We originally wanted to stay at the Hotel Brunelleschi in Florence but when booking online we saw a great deal for their sister property, Palazzo Ruspoli. We paid 184 euros for 2 nights. The location was awesome. It was just a few hundred metres from the Duomo on the main street. It was a bit noisy because the street was a bus route but you sacrifice the noise for the great location.
We were concerned about the reviews on trip advisor as compared to the Hotel Brunelleschi but overall we were very satisfied with the Palazzo Ruspoli cause you felt like you were at home or visiting someone's place.
The room we had was roomy enough, with a king bed. It was an older building so floors were a little squeaky and a little bit of dust but nothing too bad. The bathroom in the room was very small by north american standards but you are in Europe so you get used to it. The shower was super tiny, you can't turn and it leaked a bit. One night that I wanted to shower there was no hot water but once we called the front desk they were very apologetic and sent someone to look into it right away. It wasn't a big deal.
Breakfast was great. It was the best breakfast we had in all the b&b's we stayed at during our 10 day trip to Italy. They had someone make you a fresh cappuccino or espresso and a large selection of croissants, buns, crackers, cookies, fruit, meats, yogurts and cheeses.
The staff were great. Lorenzo worked at both locations and was so helpful when we asked for directions anywhere or recommendations for where to eat in Florence. He actually arranged for us to hire a private driver (Sandro) who took us through Tuscany visiting Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti, Greve, etc. It was the best tour ever and great because we stopped and went as we pleased.
Fopr what we paid, Palazzo Ruspoli is definitely a place I would recommend.
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- Also Known As:
- Palazzo Ruspoli Florence
- Palazzo Ruspoli Hotel Florence