The room i was required some urgent redecoration and reparation. The furniture is extremely old and quite used. The carpet, the wall, everything was old and walls were dirty. The bathroom was terrible - it had a fan (which is totally okay) but the one in my room was doing enormous noise! The pressure of hot water was very very low, it was even freezy and unpleasant to get shower. The stuff was absolutely unhelpful. For them it took two days and two my reminders to change a battery in the safe so that I could use it! A housekeeper was always forgetting to put a towel for feet! Breakfast is very light - tea/coffee, some cakes and yogurt. The last day i had breakfast a bit late and many of cakes were already run out. The position I liked but in the end of the day the price/quality is frustrating.…
This was my second stay in the Classic and it was every bit as lovely as I remembered. It was so good to come back and sit in its garden after a hectic day in the centre which is only 20 minutes walk away through the Porta Romana, past the Pitti Palace and over the Ponte Vecchio. The Boboli Gardens are almost on the doorstep. Staff are lovely and very helpful. We had two lovely rooms, it's an old villa but has everything you need, together with high ceilings and lots of space.
Boutique hotel, 15 minutes walk from Florence centre, and a few minutes walk from Boboli Gardens. Lovely hotel, friendly staff who let me leave my bags & change as I was several hours early before check in. I went exploring in the gardens then into Florence for gelato. Perfect location for a weekend break.
Hotel is about a 20 minute walk to Duomo. They offer free parking which is a big plus. Room was clesn n bef comfortable however needs updating. They need to get rid of the bedspread n rug n clean n uodste chairs. Wifi goes in and out. breakfast was ok for continental but they need to invest in a cappucino machine not an automatic self serve.
I stayed at this hotel as part of a cycling tour. Hotel staff very friendly and helpful. The hotel itself is situated a fair walk from the major attractions, but perfect for a more quiet and local feeling holiday. This was my second stay in Florence in 10 days and much preferred this location for lazing around at local bars and cafes, as the tourists are less frequent than in places closer to the historical centre. My room was on the top floor, effectively in the roof. This meant that the room was hot, when the air con was not on. But qiute comfortable when it was. The room had a slope in it, which made it feel a little smaller than it was. Breakfast selection was quite good.
Location is great, near the Porta Roman and a 20 minute walk to the Boboli gardens a 20 minute walk to Ponte Vecchio and on to the city centre. Enjoyed the buildings high ceilings, hard wood floors and furnishings, The staff helpful and friendly. Asked for clean sheets for the 5th night, BUT! Overall a comfortable stay.
Location with parking lot at hotel is great just near the gardens Boboli and Pitti Palace. Wifi was working so-so, sometimes good, sometimes not. The staff very helpful and friendly. Room was clean, comfortable and old fashioned with mezzanine, being romantic. AC was working fine. Overall, we had a good stay for a 3*, it was better than some 4* we recently stayed.
Location is great just near the gardens outside the city centre. The staff very helpful and friendly. Could do with few little touches to update or brighten up rooms but we had a very comfortable stay.
