Needed a central hotel as it was a flying visit which covered a couple of nights. It also needed to be near the train station as this is where we had to get the coach. It ticked the boxes on both counts. Only 10 minutes walk from the station and you are right it the heart of Florence.
The hotel is easy to find. TIP: If you have heavy luggage use the lift as the reception is on the 3rd floor. We arrived at 1pm and were allowed straight into the room after a warm welcome. The room was spacious and well decorated but the best part was the view. Opened the widow to have a perfect view of the Duomo. I did ask for a view as it was a special occasion and they would do their best and they did.
Breakfast is included in the price and has everything you would expect. Plenty to choose from and all looked after by extremely smiley/friendly staff. Which can also be said for the reception staff which are there 24 hours (help with directions and Italian power adapter).
The hotel itself is located on the main street that links the Duomo and Piazza della Signoria (approx 5 minutes walk) so you really are in the middle.
I would recommend Hotel Bigallo to anyone looking for a value for money stay in Florence. This is not a 5 star hotel so for those who have written bad reviews about breakfast/noise/friendliness of staff all I would add is you get a continental breakfast, your are right opposite the Duomo and things are sometimes lost in translation!
Further to those whole complain about noise the windows/shutters actually seal out 95% of the noise. The bells of the Duomo start at 7am so you are up and on the go and you can watch Florence wake up which is a great thing form your window.
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- Also Known As:
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