Behind this elegant yet subtle facade along the Via del Proconsolo is a wonderful hotel smack dab in the middle of Florence. The Piazza della Signoria or the Uffizi is just a 3 minute walk to right. Need a new Gucci bag because your old one has an icky smudge? Just around the left and 2 minutes straight ahead. Oh by the way, they can make accommodations for your bodyguards.
Our cozy room was not big but it had everything we needed. The bed was soft, the sheets were silky and the air conditioner kept the city noise at bay and the temp a cool 16 degrees. Celsius.
The bathroom lighting makes the hotels aging clientele look their best. Just a tip – I would check your makeup in natural light before meeting the paparazzi.
The room came with this luscious view, if you lean ever so slightly out over the french balcony. I have ordered A Room with a View on Netflix, just to see if this was the hotel they stayed at.
The rooftop bar affords magnificent views of the Duomo, the Hannibel Lector Tower (sorry Palazzo Vecchio) and the Bargello tower at the National Museum. A great place to exchange sightseeing tips with fellow travelers. We met some lovely people from Australia, Spain, England and of course the US. The service might be a bit relaxed but you will enjoy the wait.