When I booked into the Bellettini it was mainly because the price was right. I wasn't too fussed beyond that and had no great expectations for it.
So I was pleasantly surprised by what I found. The manager got another member of staff to help me with my suitcase up the stairs (without an expectant hand reaching out for a tip either!) and I settled in to my room.
The room was small, it's true, but not suffocatingly so. The location of the hotel is fabulous, right in the centre of things. I even had a wee bit of a view over the neighbouring buildings to the Medici chapel. The hotel itself is slightly quirky in that it is clear that it sort of goes from one building into one next door, so there are odd shaped corridors and half steps here and there, which just add to its charm.
Breakfast was good - a few hot things (I got quite addicted to those tiny little frankfurts) and a range of pastries, bread and cereal.
Best of all were the staff. They were unfailingly warm, friendly and helpful. I suffered a terrible bout of sciatica when I was there, and the manager called about 10 different places until she found me a physio and chiropractor who could help me.
I get the feeling that is a family run hotel, and that even the staff who are not related are part of the family. Always ready with a friendly smile, they joked with my friend and I every day about how well we were doing at keeping the economy of Florence up with our shopping.
I really enjoyed my stay at the Bellettini and recommend it heartily to anyone looking for a simple, clean, inexpensive hotel in Florence.
- Also Known As:
- Bellettini Hotel Florence
- Hotel Bellettini
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Bellettini is located in the historical center of Florence near the most important museums and church. Near the reception there is a little bar for the guest. We are at your disposal to help you during your stay to do restaurants and museums reservations, tours, arrange train tickets. ... more less
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