This hotel, just outside the main tourist zone, offers US-sized rooms and city views. A 10-minute walk from the historic center of town, the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo offers an international standard of comfort and modernity. Rooms are large, especially for an old city like Florence, and bathrooms are equipped with proper showers, some over full tubs. For those opting not to walk along the Arno into town, buses are readily available at the door, and an automated cab calling service means guests don't have to leave the hotel or pick up the phone to get a cab. By virtue of the hotel's position just outside the center, the surrounding area is quiet and relaxed with a number of good value restaurants and shopping centers within a few minutes' walk.