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“The best location in Florence” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Soggiorno Antica Torre

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Soggiorno Antica Torre
Ranked #203 of 653 Florence B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The best location in Florence”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

Others may disagree with me, but I struggle to think of a better location in the city of Florence. The hotel is located inside Piazza della Signoria, next to the Uffizi and Palazzo Vecchio. There are fantastic restaurants and bars within stumbling distance, including some of the top rated places on Tripadvisor. Accademia is a short 15 minute walk, over which you get to see some of the great sites of the city. Ponte Vecchio is 5 minutes away.

The hotel itself is very nice - the staff are quite friendly, the rooms are very large and clean and quiet. The free Wi-Fi is a plus. The one point of difficulty I had was getting access to the place at night when I was first checking in (before I had the key) - there were instructions to dial a number and press a button, which I never did ever figure out and more or less just lucked into it. Minor wrinkle in an otherwise great experience!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Frank D
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AnticaTorre, Responsabile reception at Soggiorno Antica Torre, responded to this review, 9 August 2013
Hello I am Pamela, thank you very much for taking the time for us. In fact our location is really great, being in the center of Old Town! The distances be covered to reach museums, restaurants or just to enjoy the beauties of the city are never more than 20 minutes away on foot. You always have the possibility in a short time and at any time of the day to come back to own room to rest or lay the shopping done. There is absolutely no need to move by any means, but all can be covered on foot.
Thank you for talking about our automated system that is completely independent for access to the room at check-in. During the morning the front desk is open and staff welcome guests. The afternoon service at the reception is closed, since our structure is a B&B, but we don’t obstruct access to the room booked. No need to call anyone to get open, but everything is done directly by the guest in complete freedom when you arrive. In fact, at the time of booking will be provided a personal code for your reservation period, to be used to access your room on arrival. In this way everyone can get at the time you prefer with no special arrangements with the staff of the facility.
I hope to meet you again
Regards
Pamela & Costanza
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Victoria, Canada
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28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2013

Summary: Great location. Great Value. Great service. I can't recommend better.

Checkin: It's oddly daunting walking up to what amounts to an unmarked door in between a bunch of restaurants in the middle of a tourist square. Happily, the booking voucher includes pictures. Once we got there our room was ready(apprx 11am) and they guessed my name before I showed or said anything.

Location: Look at a map. It is amazing.

Room: Large, well ventillated, and well designed. I believe we had their lowest level room but we had a comfortable bed, flatscreen tv, and the bathroom had a bathtub. Can't really ask for more.

Service: This is often said in the reviews for this property but the people are wonderful. They made great recommendations and were always smiling.

Value: Italy in may is not cheap. But I felt the price I paid was well in line, even slightly less, then comparable other options I've researched and I felt the price I paid was a good value for the service provided.

Conclusion: I'd happily stay here again and have no hesitation recommending the Soggiorno Antica Torre to others.

Room Tip: The room descriptions are very accurate on their website.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank marktodandtravel
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AnticaTorre, Responsabile reception at Soggiorno Antica Torre, responded to this review, 5 June 2013
Dear customer,
we are very happy with the positive reviews that you have expressed to us and that you have no hesitation recommending the Soggiorno Antica Torre to others. It’s a pleasure for us to know that we have taken part in making special the stay of our guests.
Having no particular indications outside the front door, is very important for us to be as clear as possible in describing our right position. In any case, put a plate more visible on the outside of our B&B is one of our next priority, but several authorizations are required by the municipality of Florence, in order to affix signs on the historical buildings of the city.
About the location, it can only be a source of pride for us, to be located in one of the most beautiful squares in Italy. In this we have no merit and we are certainly helped by the beauty of the city where we reside.
Regarding the rooms we have tried to remain as faithful as possible to the Renaissance style of Florence (in the use of fabrics and patterns and choice of furniture), but wishing provide our guests with all the comforts of '"modern era."
As Staff, our goal is to welcome our guest kindly and professionally, but always creating a friendly and warm atmosphere.
In May, in the historic and artistic cities, is considered high season, but we always try to offer a service in line with our prices.
We would be very happy to host you again in our hotel and in the beautiful city of Florence.

Best regards
Pamela & Costanza
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Florence
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013

Great stay in the middle of everything. Expect more of a B&B Experience with little in the way of services but you really don't need them as everything you could need is right outside. Also very affordable given the central location.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Ryan T
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AnticaTorre, Responsabile reception at Soggiorno Antica Torre, responded to this review, 9 May 2013
Dear customer thank you very much for your words and your review. We appreciate the time you have dedicated to us. We are very little reception facility, only 6 rooms, and we are a B&B type. But we try to give to our guests the best help that we can. Our reception desk is open all morning and we can book museums, restaurants, Florence and Chianti (country side) tours, we have room service for breakfast (all morning without stop time), we have in the reception desk a computer and a printer available 24 hours for our guests. We offer free way WiFi connection. Also we staff are available for advice on what to visit in the city rather than where to find stores or supermarkets or other useful information.
I hope you can return soon in Florence so you can explore the city and enjoy its beauty. I hope I can help you for the next tour in florence.

