Travel Blogs from Florence
I finally feel like I'm a resident in Italy, rather than just a
vacationer! I'm taking 15 credits: Consumer Behavior, Art History, Italian language, Sewing, and Visual Merchandising.
first day could not of gone any smoother. It was a really long day and
I'm not ...
... 8217;s touch is really incredible. Statues haven’t really moved me before that one. The details were incredible, and the idea—though commonplace—was executed creatively.
Two memories really stand out in my mind from our second visit to Rome: buying a small picture from a street vendor and getting scammed by a “gypsy taxi.”
At the end of our first day, I saw a street artist doing cute pen drawings of Roman scenes, all of which ...
... city like place. I am more of a country girl myself. Plus, I miss the sea....and all of that GREAT fish! Florence is also very confusing. It is quite difficult to navigate. I have a map, but NOTHING is square, 3-5 streets all of sudden "dead end' into a piazza and then change names! I just look up constantly to get my bearings for where the river and the duomo are located and then I can "kind of" get my way around.
It has been a good ...
... not allowed to take pictures.
The morning of Day 7, we woke to meet Jacopo Tendi (I spelt his name incorrectly in the last entry) outside of our hotel to shop for ingredients at the Mercato Sant’Ambrogio and cook once more. The Mercato Sant’Ambrogio was similar to the Mercato Centrale, but it was a bit smaller, had more individual farmers, and more gypsies. We spent the afternoon cooking another delicious meal with Jacopo. This time we made potato Gnocchi, ...
... it to the door of our new hotel only to be confronted with a flight of stairs. Gifted with ESP, my best friend and I exchanged looks knowing exactly what the other was thinking -we didn't have to carry our own luggage up a flight of stairs in Milan. It was like Florence wanted us to hate her and at the moment, she was making it quite easy for us. Finally reaching the reception desk, we were given our key to our room and ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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.