Great location within 20 minutes by foot from city centre and a shuttle running mornings and evenings with a large pause during lunchtime. Small pool in the garden, with low and deep-end, nice enough for kids to play in and refresh from the city heat. Nice breakfast place outside facing the garden, however it is on a first come first served basis and tables are quickly filled, after which it's breakfast inside. Nice large buffet. Main problem with this 5 star hotel was the smokers allowed to smoke in the tiny garden around the pool, which is a real shame as there's no where to escape when kids are swimming. Same thing for breakfast in the morning, when you can smell cigars and cigarettes from people already sitting at tables around the garden while you're enjoying your breakfast. If you stay there, try to get the newly renovated rooms which were very nice and modern. We were there for a week and one night the fire alarm system went on and off every 20 minutes for 3 hours....And no one could stop it. No apologies from management the next day either, until we got so upset that we finally got compensated for that night with apologies. This hotel is not average, but it's unfortunately not fantastic either. It's very good for italian standards and very conveniently located in a city where hotels are outrageously expensive in August, just good from a 5-star hotel international perspective. One of the concierges was extremely friendly and helpful and also spoke a bit of French.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The fine art of hospitality in the heart of town in an 18th century noble palace featuring a splendid garden with outdoor swimming pool, a fully equipped fitness club and meeting rooms overlooking the domes of Florence. At the roof top some suites with jacuzzi on the terrace boast a superb view over the town.The Restaurant “Lorenzo de’ Medici” and the “Conservatory” on the pool offer an all year round enjoyable dining room. The “Jockey Bar”, balancing modern with traditional style is an ideal corner for relaxing moments. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Medici
- Grand Hotel Florence