Travel Blogs from Florence
Gord and I took a bus downtown and while we were traveling to downtown a young woman tried to pickpocket Gord. Luckily he had a double pocket so she was in a pocket with no wallet. I made some comments to her and she disappeared to the back of the bus. You really must make sure that you are aware of your surroundings and your personal items...WOW!< …
Back in Firenze to spend sometime under the Tuscan sun...by the pool. Our beautiful Tuscan style resort was the prefect place to relax. We made full use of the spa, sauna and Turkish bath, swimming pool and bar. I tell you I needed it after taking Lidi shopping at 'The Mall' where she spend hours in the Prada ...
... on hop of tour which besides taking you to the inner city takes in the out reaches such as Piazzale Michelangelo which is on a hill and has a great view over the city of Florence. After this we grabbed a quick lunch (lunch time to us now is around 2-3pm) then back to hotel.
May 3 - Today we went on a bus tour to Tuscany. We had to walk to station for 6.10am train then wait until tour left Florence at 7.30am. The tour ...
... we trekked around Florence some more in hopes of seeing the Statue of David. We saw the fake replacement one at its original location, but seeing the real thing is always better. Unfortunately though the museum, Galleria d'academia or some name like that, was closed on Mondays. So I guess I'll have to see my share of famous statutes in Rome and wait to see David another time. Off to Roma now... "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." Robert ...
... to go out for another nice meal in one of Silvia's other choices. On the way back we had to make another stop at the gelato shop to refill on gelato. Then we made a trip to a corner shop to get some lunch for our trip the following day to Pisa and Lucca.
In the evening we headed for the famous bridge Florence called Ponte Vecchio. Silvia told us a really nice restaurant right along the river. We watched the sunset over the river before going for a ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Starhotels Michelangelo Florence
Good Hotel but racist staff :(
Its a good Hotel. We got a room with nice big double bed. Bathroom was nice and clean as well. Temperature control in the room. However, the staff at the breakfast table in the morning seems a bit harsh (more racist). The host would go to all around our table and ask whether people need coffee or tea without ever coming to us as if we are totally invisible. We thought of complaining but the room and facilities were good so didn't bother.
A little far from everything... But otherwise a very comfortable hotel
We stayed at the Michaelangelo for 2 nights in early May. We had a comfortable king room. The hotel offers parking but it was pretty steep at euros a night. Luckily we got a pretty decent weekend rate from starhotels.com.
The hotel offers a decent breakfast ... but doesn't really offer a reasonable dinner option. Yes, the restaurant is open then... but the menu is very limited and you would likely be the only one in the place.
The biggest downside is the location. It's a long walk from the central area and Taxi rides are amazing expensive for such a short ride. Especially since you have to *call* them to the hotel for a nearly 3 euro charge and then if it's sunday there's an additional charge, and if it's nighttime there's an additional charge...
If you don't mind the walk or riding the bus... stay here... otherwise we recommend looking for someplace a little more central.
perfect value for your money
Starhotel Michelangelo Superb
I placed my tour group in the Michelangelo for our stay in Florence. The hotel lobby is very nice, recently remodeled and the rooms are fantastic for Europe. This is a 4 1/2 Star rated hotel and it is definitely more bang for the buck. It's a very short walk from the city center. The staff was excellent and worked with us by providing a free banquet room. QueensLander Tours' hats off to Starhotel Michelangelo!
Nice 4* hotel
Stayed here in June 03. Excellent hotel ! Room is spacious, and very clean. Bathroom is huge. Breakfast is great and free. The only drawback is the location (about 15-20 mins walking to Duomo). But there's a good small coffee place & casual italian restaurant that worth to stop by.
Very Nice Stay !
We had a great deal here off of Expedia and took a chance - I'm really glad we did. First, know that this place is a bit off the center of Florence - if you just arrived at the train station - for the first time to the hotel - take a cab. i KNOW it seems like it should be close - but take a taxi for the $5 and save yourself a lot of hassle.
Although it was a bit removed, there is a very convienent bus that takes you right to the center of the city in like 5 minutes - A bit tricky to get back so be watchful.
Staff was very nice -room very clean and comfortable. We stayed in middle of heat wave and air conditioners were great relief. They had a very solid cont. breakfast that was included in the rate. nice and modern and i would recommend if you are willing to take a bus (or taxi i guess) - but for the price we got - it was well worth it !
What a lovely experience it was arriving at the Hotel Michelangelo. What lovely staff and what an amazing hotel. Rooms are lavish with great air conditioning and everything you could wish for is provided. TV's in the bathrooms, power showers etc. The hotel is close to every main attraction and also extremely close to the train station. We will definately be returning here for some more Hotel Michelangelo speciality treatment.
Nice hotel, recently renovated. Friendly staff. Quiet neighborhood. Would stay here again.