Just spent some time in Florence admiring the art and historical locations and whilst there stayed at this wonderful hotel that we found via TripAdvisor. This cute place is steps away from the Santa Maria Novella train station which was a bonus. We arrived around 100pm and were able to check in and deposit our bags so we could push on to the real sites of the town. The front desk spoke flawless English (good for us since our Italian is very flawed) and offered to allow us to stay (at the same price) in an apartment that was on the 1st floor tucked in the back. The apartment had everything that we wanted and needed - all clean and top shape. There was also a refrigerator as well as stove and other cooking utensils for anyone interested in staying there a longer time and wanting to cook on their own. The apartment had a spare bed on the 1st floor and up on the loft level was a nice queen sized bed, plenty of space to spread belongings out and a TV (for those that really feel the need...).
A continental breakfast was included in our very affordable price and was put on back in the main section of the hotel (a few steps) and upstairs.
I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone and one note - when leaving the station to walk to this place, scoot there via the underground passage in order to avoid the hustle and bustle (and cobblestones) of the streets. Though it is very close to the station, the narrowness, busy streets near the station and bumpy walkways make it a bit difficult for lugging suitcases around. The underground passage will allow you to cross beneath all that and pop up about 25m from the hotel. Look for the hotel sign on the building since it is easier to see than the actual address number.... and enjoy!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Cosimo de' Medici is ideally located in the heart of Florence’s historic center, round the corner from the Santa Maria Novella train station, two steps from from the Duomo of Florence.Situated inside the ancient palace of the Fratelli Alinari art printing house and recently restored, Cosimo de' Medici Hotel in Florence, Italy offers 27 rooms 15 Classic rooms decorated with antique hand painted Florentine furniture and 12 Modern rooms providing the warm sensations of interior design and contemporary style. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Cosimo De Medici
- Cosimo De Medici Hotel