Travel Blogs from Florence
... We got off on a wrong note by starting with their temporary modern art exhibition which was jewellery by a designer (whose name I have expunged from my memory) whose approach appears to have been that every square millimetre of the surface of each piece had to be encrusted with diamonds. Even the few pieces whose form was pleasing were made crass and gaudy by an overabundance of bling. The 18th ...
... to in Italy – no tipping, but you often pay a cover charge (1-2 € each); no tax; you have to ask for your bill (or they’ll never bring it!); water is not included, and if you ask for it, they’ll charge you about 3 € for a bottle and just bring one for everyone to share; and they sometimes get irked if you want to pay by credit card. Funny how we take little things like our dining out procedures for granted.
... also go up the bell tower next door (full of tourists with a dodgy narrow spiral staircase so we passed) and entry into the Duomo museum. Unfortunately the museum was undergoing both a renovation and an expansion, so a lot of its pieces were in storage. There was, however, some key pieces on display, and that was enough to indicate that a return visit would be necessary. One item was on display that was absolutely amazing. ...
... D'Arrigio 14. It is open only during the week (Monday-Friday) and is open between 12am-3am.
P.S.S. I definitely have taken advantage of living in a city full of secret little bakeries and I recommend, if ever visiting, to do the same! Go to them as often as you possibly can, because they are honestly heaven on your lips. You will not regret it, TRUST ME! And please for me, PRETTY PLEASE, get ten and send them my way! ;)
... very good tour. Wine and olive oil tasting followed. Next stop...yikes it's late, I'll have to finish this tomorrow....we're off again with Ale at 9:30! Waiting for the fam to get ready to start our day, so will finish this post. It was a very long and fun filled day, so I may have to abbreviate some events. After Volpaia, we visited a small vineyard to taste a Prosecco the owner makes...that was a success! His Vineyard ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews De Lanzi Florence
We stayed at the Hotel De Lanzi in July 2004. The hotel was clean and the rooms were lovely. The location was great. The hotel is right near the duomo and within walking distance of everything. The breakfast was very good. The service was excellent. We would stay here again.
Great hotel in a great location
We had booked 3 nights at another hotel which turned out to be horrible. We happened upon Hotel De Lanzi and thankfully, they had rooms available for our last 2 nights so we moved there. The difference between the hotels was like night and day! A previous user has noted that Hotel De Lanzi is expensive but for $25eu more than our previous hotel, our double room was WELL worth it - the location is unbeatable, the room clean and bright, the staff friendly and breakfast fairly good (no hot food). The showers are a bit small but servicable. I would highly recommend this hotel and would stay again in a heartbeat.
Would stay here again in a heartbeat
I'm surprised to find negative reviews of this hotel because I loved it. It's a *wonderful* location, half a block from the Campanile, which made it very convenient if we wanted to come back to use the bathroom or drop off our shopping bags. Our rooms were average sized for Italy, but very comfortable and nicely decorated. The bathrooms were a good size too, very clean and modern. The staff could not have been more kind and considerate! When we asked about how to get to Cinque Terre, the front desk hostess kindly looked up the train schedule and gave us advice. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to friends. Next time I'm in Florence, I'd definitely try to stay here.
Loved the hotel de lanzi
I arrived in Florence on April 5th,2004 and found my hotel very easily. It is centrally located in downtown Florence. Enza at the reception desk was extremely helpful,kind and curteous. My room was small but extremely clean and comfortable.It was well equiped with all that I may need. Every day began with a beautiful breakfast that included OJ coffee tea rolls meats cheese cereal and milk yogurts.etc. At all times the staff was helpful always giong out of their way to assist. Staying at the Hotel de Lanzi was so very convient. I would definitely stay at the de Lanzi again.
Don't believe all you read !
Tried to book a three night stay in December 2003, two days before travelling !, with sister hotel (based on Tripadvisor reviews) only to be told that hotel was closed, but I could be accomodated in the De' Lanzi. I cheked the reviews and was horrified but I needed an hotel near the centre (one son had a broken leg). So I risked it. I had two rooms a double for my wife and I and a triple for my three sons. None of the horror stories in your other reviews manifested themselves. The rooms were great (304 and 305) with fantastic views over the Duomo. The staff were courteous and helpful, breakfasts were as good as any and the rooms were clean with plenty of hot water. We will stay again.
This is a scam
This hotel is definitely on the expensive side... not to mention that its staff will attempt to take advantage of you. They also ripped me off because I had pre-booked a room for 3 people. When I arrived there, they gave me a room for 2 and said that I would have to pay an extra 89 euros for the 3rd person. However, our rooms were decent although there was an odor from the occupants that smoke in the building.
Hotel De Lanzi...Avoid at all costs
I just stayed here March 31 2002 for two of a four night reservation. I checked out early due to conditions far below our expectations for price ($189.00 per night) and also definately not a 3 star hotel. Some of the disapointments,
-no hot water after 10 am,
-dirty sheets two nights in a row with long black hairs all over the comforter,
-Smelly bed spreads, need to be replaced
-Rooms floors, carpet and walls dirty, carpet or walls have not been replaced or painted for probably 10 years
-Our room was definately in need of renovations
-Staff was unsupportive and disrespectful, The night of April 1st I told them I would be checking out the next morning and they said that would not be possible and I would be responsible for full payment of 4 nights.
Regardless I checked out at 8:30 am April 2nd 2002 and they are still trying to charge me for that night, stating that I checked out late. ( late check out is past noon)
If staying in Florence I recommend Hotel Pierre, a 4 star and same pricing with large rooms and excellent location. Telephone 055 216 218