UNA Hotel Vittoria
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Today was motor coach day from Lugano to Florence with a stop along the way at the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It probably would've been all ok except for the heat and the way Globus prevents the A/C to be adjusted. Outside weather and the once-in-10 years heatwave is nature so I will not hold them responsible for that, but not to lower the temperature …
... famous names of Italian art history are everywhere. And the power and magnetism of the Church and the medicos and other rich, powerful families who supported and controlled.
And then the campanile, the bell tower started by Giotto (these artists so extraordinary- many, like Giotto! de V in I, Michelangelo were painters, sculptors and sometimes also architects) in 1359, then after his death ...
... We ended up on the non-direct and we spent a couple hours confused and scared on this scary tram that we had no business on. It kept stopping and strange characters would get on and off. The view from our window was described by Sarah as District 12 from the Hunger Games. We were so confused because we thought we were headed to something beautiful but it definitely was not. Each stop seemed worse and we were definitely not in the good spots of Italy. We stuck our like sore thumbs ...
... Pitti Palace but, decided to try the Giardino Bardini. The views looking back at historic old Florence were awesome. A dinner at a side walk cafe and onto the shuttle back to the Hilton. There were lot of people in Florence this week as they were having world championship bicycle races all week. These are many of the same riders that compete in the Tour d' France. Tomorrow ...
... already using them. After that we left the market so we wouldn't buy anything else! By then it was gelato o'clock so we grabbed some gelato then went back to the hostel to get organised. In this time we used the hostel wifi to book our Oktoberfest tickets! Yay! Another trip and its only a month after we get back to London! After a quick bite it was time to head to the train. This time we were on a fast train! It was very flash and smooth. We had assigned seating this ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsUNA Hotel Vittoria Florence
Just got in. Will post review after one night stay.
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Historical Traveler Reviews UNA Hotel Vittoria Florence
Stayed here with my Girlfriend on 16th - 20th July 2004.
My friend and I actually used TripAdvisor to find this hotel. After spending 2 nights in an old shoebox (that cost more the Una Hotel Vittoria) in Venice, we were ecstatic when we walked up the driveway to this boutique hotel. The lobby, bar and restaurant are all sleekly designed with interesting use of colour. We were afraid that the attention to detail and colour would stop at the elevator, but the rooms and the lobbies were every bit as interesting. I don't want to spoil all of the surprises for anyone thinking about staying here - but it is visually pretty stunning. And for those of you interested in functionality over form - the beds are comfortable, the showers and bathrooms are large, it's quiet and it is conveniently located over the bridge - no more than 10 minutes walk to the centres of Florence. Just make sure you keep the windows closed or you will have mosquitoes to deal with. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Funky Modern hotel with friendly welcoming staff
We went to Florence in June of this year and booked the hotel on the premise that it was one of the most stylish hotels in the world. We were not disappointed! It was every bit as funky and modern as we had been promised and was a great contrast to the rest of Florence! The staff were extremely friendly always willing to encourage you to try your italian but all fluent in english. The breakfast had a good selection and the rooms and especially the bathrooms excellent! I would recommend this to anyone who fancies something a bit out of the ordinary!
The Hotel Una was a little difficult to find driving because it is set back away from the street with one small sign. We ended up parking the car and walking to find it, but it turned out to be a very cool hotel. The rooms are VERY small but very chic and stylish. It is obvious they spent a little more money than most hotels to make their rooms unique (such as the flat screen TV and purple tiled bathroom). The other common areas in the hotel were just as cool and modern. The dining/breakfast area has a neat stained glass light fixture that flows with a curved table and tiled floor, the bar has unique spiral chairs, and the courtyards were nice for a drink at night. The staff was fine, breakfast was typical european style, but plentiful and more choice than usual. Overall, i would recommend this hotel.
New design hotel
Clean and new design hotel just outside the city centre. Very innovative interior design! The relatively low prices are probably due to the location, which is not the tourist hotspot, however more quiet and residential. The hotel appeals to the young and trendy. Friendly service.
Funky, modern hotel
Great room - very modern decor with fibre optic lighting and a big widescreen TV. Extremely clean and comfortable. Breakfast was pretty standard, although you could request a good cup of coffee! Reception were quite helpful about booking us into the galleries. The walk to the town takes about 20 mins and is very pleasant. Otherwise, there's a bus stop just out of the hotel with very regular buses going right into the centre.
Very cool- young modern hotel
Although nestled in a somewhat residential area- the hotel is not far from the heart of Florence and is very accessable to the bus and by foot it took about 15 minutes to the heart. A new hotel with very modern decor- you feel 'very Italian' . The staff very friendly and the bar area is open until 1am for drinks or coffee and happy hour food hosted. The breakfast could have been a tad better for this hotel but was still good. Compared to European standards of 4 star hotels - this one ranks high - clean, modern and a younger crowd. Seemed like a lot of locals (young trendy Italian couples) were staying there. This hotel is recommended and was great. I would definately go back. There are some great restaurants just down the street also.
Good for couples - Just avoid the Manager
Just impossible to find. Even on the second day there I still couldn't find it while driving. It is set back from the street and there is no sign that you can see from the distance. Must have spent 3 hours looking for the place.
It is new and swank. Your date will be impressed. Everyone working at the hotel was OK except for the Property Manager. This guy will do everything possible to make your stay miserable.
The breakfast was very good.
The computerized climate control in the room didn't work so we had to leave a window open to cool off. I woke up freezing from the open window.
An interesting place but just too many problems to put up with. Would not stay there again.
Cozy, modern with coolness
Our first visit, we discovered that the hotel had only been open 4 months.
It's nestled in a residential district and definitely carries with it a deal of modern charm. The rooms are cozy but have firm beds and modern decor.
Most of the staff is politely friendly. The restaurant and bar do not compare in size to larger modern hotels, but has all the flavor of one.
Overall, a great stay with a comfortable modern feel without the attitude with and with an intimate approach.