Florence, Italy www.palazzogambaflorence.com/ Directions: It's a five minute walk from Firenze SMN train station.
Operating Hours: 8:00AM - 6:00PM (Monday to Sunday) (You've got to inform the manager if you are planning to arrive post 6pm.)
Palazza Gambo, located literally beside the world famous Duomo, took us by surprise at the sheer quality presented - extremely comfortable and fully equipped apartments with helpful and friendly staff, topped off by an excellent location.
Let's start off with the location - being besides the Duomo means that pretty much all of Florence tourist attractions are within walking distance, from the renowned Uffizzi art galleries to the Medici family palaces (Palazzo Pitti and Palazzo Vecchio) to the famous Boboli and Bardini gardens (where we spent a day and felt like never leaving). Being close to the Duomo also means that the Firenze SMN train station is a ten minute walk away, allowing one to save on the rather expensive Florentine taxis.
Marco, the manager of Palazza Gambo, was very helpful in helping us plan our day trip to Venice and getting us to Pisa airport hassle free. He even took us to the penthouse for photo-ops against the Tuscan hills.
Given the central location, I expected the street noise to be evident but much to my surprise, our apartment was very quiet (quite possibly due to the sixth floor location and double-glazed windows).
Another win was the availability of wifi - indispensable when one is travelling.
Highly recommended for tourist travelling to Florence.
Date of stay: April 2011I would recommend this hotel or accommodation for: Business travellers, Couples, Group of friends, Whole familyTags: florence, italy