Hotel La Scaletta, BW Signature Collection,  Florence

4.5/5  - based on 1492 guest reviews.
Via Guicciardini, 13, 50125, Firenze, Italy - See map
+39 055 283028 +39 055 283013

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  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Cocktail lounge
    Cocktail lounge
  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
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Welcome to Hotel La Scaletta, BW Signature Collection where you really feel at home. . . a charming Hotel with character, where paying attention to your every need, and the desire to make you happy, is not just our work but our very real pleasure. For us, clients are never just 'numbers', but real people who we want to feel special, because your satisfaction is the greatest gift we could receive. There are many reasons to travel, but that which makes every trip truly special are the emotions that it evokes, which become the souvenir that you carry forever in your heart, not just of the fantastic places you have visited, but also of the people, who in their own small way have contributed to making every moment perfect and unforgettable. Our objective is to become part of those emotions, and to remain in your hearts forever. Every single one of our rooms is special and unique, just like every guest who occupies them. All our rooms are non-smoking, furnished in sober and elegant style and are provided with every comfort. All however, are equally comfortable, and will transport you to an oasis of comfort and wellbeing. Stairs, from which the hotel takes its name, give charm, character and represent one of the main feature that characterize us. for this reason we kindly ask you to advise us, at the time of reservation, if you have any needs or special requirement in order to fulfill them according to our availability and making you live a perfect stay. The Hotel has a porterage service 24h.

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Hotel La Scaletta, BW Signature Collection,Florence
  • 5
    « A beautiful, magical bit of Florence!! »

    My best friend, an interior designer, says that you can't buy charm. BUT, we just did in room 53 at La Scaletta! My husband and I have traveled quite a bit and this room was my favorite ever. Beautiful trompe l'oeil! A slipper tub located where you can look out through French doors to the courtyard. And, it has a full shower, also. Plus a bidet and private toilet area. We stayed one night then returned for two more nights. We didn't get room 53 again, but the room we got was very comfortable and quite and nice. Breakfast was fantastic. Oh, and the rooftop terrace view is stupendous. We had dinner and drinks there and it was magical. I would encourage anyone to book there while in Florence! And, be sure to ask about room 53!

    4
    « Quaint hotel with lovely rooms and a great location! »

    Great location with under 2-3 minute walk to ponte vecchio shops and bridge. We even walked to the station (with no luggage).The rooms were clean and quite spacious. We also got a room with good views. The hotel staff is very helpful and has good room service. The best part of the hotel however is the bar and the terrace above it. The view from the terrace is just amazing. You can see the all of florence from that height. Perfect to have a drink with a view. The only drawback to this hotel is the stairs, hence the name La scaletta. The stairs are not just to the reception area but also to go to the individual rooms. The hotel staff is really good and will help you with luggage though. So if you don't mind walking up and down the stairs, the hotel is highly recommended.

    5
    « ideal location »

    close to the ponte vecchio, big nice renewed rooms, beautifull terrasse, very good service. On parking is available , but needs to be organised before , otherwise you wait 20minutes the driver that comes and goes away with your car.

    4
    « Ideal room in an ideal location »

    Spacious, clean bedroom and bathroom, extra large bed, excellent shower. So close to the fabulous sights and smells of Florence, making life very convenient. Staff were patient and helpful and pleasant. Highly recommended.

    5
    « Lovely individual rooms »

    Just over the Ponte Vecchio bridge from the old centre and a five minute walk from Palazzo Pitti this hotel has lovely rooms and is very handy for all the sites The roof top bar has great views over the city

    5
    « Perfect location »

    Great location, only metres to the Ponte Vecchio, and very friendly and helpful staff. A very good breakfast and the roof top terrace views are stunning. We were there for our 25th wedding and our family had organised flowers for our room with the hotel's help. The hotel then upgraded our room and made us a cake. It was a wonderful surprise and I can't thank them enough.

    5
    « A quiet spot in Florence »

    Comfortable clean room overlooking the Boboli gardens. Staff were friendly and helpful and spoke good English! Welcome drink on arrival on their wonderful roof terrace with views of Florence.Would stay here again.

    5
    « Nice and quiet place in Florence! »

    We were greeted with huge smiles by their three staff members when we arrived. Our room was clean, spacious, and the window opened up to a view of the Boboli gardens. We didn't try their food, but it seemed very busy the next day. In fact, it was very busy and loud but could only hear everyone after going up the stairs and opening the doors to the hallway. So we appreciated the quietness that we were given in our room. They have a small beautiful terrace with a panoramic view of Florence, it is recommended to go up and see the sunset. We didn't get the see the sunset due to our timing but we did go up and realized you can see the Boboli gardens close! The location is great as well, and we walked to the train station about 30 minutes away.

    5
    « Great service! »

    Rooms are quiet, spacious and very clean! The Hotel is located in the best part of Florence! Reception gave a really warm welcome upon our arrival. The room we had was without balcony or view which was the only pitty.

    5
    « Great hotel! »

    Great service and great value hotel. We walked everywhere from the hotel. The room was huge and spotless, with the only real large sized mattress we encountered in Italy (all others were simply two twins pushed together). We were thrilled with our visit.

