Booked a double-room for three nights. It is indeed a short drive from Florence (about 10-15 minutes). We used it as a base to drive from.
Parking can be tight on busy nights, but I never had a problem finding a spot for the night.
The room is basic but comfortable. The bed very comfortable and (importantly for a tall person) no foot-board. The windows are large and open fully which makes a change. the aircon is powerful. The blackout curtains are very think and thankfully cut out all light. The shower is one of the strongest I've enjoyed. The hotel staff are helpful and friendly. The pool and pool-side bar looked great, though we never had time to use them
The only gripe possibly is the door/inside wall are too thin and you get too much noise from the corridor on busy days
Italian 4-star seem quite different from a 4-star in, say, Bangkok / Sharm-el-Sheikh which are palatial by comparison, but this does the job, is clean and affordable (which means you spend more of your money on the car / excursions), and after reading the reviews, I was happily surprised
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel First is an elegant and comfortable 4 stars hotel in Calenzano with 127 rooms, internal parking, swimming pool, a great convention center and a restaurant. Hotel First is situated in Dino Ciolli street, 5 in Calenzano, next to motorway exit Calenzano/Sesto Fiorentino and only 1.5 km Firenze Nord exit away. The location allows to reach easily the highway, Designer Outlet of Barberino del Mugello, Florence and Prato city. Hotel First represents the ideal solution for business trip and also leisure travel. Important meeting rooms can seat up to 420 guests, is just 1.5 km from Highway A1 and A11 and 4 km from Firenze-Peretola Airport. The proximity of Designer Outlet of Barberino del Mugello (15 minutes by car) and Old Town of Florence(20 minutes by car) makes it an ideal choice for leisure travel dedicated to shopping or sightseeing. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel 1st
- First Hotel Calenzano
- Hotel First Province Of Florence/Calenzano