of the city. Christina is the most attentive bar manager and extremely helpful for - well just about anything - her cocktails are great and if you are looking for a small glass of house red - you will exceptionally surprised about, what looks to be, a half bottle of Montepulciano in one glass - as standard!!! Can I also say the food served in the evening is traditional Italian - and truly excellently cooked - to get you straight into the Italian way of eating - this is perfect.

There were 5 in our party 1 double and 1 triple - however the rooms are so spacious with tall ceilings and modern bathrooms - the triple was not cramped at all. Our room looked out to the road and with secondary glazing there is no noise at all. Although we didn't need it there is air conditioning too. A lovely touch is free water and coke in the minibar.

Also the beds are amazingly comfortable - firm memory foam and huge!!!

I would recommend this hotel for the situation, in terms of its location (it is a little tricky to find!) to all things stationery related, leather (handbags, purses and shoes) and food... and of course the odd super charged coffee! You can't be better placed.

10/10 in my view - would definitely go there again and again!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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falcofa, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Restaurant La Scaletta, responded to this review, June 4, 2012
Actually many, many thanks for all the good things we did!
we just hope not to create too many expectations for our future customers who will read this review ... thanks for everything you and greetings from Cristina
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Chester, New Jersey
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12 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

The Hotel La Scaletta was perfect for our stay in Florence. The hotel is in a great neighborhood near the Pitti Palace. It was wonderful to stay in a calm, quiet area of Florence and still be so excessible to everything. Nice restaurants, shops, and the walk to the center of town takes literally minutes. Our room was very well appointed and extremely clean. The staff was overly accomadating, warm and friendly. The view from the roof top deck/restaurant is outstanding! We will absolutely stay here again when in Florence!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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falcofa, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Restaurant La Scaletta, responded to this review, June 4, 2012
Thank you for being our guests having chosen our hotel
Best wishes from all over the reception staff: Silvia, Sara, Monica and Edoard and Bars: Cristina ..
See you soon bye
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Golden, Colorado
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

It's a little difficult to find, but it's a great place to stay. Sara our receptionist and first contact wiht the hotel was a great help. The staff was friendly and helpful. The view from the rooftopis amazing. I would definately recommend this hotel to everyone. It's close to the center of town.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Monroe, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

The staff at hotel La Scaletta were amazing, friendly, personable and went out of there way to please us and make our stay in florence extra special. We felt like we were guests at a wonderful tuscany villa. The rooms were clean, large, warm and inviting. The beds were comfortable and although the hotel was filled we did not hear any noises from other rooms. The hotel is located just steps away from the ponte vecchio , we felt it was the perfect location for all our site seeing and shopping needs. Shouts out to Christinia the rest of the staff for their knowledge and guidance for day trips and sites around florence. We relied on trip advisor to plan our trip and so happy that we were able to confirm what others felt was a hidden gem! Thanks again, Donna and Barry M.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Padova, Italia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

We were really lucky to choose this hotel. The location is very good because you are like 3 min from Ponte Vecchio. Everything was clean and the staff was really nice and helpful. If you want to have a dinner and at the same moment see all Firenze, this hotel would sutisfied you. There is terrace with amazing view!! Thank you for fantastic holiday!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Guicciardini 13, 50125 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #66 of 460 Hotels in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Restaurant La Scaletta 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
a charming Hotel with character, where paying attention to your every need, and the desire to make you happy, is not just our work, but our very real pleasure. For us, clients are never just 'numbers', but real people who we want to feel special, because your satisfaction is the greatest gift we could receive. There are many reasons to travel, but that which makes every trip truly special are the emotions that it evokes, which become the souvenir that you carry forever in your heart, not just of the fantastic places you have visited, but also of the people, who in their own small way have contributed to making every moment perfect and unforgettable. ... more   less 
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