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“great boutique hotel experience in Florence, intimate, modern, very hip, fab location and great customer service.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Continentale
Ranked #41 of 422 Hotels in Florence
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San Francisco, California
1 review
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“great boutique hotel experience in Florence, intimate, modern, very hip, fab location and great customer service.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

After spending two weeks @ one of the most exclusive, partial ownership palazzos in Florence, I needed a place for the last three nights before departing my favorite city. The concierge from my Palazzo called the Continentale as their recommendation. This small boutique hotel, one of the Ferragamo family group, was a lovely surprise. It's fresh, hip. very intimate (including the lounge elevator) with a taste of good,modern, Italian design. My room wasn't large but it's exciting, innovative design w/ great use of every inch was very comfortable and enjoyable. Great outdoor, rooftop bar and nooks around many corners for reading, T.V., meditation, cocktails, conversation, etc. The staff was fab, courteous and helpful. After 2 weeks of ultimate luxury, this place was a great way to spend my last 3 nights in a fun and modern Italian experience!! Wonderful location and also a great value for a wonderful experience!!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Continentale its on a great location in front of the ponte vechio and close to all touristic places in florence. Hotel rooms are nice , clean and confortable. On the 5 th floor they have a wonderfull lounge overlooking the ponte vechio. No doubt i would stay in the continentale if in florence again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Italy
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

The hotel is part of the Ferragamo chain of boutique hotels. My room was huge and big. I have noticed that some of the room furnitures were not well maintained. In particular the very nice mini bar trunk was partly broken. Apart from that the room was really nice, modern and cozy. Very nice view from sky-bar!
Breakfast was not included and the price was shamefully pricey!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nl39
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Singapore
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27 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

Stayed 2 nights at the Continentale Hotel and was bowled over by the hospitality as well as the trendy touches at the hotel. The location was perfect - close to the main street but yet not overly noisy. It was difficult trying to drive to the hotel as most of the small lanes leading to the place as pointed out by our GPS were closed. So if you are driving, best to flag a local taxi and get the driver to guide you there.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank j0annesim
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Brooklyn, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

An absolute disappointment.

On our recent two week trip through Italy this was my wife and my LEAST favorite stay by far. The Continentale bills itself as being a personal and catering establishment and we found it anything but. Cold, impersonal, unfriendly—and with the exception of a few moments—unhelpful. And that is just the staff. I can’t tell you how surprised I am at the favorable reviews on TripAdvisor.

I’ll lead with the positives. The location is great.. The Sky lounge upstairs, is ridiculously overpriced but a very cool spot. There is very accessible free wifi. And the room size was fine. We did manage to find one friendly and helpful concierge who did get us advanced tickets to the Uffizi and the Academia, and that was very, very helpful.

Everything else was pretty much a disaster. As I said the service was cold and unapproachable. One evening we asked to have dinner reservations made the front desk simply forgot to do it, and then suggested we just “try someplace else. How about the restaurant in our sister hotel.” We inquired about a driver to take us to our next stay in Montepulciano and were informed that was not possible. (Our next hotel arranged it without a hitch by the way). There is usually only one person at the desk at a time, so the line for service tends to build up.

As for the room. Again, size was ok. Décor was, well ridiculous. Maybe some will appreciate the over the top euro-trendy style of the room and the main hotel (complete with elevators straight out of a Kubrick film) but it was not for us. However, that is not really my complaint. The room SMELLED. Whether it was the cleaning solutions used, or as I suspect MOLD, it was pretty unpleasant. (I’ve attached pictures of mold growing in the shower—that I suspect was the culprit.)

To make matters worse, one afternoon we returned to our room to find a worker dismantling the ceiling in our bathroom. NO WARNING from the front desk that we just passed. In fact when we went down to complain we were told “No, there is no one in your room.” When I finally convinced them that there was in fact a gentleman in my room. They agreed, and said he’d be done in a few hours. No apology, no suggestion of how to remedy the situation. Nothing.
All and all an unfriendly, unpleasant stay at a hotel that is desperately trying to be trendy and cool—in a way that just comes off as forced and cold. The location is terrific but there has to be better, more accommodating hotels in that area.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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New Delhi, India
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

This hotel is in the heart of Florence ...the location can not get better. The rooms and bathrooms are very well thought of and comfortable , especially the switches to bring up and down the black-out curtains from the bed-side. The white upholstery is very refreshing, the beds are fluffy and the curtain around the bed adds to the peaceful look of the rooms. The in-room furniture is moveable which gives a lot of space in the room. The view is also fantastic (of the Ponte Vecchio and the River Arno). Breakfast is available at their sister hotel opposite the hotel which is also very sumptuous. This place is highly recommended for tourists as all the exciting sightseeing and museums are around the corner and so are all the shops. The staff is also very alert and quick at service.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank B3Goa
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Burlingame, California
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48 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

We stayed here for 5 nights during our honeymoon recently. Very modern hotel that is located right across the street from the Ponte Vecchio. All the major sites and restaurants are within walking distance.

Breakfast is included with the room and you have the option of going to any of the Lugarno locations. Each of them are a little different so try all of them if you get a chance.

The only problem with being in the heart of Florence is that many people use the Ponte Vecchio at all hours of the night. After the first night, we used our earplugs and had no problems after that.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Continentale
Address: Vicolo dell_Oro 6r, 50123, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Uffizi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Spa Hotel in Florence
#29 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#34 Family Hotel in Florence
#35 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#37 Business Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Continentale 4*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A vibrant and dynamic yet romantic design and luxury hotel in Florence, beautifully evolved in the energy of the 50's. The Hotel Continentale is the place to see and be seen, a catwalk for fashion and desire in the heart of Florence. The elegant and inviting white colors chosen by Florentine architect Michele Bönan evoke harmony, simplicity, and fantasy. Discover refined design and attention to detail throughout this 4 star hotel in Florence near Arno, from handmade leather trunks used as a desk to witty clocks used as a side table. ... more   less 
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