Hotel Pendini is in a premium spot in Piazza della Repubblica near Duomo. Therefore this 3 star hotel is easy walking distance to all Florence's historic sights, including the Uffizi Gallery and the Ponte Vecchio, just a couple of minutes walking distance. Many restaurants, cafes and shops also surround it.
Hotel Pendini has a perfect balance of modern and old world charm. The hotel lobby is on the fourth floor of what is apparently a former palace. It features antique furnishings and very high ceilings with gorgeous frescoes.
The reception staff is fluent in English; they are very friendly and knowledgeable. They will gladly offer advice and tips, book dinner and tours for you. The rest of the staff is also helpful, courteous and friendly.
The rooms can vary widely in terms of size. They have recently been remodeled and are comfortable. The bedroom and bathroom are both very clean. All rooms are air-conditioned and offer satellite TV. They supply a hair dryer, plenty of fluffy towels and offer free toiletries. They have free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
A free continental breakfast buffet is served every morning from 7:30 am until 10 am. It is delicious, plentiful and laid out beautifully. They offer assorted cheese, meats, bread, croissants, coffee cakes, yogurt, fruit, coffee, tea and orange juice.
Rates are reasonable considering the super location. Since the Hotel Pendini is located in the Piazza della Republica you can hear a variety of music playing outside from bars and restaurants. If you have a room facing Piazza della Repubblica you will hear it at night. For a quieter stay, you should request a room facing the courtyard. They also provided free luggage storage after checkout.
You must let Hotel Pendini know beforehand if you intend to take your vehicle there. They don’t have parking on the premises. However a private nearby garage with valet service is available for the hotel guests. Car parking is a separate fee.