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Ridolfi Guest House
Ranked #105 of 673 Florence B&B and Inns
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los angeles
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“Excellent/friendly service”
Reviewed 11 October 2013

Prior to arriving, Eliseo was very helpful with info on Florence, even making reservations for us.
Unfortunately when we arrived, he was away on holiday with family, however, his support staff of Barbara and Fatima were fantastic and very helpful/enthusiastic

The room was large and extremely quiet at night.
The room was clean and the bed was comfortable.
The breakfast is small, but adequate and is served in your room

The directions to the hotel are extremely easy to follow from SMN train station.
I imagine one could find rooms closer to the Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio, but overall taking into account the comfort, friendly service, and good price, I would highly recommend this accommodation

  • Stayed September 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2013

We've only spent one night in Ridolfi Guest House.
Pros:
- Big room (we got the pink one)
- Useful kitchen facilities
- Close to the center (20 minutes walking)
- Friendly attitude.

Cons:
- The room wasn't completely clean (some dust under the bed).
- Breakfast was very basic (some pastries, coffee and yogurt).
- The door was very thin, we could hear people walking by, entering/exiting their room.
- Light came through the window in the morning (even after closing the shutters).

Overall - although it's average, we'd still recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

We arrived at Ridolfi and Eliseo was a perfect host right from the start. Our room was huge and comfortable, a small kitchen was available for us to use and Eliseo even told us to help ourselves to a bottle of red wine he leaves for the guests. The proximity to sights was great - close enough to walk to and from the train station even with luggage, and only 10 or so minutes to the duomo via the leather market and past many restaurants. While the apartment has some quirks (it is over 200 years old, after all!) it was clean, quiet and comfortable and did not at all detract from our experience. Eliseo even went to the extra effort to post an item I left behind to Rome for me, which says it all really! We only met Barbara briefly but she too was lovely.

Would absolutely stay again, probably the best value stay in our 10-week Europe trip.

Room Tip: Some have an external bathroom. Book early for an ensuite.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2013

The B and B is accessible for shopping / transportation areas. Easy to locate. The managers, Eliseo and Barbara are two nice people who helps you feel at home before and once you arrive to their place. Very accommodating and will assist you upon requests. Our room is spacious, high ceilinged and with character. We like it very much.Only downside is the washroom located outside and lights are movement censored. It turns pitch black while you are still in the shower stall. And turns back on again when you start moving outside of the shower stall. Elevator can only accomodate one person and one luggage per trip. Or you can just use the stairs by foot. And there is no light, total pitch black, in the staircase when you come home in the night. Good thing there is flashlight in my cell phone apps. Money wise and service is very good. Thank you Eliseo and Barbara for the bottle of wine on my birthday. That was so sweet of you.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Mason, Ohio
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

We had a great time staying here. The breakfast was great. The room was nice with a fridge in it. Great location within walking distance of all the major attractions and the train station. We would definitely stay here again. The only problem was the wifi - the connection was mediocre, but adequate.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Iowa
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

We had a very nice experience at Ridolfi guest house in Florence. We stayed for 4 nights in September. They have a nice but simple breakfast served between 8 am and 11 am, clean rooms, clean bathrooms, and free high-speed WiFi internet. Also, our room was huge!

It's an easy 10 minute walk from the train station and in a very good location for getting to tourist attractions.

The staff is only there during normal business hours, but I found I could reach them after-hours via e-mail if I had any questions.

This was a nice place to stay and I'd recommend to others, especially considering the great price.

Room Tip: The room I had did not have an ensuite bathroom (which I knew when I booked). We still had a private...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Buenos Aires
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

It was a great experience to stay at Ridolfi Guest House, the place is beatifull, very confortable bedrooms. It´s a perfect place to share with your girlfriend or boyfriend. The location is in the center of Florence, so everywhere you want to go is near Ridolfi´s. When you arrive at Ridolfi, you´ll meet a nice person called Eliseo, he will give you all the information you need and I cant forget to say how delicious the breakfast were, he prepares to my girlfriend and me.
It was the better place I hosteled in.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ridolfi Guest House
Address: Via Cosimo Ridolfi 4, 50129, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #105 of 673 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ridolfi Guest House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A welcome from who has transformed this roomy and comfortable apartment into a bed & breakfast. I have been a traveller for many years and, although everyone of us is different, some fundamental aspects are universal: the price/quality relation, the availability and the discretion of the management and staff, the attention to cleanliness. Moreover the location of the structure in respect of the historical centre, the most important trade fairs (fashion - the Fortezza da Basso for example) and of the main railway station S. M. Novella is guaranteed. We can offer you all of this in truly spacious and comfortable rooms situated in an unusually silent street; every day, we work with the aim of improving the quality and the comfort for you, our future visitors. Upon your arrival, for those interested, we are happy to offer you a coffee or a welcoming aperitif ... more   less 
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