Hotel Corona D'Italia
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... Paul did. I tended to admire the more distant view across the river!
Beggars for punishment, we then proceeded to climb Giotto's Campanile with its 7 bells. Marble and rich sculptural decoration adorn this tower, which bears its architects name. It was most satisfying to look across the cathedral roof to the Dome and think that we'd been there! Once we'd climbed the 414 steps, admired the view, caught our breath, our thoughts ...
... to each other. There were 4 others in the room with us. It is nice staying in hostel where you can meet people from other parts of the world and make new friends occasionally. The first night there is a chinese lady, two Russian guys, Italian guy Salvatore who became our friend very soon.
Salvatore was staying in the hostel for few nights while preparing for his new apartment in Florence as he had just started a new job here. He was very excited ...
... talking a garden that’s got to be at least three times the size of the palace itself. We may or may not have gotten a little lost within the maze of sculptures, fountains, and tree-lined paths. Even though the weather was a little cold and rainy, we still found ways to enjoy ourselves. Such as the karaoke Kate and I participated in later on that night/morning to Mambo No. 5… (it seemed like a good idea at the time).
On Sunday, ...
... in sights and had some lunch. Time was running short, so we piled in the car and headed for Pisa. The tower really does lean....a lot. We really enjoyed that, took some pics and tried to capture the day. Joy and I were trying to look for purses to buy and Tim mentioned that we had to go as we still had to drive the 40 miles back to the ship as well as gas up the car. As we ...
... this place, I was just making assumptions that it was a pleasant place after hearing reviews and seeing pictures)… thank goodness my assumptions were finally right because the B&B was an absolute gem (and if you are keeping tract, my assumption ratio of right:wrong is about 1:14…. there are going to be some major trust issues when we get back). But we were warmly greeted by the staff and our room was comfortable and cozy, the perfect place to stay after the experience ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Corona D'Italia Florence
Perfect location-Loved this hotel
We stayed here 3 nights in September 2005 and just loved this hotel. For the money it was the best value we had in Italy. First, it is in a great location-just a 5 minute walk from the train station and within walking distance of most of the center city sights. It is also located next to the Central Market which is a must for any serious shoppers going to Florence. We had a standard double room which was gigantic with a very large bathroom. The room was spotless and the maid service was excellent. Our room faced an inner courtyard so there was absolutely no street noise. The breakfast area was very nice and the breakfast buffet was your typical Eurpoean fare. The front desk staff was vey friendly and helpful with all speaking very good English.
There is a great little place for Tuscan home cooking a few blocks away (Trattoria la Burrasca). It is filled with locals and Rick Steves' readers. The wine is cheap and the steak is excellent. Overall I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Florence.
Not bad, skip breakfast
Stayed here for one night when the hotel I booked didn't honour a pre-paid reservation. The room was clean with a large bathroom. However, you may want to skip the breakfast. The bread was very stale - most tables had abandoned bread rolls on them when the guests left.
Also the staff couldn't find the "password" to use the wireless Internet at the hotel, and they charged for phone calls which were free from other hotels in Italy.
The location's not bad, and the rooms claim to be soundproofed. They do appear to be soundproofed from road noise, but other rooms showers and toilets were very audible from my room.
We stayed at the Hotel Corona over Christmas and were very pleased. It was close to the station and just round the corner from the Duomo and the Mercato Nuovo (...where, by the way, they have the best priced silk ties you will ever find!). The room was very quiet - there was very little street noise even though it was on a busy road. The room was lovely, very spacious and clean, with a large bath. The staff were helpful, and the buffet breakfast excellent. This is a nice way to splurge if you are travelling on a budget. We had a great stay!
Great Choice for Florence
For a 3-star hotel, my wife and I rated this hotel as very good to excellent. It was definitely the best 3-star (and better than a lot of 4-star european hotels) we stayed at in Italy. Service was very good and the breakfast was superior to that of other hotels.
The room was huge for European standards. The bathroom and shower/tub (yes both) were comparable to US sizes, which is rare.
It is under 5 minutes to the Termini so if you are visiting various cities (as we did) it was very convenient. You can walk everywhere (sights, shopping, etc.) from this location in 10-15 minutes. While it is on crowded Via Nazionale, their soundproof windows are VERY effective. Plenty of great restaurants in the vicinity as well. Also, if you like shopping, the major street market is right around the corner.
We would definitely stay here again. We don't spend much time in the hotel as we base most of our choices on location. However, this hotel had the best of both worlds!
Well, it was a group tour to Italy. I loved staying in Florence and this hotel made it better. It wasa different expereince just because it was away from home. Very clean and good service. Reasonable pricing as well.
Nice hotel, great breakfast, tiny room
My husband and I stayed at the Corona d'italia as part of a group. It is well located. Clean and comfortable rooms but ours was very small. We were there for five nights and got used to it but there was no place to put our clothes so we had to live out of our suitcases. At least our room was in the back and quiet. The rooms in front, on the street, are very noisy and the traffic on that street continues day and night. The public areas are large, clean and lovely. The breakfast is great and the staff was helpful.
Stayed for a week in late May 04 attending a meeting. A short easy walk to major museums, cathedral, etc. Nice room, mini-fridge. Breakfast buffet is NOT worth the price of 12 Euros, lots of better/cheaper places within a block. Good lighting, amenities, etc. Our room at the back was very quiet--ask for that location. Elevators a bit slow. Don't pay the rack rate--get an internet deal! Ciao!
Clean, Comfortable, Quiet Hotel
Corona D'Italia was a clean, comfortable, quiet hotel located very convenient to the train station and good restaurants. Staff was extremely accomodating, breakfast was an added plus. Most area attractions were within an easy walking distance from the hotel. Rooms were basic, bathroom somewhat small but all VERY clean.
Corona Di Italia AOK
3-Star hotel. Location PERFECT. Two blocks from train station. Very little, if any, street noise in room. Breakfast average but breakfast room personnel very professional. However, when Matire d' on day off, breakfast service/food/availability/seating fell apart. Front desk pesonnel abrupt as opposed to friendly. Room fine and clean. Bathroom small but nice. Refrigerator and Safe in room. CNN but no sound so no Enlish language TV. We were told management had not approved it. Exccept for no English-speaking television, we would stay there again.