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La Casa del Garbo
Ranked #31 of 659 Florence B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

Wow! Just wow. My family and I spent 2 nights in the Lorenzo Suite here in June. Centrally located and with views directly over Piazza Della Signoria I defy you to find a better located residence in Florence. Our suite with hallway, lounge seating and king size bed also had it's own kitchen and dining area with 3 windows opening onto the wonderful piazza and opposite the Palazzo Vecchio. We had breakfast brought to our room each morning and ate while the city woke up beneath us.
This is quite simply a magical gem everyone travelling to Florence should know about. Once visited, never forgotten. Tutto Bellissimo!

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed 21 June 2012

My parents stayed here in 2011 and recommended this B&B to me. The location is absolutely perfect, as the rooms look right out over Piazza della Signoria. We stayed in the Leonardo suite, which is very large and has a separate kitchen. The service was great, and they brought us breakfast each morning (croissants, juice and fruit). You cannot beat the location either, as everything in Florence is a 5-10 min walk from here. Finally, I thought that the price was very reasonable, esp considering the location and size of the room.

I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 June 2012

since ten years we are for holidays in Florence and we stayed in different five star hotels.
Now we discovered an excellent alternative with very strong points.
A better price, a better location an a better service and this on half of the price of other hotels
in Florence. We can recommend this bed and breakfast La Casa del Garbo in the historical
center of Florence all the rooms have a splendid view on the Palazzo Vechio and the
Galleria Uffizi. The price is correct, the service is excellent and you feel at home.
The breakfast is very good and friendly served.
We recommend this B&B go there in you shall be positively surprised.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 June 2012

The Gemma Room in this little hotel is just as well appointed and charming as the online photo. The staff was helpful, and the cold breakfast quite good. I would have given it a five rating if it weren't for the noise on the piazza below. Our room was on the front with a charming view of the Palazzo Vecchio. But we were there on a Saturday night, and even with earplugs it was impossible to tune out the revelers who kept it up the noise until about 2 a.m. Sunday and Monday nights the noise ended much earlier. Yes, Euro 2012 was going on and restaurants had set up TV screens outside. But the noise continued after the games ended.

Room Tip: Rooms on the piazza have a great view and it's fun to watch the crowds below. But for a quieter...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 June 2012

We wanted to have something central and with some room to move after leaving Venice, so we booked 2 apartments. When we arrived we realized we could have been put into the one apartment because they were really large apartments.
Clean, comfortable and above all wireless that works and central to all facilities.
Don't get trapped and walk out your door and go to the first couple of restaurants on your right because they are expensive and are not very good......
It would have been good if they had a washing machine and dryer in the rooms then I would have been very happy but the laundromat is only 500m away and cheap. All in all very good place to stay.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 June 2012

You couldn't get a better location for a B & B in Florence! Comfortable rooms, friendly and efficient service, a delicious and very filling breakfast served either in your room or in the breakfast room and all at a very reasonable price. The next time we come to Florence I won't be spending hours on the internet checking and comparing accomodation (I spend a lot of time doing that).

Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

We stayed in the Benvenuto suite for 2 nights in Florence. The best part about La Casa del Garbo is the location. It is right on Piazza della Signoria with all the major sights within walking distance. The location deserves a rating of 5.
The interior is well designed & decorated. The suite was quite spacious with a well equipped kitchen & a large bathroom.

Now the drawbacks:
1. The hot water runs out very fast! There is barely 10-15 minutes worth of hot water in the shower. With 3 adults sharing the bathroom, only the 1st one managed to have a decent bath. After that the water was just about lukewarm, almost cold. You had to wait well over an hour to get 10 more minutes of hot water.
2. The double room in the suite does not face the piazza, yet it was extremely noisy. The window opens into an open column in the centre of the building and I believe there is a restaurant on the lower floor, so there is heavy clanging of vessels & people talking loudly late into the night & early morning.
There was also the chiming of church bells (which we quite liked), but if you are a light sleeper then be aware that it starts very early in the morning.
3. The Benvenuto suite is up a long flight of stairs on the 4th floor. This was fine for us since we didn't have a problem climbing, but it is a factor to consider if you have knee problems.
4. The tax here is much higher than other places we stayed in Italy since it is in the historic center (Eur 4 per person per night compared to 1 or 2 euro elsewhere).

Overall I would recommend it solely for the location, but the hot water was a big problem.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Address: Piazza della Signoria 8, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Uffizi
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 659 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range: £81 - £175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Casa del Garbo 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Casa del Garbo**** A home in the heart of the art of Florence Florence is a city that amazes you every day while remaining the same. It boasts a wonderful succession of artistic vestiges and characteristic corners that little by little will surprise you as you stroll the streets of its center. The historical accommodation, La Casa del Garbo, is an elegant Bed & Breakfast located in the heart of the Florentine historical center, in Piazza della Signoria. It is right in front of Palazzo Vecchio, a few meters from the world famous Galleria degli Uffizi, near Piazza del Duomo and Ponte Vecchio. Every day that you spend in one of the suites of La Casa del Garbo, you will breathe the charm of Florence. ... more   less 
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