This is a beautiful old mansion converted into suite style rooms. our family of 4 had a nice two bedroom suite. very spacious and comfortable. for americans there are a few quirks, which may be typical for florence... it was hard to get enough hot water for all of us to shower, and tricky to control the temperature of the rooms, but it was great having space for all of us to spread out. shower inside bathroom didnt have hot waer but new free standing shower in separate alcove in our space was very nice. lots of beautiful soaps but we often had to ask for more towels or toilet paper... promptly remedied, but having to ask was one of those little quirks where if you have a true five star expectation you might be annoyed. great location in a nice area just a ten minute walk from the ponte vecchio. staff at front desk was very very helpful and friendly. This is an elegant mansion but people looking for true five star amenities in every respect may take issue... the conversion makes the place a bit more interesting and funky than a conventional formal location. gorgeous roof terrace and courtyard, nice small work out room. beautiful dining room BUT I would say there was some oddness around dining. open from 7:30 to 10:30... over our stay we spanned the times... not really set up at 7:30 one morning when we were catching an early train, and first few days when we came jetlagged to breakfast close to 10:30 closing time we got a very grumpy reception from the waiter. there is an attempt at formal service for coffee, and the one waiter for the dining room seemed overworked.... self serve coffee in the dining room would make things easier for everyone... especially americans who want large amounts of coffee quickly... service was slow for coffee and it was very tough to get a second cup. self serve machines in lobby were great in comparison. we had one waiter during our stay who was outright rude and grumpy... others were very gracious. we really enjoyed our stay.... would not recommend for older people as there are many stairs and uneven stairs, etc... not an issue for us but would be for some....
- 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