My husband and I just returned from 4 nights at this hotel. In all honesty, I was a little skeptical upon wheeling down the tiny cobble stone street to the doors of Hotel Alessandra. We arrived late in the evening and the taxi dropped us at the end of the block due to cobblestone replacement. It can be a little difficult to find but I had looked at the entrance pictures on facebook so I knew basically what I was looking for. The magnificant doors are only the beginning of this midevil magnifigance. Yes, there are quite a few steps but as others have mentioned, they help to offset set the gellati intake. We mostly preferred the steps to the life (except when transporting our luggage to and from). When we arrived at the 3rd floor, the door we were greated by the most charming, helpful and loving concierge, Monti. As we would come to know over the next four days, this man is so special. Charismatic, charming and caring are just a few of the adjectives which would describe him He made our stay perfect.
The location is perfect. Around the corner from the "Park Ave" stores of Florence like Gucci and Tiffany. You can walk everywhere and anywhere. We were so nicely upgraded to a room with a view of the Arno which was beautiful. Breakfast was nice. Our room was large and our bathroom was beautiful. This was our first trip to Italy so we were rookies. We were visiting our daughter who is studying in Florence for this semester. I am so thankful to have selected this hotel. Our daughter also agreed that Hotel Alessandra was the perfect choice.
Please send our appreciation, love and kisses to Monti. "AMORE" He made our stay unforgettable. (Kathleen and Robert - blonde lady with blonde daughter...) Someday we will return...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our family run hotel is right in the heart of Florence old town - near to the Uffizi Gallery and Ponte Vecchio. Without doubt, Hotel Alessandra is one of the most centrally located hotels in Florence. In this privileged position, Hotel Alessandra offers a home away from home, with our friendly team and extensive knowledge of the local area. The hotel entrance is situated on the second floor of the building. You can reach the reception floor using the lift, small but working fine (in the 1400s buildings hadn't been designed with this in mind!) But please note that there are around 30 steps from the entrance on the street level to the departure of the lift. We very much look forward to seeing you! Andrea and Anna ... more less
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