Grand Hotel Baglioni Firenze
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Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Hotel Baglioni Firenze Florence
Hit or Miss
I had recommended this hotel for my friends and family who were in Florence to attend my wedding. Some had a pleasant stay there. Others experienced lots of problems - including the hotel losing their room key and refusing to do anything about it, overheated rooms and rude service.
Dark, noisy and depressing
On the plus side, the hotel was a short walk across from the train station and there was a great view from the restaurant. On the other hand, it was constantly noisy due to the traffic from the square, and the dark wood decor was old and oppressive. The bathroom was moldy. I would not recommend it.
I just returned from 4 days at the Grand Hotel Baglioni and thought that overall it was very nice. The room was a little dark, but the location was great (especially for shopping--just blocks from the big street market), the staff was helpful, and the price was right. I was also very impressed that when we arrived at 10am, our room was ready for us--much appreciated since we had been flying all night! I'd recommend it.
our room had no exterior view, the beds were a little too hard, worst of all was the noise heard through the thin walls and floors
My wife and I stayed here for the last 4 days of our honeymoon in 2002.
The hotel upgraded us to a suite, so I do not know how the rooms compared to others, but I have to say that it was absolutely fantastic.
The rooms were spacious, clean, beautifully decorated and furnished, well air-conditioned and quite different from other hotel rooms. The room had a wooden panelled ceiling and rich, dark wood elsewhere gave it a very attractive old look. The food was very good and the views over Florence from the restaurant and roof terrace were breath-taking.
The food was reasonably priced but I have no idea how much the suite would cost or how much the room we booked cost - I was on honeymoon so couldn't care less. We loved it.
Beautiful City, Beautiful hotel!
We stayed at the Baglioni for 6 nights - beautiful hotel, location central - ideal for travelling aorund Italy as the station is over the road and easy to keep popping back to drop the shoppig off or rest your tired feet!, goregous views, rooms very spacious, rooftop terrace perfect for a drink after a long day of touring but reception staff were very unfriendly. Change the staff on reception and it is absolutely 10/10!!
We stayed at the Baglioni for 3 nights in August 2003. Our room was outstanding - the biggest we had seen in Italy, well-furnished and with a window alcove where we could sit and relax at night. We were travelling with a child and needed an extra bed so maybe it was slightly bigger than average. Breakfast was good with spectacular views over Florence. The location was central enough for us and very convenient for the train station. The staff were helpful.
We didn't drink in the hotel bar but had dinner in the rooftop restaurant which is really nice at night with a good view. Food was average though not overpriced if you include the 15% discount they offer for eating there. Overall I would definitely stay in this hotel again, for the large and comfortable room alone.
We stayed two nights at the Baglioni. While the hotel was not the most central with regards to the tourist attractions, the location worked well for restaurants the the street market. The "air conditioning" was pitiful, but for European standards, on par.
Watch out in the hotel rooftop bar/lounge. The costs for drinks changes per the bartenders discretion. The first night with music being played, drinks were $8 euros each. The next night, same scenario, they were $12 euros each. Upon arguing, the staff adjusted at check-out.
NOT SO Grand Baglioni
The hotel was just OK and the staff was just OK. The room was dark, clostraphobic and not very 'air conditioned'. The roof lounge where you could enjoy wine and the view made it tolerable. The location was not central to anything but the train station. All in all, pretty pricey for what you got...wouldn't stay there again.
As we exited the train station and looked for a taxi we were pleasantly surprised to see the Baglioni's large sign beckoning to us a short walk from the station. The somewaht dark and nondescript entrance did not reassure us, nor did the stained carpets in the long hallway leading to our room. The room, however, was a different story. It was much larger than typical European rooms and the bath was very large. And, imagine our surprise when we opened the large double doors and found that we had our own patio on which we coudl sit, read and sip wine. The multi-tiered rooftop garden was a neat place to sip a drink and look over Firenze at night, and get a great time exposure photo of the Duomo. The location and room more than made up for the somewhat standoffish staff. We would stay tehre again.
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