Borghese Palace Art Hotel
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Wake up in Massa and we're staying in Florence tonight but we’re so near to Pisa we decide to pay a visit. It’s only a slight detour and we both feel that we’ve heard it’s not a pretty place so we’re unlikely to go there direct any time. Time to see what this tower lean is all about.
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... in San Casciano to kill some time. It turns out there was a food festival in the city center, so I wandered around and eventually settled on some stuffed olives. They were unbelievably delicious. I sat on a bench and watched two young boys throw pebbles by the handful into a fountain as their father got increasingly upset about it and eventually hauled them away over his shoulder.
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... a home depot like store, but everything in it was from Star World. I should have taken a photo. It was like shopping for home supplies on Mars. Then we headed up to an electronics store and found A CURLING IRON! I was/am so excited. We paid for the overpriced hot cylinder and grabbed lunch in the fast food area. Star World food court. We had lunch and then Doug had gelato! Of course the store had their own traditional gelato stand! Where do you think we are? It was actually quite ...
... size-adjust: auto; ">The first stone was laid in 1296 but due to various things like the death of the architect, Cambio and the fact that he had designed a dome higher and wider than any that had ever been built before, with no external buttresses to keep it from spreading and falling under its own weight and hey, guess what.......no instructions on how to build it! Not unusual therefore that over 100 years after the first stone was laid, there was still no ...
... and felt so luxurious. Our hotel room in Barcelona was even smaller than the one we had in Paris, but it opened out onto a lively square below, so that made up for it's tiny size. I've had issues with the pint-sized elevators here in European hotels, the kind that only holds one or two persons and their luggage squeezed together, and this was another one of those hotels! I forced myself to use it because the alternative was hauling my heavy suitcase up ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Borghese Palace Art Hotel Florence
This is a cool hotel, modern decor with a quirky twist. Visually very pleasing, nice, clean, uncluttered and new.
We stayed at the Borghese Palace Art Hotel in September. The staff was very helpful. They arranged museum and tour reservations for us and everything worked out perfectly (their private driver to Tuscan wine country is fabulous.) The hotel was very nice and clean and in a great location. Our only complaint was that it was noisy at times. We could hear between the walls of the rooms so it felt a little like you were sharing space with your neighbors--i mentioned this to the front desk and they said they would talk to the room next to use...don't think that happened. Also, there's a night club in the street behind the hotel so if you're staying on a Friday or Saturday night be warned that it can get rowdy. But, the hotel was nice and the staff was great, so we just threw some ear plugs in and didn't complain. We got a good price for the hotel on Booking.com and I would overall recommend this hotel.
Creative and Chic
Our stay at the Borghese Art Palace Hotel in Florence was wonderful. The hotel lobby is very stylish and our room was modern and had very chic decor. This is a smaller hotel which made it quite nice and personal in feel. We really enjoyed breakfast (excellent selection of bread and cakes, yogurt, fruit, cheese/etc., along with perfect cappucino). The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful (thanks Massimo and Claudio). The hotel bar is also a nice place to have a drink after a long day. The hotel is in a great location and I would definitely recommend it to others for their stay in Florence.
I recently stayed in this hotel with my boyfriend for 3 nights and was disapointed, I have stayed in a few 4 star hotels and they have all been of a higher standard than this hotel. That's not to say it didn't have good points such as the location, really central to the main sights of Florence. The bed was really large and comfortable, one of the nicest I've slept in and the room was decorated to a high standard. The staff were all really helpful and friendly and considering its a relatively new hotel there didn't appear to be any of the usual teething problems. However, the breakfast was not up to the standard of a 4 star hotel although it wasn't awful there wasn't any hot food, just yogurt, fruit and cakes, I expected much more variety considering the cost of staying there. Also our toilet leaked and the bathroom floor was wood so this began to cause damage and although we informed reception nothing was done. Again in a four star hotel you would expect any problems to be rectified asap. While this hotel is in no way awful I'm sure there are better choices in Florence.
Just returned from a wonderful stay at the borghese art hotel. Staff was friendly and helpful (especially massimio, sing, & the porther i 'don't remeber the name). Breakfest was good. (More variety would have been nice.) Room was very clean and quiet. Looked out over the street. Good location in very nice neighborhood. Would definately return and recommend to others.
This hotel is is very central and ideal for all the main sights, restaurants and shops. The bedrooms are spacious and fitted out to a very high standard with plasma TV and interesting lighting. Every thing is new, arty and very modern with a slight renaissance twist. Very friendly and helpful staff. Great place to stay at very reasonable rates.
Definitely a palace
My partner and I have just returned from our trip to Europe. If you are going to Florence, this hotel is fantastic. Beautifully renovated, very central and fantastic staff. Nothing is too much trouble. The only thing I could say that is negative about this hotel is that it can be a little noisy. However in their defence it was World Cup time so there were a lot of people out and about. I wouldn't let this deter you though. Very pleasant stay.
I just returned from a two week trip to Italy with my husband and two teenage daughters. The Borghese Palace was far and away the best hotel we stayed at in Italy. We had some hesitations about booking the hotel since it was new and had no reviews at the time on TripAdvisor, but the price (250 Euros for a quad room) and location made us take a chance. We are so glad that we did!
Loved this hotel!!
This hotel was a definite treat for my husband and I. We just returned from a trip including Rome, Florence and Venice - this hotel was a highlight! It's very new - and has everything you'd need in a hotel. It's rooms are spacious (most European hotels are very small!) and very, very clean. The staff is extremely helpful - the breakfast is great (typical European, not American, but good!) and the location is just perfect. We had a wonderful stay there and would return in a heartbeat!