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Hotel Restaurant La Scaletta
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Guicciardini 13, 50125 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #63 of 461 hotels in Florence
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“Nice and well located”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Location, location, location. La Scaletta is perfect when it comes to location, just one block from the Ponte Vecchio . Service is excellent. The rooms are nice. Our bathroom was a bit smelly, but all in all we had a great experience. Dinner at the restaurant on the rooftop is highly recommended. Same goes for breakfast.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Fabrizio F, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Restaurant La Scaletta, responded to this review, June 8, 2014
Dear Mr. P.,

Thank you so much for the nice review. Great that you enjoyed your stay.
Hope to welcome you again next time that you'll be in Florence we wish you
All the Best!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We booked 2 luxury rooms in this hotel and were given the the Blue room and the Brown room. The rooms are spacious and have pretty much everything you need.
The hotel has lots of character and is in a brilliant location, in that it is very close to the major sites, but is quiet.
We had breakfast included in the price which was fine and the views from the terrace are beautiful: they overlook the Boboli Gardens. The rooftop terrace is small and I would advise you to book but it is well worth it. There is a minimum charge of 50 euros per per person but you are paying for the view as well for the lovely food.
The staff are friendly and helpful and we were very impressed with the service in the breakfast room/ bar/ restaurant. If we ever return to Florence, we will be back!

Room Tip: We had rooms facing the courtyard and they were very quiet. I would imagine this would also be the c...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Fabrizio F, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Restaurant La Scaletta, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Dear Mr.&Mrs.,

Thanks so much of rate kind review and for the used to write it.
All the staff send you a big "Ciao!.
See you next time.
All the Best!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Great location, great staff, restaurant with stunning views! Our room was huge with a private bathroom and small balcony. We were walking distance from everything and the staff was so helpful. My friends and I had to book here at the lags minute and they were very accommodating. Would stay here again!

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Fabrizio F, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Restaurant La Scaletta, responded to this review, June 8, 2014
Dear Mrs. J.,

Thanks so much for the nice review! It's a pleasure hear your nice words and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay!
Look forward to welcome you again in the future.
All the Best!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

You can't beat the view from their terrace restaurant where you can enjoy your breakfast or supper. Our room was a little small, but very clean and comfortable. Staff was accommodating and helpful. The location, next door to Palazzo Pitti and a two minute walk to Ponte Vecchio is fantastic. Also, the street right out front is where the shopping begins. Would stay here again given the chance.

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Fabrizio F, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Restaurant La Scaletta, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Dear Mr./Mrs.,

Thank you very much for the nice review! It's a pleasure hear your words that means that we are working well.
Really Hope to welcome you in the future.
All the Best!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The hotel is in a perfect location overlooking the boboli gardens (from the roof terrace). The staff were excellent, the breakfast was varied and for the price...best meal you'll eat all day. The room was smaller than I was expecting but it was very clean and comfortable...and amazingly quiet, bathroom was good and the room was made daily. I would recommend the hotel to anyone and if I go back to Florence, I will book the Hotel La Scaletta again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fabrizio F, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Restaurant La Scaletta, responded to this review, May 27, 2014
Dear Mr. A.,

Thanks so much for the kind review and for the used to write it. It's a pleasure hear words like yours, means that we are doing a great job and we wish to welcome you again in the future.
All the Best!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights in May and had a wonderful stay. Literally a minutes walk from the end of the bridge. The porter took our bags straight from the road to the lift for us, so there was no struggle. We definitely used the lifts each time (going up), a bit small but adequant for 2 persons.
We had a VERY nice room, one of the refurbished rooms, very roomy, comfy beds, and nice to have a kettle for our own use! Lovely views, great comfortable beds and headboards. Powerful showers and hot water plentiful. Food was usual fare for breakfast, but we chose to eat in the breakfast room as opposed to the terrace as the bannister up to the terrace was a bit rickerty, and if you need to hold a tray of food in your hands, there a chance of a topple. The restaurant was a lovely experience, great panaramic views and the food and service impeccable, do give it a try! Would happily stay again if I find myself in Florence.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fabrizio F, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Restaurant La Scaletta, responded to this review, May 24, 2014
Dear Mrs. C.,

Thanks so much! It's really a pleasure hear your words!
We hope to welcome you again in the future and maybe drink a glass of wine on the terrace.
All the Best!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The hotel's location for seeing the sights of Florence is absolutely perfect. We had a luxury suite (no.53) with beautiful frescoed ceiling and great character, small balcony and view over gardens. It was unbelievably quiet. The112 steps to get there from the entrance (slightly fewer but slower if the lift was used for part) was testing at first but after four days and despite walking seven hours a day outside we (one of us being 69) were getting used to it and feeling much fitter! Bed was large but very firm, fine linen, and excellent reading lights. The two small newly refurbished wash rooms are smart (one with shower and basin, the other with loo, bidet, and basin) but are very cramped and a very large person might find them difficult. Also there is no shelf or flat surface on which to put toiletries etc. but that may yet be provided. The bath is in the main room.
Breakfast was good and while not exceptional was excellent value with lots of variety with something for almost everyone. It could be taken on the glorious terrace overlooking the Boboli gardens.

The staff were universally helpful and charming, at reception and in the breakfast room and on the terrace. We would return and would highly recommend this hotel to anyone not daunted by there being a number of steps to climb; but in a building of this type all rooms will be different. We were fortunate in having a good large characterful quiet room overlooking the gardens, and for us felt it justified the higher cost.

Room Tip: First floor or above at rear of building will be quieter. By using the lift some will be more easily...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fabrizio F, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Restaurant La Scaletta, responded to this review, May 24, 2014
Dear Mr. H.,

Thanks so much for the kind review =)
Yes, it's true our Hotel is good to get fit during a stay in Italy, good wines, food and ice cream will disappear doing all the stairs of our Hotel.
We hope that you be back again in the future.
All the Best!
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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 ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #63 of 461 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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