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I have stayed twice. To me this hotel conveys a real feeling and appreciation of the beauty and taste and Florence. Also, the location is excellent. The hotel is small and has limited desk duty. This can be a problem if you are arriving or leaving late. They leave the desk at 19:00.
Big special rooms with quiet and very good location.
spacious room, friendly staff. quite different from the pictures on the web page, a little misleading. There is no lift, no staff available from 6 pm.
The location is great, staff were helpful and the breakfast room was lovely.
This was at one time a small palace. Each room had a different planet theme. The rooms were very clean,bathrooms were large and each room had a different scent that was sprayed in the room. The breakfast is served in the original kitchen. The staff is very friendly and helpful, especially the owner. This hotel is within a 10-20 minute walking distance to most shopping and sites.
Historic setting in central location Unfriendly breakfast service
Central location and such a spacious room - we loved it! Staff, too were wonderful - friendly and helpful. We'd definitely stay there again.
Beautiful rooms, very well kept, you really feel like staying in an Italian city palace, hideaway from the bussle of Florence, helpful staff, great tips on where to go and dine Just a tip: from the bookings website, we didnt realize it would be this gorgeous...
This has an excellent location from check in to check out hotel & staff were fantastic had read some poor reviews on amother site and these are totally unjustified. We would have no hesitation in staying here again & again.
Charming room, very close to major "highlights" of Firenze, very helpful personnel Most Italians speak Italian, and that's such a beautiful language that this is enough to them
Good location, large, nicely decorated rooms. It is NOT a hotel, as was mentioned in your site, but B&B (no lobby and hotel facilities
the location is perfect it's a b & b
The location is wonderful, right in Piazza San Firenze. Only 1 block from Piazza della Signoria. We had a very large room. Beautiful decor, friendly staff. We did not have a safe in our room so we had to carry our money and passports with us. There was Wi-fi but no free computer to use. We did not have any drinking glasses in our room.
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!!! 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.
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. 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 location - friendly and helpful staff. The room was clean and spacious and the host was very friendly and helpful.I am recommending this hotel as we got it at a good price for Florence. The B&B is on the first floor of a building site (as 25/9/2008). It meant we had to carry our luggage up 10-15 steps in a dusty corridor and then take a lift for the remaining. It would not suit anyone with walking/carrying difficulties.
great location, all highlights in walking distance difficult to find, same breakfast every day, little bit noisy place at night (the square)
The hotel is near the center and short walk (2 min) to the cultural center of Firenze. We got a spacy room with a wonderful bathroom. Very quiet. Not easy to find.
Room was clean and tidy, decorated well, very near to city centre, especially train station. Staff was very helpfull.
Rafaella and Vittoria are the best! Always very nice and helpful, they even gave us special honeymoon gift on the first day we arrived and again when we checked out. The hotel is quite new and the room is beautiful, spacious and clean. Great location, very closed to the train station, and even though our room is on a very busy street, it's quiet inside when the window is closed. There is also a very tiny little lift to bring your luggage up to the room( one person one bag at a time). We did enjoy our stay at this hotel. The breakfast is a little bit too small and it's not at the hotel but in the local cafeteria near by.
The staffs are very friendly. There are snacks and drinks in the room for free everyday. Although the carpark was not nearby, but people from the carpark come to pick up the car and drop it back to us when we need it. When we check-out, a bottle of wine was given to us from the hotel as a gift. As the lift is small, we have to carry the big luggage up the stairs. Also as the hotel does not offer breakfast within the hotel, therefore we have to go to the bar nearby and the Sunday breakfast was not as good as the Mon-Sat one.
Wonderful service from the time we stepped in till the time we left! Friendly and full of initiative. Staff left wine glasses for us when she saw we had a bottle of wine in the room! Good size room 5 minutes away from the train station. Highly recommended!!
Room & staff are nice none
Ideal for tourism.Near all the main tourist attractions Difficult if you have a rental car
Within 100 yards of the Uffizi Museum on the Piazza!!!
Wonderful staff.Great location.
Central location with major attractions in easy walking distance
the location,...... reservation ,although confirmed in march, was not registered. We stayed in 3 different rooms ! ( one much smaller , the other one oké ) persuation was necessary !!!!
