This hotel is very well placed in Florence, just along the Arno and only a few minutes' walk to the historic district. A walk to the Duomo will take 15-20 minutes. Cabs to and from the airport are easy to get and will cost a flat rate of 20 euros (plus 1 euro per bag).
I was at the Mediterraneo for a conference. Everything was quite average. The bed in the room was quite hard and the linen a bit stiff. The bathroom was not very large and there was only 1 towel available. A bathrobe and slippers are provided. With this in mind, however, I was indeed able to get good rest for the four nights that I was there.
The internet in the conference centre was hit and miss. The first day I was there, it was deplorable and made working very difficult. By the last day, it worked impeccably. The photocopying and printing facilities all run through the front desk. Though the staff is helpful, they may need a bit of training with the equipment.
The food is average to good, but avoid the coffee at all costs. If you want a decent cup of coffee, you will need to order it at the American Bar in the lobby. The breakfast is the least appetizing of the meals. The lunch buffet was hit and miss, but generally good.
For another business trip, I would be fine staying in this hotel again, so long as they fix the technical issues with the internet. If it were for vacation, however, I would definitely be staying elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Hotel Mediterraneo is situated in a strategic position, just 5 minutes walking to Piazza Santa Croce, 10 minutes to Michelangelo Square, 10 minutes to Uffizi Gallery or to the famous Ponte Vecchio but in the same time outside of the limited traffic zone of Florence;Easy to reach by car from the motorway A1 exit Firenze Sud.The hotel overlooks the Arno River, where it's possible to run or cycling.Services available:331 rooms, with Suite, Junior suite , Panorami Deluxe, superior and classic rooms; Restaurants; Bar terrace; Congress Center; Large and confortable Hall; Wi-fi in all the hotel, private garage. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Florence