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... was Corniglia. The town is not directly adjacent to the sea. Instead, it is on the top of a promontory about 100 metres high, surrounded on three sides by vineyards and terraces and the fourth side descends steeply to the sea. This town isn’t really accessible via the ferry, so we rejoined our guide and got to experience the narrow, winding roads of the area. If you do want to use the ferry, it is necessary to climb the Lardarina, a long brick flight ...
... inch of it needs painting, the mattresses are lumpy, the pillows are thin, the bedding is old, the bathroom door doesn’t close, the hair dryer works for a few seconds and then sparks and quits, the sink needs draino, extra towels cost €3 each, if you want to use the a/c, it is €5/day, the tv doesn’t appear to work, when someone else flushes their toilet it sounds like a waterfall over our ceiling, there’s ...
... late at night when the crowds are gone. You can appreciate everything in silence and the lighting is usually very nice. Took pics in Palazzo Vecchio and decided to go back to my hostel. It got kinda chilly. Stopped to take a pic of a lonely street lit only by Xmas lights. Two men walking by were intrigued so they invited me for a drink. Sure! Why not? They were great. They took me to a nice place which one of them, Maurizio, used to manage. People were dancing ...
Well, today was an eventful day. Here is a good story of how to follow an itinerary. To be proactive we bought our train tickets for our day trip to Florence. We were to leave at 8:20 am. We went out for supper last night (I still have to post some pictures of that) and had some gellato on our way back to our room. We turned in at about 11 as we had to be at the train station no later than 8. There is no alarm clock so ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Athenaeum Hotel Florence
Ideal weekend break hotel
An ideal hotel in terms of value, cleanliness, location and helpfulness of staff. The stylish web pictures are true to form and we didn't need a big room. There was a deal with the hotel for 3 nights for the price of 2. We stayed for a weekend while my parents stayed on for another few days. It is minutes from David, Duomo etc. but still comfortably away from the jostling of city centre Florence. We preferred the other side of Florence (across the river): Piazza de Santo Spiritu, Piazza Pitti etc. where there are restaurants which the locals seem to frequent more than those near the Duomo. This is about a pleasant 20 minute walk from the hotel.
Central and Nice!
Stayed in the hotel at the start of February '06, no complaints atall. Hotel is good and central - 5 mins to Duomo, 3 mins to David etc. Room not very large but about average for a European City hotel. Breakfast was standard croissants, ham, cheese etc with additional charge for extras (try the scrambled eggs & bacon, very tasty!) Was very late checking in on the first night but had no problems whatsoever. All staff encountered were freindly and welcoming. Would recommend this hotel without hesitation, however shop around if booking on the internet - The hotels own website were quoting €435 for 3 nights - we got it for €340 from another site.
I wanted to stay at a clean, new, and modern hotel which is why I chose to stay here.
Athenaeum is Awesomely Good
absolutely awesome hotel which is centrally located and cheap to boot!
we booked directly with the hotel online and were treated like stars from the moment we arrived to the moment we left.
all the city's main monuments are within minutes walking distance and we even popped into a local Irish pub round the corner called Finnegan's (say hello to Scottish Simon if you go there)
lovely hotel, we will definitely be back
My daughter and I spent two days at the Athenaeum and we were very glad there.
This hotel is the berries i.e. absolutely brilliant. We got a special deal by booking direct and cannot be happier with the quality of accommodation and service on offer.
I just came back from my visit to Florence. I am very selective in my taste of hotels with lots of requirements. After reading the reviews of Athenaeum on tripadvisor, I decided to book it. I was totally satisfied with what I got. The room was PERFECT. It had a wonderful modern furnishing, the bed linen was always fresh and clean, the towls are fresh and crisp, and the television screen is almost plasma.
Enjoyed my stay at the Hotel Athenaeum
I stayed at the Hotel Atenaeum for five nights in August and absolutely loved it! My mother and I was well taken care of and the hotel is immaculate. They changed the linens every day, unlike other hotels in Italy, only every three days. The hotel staff was every helpful, but my only complain was that they didn't allowed you to iron in your room and I didn't have a iron of my own (so my clothes were a little wrinkled:-).
Great Hotel with Excellent Service
My husband and I stayed at this hotel on our honeymoon last October. The staff was absolutely superb. They were very friendly and extremely helpful! We stayed in a room that had a very spacious balcony that you could view the Duomo from. Compared to the rates we paid for other hotels, this room was a bargin. The rooms were exceptionally clean and nice in size. The hotel has a very sleek and modern style. We absolutely loved it and will definitely stay there again.
We have just spent 3 very enjoyable nights at the Athenaeum. The hotel is brand new, very modern and contemporary and the bedrooms were spotless, even if not massive. We found all of the hotel staff very friendly and approachable and they were always happy to assist. We would definately return and would recommend the hotel to anyone, who doesn't mind a 5-10 minute stroll to the main 'duomo' piazza.