We stayed here for 4 nights in August. The hotel sits on a beautiful tree lined street just outside Florence. It takes about 20 minutes to walk in and the walk is lovely. There are easy bus routes into Florence centre and it's 1 Euro 20 cents for a bus ticket. This is the best way to get into Florence as taxis are very expensive. It costs us 20 Euro from the airport which was a rip off in my opinion. Our room was lovely and big on the first floor. It had large windows and air conditioning and the bed was comfortable and huge. The room was lovely but tired and could do with a bit of decorating to bring it back to glory. We overlooked the gorgeous garden so the view was lovely. The hotel is old and beautiful. It could do with a little decoration but that did not take away from the beauty of it and the garden was lovely. You could eat breakfast in the garden but you had to come up from the basement and go back down for coffee refills etc. Bernedett was amazing on reception. She was very helpful spoke good English and on days she was working breakfast was better. She always had a smile and answered any questions and was helpful about bus information and Such like. Now about breakfast. How can such a lovely hotel let itself down with such a horrible breakfast. The croissants were always dry long life ones the bread was also just as bad. There was fruit which was hard and inedible and a choice of two cereals Cornflakes and Muslie. There was butter jam and long life cheese triangles something that resembled ham, long life milk and a coffee/tea machine. I have never ever had such an awful breakfast in a hotel. Unless Bernadette was working (breakfast was well stocked and clean tables when she worked) the dining room was unattended and overseen by reception. Tables were left dirty and bread milk and croissants ran out and there was nothing unless you got the person from reception to come sort it out. It was a daily battle for food and a clean table. The hotel was not cheap so I don't understand why a little effort could not be out into providing a better breakfast. We skipped it twice and ate elsewhere as I couldn't face it and it wasn't worth getting up for. …
I stayed in the Classic Hotel with my adult daughter for 2 nights, at the end of our car touring holiday from Rome to Pisa. We booked the hotel because we liked the Italian villa style photo and the location was perfect for arriving by car from Perugia. There are some parking spaces within the hotel drive. There is only one receptionist on duty, and no other staff but they are friendly. They seem to do everything, from carrying your luggage upstairs to preparing the food or breakfast in the morning. We are well travelled and rarely disappointed in our choice of accommodation. However, we booked a large triple room with stairs leading to the top sleeping area because I snore, so to give my daughter some peace. We got instead a large dark attic room immediately under the roof tiles with a narrow door, an extra king size bed and a single bed opposite. The roof window was permanently blocked and the two small floor based attic windows were blocked by thick railings and shutters. We were there at the beginning of May and it was raining and chilly. There was ONE old flimsy blanket on the large bed with a nylon bedspread. The single bed only had a sheet and a nylon bedspread, no blankets - insufficient (& unhygienic to have just a bedspread). There were no spare blankets so we asked the reception where the heating switch was. We were told that the heating was turned off at the end of April. The male receptionist on duty then brought us one single quilt but without any cover. Again, most unhygienic. The room is large with a table and chairs, but VERY RUN DOWN. The classic furniture and the walls desperately need painting (dirt from years of not being painted, finger marks, etc) to make them look appealing. The upholstered classic furniture was very dirty, removable washable classic covers would have been ideal. With some thought and a bit of money (incl adding an electric-operated blind to the roof window to allow some light and air in hot weather) this could be a charming room. We understand some rooms are better than others; we can only assume this was the worst one. BREAKFAST - the small breakfast room is in the basement with classic paintings wallpaper. But the dampness got to the walls some years ago, so part of the wallpaper is about to fall off. So the whole impression is a dining room that is run down and showing neglect. The first morning, half an hour before the end, there was virtually no breakfast food on offer. The cold spam-type ham left on the shelf did not look at all appetising, a few yoghurts and a few left over small pastries. The male receptionist came in to check it out but did nothing about the lack of food. This was the worst breakfast we have ever experienced anywhere in Europe. On the second morning we had a friendly lady receptionist and she tried offering us a better choice, but it was still very poor. A shock when you're in a country known for its gastronomy. The linen and towels appeared clean and as another tourist mentioned, the shower screen was cleverly designed in the modest space. We really liked the idea and it was sufficient for our needs. Due to the rain we could not use the small garden but it looked charming. If you want a drink, the receptionist will come to serve you from the Reception bar, to take it out into the Italian patio style garden on a nice evening. The surrounding area is a leafy avenue with magnificent Italian villas, with a botanical garden, which we did not see due to the downpour. It is only about 5 mins walk from the Hop On Hop Off bus stop which was ideal for me. I have a difficulty walking due to osteoarthritis in my knees. If you take the left turn from the nearby X-road, there is a side street with a number of charming busy restaurants, with tasty classical Italian food. For a hotel like this in Florence, with so much competition, some TLC to the room & attention to the breakfast is a must to stay in the hospitality business.…