Firstly, this is a very difficult hotel to find! Their website says that walking from the station is "very straightforward and only about a fifteen minute walk down Via delle Belle Donne, left onto Via del Corso and finally left again onto Vie de Medici." Actually the Via delle Belle Donne is nowhere near the station and not the best way to walk to the hotel. Nor does it join with the Via del Corso which is quite some way away. And anyway, if you reach the Via del Corso you've gone too far as the Via de Medici is actually off another road altogether (the Via de Speziali). When I finally found the place (after asking locals who'd never heard of even the street), they told me I wasn't staying at the hotel but that they'd put me in an "apartment" a couple of minutes' walk away. This turned out to be a decent sized room (plus bathroom) with a double and a single bed (I'd booked for just me) and it was quite quiet (which is what I'd asked for). However, there was no TV, no radio, and the lighting was so dim it was really difficult to read. Breakfast was back at the hotel and was basic but OK.
When I checked out at the end of my stay they tried to charge me "tourism tax" for 4 days instead of 3. This could have been a simple mistake, but it's a shame they made it.
So all in all, the room was fine but lit very badly and with no TV. It was cheap and what I got was appropriate for the charge, but don't expect to get anything more than you're paying for!
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- Also Known As:
- Medici Hotel Florence
- Hotel Medici Florence