We have stayed a couple different times at this property and have always been pleased with the service and the value.
I will start by saying, if you want a hotel in Florence (city center) or walking distance, this is not for you. You will need transportation to get into the city of Florence. The hotel provides free of charge a Shuttle bus, seating around 30 with scheduled trips every 30-45 minutes in and out of the city. If you are not in a hurry and do not require a luxury sedan, this is GREAT value. There are negative comments regarding this but here is the lowdown: 1. Florence is impossible to park a rental 2. Unless you have local Italian driving skills, it is a tough city to drive in and navigate 3. Traffic can be brutal and scooters surround you so you really need to have your wits 4. The shuttle lets you relax, enjoy the views of the Arno and acclimate yourself with the city. Just be aware, that it takes 20-35 minutes depending on traffic, on average. It will drop you right near the train terminal, an excellent starting point in Florence.
The hotel rooms are pretty small as are the bathrooms. They are clean but do not expect the Waldorf here. There is a nice club level with amazing views of Florence from the outside patio. it is pretty well stocked day and night. There is a free computer with internet for guests to use. The hotel has an above average fitness room and a huge (and very very nice) whirlpool with waterfall, massaging jet lounges, etc... Actually, a pleasant surprise.
We use the location as it is quite convenient to drive in and out of for your Tuscan day trips. Within 5 minutes, you are on the main road to Tuscany or Umbria without having to navigate out of the city of Florence.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hilton Florence Metropole is a contemporary hotel with a strategic location adjacent to all important traffic hubs. It is only 3 km (10 minutes) away from the Florence International Airport and the city business district. Hop on our complimentary shuttle bus from/to the city centre in order to reach in only a few minutes Florence major attractions like the Uffizi Gallery and the Duomo Cathedral. The 15-floors building offers, from the Executive Lounge’s terrace, a breathtaking view of Florence. It has 212 guestrooms - including 32 Executive rooms, 22 deluxe and 4 suites. Each guest room is furnished with a warm, contemporary style; wooden floor and spacious marble bathrooms can ensure maximum comfort for both business and leisure travellers. The hotel is provided of complimentary parking facilities: external parking (50 boxes) and covered garege (80 boxes) ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Florence Metropole Hotel Florence
- Florence Hilton