This is based purely on the room we were allocated at the B&B, because we did not see any of the other rooms.
We had originally booked to stay at a different B&B, however we were placed here several weeks before our arrival. No explanation given as to why. We arrived after catching a very early train from Rome. The receptionist was accommodating and allowed us to leave our baggage in reception and advised us that she would arrange for our room to be cleaned first so it would be ready within 2 hours.
When we arrived back at the B&B the room was ready, much to our relief as we were looking forward to an afternoon snooze before exploring Florence. Unfortunately, the room was smelly, was dark, dingy, small and damp. Subsequently we fought extreme fatigue and took ourselves straight back out as we couldn't bare to spend a moment longer in the room. I dropped my phone on the floor as we were leaving. I'm fairly certain that the floor hadn't been cleaned for quite sometime as there was a collection of hair and dirt swept under the bed. I swiftly antibacterial wiped my phone!
Although we had booked to stay for 2 nights, we managed 1 night. I awoke to find my partner booking alternative accommodation at 6.30am. We spoke to the owner later in the morning to inform him that we would be checking out and we explained the reasons for our decision. His response was that we had be given a single room (although there was a double bed in the room) and we could be moved to a different room. At this stage I was wondering why we had been placed in a 'single' room when there were double rooms available. None of it made any sense!
My partner explained that we had already booked another room at a different hotel because we were not willing to take the chance that the other rooms at the B&B would be any improvement on the one we had already stayed in and we were not prepared to risk sleeping in another damp bed and smelly room for yet another evening.
Long and short of it is this; if you are handed the keys to room number 2 at B&B Abatjour.....hand them back and ask for a different room.
The location of the B&B is poor (I could wave to people on the trains passing the room window) and the breakfast is a joke.
On a lighter note and the only plus side to the location is that there is a delightful patisserie on the corner that does an amazing coffee!
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