I stayed at this hotel last month for 4 nights. We were in a top floor room with a view over the ponte vecchio and arno. Definitely a "room with a view". On driving into Firenze some streets were blocked off and we had difficulty finding the hotel. The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful (than you Francesca). We checked in, they took care of our car, and we went to the 5th floor in a tiny but adequate elevator , went to our room, and found our oasis in Florence. The room was massive, huge kingsize bed, white sheets, white curtains, gorgeous white curtains that enveloped around the entire bed, beautiful fixtures and fittings, huge wonderful bathroom.
Breakfast was good, they would cook bacon, eggs any style and there was a good continental style selection on the buffet. I dont agree with the previous review that breakfast was not good.
The location of this hotel is the best in Florence, it IS as simple as that, you are on the lungarno next to the ponte vecchio.....fabulous.
Yes, there was a smell, you could only notice it in the reception area, once away from there it was gone. I didnt think it was sewerage but rather scents from the spa (which is were I traced it to be coming from).
Our room was cleaned twice daily and meticulously. Beautiful towels, clean gorgeous sheets, spotless. I left the housekeeper a tip I was so impressed.
I am slightly older than most of the crowd (groovy young things in Firenze) so could feel "out of it " if that was a problem, at no time did I feel uncomfortable or that the staff (bar upstairs which is wonderful) were judging me or my partner.
This place is highly recommended by me. I would return in a heart beat.
Now I am going to review Portrait Suites in Rome, which was also fabulous..I just love Italy.
- 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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