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First of Florence Residence Apart'Hotel
Ranked #31 of 326 Speciality Lodging in Florence
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Reviewed 6 October 2011

If you have a family I cant recommend the First of Florence highly enough. Very well appointed and the staff were friendly and helpful. The location is perfect and near shops and supermarkets. The arrangement that they have with the cafe across the road for breakfast is great - good food. On arrival we were greated with a fruit platter and wine. The apartment is located in one of those traditional Italian buildings and was just perfect. A great place to stay.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 October 2011

We loved First of Florence. Four of us stayed in the Casa dei Re apartment (2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (one with a tub, two with showers), 2 COMFORTABLE pull-out sofas). The hospitality of Laura and her staff were unbeatable. The apartment itself is absolutely gorgeous, the air-con worked fine, and the value is really amazing.

The location is also incredible: three minutes north of the Duomo. But one thing to consider is that this highly central location (and a nearby car-park for space-constrained central Florence) means that it can be quite noisy. Florence is a lively city with a LOT of young people who keep quite different hours to stodgy old tourists like we are. The sanitation trucks also make their way around the area at about 4 o'clock.

We are light sleepers so we probably wouldn't stay there again but if you are an average to heavy sleeper (one of us slept through all of the screeching and beeping) or can use earplugs, please don't hesitate to book here. It really is the best.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

Our room was gorgeous! We were given a lovely mezzanine room with air conditioning, a small kitchen and washing machine plus cable TV and small living area. It is our honeymoon, and we were also given a bottle of local wine, bowl of fruit, and the kitchenette was stocked in case we wanted to make a meal ourselves (all complimentary). The B&B itself is only 3 blocks from the Duomo and only a block or so from the Galleria (where the famous David statue is housed). Breakfast across the road was also great. The staff were very helpful and we had an excellent stay!

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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 September 2011

We stayed at the hotel First of Florence Residence in August 2011. Family (2 adults 2 teenagers). The location is perfect. 200 meters from the Duomo, right in the middle of everything.
Our apartment was clean, equipped with the best you can ask for.
Laura in the front desk was kind and helpful.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 September 2011

It's in an old building and you can feel the atmosphere the second you walk through the big doors leading of the street. Upstairs it's homely and the staff are really welcoming. Our room was huge with separate upstairs sleeping. It was also quiet. The kitchen is fully equipped and you are welcomed with some fruit, food and a bottle of wine. The bathroom was a bit small but you can't have everything. The location is great - close to the Duomo but not so close as to be in the tourist crush. Breakfast is across the street in a cafe - okayish. As ever in Florence parking is a pain. I ended up leaving the car about one and a half kilometres away.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 August 2011

With the very many choices of accommodation in Florence and our first visit to the city, we found it difficult to decide where to stay. We hit the jackpot!
The apartments were on the first floor of a typical apartment block, accessed by an old-fashioned elevator or wide staircase. Reception area was usually manned and always by helpful staff with a good command of English.
Our apartment was very clean, well appointed and finished to a very high standard. Although it was not large good use had been made of the available space.
Enough food was provided in the welcome pack to provide a snack meal on arrival and there were also ingrediants to make a quick pasta meal aswell as fruit for the whole of our stay.
We loved having breakfast at the cafe across the road which was frequented by the locals rather than a tourist stop.
Highly recommend for a comfortable, central loction in Florence.

Room Tip: We looked onto the internal courtyard which gave no view but was very quiet.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 August 2011

Great location, helpful staff, very clean, beautiful room. Absolutely no complaints. I would love to stay here again!! make sure you get a kebab from the place down the street- best food ever!!!! this hotel is a wonderful value!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via Dei Servi 38, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 326 Speciality Lodging in Florence
Price Range: £60 - £163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — First of Florence Residence Apart'Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
First Of Florence offers a series of elegant and refined apartments providing comfortable, independent accommodation, to enjoy the city at your own pace. The First Of Florence suites are conveniently close to the Duomo Cathedral, which you can reach through a short pleasant walk amongst the beauties of the historic centre. ... more   less 
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