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.
Eating and drinking
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.
Who stays there
A genuinely mixed bag of budget-concious tourists from all over the world and of all ages, plus families.
- Backpackers / Students
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- Mature travellers
- No fuss
Pros & Cons
- Central location
- Family rooms
- Free WiFi throughout
- No outside space