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
- 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
+breakfast food was really okay
+the design looks luxurious
-they gave us a room that had scaffolding in front of the windows. Unpleasant, but we didn’t report anything yet
-on our last day, we woke up to WORKERS AT OUR WINDOW
-another morning surprise was waking up to the sound of those workers doing repairs near our window
-even though there were just a couple of people at breakfast, some hotel employee insisted we should sit at a certain table just for two, far away from the buffet when there were plenty of empty tables closer.
I won’t recommend, this was just a waste of money for a way below average hotel.
I recently stayed at this hotel with my two young sons. We had a “triple” room which was a very nice size. There was plenty of room for us and a nice storage unit. The bathroom was spacious and came with a tub and shower combo (I was very happy about this). Now Florence is having unusually warm weather, and when I arrived the heater was going full blast. It was oppressive in the room. The heater was controlled for the whole floor but someone else complained and they tuned the heater off thankfully, but the a/c was not available to be turned on so I had to keep the window open. Unfortunately, construction was taking place outside and they had plastic over the windows- no breeze. So I admit I popped the plastic up to have airflow- the scaffolding and it’s plastic still blocked the circulation somewhat but it was bearable. Aside from that, the hotel was clean and modern and a very convenient location. It was very easy to navigate from here to the various points we wanted to walk or taxi to. All of the staff was very helpful, calling cabs etc. And the wait staff at breakfast and dinner was very nice, ready with a smile and a “Prego”. I would certainly recommend this hotel. Safe travels.
Although this establishment is located a little bit distance from SMN (Santa Maria Novella) train station and the Duomo, I have not a slightest regret of having ever stayed here. You can reach this hotel by 10 min walking distance from SMN or take a tram in front of SMN and disembark at Alamanni tram station in 2 min. In fact, from this hotel, you can walk along the bridge by the infamous Arno river with excellent view towards Ponte Vecchio.
Enough said, the room is excellently clean, nice bed matras, a little bit low on shower pressure but I guess that's the standard of many hotel in Europe.
The hotel receptionists are very attentive and polite, they help us to explain many things around as well as helping to to book for several restaurants. Very well manage hotel.
Overall, we had a good stay at this hotel. It was clean and the staff was very kind and helpful (especially with booking various tours of the city). However, it is not located in the city center, but is located near public transportation if you are comfortable using it! Additionally, the shower water temperature constantly fluctuated (which was frustrating). Other than that, this is a good hotel!
We decided to have a stay at Michelangelo for one night.
We arrived at around 20:00 and unfortunately the hotel's parking was full.
They kindly suggested us to leave the car by a parking near the hotel (only 50m).
Then we had a very good dinner with some pasta very well cooked.
The room was clean and there was all you need for your stay.