The hotel is some distance from the Centro Storico which is both positive and negative. It is much quieter than down in the town and possibly a bit cooler being on the hill, but it means you are reliant on buses or taxis to get to and from town unless you are happy to walk. The walk is OK if you don't have a recently operated-on foot (brother) or are in mid-eighties (mother). For me it was fine if rather hot in the day-time. The bus connections are pretty good anyway. There are good walks along the hillside to see a wonderful view of the city, and down the lane at the back towards the Bobolino gardens and the fortress above the Arno.
The hotel is very classy. The rooms were comfortable, the food quite acceptable, if a bit expensive. You might not want to eat there every night if you are there for more than a couple of nights. The staff were friendly and the standard of English spoken was pretty good.Sitting on the verandah with early evening drinks was a very relaxing way to wind down (until I saw the bill for three gin and tonics each night!)
So, overall a nice relaxing place with friendly staff and reasonable food.
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