The Hotel Axial forms part of a tris of hotels (see also the Hotel Casci, and Hotel Perseo) right in the centre of Florence. Arguably though the Axial’s position is the better of the three simply because it is found in the wholly pedestrianized area of the historic centre, in Via dei Calzaiuoli, that runs from the Duomo to Piazza della Signoria. Your location puts you in the perfect position to reach all the main historic sites with complete ease.
TripAdvisor’s places the hotel in position 37 of all the hotels in Florence, while previous guests have commented….
- “Best value for money and excellent service, highly recommended”
- “Great service, clean hotel and in an excellent locations!!!”
- “Loved the location and the people working at the hotel were very friendly. Rooms were very clean as well. Would definitely stay at Hotel Axial if we travel to Florence again.”
- “This is one of the most central and quiet places you can find in Florence, close to everything (2mn from Duomo, 4mn from Palazzo Vecchio). This means that you can actually drop by again and again, if you want to rest, use the bathroom, drop you latest shopping item….”
The rooms in the Hotel Axial have been recently refurbished in a classical style. The floors are have a typical Tuscan, style finish while furnitures are modern and elegant. Seasoned three star travelers will take this decor for granted and part and parcel of hotels in this category. A three star hotel gives you a good relationship between quality, price and comfort. In the Hotel Axial’s case, you also get a room in location that some of the 5 star hotel’s can’t even offer! Despite being in a pedestrianized part of town, there are still things that can disrupt your sleep, for example when the rubbish collectors come in the morning, but not at the Axial, where all the windows are double glazed, for added restful sleeps. Satellite TV, free wifi, an electronic safe and en-suite bathrooms are all standard at the Hotel Axial too.
Guests can expect to find a buffet style breakfast every morning greeting them from the hours of 0730 through to 1000. For those planning to hit the town, the hotel also offers a booking service for restaurants and museums as well as guided tours in and outside of Florence. As the day heats up, there’s refuge at the hotel which has recently had it’s air-conditioning completely updated, so whether you’re in your room or one of the common areas, you’ll find fresh air always to nearby. An internal courtyard also provides a place where guests can enjoy a drink in the early evening or spread out the maps and have the staff help in the planning process. Other guest services include: free city maps, a wakeup service, late checkout, electronic safe, bar, international newspapers and baggage storage. As mentioned before, all the things you expect to find at a three star hotel, and the reason why the three star is one of the popular hotel categories for the price conscious.
The hotel is located on Via Calzaiuoli in Florence, the street (pedestrianized) that runs from Piazza del Duomo to Piazza della Signoria. From the main train station, Santa Maria Novella, it will take 10 minutes to walk, but if it’s late June, July or August, consider the taxi option which will take just as long, but you’ll be shielded from the Florentine humidity and heat. The centre of Florence has some pretty heavy restrictions for access. So, if you are arriving by car you need to make sure that as soon as you arrive at the hotel, you provide your car registration details so they can be filed with the local council. The hotel has an arrangement with a local car park in the centre of town and it will cost between €25 and €30 a day (24-hours). Generally, as most recommend, if you’re coming to Florence, you don’t need a car for the centre of town as you can reach all the monuments by foot. As the Hotel Axial is in such a great position, you can even stop in for coffee, or drop off a bag and go back out shopping. Now that is convenient! View the location on Google maps
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So, if you’re looking for a hotel right in the centre of town, in an amazing location and perfect for exploring the main tourist sites, the Hotel Axial could be the right choice for you. For more information, please visit their website.