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B&B Il Palagetto Guest House
Ranked #57 of 675 Florence B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“A lovely place to stay”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

This is an ideal place to stay if you are arriving by car as we did. Just outside the old city but easy walking distance and really peaceful and quiet. In fact it is much nicer being south of the river and we felt like we got more of a taste of the locals Florence than being stuck in the middle of the tourist area.
We were given so many tips and advice that we didn't need our guidebook any more, and it was all great advice - thanks so much for that! We felt like we got extra special treatment as we were on our honeymoon, so that was lovely too!
The breakfast was delicious, and it felt nice to share that with the other few visitors that were there. Nice lounge area to relax in and access to the kettle to make tea any time - which is a big plus for me in a hotel!
Our room felt a little dark which was a shame as its supposed to be the best one! But it had a lovely bed and felt private.
Overall a lovely place to stay.

Room Tip: I think that the rooms on the North side may be lighter (cheaper too).
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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rouge01, Proprietario at B&B Il Palagetto Guest House, responded to this review, 14 October 2013
Dear Sarah
we are delighted that you and your husband have had a very pleasant stay at the Palagetto on the occasion of your honeymoon, and we are happy that you enjoyed our special surprise (a good bottle of Chianti for a romantic toast) .
We are so sorry that you have found the room Gingko, by far the most beautiful of our Guest House, a little too shady, but it was enough to open the shutters of the two large windows (which you have always kept closed) to enter the sun! In any case, we are delighted that your stay was enjoyable, even if you wanted to penalize us with 4 dots out of 5 for your mistake (the one that you have not opened the windows and enjoyed the beautiful Italian sunshine ).
Best wishes from Florence
Tiziana, Ruggero
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

Nice guesthouse, a bit outside of Florence but certainly walking distance or a short bus ride. The guesthouse has lots of personality, offers charming rooms, and serves a delicious breakfast every morning. The staff is very helpful.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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rouge01, Proprietario at B&B Il Palagetto Guest House, responded to this review, 14 October 2013
Dear Guest
we are very happy you had a pleasent stay in our Guest House: we hope to see you again in occasion of your next trip in Florence !
All the best
Ruggero & Tiziana
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

I stayed in a lovely single room. It was exceptionally clean and in my room I had all these little things one could wish for to feel oneself comfortably - kettle, drinking water, reading lamp, dressing gown (toilet and shower situate in a corridor and is shared but thanks to this gown it's not a problem using it even in the night), enough hangers, switches close to bed so you don't have to go out of the bed to turn off the light, bedside space to put your book and mobile, etc. Breakfast was really something to wait for in the mornings with fresh and very good cappuccino and cake slices (things I enjoyed the most). Bed mattress and pillows are comfortable enough, and it's quiet during the night so you can sleep your window open. And there was more - little things which made you feel cared for and important for the hosts - I don't reveal it all so you could have some surprises as I had during my stay.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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rouge01, Proprietario at B&B Il Palagetto Guest House, responded to this review, 26 September 2013
Dear Guest
we are very pleased that his stay at the Palagetto was perfect!
we put all our efforts to make the rooms more comfortable and cozy. The kettle and selection of teas and infusions is a small plus we provide free of charge to our guests, because you really feel like at home!
All the best
Tiziana & Ruggero
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

I also booked Il Palagetto because of its great reviews and I was not disappointed. Tiziana and Ruggero were great hosts and did everything possible to make my stay a pleasant one. The house is beautifully decorated with personal touches that make it a' home from home'. There is a lovely lounge area where you could sit, relax, read or admire the views of Florence. It is situated in a quiet residential area over the river with plenty of bars and restaurants near by and a 20 minute leisurely walk to the historic centre. It is a lovely relaxing place to stay and I look forward to staying there again on my next trip to Florence.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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rouge01, Proprietario at B&B Il Palagetto Guest House, responded to this review, 26 September 2013
Dear Guest
We are very happy to have spent a great stay at the Palagetto and in particular has enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere of our house: we do everything we can to keep our guests feel like at home!
Kindest regards
Ruggero
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Booked this B&B based on the positive reviews here in TP and glad we did! We (myself+wife+infant) enjoyed our stay in this lovely and cozy guest house. The owners, Tiziana and Ruggero, are both kind and hospitable in the true sense of the words. Tiziana even offered to pick us up in the train station (well, with an infant, logistics bit challenging). She attends to her guests' needs whenever she could - itinerary, museum reservations, bus tickets, and even our laundry! Rooms look exactly as they are in their website - what you see, what you get (well appointed) Located couple of meters from main street, up and down walk was enjoyable (good for your health too!). Situated on other side of river (out of the touristy area), which was a plus. City center just 5-8 mins by bus or 10-15 min by leisure walk. Many thanks Tiziana and Ruggero! Will stay here again for sure. Best regards , Ernie/Les/baby Una (Philippines)

