Palazzo Magnani Feroni
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... also snacked on the most amazing bruschetta and took so many pictures. The ride back home was a riot and also a slightly blurry memory. We stopped next to a hill for a bathroom break and most everyone got out of bus, climbed the hill and ******. I myself just climbed to the to say I made, but I didn't actually use mother natures restroom. So many people were falling ...
... We just took pictures and continued towards the River Arno and the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge). This is the only bridge in Florence to survive World War II. It is lined with buildings so doesn’t really even look like a bridge. We crossed the bridge and discovered the buildings house high-end gold jewelry shops.
Not far from the other side of the bridge we found Pitti Palace. We weren’t interested in touring the inside but some people on the bus tour ...
... We were in the city center for two days/nights and found the noisy street traffic got In our way of sleeping well through the night. Although the location was very conveiant, we decided to switch spots and found this very remote and tranquil hostel called Villa Camerata outside the city. We are only a bus ride into the city center so we traded conveinance for the view!!! I am sitting on the terrace as I wait for my laundry to be finished. All i see is green trees and the ...
... back in 1873 it was moved to the Accademia and the copy put here in its place.
Dinner was just ok, but the wine....the wine! Because we only wanted a cheap feed we got a 1/2 litre of the carafe red, which in the past has been ok. Not here.....battery acid!
Oh well, will only buy the good stuff from now on.....such hardship.
The Piazza is quite beautiful, with the Palazzo Vecchio on one side, and plenty of statues ...
... or should I say evening one), armed with my little orange book, having dropped Jane off at the train station (she lived out of town with her Tuscan husband), I wandered off to find dinner. I ended up in the touristy and lovely Piazza Signora, home to the murder scene in A Room With a View (a favourite film), and perhaps more significantly, the most overpriced touristy restaurants in town according to Rick Steve (my guidebook companion). I chose Café ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
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- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Palazzo Magnani Feroni Florence
We loved the Palazzo Magnani Feroni. It is one of the nicest hotels I have stayed in. It is not cheap, but considering the prices of hotels in Florence, it is reasonable for what you get. Our room was huge, actually a living room with a seperate bedroom. The front desk was very helpful in making reservations. The location on the "other" side of the Arno was still very close to everything. The view from the top floor bar was breath taking. Try the restaurant "Dantes" very close to the hotel. I would highly recommend this hotel.
The cost of a suite was 590 euro or $730/night but the quality of the hotel was two star at best. Our suite was on two levels with stairs between the living room and bedroom. The rooms were dark and dreary with no view. The street noise was loud and a fan rumbled behind the bedroom wall. Floors were brick. The shower flooded the bathroom each day. The elevator did not work. The parking was $43.75 per night and they lost our car for more then one hour. When the car finally arrived back at the hotel someone other then a hotel employee was driving. The stay was a disaster. I would never recommend this hotel at any price.
Little princes and princesses love the Palazzo Magnani Feroni
We stayed at the Palazzo Magnani Feroni in January 2004 and enjoyed it very much. We were travelling with kids of 10,7 and 2 and were concerned that they may not be welcome there, but we needn't have been.The decor is truly palatial, the welcome and service delightful and the location absolutely outstanding. The roof terrace is particularly special and in the summer would be a wonderful place to linger in the evenings.The Palazzo is both intimate and generous, there are not many rooms and the rooms are outstandingly large for Florence.
One small criticism is of noise transference from the rooms into the "galleries" off which they sit, but there are plenty of other places to relax if that's a problem.This is a very "old Europe" experience and not a glitzy and brash type of hotel. Service is elegant and quiet and not in-your-face. We all loved it, particulary our two elder kids who after visiting lots of palaces around Europe were surprised that they were allowed to sit on the chairs in this palace !! We unhesitatingly recommend it.
Palazzo Magnani Feroni---absolutely perfect
Absolutely perfect, with the highest possible standards---in the same class as the Connaught in London, but in the context of a small palace in Florence. I spent a week at the Palazzo Magnani Feroni in March, 2004, while in Florence doing some house-hunting in advance of moving there. Everything about this hotel was perfect. I enjoyed a huge suite, where it was a pleasure to waste an hour or two; there were also wonderful public rooms. There are lovely tiled floors everywhere. This is a hotel that could only exist in Florence, unlike many others that could really be almost anywhere. The bedroom linens were especially good. There is a wonderful young staff of considerable intelligence at dealing with complex faxes, messages, and the sort of details that can make a big difference. This hotel will make every other hotel in Europe look second-best.
A Tuscan Jewel!
A friend and I stayed at the Palazzo in August 2003. As much as I had wanted to return to the Excelsior, I could not justify paying the rate.
We found an internet special at the Palazzo and decided to take a chance. High risk, high return.
We still "get weepy" when we think of our three nights at this exceptional hotel. The fresco-covered 'Smerelda Suite in which we stayed is spacious and comfortable -- and it's the smallest suite in the Palazzo. The common areas are elegant.
The helpful and knowledgeable staff--everyone one of them--provide incomparable service. We decided at the last minute to rent a car to drive through Tuscany to Sienna. No problem. One of the concierge staff spent two hours on the phone searching and bargaining on our behalf.
Restaurant recommendations were on-target.
Other special touches include white-gloved service in the breakfast room and at the roof-top bar and Bulgari bath products.
You won't be taking a risk by choosing the Palazzo. You'll only enjoy the best that Florence offers.
As good as it gets
Unbeatable. Perfect location, exquisite suites and the warmest of welcomes and service. If you'd like to feel like a well loved member of an aristocratic family, stay at the Palazzo.
Palazzo Magnani Feroni Stay
We stayed here in August 2003 for our honeymoon.It was like having our own palace. There are only a few rooms so we never really saw any other guests. The rooftop bar has a beautiful view of the city. We would highly recommend it to anyone.
Very Very Nice
Stayed here 3 nights on arrival in Italy then again one night prior to departure (upgraded as we were returning guests and space was available). Nice to be greeted by name, warm friendly reception, reservations made without hesitation (or cost), genuine hospitality. Breakfast was tasty and plentiful, your choice of many items. The in-room information was accurate for both shopping and restaurants, again reservations made by the front office. Outstanding decor and comfort, would stay here again without hesitation. A most pleasant change from a 'regular' hotel.
We recently returned from Florence, (March 2003) Italy where we stayed at the Palazzo Magnani Feroni. It's like being a guest in someone's grand home. Everything is personalized. You don't feel like an actual tourist in a "hotel", yet the lovely hotel staff will attend your every touristy need! The rooms are clean and very spacious and the feel of the place is very Italian. Breakfast is plentiful. There is nice gym, and the location is fine. A five minute walk to the center. If you're looking for a different kind of experience and don't want to stay in a typical hotel, with the typical small rooms, and large groups of people, this is a wonderful choice. I highly recommend it.
Your own Palace in Florence
If you want to be treated like royalty, then this is the place for you in Florence. The luxury and service at this 11 suite hotel is beyond any expectation. From choosing the scent of the soap in your room to the champagne and frest fruit delivered on arrival, all the staff went "above and beyond" to ensure our stay was perfect.
The deluxe suites are approx. 1100 s.f. with 30 ft. ceilings and are filled with art and antiques. Breakfast is served from 7:30 - 10:30 and is enough to keep you going for most of the day.
The concierge will reserve museums, make dinner
reservations, hire drivers, offer sightseeing options,
and actually booked (and picked up) train tickets
The location is perfect...just minutes away by foot from all the sights and shopping Florence has to offer.