Perfect location. Pleasant, helpful staff in an elegant old building. Steep stairs, and the communial breakfast arrangements, but to be fair, it's diffucult to see how it could be otherwise in such an old building.
Location, nice owner and staff.
I liked everything about the hotel! It's just super! I spent a wonderful half week. Luciano forever! Nothing
Location, staff. no lift, no sign on the building to show it is a hotel!
The location of this B&B was excellent for access to the centre of Florence. In a quaint street was just great. Matress was on the hard side but other than this it was a great place.
The facilities are very modern and clean, and the staff was very welcoming and helpful. I would definitely stay here again in Florence.
location in the middle of the town
the closeness to the center, design of the room N/A
Right in the middle of Florence, friendly staff, clean, good value for money. Simple breakfast and no regular reception service, but then it is a B&B. It was nice to drop by the room in between all site seeing and sit on the balcony with a cup of coffee (from the free machine in the breakfast room) on the balcony over the head of all tourists rushing from accademia to uffici. We had ordered a four man room but got to double rooms for the same price. We would stay there again because of centrality.
Free coffee, tea and water with internet point opens 24/7. High Ceiling, private balcony for certain rooms - great to take a cup of coffee at the private balcony, watching people walking by the Repubblica Plaza downstair between Uffize and the Academy. Lift to reach the B&B, no concern for carrying suitcases. Marco, the owner, and Ena are both very nice. Shower place is small. I spend only 15 minutes for a shower and it doesn't bother me. On my arrival to the Repubblica Plaza, it took me a bit time to locate the building's entrance, which is right next to the restaurants.
Location, Location, Location I was asked to pay cash when I had already provided my credit card details at the time of booking. On the second day when I insisted that I wanted to use my credit card the owner/manager was surly for the rest of our stay.
Staff/owner is nice; very helpful. There is one person managing the hotel. He tries to do everything to make your stay wonderful. Location is excellent. City center. Also, tea and coffee is available any time. Very comfortable for sightseeing trips. But hotel facilities are really poor. Several things:1. Breakfast is not acceptable. Its written that hotel offers "buffet breakfast". Reality: there will be 10 yoghurts bought by owner in "Spar" shop the night before, croissants in plastic bags, tea and coffee.nobody cleans tables until the breakfast is ended..If you come to breakfast later than other guests you will not get even yoghurt, as 10 yoghurt will be gone, and you will not have clean spoon or cup.... We . 2. LOTs of noise from the street. Was difficult to sleep at night because of machines cleaning trash. 3.No internet in the rooms, only in the hall. 4.No reception. If owner is there - he will help. If he is not there - there is noone to ask about anything. But overall, central location compensates for 1,2,3, 4 above
The view from the bar was spectacular
the room was fair size, staff was friendly, internet and phone were available, room was quiet had to cross a street to see hotel staff or use internet
This place is the best for "The location" to see the Uffizi Museum, 15 mins ;hear " Ole Sole Mio" and other romantic serenades till late at night on the Old Bridge.Onto Rt is Grocery store 5 mins walk to, take bus D to and from station ; do buy the bus card for the day, we used it to go to Fiesole, see the setting sun over Florence. On request the staff here was kind to book the Uffizi tickets for us in advance , Euro 14 and we just walked in without the queue.and were out in 2 hrs, trust me worth the expense .Cheerful staff . There is an indian curry restaurant turn left onto the str walk 50m ,to the right a str, walk 50M .. delicious. Not really their fault the AC packed up on the weekend , so two nights went without it, could have given a reduction for the inconvenience !! Nice people to deal with.
The hotel made me feel that i am living quite some years back in time though it was a very comfortable stay. Rooms are very private and in a very quite enviorment although location is in the city centre Lift too small and not user friendly
Location, friendly stuff, and price. I wish shower room was little bit cleaner and they will offer to change towel and sheets everyday. However, for the price, i understand
Dissapointed there was no breakfast as advertised as B&B, but nice cafe opposite. The Views from the roof terrace of Hotel Scarletta made up for this. Would have liked tea/coffee facilities and an Iron in room
Free appetizers and roof bar Directions from train station to hotel were terrible. Impossible to find, wasted over an hour tryong to find it. Please fix.
Everything - we have stayed there many times before
Price, location and use of Hotel La Scaleta facilities. We could have breakfast there and there was a great roof top terrace. They also had free internet.