Regards
Pamela
Soggiorno Antica Torre
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Kloten, Switzerland
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2013

Soggiorno Antica Torre is located right in the center of the old town within walking distance to museums, restaurants and all the other attractions. Very clean and spacious rooms. We fully appreciated the excellent service and the friendly and helpful staff. We can highly recommend the Soggiorno Antica Torre.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Hanspeter S
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AnticaTorre, Responsabile reception at Soggiorno Antica Torre, responded to this review, 9 May 2013
Dear Customer I'm Pamela, thank you very much for your review it was really appreciated! Our strong point is cleanliness. In fact, in the entire property having the parquet floor, we have an even greater care. We staff always try to help our guests so as to enjoy Florence even for a short stay..

Thank you for choosing our hotel, I hope to meet you again
Regards
Pamela
Soggiorno Antica Torre
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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2013

More than you can dream! Just imagine: open the window and see Plazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vechio! Just around the corner (really, the corner), it is Pitti (yes, the museum).
Rooms are very clean! A wonderful family who cares for tourists! Pamela was every day smiling to us, and helping with advises for best visits in Florence. Our family spent a few days in June 2012, a dream holiday!
Yessss, oh yes, if God wants, one day we will knock again at the door of Soggiorno Antica Torre, if I'll be able to climb the stairs (not elevator up to the first floor)
Thanks from Montreal! We are sorry to late in writing, but we hope that you'll remember: never too late!

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

FROM CANADA WITH THE BEST MEMORIES AND WISHES!!

RMDZ

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Radu F
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AnticaTorre, Responsabile reception at Soggiorno Antica Torre, responded to this review, 28 March 2013
Hello I am Pamela, of course I remember you! More family friendly and a beautiful house in Canada (remember through Google Maps?). I am very glad that you did this review, you have been very kind and very generous in the description of our B & B, unfortunately you are right the lift does not reach the ground floor but it will take 30 steps to reach it. The building where Antica Torre is located was built in 800 AD (not in 1800 but in 800!) and so it was very difficult to modernize it with a lift. I am glad to have been of help for your visit of Florence and of course, that you can return. Rather I can not wait to see you all three together! I also hope one day I can come and visit you in Canada and enjoy the beautiful city in which you live. A greeting and a hug from Florence.
Pamela
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Lyon, France
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2012

Soggiorno Antica Torre is a hotel literally on what I believe is the most beautiful piazza in Florence. The family that run the hotel speak very good english, put in alot of extra effort and are just an incredibly nice Italian Family. I would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to stay in Firenze. Rooms are spacious, clean and have a real old world luxurious feel. The suite is especially great with a view of the piazza. 5 stars!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank Tom H
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AnticaTorre, Responsabile reception at Soggiorno Antica Torre, responded to this review, 4 December 2012
Dear customer, we are very happy with your wonderful review, we can only be satisfied when we can make your stay special for our customers. We always try to provide our guests the sensation of entering into an Italian family, so you can appreciate our customs and traditions. This kind of accommodation is a unique thing that can only be found in B & B family run, like ours. However, we do not fail in our rooms clean, attention to detail and decor in keeping with the style of Florence.
I hope to meet you soon and to get to know your brother.
A hug from Pamela & Costanza.
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Naples, Italy
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2012

You can't be the location or the hospitality. The rooms do look dated but you're not in Florence to enjoy a super fancy hotel room; the room was comfortable and there was plenty of space for two plus a baby. Because you're in the heart of the city it's so easy to spend a few hours walking around and seeing the sights, return for a quick nap, and head back out.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Alex L
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AnticaTorre, Responsabile reception at Soggiorno Antica Torre, responded to this review, 4 December 2012
Dear guest thank you for appreciating our strategic position in the historical center and the opportunity to enjoy moments of relax backing in a few minutes to own room. This is very useful for families with children. Most of our furniture is original from the early 1900s and the hotel is entirely decorated in Renaissance style, in keeping with the city, being Florence the cradle of Renaissance.
I hope to welcome back your family very soon. Thank you for choosing Soggiorno Antica Torre
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Property: Soggiorno Antica Torre
Address: Piazza della Signoria 3, 50122, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Uffizi
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Ranked #203 of 653 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Soggiorno Antica Torre is located in the heart of the city, in the most famous piazza in Florence: the Piazza Signoria. The pensione winds around the central part of an ancient tower from the XI century. Almost all the rooms have original ceilings and beams. The floors are oak wood. The wood furniture is in classic Italian style; all the rooms are furnished with antiques pieces, some coming from the Medici-Riccardi Palazzo, the city residence of Cosimo dei Medici. ... more   less 
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