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“Ideal central Florentine apartment”
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view on the street towards the Duomo, from the Queen Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Florence, Tuscany

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“Ideal central Florentine apartment”
Reviewed 2 July 2018 for a stay in June 2018

A superbly appointed central Florentine flat that puts you on the doorstep to every attraction the city has to offer. The two bedroom flat is located a few shorts steps from the Duomo; being on the second floor it provides a cool air conditioned sanctuary away from the heat and the crowds just when you need it. The apartment is very well appointed with two spacious bedrooms, a cool and very comfortable lounge, with a spacious and well equipped kitchen. The two bathrooms top off this ideal accommodation facility.
Ele, your hostess, is a lovely lady who makes you feel at home. She is attentive and explains everything in the apartment so that you are able to enjoy its facilities from the very start. Both my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and this excellent accommodation. We would have no hesitation in recommending this apartment and its wonderful owner to our family and friends. Thank you for making our stay in Florence so memorable.

Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
5 Jul 2018
Thanks to you for this so extensive and excellent Review. Happy having had the possibility to have you as my guests in Florence, and really hope to meet you again in the future. Eleonora.
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ramona2
Philly
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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“Best apartment I have ever rented”
Reviewed 10 June 2018 for a stay in May 2018
1
person found this review helpful

The San Miniato apartment's location is perfect. We could open a window in the living room, kitchen or one of the bedrooms and could see the Duomo right there. There were restaurants and shops all around so the location was just perfect. Eleonora was the perfect hostess who met us on our arrival and spent almost an hour going over each and every detail of the apartment and also showed us how to use the appliances and where to find everything. This was greatly appreciated. Her apartment was simply amazing. Eleonora has stocked the apartment with everything one can possibly need. What we really liked was that the apartment had a brand new washer cum dryer with plenty of laundry detergent available so we were able to wash most of our clothes. There was also a drying rack for our cotton clothes, an iron and full size ironing table. The kitchen had nice cutlery and utensils and even coffee, sugar and olive oil. There was dish detergent and trash bags as well as all the necessary toiletries in the bathroom. She also gave us information on where to find authentic Florentine cuisine. I have yet to met a host who is so helpful. The apartment was spotlessly clean and large and made our vacation truly wonderful. Thank you Eleonora.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Jun 2018
Many many Thanks for a so extended, detailed and excellent Review regarding your stay in my property. I hope to have the possibility to host you again, if you'll wish to come back to Florence, in the future. Eleonora.
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bowens22
Pennington, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Outstanding!”
Reviewed 10 June 2018 for a stay in June 2018
1
person found this review helpful

Exceptional location half a block from Piazza del Duomo. Eleonora (the owner) greeted us upon arrival with warmth and enthusiasm. The apartment was very clean with large bedrooms and a very functional kitchen

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Jun 2018
Thanks a lot for your appreciation, hoping to host you again in Florence. Eleonora.
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Shere J
1 review
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“Dreams Really Do Come True!”
Reviewed 28 March 2018 for a stay in October 2017
3
people found this review helpful

We booked the San Miniato apartment for almost a month late last year knowing that there is so much to explore in Florence, and explore we did. From the Uffizi,(the most famous) to Opificio delle Pietre Dure (which was amazing but very few either know of it or take the time), and so many others. Really, you could visit repeatedly and still find things to discover. Art is everywhere in Florence, so sometimes just walking around feels like you are in a museum.

The owner of this lovely apartment, Eleonora, is such a gracious host. She informed us on all the workings of the apartment, which are quite different than we have here in the states. Rest assured it has everything you could want from the kitchen to the jacuzzi in one bath to the very comfy beds. No detail has missed her attention. This is probably due to the fact that it was her home for many years, and in sharing it with others it gives us a wonderful representation of what the true Florentine lifestyle is like. It is “the” place to stay and feel at home like a Florentine, for however long you stay.

