I spent most of a week here and there is a long list of kudos. The staff was superb, whether I spoke English, Italian, or French. The room was charming and very quiet, especially the air conditioning, and I am a restless sleeper if it's noisy. I loved being minutes away by cab from wherever I wanted to go (I cabbed it because I'm not big on walking in 90-degree weather). Best of all, the place felt as quiet as a Midwestern cornfield when I'd plunge into almost anywhere on the other side of the Arno which often felt like Times Square. Florence in the summer is a zoo, May or June in my experience, so having a quiet hotel to retreat to, where the noise and commotion of the city are not pressing, is great. I loved the wall of jasmine on the breakfast terrace; the server was quick and courteous and charming, though once I had to wait for a seat.
Breakfast was your basic continental, lighter than what you'd find in German hotels, but satisfying.
One note: you cannot see the Arno from the terrace unless the trees in the tiny neighboring park are bare, but that's okay by me, because they muffled noise from the road along the Arno. Make sure btw that you eat at Zeb Gastronomia nearby for lunch or dinner. It is amazing!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy your moments of rest in Florence in a XV century palace, away from the tourist crowds but at only 5 minutes walking distance from Ponte Vecchio, Uffizzi Gallery and the Cathedral. Have your buffet breakfast in our lovely terrace or just relax with a refreshing drink after a day among art, history and shopping. Hotel Silla offers a gracious hospitality. Each of our well-furnished rooms has air-conditioning, satellite TV, mini-bar, direct-dial telephone and safe. The hotel is provided with a spacious garage, located in the same hotel building. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Silla Hotel Florence