My husband and I really loved Il Ghiro. The descriptions we read online were spot on. This is a clean and friendly place to stay in a great location in the center of Florence. Il Ghiro provided us with great directions to get to the B&B from the Santa Maria Novella train station. It was a short walk (about 5 minutes) and easy to find. We were let in immediately and they helped carry our luggage up the four flights of stairs (yes, that was one of the few negatives). Although Il Ghiro is a part hostel, we had a private room with a private bathroom and never felt like we were staying in a hostel. The room was clean and although not large, we certainly didn't feel cramped. The bed was fine - not too small and comfortable enough for us. A ceiling fan helped cool the room during a particularly warm April day, and wood beams on the ceiling provided a nice charm. We rarely heard any one in the other rooms. The internet was not strong in our room, but it was enough for us to get online and do our usual browsing. Considering we didn't have to pay extra, it was great. Il Ghiro was an easy walk to most places in Florence. I think the longest we had to walk to get to anywhere was 20 minutes, although the Duomo was only about 10 minutes.
Some things to consider: Yes, it is on the fourth floor with no elevator. But we were already climbing a lot of stairs in Florence, so this wasn't that big of a deal for us. We did hear the street noise at night. It didn't really bother us because were so tired, but if you're really sensitive to noise, something to consider. Finally, this is a basic room. Don't expect a lot of amenities. However, for such a low price in Italy, you can't beat the good service and clean rooms.
- Also Known As:
- Il Ghiro Hotel
- Il Ghiro Hotel Florence
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Il Ghiro is a small Guesthouse just two blocks from the Railway Station of Santa Maria Novella and one from S.Lorenzo market , in a quiet pedestrian street.Credit cards accepted , free luggage storage on arrival and departure. Free WI-FI in the rooms and one PC at your disposal in the lounge, 24/7. Kitchen facilities, coffee maker and water kettle included. TV- DVD SAT in every room and air-conditioning in the ensuite rooms. Laundry available. Complimentary coffee & tea . ... more less
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