  • 5
    « Good location and rooms »

    I booked a short stay of a few days at La Scaletta, as part of our honeymoon exploring Florence. The hotel staff were friendly and very kind in providing small extra details, the room was spacious and had a good feel, and we particularly enjoyed the rooftop balcony which gave panoramic views of the palace, city gardens and historic churches around the city. Recommended.

    5
    « Great Small Hotel in Florence. »

    My wife and I were looking for a hotel in Florence for a weekend trip while we were visiting our son in France. I found Hotel La Scaletta through trip advisor and the price, location and description of the hotel was right. I contacted the hotel to book our room and during the process asked for help with museum tickets. The next day I received an email from the hotel providing me with reservation numbers for the museums we requested. When we arrived at the Hotel it was before the scheduled check in time. We left our bags with the bellman and when we returned they were already in our room along with complimentary prosecco. The bed was very comfortable and the room was large and well equipped. The bathroom was a little small but clean and new. In fact the entire room was very clean and fresh. The Hotel is in an excellent area that is within walking distance to numerous restaurants, cafes, shops and attractions. It should be noted that check in is on the third floor and the only elevator hold two people with very little room for luggage. The elevator was fast and my wife and I were able to get to the reception area in two trips very quickly. The alternative is to use the stairs which I believe means walking up 97 stairs. It is also possible to signal the bellman from the entry level who will take care of your bags as you travel up in the elevator. It is a small inconvenience when considering the charm of a staying at this hotel.

    1
    « Bad experience »

    I had a bad experience with them even before I get there... I have booked a room non refundable and just 2 hours after this got a call from a friend from my work place asking me to help in changing the period for a few days off because of health problems with his father. I immediately applied for a special request of cancelation and they reply that they cannot do anything about it and I will be charged the full ammount . I guess money is more important than people .. Anyway I rather loose the money and help a friend in need but i advise you before making a reservation with them and better choose refundable or another hotel . I know very nice people and good places in Florence so you have very good alternatives . You better think twice before you allow some obscure hotel to have your card info , they already charge my account 2 days after the reservation almost 50 days prior to the reservation period . I was asking for a cancelation in the same day , for a reservation more than 1 month later. I guess a nice hotel with good management would not have a problem to book a weekend in Firenze in a one month interval. What really annoyed me was their attitude. I did tell them I will tell this story and a fair review if i would get there and they ask why I thereaten ... ??? Is a fair review and telling the truth a treathen ?

    5
    « Wonderful Stay »

    Perfect location. Quiet, but a short walk to main city center and attractions. The rooms were clean, and the service was exceptional! The electricity went out one night, and they switched our rooms but they were very helpful.

    5
    « Perfetto »

    My third stay with La Scaletta didn't disappoint. The staff is very friendly, helpful, and always great! The location is perfect if you want to be close to all the sights and for this particular trip and the work I was doing ? by coincidence! The rooms have always been a great size, very clean, and always quiet. Breakfast is a wonderful spread and a great start to the day. I didn't get to eat in the panoramic restaurant this time as it's winter and I didn't try (I believe it's covered), but in the summer, sunset aperitivo and cena can't be missed here. I almost hate giving the secret of this place away, but a friend introduced me 10 years ago and I've never regretted booking or sending friends!

    5
    « Fantastic hotel in Florence »

    Well located , awesome staff , very very good room. We stayed for 2 nights and we really enjoyed the stay , location is fantastic , with loads of restaurant near by and all the main attractions. The rooms a comfortable and spacious and we were upgraded to a superior room. If you want to see florence and have a very comfortable base ..then Hotel Scaletta is amazing. Very close to the ponte vecchio.

    4
    « Single traveler for the holidays.. »

    Location in a great area, central to walk to everything. Safe, ok at night to walk. I take the train, so do not know the nearest parking garage, but I'm sure there is one. Firenze is a walking city....

    5
    « Lovely small hotel in great position with lovely staff »

    What a great find in Florence. Great position, a mere stones through from the Ponte Vechia and the museums. Make sure you see the roof top bar and eat in the hotel restaurant. Lovely and helpful staff and big rooms. Perfect for families.

    5
    « Perfect »

    Great location, clean and spacious rooms, very helpful and nice persons at the reception, Good breakfast, everything perfect.Historical building, well renovated, view from the roof top breathtaking.We recommend this Hotel.

    5
    « great hotel »

    11 ft loft, great location and very clean rooms all newly renovated, definitely great place to stay. Easy checkin and out, great experience for the stay. Would say this hotel is close to 4 star quality.

 

Getting to the hotel ...

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·From: Highway A1 Exit Firenze Impruneta, follow the directions to the city center, then to Porta Romana/Palazzo Pitti. Pay attention when you drive through the small Village named " Galluzzo", you have to turn right at the traffic light next the Pasticceria Fabiani to do not drive in a restricted area. When you'll be at the roundabout of Porta Romana, go through the gate and take Via Romana, after about 600 mts you will come to a small square with a column in the middle (Piazza San Felice). Bear to the right of the column and this will bring you into Piazza Pitti, go to the end of the Piazza, and stop your car at newspaper stand on the right then call or go to the reception desk to get info...

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