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Trying to decide between 3 hotels in Florence!

Trying to decide between 3 hotels in Florence!

Jan 9th, 2001, 04:01 PM
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Trying to decide between 3 hotels in Florence!

Can any one give me advice/recommendations on the following hotels, i.e. which is in the best location/nicer, etc.?

Plaza & Luchessi

Also, any comments on the Carlton Executive in Venice?


(BTW This forum has been great)
Jan 10th, 2001, 04:04 AM
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My brother went to Florence last August and stayed at the Brunelleschi and said it was really nice. I plan on staying there in April. The Fodors gave it some stars.
Jan 10th, 2001, 08:14 AM
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My favourite city! Don't know about the others but the brunelleschi is supposed to be great. Whatever happens, make sure your hotel is situated somewhere between the Duomo and the ponte vecchio and the santa croce, bang in the centre of town. Don't be tempted to stay south of the river, which is mostly residential.
Jan 10th, 2001, 08:31 AM
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I stayed at the J & J a couple of years ago. Our room was huge, really,
it could have held 6 full-sized beds with lots of room left over. Modernized bathroom. Location pretty good, about 10-15 minute walk to Duomo or to Santa Croce church. Nice buffet breakfast available. Only drawback was no elevator which I didn't realize before I booked,and didn't consider because the prices were rather high. We were on the 3rd or 4th floor and the staircases were steep and long. Made us think twice about "running up to the room" for a minute. You could ask for a room on a lower floor.
Jan 22nd, 2001, 01:51 PM
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I loved the Plaza Luchesi. My room had a view of Santa Croce and the Duomo. We loved our room so much that one night we stayed there for dinner and looked out the window while eating fabulous food!

The staff was gracious...the room was large and clean with beautiful mahogany furniture.

The only other hotel I would want to try is the Hermitage - it's supposed to be great too.
Jan 22nd, 2001, 02:33 PM
richard j vicek
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Good evenig, Andrea Can only comment on the Carlton Executive. Stayed at the
hotel in the mid 70's just after it had
been remodeled from the Germania, It
is located on the Grand Canal across\
from the Venice S. L. RR Station. About
15 mins walk to the Ponte Rialto, Vaporetto stops across infront of the
station are major stops for vaporetti.
There are plenty of small shops and
ristorantes especially across the canal
and up the Rio Terra, Lista di Spagna,
in the Pza San Geremia, and the Rio
Terra San Leonardo on the way to the
Rialto. It is about 20 - 25 mins ride on Vaporetto to the Pza S. Marco, walking thru would take about the same
time. Richard of La Grange Park, Il...
Jan 22nd, 2001, 07:09 PM
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I don't stay anywhere in Florence unless it is at the Brunelleschi! Remodeled inside a 12th century church and over Roman ruins...fabulous.
Tell Mario the manager ciao for me!
The location is SO central you can nap fast, shower fast and throw bags you don't want to carry in the door fast!
Just off of the Piazza della Republica.
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