This hotel was a nightmare from beginning to end. There is no elevator (nor anyone to help) so you must carry your suitcases up flights of stairs. There is no airconditioning and no screens on the windows and if you leave the windows open to try to get some ventilation the mosquitoes come in in swarms ( I was covered with bites after the first night. ) A small portable fan was plugged into a dangling outlet plate with exposed wires.
Without notification our room was changed so we came back at the end of the day to find our room changed and our possessions which had been unpacked moved - they didn't bother to check drawers and left stuff in the drawers, but would only bring us those items we remembered were in a drawer which resulted in four phone calls as we remembered oops where's my nightgown, where's my travel journal, where's my tour guides. The bathrooms have a shower in the middle of the room with a drain in the floor so everything is soaking wet after you shower. One bathroom had a drain that was clogged so water sloshed ankle deep on the bathroom floor. It may be cheap, but with conditions like this a hostel would be better.
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We are looking for reasonably priced accommodation.Hotel Boboli and Hotel Montreal have been mentioned. Has anyone stayed at either of these hotels. If so what are they like? Are they central to tourist attractions?
Can anyone recommend any other reasonably priced hotel which is central to sights.
My wife and I have stayed at Pensione Maxim, which is as close as you're going to get to the Duomo, without paying real big $$$$$. A double costs 113 euro. Quite small rooms, very clean however, with private bath with shower/tub. Includes breakfast.
We would stay there again due to the location. Duomo is a minute away, and shopping all around you.
Good luck, enjoy Florence
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