Location: It's great for restaurants and artisan workshops. Florence is also small enough that you can walk to all the major attractions from this hotel. Sadly, there is grafiti in the neighbourhood that gives this area a grotty feel.
Room: Very clean, with unobtrusive servicing twice a day. Unlike other hotels, they wait till you leave the room (you are required to give the key to the reception). Chocolates and mineral water bottles during turndown service were greatly appreciated. Our 3 year looks forward to the chocolates each night.
Furnishings were a little tired but still grand and beautiful. A comfortable sitting area separate from the bedroom is a whole lot of space for our 3 year old to run around (and luckily not break any of the beautiul vases or bottles of wine from the owner's vineyards out in the country)
Our room had a bathtub you might find in a lesser hotel. That was something I feel the hotel should upgrade on. The entire bathroom is old fashion and the toilet seat DOES NOT FIT. In room literature suggests that they renovated last in 2002.
We stayed in the Lucrezia room (all rooms named after the relatives of the owner) which is opposite the reception. This is great if you have a stroller and a grouchy preschooler because the other rooms are via a charming ancient small lift.
Service: Professional and warmth, they are the best I've encountered in 4 hotels in Italy. They will try their best to accomodate any requests and are unobtrusive. My 3 year old adores Nena at the reception!
Breakfast: Good selection of hams, pastries, fruits and juices. Also had scrambled eggs and instant noodles that they call asiatic noodles. Staff at the beautiful breakfast area are very friendly. Thanks to the Filipino supervisor who presents our cappucinos with a heart shape and chocolate. They make a great start to the day!
The internet point is available by 24 hour passes that you can purchase from the reception.
The only thing I am uncomfortable with this hotel is that there is a sign at the reception that offers a free drink at the terrace if you write a positive review in tripadvisor. I didn't go for this offer as it feels like a bribe. This hotel is performing well and does not need this sort of "effort".
Another thing to note is that if you utilise any offer in their website while booking, the special offer (private transfer from/to airport) in tripadvisor is invalid. They failed to communicate this to me even though I mentioned it in my correspondence and booking. This misunderstanding nearly made us late for our flight from Florence!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Palazzo Magnani Feroni is an historical home that for over five hundred years has been at the centre of Florence's aristocratic life: one of the oldest dwellings in the San Frediano neighbourhood, it has stood as an important symbol of the city's history and its artistic value. The class of this elegant renaissance palace, evident upon entering, finds its maximum expression in the sumptuous suites and the luxurious hospitality quarters, furnished with candelabra, statues, paintings and frescoes form the '500. Each suite reflects the refinement of the Renaissance style, with the subtle combination of comfort and modern technology and decorated with tasteful antique furnishings and materials originating from the owners' ancestors' antique collection. Spanning between 80- and 120-square meters (860- and 1300- square feet) in size, the 13 suites each comprise a large living room, bedroom(s) and master bathroom(s). Each includes all amenities expected of a five-star luxury hotel, including stereo, satellite television in both the living room and bedroom, internet port and self-regulating air conditioning units. An architectural jewel of the 16th century, the Palazzo Magnani Feroni belongs to the National Register of Historical Monuments of the State of Italy. Detail and ornamentation characterises the building throughout, surprising the wanderer with frescoes, vaulted ceilings and intricate wood-carvings. The Renaissance decor prevails in this palace of traditional Florentine lay-out. Breakfast, for instance, is served in a 160-square meter salon with hand-crafted wood ceilings illuminated by a large original Murano chandelier. In the winter evenings, this salon serves as an intimate, candle-lit Bar, accessible to Palazzo guests and their friends only. The same rules are applicable to the adjoining Billiard Room, as well as to the In-House Gym, so as to assure the guests with absolute privacy. The beautiful Roof-Top Terrace offers a breathtaking view of the city and houses the Palazzo Bar as soon as the temperature permits. Providing 24-hour Reception and Service, the Palazzo Magnani Feroni is run by a staff dedicated to meet your every need with efficiency and discretion, both prior, during and following your stay. Services include reservations to exclusive restaurants, recommendations of typical local eateries and trattorias, coordination of privileged entrance to the city's museums, airport / train station pick-up, private shopping tours, visits to the Ferrari Museum and private, chauffeured excursions to the beautiful Chianti valley. Also, Palazzo guests choose from a selection of CDs, DVD films and soap fragrances for their suite, as well as benefit from private Guides to shopping and restaurants off the beaten path, personally written by the owners of the Palazzo for an "insider's view" of Florence. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Palazzo Magnani Feroni Florence
- Palazzo Magnani Feroni Hotel Florence