We stayed at this HGI well outside of the romantic, older section of Florence recently and had a lovely time. Although, as I said, it's not near the touristy area, all parts of Florence are readily accessible because the bus runs very near to the hotel. I like staying a bit outside the action. I think you meet more "real" people that way.
The hotel was very modern and had many amenities. Everyone was cordial and helpful. I would improve the breakfast buffet. Our favorite part of the hotel was the hotel bar run by Giorgio, a great guy. He keeps the patrons engaged with his stories and with each other. By the second night, in spite of the modern decor, I felt like I was at Cheers, with all my old friends. We met many travelers from other places and had many interesting conversations.
Be sure not to miss what the neighborhood around the hotel has to offer. The park across the street is modern and very pretty, the "superstore" across the way is fascinating. We bought oregano, basil, tomato paste, socks, slippers and bath gel as souvenirs and gifts for ourselves. Lady Mary, a women's boutique, by the place you would purchase your bus tickets, has wonderful clothes and scarves, too. It is a great place to shop.