What We Love
- Breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Lively, reasonably priced apertivo (aka happy hour) with jovial bar staff
- Fun, colorful decor in the common spaces
- Located next to Florence’s train station, within walking distance of all tourist sights
What To Know
- A $5 city tax per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at check in
- WiFi is temperamental in some rooms; business travelers should request a room with dependable Internet
- Street noise can be an issue
- No workout facility on-site
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
The lobby and first-floor lounge are shiny, colorful feasts for the eyes. In the Sweet Bar lounge, large wide-backed, candy-red velvet chairs sit next to grand lavender sofas. Shimmering oblong metallic disks hang from the ceiling, and a shiny black grand piano sits across from three digital interpretations of a fish tank. Fun, poppy music adds to the playful vibe.
Bed and Bath
The 132 modern guestrooms are more conventional than the common areas, with vertically striped taupe wallpaper, blond wood furnishings and crisp white bedding. Striking black-and-white photos of Florence adorn the walls. Though all rooms are comfortably large, Junior Suites have the added bonus of a lounge area with a big, comfy couch and a Jacuzzi tub. Monochromatic bathrooms are simple but spacious.
Breakfast is served in the chic, Japanese-inspired Tasty Restaurant and Harmony Room, where bamboo rods separate sharp-edged mahogany and cream tables and kimonos adorn the walls. For a lively and reasonably priced happy hour, stop by the hotel’s Sweet Bar lounge. The jovial staff makes a mean Italian spritz.
In the Area
Art aficionados should make a beeline for the world famous Uffizi gallery and then head for Michelangelo’s statue of David at the Accademia gallery. In need of an energy boost? Grab an espresso at an alfresco café on the Piazza del Duomo. For dinner, make reservations at the legendary meat-centric Ristorante Buca Mario. There’s plenty more to do outside Florence, too, including exploring the picturesque hills of Fiesole and wine tasting in Chianti.
How to Get There
The hotel staff was welcoming and helpful with any questions we had about traveling tips. Hotel was clean, centrally located and had very nice rooms! Breakfast was soooo good, we were sad to leave. People that served us for breakfast or I ides excellent service and even immediately remembered our complicated espresso/coffee orders confirming every morning following upon entry, we wanted it again.
Right next to the train station, on trend hotel, very clean and lovely breakfast. Check in was quick and easy I would defiantly stay here again !
Loved the later Check out at 12 o clock which gave time to relax and have breakfast
Nice and big hotel in Florence, close to central train station just 100 metre from the station.
Big and comfortable hotel with good breakfast.
Polite and helpful staff.
Big and clean room
Highly recommended for family traveling with children
The title says it all. Next to the train station allowed us to do day trips to other cities and use the hotel as home base. Rooms are updated and the hotel breakfast offer a great variety of items. From it's location, it was easy to walk to the main historic sites in Florence.
Arrived late on the train from Venice and was super pleased to walk out the side of the train station, cross the street and into the front door of the hotel. Very nice hotel and by European standards our room was very large with a separate seating area, balcony with a chair. Check-in was super smooth with multiple staff available. Breakfast was truly outstanding with a very nice buffet. As the hotel is right downtown all that you would want to see in Florence is an easy 15 minute walk. The staff provides a booklet of their favorite locations and it is nice touch.