We took a cab to this hotel from the main Firenze train station. Glad we did, as we would not have noticed the teeny tiny text on the doorbell. This place is located on the third floor of the building. We had backpacks and were able to bring them up the stairs. If you have big luggage, be aware there is a lift but it's very old and you have to hold on to the button till you get to the third floor.
The woman was very friendly, though spoke with limited English. She had a room at the end of the hall labelled PRIVATO for a reception desk. She provided us with a map and drew the walking route to most of the places. She was also able to recommend a local restaurant to us for an excellent first impression of Tuscan food. We received 3 keys: front door, reception glass door on 3rd floor, and room key.
Great but chilly once out of the shower. The bed was very comfy and there were lots of mirrors to make the room look bigger. They had an excellent shower but the toilet grumbles sometimes after flush. Also the tap makes a wierd whistle too as if a bomb was going to fall on you but we aren't sure why the sounds. The window looks out to a beautiful garden. :)
It was a fair walk down Via Cavour to get downtown but at least it was direct and easy to navigate. We kept almost missing the doorbell sign on the way back. The closest transit stop was Marco Polo Piazza and that was 10 minutes away.
Their breakfast runs from 8-10am. We were expecting a cold breakfast of bread and cheese but they also had good boiled eggs. If you got there late, they were all eaten. On our third night there, however, the eggs were only half boiled. They had yogurt, cereal, milk, tea, an espresso machine, and good cheeses. Very yummy. The breakfast room was not very spacious at all. Sometimes when it's full, it gets very crampt.
As mentioned, it is tucked in a corner past the stairs. You need to hold the button to summon it, then hold a button inside until you get to the floor you need. Not sure why there are numbers on the buttons, it might as well have been an up and down button. It felt like a questionable lift as the walls moved but the ceiling and floor didn't. We only used it on the last morning for luggage.
Overall we enjoyed our stay and would go there again. The breakfast makes it worthwhile and FREE WIFI
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