I think Rick Steeves said something like that in his notes on Bellevue House. My husband and I found just that during our stay at Bellevue from September 27th- October 1st, 2013. The family/owners are so welcoming, warm and helpful...and with one of them always on the premises we felt very secure. It was a pleasure to come back to our large comfy room after a busy day sightseeing- Luciano gave us lots of advice in this respect along with maps and directions when we arrived. They gave us helpful tips on where to eat, shop and Allesandro was up bright and early to carry our bags down to the taxi which he called for us at 5 am the day of our departure.The only room available for our first 2 nights was the one with the private bathroom across the hall- and that was fine- but when another large suite with ensuite became available we were moved to that. It was just super, lots of room and nice updated bathroom, good bed. The room faced the street but the double glazed windows and shutters made it nice and quiet at night. Susy was a wonderful hardworking hostess as well. Rooms were always nicely made up and included soap, shampoo, hairdryer and an electric kettle with selections of teas and coffees so we had something hot to start the day with. A little fridge for our wine and beer as well.
We would definitely recommend this B&B for it's location as well. No super views, but close to the train and bus station which was ideal for older backpackers like us who used the local transportation system.It is also handy to all the special museums and historic sights.
If we return to Florence this is where we will stay. The family made it a home away from home.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Guest House close to Santa Maria Novella Square opposite the famous Pharmacy-museum. The property is on the last (3rd) floor of a nice 15th Century Palace (Palazzo Riblet-Bargagli-Petrucci). We do not have a lift, but we are always happy to help guests carrying heavy luggage up the stairs. All our rooms are equipped with AC, TVSAT, electronic safe, electric kettle with several types of teas, free WiFi, hairdryer in all rooms. First-class linen and quality toiletries in the bathrooms. We can book museums on request. Each room has its own special quiet ambiance and name: "Fiorenza", "Ginevra", "Sofia", "Manila", "Victoria", "Carolina". ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bellevue House b&b
- Bellevue House Hotel Florence