Via Camillo Cavour 13, Florence, Italy, 50129
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, No fuss, Sightseeing
Best for Families - Expert review of Hotel Casci
The Casci’s perennial popularity lies in its combination of central location, keen prices and no-nonsense, family-run approach. Opened in 1926 when it was the first hotel in Florence to have hot and cold running water in all the rooms, it occupies two interconnecting 15th-century palazzi, complete with the odd fresco, and offers comfortable two-star accommodation along with a genuinely warm welcome from the enthusiastic Lombardi family. Several larger, multi-bedded rooms means that it’s a good choice for families.
The hotels lies a pigeon’s spit north of the Duomo on the busy shop- and café-lined main thoroughfare that links the Duomo and Piazza San Marco. It’s just round the corner from the cheap clothes stalls of the San Lorenzo market and a few doors up from the city’s main tourist office.
The 24 pleasant rooms vary in shape and size but are all done out in a no-frills modern style (including flatscreen TVs and DVD players) and have spanking new bathrooms, some with tubs. Those at the back of the building overlook a lovely garden; the ones at the front overlooking the street are well sound-proofed. There are several quads and two family rooms sleeping five.
There’s a large, bright breakfast room and adjoining bar and reception area, the latter well-supplied with travel guides and a library of DVDs.
Simple but fresh Italian-style breakfast, gluten-free on request. There’s also a bar which serves hot and cold drinks throughout the day and evening.
The Lombardi family are super-friendly and very helpful with advice on where to go and what to do while in Florence.
A genuinely mixed bag of budget-concious tourists from all over the world and of all ages, plus families.
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- Via Camillo Cavour 13, Florence, Italy, 50129
- High-Speed Internet, Parking, Pets Allowed