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First of Florence Residence Apart'Hotel
Ranked #30 of 325 Speciality Lodging in Florence
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

and it was a very good choice. Very confortable and large flat (we were 4 but we could sleep 6), with high ceilings, air conditionning and wifi.
Very well located next to the cathedral. The food shop is in the same street

Florence center is not accessible by car and only for people living there so your car will be parked outside Florence

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

This was our third stay in the i Medici suite at the First of Florence. The room is spacious and is on two levels. It is very roomy for two people. There is a double bed and a pull out sofa, which would be perfect for two young children. There is a small kitchenette with a combination washing machine/dryer, which was perfect for doing some laundry. It was a bit tricky to operate (for me), so be sure to get instructions. There is also an equipped kitchen and a dishwasher. Upon arrival, there was a huge bowl of fresh fruit (including a whole cantaloupe), a nice bottle of wine, a carton of "blood orange" orange juice, a loaf of bread, lunch meat, cheese, bottled water, pasta and sauce.

Breakfast is included and you are given vouchers to take across the street to the OK Bar where you have a choice of many items, including eggs served with meat or smoked salmon, cereal and all types of yummy sandwiches made on warm focaccia type bread. Additionally, they provide fresh fruit salad, yogurt, juice and a hot beverage of your choice. It is a very substantial and tasty way to start the day.

The service at First of Florence is outstanding. Laura is there most of the time. She is a bundle of energy running around to make sure everything is "just right" for all of the guests.

When she is not there, her daughter or a young Italian born man named Julian who has spent much of his life in Chicago is there.

There are various sizes of apartments, some of which can accommodate many people. The location is ideal - central, yet quiet. You really feel like you have your own private apartment in Florence. I highly recommend First of Florence.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

We planned a family vacation to Italy in the fall. It's hard to find a room for four overseas. This location came up on Booking.com and we decided to try it out. It was AMAZING and very affordable. We had our own private apartment in the heart of Florence. We were close walking distance to all of the local sites and attractions. Best of all, we got to experience what it was like to really live overseas. Lots of room in the apartment, two bedrooms, two full baths, kitchen and dining area. They gave us a delicious fruit basket. The cafe across the street cooked up a wonderful breakfast every morning. Laundromat and grocery store were on the same street. (we never quite figured out the washer/dryer machine in the kitchen). The kids loved the old-fashioned elevator (small but convenient since it was 36 steps to the "first" floor). I will definitely return here on my next trip to Florence. It was wonderful.

Room Tip: Upper floors may help quiet the street noise. This is an older but well kept building and you will...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

This was our second time in First of Florence Residence. My Mom, my sister and I had a extreamly pleasant stay here again! Pretty near to the Duomo, Academy Gallery, Plazza del la Signoria etc. Staff is very nice and give you all kind of tourist information. They welcomed us with exquisite Easter egg chocolats and upgraded us to a beautiful suite with jacuzzi. We had extreamly comfortable double bed, sofá bed and a single bed, this last one in a cozy little bedroom. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare your own meals and they provide you fresh fruits, a bottle of wine, loaf of bread, cheese, ketchup, tea, coffe, creamer, sugar, olive oil, etc. Dish washer and washing-dryer machine, iron and ironing board very convenient for a long vacation period. Breakfast is served in a nice little restaurant in front of the Residence, with yogurt and fruits, Orange juice, delicious capuchino, and a variety of eggs and sandwiches. The owner is an extreamly nice person. Thank you Laura and congrats for such a great Job!

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Florence is a wonderful city and First of Florence too was very good, centrally located from places to visit as well as eating joints and grocery shops. The interior was very good and quite new. We stayed as a group of 4 adults and 2 children and the kids were thrilled with the rather steep steps leading to the bedrooms on the first (mezzanine) floor as well as the jacuzzi. Gadgets and kitchenette were up to date and generously stocked. The welcome wine and fruits were superb! The only issue was the single bathroom, as we had booked four months in advance through Booking.com and specifically requested a 2-bath suite. Unfortunately Booking.com had not communicated this to Laura, and she was unable to accommodate us at short notice especially with the Easter week rush. Another thing we were unaware about Italy was that check-in is at 3 pm and check-out at 11 am at most apart-hotels. Other than these two issues, we had a lovely time at First of Florence.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had a fabulous 4 night break here. Easy to find from station. Amazing huge doors. Laura extremely helpful throughout our stay. Excellent, fully equiped appartment with comfy bed and generous complimentary drinks, toiletries, snacks and pasta ingredients. Good little supermarket just down street for self catering. Good breakfasts across road in cute bar. Never tired of seeing Duomo at the bottom of the street. So close to everything. Great fun exploring a beautiful city by day and night. Would definitely recommend a stay here, but never risked the antiquated elevator!

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Fantastic position just a few hundred metres from the Duomo. Breakfast in the adjacent bar is convenient, with excellent choices and great service. Room was good but a little tired, especially the plumbing and the wifi. Staff friendly and helpful. Overall a good place to stay in the centre of the city with everything within easy walking distance.

  • Stayed: March 2014, 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 325 Speciality Lodging in Florence
Price Range: £62 - £152 (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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