"Nice hotel close to station (Santa Maria Novella)"
Great hotel in a quite residential district within easy walking distance to the centre of town. Lively Street with restaurants and a cinema nearby. Can recommend the restaurant Il Profeta (Address: Borgo Ognissanti, 93/r). Hotel staff very friendly and the room lovely and clean (and warm).
I would say our experience in this hotel in Florence would be so so...
The highlight is, it close to city center. About 10-15 min walk from the train station which is good. Just about 1 block away from Academia (a museum that houses statue of David).
You need to check in at a different hotel which is hotel Delfino just about 20mtrs away from Casa Micol or else you can't get in since there is no information desk. We got our room in the third floor which i don't mind since we can handle it. There is an elevator that is good for 1 person only, will carry 2 if your small.
Going to the room, bed is not that comfortable, washroom is about 6x6 foot in size, has a sink, toilet and a shower. In my opinion, I am not really impressed with it. Furthermore, our room has a spiral stairs inside which looks like an attic?? I tried to check it out up stairs but there is nothing but full of dust. Sounds creepy at first but we got over it. I think we just got lucky we end up on that room that was in the end of the hall. Seems to be quite at night which is better so that you can have a descent sleep.
All in all i would rate it 3/5? maybe 2.5 but because it is close to academia i would say 3. As they say you get what you payed for. Of all places in Italy I've been so far, Florence is the most expensive one. For sure Venice it would be but we stayed in Mestre to save a bit. Wrapping things up, I still didn't regret it, We only stayed there for 2 nights anyway and it is cheap.
Enjoy your trip!!!
Arriving at the bus terminal, a short walk got us to the hotel. I had made a mistake in the reservations (we wanted to stay a 4th day) which was corrected, though there was a cost difference.
The hotel has both dignity and elegance, with beautiful woodwork and artwork. The food was beyond our expectations.
This Hotel is in a perfect location. It is close to everything but on a relatively quiet street. Very good reasonable restaurants are literally steps away and it is a short walk to the Duomo in one direction and the Uffizi in the other.
And the staff was unbelievably helpful. One of them ran around the hotel for about an hour until he found an adapter so that I could plug in my laptop.
Huge suite with great facilities in the rooms including a TV in both rooms and DVD player and a wide selection of films to borrow. Toiletries were lovely and chance to choose scent of soap. Staff were very friendly and helpful in recommending and booking restaurants. The hotel and rooms were very clean and breakfast selections were great. The only downside was that our suite was at the front could be noisy late at night but giving the central location this was understandable. The roof terrace was great for relaxing and enjoying the fantastic views.
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