We stayed here three nights with two children, ages 7 and 10. Used Hilton Honors points to book the room and arranged (with the hotel staff directly, via email) to have an upgrade to a room that would accommodate 2 adults and 2 children. (A tip for families: If you are using Hilton Honors points in Europe, most hotels do not have published family rooms. If you contact the hotels directly, however, it is often possible to make arrangements for a sofa bed or other arrangements to accommodate children.)
The rooms in the hotel are gorgeous -- ultra modern furnishings, very nice bath fixtures, very quiet. There is also free wireless Internet and free business center (something for which a lot of other hotels in the local will charge $20 per day). The staff is extremely gracious and helpful, and there is also a nice collection of books -- in many languages on many subjects -- in the lobby that guests are welcome to borrow, also at no charge. There is a restaurant and bar on site and the pasta was cooked __ perfectly __.
The one down-side to the hotel is the location, approx. 10 minutes by bus from the City Center. There is a direct bus line across the street from the hotel, however, that is clean and safe. A couple of times, we took the taxi back to the hotel (once because it was during a bus strike and once because our kids were exhausted and the bus seemed to be taking a very long time.)
I think the hotel -- through its staff and very lovely accommodations -- tries harder than other hotels because they know they are not perfectly located. If you are willing to stay 10 minutes outside the center of Florence, this is a very good place. This would also be a very good place if you are renting a car -- as it would be easy to keep a car here and get out to the roads to explore Tuscany.
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