The apartment is in a perfect location for all the you could see and do. You can easily get back after a long day of sightseeing, rest up and then go out again for the evening. We even cooked in a few times, having made several stops at local stores for items like cheese, wine, and all that one needs to eat in true Italian style. When you read all the reviews, it appears we all want to come back and stay here. It is a testament to how well cared for this apartment is and also to Eleonora, whose kind manner and generosity, just make you want to see her again.

Additionally, Eleonora shared information on restaurants, sights that are not to be missed, and contacting the taxi service when it was time to head home. We cannot thank you enough Eleonora, for making us feel so welcome and all that you did to assist us in making this our unforgettable Italian adventure. Until next time. Ciao

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Mar 2018
Thanks so much for a so positive, extensive and detailed Review. It's very gratifying to me my efforts are so appreciated, expecially from guests of mine who have chosen to stay in my property many times. All the best, Eleonora.
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A TripAdvisor Member
2 reviews
“You could see the side of the Duomo from the front windows. Very obliging host.”
Reviewed 22 February 2018 for a stay in January 2018

Eleonora is the perfect host, providing maps and suggestions of what to see and do.

The Museum of the Duomo Workshop (Opera del Duomo) was our favourite recommendation and we shopped for our dinner at the Central Markets which were less than 10 minutes away.

There is a Conad supermarket 50 meters down the street and a larger one around the corner from the Duomo. Both are very well stocked and open in the evenings.

The apartment is very secure, full of character, comfortably furnished, with large and luxurious beds and good sized rooms. We had the bedroom at the rear with the convenient although small ensuite. We stayed two weeks and had breakfast every morning and cooked dinner almost every night in the separate eat-in kitchen.

The brand new washer-dryer was most convenient and easy to use and the central heating was very welcome after the chilly Winter days exploring wonderful Florence.

Eleonora also showed us the one bedroom apartment next door overlooking the internal courtyard. It is also large and very well appointed and looks ideal for a couple or three persons. My partner and I will probably stay there next visit.

I look forward to staying again in Eleobora's beautiful, convenient and inviting old home which also has a lift which was very welcome after a long day walking, shopping and exploring.

The three of us were very happy there and truly felt at home!

Thank you for your generosity & welcome Eleonora.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 Feb 2018
Thanks so much to you for a so extended, detailed and excellent Review about your stay in Florence, in my old home. It will be a pleasure to have the possibility to meet and host you again in the future. Eleonora.
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ferone1
New York City, New York
1 review
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“Fantastico!”
Reviewed 28 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Can't wait to return! Couldn't have felt more like home.
Spacious, clean; a perfect location! Pleasant, well appointed; a true Florentine experience.
Eleanora's greeting upon our arrival so gentile. She is well organized in her plan and preparations. Grazie!
A PERFECT 10 ALL AROUND! Baci-

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Nov 2017
Many Thanks for your so great appreciation, it is very gratifying for me in my effort to offer my guests a great experience in Florence. I'll be so happy to host you again in the future. Eleonora.
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Lasalo
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fabulous apartment, location, owner - Think no more if you are going to Firenze!”
Reviewed 17 November 2017 for a stay in October 2017

This apartment was incredible! Had everything you could possibly need - SPOTLESSLY CLEAN! It was the owner's former residence, and it showed that they love it! It's location could not be better - right next to the Duomo. We walked to the the sites with no problem - San Lorenzo, Medici Chapels, The Accademia and David, Uffizi, Pitti, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza Signoria, Piazza Republica. Nothing was more than a few minutes. Needless to say, restaurants and shopping everywhere. The owner met us and gave us an orientation to the apartment, along with recommendations and restaurants which reflected our interests. Owner could always be available for anything by phone. Do not miss this one!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
19 Nov 2017
Thanks a lot for a so positive and so detailed Review. Hoping to have again as my guest in Florence, whenever you'll wish to come back. Eleonora.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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