It has been a while since I was actually in Florence. This is one of the amazing perks of being a blogger – you can always mentally transport yourself back to a magical place by writing about it, editing the imagery and retracing your steps.
Hotel Bernini Florence, accommodate us back at the end of May. Located in the heart of Florence, the hotel is a historic gem. A stone throw from Galleria degli Uffizi and Piazza della Signoria and Via Tornabuoni is also just around the corner – for all the shopaholics out there. It does not have a view of the cathedral but it is extremely close to it. I loved the location, it allowed me to walk everywhere.
Our room was on the second floor and was overlooking the piazza. The room as really spacious and ample of storage space was available. Good desk/working area. I loved the room overall, apart from the bathroom. I think that for a 5 star hotel, the bathroom was extremely dated (80s?), dark and did not have enough amenities.
The bed was super comfortable and I am a sucker for those beds with a drapery headboard. It kind of makes me feel like a princess.
Without sounding a bit ungrateful (because I really am not), I am just comparing the hotel to other 5 stars – the welcome amenities were really poor. It was my husband’s birthday, which I advised the hotel about. On welcome, we had 4 strawberries and a bottle of sparkling wine. When a hotel charges in the range of GBP300 a night, guests are picky and expect more than that. Sorry guys, maybe next time.
There was a lovely roof top bar with a Jacuzzi. It was not crowded at all so I managed to enjoy some peaceful sun gathering. Pastel colours covered the premises and overall it was very comfy. The bar is a funky, slightly Moroccan looking area, which was a pleasure to hang around in.
The wi fi was not crazy good in the room but pretty good int he common areas.
The breakfast room was gorgeous, the selection was decent but I just had a coffee. I was too excited to just go and sunbathe.