DO NOT STAY HERE unless you want to go home with flees, bed bugs. We booked to stay here for 2 nights, just for somewhere to sleep. Once arriving in Florence, we could not find the plac. as previuisky mentioned in one of the other reviews, 'the area looked very dubious'. once we found the place, there was no name above the door or displayed anywhere on the property, windows all boarded up and the building itself looked derelict. We rang the bell outside and the door opened. We stepped into a very, dark, smelly hallway. Took us a while to find the light switch. We didn't have a clue where to go so knocked on the first door we found. An angry Italian shouted through the wooden door, GO AWAY (swore, angrily in Italian) - 3rd floor and sounded like he threw something at the door from the inside. By this time I was starting to feel apprehensive, we began to climb up the narrow, steep stairs with luggage towards the 3rd floor. Once there, again no sign of anyone or in fact, anything! A door was open on the 3rd floor, we entered after knocking to find a young girl (around 16 years old) sat on a chair. Tge girl didnt dpesk and She took us up some more stairs to show us our room. I'm not sure where to start with describing this room!!! To enter the room, it had a sliding door. The lock did not work. Looking inside the room, the size was no bigger than 6 x 10 ft. In this was a very small double bed, corner 2 ring cooker, fridge underneath, and a pole for a wardrobe. Towards the back a 2 foot square for a shower with toilet underneath. To say the least, it was tiny. I did think, it's compact but guess it worked utilising the space. However, the smell of drains, bad egg hits you as soon as the sliding door was opened. There was no electiticity and when the girl turned it back on, the electiticity switched off again. The girl explained, it happens if someone is using the electiticity....!!!! On closer inspection, there was water all over the floor of this very compact room, again the girl said it was coming from the fridge and will dry out eventually? This water was at least one inch thick!!! After the girl left us in this room for a few moments to try and sort out the electiticity, I glanced at the bed and closely inspected the sheets and pillows, there was urine and diarrheor stains (and other stains I'd rather not mention). I pulled back the sheets and found the mattress to have the same stains. This was when I was bit. I then began to notice flees jumping. At this point my son had been sitting on the bed (nowhere else to move basically) and he had been bit several times. It was then when i realised there was no way we could stay in this room. I picked up our suitcases and fled from the room. i found the girl leaving the property, i was surprised, as i thought she was sorting the electricity. i told her i was unhappy with the room, she said, 'You get what you pay for!" and left us staring at her open-mouthed in astonishment. I tried to call the manager but no reply.. As I previously said - DO NOT STAY AT THIS PLACE .....
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