I stayed 2 nights in this hotel in September, 2012. As for the rooms, they look much prettier on the pictures, than in the real life. When you see them, it's hard not to get a somewhat despondent feeling: colours are dark and don't look right togehter, the furniture, surely, has seen better days. But I didn't care much, since I only needed some place to sleep at night, after long hours of exploring Florence.
The fridge was a real trouble, though, 'cause it was making a terrible noise and I couldn't switch it off. Everytime it sounded like a crushing helicopter, so I had to take all the shelves out, just to decrease the sound.
The service as such was limited and not staff was not entirely friendly, but I didn't care much, either.
WiFi was a problem. It's free and available in the rooms, but you cannot access https: sites, that is, check you e-mail or buy anything online, tickets, e.g. - big inconvenience, if you are on your way. I managed to solve the problem at the PC in the hall on the groud floor.
Location was ok, just 20 minutes from the Duomo - Santa-Maria del Fiore and 10 minutes at most from Santa-Maria Novella railway station.
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