1st time in Florence, and using the Duomo as a landmark to find the hotel was awesome. Great place to stay. Breakfast was very good, and served in a 16th century kitchen. Managing staff was extremely helpful, and we would recommend the Mercurio room. Spa not really part of the hotel, so heads up there as it's an additional charge and expensive. Also, there are taxes you must pay when you check out so save some Euros. We didn't know beforehand and that was a frustration.