The best thing going for this place is its cleanliness (which should be a given at any establishment). We arrived here after spending some time in Belgium and Germany, and wow, what a contrast. The hostess (I believe she is from the Czech Republic) was not the least bit knowledgeable about the bus schedule (even though there was a bus stop right outside the front door), or restaurants in the area. Also, she was just simply overbearing and talked far too much. I couldn't eat my breakfast (which, might I add, consisted of some crackers, crappy fruit juice, and yogurt) without her talking to me about something. Normally I would welcome a hostess' friendliness, but with this woman it was just plain obnoxious. I always felt like she was talking down to us, too, which we definitely did not appreciate.
The location was another disappointment. Yes, there are bus stops all around the area, but they are very confusing and very unreliable (many are late or run on different schedules on different days of the week, etc.) Coming from Belgium and Germany, where transportation is so efficient and affordable, this was a huge disappointment. We ended up walking to the city center each day, which was fine, but we ended up regretting not just spending a little more to stay right in the middle of the action. It would have saved us a lot of time and energy.
If you do end up staying here, I highly recommend doing your research beforehand (on bus schedules, restaurants, bars, etc.) Also, DO NOT purchase breakfast. 5 euros a day per person for mediocre snack food. There are a couple of pastry shops/convenient stores in the area. Spend your money there.
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- The very new B&B Sognando Firenze, created in 2009, is situated on the first floor of an early 20th century building, on the slopes of the Piazzale Michelangelo hill with the David by Michelangelo, just a few steps from the heart of Old Town.Our B&B is composed of 6 double/twin rooms; in each room we can add single beds. The rooms are bright with high ceilings, typical of buildings of historical interest. All rooms have a private bathroom with shower, TV, heating and air conditioning, wi-fi. ... more less
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