We are from the US and have been traveling Europe for a couple weeks. This hotel is in a great location with nice cafe and gelatarias on the same street. Easy access to the train station too in order to take bus tours (that meet outside the terminal), or take the train to Chinque Terra, or other locations for day trips.
There is no one working the night shift however. They leave a skeleton key in the front lobby door, I guess in the case someone needs to leave at night/ before 7am? They also ask that guests leave their hotel key at the front desk, which is easily accessible by anyone if the front desk person wasn't sitting there (happened often). I hung up our room key several times on my own, and took it back as well, as the front desk person was nowhere to be found.
On the morning we checked out, I had to track down the front desk lady. She then scribbled some bill together, and then proceeded to to tell me the credit card machine has been down for two days, and that I had to pay cash. I then was forced to run several blocks to an ATM to pay for the bill. I then asked her about the "cash discount" she initially offered, and she said it was already included in the bill?
This woman also recommended a wine tour in Tuscany, from brochures at the front desk. We went on one, and it included one arrogant vineyard, and a tasting in the basement of a liquor store. Terrible.
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- Hotel Accademia - Florence, Italy.Your cheap accommodation in Florence historical center...We provide you the easiest way to reserve your vacation in Florence city center. The Hotel Accademia gives you an opportunity to choose a splendid and strategical location for your stay in Florence. Book online with us, save money with our special last minute offers and enjoy everything Florence has to offer! Welcome! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Accademia Hotel Florence