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A much slower, and more relaxed day - something we both needed after a few really long days, and a few late nights as well! It was walking around and seeing the sights of Florence today. Thankfully, Florence's sights are so close to each other - such a contrast to Paris and London, for example, where different sights are whole bus trips to get to.< …
Today was just one thing: Venice.
It was always going to be interesting as to whether just one day would do Venice justice... but I think Debbie and did pretty well today. We had no plans - just a train to catch there in the morning, arriving at 10:30, and then one to catch back to Florence at 5:30. That was all. Actually, we had one extra …
Today was a very long day - a tour of the Tuscan region that started at about 8am, and we arrived home about 7pm!
We started off meeting our tour guide, and the rest of the people in our tour group - again, the majority from Australia! And we headed for the first part of the tour... out to Pisa. This was probably the hardest thing about …
Here we are, on the last leg of our trip: Italy! And while we both were a bit nervous about coming here (not sure what to expect with neither of us having been here before, very little in the way of language, etc.), in just the 3 hours we've been in Firenze, we well and truly love it here!
Today was always going to be one of the toughest …
Graffiti? Before my rundown of today's activities I would like to point out a couple of observations. As mentioned before when in Venice, why are Italians (or anyone else for that matter with all the different ethnicities we've encountered) so into tagging? If you stick with the belief that you've walked in to a questionable neighborhood because …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Globus Hotel Florence
Avoid the Ground Floor!!
Stayed at the Globus Hotel 25-27th Sept. We booked the Globus after reading reviews from tripadvisor. We enjoyed our stay, the rooms were clean and the reception staff were very helpful. The only thing that I would greatly recommended is to make sure you ask for a room that is not on the ground floor. The room we had was next to the breakfast room/reception so was extremely noisy. We paid extra for a superior room thinking we would have a view but we were told that this needs to be specified at time of booking. Our room looked over the hotel boiler.
Would I return? Probably not!
We stayed at Hotel Globus for 2 nights, mid Sept 2003. We definitely liked the hotel and would stay again, however I don't know if I think it was as great as some of the other reviews. Definitely good place but not totally amazing. For the price and location it was the best place I've stayed in Florence before (been there 4 times). Hotel is updated and has very Danish-like decor --- simple, clean lines, a bit stark.
Loved the Globus - also a restaurant recommendation.
My husband and I spent 4 nights at the Globus and it was my favorite place we stayed. It was clean, clean, clean and the front desk staff was outstandingly helpful. The location was supurb if you are traveling by train. We got the smallest economical room, but it was fine for our needs.Make the walk to dine at Il Contadino. It was so good we ate there twice. It is more of a working class retaurant, but is excellent. For 9 euro you get a bottle of wine, 2 plates of food and a bottle of mineral water. Service is included as well, but we always left an extra tip because we enjoyed it so much! The front desk can tell you where it is, they recommended it to us. I wish I could eat like that for $9 in the states!
Great Stay At Hotel Globus
We booked this hotel based on positive reviews we read at Tripadvisor.com and are glad we did. During the first 2 weeks of September,we also visited Paris, Rome, Frankfurt and Hotel Globus was our favorite. Ideally located, it is a short walk from the train station, within walking distance to sights, and steps from San Lorenzo market - shopping galore! The hotel is a great value. CLEAN, modern and comfortable rooms. The staff is great, especially Nicolas. He made our stay more enjoyable with his hospitality and gave us great restaurant recommendations (I am a Foodie so I'm very picky about dining). We will be back at Hotel Globus next time we are in Florence.
Fab Hotel Globus
I was in Florence for unfortunately only 2 nights and chose to stay @ the Hotel Globus. What a great hotel. Nice & small. We had a free upgrade upon arrival & the room was big & super clean. The staff was very friendly & extremely helpful as well as funny. My trip to Florence was the highlight of my 3 week trip to Italy. I would return to Florence & the Hotel Globus again & again.
Stayed 2 nights at Hotel Globus. The guys at the front desk were incredibly friendly, spoke English, and wanted to ensure we were always enjoying our stay. A laptop in the breakfast area had free high speed internet (great for keeping up with email and checking out other tourist info while abroad). This hotel used to be a 1-star and was recently remodeled to a 3-star hotel. We chose the smallest room to save money - so we knew we were getting a tiny room. It was fine for 2 people. They have bigger rooms if you're willing to pay more, but we just wanted a place to sleep. Breakfast was decent, your normal European stuff. Rooms have CNN Intl and BBC World in English. Great location. We walked everywhere. Not once did we take a taxi or bus, and we walked from the train station when we arrived (10 minute walk max).
Fab hotel, great location
Had a wonderful stay in Hotel Globus, perfect location, staff very pleasant & helpful.