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Sogni d’oro
Ranked #339 of 657 Florence B&B and Inns
Reviewed 8 April 2011

My wife and I met Germano at the train station and he gave us a ride to the rooms. He and Cristina were very nice and very helpful. She provided us with a map and showed us how to get to all the interesting places.

The room was much bigger than expected and the bathroom was big by U.S. standards. It had a shower, sink, bidet, and toilet with plenty of space to spare. They keep there rooms extremely clean. In the morning, they bring breakfast to your room on a rolling table. YOu are served a pot of coffee and tea with pastries, rolls, chease, and a boiled egg. It was more than we were expecting considering the rate we were paying.

I find the other review (the one bashing Cristina House) very hard to believe. This is very good place run by very nice people.

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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 February 2011

We are three Turkish people and we stayed at this hotel in february.We did not book it when we arrived to florence from rome.The owner of the hotel showed us a leaflet of cristina house.and we liked it.actually it was more than ı expected.The breakfast was great and served to the room.The location is pretty good.it is possible to walk to many places.The reception was great..thank you very much.Grazie Tanto.Sercan.....

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 November 2010

It is cheap to stay here, and the location is ok, everything you want to see in Florence is walkable. The breakfast is ok. But the decent things end there.
The main problems we had was the grumpy, mean and unfriendly attitude of Germain. He was ok up until we paid for all the nights we stayed. Christina at least tried to be nice. She did book us tickets to the Uffizi and helped us with getting around with a photocopied map of the area.
The shared bathroom is an issue. The noise from Germaine blasting the t.v. disrupted our sleep. He was just being grumpy and mean like we were not welcome there and we were nothing but polite and cordial to him and his wife. We were really respectful of them and their things. So we don't know why he liked to lash out at us, which made our stay terribly uncomfortable.
DO NOT STAY HERE IF YOU WANT TO BE TREATED NICELY

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 November 2010

So the key thing is that Cristina and her family live at the hotel--the reception is their living room. You pretty much get your room to stay in. The breakfast is early and mediocre (but filling)--if you are like me, you feel a little sad having mediocre food in Italy. But if you just want a clean place to lay your head at night and get up and out early in the morning--no frills, but not dirty--Cristina House is the place is fine. Her guests are not the teeny boppers you find as you go towards the SMN station--but it is definitely not a relax in your room type place. They knock on your door at around 8:30 to deliver the mediocre breakfast, by 9 they want to clean your room...etc.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 October 2010

If you are travelers like us, you want to experience the real feel of the town or country you are visiting. Staying with a local family is a great way to do this. Christina and Germain were extremely hospitable and helpful. Their breakfast was bigger and better than most.. Also having breakfast in our room was a nice way to start the day. If you get a ride from the train station from Germain you get to experience the true Italian art of driving and what fun it was! The Chistina House was a great experience!

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 May 2010

We met Germain (I think that was his name) at the train station and bartered a slightley lower price with him for a 3 night stay. He then drove us to the guest house (at this point we were slightely sceptical) we walked up the dark stairway to the Guest house and were very pleasantly surprised. Cristina and Germain were very welcoming and helpful, breakfast was fantastic, we found there was enought there to save 2 rolls each with cheese spread for our lunch which saved us an enormous amount of money!
There was a local information folder in the room which we found very helpful.
Location was fantastic although we did get lost on the way back to the train station (this was our own fault as Germain had provided us with a map and crossed the guesthouse, trainstation and town centre for us.)

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 April 2007

As a family of four with two adult children we were looking for accommodation near the centre of Florence for a reasonable price. Cristina House was able to offer us a quadruple family room with an en-suite shower room. The room was large and airy, with a large family sized shower room. the room was very clean, with fresh linen and fluffy white towels.

The continental breakfast was superb, with tea, coffee, orange juice, croissants, fresh bread rolls, cheeses, butter, jam, boiled eggs and yoghurts, a great start to each day! The breakfast table is wheeled into your room at a time you specify between 7:30 and 8:30am.

Cristina and Germano were very helpful and friendly and welcomed us into their home. Cristina was able to obtain pre-booked tickets for the Uffizzi and Academia galleries before we arrived which was very useful. She also gave us a streetmap and offered advice about where to go in Florence.

Cristina House is ideally located just a ten minute walk from all the major sites in the city. We really enjoyed our time in Florence, made all the more pleasant knowing we had such a comfortable place to stay.

  • Stayed: April 2007, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Sogni d’oro

Address: Via Leone X 2, 50129, Florence, Italy (Formerly Cristina House)
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #339 of 657 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range: £33 - £306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Sogni d’oro 1.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sogni d'oro is a cozy Bed and Breakfast in Florence, with spacious and clean rooms preserving the typical Florentine style. It's located close to the most fascinating tourist sights of Florence:, the train station Santa Maria Novella and Fortezza da Basso , the main exhibition center of the most important events organized in Florence, among whichf Pitti Immagine Uomo and Pitti Immagine Bimbo. The Bed & Breakfast Sogni d'oro is the ideal starting point for exploring on foot the historical center of Florence. The Academy of Fine Arts, which houses the original of the Michelangelo's David , the Duomo (the Cathedral) with Giotto's bell tower and baptistery , the Market of San Lorenzo and the church of San Lorenzo and the Medici Chapels , being located only a ten minute walk . A little more away the wonderful Piazza della Signoria with Palazzo Vecchio and the famous Uffizi Gallery , one of the most prestigious museums in the world for the richness of masterpieces stored in it , until you get to the incomparable Ponte Vecchio and the majestic Palazzo Pitti, with the magnificent Boboli Gardens. Its strategic position makes the B & B Sogni d'oro also the ideal solution for those who wish to combine a pleasant stay with the job as you find tranquility, proximity to the town centre, convenience of public services to reach all areas of Florence, and easy parking for those arriving by car. The competence and courtesy of the owners , ready to meet any request , gained through years of experience in the tourist industry , will make unforgettable your stay. You will be surprised to discover that they have the same services and the same quality of a hotel, with the convenience of the prices of a guesthouse ! ... more   less 
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