Florence Hotel Recommendations

May 19th, 2004, 03:46 AM
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Florence Hotel Recommendations

Hi again,

Can anyone recommend a nice hotel not over $200 US dollars a night in Florence. I would like to have a private bath, balcony (if possible with a nice view of possibly the city or a garden) and an elevator.


Also, can anyone recommend must sees while in Florence.

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May 19th, 2004, 04:09 AM
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Hi nicole,

Have you done a search on this forum for "hotel AND Florence"?

There are a number of good suggestions.

Have you looked at the miniguide to Florence at www.fodors.com?

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May 19th, 2004, 04:15 AM
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My husband and I stayed in a great bed and breakfast called Palazzo Castiglioni Relais. It is ideally located next door to the Medici chapels, and the room we got was enormous - more like a suite - with ceilings that seemed 20 ft high. It is not a full-service hotel, and there was no balcony, but it was clean, quiet, and spacious. It's on florenceby.com, where you'll also find many other great hotels in Florence...lots of pictures, too.
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May 19th, 2004, 05:26 AM
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Good morning, stayued at a different hotel last November have for years stayed at the Continentl, however we went with four and decided on a less expensive hotel and picked the HOTEL TORRE GUELFA, Borgo SS Apostoli, 8 and is less than a block from the Ponte Vecchio. Was able to get room # 15 and was very satisified with the hotel and its staff. Ths particular room has its own private patio atop the building and a pretty good view of Firenze... Richard of LaGrange Park, IL>
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May 19th, 2004, 11:38 AM
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We are staying at the hotel Alessandra (www.hotelalessandra.com) - they got a pretty good review on tripadvisor.com. I will let you know how it is in a few weeks!
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May 19th, 2004, 12:28 PM
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Good choice purplefreak! We stayed there in March and were blissfully happy! Excellent location, great room and great service!
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May 19th, 2004, 02:05 PM
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The Pitti Palace is $131.30/ night. Supposedly centrally located, and has generally good reviews. Havent stayed there yet however. Might be worth checking out.
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May 19th, 2004, 04:43 PM
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Hi, we stayed at Hotel Consigli last week on the Arno river. Great terrace and some rooms open to the terrace. It is a former Russian Prince's Palace.
Vaulted ceilings,and the breakfast room had a frescoed ceiling. They were very nice. $150 per nite www.hotelconsigli.com
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May 19th, 2004, 07:23 PM
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What was the rate and what were the rooms like at the Hotel Alessandra (not sure of sp)?

Thanks, also thanks to everyone for your help.
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May 22nd, 2004, 07:34 PM
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We are staying at the Hotel Pitti Palace in early June. My most trusted travel advisor has stayed there and raves about it.

They have a web site but can't remember the link. I think you can type it in on a search and find it.
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May 23rd, 2004, 06:27 AM
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My husband and I stayed at Hotel Casci for one night in April - very nice staff, internet access in the lobby, but very small bathrooms. We changed hotels (due to a earlier cancellation with our reservation) to Hotel Columbo just a few steps down. They have only 9 rooms and great, large renovated marble baths!!!! Hard to find a full shower in Florence, but they had them.
Both of these hotels were 145/Euros nightly. A good deal considering you are never in your room!
** Make sure you cross the river and climb to the top of Piazza Michealangelo - the best view of Florence! Have a glass of vino and relax there one afteroon for sunset!
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May 23rd, 2004, 07:55 AM
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Check out Hotel Globus--near train station and central Market and wonderfully warm and helpful staff.
I'm pretty sure it's in your price range and has great reviews on tripadvisor...
Good luck,
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