So I have used trip advisor for years to look at reviews of places I was going, normally after i had already booked the place. However, when planning our trip to Europe last May I was overwhelmed by the number of choices so I used the reviews on trip advisor to find a place in Florence, and we ended up choosing Residenza Il Vil1ino.
Our stay there was amazing!!! So amazing, that I actually signed up for an account cause I felt the need to pay forward the helpful info I had gleaned from other trip advisor members. Sergio,Elizabeth and Lorenzo were all great, they absolutely made us feel at home. It was our favorite place we stayed during our trip. It is not a fancy, five star, or Ritzy type place, instead it offers a home away from home where you are left feeling like you are living like a local as my husband would say.
The rooms were clean, well furnished, and very comfortable. The location could not have been better as it was about a 5 minute walk to the Duomo, the courtyard was beautiful, and the breakfast was convenient and delicious. We were traveling with my in-laws, my brother, and my husband's sister, making a total of 6 in our group; we had read in the Rick Steve's book that they had a family room that was a 2 room suite that could accommodate up to 6 people and after emailing Sergio we were able to book that for our stay. I think it actually can hold 7 people, but either way it was spacious and worked out perfect for us; my in-laws took the private room while the "kids" (we range in age from 26-31) all slept in the big room.
Everyone there was very helpful, and went out of their way to make sure you were comfortable. The also acted as great resources for tips and information on local customs. I wouldn't think of staying anywhere else if we go back to Florence.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fiftheen Century Property located in the Historical City Centre,among Archeological Museum and Galleria dell'Accademia. Rooms are equipped with private bath with hairdryer, heating, A/C,refrigerator,free ADSL internet connection, and are facing the inner courtyard, far away from the street. Property directly managed by the owner family. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residenza Il Villino Hotel Florence