Albergo Hotel Panorama Firenze
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Historical Traveler Reviews Albergo Hotel Panorama Firenze Florence
What a Sight!
What a treat it was to open our green shuttered window for a mouth-dropping view of the magnificent Duomo! We were also fortunate enough to have our own private red-tiled balcony from which we enjoyed viewing the beautiful gardens below us. Our room was clean and spacious, our large bed comfortable, the bathroom was very modern and the staff was welcoming, friendly and helpful and made us feel right at home. We enjoyed our breakfast of rolls and coffee from the sunny rooftop breakfast room and took in the view of the other side of this beautiful and historic city. We were conveniently located and walked to museums, restaurants and attractions easily. We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone and look forward to staying there again sometime soon, I hope!
Great hotel for the value
We just got back from Florence staying at Hotel Panorama for three days. It's exceeded all our expectations with the amount of money we paid for the room. The stay at their 'delux room' at the top floor (6th floor) of the hotel with air conditioning (very welcoming for last week which got pretty hot), and with a great view of Florence, but still at a very reasonable rate compared to other 2 star hotels in Florence (less than 80 Euros including a simple breakfast). It has a lift up to to 5th floor. so we had to climb one flight of stairs to go up to our room. But we didn't carry much stuff, so it didn't matter to us at all. Our private bathroom with tub was big and has newer facility, and very clean. Also it was quiet since the room faces a garden courtyard. The picture you see in the tripadvisor pic of the hotel is literally the view from our room! The breakfast area has also very nice views, as mentioned in previous review. The only drawback I can think of is it's a little bit far from the S.M.N. train station (it's located right behind the San Marco Museum), but still a manageble 10-15 minutes walk.
I would definitely stay there again if the rate stays the same relative to other hotels in the Florence tourist central area.
Love the Hotel Panorama!
We stayed at the Hotel Panorama in Florence in mid-May 2005. It was great! I was hesitant of what we would find due to the low price, even if it was a 2-star hotel. We had just stayed in a 2-star hotel in Rome, paying much more, and the Rome hotel was so-so.
Anyway, the Hotel Panorama was great!! The room was huge by European standards, with a big new bathroom. We stayed in room 31 which had a wonderful view of Florence. The hotel was within walking distance of the major sights and the hotel staff was very helpful.
I would definitely stay at Hotel Panorama again. It is a bargain!
Nice, friendly, near historical centre
i'm some times in weekend in Florence and staying at Hotel Panorama: beautiful view from the breakfast veranda and from rooms on the top floors as well as charming and helpful people at the front desk. Moreover the place is really only at five minutes walking distance from the Duomo in the towncenter so most things you might want to visit are very close, railstation Santa maria Novella is near too.
I was recently in Florence meeting some friends and we all stayed at Hotel Panorama. The location is perfect, really just minutes away from the Cathedral and all the other main historical attractions; and, if you need to (like we did) or are simply not using public transportation when visiting, you can easily reach it by car (which in Florence - believe me - is not quite so common with central hotels). People at the front desk were nice and the rooms we were assigned were simple but clean: I personally find this quite important. We had a nice time and enjoyed our stay: we will soon come back for sure. By the way rates were definetely affordable.
What more to say.....just excellent!
Enjoyed our stay
Well...what to say? Perfect location (Ever heard of Michelangelo's beautiful David? It's just around the corner in the Accademia Gallery) - reasonable rates - easy but clean accomodation. In addition to all this the view, especially from the top floors, is really something else...believe us: Florence's roofs dominated by the magnificent Cathedral. By the way people at the front desk were very helpful with marvellous dinner suggestions in nice reastaurants close by...
Francesca & Marco
Loved the famous view
Imagine waking up in the morning and having your cup of coffee while admiring the beauty of Florentine Renaissance Architecture..... Well, this is what you will experience if you have the chance to spend one or more nights in this centrally located budget hotel. Rooms and their furniture are 'easy but clean'. And the best of it is you have the unique possibility of an astonishing (and unpayable) view of the city from the breakfast room (the Cathedral, San Lorenzo, Santa Croce can almost be 'touched' so near they are). By the way people at the front desk are friendly and speak very good english which is always a good help. If I'll travel to Florence again this hotel will with no doubt meet my choice again.
Budget hotel in central florence
My personal suggestion for a stay in central Florence: the hotel is located just a block away from the Accademia Art Gallery - to say the truth all other main attractions of the city are also within walking distance. Budget rates, clean rooms and friendly people at the front desk willing to help you with any question you might have: what do you need more??
Nice and friendly
nice and clean, managed by very friendly people, not expensive and near to the centre..you can go walking everywhere
Central but quiet, having a professional staff and a good relationship quality/price. Wonderful landscape (panorama!)
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We wandered outside for a while, taking a picture of the Fountain of Neptune, commissioned in 1565 for a noble wedding.
We walked back to the main transport terminal to catch the number 12 bus which takes you up to a lovely and popular viewing area where you can see awesome views of Florence. We waited for ages and got chatting to a lovely couple of ladies who quickly told us they were from the Phillipines but have been living ...
... Piazza *** - just around the corner from the Uffizi Gallery - to see the dozen or so replica and original Renaissance sculptures housed there. These included one of Florence’s two full-size copies of Michelangelo’s David and a bunch of other obscure ones like the ***[slaying of Medusa]. Strolling past the Ufizzi, I continued across the Ponte Vecchio (a picturesque bridge lined with jewellers’ shops) and found a small cafe for lunch. Back across ...
... sculptors. It was amazing! We also saw other unfinished Michelangelo work - the unfinished Slaves fighting to get out of their marble block. We were exhausted from museums after so we read and journaled at a nearby park by the river Arno. We rested up and then had a fantastic dinner of pasta with wild boar and beef with mushroom sauce. As always, the food and wine we had were ...
... closed off, people everywhere and lots of runners! I still walked all over intermittently crossing the route and seeing lots of runners - lots of cheering going on and it was fun to see. Saw more of the beautiful city and of course, I found some people rowing on the river. One crew of beginners in an VIII which looked quite funny of course. Their coach was in the boat with them and had them all rowing at once, and they looked like a drunken spider. ...
... a walk around the block and found a lovely replacement, a former monastery built in the 16th century, the Hotel Loggiato dei Serviti.
We celebrated our first WONDERFUL night in Florence over dinner at the Ristorante Accademia across the street from the Accademia museum that features Michelangelo's statue of David.
Which just so happens to be part of our busy itinerary tomorrow . . .
Buonasera from Sharon and ...