We booked this B&B based on the Tripadvisor reviews - we were happy with it, but there were some small negatives that I'll mention for thoroughness sake.
When we arrived, we received a wonderful warm welcome and found ourselves on the 2nd floor of a older building. The B&B feels like one big apartment that been divided up, so one long hallway connects 4 rooms. Our room was Orange - one of the smaller ones, but for two people it was easy to maneuvre (we weren't spending that much time in it anyway).
The neatest perk is the decor - trendy, colourful and carefully arranged. I think that is what drew me to the BBH in the first place. Unfortunately, I found it dimly lit - dimmer than the photos would suggest. We had spotty (almost nil) internet connection, which isn't a big deal unless you are trying to check up on flights and trains. Lastly, though the BBH smelled lovely and was quite clean, our bathroom would emit mild sewage like smells - I couldn't tell where it was coming from, so I just closed the door to the bathroom and ignored it. I'm not sure if our room was an exception, or perhaps management has looked into it (it's been a year).
BBH is near the main train station. Convenient for us since we trained in from Rome and out towards Pisa. It is also reasonably close to the main sites. We walked everywhere - to Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi, the Duomo, the Accademia. It was nice to take in the sights and sounds while stuffing our faces with gelato! An extra bonus is Sostanza is a few steps away - a little family restaurant celebrated for it's artichoke pastry and bistecca!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The BBH offers rooms with private bathroomWe opened in 2005 and from the beginning we tried to make an alternative to the traditional Tuscan B & BThe furnishings are simple but colorful and young people with special attention to detail that can offer you comfort and relaxationWe do not have the adequate space to offer a good breakfast so we prefer to leave you free to choose from the excellent bakeries in the area then practicing room-only overnightEach room has a TV, CD player, incense, but also WI-FI and a private bathroomGuests have total privacy and independence in fact at the time of your arrival will receive the keys, together with the map of the city, in order to be totally free in the schedules. We are in the heart of the historic center on foot and only walk you can reach all the famous sites, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza Signoria, the markets of San Lorenzo, the Arno river and so on...From the Santa Maria Novella there you can easily reach in few minutes walk. Florence is considered a treasure of art and architecture through an unique cultural heritage. The downtown is considered a real air museum consisting in historic buildings, monuments, palaces, churches, museums that evoke the charm and memories of the past. For those who stay at B & B House will be easy to reach in a few minutes walk Piazza della Signoria, where you can admire the imposing Palazzo Vecchio and the Loggia dei Lanzi that holds wonderful masterpieces of classical sculpture. After few steps is Piazza del Duomo with the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, enhanced by Giotto's bell tower and the majestic dome of Brunelleschi. Your sightseeing tour in Florence cannot ignore to visit the other buildings of artistic value but above all fascinating and suggestive: Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Strozzi, Palazzo Pitti, Boboli, Santa Croce. Museums: In Florence you can find a wide range of museums and exhibitions, but a special attention should be paid to the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most important and most famous museum in the world, which contains works of great artistic value and prestige. Inside the museum are in fact exhibiting paintings, sculptures and paintings of the most important artists of the Renaissance: Botticelli, Filippo Lippi, Paolo Uccello, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael. The museums of Florence is further enhanced during the year, important collections and temporary exhibitions of national and international level. Shopping: Shoppers and not can find interesting walk along the streets of downtown Florence. The streets of the city offer a wide variety of shops and boutiques for all tastes and all budgets. In the center of Florence are the ways of fashion, between Via Tornabuoni and Via della Vigna Nuova, and the historic shops of goldsmiths and jewelers on the Ponte Vecchio and many markets with products of all kinds (leathers, clothes, shoes etc.) Florence is also outstanding for its shops and workshops where master craftsmen create typical products of an ancient tradition and long experience. Fun: Florence, city of art and architecture, is alive at night. There are many pubs where you can enjoy an aperitif, traditional restaurants as well as various night clubs and discos for those who want to go to sleep later. In addition, during the year, Florence hosts events dedicated especially to young people as the Festival of Creativity and “ Fabbrica Europa “ as well as concerts of the major national and international singers and bands. ... more less
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