With free Wi-Fi and a/c, this Florence hotel is housed in the Palazzo Barbera, dating from the year 1700 and just 400 metres from the central train station, Santa Maria Novella. The interior design consists of an impressive blend of classic and contemporary elements, giving the hotel its intimate, relaxing feel. The 11 rooms are equipped with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, heating and a hairdryer, with a choice of en suite bathroom of shared facilities in the corridor. Breakfast is available daily, and is served every morning in the delightful dining and lounge area, complete with TV. Reception is open 24 hours a day and can provide luggage storage. The excellent location of the Hotel Merlini provides easy access on foot to a wide range of Florence tourist attractions such as the Piazza del Duomo and the Santa Maria Novella church in less than 10 minutes on foot.