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!< …
We woke this morning to an overcast day, the first really for our time in Cinque Terre.
We packed everything up, all the time wondering how we fitted it in the suitcases in the first place!
As we left our wonderful Casa Fabrizia and it's quaint interior design and amazing views over the Ligurian Sea, it started bucketing with rain. We dragged the cases up & down stairs towards the bus stop, hoping to work out the timetable, just for once, and catch a bus ...
... local, of course). Rome next stop.
Find Italians surprisingly unresponsive to "hallo" and we are not even in tourist season, but will smile if WE keep talking. Other travellers in campsites more open to a chat and comparing camping tips. So far, camping not as expensive as we had thought, seeing that we do not need 5 star comforts as we have them all on board! Meals pricey so we keep to simple stuff in town - cakes, pizza and ...
... that the various nobles and royals (including the Medicis) have lived in since the 1400s were equally stunning. As far as palaces that we have visited go, this would have to be the best, though the exterior of the building is somewhat austere and lacks any suggestion of the magnificence that lies within. Unfortunately you are unable to take photos inside and they had "watchers" in every room so no chance of sneaking a shot or two! We rushed back to the Duomo hoping ...
I rang GG back at the guest house and he could see me with his binoculars, he took a photo, I'm the fuzzy dark blue blob just to the right of centre! lol
Came back and we had a light lunch at a local pizzeria that had just opened its doors. Limited menu but lots of cleavage! (No, that's not why we ate there!) GG decided that the dome sounded good so he headed off and I crashed for a while to build up my strength for tea!
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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.