I've just returned from a 5 week round the world trip which included hotels generally rated on Trip Advisor as 4.5 to 5 star ratings.
Upon my return I can state without doubt that this hotel in Florence was among our favourites.
A brilliant choice.
Don't look further. Book this hotel!
Location: Superb. Further from the train station than it looks on the map but very close to the major attractions. The location however is much closer to the Basilica than it appears on Google maps. With this in mind I will attach photos. From the front the hotel is just a single door. If arriving late be sure to email the hotel in advance as they will need to provide entry codes to the door, and will leave a key at the front desk for you. We arrived late, and the entry was no issue. Finding the hotel however… was.
Rooms: I had low expectations. This is Italy and in most cases rooms provided will be old, small and have terrible plumbing. This room was so good it was out of character for Italy. The ceilings were 7 metres high and white. We had a very usable kitchette and the beds were comfortable. This hotel must be congratulated on making our stay one of the most memorable on our round the world trip. It’s actually one of the best hotels we stayed in despite the fact we had the lowest expectations for it.
Staff: The staff we met were all elderly and very sweet Italian women who were able to speak English and with this, went out of their way to make us feel as if they were our Nonna’s and looking after us. We felt very comfortable.
Would I stay again: Most certainly. Although Florence can be a little dirty, this hotel is much cleaner than most – and was our safe haven.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Granduomo Charming Accommodation enjoys a fabulous location in the historic center of Florence. The elegant decor of the aparments, on four floors with elevator service, reflect Italian tastes in the the harmonious colour, the choice of brocades, the furniture, pietra serena , parquet flooring, and travertine marble. The walls, painted in soft, restful colours are embellished with fine stucco works. A charmingly intimate property, the Granduomo offers guests the atmosphere of a private home and, at the same time, all the amenities of a Hotel. Twelve windows overlook the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Duomo, our guests can enjoy their stay in the heart of the city, the main monuments and museums, the most exclusive boutiques and all points of cultural and architectural interest are all within walking distance. Garage service is available for our guests upon request. The exclusive location and the refined ambiance are an unspoken invitation to return to enjoy the beauties of our incomparable Florence again and again. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Granduomo Charming Accomodation Hotel Florence