My husband and I stayed here in mid-May. The hotel isn't fancy, but it is clean as a whistle. I was surprised how spacious our room was. It even had a balcony.
The family running the place is very nice and extremely helpful with advice. The wifi was terrific. We stayed at a more upscale hotel a few days later outside Venice and Leopolda's free wifi beat the service there (not free except in public areas) by a mile.
If you don't mind a bit of a walk, the city center is 15-20 minutes away. If you do, there's a bus you can hop on a few steps away from the hotel. A nice variety of restaurants within a 10-minute walk as well.
I've stayed in budget hotels in other European cities that cost more and offered far less. Would definitely recommend this one to travels who don't want to splurge on lodgings.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Leopolda, a three stars category Hotel, is located in a XVIII century's ancient building, bordering the down-town of Florence. Hotel Leopolda is located just only at 15 minutes by walk from the Railway Stn. Of Santa Maria Novella or just only at 4 minutes by bus n° 17, (bus stop just in front of main exit of Railway Stn. Ask to the bus driver for the 2nd bus stop of Via delle Porte Nuove). Hotel Leopolda has been lovingly restored in 2003 by Vivoli family in a quite and comfortable Hotel, offering You large and spacious rooms uncommon in modern hotel.The owners, Marisa and Patrizia, and all of the staff, grant to the Hotel Leopolda the right place to Your staying in Florence for both tourism and business.Hotel Leopolda is also the right place to stay during the exhibitions in "Stazione Leopolda", just 5 minutes walk, or in "Fortezza da Basso", headquarter for all of Pitti fashion's exhibitions. ... more less
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