My husband and I stayed at this hotel and our stay was average. We always check tripadvisor before booking a hotel and believe in the hotel ratings. So with all the good reviews, we expected a lot, and I think it fell short.
Upon arriving at the hotel, the man at the front desk told us we were in room 105. Having read all of the 'terrible' one-star reviews on tripadvisor, I knew that all of the worst rooms are on the first floor. So we asked the gentleman if there wan another room on a higher floor we could stay in. He told us all of the rooms were booked and that 105 is all that is available. We told him we can't stay on the first floor because we heard it's noisy from both the street and from the breakfast room in the morning. He kept saying nothing was available, so then we said we would leave since we hadn't paid yet. Suddenly a room on the fourth floor became available! How miraculous!
We go to our room and it's a decent size and looks ok. The location of the hotel is really good as it's right on a busy street and close to everything.
The negatives are, well, the service we got on the first day, and that the bathroom is very narrow. It's like a long hall. The bathtub is open so that water sprays all over the floor. The bed was not very soft either.
The breakfast buffet was included but lacked a lot of good options. There was juice/coffee/tea, some pastries, fruit, eggs, sausages and cold cuts which sounds good but the quality was lacking.
In a nutshell, the hotel was ok, the breakfast was nothing to write home about, but the service on the first day regarding a room change was poor. After having seen where the room would have been, I can't believe they would even offer that room to customers. My advice is that the hotel is ok, AS LONG AS YOU ARE NOT ANYWHERE ON THE FIRST FLOOR, I.E. THE 100'S. You will get street noise (we could even hear the street from the 4th floor so I can't imagine what the first floor would be like) and the rooms are in between the kitchen and the breakfast room so from early morning you will be woken up by kitchen sounds.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Calzaiuoli is a 4 stars hotel in the historical centre of Florence, 2 minutes walk from Uffizi Gallery and from Cathedral and 10 minutes walk from train station.53 Rooms, wifi connection free, continental buffett breakfast. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Calzaiuoli Hotel Florence