Relais Il Cestello, Piazza di Cestello www.relaisilcestello.it, on the square, just facing the Arno, in the Oltrano. Fantastically centrally located, only two bridges from the Ponte Vecchio, and easily reached on foot from the Santa Maria Novella rail station. Request a room in the back if you want a sound sleep, as in the evening the Piazza can become a bit loud, as there is a night club next to the Relais. The room was large, well appointed with a comfortable bed, wardrobe, desk & chair and several other chairs. There was plenty of heat and hot water in the spacious room; the bathroom was clean, large, and was supplied with plenty of towels, shampoo, soap and a hair dryer. Breakfast was arranged in the reception room, with a lovely view of the Arno. Food was plentiful with a selection of coffees, teas, breads, fruit cheeses, meat and yogurts. Am a return customer, having first been to the Relais nearly 20 years ago. The Relais certainly has improved with age!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Florence Hotel Relais Il Cestello is conveniently situated in a tranquil yet central part of town on the south banks of the River Arno. The Hotel overlooks the charming Piazza di Cestello and is moments away from all the major sights of the Renaissance capital of the world.This stylish 3 star establishment with its spacious climate-controlled rooms is the perfect base whether travelling for business or pleasure. Within a short walk from this centrally located hotel you will find Piazza del Duomo - the heart and soul of Florence, the Uffizi Gallery, Michelangelo's David, Palazzo Vecchio and Ponte Vecchio. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Relais Il Cestello Florence