Don't be fooled-- there are multiple (7, perhaps?) best westerns in Florence. I was hoping to have booked the premier best western that is only steps from the duomo, but ended up staying here, instead. (with that being said, the lady i traveled with booked through a travel agent, so it could have gotten lost in translation...)
However, this hotel was fine for my needs. First, it was quite confusing to get to from the train station (get a cab!!). The entrance/lobby is in dire need of updating-- we did have to wait to get to our room because they were putting down new carpet--hopefully they will be redoing the rest of the hotel. The employees at the front desk were not overly helpful, but curteous enough. The breakfast staff was nice/accomodating.
Our room was a nice size, but the beds were not that comfortable. I'm not much of a breakfast eater, so it was perfect for me. There was a selection of luncheon meats, breads/pastries and yogurt. There were coffee and juice machines as well.
Like I said, it was confusing to get from the train station (basically the city center) to this hotel, but it was really only a 20 minute walk to the duomo. about another 20 minute walk (different direction) to the ponte vecchio.
Also of note, there is a dog (neighbor, I assume.. the street is quite residential) that barks early in the morning, and there is a daycare next to the hotel... my window opened right to their playground area. This was not much of a problem, as we were awake and getting ready to go out for the day. However, if you sleep late or need to be doing work in the room, this is something to consider. They have a computer in the lobby of the hotel--you get 1hr free.
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- Small Hotel housed in 19th-century villa decorated with frescoes & antique porcelain. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Select
- Best Western Florence
- Florence Best Western