Travel Blogs from Florence
... in Florence and something unexpected happened. What was a city that we had underestimated in our minds suddenly became alive. The history behind Florence was something that was not expected. Upon arrival to Florence we departed the bus, arrived at the hotel, departed the hotel and arrived at the Academia Museum which is the home of the Statue of David by Michelangelo. As we have never really seem any great statues before, this was an eye opener. This ...
... based on himself. The Baptistry doors were impressive and so was the restoration of them that they showed. We then decided to climb to the top of the dome for the murals and the view. Sadly there was now a screen so it was harder to take photos.
Once down, we had a coffee before we visited the baptistry. That was impressive. Next up was the crypts beneath the Duomo, they were also good, and then it was time to leave. We only had ...
... The bed was humongous, and we even had a closet/changing room so that our suitcases wouldn't be in the way.
Usually after traveling all day, I like to take a nap to recover. However, it was only about 1 pm in the afternoon and I didn't want to waste my time sleeping. Alyssa and I got ready, freshened up, and went to the front desk to ask about the taxi situation again. It was a new concierge and he told ...
... but it is in the side of a hill so very steep. Found somewhere to sit and read so I took of my shioes (on account of my super painful foot rot) and stayed there for a couple of hours. Then walked aimlessly around town looking for a leather bracelet because i had a friend who got one and i really liked it. i didnt find it. Then walked back to hostel and really wanted to sit down ...
... to the club at about 1am and it was really small, really hot and full of Americans. After a few drinks we were all dancing when Prue happened to point out a really old man, probably about 75 years old, who was drinking Red Bull and dancing with 18 year old girls. The girls were so drunk they didn't seem to notice this creep behind them, or were in such hysterics from laughing that they didn't care. Either way this man was having the time of his life, whilst myself ...
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.