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La Locandiera
Ranked #68 of 653 Florence B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Holden, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Thank you, Sylvia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

My wife and I stayed here for three nights in May. We chose La Locandiera based on the recommendation of friends, and because it was near Santa Maria Novella station. The B&B was easy enough to find (by Italian B&B standards), and we approached with some apprehension, as the security was tight (not a bad thing), and the stairs were somewhat dark and steep (there was a lift, however), but upon entering we found our room quite comfortable and clean. The location is within walking distance of many of the great attractions, including the Duomo, Academia, Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio. What sets this B&B apart is Sylvia, a great hostess, fluent in English, full of information, who delivers breakfast on time and with a smile! Her recommendations of things to do, and especially places to eat were spot on and most appreciated. We met many good hosts and hostesses in nearly three weeks in Italy, but Sylvia and La Locandiera certainly were memorable.

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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

Visited with my wife in May 2014. Sylvia was a very good hostess - very polite and considerate with excellent English. She advised us on our visit to Florence and things to do.

Our room was spotlessly clean and we had a lovely breakfast in in every morning.

The best thing about the B+B I think is the location. It is less then 10 mins walk to most major attractions in Florence.

The B+B is a little hard to find but we got a taxi from the airport and we showed him the address and he found it. If arriving by train it is 500m from the train station.

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Rome, Italy
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

I have been to Florence many times, and last time my mother and I tried a new b&b. We had an early train the next day so we wanted to stay near Santa Maria Novella station, but I had my reservations. After reading all of the wonderful reviews about Silvia and La Locandiera, we decided to give it a try and were not disappointed. Silvia was as warm and welcoming as promised, great with communication in advance of our stay, and she let us check in early. We had a nice, big, light-filled room at the end of the hall and felt like we hit the jackpot -- quality, location, price.

Despite our early departure, smiling Silvia brought us breakfast straight to our room with plenty of time to spare. It was a great experience, and one I look forward to repeating!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

My husband and I stayed her for 3 nights from the 17th May. Wat a great B & B. Just around the corner from the bus and train stations so no dragging luggage all over town. Laundromat next door. Great restaurants just down the road. Silvia was a great hostess and she works hard to make everything as pleasant as possible for your stay. Breakfast in our room each morning, she booked a chianti tour for us and was full of helpful ideas. The room was great too. Most definitely recommend this place and would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

We booked this B&B through there website, very easy to use. B&B is hardly 200m from SMN Train Station. Close to all major attractions. What makes this B&B so special is Silvia :). Very kind and supportive. Thank you Silvia, for making our stay so memorable. :)

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights during a holiday travelling around Italy.
Sylvia is a wonderful host, extremely helpful and friendly.

the B&B is in a great location about a 10 minutes walk from the Ponte vecchio, with the Santa Maria church and square just around the corner.

We stayed in room 7 which was an extremely generous size and beautifully decorated. Sylvia provided plenty of toiletries and home comforts.

Unfortunately for us the B&B is on a very busy and noisy road. As a result we got very little sleep during our stay as we were kept awaken late and woken early.

Room Tip: Room 7 was very spacious
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

We booked our room at La Locandiera for its location and reviews here. The room was very well kept and homey. The owner, Sylvia, was very nice. The bathroom and shower stall were a bit small but the water pressure was excellent, which was very important for me. We really enjoyed staying and looked forward to coming back to our room to rest at the end of the day. It also has some very good restaurants nearby.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: La Locandiera
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #68 of 653 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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