This hotel is conveniently situated at the south end of the Ponte Vecchio with all attractions and eateries within an easy walk. This is the second time my wife and I have stayed in this hotel. The first time we were on the 3rd floor, with a room facing the buildings at the back of the hotel, but this time we decided on a deluxe room with a view. We ended up on the 4th floor in a room with a “double aspect” view; one towards the Via d’Bardi and the other through a 12” square window towards the Ponte Vecchio.
Although deluxe rooms are supposedly on the 5th floor, our room, on the apparently recently refurbished 4th floor, was also classed as deluxe. My only criticism of the room was in the compact bathroom, although the shower pressure was good, it was impossible to escape the close attraction of the shower curtain within the confines of the narrow bath. As for undue street noise, we stayed for 7 nights and I was only disturbed for an hour or so by noise around 6 – 7 one morning.
Breakfast at the hotel was as one would expect for Italian breakfasts and accompanied by pleasant views over Florence.
I would be happy to stay in this hotel again.
Of the places we ate, 3 stand out. For lunch, in the Piazza de Santa Felicia, on the left, from the hotel, in the direction of the Palazzo Pitti , Pane e Olio for a panini and a little further up the lane, the Trattoria Bordino for an excellent evening meal. On the other side, straight across the Ponte Vecchio, in the opposite direction to the Palazzo Pitti, 2nd left into Borgo Santi Apostoli for Ristorante Toto. Both these places did an excellent Florentine Steak but note the price is per 100g of uncooked meat.'
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- Pitti Palace Al Ponte Vecchio Hotel Florence
- Viva Hotel Florence
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