We stayed at La Casa di Morfeo for three nights in December. It is a wonderful small hotel in the heart of Florence situated inside an apartment house. You might miss it at first, but be vigilant as it is worth the search. The staff was very warm and helpful to us and gave us excellent advice as to what places to see and how to get to them. A small hint: the lighting in the hallway is not always on (an attempt to save electricity I assume). There is a switch in the hallway you can use. I do not remember its exact location, but the staff will show you where it is.
We were visiting our daughter and her family and when they joined us for breakfast one day, they were very well received - even the 5 and 7 year old boys. We were told we would have to pay for the extra breakfasts ahead of time so we were pleasantly surprised when they told us the boys were not charged.
We also received excellent suggestions for dinners. The only warning is be aware that the numbering system for addresses in Florence is not good. We were told by our daughter that businesses and homes are numbered differently so you cannot necessarily follow the numbers in order as we do in the states.
We recommend this hotel highly and would stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The property was completely renewed on the 2013. Fresh and pleasant ambiences with a touch of glamour make this hotel a perfect "oasis" of relax. The Hotel La Casa di Morfeo is located in the folkloristic area of Santa Croce, in the true heart of Florence's historical center but out of the most crowded and noisy places. Art and culture, good food and night life are mostly concentrated in our area. A few minutes walking and you can see the Uffizi's Gallery or Ponte Vecchio's beauty, the magnificient Duomo's Cathedral or discover the "Oltrarno" 's area. Would you go for some outdoor fitness area or for a relaxing walking surrounded by nature and history? Just follow the river Arno! In our neighborhood you can really experience the typical florentine atmosphere: the beauty of our squares going with vintage shops, cool boutiques and artisanal shops where you can find our handcrafted products. And more.. Don't miss a visit to the local market of Sant'Ambrogio to discover the true Tuscany food and wines and buy some delicious souvenir or having a tasty experience! Last but not least: whatever you mean as "nightlife" you can surely find the perfect place for you: sit and realx in a traditional Enoteca (winebar) or in a fancy restaurant to enjoy your dinner, or join the movida for an "aperitivo" in a pub or in a disco! Suitable for families and couples and solotravellers, leisure or business travellers it offers the guests an intimate atmosphere with professional and careful staff. ... more less
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