Silla Hotel

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Silla Hotel

, Florence
3 star

Rooms: 35

5 Via De Renai - Florence - 50100 - Italy Hotel Website | | +39 055.2342888
517 Traveller

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Great service
Submitted by: steven in 12/11/07
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Weekend Breaker
Great hotel, great staff. Highly recommended.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Silla Hotel

Enjoyed Hotel Silla

from LoveTravellingTLT
Very nice family owned hotel. Location is on the south side of the Arno. Walked to all tourist sights. Within walking distance of the main train station, if you don’t take lots of bags. Stayed 7 nights (April 2005) in room #33. We asked for, and stayed in, a room facing the Arno. It was a beautiful view, especially because the trees in the little park in front of the hotel did not yet have leaves. The only negative thing about facing the river is that the traffic (all those darn motor scooters) is noisy. But the windows are double-paned and they also have heavy wood shutters on the inside. When windows and shutters are closed, you can’t hear the traffic. I always sleep with ear plugs, so nothing really bothers me, but my husband is a light sleeper and was not bothered by the noise at night. Staff is very helpful and above average.

There is a lovely terrace that faces the Arno. In Summer they serve breakfast there. It was still too cold in April for food service on the terrace, but we sat out there a few times with our cheese, bread, fruit, and bottle of wine.

Breakfast consisted of pasties, fruit, yogurt, scrambled eggs, cold cereals, milk, cheeses, crackers, and toast. Getting refills on coffee and tea was a bit spotty. They weren’t very busy, but the one waitress was often not in the room. Breakfast definitely helped to fill up before a day of tourist activities. You will not find a place that serves breakfast, therefore recommend renting the room with breakfast. It is worth the extra 5 Euros.

The room was quite large for European standards. So was the bathroom.
This hotel was 145 Euros (credit card, no cash discounts) a night with breakfast in April. I would highly recommend this hotel.

Restaurants recommended:
• Trattoria Bordino: very good food; atmosphere was very cozy; small, cave like feeling due to it being built into a Roman wall
• Accadi: Very good chicken, pasta, wine
• La Ghiotta: inexpensive & very good

Restaurants not recommended:
• Trattoria Za Za: came highly recommended by several people we knew. Either we ordered the wrong items or it really wasn’t that good. Overpriced for the quantity of food that was served.

An Absolute Gem!

from little_miss_pink
Hotel Silla is without a doubt the nicest hotel I have ever had the privilege of staying in! The staff were so friendly and helpful, the breakfast was wonderful, and the rooms were spacious and decorated in an authentic Italian style. The hotel is also in a fantastic location, about 5 minutes walk from the Ponte Vecchio and by the river, and within walking distance of some lovely sights and restaurants. This hotel is without doubt an absolute gem, which I will stick to everytime I visit Florence!

Definitely to be recommended.

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed at the Hotel Silla in August 2005. This lovely old hotel is in a pleasant setting just south of the Arno. We found the staff warm and friendly, and the hotel, including our spacious room (room 31) was kept extremely clean.
Breakfast is served on the open terrace, except on chilly mornings, and overlooks the Piazza Demidof. The Arno can be glimpsed through the tall trees which grow in the Piazza.
We felt that the hotel was also very well positioned, about half a mile from the Ponte al Grazzie and the north bank of the Arno. The Piazza Michaelangelo, with its fantastic views over Florence, is not far away. A hard climb up several steps, but well worth it for the views. A highpoint of our holiday in more ways than one.

What a find

from SWatkins52
My two teenagers and I stayed in the Hotel Silla for a week during spring break this year and really loved it. It is conveniently located, yet removed from the tourist madness. Our room was spotless and comfortable, with a lovely view of the river with glimpses of the Duomo and the Palazzo Vecchio. Everyone who worked at the hotel was warm and friendly. I'd go back in a heartbeat, and my kids feel the same way.

Very good hotel for a reasonable price

from IloveStewie
Hotel Silla is a pensione that is recommended by Rick Steves in one of his books. It is very clean with nicely sized rooms and very helpful staff. All of the staff that we encountered spoke very good English and gave excellent restaurant recommendations, as well as other helpful hints. The location is excellent, across the river from all of the crowds and noice, but close enough to walk everywhere. The furthest attraction is the Academia, which is a 20 min. walk. I recommend seeing it early in the morning, so that the streets aren't crowded during your walk. The breakfast was good with tasty bread, yogurt, cheese, fruit, cereal, and an excellent cappuccino. The only less than great item at the buffet were the eggs, which looked like they were made from a powdered mix or something. But with all of the other good food, I didn't miss them. All in all, this is a good value hotel in a nice neighborhood of Florence.


from A TripAdvisor Member
If you're anything like us, you've been researching hotel after hotel, wondering what reviews you should believe, and how you are going to pick the hotel you'll be staying at during your time in Florence. Well, look no further, in Hotel Silla you have found the "one."
We stayed at the Hotel Silla for one week in May. The hotel is in a great, safe location. Our room was HUGE (not the norm in Europe, as we discovered), well appointed, and comfortable. The hotel itself is walking distance to all the must-sees and some sights that are exceptional though not-so-famous.
Massimo (mentioned in many other reviews) lives up to his reputation as host extraorinairre-- the man goes above and beyond the expectations of his job and makes each guest at the hotel feel as if they were staying with a member of their (Italian!) family.
Hotel Silla was truly everything we hoped it would be, and after our experience, we wouldn't stay anywhere else.

Clean with good location

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I stayed at Hotel Silla for 2 nights in September. Based on some of the reviews, I was concerned about the location but it was a great location. It was quiet and a very quick walk over the bridge to all the action. The hotel was very clean and comfortable and the breakfast was more than enough. The AC worked too and was very much needed in September! We would definitely recommend staying here and would stay again ourselves if ever lucky enough to return to Florence.

Good location, fantastic staff

from A TripAdvisor Member
This is a great hotel only two blocks from the Pont Vecchio. The rooms are very good, breakfast also very good. The staff was wonderful. Helpful with reservations advice and suggestions. Would go there again.

t say enough good things

from A TripAdvisor Member
just back from 4 days at Hotel Silla, staff excellent, room very clean, just will not stay any where else again.

good choice in florence

from rsmrsm1
We stayed here for 1 night in May 2004. Easy to get to if driving. On the less touristy side of the river but easy to walk to all big attractions. Parking available at the hotel, which was good. Room was fine and clean, but nothing spectacular. Breakfast was very good and front desk was very nice, as well.

Top Local Tips for Florence

August has too many tourists and is very hot!! I happened to be in Europe for a particular family event and was only able to visit Florence in August. Next time I would like to visit in maybe September or October when the large numbers of tourists have departed and the weather is slightly cooler. Many Florentines depart the city at this time understandably to take their annual holidays and I am sure also to escape the tourists and the heat.

Museums Sign up ahead on the internet and use guided tours. The long lines were just as travel guides warned, and the internet system works to keep you in much shorter lines.

Talk to everyone. Try and talk to the native Italians as much as possible. They are fantastic people with alot of love and care for everyone. Leaving Italy without getting to know somebody there would be the same as only experiencing half the the vacation that is available to you. I miss Italy already and I do plan to spend more time there in the future.


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  • Address: 5 Via De Renai - Florence - 50100 - Italy
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