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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Florence, Tuscany

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VandM_Tra...
Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best location, great hosts.”
Reviewed 10 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017
1
person found this review helpful

This beautiful old house is a short walk from everything you will want to visit and the station. Hosts recommended great restaurants and advice on shopping.

The apartment is elegant in an old world sense. In a city full of tourists it was blissful to walk through the door of an evening and feel the surrounding peace.

There is no noise from the street. Enjoyed the wine downstairs.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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lynda706
Doncaster, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Ideal/ restful / beautiful”
Reviewed 8 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017
2
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This apartment is perfectly placed to visit all the sights you might possibly want to visit. On the Main Street but as soon as you step inside the traffic and heat are left behind and life becomes tranquil, cool and calm inside this fabulous apartment. Modern it is not! But it has everything you would need. The large rooms and corridors, full of antiques, are delightful. It is surrounded by excellent bars ( the owners bar round the corner is not to be missed), and restaurants. Julia is helpful and lives upstairs should you need advice! Take the advice, we did, and had the most marvellous time.

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10 Jun 2017
Thank you so much for your review! You perfectly described the essence of our apartment. We are happy that you enjoyed your time in Florence!
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Joannethr...
Kennewick, Washington, USA
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic accommodations and location!”
Reviewed 24 March 2017 for a stay in March 2017
2
people found this review helpful

This apartment was perfect for us! Everything we needed... less then a five minute walk to the train station, (which we used several time during our 10 day stay. Cab pick up is also at the train station), walking distance to must sees, grocery store just down the block on the way to and from the train station, safe area. We took the train to Rome for an over night stay. It was great because we kept the apartment and just packed a backpack for the overnight stay. The apartment was our base. We walked every where and only used a cab once during our stay other then going to and from the airport. Don't hesitate, book this apartment, you won't regret it. Ciao! :0)

Your age range 50-64
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Reviewed 21 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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Tracey L
Nottingham
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Step into history in an amazing place in a marvellous location”
Reviewed 31 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
6
people found this review helpful

It's always a bit scary making a holiday rental, because the photos can be very forgiving to a place that's got problems and even on Trip Advisor, this rental didn't have many reviews, but in this case, we picked a winner. Arriving, we followed the clear instructions to the location and found ourselves in front of a huge palazzo door. Buzzed into the large lower hall, we met the couple who own the building, who directed us up the grand staircase to a little door in the wall. As we had some 6 foot plus members in the party, they had to duck to get in, so we were relieved to find this doorway led to a wonderful suite of rooms that is significantly larger than our own house!

The apartment is part of a large palazzo and the antique furniture and fittings and many original artworks certainly made us feel as if we were getting a taste of the Florentine high life. The older elements don't mean you have to live in the past though, as the kitchen is well stocked with modern equipment to complement its antique furniture and sink. The wifi works well and has good coverage, there's a modern flat-screen tv with satellite channels, modern music player that takes iPods and disks and there is a very effective air conditioner in the main bedroom. With a well organised bathroom and second toilet, it was very comfortable for our family group of 4. It worked especially well as there is a sofa-bed in the large downstairs room that leads onto the garden courtyard, and another lovely room with queen-sized bed and an adjoining light-well large enough for a seating and table area amongst greenery. With 2 high-status rooms to choose from, there was no bickering from the two teens in the party about who had the best one, and all of us found our beds comfortable. Apart from the air conditioner, fans in various rooms served to keep the place cool in up to 36C heat, though the building itself is designed to stay fairly cool, and the light well and another open interior area (with a handy washing machine) mean that opening a few doors can quickly create a cooling breeze.

The location of the apartment is also fantastic - it's literally 5 minutes walk from the station which made it perfect for us as we arrived by train. Also, being close to the corner of Santa Maria Novella Piazza, we were just a short walk away from all the main sites and able to enjoy the rose-filled (and scented) piazza in the evenings with some excellent buskers and an even more excellent artisan ice-cream parlour on the corner. But even being in the middle of things, the construction and layout of the apartment make it quiet and peaceful. Our hosts provided great advice on places to eat and shop, and left us with some useful guides and their own notes to help us remember their top tips.

Obviously the apartment isn't set up for anyone who finds stairs difficult, and there are a few of the kind of uneven floor levels that come with older buildings. It's also not the kind of place you'd want to take boisterous youngsters, as the owners make clear, because there are a lot of things that could get broken. But if you have a group who are can make it up one flight of stair, aren't out to dance on tables, and are interested in staying in an authentic Florentine palazzo, this will provide a wonderfully memorable experience.

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Liked best: The ambience + amazingly well located.
Liked least: We didn't mind the August temperatures, but choose a different time to visit if you don't like the heat.
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Chef01201...
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
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“LOTS OF SPACE,QUIET AND CENTRAL TO EVERYTHING.”
Reviewed 28 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We arrived at the SMN train station from Rome and walked to the apartment as it is close to the station.Julie the co-owner met us at the agreed time to hand over the keys and do an orientation on the apartment.
We found the apartment to be very comfortable,secure and spacious with all the amenities we required.
The apartment is very close to all the major sightseeing, shops,bus and train stations.We would make use of this apartment the next time we are in Florence.

Travelling group: Extended Family
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mikkikay
Lake Stevens, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Location, lots of room”
Reviewed 14 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014
5
people found this review helpful

The location across from the Church Santa Maria Novello was Fantastic. This apartment was also very close to the train station which facilitated our day trip to Siena. There were more stairs than we anticipated and consequently did not use the downstairs lounge and patio. Also, there had been a hail storm with a lot of rain a couple of days before our arrival and it was a bit musty smelling. downstairs. The apartment is large and roomy and Peter and Julia are very helpful in explaining all the appliances. There is a washer and a dishwasher which is wonderful to have on vacation. We were in the apartment for four days before our tour started and it was great to be able to wash a load of clothes before we continued with our vacation.

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Liked best: the space and the location
Liked least: the long narrow stairway to the downstairs lounge and patioi
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 65+
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Recommended for:
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