We had a hard time finding an affordable place in the heart of Florence for 6 nights in September - lots of very expensive hotels or cheap ones that look like dumps, but this place was great!
When you get there, be sure to NOT drag your suit cases up the huge flight of stairs you first come across. This is not the hotel. The hotel is accessed through the next doorway. You go up 3-4 steps and onto a tiny elevator that holds two people, or one person and one suitcase. Alternatively, you can climb 97 steps. Not so bad on the way down.
Our room was right off the lobby area and didn't require any other steps to get to, which was nice. It was a quad room -a king and two twins. Italian tile floor, bright cheery yellow walls, and antique furniture. Very large bathroom with a window, toilet, bidet, tiny shower, and sink.
There was air conditioning you could adjust yourself which was very nice. We didn't turn on the TV. The room was clean, but if you walked across the tile floor in socks for awhile, they did get dirty. Not too big of a deal but if you need 100% cleanliness, just FYI.
The only real complaint I had may not apply to many people. I have extremely, annoyingly aute hearing, especially for high-pitched noises. There is an electronic key-card scanner in every room and out in the hallway which is for the maids. These make a steady, very high-pitched noise. Apparently no one else could hear them, but if you have super senses like I do, just be aware. I found that if I slept in the bed farthest from the door and put on my white noise machine, I couldn't hear it at night.
We did the breakfast twice. It was ok. Not that good. The coffee maker didn't work and another guest had to show us how to use the espresso maker. We ended up gettting a pastry, coffee or hot chocolate from one of the many nearby cafes, and grabbing a yogurt at a nearby grocery store for some extra protein.
The location is wonderful. Couldn't get any better. Steps from Palazzo Pitti and Ponte Vecchio. Within walking distance to everything, from the train station to San Marco to the Brancacci Chapel. Lots of shops and restaurants in the area.
The people were very friendly and helpful and made us our Brancacci chapel reservation and recommended restaurants.
This may be able to go without saying, but this place is not Wheelchair accessible! Even with the elevator, there will still be stairs.
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All in all it is a positive comment though some things are not to your liking
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The old terracotta floors of the building (the floor will have perhaps 100 years) is cleaned and then treated with wax so maybe with white socks becomes dirty on a bit.
Of steps it is true that there are a lot of, are a feature Hotel Facts that ... not surprisingly .. is called "La Scaletta" (the Ladder)
Sorry for the coffee machine was not working that day, for the rest also we have good yogurt
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