Located in Duomo, this bed & breakfast is steps from Bargello, Gucci Museum, and Fondazione Franco Zeffirelli Onlus. Piazza della Signoria and Uffizi Gallery are also within 5 minutes.
Great location and stayPros: The location was great as far as proximity to points of interest like Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi, Galileo Museum. The walks to other places weren't bad at all and gave the opportunity to find places to eat and shop. The river is also very close and beautiful at night and in the morning.
Our room (#8) was very quiet. Breakfast was at a cafe very close by with a very nice man working each morning.
I had only one issue with hot water the first morning. I emailed Daniela and she had it checked out and confirmed there was indeed hot water to our room. Never had an issue after that. Communication was great.Cons: The entrance to the building has a strong odor when the doors aren't left open during the day. Galileo has very little control over this I'm sure. Luckily enough the smell does not lead upstairs or into the rooms. Still a great stay regardless.
Central and amazing Pros: It's very central to all major visitation destinations of the city. 10 min walk to everything.
Get a city view room. It's worth it!
The reception desk was very helpful, calling taxi's for us and making reservations for restraints and attractions.
The indoor space and rooms were beautiful! Very romantic and LARGE!!!Cons: Finding the hotel and getting in is hard. Minimal signage, you can't walk into a main corridor. You have to figure out to hit a button and explain to a person through an intercom that you are staying there, then they buzz you up. The paper for the button that says Galileo 2000 is old and worn too.
Pros: Centralized location, easy to get everywhere! The hospitality was fantastic. We would stay there again for sure. Cons: The beds were very stiff.