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Relais Cavalcanti
Ranked #105 of 653 Florence B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“a very warm welcome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

In June 2014 we stayed 5 nights in Relais Cavalcanti. Our host, Anna, were very welcoming and helpful. The location was perfect and our room was large and comfortable. We didn't have any problem with the noise in the morning.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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154 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

We loved the location, the large, well-decorated rooms, the security, the luxurious common areas and even the common dining/snack room. Also it's very well run even though they're not on call 24 hours a day (make sure you're aware of this if it would be a problem for you). The triple-layered windows - two panes of glass and heavy-duty interior shutters) - keep out the majority of the noise and/or light (if you wish) and the beds are comfortable. They make you feel independent and like you have your own little apartment in the center of the city, yet without the hassles of renting an apartment, though they're more than willing to help you figure out anything you need or answer any questions. It was slightly odd that they didn't have any "no maid service" signs (and if you make your own makeshift English sign and hang it on the door knob without informing the front desk, they will ignore it). Also the maid left our windows open after cleaning the room, which I found a bit odd, but the weather was beautiful at that point so it was fine. We had an amazing time and I would absolutely stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kent England
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

We stayed here in September 2013. It was whilst planning our latest SuperbTrip to Italy for July 2014 that we reminised on our lovely stay here. Central, clean, friendly. We selected a room towards the back of the floor away from the kitchen. Consequently, the room was quiet - despite being near the centre and blissfully dark with the shutters closed. Sleep quality was so good we want to go back to Cavalcanti almost as much for this as for our total love of Florence. Great value. Really impressed.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed two nights in the triple room (Michaelangelo) which is MASSIVE with a double and a single bed and about six feet between them. Very good triple glazing on the windows keeps out almost all the noise from the pub below - we didn't have a problem at all. Air conditioning is very effective at cooling the room down. Bathroom small but with a double shower and kept very clean. Our shower was draining very slowly on day one but we told the staff and it was fixed immediately. There are prepackaged croissants, cakes etc in the dining room - as they say they do not provide a fresh breakfast but it is enough to get you started, and nice to have a drink and a snack in the afternoons. The location is superb, you can walk everywhere! Overall we were very happy with our choice and would stay here again.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

This B&B is very centrally located and with easy walk to most of the Florence attractions. It is very clean and modern internally, with a lift after a few steps up from the street. The advice and help given was marvellous and greatly enhances our two and a half days of stay in Florence. The breakfast room is well equipped, accessible all day, and has a sunny position. We would be very happy to stay there again.

Room Tip: We and our friend both had good rooms with different aspects so we assume they are all good.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chantilly, Virginia
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272 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

Cavalcanti is a centuries old building where the individual rooms are rented to guests. Good thing is the brand name stores like Gucci and Benetton, and attractions like Duomo and Uffizi gallery are only few minutes away. Florence is a walking town anyway. However, if someone is not traveling featherweight or has health issues, there is a long steep staircase to tackle to get to the first floor elevator. There were more steps, all steep, to access our room once out on 3rd floor. Moreover, you will need to contact the staff well in advance of your time of arrival. They are friendly but not on duty early mornings or late evenings. One good thing is they have a self service kitchen open all day with snacks, coffee and fruits. Other hotels should follow the service model, as it is less costly and more convenient to guests. I would recommend this historic building for stay to people traveling light and missing their gym!

Stayed May 2014
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Baton Rouge
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39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

My wife and I spent the first week of May at RC. What a great B&B and great location in Florence! We had a superior room facing the clock tower and right behind the leather market. Our room was right next to the kitchen area and we thought we might have some noise issues. No such problem, never heard a thing.

The room was just as advertised. A bit on the small size, but no problems at all. Great bathroom area. Having the kitchen area open for most of the day with the cookies, juice, rolls, coffee, etc. was great. I made myself coffee every morning. There was also a small frig in our room to keep water cold.

The best part of RC was central location. As we discovered, Florence is a great walking town. You will be very close to all the major attractions and tours. It does not appear that way on Google Maps, but it is. In addition to all the attractions (Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, Duomo, Central Market, etc.) there is great shopping and great restaurants all around.

Upon arrival, we checked in and got a map of the area and locations of suggested restaurants and even the Covad grocery store (think cheap water, limoncello, toiletries, etc.)

Three tips: 1. Across the Ponte Vecchio bridge (which is just blocks from RC), is Mailo pastries and coffee. You will run right into it as you cross the bridge. Best pastries of our entire trip. Even if you have to pay the seating fee, go! (Gelato is average). Coffee is awesome. We got out and walked before everyone was up and stopped at Maioli for cafe and treats. Get out early to walk the city before everyone wakes up e.g. 7 am.

2. You must walk/taxi to Piazza Michelangelo to see and overview of Florence. We went there at sunset. There is a great place to sit out and eat and get the best views and pics. You must go!

3. There are taxi stands at Piazza Republica. Just a few blocks and you can catch a taxi to Piazza Michelangelo or the train station.

Two minor issues, for us. 1.. Beds were comfy, but firm. 2. We had no A/C in early May. They did not turn on until May 15th. But, would stay there again!

Walks of Italy tour of Uffici and I just drive tours are just blocks away.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Relais Cavalcanti
Address: Via Pellicceria 2, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Uffizi
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Ranked #105 of 653 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
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Number of rooms: 4
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