Bellettini Hotel, Florence
Reviews - Bellettini Hotel
- Age Group: 18 - 25
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Young Couple
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For a good stay, choose the annexfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Fist night was in the main building. Then we asked to switch to Annex.
Main building rooms are quite bad, dirty bathrooms, very noisy. Not a pleasant place to be.
Annex rooms are a world apart, nice clean bathrooms, marble floors, frescoed ceiling and quiet. It's a 2-minute walk to main lobby, which we didn't mind at all for the quality we were getting for only 30 euros more per night! (we went in November 2004)
Staff was friendly and helpful at all times. Godd buffet breakfast. Good location.
To recap, main building rooms: 1 star, annex rooms, 4 stars.
Live like the Medici in Florencefrom ellonway
Staying in the annex did mean a 2 minute stroll round the corner to the main hotel each morning for that breakfast - not a major inconvenience. The staff were always friendly and courteous. They arranged prebooked tickets for the Uffizi on our behalf which allowed us to avoid the horrendous queues there.
I can also recommend a couple restaurants in the neighbourhood of the hotel - the Trattoria Cafaggi and Trattoria Guelfa, both on via Guelfa, both friendly, family-run places, frequented by the local residents offering "la cucina toscana casalinga". On the other side of the city near Santa Croce, Ristorante I Ghibellini on Piazza S.P. Maggiore offers great pizzas - I loved their calzone - along with more traditional Florentine fare - a place also used by the local regulars.
Florence is a beautiful city and a stay there will always be memorable.
Still, a room at the Bellettini and a meal at Cafaggi's surrounded by local Florentines does offer an additional insight into the soul of the city.
Nice and a Good Valuefrom DavidNashville
A lovely time in a lovely placefrom robbiegirl
The lift up to the main hotel checkin is a bit cramped . The lobby is poorly decorated. The breakfast each morning was very good and the very very short walk from the annex to the main hotel is not a problem.
the staff is very helpful and friendly. The annex rooms were pretty ,large and the bathrooms beautiful with a robe given to each person for use while in the hotel.
The fresco's on the ceilings are pretty although I wish they were facing you while laying in bed..they were turned the opposite direction.
All in all, we would stay there again.
NIce Hotelfrom guptaup
Great 3 star hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Very Dissapointing!from A TripAdvisor Member
Excellent location, friendly stafffrom A TripAdvisor Member
We hope we can go back to Firenze sometime and if we do - Hotel Bellittini it will be!!
Serene conveniencefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Certainly agree with the benefits quoted previously re position, breakfast, etc
My wife stayed there previously and we chose to go back to "the annex" which is air conditioned and the main section is not - pleasant relief after sightseeing in summer.
Additionally my wife heard at breakfast that some of the "main" were fairly noisy from street traffic wheras the annex is QUIET!
Having used two annex rooms at different times light was not an issue for us.
The annex is on the opposite side of the same block and the only time we can see this "split location" being a problem is going to breakfast / checking in-out while it is raining.
Basically a great balance of price / features for a hotel.
Stayed in the annexfrom A TripAdvisor Member
On the plus side, the fresco on the ceiling of the room was beautiful and the bathroom was large and the nicest of all our hotel bathrooms during our month-long trip in Europe, but the room was dark, facing an inner courtyard, plus we didn't like the distance from the hotel. Also, we never saw or heard another person in the annex building. It was a little eerie!
In the hotel itself, the lobby is charming and cozy. A real plus is the computer with free Internet access. I read somewhere that the access was slow, but they've obviously upgraded their connection because it was as fast as our cable modem connection at home. Breakfast was good and the hotel's location is great, just a few minutes' walk from the Duomo and the Accademia and also easy walking to the Arno.
All in all, we'd definitely stay at the Bellettini again, but we'd save a lot of money and inconvenience by staying in the hotel proper rather than the overrated annex.
Top Local Tips for Florence
Take the bus or use your free transportation--your feet! Florence is really a small city--almost everything you want to see is within walking distance, and those that are not walkable are on a bus line! Be sure to get a ticket at a newstand or tobacco shop--it seems like no one has a ticket, but they have them or they have passes. There are like Bus Secret Police who will bust you if you don't have a ticket. BUT--remember this! If they try to take you to a private "office" to discuss the fact that you do not have a ticket--DO NOT GO! Demand that they call the police [Carabinieri]. If you go with them to the "office" you will be shaken down for 50 Euros each or more as a "fine". Bus tickets are cheap--we rode to Fiesole and back for the day for less than 5 Euros! Beautiful! Enjoy the exercise of walking--then you can enjoy all the great pasta at dinner!
In advance tickets to attractions When checking into the hotel - ask if there is advance ticketing to any of the tourist attractions you wish to see during your visit - the hotel desk can arrange for tickets and you avoid huge lines at the attraction
Recommended Restaurant We were recommended Il Latini as a great restaurant. It IS fun to sit with strangers to eat (they seat you with other people) and it is fun not to have a menu to choose from. The food was decent- nothing amazing. Huge portions. Steep price- 40 Euro a person. Very touristy.
Other names for Bellettini Hotel
- hotel bellettini
- bellettini hotel florence
- Address: Via Dei Conti 7 - Florence - 50100 - Italy
"Great Location and Staff - But Wouldn't Stay Again" - Victoria Mizal Lewis
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