Hotel Corona D'Italia
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... to be tested,.. and,.. two,.. they told us of an interesting town south of Siena with some wonderful,.. very old artefacts,.. and we are now planning to include this in our itinerary. We look forward to telling you more of this side trip in the days to come. Sunday morning and we broke out the bikes for the 6 km ride into town. The bike track is along the river and a pleasant, flat ride. Once in town we chained up the bikes and hoofed it around town. At this point I have ...
... some strange thrusting dance movements to Land down Under and an absolutely killer rendition of Mr Brightside by someone we originally thought was rather quiet. Then the Contiki group showed up and the war began. The classics were sung, there was some Grease, Spice Girls, Wonderwall and a few songs no one had ever heard of. The once shy kids even got up and sang a few, to everyone's very drunken enthusiasm. There was also the first discovery of Italy's ...
Miles walked: about 5
Times up and down apartment stairs: 2 (my personal best—ha!)
Not a lot of the museums are open on Mondays but I found one that was and that I wanted to see: The Bargello Museum. I didn't get up and out until almost 10 AM but since it was rainy and a Monday it was fairly quiet on the streets and in the Piazzas. Right outside the Palazzo Vecchio there was something going on, ...
Slow start to our travel day. Started with a hearty breakfast since we were traveling and didn't know when we would have time until we reached Florence. The taxi arrived on time and we had another hair-raising ride around the mountain to the other side of town and the train station...by way of explanation, taxis used to be allowed in town until last years flood destroyed most of the main street ...
... We visited Palazzo Vecchio clearly, even we had the Chinese guide! It was just like visiting Windsor Castle. It let me know more about the living and the history of royal family of Firenze -Medicce. They changed Firenze, maybe all of Europe, a lot! Firenze was an amazing city. These all famous people, include three of main artist in Renaissance and Dante Alighieri, etc. They and their works made the city more interesting, more ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Corona D'Italia Florence
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.
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!
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.
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.