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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.
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... beautiful statues. At this point the winds become very strong and our plans of outdoor dining change. Fortunately a very helpful waiter at Rivoire on the Piazza secures us a spot inside even though it is usually not used for dinner. Italians love small children, and Madalene and Drew charm our server, Antonio. We have a great dinner and Antonio made sure that Madalene and Drew are well cared for. It’s back to the hotel after a long but fun day!
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... weather :-) The cathedral in Siena is remarkable. I think it compares to St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.
Our driver was great. He made a reservation at a local restaurant in Siena. The food was good and the restaurant was quaint. I do have to say we probably didn't see as much as we could have because of the rain and wind. I was freezing! I hate to be cold and my poor joints really hate to be cold. I think I'm creaking as much ...
... The inside doesn't reflect on the exterior, it is sparsely decorated but covers a vast area 155 metres long and 90 metres wide. The Baptistry situated in the same square built in the 11th century was all sheeted up for renovation, however the eastern doors known as the Gate of Paradise were visible, designed by Lorenzo Ghilberti, the original panels are in a museum, and these are copies. Next we headed to Chiesa e Museo do Orsanmichele. ...
... and I was ok with that! So I found some beautiful blue fabric!! Then she decided that she wanted my dress to be black and white. Plain. The colors are growing on me a bit, but I really wish that she would have at least let me get a patterned black and white fabric. Once the fabric was figured out, she let me catch an earlier bus so I could make the Florence soccer game!! After a little stress, I made it to my friends apartment on ...
... had an idea of places we really wanted to go back to.
We met up with the tour at Santa Maria Novella church. Beautiful church with a very classic Renaissance facade. We made our way through the streets of Florence and our next stop was the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore also known as the Duomo. It literally took my breath away as we approached it! I knew instantly that I had to see the inside before we ...