Last updated on June 25th, 2021
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It was Margaret in Vancouver, Canada who told me that she never fails to stay at the three-star, Hotel Globus when she’s in Florence. After being a guest there, myself, I understand why. To begin, the location is perfect — less than a 10-minute walk from the central train station (if you use a small suitcase on wheels, the walk is perfectly easy), steps away from San Lorenzo Market (fun shopping) and not far from many of the famous churches and museums you will be exploring. In fact, the church bells were my alarm clock, chiming at 7:45 am each morning. A delightful way to start an Italian day.
Hotel Globus is a little gem recently renovated by its young owners, Serena and Michel. Think Milan meets Florence on a minimalist, moderate scale — creams, beiges, browns — pot lighting, chrome trim, orchid plants, bamboo shoots, and modern art gracing the walls of the reception area. My single room with tiled bathroom was not large but very workable and stylish. From the in-room safe to heated towel racks and hairdryer to the WebTV that allows a connection to your Hotmail account, all of a traveller’s needs are easily met.
The breakfast room has the feel of a small cafe offering welcoming service and the kind of breakfast that women will love. Take your pick — croissants, rolls, toast — low-fat yogurts, both fresh and dried fruit, packaged cheese and pates, crackers, and cappuccinos. Hotel Globus is definitely a home away from home. Visit their website and please send them Journeyman’s regards. These are nice, nice people!”
– Evelyn, Toronto, Canada
Address: Via Sant’Antonino, 24, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
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