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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rouge01, Proprietario at B&B Il Palagetto Guest House, responded to this review, 26 September 2013
Dear Ernie
I'm very happy you enjoyed your stay in Florence; we do our best to make your stay in Florence as pleasant and relaxing as possible, especially when traveling with a baby can sometimes be challenging and a little bit stressful ... !
Best wishes to you and your beautiful country, the Philippines, we love in a special way (you know why !!)
Tiziana & Ruggero
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

Situated just outside the bustling city centre, the traditional, clean and pretty guest house offered my partner and I a rustic and authentic Florentine experience.

Hosts Tiziana and Rugero can provide in-depth information - and even book on your behalf - for attractions in central Florence. But we often just enjoyed exploring the nearby parks, beautiful streets, piazzas, hidden bars and authentic (considerably cheaper) restaurants in the area surrounding the B&B.

When we did fancy the city centre, though, we always walked the 10-15 minutes there - certainly no need for bus/ taxi. The Florentine streets are an experience in themselves!

Thoroughly enjoyable stay. Delightful and diverse continental breakfast that catered for my vegetarian partner extremely well. Couldn't ask for more.

Hope to stay again soon.

Dan and Georgia.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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rouge01, Proprietario at B&B Il Palagetto Guest House, responded to this review, 26 September 2013
Dear Dan & Georgia,
we would like to thank you very much for your kind review; we are very happy you enjoyed your stay at Il Palagetto GH.
We hope to meet you again in the future !
Kindest regards
Ruggero & Tiziana
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

Recently our family of four stayed at Il Palagetto B&B. Both Tiziana and Rugero were extremely professional and friendly, and very helpful. The room and beds were comfortable, the kids bed was a pull-out sofa but it had quite a bit of space and good mattress. The bathroom was clean and nice. The breakfast was varied and plentiful, Rugero made us cappucinos and fruit salad every morning, in addition to a spread served on the buffet table - pastries, cold cuts, juice, coffee and tea, cereal, plain and fruit yogurt (full fat and low fat)... Best breakfasts we had on this entire trip through Italy! A/C was great help in the hot summer nights.

We booked accommodation right on their web site and Tiziana was available to answer any of our questions and book tours and museum visits for us! Our room was Gingko, it sleeps four and has an en-suite bathroom. Everything was impeccably clean and ready for us. There is a small fridge in the room, A/C and TV. Rugero welcomed us and was ready with maps, recommendations and a whole library of books about Florence and Tuscany. He also explained the bus system in Florence and we used it extensively.

We arrived in Florence by car but parked it in Rugero's private parking for about 24E/day.
Florence has a restricted driving zone that is quite large and penalties are steep if you enter it (100E). This zone is in central Florence but the B&B is just outside the zone, so this was very helpful.

There is free parking available right on the street outside B&B but we saw broken glass from car break-ins in at least three spots so we decided not to risk it... Although the B&B is about 20 minute walk from downtown (it is in a quiet residential area) those 20 minutes can feel quite long in mid-day heat and with kids. Single bus ticket is 1.2E - apparently there are family day passes but we were not able to buy them anywhere - not at bus stops nor the train station....

We had a great time and great stay at this B&B. We would recommend it to anyone, although just keep in mind that it may not necessarily be walking distance to attractions...

Room Tip: The 4-person room as its own bathroom, two person rooms have shared bathrroms...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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rouge01, Proprietario at B&B Il Palagetto Guest House, responded to this review, 2 August 2013
Dear Nina
thank you for your kind review, I'm very happy you enjoyed your stay at Il Palagetto GH !
There is only 2 little mistakes in your review:
1) car parking in our private space costs 18 euro per day (you indicated 24 euro ... maybe you calculated as parking fee also the city tax !); anyway our parking is very cheaper in comparison to the road in the blue stripes (min. 1,50 euro per hour) and it is very safe (closed by gate) !
2) car parking is not allowed in our street, so maybe you're referring to the other streets of the city .
We hope to see you again in the future to enjoy again our fantastic city
All the best
TIziana
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Property: B&B Il Palagetto Guest House
Address: Via di Monte Oliveto 52 | Zona Centro Storico, 50124, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #57 of 675 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — B&B Il Palagetto Guest House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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Nice b&b located in a very quit and safe corner of the old Florence, walking distance from the main monuments of the city. For our Guests: private parking (18 euro per day), Internet wifi (free), touristic library, a/c, living room. ... more   less 
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