Not only is the accommodation authentically Italian and located in a lovely part of the city, but you get wonderful personal service from Clara (the owner) : information on where to eat, where to get the best ice cream, wine, cappuccinos, etc, she knows it all and is happy to share it with you.
Where else can you eat breakfast outside and have evening drinks on a sunny terrace directly from your rooms? What made the experience so special for us was Clara, she has an amazing personality and always wanted to help us, even telephoning reservations for us. It was like having your own concierge service at a 5 star hotel.
We stayed in the same room as the reviewer who gave the only bad review and we would recommend this place to anyone. It was excellently appointed, clean and contained everything and more we needed for our stay, the airconditioning worked perfectly! We can only think she didn't like the character and period feel of this place which is one of the reasons we absolutely loved.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 9 apartments situated inside a typical Florentine downtown villa built in 1860 by the ancestors of the present owners when Florence was preparing to become the capital of Italy (1865-71). The villa has hosted foreign artists and scholars. The villa' s beautiful wide terrace faces Porta Romana which is situated near the entrance of Boboli Gardens and the walls of Michelangelo Buonarroti. The entire building has been completely renovated in 2005 and divided into 9 independent units (6 one-bedroom apartments and 3 studios). All the apartments are fully equipped, completely independent with their own private entrance, bedroom, living room, kitchen area and bathroom with shower. Underground parking available upon reservation. ... more less
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