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Via Ricasoli 28-30, San Marco - Santissima Annunziata, 50122 Florence, Italy – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.1/10! (score from 406 reviews)
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Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast in the Room
WiFi is available in all areas and costs EUR 10 per 24 hours.
Private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs EUR 26 per day.
Room Service, 24-Hour Front Desk, Express Check-in/Check-out, Tour Desk, Laundry
Paid WiFi, Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Family Rooms, Elevator, Heating, Air Conditioning
Italian, French, English, German
From 2:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 6 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.
One child under 12 years is charged EUR 30 per person per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 406 reviews
Value for money
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Hotel Ferdinando II De' Medici has a central location, a 5-minute walk from Florence cathedral, the Duomo, and Piazza della Signoria. All of its rooms have private bathrooms.
Score from 126 reviews Good
Set in the 13th-century Rossi Tower next to Ponte Vecchio, Hotel Pitti Palace features a panoramic roof terrace with beautiful city views. It offers free Wi-Fi.
Score from 656 reviews Very good
April 30, 2015
Wifi not working
Friendly and accommodating staff
April 9, 2015
The only thing I didn't liked was that we had to pay for the wifi
the hotel was really nice, the staff was kinda and the location was perfect!
April 9, 2015
I asked the manager to make a dinner reservation for me for a special occasion. The restaurant was full so he didn't make the reservation but he didn't tell me. I had to find another place at the last minute. He ruined my special event.
April 7, 2015
The room is small.The bed is small.
The room's cleaning is good！Open the window，you can see the old street or the Duomo di Firenze.It's a comfortable hotel.
March 5, 2015
No free Wifi.
Location was fantastic. Gisella in the 360 bar so nice!! Young Girl at front desk with glasses outstanding.
March 5, 2015
Location, hotel and staff
February 23, 2015
I've stayed in this hotel 4, maybe 5 times now but sadly this time was worse than the rest. We had a triple room, very crampt with barely space for us let alone our suitcases, shower was also poor and breakfast choice limited.
February 9, 2015
The location was excellent and the friendly staff a big help to foreigners
January 29, 2015
the room was very small, a little bit of painting in the wall, will look better.
close to everything we walked everywhere, the location was good. Continental Breakfast was good.
January 19, 2015
Unfriendly staff, the breakfast wasn't fresh and there wasn't much to choose from. I find it shocking that WiFi isn't free!
Excellent location. The room was clean and comfortable.
January 13, 2015
I was told to pay for Wifi despite advitised free. The bed was uncomfortable and inadequate toilet space. My daughter who came visiting us was not allowed in the room until she brought her passport the next day.
December 7, 2014
Room size, furnishings, shower size
Staff, room comfort, bathroom, towels, breakfast, bar, location
November 26, 2014
The hotel is very run down. Wifi is not free and costs a lot of money, and is very slow. The breakfast was very poor - not only there was not much to choose from, but it was also not fresh (bread was stale). Half of the plugs in the room were broken. The so called panoramic bar offered views of dirty walls, with just the very top of the cathedral dome. Drinks are very expensive, but not very good. The duvet and the pillows were of poor quality. In comparison to the other 3 hotels we stayed in Florence, this was the worst.
Location was good
November 16, 2014
Despite a lovely receptionist, she was let down by other staff who simply didn't care. We were a little worried about hygiene after noting the condition of the kitchen during breakfast, quite disorganized and messy... Room had considerable street noise.
Close to the museums, Duomo, train station, The hotel was well represented by one reception girl who was very service-oriented and outstanding. Otherwise, the room was clean and well appointed and the breakfast quite acceptable..
October 31, 2014
- room was small for three - paying for WiFi
seemed like a private lodging
October 28, 2014
Outside and entrance could be improved for looks and impression.
Location in the centre of historic area couldn't be beaten. The staff were friendly and very helpful, giving me great suggestions on places to eat in the evening, when I said I was only in the city one night, so informed me politely about their restaurant, without the hard sell.
October 20, 2014
October 16, 2014
Wifi was not free. It was 10 Euro per day, or discounted if you purchased for 3+ days. That's expensive Wifi when other hotels and even restaurants give it for free.
great location. clean, quiet hotel. friendly staff. Nice free breakfast, terrace with nice view of Florence.
October 6, 2014
Value is not worth the money per night the wifi is not free The staff is not the most friendly
October 1, 2014
Very good location of the hotel.
September 24, 2014
The mattress is really something to complain about. the bed was really uncomfortable and calls for replacement breakfast room too crowed, stuff very slow and plates often empty, coffeemachine didn't make coffee because it wasn't refilled in the Patio they have a lot of wonderful plants which are being watered early in the morning and late at night (noisy like a waterfall). otherwise quiet
Very friendly and very helpful patient young Lady at the reception when we arrived. Very welcoming. lovely house, several launch terraces to sit outside on different floors. Wonderful Roof terrace with very friendly person serving Dinner and Drinks. View from terrace to Dome cupola Enjoyed our stay in Florence very much thanks to this Hotel. Very close
September 23, 2014
Wifi is not free. Why not raise the price and make wifi free. The total cost will be the same but clients will feel happier.
The room is very cozy and the bathroom is a huge surprise. I had to run a bath otherwise I felt I wasted the facility. Breakfast is included in the price and the buffet is fine. Staff was helpful. Location is the best, only hundred meters to the Dom and 50 meters to David the naked statue.
September 21, 2014
Service and location
August 18, 2014
Upon arrival there was a gentleman sitting at the desk where a lady checked our reservation. He never looked up or spoke. Rude by any standard. Check out not much better. Another gentleman was very short and not friendly. Never said thank you or ask if we enjoyed our stay. Leaving the key at the desk when we went out as this turned the air conditioning off. This was the only hotel that required this during our travels in France and Italy. The only reason for the recommend is Location!
Location! Walking distance to everything you would want to see or do in Florence. The rooftop restaurant/bar has a wonderful view of the Dome and the bells rang every evening. The bar staff were so friendly and welcoming.
August 18, 2014
Room were a bit small.
Staff co-operation and nice ambience + the roof bar.
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