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First of Florence Residence Apart'Hotel
Ranked #26 of 295 Speciality Lodging in Florence
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New York City, New York
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013

I stayed here two nights with my fiance and his parents in the 4-person suite. It was very clean upon arrival and we had complimentary snacks, fruit, and a bottle of wine. The only thing that I was bothered by was that when we arrived, the (huge) door downstairs was closed and the bell seemed to not work. We rang it a couple of times and got no answer, then my fiance started to push the door (even though it was very very heavy) but it was moving.. slowly but surely. We headed on to the first floor where the reception desk was, to find another closed door. We once again rang the bell but no answer, we even knocked so I ended up calling and the door was opened for us shortly after. When she asked if the door was open downstairs we said, "no" then she asked how we got in, we told her, "we pushed the door.." and she pretty much scolded us like little kids to NEVER DO THAT EVER EVER EVER AGAIN because it could break the door. My fiance's mother took offense to her attitude because we had no idea, but we were spoken to like a child about to be sent to the corner! (I thought it was funny actually lol). I do wish I knew that little tidbit from reading previous reviews though!
We were then taught how to properly open the doors and were showed to our suite and she taught us how to turn on the lights. Nevertheless, our stay was very lovely. The room was a good temperature, and the breakfast at the OK Bar across the street was also good. Only thing that I would honestly have changed was the one bathroom for 4 people. The bathroom was also upstairs where the bedroom was, so using the bathroom at night was not a quiet ordeal. But it was a one bedroom apt for 4-people (pull out bed downstairs) so it was understandable. The location was also great. It was right next to the Duomo and a 5minute walk to the San Lorenzo market where we bought leather jackets (at an insanely low price) and cute souvenirs for home. So bottom line, do I recommend First of Florence? Yes, I would stay here again but probably do two 2-person suites instead of one 4-person suite because of the bathroom. =)

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2013

From the moment we arrived we couldn't fault First on Florence. Our car was collected and parked, reception staff so helpful. Then our room was beautifully appointed with everything we could have wanted for our stay, including wine, fruit basket and food. Location was so convenient we were able to walk wherever we wanted to go. Laura at reception was so helpful.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2013

We had the pleasure of staying at one of the apartments at First of Florence recently on our very first trip to Florence. We absolutely loved staying here. Laura at the reception made our stay very very comfortable from the start. After travelling for nearly 8 hours from Chamonix we arrived in Florence past 8pm. But Laura stayed until we checked in and we were pleasantly surprised to find a bottle of wine, fruit basket and other food items awaiting us as we entered our apartment. We felt at home almost immediately.
The place is so centrally located you can walk to almost any major attraction within the city. The train station is also about a 10 min walk from this place.
The apartment we stayed in was very comfortable, well equipped and very very safe. There is a small supermarket just around the corner which is very convenient.
Breakfast is served in a small cafe opposite this building. We loved having breakfast here every morning as it was a very friendly place. The choice on the menu was limited but we were satisfie

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Chamika W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2012

Fantastic location located near many sites. We are a family of four. The two bedroom apartment with a small kitchen and sitting area was spacious and more than expected. Laura at the front desk was extremely helpful with directions, reservations, etc.

Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2012

We loved the First of Florence, it was a surprise to find such a well-equipped apartment at such a price for our family of 2 adults and 2 young kids. The location was minutes between the Duomo and the Accademia, with a grocery store down the road. Laura was very helpful and in explaining how things work. With breakfast included, and a range of fruits, snacks, wine, juice, and a very well stocked kitchenette provided, we couldnt ask for more.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank U C
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Deerfield, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2012

This hotel exceeded my expectations! Traveling through Europe by car with a family of 5 this was a perfect stop. We stayed in a large room with a kitchen, washer and dryera separate bedroom. The refrigerator was stocked with some basic essentials and a large fruit basket with a bottle of wine was sitting out for us when we arrived. Laura, the owner, was very friendly and helpful with all of our arrangements. We had great breakfasts outside, which were included, in a cafe across the street. The location was ideal as it was centrally located and down the street from the Duomo Cathedral. Loved our stay here -- would do it again.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank viclew
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Oslo, Norway
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2012

We were 7 ladies who stayed at this marvellous Bed & Breakfast for 3 nights, - and we were so pleased with the choice of hotel in Florence. The B & B itself is wonderful with very spacious and comfortable rooms and Laura has to be one of the most service minded persons in the whole of Italy. She took such great care of us and easily arranged all things we asked for. The nice breakfast is served in a small and cozy restaurant just across the street and the staff was so nice there as well. The hotel is in the middle of EVERYTHING in Florence. All the museums, churches and shopping streets are within short walking distances, which is very convenient as Florence has so many things to see. We highly recomend this place for ALL visitors for florence!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: First of Florence Residence Apart'Hotel
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 295 Speciality Lodging in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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