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So we get to the hotel uneventfully and they have a bar that opens at 4pm. What more do you need for a good day? Although, I think I was a bit tired and confused the proprietors a bit. We check in and they obviously speak Italian. I answered them in French and Greek. Yup, I was tired and they got confused. Either way, we got to what would be they …
This was an early friggin morning! Pick up outside the hotel at 4:45am. 4 : 45 in the morning!!!!! Aaargh!! The things I do for the kids. Of course, when asked months ago,"Want to go on a balloon ride? It means getting up early?" they both said sure. This morning they weren't so sure. We took off just outside of the walled city monteriggioni, …
Today's 'tour' isn't really a tour. Essentially, its just us and a driver who's taking us to Lucca and Pisa. Mateo I, because tomorrow is Mateo II, is very nice and knowledgeable. (No, I really don't say that about every guide we had; wait til tomorrow.) While driving we talk and I mention my daily, one way 40 mile commute. He swears in Italian. …
Today's driver, Mateo II, was interest, and not in a good way; close talker, looks at me more than the road and a political science major. Kinda reminds me of Chandler from Friends, but not as cute. Anyways, he takes us to Sienna and shows us the Piazza del Campo where the Palio di Siena , a horse race, takes place. Check it out on youtube. Amazing …
We should have identified a problem last night when there was no hot water for showers, but it wasn't until the wee small hours that it became evident that there was no heating in our hotel.
The days are currently very cold and the nights freezing, so the reliable warmth of our accommodation has been taken for granted and made the winter …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Privilege Florence
Its a Priviledge
This Hotel is just getting better all the time, they now have a tea and coffee tray in the rooms which is great and very unusual for Italian hotels. Fluffy toweling robes, monogramed slippers and the nicest staff ever. 10-15mins Flat walking along the River Arno to the Ponte Vechio and a great breakfast. We were sad to leave and will be back again.
Excellent stay at Hotel Privilege
My husband and I visited Florence for the first time in July, 2005. We very much enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Privilege. The couple that operated the hotel were very friendly and helpful. The room and bed were confortable. It was about a 15 minute walk to the city center, but we did not mind the walk because the city is so beautiful. We stayed there in July which is typically very hot and our room air conditioner did not cool off quite to American standards, but was still confortable. We would stay there again and would certainly recommend the hotel.
We loved this hotel! The place in general was average but our room was gorgeous (just down from reception). It was spacious, with a tv, a sofa and air con in there! Although we would have liked a view of the river Arno but we didn't get one. The bathroom was lovely and big with lots of towels and the bed was very comfy! It was in a great location too by the river, which made a nice walk at the end of a day.
We had wonderful time at the hotel really. Fornt desk gentleman is funny, friendly and kind. He helped to search our next destination(siena). In the morning he prepared breakfast which was the most fabulous breakfast in our three weeks trip in Italy. Room is big and clean. We will definitely stay the Hotel when we visit Florence again.
Hotel Privilege, what a privilege
The hotel was great. I had the best time there. The room service was wonderful!! And its within walking distance of EVERYTHING. It's also right in front of the river. Very Nice