We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Fabulous Location”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
First of Florence Residence Apart'Hotel
Ranked #29 of 311 Speciality Lodging in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersGold level
Reviewed 28 September 2010

What a great place. Friendly and helpful receptionist who does her job very well in a pleasant way. Within walking distance of central Florence. The street leads straight to the Duomo, which towers over the street. Wonderful architecture, great location. Little cafe over the road for breakfast. Don't underestimate this place. It does not look too friendly, but under the surface they are terrific people.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank coolcrok
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (295)
There are newer reviews for First of Florence Residence Apart'Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

159 - 165 of 295 reviews

Reviewed 20 September 2010

Very good hotel - lunch waiting for us in room with lots of fruit. Nice to have the freedom of an apartment with the service of a hotel. Very helpful with any information we needed.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
Thank confused555
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 September 2010

Not just a room but an apartment with all "mod cons" including washing machine, dishwasher, microwave etc. etc. Ours was probably the smallest but we loved it - there was everything we needed and more. Most unexpectedly, we arrived to find a bottle of wine, a large bowl of fresh fruit, ham, cheese, orange juice, tea, coffee etc. all provided at no extra cost. Breakfast was included and taken at a small restaruant across the road - not a huge choice but very good. The hotel is in a very convenient position, close to the Cathedral. Laura, who "mans" the reception desk and looks after all the guests, is fantastic. Nothing is too much trouble and her local knowledge is invaluable. There is a some road noise but it didn't trouble us (and we always travel with earplugs - just in case!!). If we returned to Florence we would definitely stay here.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Meg055
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 July 2010

I chose this hotel/Apartment based on reviews from Trip Advisor and the fact that I was looking for somewhere where I could have our children (8yrs & 4yrs) in a separate room. Everything about this place was fantastic. Laura was great and looked after all our needs. The Apartment (Elizabeth I Room) was clean and a good size with a large bathroom that had a spa bath, which the kids loved. All the amenities mentioned on the web sight where there and more importantly worked. The decor is lovely and original, which adds to the ambience of the hotel.

We arrived on a day that was extremely hot, which mean't that the complimentary food and juice was great with two tired children.

The location was perfect and therefore close to sights and all the shops you need.

As mentioned by others, parking is not an option if you have a car, which is why I actually took this advise and chose to get a shuttle for our family into town from the airport and then return us after our stay. We then picked up our hire car from the airport to continue our journey in Italy. A shuttle Service on line is about 42 Euros for a family of 4 or the 'First of Florence' offers a service for around 50 Euros. If you already have a car, I believe there is a parking area near by, but you would most likely need to get a taxi, which Laura from the hotel would help with.

The 'First of Florence' is certainly a little gem in every way, which we can't recommend enough.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank SpitzieAussie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 June 2010

Great location, right behind the Doumo, rooms in good conditions, welcome packet that includes a bottle of wine, only downside no parking onsite.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank ZDamiani
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 June 2010

This is not a traditional hotel and initially we struggled to find the reception on the first floor. Once we spotted the small sign and doorbell there were no more hiccups. Laura on reception was very welcoming and informative. What an amazing suite of rooms - top quality in every aspect.

The location of the Hotel is fantastic , a 2 minute walk to the Duomo and very handy to pop back for a rest after hours of walking. Free use of a computer for internet access is also very useful.

Previous reviews have mentioned the food,fruit,wine etc. We wanted some milk for a cup of tea and as soon as we mentioned this to Laua she immediately went to a local shop to buy us a bottle of milk.

The central location was great and the only small downside was some street noise in the early hours caused mainly by cars but this did not really cause us too many problems.

We would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank dalabamber
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 May 2010

Very impressed with the First of Florence. Outstanding apartments just a couple of minutes from the main piazza of Duomo. Laura, the concierge, was an excellent host and looked after us wery well. We had the largest suite - 2 separate double bedrooms, 2 sofa beds in the living area, plus 3 bathrooms! The kitchen was modern and extremely well appointed - we also had free wine and fruit basket on arrival. Breakfast included in the deal - taken just across the road at the cafe. Huge choice of well cooked/presented food. All attractions just a short walk away - Laura provided us with maps and advise when requested. Would definitely go again!

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Liz100f
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Florence hotels
Pitti
Residence Palazzo Belfiore
Residence Palazzo Belfiore
#1 of 311 in Florence
343 reviews
Santo Spirito / San Frediano
Residenza d'Epoca Via Santo Spirito 6
Duomo
Palazzo Gamba
Palazzo Gamba
#23 of 311 in Florence
287 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Forte16
#2 of 311 in Florence
478 reviews
Duomo
Piccolo Residence Apart-Hotel
Piccolo Residence Apart-Hotel
#90 of 311 in Florence
44 reviews
San Marco
Residence Hilda
Residence Hilda
#6 of 311 in Florence
538 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to First of Florence Residence Apart'Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about First of Florence Residence Apart'Hotel

Address: Via Dei Servi 38, 50122, Florence, Italy
Phone Number:
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 #29 of 311 Speciality Lodging in Florence
Price Range: £95 - £255 (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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Agoda, Travel Republic (UK), Expedia, Hotels.com and Evoline ltd so you can book your First of Florence Residence Apart'Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
1st Of Florence Residence
First Of Florence Residence Hotel Florence

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing