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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 …
... easily located the deli and had a great time tasting everything (except for the wine) before we purchased it - it was all good! The very friendly lady who served us also recommended a good Chianti (Villa Antinori) to accompany our purchases.
Back at the villa, we relaxed in the garden with our delicious spread of cold meats, cheeses, fruit and wine until Chris cooked us a curry for dinner.
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... the meats. Little to say we were pretty disappointed at the meal! It was again Con Fed cup time and we wanted to watch the semi final between Uruguay and Brazil. We found a cool pub called the old stove and watched the game there.
Our first full day in Florence and we had planned as a museum day. Not a massive fan of art and all that but apparently Florence is home to some stupid percentage of the worlds art. Most of it collected by the Medici family in the ...
... things like space travel and cell phones, at least we have tons of information at our fingertips to try and make sense of it....imagine having to do that thing they teach in first year science.....hypotheses, experimentation, proof...without a computer or even written assistance....really well spent time and we think everyone should see it. Lazy evening tonight....supper on the terrace and then a walk. Tomorrow is the street market at Parc ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsUNA Hotel Vittoria Florence
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Historical Traveler Reviews UNA Hotel Vittoria Florence
Excellent design and location in Florence
Stayed here with my Girlfriend on 16th - 20th July 2004.
The design of the entire hotel is unbelievably cool! When we first walked into the room we were amazed by the look of the room. Not massive in size but very well designed - good storage space etc.
Bathroom -- looks amazing, however we did have a slight problem with the shower on the 1st night. The plug does not appear to be low enough in the walk in shower, am not sure if there is a blockage but water ended up flowing out an unfortunately out from the bathroom - keep an eye on this I say.
Breakfast - plenty of choice, good for a 4 star - try the blackberry marmalade - lovely!
Staff - ok, did not have too much interaction.
Location - excellent. If you walk towards Florence on the road that the hotel is on you come to a Bar that makes it's own beer on the right hand side before the arch. Quality beer and good value pizza. I especially enjoyed the plate of mixed meats.
Definatley the choice if you are going to Florence and want to stay somewhere cool and not pay too much money -- enjoy!
A great little design getaway, conveniently located....
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!
Unique and modern, but shoe-box sized rooms
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.