This was our worst experience of staying at a hotel.
For the same price we had got a good 4 star hotel in Roma (Christoforo colombus). But Cordova in Florence was a big disappointment, firstly the area was not a nice place to stay and seemed pretty scary at night. We could hear the noises (like toilet flushes) of the surrounding rooms.
The hotel was located on 3rd, 4th floor of a building and the lift used to go till 3rd floor only. Apparently the hotel staff could operate/restrict the lift by themselves.
The double bedroom given to us had 3 beds in the room of which 2 were joined to make double bed. The furniture and bedding was quite old and seemed like bought from some second hand store.
The hotel staff would ask us to deposit keys with them every time we went out..not sure why they did that but that meant we had to be back in time to get the keys back else would be left standing on streets.
The breakfast was of poor quality with just cornflakes, milk, tea/coffee and orange juice available.
They had instructions(restrictions) on every thing. If you don't leave your towel on the floor that means they will not change the towels. The bathroom had no essential(bathing soap etc) available.
The room had mosquitoes and insects and we had to sleep covered even if it was hot.
The room was supposedly "air conditioned" but when we asked the hotel staff they said "its not working and besides its going to be fine weather at night!!!"The 1970s TV they had in the room didn't work.
The location indicated by them is 800m from station but was around 1.5 kms going through some bad streets. The hotel was around 3 kms from Michaelangelo.
Overall hotel Cordova was a bad experience and we wanted to checkout as soon as possible. We wanted to checkout by paying for the first night(as told in cancellation policy while booking) but the hotel had deducted the whole amount already.
I will not recommend this hotel to anyone. Moreover gives a bad reputation to Venere.com site as well from which we had booked.
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- Also Known As:
- Cordova Hotel Florence