If you want to stay in the centre of Florence and you crave great service in beautiful surroundings, then the Hotel Bernini is the one to choose. A 15th century palace, minutes’ walk away from many major attractions, such as the Uffizi, the Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio.
The hotel is kept in immaculate condition by a charming, warm and friendly team of cleaning staff, who always acknowledge guests and cannot be more helpful.
The Breakfast room is the most amazing setting, beautifully decorated with a frescoed ceiling and historically a meeting place for members of the Italian Parliament. The Breakfast staff lives up to the splendour of the surroundings and provide an exceptional service. Attentive but not intrusive, they are a quiet presence that is a delight. That service carries to the bar, where the elegant barman, Franco, is on hand to cater for all requests. Yet again, a seamless and seemingly effortless service that sums up the whole culture of the hotel.
Reception staff are charming and there is that lovely Italian chaotic activity that ebbs and flows.
In summary, a most excellent hotel, the only thing to change is the printer in the guest area, which is far from efficient. Sorry if this sounds like an official travel review but the hotel deserves the recognition from the guests.
Recommended days out from the hotel, that can be arranged at reception if you pay in cash, are the Cinque Terre (5 fishing villages perched on the rugged coastline) and a taste of Tuscany - Sienna, Pisa and lunch and wine tasting at a winery). Two full days out at a reasonable cost with experienced guides such as Amadeus and Fabrizio, with pick up from the hotel in the morning and drop off at the bus station.
Please stay in this hotel – it is FAB!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Originally a 15th century “Palazzo”, the Hotel Bernini is built according to the Classic Florentine architectural style, with string-course cornices along the walls and wooden shutters giving it a charming antique flavor. The Bernini Palace is located in Florence’s historic center, right behind Piazza della Signoria - just a stone’s throw from the Uffizi and Florence’s main historical attractions. The rooms are 74, Classic, Superior, Deluxe, Junior Suite and Suite, all are fitted out with the best, most up-to-date mod-cons and still preserve the charm of the past. The Tuscan Floor is reminiscent of old world Tuscan colours and themes, very warm and inviting. The new restaurant La Chiostrina is located in a historical courtyard of the hotel, it is the ideal place for delicious gastronimic specialities in Florence, its versatility makes it an excellent restaurant offering an innovative menu. A full breakfast is served in the magnificent Sala Parlamento (complete with a splendid frescoed ceiling) formerly a meeting place for members of Parliament and Senators of the Kingdom of Italy ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bernini Palace By Baglioni Hotel