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Soggiorno Antica Torre
Ranked #201 of 659 Florence B&B and Inns
Reviewed 27 October 2013

This was our 2nd visit to Italy and just as on our 1st trip last year to Rome we appreciated the airy rooms with large windows in the older buildings letting in the fresh October air during our comfortable three night stay. Pamela and staff do anything they can to make for a pleasant stay. The hotel is centrally located and our room overlooked the Piazza Signoria. As in Rome you will want to close the windows when turning in for the night as the Piazza can get noisy. We were three weeks in Tuscany and one regret we have is not staying longer in Florence. After visiting the Uffizi and the Accademia Gallery you've really only had the surface of Florence. When planning our trip it turned out that Saturday nights were particularly hard to book so were only able to reserve only thru Friday. Thanks to Pamela and Costanza for a wonderful stay. Next time we'll plan a longer stay. Also to note: the restaurants located right on the Piazza are pretty good, not just for tourists.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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AnticaTorre, Responsabile reception at Soggiorno Antica Torre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2014

Dear Guest,
thanks for amazing words you spent for us and the beautiful review. We are very happy when we leave a good impression on our guests and we can contribute to the success of your stay in Florence.
Thanks for the words about the staff, we try to be always warm and friendly with our guests to make them feel like part of the "family" and give them the chance to feel completely at ease. Of course we are always happy to help our guests to organize their stay.
The room where you stayed is the jewel in the crown, despite all our rooms are very spacious and individually decorated, because it is huge and richly decorated and can offer a beautiful view on the square.
Luckily, choosing our B&B, you can enjoy a very good position in the centre of the downtown and in one of the best square in the world.
We hope to see you again in our B&B for longer time, we would be happy to welcome you!

Best regards
The Staff
Soggiorno Antica Torre

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Reviewed 14 October 2013

A charming hotel in central Florence. Location excellent and staff very friendly and welcoming. Would have been difficult to find without some 'local' help. Not given 5 stars in this review as though the rooms are charming they are now a little faded and truthfully it could do with a bit of paint and a spruce up.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

Right in the heart of one of the most famous piazzas in Florence. The staff couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. Stayed in the "ivory" room, furnished in lovely antiques and really comfortable beds. Some stairs to traverse, but it can be done (two 60 year old women got two giant suitcases up). Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Kitty S
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AnticaTorre, Responsabile reception at Soggiorno Antica Torre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2014

Dear Guest,
thanks for amazing words you spent for us and the beautiful review. We are very happy when we leave a good impression on our guests and we can contribute to the success of your stay in Florence. Luckily, choosing our B&B, you can enjoy a very good position in the centre of the downtown and in one of the best square in the world.
Thanks for the words about the staff, we try to be always warm and friendly with our guests to make them feel like part of the "family" and give them the chance to feel completely at ease. Of course we are always happy to help our guests to organize their stay.
We hope to see you again in our B&B, we would be happy to welcome you!

Best regards
The Staff
Soggiorno Antica Torre

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Reviewed 3 October 2013

The only good thing about this place is the location. If not for that they would be out of business. Quite honestly, although reviewers gush about the location central Florence is a small place and you don't really need to be right on the Piazza Della Signoria. You can literally walk from the Duomo, through the Piazza della Signoria, across the Ponte Vecchio, and into the Pitti Palace in about 15 minutes.

The noise is awful. It's not so much the crowds, although you do get the occasional drunk carrying on sometimes at night. The street cleaning trucks and delivery trucks seem to be active at all hours between midnight and dawn.

The WiFi was totally inadequate. They are aware of this and have never bothered to fix it. If you go back through the reviews you'll see people complaining about it in 2012.

You will get along well with the staff as long as you don't interrupt their routine. They are there during certain hours and that's it. They seem to want to leave early - before the stated 1 pm - and if you hold them up they get unpleasant. Unlike any other place I've ever stayed I had the distinct impression that we were there for them rather than the other way around.

