This was city # 2 of our excellent adventure in Italy. As we had a car, it was important to have a hotel that would accommodate parking. What better place than a hotel off the autostrada that offered gratis shuttles to the city and free parking. And being a chain hotel , there was expected consistency and no surprises.
Hotel was relatively easy to find, look for the bright blue sign. Check in was good, front desk clerks were very helpful with suggestions and directions. We had a triple room, good sized and clean. Washroom as well. Opted for the Executive room, which had a kettle and nespresso machine. Had no problems with Wifi, and and they do have a computer in the lobby for all to use.
Breakfast was adequate with a large selection of food (could be better) We had one dinner at the hotel, which was ok. Of note, the staff at the restaurant were very hard working and did their best as it does get busy. There are a couple of restaurants nearby walkable distance,(we drove) that were good and recommended.
We did make use of the shuttle bus offered and it was a definite plus. Driving in Florence was more difficult than expected, even more so than in Rome. We had an appointment to make one day, and we did use a taxi, 40Euro to the city. There is also a public transit bus that can be taken to get into Florence, about a 10 min walk, which we thought about using, but did not,
There was an outdoor pool at the hotel as well as a fitness room. Pool not used, fitness room used. Also a definite plus.
Because we used this location as base, it allowed us to car travel to other parts of Tuscany, Pisa, Cinque Terre, and outlet mall shopping with relative ease, all within manageable distance day trips.
Bottom line,good stay, better than expected, had everything we needed and would stay again
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Novotel Firenze Nord Aeroporto is a comfortable 180-room 4-star hotel ideally located near the airport and A1 highway, giving easy access to Florence city center and the train station. 9 meeting rooms and free WIFI available. Shuttle to airport and city center runs at fixed times, subject to booking and availability. Perfect for business or leisure, the hotel offers rooms for 2 adults and 2 children, restaurant, bar, open air swimming pool and indoor car park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Novotel Firenze Nord Aeroporto Hotel Florence
- Novotel Hotel Florence
- Novotel Florence
- Sesto Fiorentino Novotel