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
The hotel is situated conveniently near one of the tram stations for access to the station and from there to the northern part of Florence. It is some distance from the centre if walking.
The rooms were comfortable but there is a distinct lack of wardrobe and draw space for clothes (see photo). We were a couple spending 5 nights in the hotel and had 8 hangers between us and one small draw each. This meant living out of the suitcases for most of our clothes.
The reception area and "lounge" is spacious and reasonably comfortable.
Breakfast is served in the dining area on the lower ground floor with a very wide choice of food available.
There is a "fitness room" but I did not visit this.
The average rating is perhaps a little harsh but I do not think that it can be classeed as "very good"
We were given a room overseeing the metro lanes. We knew it will be noisy. Plus paper thin floors and anyone walking in the upper floor can be heard below. We asked to change the room, but one of the front desk guy was so unhelpful and curt. The location is great for visiting train station. Lot of the things convenient to walk. Breakfast was very good. Some front desk folks can be friendlier.
We stayed here for 2 days, the hotel from the outside was very deceiving it looked old. Once entering the hotel, it was very very modern and clean.
We stayed in room 710, it was on the 7th floor, it was a very quite stay. I didn’t hear much outside traffic even through we were on a main road.
There was plenty of public transport around the hotel.
The bathroom was perfect, had the right amount of amenities, spacious and clean.
The bed was quite comfortable with a choice of different pillows which I really liked.
Breakfast was included and it had a wide variety of food.
There was a safe in the room which was very good to put valuables in.
Hotel staff were friendly and helpful.
Overall would recommend this to friends and family and stay again.
Very professional and extremely clean.
My boyfriend and I stayed here last week and though the hotel was in a good location. It is a few minutes walk away from the river, 15 mins away from the train station and 20 mins away from where lots of the attractions are.
We stayed on the 5th floor, the room was adequate and clean however it was extremely noisy at night. We had the window close but heard every ambulance (and for some reason there were a lot) going past in the early hours. The staff were not particularly helpful or welcoming. I thought the stay was slightly over priced as we stayed in cheaper accommodation in Italy with much better service.
We had a great time in Florence and Gabriel made it even better. He was at the hotel and made us feel like family and treated us so cordially. At the end of the day it was so relaxing to talk to him and enjoy his company.