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Historical Traveler Reviews NH Anglo American Florence
Quiet and Nice: Perfect Together!
Our Honeymoon Stay was great at the Anglo. We checked in and we were upgraded to a Suite, which was very nice. The room was big and the amenities were great. We had a interior patio view that was OK, but a street view would be better.
The location is great because we were close enough to the attractions, but the street is very quiet which was awesome. It's near the Arno river and the scene is nice.
The breakfast was regular Italian food for tourists and they had mimosa's which I enjoyed. I recommend Osteria Il Mostrino for dinner, just a few blocks down from the hotel. Just to mention that you're in the heart of the Tuscan region and the cuisine is the best.
Hands down, this is a great hotel, and I would definitely stay here again.
My husband and I spent 3 nights at the Anglo American and were very pleased with the accommodations, service and location. The room was well furnished and very clean. Great walk in closet! Although, out room faced an interior patio we still woke up every morning to the sounds of the bells and pigeons. We liked the fact that the hotel was about 15 minutes walk from the main attractions, therefore you did not walk into tons of turists.
The hotel is located in a beautiful boulevard with trees and flowers and just a block to the Arno river. Next corner is a convenient pizza place (no the best) that opens late.
Hotel staff was helpful
A pleasant surprise
I have to admit when I saw the picture of hte hotel and read some of the reviews, I was very nervous about this place. All I can say when I saw our room is Wow!!! The room was reasonably big enough for two with a glorious piazza with tables and chairs just for us and the room next door. The beds (twins pushed together) were very comfortable. The doors locked. The bathroom was huge and the shower marvelous. It's a little far, but the walk is terribly romantic along the river with the reflections on the water and the lights and.....I'm wandering back. The food was average. The buffet was a little overwhelming in size and underwhelming in food. Scrambled eggs should not be so loose, but the pastry made up for the eggs and I don't know what they used for bacon but it was great! Nearest restaurant we used was the Rotunda. Beware of smiling good looking waiters who charm you to pieces while NOT bringing your food! We waited 40 minutes for all four of us to get first course. It was delicious but service was terrible. Maybe that's why they have good looking waiters!
Don't be afraid to stay here....but bring your walking shoes.
Nice Hotel, Nice Staff
My wife and I enjoyed our stay at the Anglo American Regina Hotel very much. We found the desk people, and the entire staff, very kind, helpful, and very respectful. We tried to speak what little Italian we know, and share kindness, and respect where ever we went in Florence. The people at the Hotel and in Florence were simply wonderful. The room at the hotel was clean and comfortable. I would stay there again. One word of advice, the steak in Florence is the best in the world. No resturant in the USA could even come close, and I mean none!
We stayed there four 4 nights and had a brilliant time. The city is only a 10 min walk along the river. The hotel room was spotless, great bathroom with powerful hot shower. Breakfast was good with a selection of cheeses and cold meats, fresh fruit, cereals etc. I would definately stay there again. I don't understand the previous comments which is why I am writing this.
Terrible location, shabby rooms
Terrible location far from everything and difficult to get a cab in the evening. We had two rooms booked for 3 nights, but left after the first night. Our rooms were very shabby. The lobby and common areas were lovely, but our rooms horrible!
Great Hotel- Stay there!
My traveling companions and I were all delighted with this hotel. I am mainly writing this because I can not understand what the previous reviewers are talking about- and seeing their reviews gave me some second thoughts. Howver, we found the staff to be professional and helpful, and the rooms were well appointed, immaculate and everything one could expect from a four star hotel. By all means - if you can get a good rate- stay there!
We stayed there June 2003. This place is to be avoided at all costs. It was so incredibly overpriced it made me ill. It is way on the outside of town so you have to hike everywhere. The service is terrible. The desk staff consists of giggling high school girls who will not do anyhting for you. They are also the concierge . . . What a joke. Good luck trying to have them get you a cab . . . you'll stand out front for hours. There are no locks on the door to keep out the hotel staff. A man barged into our room one day ( I never was able to get a striaght answer as to who he was). He screamed at us not to use the mini bar.
This place is a nightmare. AVOID!!!
Do not stay here unless you like to pay way too much for a disgustingly filthy room and nasty hotel owner. We arrived and were taken to our room, which had brown walls, and a toilet in the shower. The whole room smelled like mildew and TUNA and there were no windows! The bed poked you in the back because it hadn't been changed in years and there was barely any light. All of this for a mere $130 a night!! The owner was very unhelpful and actually made us pay more when we demanded to be put in a different room. No breakfast buffet exists (as stated in the brochure), unless you consider a cup of coffee to be a buffet breakfast. Seriously, DO NOT STAY HERE!
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