Hotel Elite is a quaint pension house, very conveniently-located about a three-minute walk from the Sta. Maria Novella train station. Around the other corner is the Piazza Sta. Maria Novella. It is within 10-20 minutes walking distance to many of the sites in Florence, including Il Duomo, Accademia Gallery, Piazza della Signoria, etc. Best part of... what people say » Hotel Elite? The lady at the reception, Nadia! She encouraged us to go sightseeing on our own (vs. booking tours) and gave us excellent tips about pl -
We didn't expect much as it looked simple from the photo but we had pleasant surprise when we check-in. Staff Nardia was exceptionally friendly and helpful. The room is clean and has it's old rustic charm. Nardia marked on tourist map where to visit and how to reach there. She called it "magical map" and truly it was. Although we have to place our luggage to another hotel nearby the next day after check-out, this didn't create any inconvenient as that hotel is nearer to train station.