On my extended trips of more than 8 weeks I try to find hotel comfort every few weeks to offset apartment living or the convent hotels I frequent in Italy.
Both of these choices are great but staying at Hotel Number 9
in Florence was a fabulous adventure………….
|A quiet entrance on a street close to the central market,The Medici Chapel and the Duomo|
|From the moment I walked into the living room (lobby) of Hotel 9 I knew this was different
from the other 4 Star hotels I have stayed.
|I was asked to make myself comfortable while the staff checked me in.
I was offered cold water on a very hot day and this was wonderful
|The property is part art gallery with wonderful paintings and sculpture throughout. This fountain captured my attention|
|Soft lighting and colors add to a tranquil mood|
new restaurant, Le Muse, is open for breakfast and dinner
|Outdoor patio for guest to sit and enjoy|
|The restaurant/bar was annexed recently with some innovative ideas.
I am sorry I did not stay for dinner
|May be the BEST part of breakfast at Hotel 9 was a complementary chair massage! Of course I tried this and would have signed up for a longer treatment at the spa attached to the hotel, but I had another city to visit and people to interview.|
|Wifi in the room was GREAT and there is a computer station in the ‘living room’|
|When I returned to the hotel during the day, I was pleasantly greet each time|
I will be sure to search for the Hotel Number 9 for my next trip to Florence, Italy
As a solo traveler I am often given the least desirable room. Solo rooms at the Hotel 9 are not huge but the amenities were wonderful:
A bright well appointed room
One of the most comfortable beds I had on my 70 day trip!
The bath is very well appointed, even a bathrobe to use!
Fluffy towels and more than the one solo travelers are given
The mini bar is stocked and I was told to ‘help myself’ !
Upgraded soaps and shampoos in the bath
And best of all, the room was QUIET…..
On my next visit I plan to stay more than one night
Enjoy the spa next door
Sample the dinner menu
Relax in the outdoor patio
I look forward to returning to Hotel Number 9!
Pia Sander Pedersen, CEO: “Number Nine opened its doors in August 2012 in a newly restored 17th century palace. Direct access to the most exclusive gym in Florence is just one of the many privileges awaiting you at Number Nine.” *
I often stay in ‘better’ hotels in the off season. Since I travel on business I am always dragging a bag and carry a back pack with computer, cameras, and other equipment.
I have found it very interesting to see how I am greeted in different establishments. An example was the hotel in Verona. Another 4 star hotel with a bad attitude.
Never judge a client by what they are wearing. Some of us just took a 5 hr train trip to reach your hotel. And you NEVER know how wealthy someone is by their dress and you NEVER know their social media reach when you give good or bad service.
*From the Florence Number 9 brochure