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Hotel Silla

At a Glance

    Pros

  • a Fodor's reader raves, "It's in the middle of everything except the crowds."

    Cons

  • some readers complain of street noise and too-small rooms

Fodorite Reviews

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Hotel Silla Review

Rooms in this 15th-century palazzo, entered through a courtyard lined with potted plants and sculpture-filled niches, are simply furnished and walls are papered; some have views of the Arno. Breakfast may be taken in a room that preserves an Empire feel (including two chandeliers from the early 19th century); when it's warm, a large, sunny terrace is the perfect place to read or to write that postcard.

    Hotel Details

  • 35 rooms
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 12-04-2013

Fodorite Reviews

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    Florentine Value

    A large room, excellent breakfast, exceptionally helpful reception, WiFi with loaner laptop if needed, walking to all Renaissance sights. All for 148 Euros May 07.

    by CarlDC, 5/22/07
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    Travelbound44

    Very charming hotel away from all the tourists yet close to the action. The staff was extremely helpful. The continental breakfast was beyond expectations

    by Travelbound44, 10/15/07
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    Hotel Silla Review

    We have stayed in five different hotels in Florence over the past 10 years, and our favorite by far is the Silla. This past New Years (2010) was our fourth stay at the Silla, which has become like a second home to us. The staff is very personable and helpful, the breakfast buffet suits us very well, and the support staff are quite gracious. We have only stayed in rooms 31, 32, & 33, which vary in size (31 is the largest), where the river views are wonderful. Even if it’s raining you can gaze out the window at the panorama across the river. The public areas are small, but our goal in travelling is not to sit in hotel lobbies. While the location is not in the city core, you are still within walking distance, and the nearest bus stop is not far. But for us the location is virtually ideal because of what you find close by in the San Nicolo area: • Food: two of our favorite restaurants: I Tarocchi (pizza!) and Osteria Antica Mescita • Museums: the newly re-opened Bardini Museum and Casa Siviero • Churches: tiny San Nicolo is just around the corner, but straight across the Arno is Santa Croce • And if you need essentials, on the same block are a drug store, a grocery store, and a tabaccheria (for bus tickets). The location is ideal for early morning walks, up to San Miniato al Monte, or to Fort Belvedere, or across to the other side of the river. If you are into nightclubbing (we are not), there are a couple down the street. If you like to engage in people watching, Piazza Demidoff (with park benches) is directly in front of the hotel. Suggestion when booking: ask about available specials. But it’s the location and the people that keep us going back.

    by LovesFirenze, 3/17/10
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    Hotel Silla Review

    We were driving into Florence so the fact that Hotel Silla was on the south side of the Arno and had a parking garage was the initial draw, however in our short stay we came to appreciate the location, the wonderful and helpful staff, and the great terrace where a very good breakfast buffet is served and which overlooks the Arno and a little park. A very good price, often internet specials, free internet and a loaner computer if you need one and larger rooms than is typical for hotel in the historic area are all pluses. Our only complaint was that the pillows were too flat but that is often a personal preference. If you book and are driving be sure to print out the helpful directions at their website, something we forgot to do! Hotel Silla also is situated next store to a small grocery store so if you want to bring in provisions it couldn't be more convenient. Quiet for sleeping.

    by CatJour2594, 6/18/10
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    Hotel Silla Review

    My wife and I stayed at Hotel Silla for 5 days while visiting Florence. Its location was great - just across the Arno river in a quiet area, but within easy walking distance to all Florence sites of interest. The Hotel was spotless, our room very comfortable and an excellent breakfast on a comfortable and scenic terrace was included. All of the staff were extremely friendly and helpful and went out of their way to make us feel welcome to their Hotel and city. We will definitely stay at Hotel Silla during our future visits to this wonderful city

    by NYJacket, 10/2/10

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