Pancioli Majestic Hotel
Travel Blogs from Florence
... Stefano, one of Beppe’s drivers, picked us up at the hotel before the crack of dawn to drive us to the Pisa Airport where we caught our flight to Paris. On Thursday, I had asked Beppe if it would be possible to swing by the Leaning Tower of Pisa before we got to the airport. Viewing the famous structure in the early morning light without any crowds around is the best way to check it out, IMHO.
... local winery. This is where the tour goes pear shaped. As soon as we arrive, there is an accident out the front as an intrepid deer walks across the road and gets cleaned up by two people on a scooter. The people are ok as they fly into a grass field to the side, but the same cannot be said for the scooter, or the deer laying in the middle of the road with 2 broken legs. As there is enough do-gooders getting involved in the scene, we head back into ...
Yet another train ride. This time we were aware of what time we were getting in. The train journey it's self was a little awkward as the couple next to us had choosen to book 2 tickets but then use those seats booked for their bags, which meant they were sat in our seats. After a few busy stops and an authentic Italian lady annoyed (quite rightly) that we were in her seat they decided to move a bag. Just one. So he could sit and she would pace up and down the ...
... base to explore from.
After settling in and sorting ourselves, we wandered over the river (to the centre of the historical centre) to have a look around and explore. The middle part over the river is 90% pedestrian (with some rapidly moving scooters and bikes for good measure) so it was nice just to be able to walk freely all over the place. It's all very pretty with a lot of small little details, reminding us of Brugge where it's more of a museum than a real life city ...
... cathedrals. After some time the crowds get worse so we move off through narrow streets with interesting collections of shops (not all tourist focussed) towards the Piazza della Signoria passing the Palazzo Vecchio with its weird tower stuck on the side which looks far more likely to fall over than the leaning tower of Pisa. Here there are some interesting statues including a copy of David by Michelangelo (we don't have time to see the real one). By this ...
Historical Traveler Reviews Pancioli Majestic Hotel Florence
Stay clear of this hotel !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The worst hotel I've ever stayed in!
It was damp,musty and in need of some serious renovations. The lighting was appalling. The beds needed to be thrown out- there was a piece of plywood under each mattress for support??????
What was Globus thinking in booking this hotel????
Yes, the location was good- you're in the middle of the city- but I was so worried that I was going to pick up some disease from the lack of cleanliness of this hotel.
Do not consider staying in this hotel!
We stayed here for a night. The rooms were comfortable and clean. What pleased us most during our stay is the availabilty of two toilets in each room. Adjoining rooms are also available on request, which we found most useful as this meant my 17 month old niece had easy access to her grandparents. The baby cot provided was also sturdy. We certainly had a pleasant stay.
The hotel is about a 4 minute walk to the train station.
Not what we expected
I was not at all impressed with this hotel. The room was not very clean, the shower was rotted, and the beds were very worn. It was an old hotel. The dinner we ate in the hotel was not good either. There was a lot of street noise at night. The only good thing about this hotel is the location.
Old, but fine
The location is the Hotel's best asset. It is old, but clean and charming. Noisy at night, because you are near the train station. However, it is not unsafe and I would stay again for the location alone. Food was average, but the staff is helpful and friendly. We were warned not to use the nearby ATM, as it eats cards, but to wait and get more "in town" in Florence. Pretty average, but not bad.
Scary, is the only word for this hotel. Location right in the middle of a very busy square, trains, busses, taxis, scooters.....all night long ! Homeless people make their beds right outside of our window, at the bank below. No phone access, except in the room, which didn't work. Dark, dreary decorations, in need of upgrade. I will say the food at the restaurant was good. At least that's something!
Majestic charming? not!
We were on a Globus tour a few weeks ago. Our tour guide told us that the Hotel Majestic was not like our American hotels, but it was a great location and "charming." We were extremely disappointed. There are many hotels with great locations in Florence. This hotel is sorely in need to refurbishing. The airconditioning hardly works (it was 85) and breakfast was meager. To top it all off, I got locked in a bathroom off the bar and had to scream and bang on the door for 10 minutes until someone finally came and went to get help! The next morning I told our tour guide that Americans wouldn't call this charming, we would call it seedy!
Comfort and Location
We stayed at Grand Hotel Majestic on May24 and 25, 2004. The hotel is an older, well established and centrally located facility within easy walking distance of major attractions in Florence. We had a comfortable room; the only drawback was excessive street noise. Our meals there were very good, and we would certainly consider staying there again if returning to Florence.
A weekend of culture
Perfect for a weekend of culture and sightseeing. Near enough to the major sights to walk comfortably. Hotel was very comfortable and food was good, although the breakfast was a bit variable.
Nice hotel close to San Lorenzo Market
Second leg of our two week honeymoon trip to Italy. We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights and found the rooms to be clean and spacious. We even had two full size bathrooms. One with the tub and another for the shower. We even had two full size beds. The only let down is that our air conditioning does not seem to work very well, but the staff was very helpful and even gave us two bottles of wine when we checked out.
The BEST part was, they were able to get us reservations to Italy's best restaurant, Enoteca Pinchiorri (the most I have ever spent on dinner for two. Inn in Little Washington, eat your heart out ) The hotel is within walking distance to the train station and close to everything (restaurants, shopping and site-seeing). Looking forward to staying there again.
Neither grand or majestic
Arriving at this 4 star hotel we expected a good size clean room. Not the case - it was dirty and desperately needed refurbishment, as was the case with the entire hotel. Our air conditioning didn't work so we had to move rooms. The underground parking is another 20 Euros on top of the room.