Resildence San Niccolo advertising is very mis-leading indeed as it would appear they have two types of accommodation available 1st the actual Apartment building it self as shown in the photos on the website and the 2nd be in a very old building on the opposite side of the car park with two separate apartments that is opened up by a narrow doorway to become a 2 bedroom apartment.
We saw one ground floor apartment through the window of one room as it was being cleaned and appeared very modern,clean and what I expected to get for the price I paid per night. Unfortunately for us, as we had booked a two bedroom apartment we were allocated the 2nd choice and OMG!!! I could understand and would have accepted what we got if we had paid HALF of what I had paid for our 6 night stay. In choosing a 4 star Apartment building I was expecting 4 star accommodation - at the very least 3 star but what we given was only worthy of half a star.
The apartments we were in are as I said located on the far side of the car park and is a very old two story building we where on the ground floor. The apartments and its contents are very old. Fortunately as it was two separate single apartments we had two bathrooms as we could only use one bathroom - the shower in one of the bathrooms was so small we couldn't use. The reason for staying in an apartment was that we cook our own meals although there was plenty of crockery, cutlery, pots & pans and the small fridge was big enough. The 2 burner stove is a joke as you can only use one burner at a time which made it impossible to cook even a simple meal.
Also I had booked a two bedroom apartment with two beds plus a foldout bed but on arrival only the two beds were made up. On asking about the foldout bed being made up - I actually had to insist on it and then when the care taker and his wife came to make it up it was very clear that they were not at all happy about having to make it up. The male care taker was extremely rude and abrupt with me on each occasion our paths crossed EXCEPT when one my sons was with me ( aged 21 & 18 ) was with me then he was rather polite.
The worst thing of all about our stay was the SMELL in one of the apartments that started on the 3rd night of our stay - honestly it was like having a chain smoker in each room. I asked to be moved as my youngest son is an Asthmatic but was informed they were fully booked due to it being men's fashion week.. The receptionist advised that the smell was very unusual and had not been reported before - mmmmmm we were not convinced. We were simply advised to turn the heaters off at night and were given a can of air freshener - neither of these two things made the slightest difference and was not a good combination with an Asthmatic as each night the smell got worse.
SO I do not and would not recommend a stay at Residence San Niccolo Florence - my tip would be to look elsewhere.
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