Hotel Tornabuoni Beacci
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Cooler air and blue skies greeted us this morning, after yesterday's weather system passed through, and we enjoyed opening all the windows to let in the fresh breezes. The rest of the day remained comfortable also, with mild temperatures in the mid-70s, which made for ideal sightseeing conditions. We began the day by walking to Piazza della Repubblica, then a slow stroll along the Via dei Calzaiuoli, a broad, mostly-pedestrian avenue which runs from the Duomo to ...
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... talk had made C a little nervous but Dario was really quite calm, though he was blasting the AC/DC when we arrived. Our group was led to the dining area which is behind the butcher case and we sat down to a tasty lunch of "Tuscan sushi" (steak tartar), Tuscan "tuna" (pork, but it really tasted like tuna), fagioli, roasted potatoes, a meatloaf like dish, porchetta (or maybe it was just roasted pork?), and vegetables dipped in olive oil with spiced salt. We had more wine, ...
... entered to go to the toilets and staff stopped them going up as they had not purchased food. We looked and tried on shoes as we made our way down to Duomo and got coffee at favourite cafe. We were now energized for serious shopping. We went to Swatch and today I noticed they had the pendent to match my ring and earrings so now have complete set. I also ended up with a new pair of Birkenstocks (just over half price in Aust), a red leather ...
... wine bar just off the square and ordered pizza and chianti for one. Twighlight descended and transformed the square and took the sting out of the days heat. I took my time and watched the world go by. I felt independent and international. I felt brave and strong. I felt a very profound sense that I belong to this world and that this world belongs to me.
As I made my way across the square back to the apartment, I had an out of body moment looking down on myself, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Tornabuoni Beacci Florence
Enchantment in Rm.22- "Room With A View" for Sgl Travler
Remember the movie, "Room with A View"? That's how I felt as I looked out over the steeples and rooftops (as well as the TB's roof garden) from my window. My room was small ( but then most are all over Italy) but spotless. The service was great, and the breakfast buffet larger than other places I stayed in Italy. I was totally enchanted! When I return to Florence, the TB will be my home once again. I hated leaving the place. If you are a single traveler, ask for Room 22!
My husband and two children had the good fortune to spend 3 days here in October 2003. The location was terrific and our room was superb. We had a one bedroom suite (the kids had extremely comfortable beds in the lounge room) with a huge bathroom and separate toilet. The room was spacious, clean and roomy and the hotel staff could not have been more helpful. We would definitely recommend staying at this hotel.
Great location and charm
We very much enjoyed our 2 nights at Beacci Tornabuoni in October 2003.
Our double room was incredibly spacious and charmingly yet simply decorated - the bathroom was also adequate size. We didn't have much of a view, though was somewhat nice not to be facing a busy street as the room was fairly quiet. Staff was very helpful and accomodating - definitely has a family-run feel. We had to cut our stay one day short due to a last-minute train strike and were relieved that they didn't give us any trouble because of it. They also recommended some excellent restaurants off the beaten path. The location of this hotel is perfect - right near the center of town and situatued on a very nice street.
The roof-top terrace is a wonderful and relaxing added bonus.
My husband and I stayed in this hotel just last month and were terribly disappointed. The warm friendly service we had heard about was nonexistent. The room was a decent size but the furniture very worn and the bathroom was incredibly cramped. They told us check out was noon so we came back from our morning stroll through Florence at 11:30 am, only to find the housekeeper had come into the room put our things aside and had made up the room for the next guest - we couldn't even use the bathroom in our own room before heading out for a 3 hour drive to Rome.
In fact, we told the front desk that our bathroom was occupied and we wished to use it quickly whereupon they directed us to the public facilities in the hallway! I will say that the accomodation was adequate and the location was good, but service definitely lacking.
Good service but room was small
The service was excellent but the room was quite small. Try and get rooms overlooking the street. Overall I would go again but get a supirior instead of a standard room
I don't get it
yes, the roof garden is lovely....but that was pretty much it. we had two different rooms because the front desk had made a mistake and they moved us while we were out. I didn't appreciate their going through our things and packing for us, not without prior notice. The rooms were both very spacious, but that's about it. I expected a lot more. the breakfast was ordinary, the service was allright, but we just didn't have a terrific feeling about the place, not what I had expected at all. wouldn't return, for that money, i know we could have done better elsewhere.
The charm of Firenze
The location is superb and the staff, most of whom have been at the Beacci for many years, are simply outstanding. When I think of Italy, I always think of the Beacci. (Since 1999, I have stayed numerous days at the hotel and will return again this fall.)
Stayed in room 21 on our honeymoon in early May, 2003. Very charming hotel in excellent location. Loved the garden terrace.
Old fashioned charm
This is a wonderfully calm. relaxing hotel on top of a grand old palace. The staff are charming, the furniture a comfortable mixture of antique and modern and the roof garden is the nicest place in Florence for an early evening drink. I'd come here again.
A Great Experience
Having tea and writing postcards on their stunning roof garden is probably my fondest memory of Florence. This hotel has a magnificent art collection, and a collection of guestbooks all signed by presidents, celebrities, diplomats, and many others who have stayed over the decades. The rooms are comfy, though they could use a few fresh decortive touches. The little nooks and rooms in the hotel give it an ambiance that can not be matched. Every time we walked through the halls it felt like an adventure. I really enjoyed my stay here and reccomend it highly to anyone who may be in Florence.