We choose this hotel initially because of the good reviews and the fact that we had originally planned to hire a car and we knew parking was difficult in central Florence hotels. At the last minuite we decided to cancel the car and travel by train. I emailed the hotel for directions from the station and got very explicit instructions of how to get to them. It is about a 20 minuite walk from the station so we should really have got a taxi.
The hotel itself is situated in a residential area of Florence and again is 15-20 minuites walk from the Cathedral. Because of its location, if i had known when booking we werent going to have a car i wouldnt have booked this hotel and we do enjoy walking. Dont get me wrong the hotel itself is lovely, pleasant staff, very clean with large bedrooms and one of the biggest bathrooms i have had the pleasure of getting ready in. Its just that you are well away from things, on the first night we went back early to the hotel then got ready to dine at one of their recommended local restaurants but felt we were going back too early. We then decided to stay in the centre of Florence until late the other two nights, dine there then walk back to the hotel.
The walk back to the hotel is okay, quite boring but safe, i never once felt threatened. The breakfasts are fine and served in an extremely quiet breakfast room.
When i return to Florence, which I will, I wont stay at this hotel because of the location but if you enjoy being away from the hustle and bustle then this hotel will suit you fine.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This family-run yet luxurious B&B is located in one of the city's most charming neighborhoods, and only 15 minutes walking distance from the old town. With only six rooms, it is not just a bed and breakfast, but a little piece of paradise from where to discover the most authentic Florence. Villa Antea is the ideal choice for a romantic and quiet stay slightly outside the hustle of the city's everyday life. Each room is nicely decorated with satin fabrics and antique furniture. The bathrooms are large, entirely decorated with Carrara marble. A perfect atmosphere to relax before and after a walk in the city. Like a boutique hotel, Villa Antea has bright, cozy and particularly spacious rooms with very high ceilings. Upon your arrival we will give you a map of the city with the main attractions to visit and a little booklet with useful information about the B&B and Florence. Overall, Villa Antea offers our guests all the comfort and elegance of a top class hotel with a personalized attention. We are sure it will be a place you will long remember. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Antea Hotel Florence
- Antea Hotel Florence