The hotel is located steps from the Orno and Ponte Vecchio, but it is a bit dated and austere. There's a long list of restrictions in the room, no 24-hour desk service, no air conditioning and only a single towel per guest. Because there is no AC, you have to leave the windows open which gets noisy and invites Florence's robust mosquito colony into your suite.
The only real saving grace is the owners, Alessio and Asumi. They are very friendly and can help you out with restaurant recommendations, directions and tour tips.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in a 12th century palace off Via de' Tornabuoni and just steps away from Ponte Vecchio. Minimalistic and calm atmosphere inside enhanced by subdued lighting and Japanese simplicity. Renaissance meets Zen. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cestelli Hotel Florence