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“Highlight of Firenze”
Review of B&B Monte Oliveto

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B&B Monte Oliveto
Ranked #2 of 651 Florence B&B and Inns
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Santa Cruz, California
2 reviews
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“Highlight of Firenze”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

We found B&B Monte Oliveto on Tripadvisor and are so glad we booked our stay there! It is situated perfectly in the quiet but thriving neighborhood on the other side of the river. The lively birds in the abutting park are the perfect way to start the day in Firenze. Donatella makes an amazing breakfast, cappucino, and even gluten-free treats if you have dietary needs. She is a fantastic host, and made us feel right at home, ensuring that we went to the best museums, churches and parks in the city. The rooms are spotless, the beds comfortable and communication was a breeze. We will absolutely stay again in the future and highly recommend it to anyone else.

Room Tip: We loved the Wisteria room, has a private terrace looking out into the garden
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

Stayed in this perfect little B&B for 4 nights in April with my boyfriend. Wisteria room was clean and spacious with a lovely balcony over the garden. It is the hosts that make this place special. Donatella and Marta were so welcoming and couldn't have made us feel more at home in their beautiful house. They gave us loads of recommendations of places to eat and things to see, all of which were excellent. They were there to greet us with big smiles every morning. Breakfast was a fantastic spread of homemade cakes (thanks Marta, I'm going to try out that chocolate marble cake!), freshly made juice, biscotti and yoghurt. We were offered eggs every day and had crepes one morning. All in all a truly memorable stay which we'd highly recommend to anyone visiting Florence!

  • Stayed April 2014
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West Hempstead, New York
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

My husband and I stayed two nights at this B&B for our honeymoon. Donnatella is an amazing host, she provides a yummy spread in the morning with organic ingredients. She's very sweet and we really enjoyed talking about the history of Firenze with her! The rooms are cozy and clean, we felt right at home! The center of the city is a short 15 minute walk. We would definitely recommend this place with 5 stars and hope to visit again! Thank you for a memorable time in Firenze!

  • Stayed March 2014
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

This place was great. Donatella was really welcoming. She made me a DELICIOUS breakfast every morning. I love organic food and everything she prepared was beautiful and of great quality. The location was perfect for me since it was close to a school that I was attending for 2 weeks. It is about a 20 minute walk from the more touristy part of the city. It was nice to be in a more "florentine" location. I would highly recommend this place for anyone looking for a B&B.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

Donatella is a wonderful hostess, serves a 5 star breakfast and provides great suggestions for dining and site seeing. Our room, The Wisteria, was very large with a balcony and large bathroom. This location is across the river from central Florence; however, it is a very easy walk; and, you are close to good restaurants and Gelato. The shared bathroom for other rooms was outside our door and could be very noisy depending upon the guests in the other rooms. Overall a very enjoyable experience.

Room Tip: Choose the Wisteria Room
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

Overall this is the best B&B available in florence! The neighborhood is safe and close to everything. The rooms are large, quite and the beds are comfortable. The bathroom was extremely clean and the breakfast was five star. If you have been looking all over trip advisor for the perfect place... Look no further because you have found it!

  • Stayed December 2013
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

I was fortunate to have the opportunity of staying at B&B Monte Oliveto last month. Donatella was the best! She was extremely warm, friendly and most of all sincere. She circled all of the places on a map that I was to see during my 3 day stay and none of them let me down.

The breakfast was outstanding, fresh everything(organic fruits) and exceptionally well done crepes.

The room itself was perfectly charming, clean and had a very comfy bed.

Short walk (5-10mins) to all the sights - I would absolutely recommend the B&B to anyone traveling to Florence.

Room Tip: Choose the room with a private bathroom and deck. Those accomodations beat any 5 star hotel I have...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Property: B&B Monte Oliveto
Address: Via Domenico Burchiello 67 | San Frediano - Oltrarno, 50124, Florence, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 651 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — B&B Monte Oliveto 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This house is not a hotel, there are no numbers on the doors, not on the rooms keys. You won't find a reception nor waiters in uniform. At Monte Oliveto you don't stay.......You Live! ... more   less 
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