If you want bragging rights that you stayed right in the heart of Florence at the Piazza Della Signoria, fine, but you can find much better accommodations nearby with far better level of service and amenities. Even if you stay on the other side of the river you can reach the Palazzo Vecchio in 10 minutes on foot.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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AnticaTorre, Responsabile reception at Soggiorno Antica Torre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2013

Dear Sir,
I am so sorry your stay with us was not to your liking. We work hard to make our guests’ time with us comfortable and are disappointed when it doesn’t go well for them. Yes, we have had some trouble with the Wifi service and you were very kind to help me figure out the parameters. We have been working to improve service and in fact someone was here October 9th to upgrade reception. I am sorry this was a problem. Regarding traffic noise, Piazza Signoria is a pedestrian zone therefore trucks can only make deliveries during a brief time in the morning. There is no activity nor cleaning allowed during the night, so I am a bit confused by your comment. Please know that our staff takes great pleasure in helping our wonderful guests that come from all over the world – it is the best part of their work. They do their best to accommodate everyone, no matter what the time. I am sorry you did not feel this way.
All best,
Pamela Quercioli, Antica Torre

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Reviewed 3 October 2013

Stayed 2 nights in room 6 (no view) but great room nonetheless! Loved the location, literally in Piazza Signoria, just steps from markets, restaurants, gelato and the other great Piazza Republicca which has a great night life around 7-8pm. Life was very easy when we needed to duck back to room to drop off shopping (& have a quick nap haha). Probably the highlight was the location, closely followed by service from people. They are all great & very helpful; even print train tickets for you etc. They speak very good english and are genuinely lovely people (& funny!) The check in process is very easy, we did it after hours. Got buzzed in by owner and then found our room keys in the allocated door of our room, as per email instructions. We had no trouble finding the place, taxi knew where to go, plus confirmation voucher had a picture of the door entry. Free wifi in room was perfect and strong signal. Bathroom was huge in comparison to every other place we've stayed in europe! History behind the building is also interesting! For a reasonable cost you get breakfast in your room, very convenient; otherwise, plenty of places to choose from close by. This was our 2nd trip to Florence and we would recommend this place over any 5 star hotel because of the 'local living' feeling you experience, plus the helpful service you just don't get in big hotels. The only negative is the stairs to climb; BUT we experienced this with most of our hotels in Europe (we found receptions are on first floor, entries have stairs). This place had a lift anyway, so we used it only when we were really tired. Would definitely go back! Thoroughly enjoyed it!

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1  Thank LeviNicole
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AnticaTorre, Responsabile reception at Soggiorno Antica Torre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2014

Dear Guest,
thanks for amazing words you spent for us and the beautiful review. We are very happy when we leave a good impression on our guests and we can contribute to the success of them stay in Florence.
Thanks for the words about the staff, we try to be always warm and friendly with our guests to make them feel like part of the "family" and give them the chance to feel completely at ease. Of course we are always happy to help our guests to organize their stay.
Thanks for pointing out the importance of the voucher we send at the time of booking, which gives the opportunity for our guests to access the B&B after the reception is closed. We are committed to make it as complete and clear as possible.
Luckily, choosing our B&B, you can enjoy a very good position in the centre of the downtown and in one of the best square in the world.
We hope to see you again in our B&B, we would be happy to welcome you!

Best regards
The Staff
Soggiorno Antica Torre

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Reviewed 3 October 2013

We spent two nights the first week of October. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Our room was spacious and very clean. We would definitely recommend this hotel. There were great restaurants right outside the door!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Diane L
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AnticaTorre, Responsabile reception at Soggiorno Antica Torre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2014

Dear Guest,
thanks for amazing words you spent for us and the beautiful review. We are very happy when we leave a good impression on our guests and we can contribute to the success of your stay in Florence.
We hope to see you again in our B&B, we would be happy to welcome you!

Best regards
The Staff
Soggiorno Antica Torre

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Reviewed 27 September 2013

We loved this hotel! Our room was large, clean, and beautiful. Bathroom and shower were spacious as well. It was a little difficult to find so read the instructions they send you. The location really could not be any better.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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1  Thank Ben K
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AnticaTorre, Responsabile reception at Soggiorno Antica Torre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2013

Dear Guest,
thanks for your beautiful review! We're very happy that you appreciated your room. The Suite Gold is our biggest (645 feet square) and luxury room and we think that the view on Piazza della Signoria is the real highlight of it.
We think that our location increase the value of our property and it is our pride.
We loved your advice to follow the instructions in the Confirmation Voucher that we send to our guests, at the time of booking. This point is crucial for us, in order to avoid any problems to our guests at check-in and access in the simplest way possible in the B&B, even when the reception is closed.
We hope that you had a great stay in Florence and thank you again for your beautiful words!

Best regards
Pamela & Costanza
Soggiorno Antica Torre

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Address: Piazza della Signoria 3, 50122, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Uffizi
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Ranked #201 of 659 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range: £67 - £181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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