My wife and I stayed here for several nights in May 2009. Our room was clean and we had a private bathroom across the hall from our room. The room had a window but it looked into a storage / utility room that had a skylight and sinks / mops / brooms. Also, the room had a noticeable mold / mildew odor. It was not very pleasant.
The bathroom did not have a shower in it when it was originally built, but a drain and shower head were added at some later point as a remodel. This caused two problems: 1) while there is a shower curtain, the water still runs all over the bathroom floor because the drain is level with the rest of the floor, and 2) there was not a vent or other means of air circulation in the bathroom which caused it to smell of mold / mildew.
We found the self-service breakfasts in the room to be enough to get us started, and later in the morning we would grab a cappuccino and pastry at a cafe.
The location was okay, but if you're going to spend a lot of time north of the Arno closer to the Accademia or Duomo, then you may want to find lodging that is closer to those attractions. If you think you'll spend most of your time in Oltrarno, then this may be just fine for your needs.
The cons I've mentioned were not horrible, but they were enough to make us wish we had gone somewhere else. Perhaps more experienced travelers in Italy will find these issues to be nothing for them. Alessandra was courteous, but next time in Firenze I'll spend a little bit more money to get a better lodging experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Bed and Breakfast is located on the first floor in historic palace of 15th century in the center of Florence, 10 minutes walk from the Central Train Station of Santa Maria Novella and the Duomo and 5 minute walk from the Ponte Vecchio (the Old Bridge), Uffizi Gallery, Pitti Palace and Boboli Garden... From here you can visit all the city just walking around. ... more less
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