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The Black Sheep Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #120 of 640 Florence B&B and Inns
Singapore, Singapore
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“home away from home”
Reviewed 28 April 2013

great experience at the black sheep. The decor was excellent and most of all Donatello was a charming host with lots of advises and tips for his guests. The rooms were huge and not like other hotels...Really enjoyed our 5 nights there:-) want to return with my hubby!

Room Tip: Ensuite bathrooms are the best:-)
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2013

We had a really fun stay in Florence and Donatello was great to chat to and very helpful with everything, from helping with luggage to organic breakfasts. The place is spotless and we were fortunate to have the whole apartment to ourselves for the 2 nights that we spent in Florence.

All the other positive comments about proximity to the train and bus station are true. Go there and enjoy the experience!!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 4 Contributor
10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2013

I don't think I can add more to the reviews posted here. Not one bad word and every bit as true. Of you read my other reviews you will know that I have complete faith in TA reviews...and This place did not disappoint. To sum up the important things to consider:

Near central train station
Clean rooms
Fantastic host
Updated facilities
Did I say clean bathrooms! most important.
Wifi available
Across police station

What more do you look for? I was at first scared of what I might find because I'm not used to B & Bs but it's just as good, even better than a hotel.

Four of us stayed here and we occupied two rooms and I can say both are unique and exceptionally comfortable. We loved the hospitality so much, we even gave Donatello a parting gift of a guest book to remember everyone who stayed there. He has excellent recommendations in food and day trips. Be sure to make this your stop in Florence!

Room Tip: Choose those that have clean bathrooms ...look at traveller photos
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
2 reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2013

It is our 'virgin' trip to Europe and Florence, the beautiful city of the arts is eventually one on the list. And to add on, we came across this B&B in tripadvisor. It was located in a very GOOD location. Just 5 minutes walk from Firenze train station! And for those who are pretty worried about coming back late nights from your daytrips or outings, rest assured that the central police station is conveniently located next door. Good security huh!

Though the unit is on the top floor, upon arrival, we were greeted by Donatello who helped us with our heavy luggages. The rooms were tastefully and perfectly done up by himself and very spacious too. We decided to be a little bit different and chosen the room with 2 single beds. Best time to avoid hub's snoring for 2 nights...LOL!!!

We felt bad that Donatello had to drive all the way from his countryside home to arrive early and prepare breakfast for us. Reason being we need to catch an early train to Montevarchi. He even accompanied us to purchase our train tickets. That touches us most.

He is very informative and never stops giving us all the valuable infos. From places of attractions, good restaurants and the dos and don'ts in Florence. Btw, Donatello, we like Ostaria dei Centopoveri very much! We even met Claudia and Cesare whom we made frens during our stay there. They were helping us with our Venice trip though. With very minimal knowledge in English language, we had an interesting communication by using google translator. So peeps, language is never a barrier.

All we can say is we loved the place very much and really feel at home.

Thanks again Donatello for the superb hospitality and as what you've mentioned, we will definitely come back to our 2nd home again :)

So peeps, why the wait and stop considering cos The Black Sheep B&B is definitely the best place to stay in Florence.


Alfred & Maria
Sin City

Maria & Alfred

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 March 2013

We were referred by our friend who stayed there before.

As you know, it's very hard to find a decent and clean hotel in Europe.
You need to pay a lot of money to stay in a very nice place.

I really have to recommend this place. Amazing hidden gem in Florence.
no.1 it is clean.

We stayed in their master bedroom. And loved it!
It was spacious.

What made the stay special is the host, Donatello.

Charming guy and very helpful and gave us a lot of recommendations what to do in the city.

He cooked for us in the morning for breakfast.

So the whole experience it is like staying in your friend's home.

The only downside is probably, the inn is located in 3rd floor walked up apartment.
It's quite difficult for big luggage.

Usually Donatelo wil help you to carry the luggage.

I would recommend anyone to stay at this place.
Convenient location, clean, and most importantly is good value for your money compare to other expensive places

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Grimsby, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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Reviewed 30 October 2012

From Donatello’s excellent communications in planning our visit to his assistance in arranging transportation to the Airport, we felt welcome. Centrally located in the heart of Florence, with easy access to all major attractions as well as the train station, The Black Sheep B&B is the perfect place to stay when visiting Florence.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2012

A wonderful base to explore Florence. We stayed for 3 nights in spotless and very comfortable accomodation. Located just a 5 min walk from the train staion and an easy walk to the sights, museums and galleries. We had heavy cases and although we hadnt realised the apartment was on the 3rd floor, Donatello greeted us and insisted on carrying our cases up the stairs. The apartment was exactly as the photos show and Donatello was a great host asking what time we would like breakfast ,where the most amazing organic croissants were served and also helped us by recommending where to eat and where to avoid. We would recommend this great accom to anyone visiting Florence.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Property: The Black Sheep Bed and Breakfast
Address: Via della Scala 53, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
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Ranked #120 of 640 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
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Number of rooms: 2
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