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“Warm, welcoming, and wonderful” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Casa Rabatti

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Casa Rabatti
Ranked #218 of 653 Florence B&B and Inns
Varese, Lombardia, Italy
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Warm, welcoming, and wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

Marcella was a wonderful hostess - she treated my friend and I just like her own grandsons. We arrived later than expected, and she was even waiting up for us, with a room ready. The room itself was very large, and had a separate partition each for my friend and I. Total, there were 4 beds (1 double, 3 single) in the room, along with 1 couch. The facilities were very clean and felt just like being at home. All this for 25€ per person per night.

And, in the AM, we woke up to some fresh caffe and biscotti, and a hug to see us out the door.

Wonderful experience :)

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Jason S
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

This family little place take five points because the wonderful hostess Marcela , it's just like arriving at home ! The rooms are nice , clean and spacious , the hotel is only 5 blocks from train station , and you get the pleasure to meet Marcella!

Room Tip: Reserve with plenty of time the room with private bathroom
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Jessy593
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Atlanta,Georgia,USA
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97 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

Marcella is the perfect hostess and went over and above to make our stay comfortable and memorable. We enjoyed staying in a real Florence apartment. We stayed in the room facing the street, there were 4 of us, a queen bed and two singles and our own bathroom with tub and shower. The big market is right down the street, and we walked to most sights. Her apartment is close to the main railroad station. We walked to and from the station also. Many restaurants around in the area, so eating was easy. Rick Steves recommends her apartment and she has loads of pictures and notes from him.

Room Tip: There are two rooms that face the street, one has a queen bed and shared bath and the other is the o...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Miser
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

Casa Rabatti is a fantastic value and when you include Marcella - the friendliest Florentine grandma as hostess - it can be such a special treat. Our family of five stayed here for two nights in May 2013 and loved it. We stayed in the largest room (for 5) with an en suite bathroom. Marcella is so welcoming and friendly, she makes you feel as if you are part of her extended family - it made our stay in Florence very special.

However, as other reviews have stated, if you want a typical hotel catering attitude - don't stay here. A stay in Casa Rabatti is a stay in someone's home and Marcella is very welcoming, but she is not running a hotel. This type of stay is not for everyone - but it is very wonderful for those looking for a welcoming, Florentine relative.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank kimmichelaz
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Orlando, Florida
Level Contributor
55 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2013 via mobile

Mama Marcella is basically like staying at your friend/grandmas house so if your looking for a hotel that caters to you don't stay here. Marcella is great she always welcome you morning and night for a kiss and to see how your day is. She cleans outside the building and sweeps the sidewalk even though she doesn't need to. She made dinner reservations for
Me and provided
Me with a map of the city and told me all the must try's. she really is like having your very own Italian grandma. The place is super clean and in a great easy and safe location. We walked clear across
Town in 20 Mins max. I would
Highly recommend staying here! Great prices too :)

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Jessica C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2013 via mobile

Marcella was the best hostess! Very kind and warm, staying here made us feel like we had our own Italian mother! Walkable to the main attractions in Florance this worked as a great base for us while we explored. It was our first time in Italy and we could not come back to Florance without coming back here.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank AspenConeja
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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2013

We absolutely loved our stay at Casa Rabatti. In fact, this may have been the highlight of our trip. It was really cold and rainy in Florence during our stay, but the warmth offered to us from Marcella more than compensated for this. She was so incredibly sweet and instantly charming and loving. We felt incredibly lucky to have stumbled upon these accommodations. We had plenty of room to spread out (in fact, it was probably the biggest place of our entire trip) and found that the bed was incredibly comfortable. We found that we didn't have any problems communicating with Marcella, and she was an incredibly helpful tour guide, helping us find a laundromat, nice restaurant, and other sites in the city. She even made our reservations for the Accademia Gallery and the Uffizi Gallery. We had to hand wash some clothes while we were there, and upon arriving home after a day of sight-seeing, we came home to our clothes hanging over the heat vents to dry out quicker. These little niceties were so welcome to weary travelers. We already plan on staying with Marcella again on our next visit and would highly recommend staying at Casa Rabatti to ANY prospective Florence Traveler.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank David E
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Property: Casa Rabatti
Address: 48 Via San Zanobi, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
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Ranked #218 of 653 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Casa Rabatti Hotel Florence

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