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La Locandiera
Ranked #79 of 657 Florence B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 February 2014

My daughter and I just stayed recently for three nights and we loved our visit so much it has prompted me to begin reviewing here. Knowing we would be arriving from Rome by train and departing to Venice by the same means--and with a day trip to Pisa in the mix--I decided to keep us near the train station in Florence. Although I wanted that convenience I also wanted a homey place and did not want anything too big. La Locandiera proved to be a perfect choice (with help from reviews here). The room was large, comfortable and clean. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom large and well appointed. The breakfasts, served in your room at the exact time desired, were perfect. Best of all we were taken care of superbly by Silvia, our host for our visit. We were welcomed from the beginning of our visit and made to feel at home. Silvia also had excellent recommendations for us and made sure I could show my daughter a great time on her ninth birthday. Coming from an impersonal Rome hotel, La Locandiera was the perfect tonic for our small family.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

My girlfriend and i stayed in the guest house for three nights and it was perfect.
We came to Florence by car and as you can imagine, parking in big Italian cities is not always easy. The owner arranged a car pick-up for us where the local garage stored it for the next three days. Perfect!
Actually from the minute we entered the gust house, which is located VERY central, we felt like home. The owner was welcoming us and within 5 minutes we had checked in our room, had a map of the town and got some insider tips regarding sightseeing and local restaurants. ready to explore Florence!

The room was fairly big, extremely clean and tidy and had a "modern" style. In the bathroom my girlfriend could find several little gadgets and shower accessories like several soaps and shampoos, towels of any size, and all these little things that you usually find in a 4-5 star hotel.
Also we had a own fridge, water cooker and a huge selection of tee and coffee.
Comfortable bed and a spacious cupboard.

The best part: You get your a-la-carte breakfast served into the room! Cappuccino, toasts, jam, honey, muesli, yoghurt, hot chocolate, brownies, croissants and much more.. it was great.

Room service every day too.

Anyway...i can go on longer but basically there is not too much to say other than: Check-in and you will be happy!
We actually extended our stay for one more night as we liked so much and came back late from a day trip to Siena.

We will be back in December this year!

Greetings,

Moritz and Rany

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

.......and have keys to one of those doors that mysteriously lead into an entrance and beyond – well this is the place for you.

Silva makes you welcome from the minute you arrive and explain what all the keys are for – your excellent room and your location in relation to the sites of Florence and away you go.
Breakfast order is taken for the following morning and it arrives as requested delivered by Silvia. Plenty to eat and away you go to discover the sites of the City. The bathroom has all the niceties you could want, hair-dryer, clean fresh soft towels and lovely hot water for the shower etc.

Bed linen clean and the beds comfortable and the room very clean and freshly decorated. I had noticed many Trip Advisor awards and the first thing I noticed one in through the door, was another for 2013 which assured me that standards had not slipped in any way.

If arriving by train then the accommodation is about 5 minutes walk from there and 10-15 minutes from the main sites (all on the flat) so with the atmosphere of La Locanderia and the City I am sure you will have a very enjoyable stay.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 November 2013 via mobile

This is first & foremost someone's home & for her to offer strangers to share in it is something to note & be mindful of (put money/fee charged, aside). We discovered the owner - Silvia - to be sincere, warm, helpful & dedicated to the business of running her B&B. We arrived Oct 10 & our room was clean, well appointed & comfortable. If you read other reviews it is true the shower stall is smallish but it was a minor issue for us & does not overshadow the many other plus points of this property & its gracious host.

La Locandiera is conveniently positioned - very close by foot from SMN train station & main bus terminal. In less than 10 minutes walk you can be taking in the beautiful sight & surroundings of Santa Maria Novella church while enjoying great gelato. Journey on for a few more minutes & you will be in shopping central, the Duomo, and gazing up at the alabaster figure of David or strolling along the riverbank of the Arno.

Good eats are plenty along the way. Just ask Silvia for some suggestions. We were not disappointed.

Without a doubt, we would return to La Locandiera again for our next trip. Grazie mille Silvia. Take care & God bless!

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

When we booked this B&B in Florence, we were hoping for a centrally-located, clean, comfortable place to stay for a few days. La Locandiera exceeded our expectations by providing all this PLUS charm and wonderful hospitality. Above all, Silvia is a wonderful host and really made our stay special. She is kind and accommodating in a refreshingly down-to-earth way -- AND serves each guest a lovely breakfast in their rooms each morning! We were pleasantly surprised by the attention to detail in the room -- little touches in the decor that really made us feel cared for and welcome. Our room had a high ceiling and tall windows that opened to a charming interior courtyard, perfect for enjoying a sunny breakfast (delivered warm each morning by Silvia!). La Locandiera is quite close to the train station, which also makes it easy walking distance to all the main sites of Florence. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

This quaint B & B is perfectly located. Close to all attractions and transport to help make the most of your stay. Apart from the good sized room, sky channeled TV, and well maintained facility, Silvia the manager is magnificent. Extremely helpful with every inquiry. Silvia made our stay even more enjoyable with her local knowledge and help. She is a credit to La Locandiera.

Room Tip: Just get the instructions on operating the sky channel television
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 September 2013 via mobile

Located about 5mins walk from Florence station which is really close. Sylvia our host was so welcoming and made our stay in Florence a delight. Rooms are clean and fully equipped with its own bathroom and tv. Breakfast was served in our room each morning. The only down fall were the mattress which you could feel the springs in your back. Overall great stay.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Address: Via della Scala 48 | First Floor, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
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Ranked #79 of 657 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range: £74 - £155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Locandiera 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"La Locandiera" is a small and charming bed and breakfast very welcoming and warm, where the modern services goes well with the Florentine style of the essential and classic furnishings, the spacious rooms all recently renovated give a feeling of refined and elegant harmony . The bathrooms are all in marble, the warm wooden floors, the breakfast served every morning in your room, the modern comfort, the hospitality and the desire to make our guests feel at home are all distinctive and exclusive of "La Locandiera" Our goal is to make your stay in Florence an unforgettable one, bringing home a precious souvenir of the city and the satisfaction of having chosen the right place. ... more   less 
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