We were visiting Florence for the 1st time & chose San Gallo based on other TripAdvisor travellers experiences. We are so glad we did. The welcome was warm & friendly & the service excellent throughout our 9 day stay. Every morning we were greeted by the restaurant staff at breakfast, everything you could want & if you wanted something extra you only had to ask, nothing was too much trouble. The barman (I wish I'd noted his name) was exceptional, very attentive and obliging, so warm & friendly he clearly loves his job. The reception staff were very helpful with local knowledge & general information. And the standard of the housekeeping was perfect, our room was bright, airy & spotlessly clean at all times.
The location of the hotel is a good ten minute walk away from the main attractions, Duomo, Uffizi, the Central area, etc. & a 5 minute taxi ride from the train station so very handy, & armed with a map we found it very easy to get our bearings. If you are considering Florence this is the perfect hotel, we felt lucky to have found such a jewel and have no hesitation recommending to our friends, family & fellow travellers.
As a footnote however, we had one concern with the location, that is that late in the evenings a colonnade very close to San Gallo appears to be used by the City's homeless to sleep outside, they bedded down at approx.10pm and it was very disconcerting when walking through, we felt like we were intruding and, unsurprisingly it had the unfortunate odour that is associated with somewhere without adequate facilities. That said it was as easy to take an alternative route to avoid the colonnade when returning late at night.
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