First... While traveling we got a price alert online, they offered a considerable reduction in rates, so we took advantage of it.
Our first impression was...wow, we lucked out. We stayed a week but as wonderful as the staff was...you needed a send of humor to deal with what this elegant hotel has become. WiFi only works in the lobby, fortunately there are lots of sofas, chairs and tables as everyone is camped out in the lobby. There are three elegant sitting rooms opening off of the stocked bar...but no bartender. The rooms were big, for when there were no king beds...now they are tight but you do have excellent king beds. The bath was large, attractive, well stocked.... But the shower head was loose and thus drooped down aiming at the end wall. I could go on...it,s plusses, worth the price we paid...E100 with breakfast. It was clean. The staff was attentive and helpful. The location is convenient, close to sights, restaurants and shopping. The negatives are the staff is handicapped by an ownership that is not investing in repairs, maintenance and sufficient staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Boscolo Astoria Firenze is the ideal choice for your stay: you'll be accommodated in the rooms of the Palazzo Gaddi and Palazzo Arrighetti, historic buildings belonging to noble Florentine families, where art recounts the passage of centuries every step of the way. Indeed, it was while living at Palazzo Gaddi that the great English author John Milton found inspiration for his masterpiece, Paradise Lost, and in these very rooms that he wrote it. The noble past of Hotel Boscolo Astoria Firenze is also reflected in its location: the church of Santa Maria Novella, abounding in great art, is right nearby (as is the convenient railway station with the same name), and a short stroll will take you directly to Florence's historic centre. An undeniable advantage that puts the most beautiful areas of the city right at your fingertips. The prestigious salons of the luxury Hotel Boscolo Astoria Firenze, decorated in original Florentine Baroque style, are the perfect backdrop for important events. The restaurant will pamper you with typical Tuscany and Mediterranean dishes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Boscolo Hotel Florence