What We Love
- Daily buffet breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- A 15-minute stroll from the Duomo and with easy access to the river Arno
- The Assaggi restaurant serves traditional Tuscan cuisine
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- A city tax of $5 (€4) per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Not in central Florence but within walking distance of major sights
- The fitness center is open 24 hours
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This contemporary crash pad on the edge of Florence is a wallet-friendly option for exploring the Tuscan capital. The quiet location is a little removed from the tourist-packed piazzas, but you’re just a 15-minute stroll from the Duomo and a 10-minute walk from the city’s main train station, Santa Maria Novella. The decor is pared back yet classic, with plenty of warm golds and creams. The laid-back lobby is decked out with parquet flooring, low-slung seating and intricate cutout panels, while the airy guestrooms feature blond wood, chunky headboards and custom-made furniture. Dine on traditional Tuscan dishes at the Assaggi restaurant and follow it up with a post-dinner drink at the wine bar of the same name. Stand out amenities include a 24-hour fitness center and a cozy library.
In the Area
Ideally positioned for those arriving at, or leaving from, Florence’s central train station, this hotel also puts you within easy reach of the famous Ponte Vecchio, with its tempting goldsmith shops. Nearby is the ornate Duomo, Florence’s cathedral, with its world famous Renaissance dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, which looms over the city. If pasta and pizza are getting old, fill up on Punjabi cuisine at one of Florence’s best Indian restaurants, Indiano Haveli, close to the hotel. Otherwise, the Trattoria Baldini serves beef Florentine or Tuscan-style braised game and is just a two-minute walk away.
How to Get There
We stayed in the hotel as part of a large group tour. Our room was modern and well-appointed. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful.
The hotel was not necessarily convenient to downtown. I would not have walked to get to all of the shopping and local sites. A taxi ride was about $10 Euros.
Among our five hotels on the Collette Italian Vistas tour, this was the most modern. If traveling alone it is not particularly the best location for tourists and seems to appeal more to businesses and diplomats. Accommodations were excellent. Rooms were spacious and clean.
Nice hotel, but poor service. No laundry service on sunday, i would expect better breakfast in Italy. Way too expensive for what they offer.
Room was spacious, but i had to plug in the coffee machine in the bathroom.
Won't come back to this hotel. Staff don't care about your relaxing. Moving furniture that it sounds everywhere in the hotel. You can hear everything (really everything!!) from the room beside you. Location is good. Takes 20 min by foot to the downtown on the riverside.
The hotel is not located near the city center so walking to main attractions takes awhile but the hotel is very modern and spacious and we really enjoyed our stay.
We would definitely stay here again.