Hotel recommended by friends who had stayed a month previous.
It does have a very small elevator to get to the main desk and you may have to haul your luggage through some steps to get to your room. Italy makes few consessions to handicapped people in hotels or general sight seeing, so be prepared if you have trouble walking.
The room was of adequate size, with the typical small bathroom. The shower was so small, I could barely fit and I am not a large man.
Some tiles on the floor were loose in our room #22, which pinched my foot a couple of times.
Those are where the complaints end. They have a wonderful breakfast and their restaurant is very good and not unreasonable for Florence.
The location, 1 block from the Ponte Vecchio is great. A complete grocery store (Sapori Dintorini Conrad) is just around the corner and has everything you need from wine to meats, cheeses, fresh bread, vegetables and fruit. Go there even if you don't need anything to look around.
When they call a taxi, it us there in just minutes.
Now a word about the front desk. It was absolutely the best I have encountered anywhere. From suggestions of restaurants, to arranging tours and where the closest laundry is. I found this to be the case on all shifts, without exception. We actually left a tip for them upon departure. The same can be said for their wait staff. Though they are limited on help, and you might wait a bit, they are always at work and always smiling.
Don't miss a chance to rent a Segway, across from the Pitti Palace. Of the four of us travelling, the youngest was 63 and oldest 70. Two had never ridden one before and were old pros after 5 minutes. You get scant instructions, so I took the beginners to a small area whre there were few people and got them comfortable. We used them for two hours, going up the hill to Piazza Micheangelo and back down the far side. Be carfeful, as you will be with traffic part time, but it is a hoot.
I highly recommend this hotel.
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- 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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