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Diplomat

Diplomat,  Tuscany Italy

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A characterless, modern choice which is a little dreary for its rating, offering very little in the way of charm; occupies a bustling – albeit a little seedy – central location that’s very handy for the train and bus transport links. It shares the building with its sister property, Hotel Diplomat next door which are also linked inside and share the bar area – so this could become rather crowded at times. Proves popular with business clientele due to its close proximity to the conference and exhibition centre.

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Exterior

Uninspiring modern concrete block with a tired-looking pollution-stained facade and some shops at ground level.

Property type: Hotel

Storeys: 6

Interior

The interior is disappointing with a unexciting functional feel to it. A small drab reception has limited seating areas though the top floor breakfast room is light and airy and does offer some views across the city. Good sized bar area with tub chairs and a handful of leather sofas which is shared with the sister property next door.

Rooms: 54

 

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Location

Area Type: ½ mile west of Piazza del Duomo, in a slightly seedy area on busy main road right opposite the main Santa Maria Novella train station, with shops and bars in immediate vicinity. Sights of the Ponte Vecchio Bridge is just under a mile walk away. Conference and exhibition centre 250 yds. Bus stop is outside.

Map Ref: 22

Facilities

  • Bars
    • Main Bar
  • Public facilities
    • Internet terminal(s)
    • WiFi Access
  • In-room facilities
    • Air conditioning
    • Hairdryer
    • Minibar/fridge
    • Safes
    • TV (English language)