This is a bit of delayed review - I stayed at Casa di Barbano in December 2011. Moraq, the owner, was a great hostess, friendly but unobtrusive. The lodging is in the ground floor of a residential building. The room we stayed in had a private bathroom in the bedroom (much like a regular hotel room). Overall a great stay and would definitely stay here again. Pros and cons as follows:
- Great location. Close to the main train station, about a 5 minute walk. Florence is a very walkable city and all the touristy sites are within a 15 minute stroll.
- Good value. Paid about 65 euro a night. Fabulous price for the location, in my opinion. Also, a lovely fresh breakfast (warm croissants from a local bakery, hot water for tea, fresh milk, etc) is included, which is brought to your room at the time you specify - very nice.
- The B&B is located on a quiet street which doesn't get a lot of traffic (car or otherwise) but I always felt safe, even when returning alone late at night.
- Sitting area with a nice collection of books for you to peruse/borrow.
- The bathroom was a little cramped. Better organization could be had - e.g. a shelf for laying things down (there was little to no counter space) or hooks for clothing/towels.
Of note (not really pros nor cons, per se):
- Owner has a cat, which didn't bother me at all, but if you have allergies or a cat-aversion, be aware.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a warm, comfortable, and friendly Bed and Breakfast located in the historic center of Florence. We enjoy hosting travelers in an economical yet charming atmosphere. Our goal is at assist guests in enjoying their visit to the special, and beautiful city of Florence, unique in the world. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Di Barbano Hotel Florence