Our bible and rating standard is the Trip Advisor. This particular hotel had not rated as highly as others but could accommodate 5 rooms at a reasonable cost and looked OK. One of the main criticism that we could find in the reviews appeared to be the unhelpfulness of the staff. Our experience was a pleasant surprise. All the staff at the Royal were helpful and obliging. Which included recommendations for restaurants, opening up the breakfast room early and attending to travel arrangements. I guess what you get back from people correlates to what you are prepared to put into them. The hotel itself was absolutely beautiful. Over two hundred years old and up until world war two a private residence, it retains its "old world charm". A magnificent sitting room, courtyard and delightful breakfast area. The rooms are more than reasonable, particularly for crowded Florence. It is a ten to fifteen minute walk to most tourist venues and is a 10 - 15 euro taxi fare from Santa Maria Novella Station. For those fit enough and prepared to lug bags, the Hotel is located about 1.5 kilometres from the SMN station up Via Nationale and on the Via Delle Route off to the right. Car Parking is available.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A splendid Florentine villa built by the end of 1700. Residence of the owners until 1950, it was then turned into a hotel, and in 1990 completely restored by the present management: the Messina family. The Hotel Royal is located in a quiet zone of the town only 500 meters from the Central Station, the Congress Center and from the Cathedral. The hotel has a beautiful ancient garden with a swimming pool in the back and and a large parking place in front for its guests. Both services are for extra charge. All rooms are equipped with color TV with remote control, safe, minibar, direct-dial telephone, air-conditioning, hair-dryer. The stylish furniture grants to all rooms a sober and warm elegance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Hotel Florence