Croce Di Malta Hotel4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Stayed for 3 nights on a tour of Italy with Rail Disscoveries lovely reeption/bar area , rooms Great with plenty of space for cases etc very Italian decor Good selection at breakfast what we loved the most was the very clean & good sized pool and the Roof Terrace which opened between 6pm & 10pm , the views where AMAZING & magical in the dark The hotel in general is in a Great location and we would stay again
We opted for a mid price hotel in Firenze with excellent location - Croce di Malta fullfils this and more!!! Only some 5min walk from the main train station. The pedestrian inner zone of Firenze starts just blocks away from the hotel. Nice historical touch to the hotel, which has served as a Inn for poor peasant girls coming to Firenze run by a convent. Not fancy by no means, but very comfortable in a rustical way, Tuscan in its down to earth coloring. We had booked for our 'Luna de Miel' (honeymoon) trip a Standard Double. The Management had up-graded us to a split level Suite with Balcony towards the big inner court yard with a pool in the midst of old Firenze (pool in use Summer only)(not yet in early May). Really nice touch with ice cold Prosecco awaiting us! The Suites have down stairs a drawing room with coach & writing desk. Upstairs you'll find the bedroom and bathroom. The breakfast is basic, with both Cheese & cutlets as well as sweet things, yougurt and fruits. I've had much better breakfasts in Italy in basic **/*** hotels where they take pride to what they serve, but this breakfast will get you going till lunch. Don't miss the roof top terrace. The view is SO nice and an own bottle of Montepulciano will make it even better if the bar isn't open. Enjoy Croce di Malta an Firenze!
This hotel is only a short walk from the Stazione Centrale and near the Piazza S Maria Novella. The first thing you notice is how helpful and friendly the staff are. It's almost like they're welcoming you home. We had a beautiful split level suite overlooking the pool and garden. Breakfast was adequate, nothing special, but this is not a 5 star international hotel. We had a nice meal at the hotel on our first night and then ate locally the final three nights. We literally just walked up the street and around the corner for excellent local food. The rooftop bar was a great way to start or finish an evening. There are also several lounge areas available. The location is ideal for walking to most of the major highlights of Florence. Unfortunately my wife was not well during our stay and the assistance provided by the Concierge in quickly and efficiently arranging a Doctor, and his subsequent follow up, was most appreciated.
To sum up our stay at Croc di Malta in Florence for 5 nights in August 2027 - Adequate tourist hotel in fantastic location. Bizarre hotel layout and room decor - convent conversion from 1970s crossed with 90s However, our room was very clean, had good shower, great bed and there was fine continental breakfast We had lovely balcony overlooking pool for which we paid extra - this was excellent as was the pool area. FYI we paid over Euro 1000 for 5 nights in August inclusive of tourist tax Staff were businesslike but seemed quite impersonal. There were no pool towels or apparently any other housekeeping towels available on one occasion which is very unusual for any hotel ( laundry difficulty apparently) The hotel is in fantastic location - central to all Florence sights and a few steps from Santa Maria Novella and some great local restaurants. It is the location and pool which gives the hotel 4 stars - otherwise we would say it is adequate 3 star hotel. Would we recommend to friends? Location and pool yes but otherwise no.
We travelled to Florence by train, and this hotel is a five minute walk from the Stazione Centrale. Situated just off the Piazza S. Maria Novella and within relatively easy walking distance of most of the major tourist attractions in Florence, we particularly loved the rooftop bar with its view of the dome in the evening. The pool was more than adequate and situated in a garden area that was clean and tidy, but could have used a few more seats. Staff served drinks in what was a relaxing oasis away from the bustling City centre. The rooms were clean and the air conditioning a blessing. Breakfast was standard buffet fare, but the eating area did get busy on occasions. We had requested by e-mail, and were provided with, gluten free options for two of our party and this was done without any fuss. The staff were friendly and welcoming, and appeared happy to help.
Very good location and an easy ride on the free bicycles into the centre of the town. Very good looking thermal spar in the park nearby. Very friendly staff, good breakfast and a great pool but beware, the cleaners came into our room on two occasions without knocking
We would not stay here again. The location did not enjoy attractive surrounding and was further from the Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio that we had been told. The breakfast and the bar service was average. The pool and garden were nice, but our rooms were dreadful - one en-suite bathroom was extremely narrow - just wide enough for a slim person to pass between the wash basin and the wall; the doorway to the other bathroom was just over 1.6 metres (5 foot) high- my granddaughter had to remember to duck every time she went to the bathroom during our 3 night stay. Definitely NOT a 4 Star hotel!!!!!!!
Would really give it a 3.5 stars but the location gets a 4. The breakfast is average but sufficient with some some hot food. The pool area is small but nice enough. All a bit rustic and dated. However it is also charming in parts. The rooms are large and tidy enough. The service is very good and staff are all friendly and particularly at reception. The breakfast ladies seem a little stressed at times. Convenient location near station and right next to the centre. The best thing about the hotel is without doubt the rooftop terrace bar with great views and a lovely cooling breeze in the summer heat.
After 4 nights in typical European small room hotels on our tour, this place was paradise. Large rooms (with air conditioning in May before it is officially allowed), full bathtub and shower. The hotel restaurant has good food and service. pool is available as is a bar with a separate quiet room with TV. Rooftop bar early evening for a look across/over Florence and a drink. Fantastic place to stay.
THe Hotel was great the perfect location, easy access to the major tourist attractions, easy access to the central train station has some great restaurants near by that are not the usual tourist trap. The hotel staff were polite, hard working and always available to help. The breakfast was basic but always plentiful and never of low quality. They did a basic breakfast well. The pool wait was not over crowed on my stay. The roof top Bar offered great via of the city and really captured the romance of the city. The local area was alive at night with the people relaxing into the evening at the local square, with live music and very welcoming locals. I loved my staff and would defiantly return again.
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53% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 759 reviews