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“Friendly guesthouse with excellent location.”
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Residenza Vespucci
Ranked #166 of 675 Florence B&B and Inns
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“Friendly guesthouse with excellent location.”
Reviewed 9 June 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Residenza Vespucci for three nights, in a room with a small balcony overlooking the Arno. The room was comfortable and clean, with an espresso maker and small refrigerator. Breakfast is available in a nearby cafe for 5 €. Spring for the balcony--it's fun to watch the river traffic. It's a bit busy and noisy during the day, but quiet at night.

Francesco could not have been more helpful. When my husband left his glasses in a taxi, Francesco called and tracked them down, then hand delivered them after the driver dropped them off. He also wrote down the instructions in English for my Italian cell phone!

The location is very close to major attractions, but still feels a bit quieter than some other parts of town.

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Pomona, Australia
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Reviewed 17 April 2013

What a great find in Florence. Lovely apartment with a great view of the river. Great location maximum 10 minutes walk to anywhere in Florence. The owner couldn't have been more friendly or helpful. Lovely room, very comfy bed and Wifi good. Real coffee machine in room and free bottled water in the fridge. Couldn't fault the place at all. If you are after peace and quiet not the place to stay but then neither is Florence !

Room Tip: Choose a room with balcony and river view. It's noisy but fun watching the world go by. Like I s...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

I chose this location based on the reviews that I had seen on this website and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect B&B. I studied in Florence a few years ago with my girlfriend and was looking to return to propose to her. I needed a place with a great view and location and Residenza Vespucci was EXACTLY what I needed. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. The bathroom was spotless and the showers had plenty of hot water. The room's balcony was gorgeous with a stunning view of the Ponte Vecchio and the river. The staff spoke English very well and they even greeted us with a complimentary bottle of champagne upon hearing of our engagement. They cleaned the room every morning while we were out exploring. The location is perfect--a five minute walk from the Ponte Vecchio, but far enough away not to be crowded. It's a 10 minute walk to the train station and a 10/15 minute walk to the Duomo. There was an English-speaking cafe below the hotel with delicious food, espresso and cappucino.

Bottom line, you will not be disappointed. Francesco and company take the stress out of accommodations and it was worth every penny. Feel free to contact me with quesitons regarding the space.

Room Tip: If 2 people, ask for the corner view. Has a small side balcony with a view of the Ponte Vecchio and...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 February 2013 via mobile

We are a family of 5 with 3 teenagers. Our accommodation comprised a triple room and double room both with their own huge bathrooms. Judging by the photos on TA there would be varying standards and sizes of rooms/apartments eg. we had no food prep area or sitting or dining area (as shown in some TA photos) within our rooms. However, in saying that, we were not disappointed with the accommodation provided for the price we paid. Rooms and bathrooms were spacious with high ceilings, Francesco was very conscientious and the location was fantastic. If there was only one small negative it would be the street noise at night! I would certainly recommend Residenza Vespucci for those seeking good value-for-money with great service........thank you Francesco!

Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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East Greenwich, Rhode Island, United States
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Reviewed 25 January 2013

true joy. the location is perfect. walking distance to the best shopping and the balcony views of the ponte vecchio are perfect. the owners of the inn are so kind,loving and welcoming. the made our trip so memorable. they are extremely helpful and will stop what they are doing at any time to help you. LOVED IT

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 4 January 2013

My husband and I decided to stay at this B&B during our honeymoon trip to Florence, and it turned out to be a perfect choice. The location is excellent, 5 minutes' walk from Ponte Vecchio and very close to all other sights. Francesco, the owner of the hotel, his family and his staff made every effort possible so that we would have a relaxing and comfortable stay.

Francesco warned us in advance by email that the building was under construction and the standard room with a river view, which we had booked, was not available, so he offered us a complimentary upgrade to a suite (which consisted of a big bedroom and a living room with a fireplace) for the same price.

We arrived in the middle of the night, much later than we had planned to, as our flight from Rome to Florence had been cancelled due to the fog and we had to go by bus. We warned Francesco about this delay by phone, and when we finally arrived at 4 o'clock in the morning, Edo, a staff member, welcomed us and greeted with a hot cup of tea. He was very helpful and gave very detailed explanations about the hotel, its location, provided us with the breakfast coupons and with a map of the city.

The room was absolutely beautiful, nicely decorated and clean, the bed was very comfortable. The shower was not always powerful enough, but this is typical for many old buildings in Europe, so it was OK for us. There was some noise from the street, but it was not strong and did not bother us. We slept very well during all our stay.

The breakfast was served in a cafe next door - a good breakfast for a very good price, the staff of the cafe was always very friendly and helpful.

Francesco gave us complimentary Chianti and on New Year's Eve we were greeted with a bottle of Spumante. Francesco's father showed us how to use the fireplace (which we enjoyed a couple of times) and recommended us where we could have a nice meal. So during all our stay we were experiencing great Italian hospitality and felt more like staying at someone's home rather than at a hotel. We will definitely stay again at this hotel next time we visit Florence, and we will recommend it to our friends.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 26 December 2012

Rarely have we seen such a wonderful blend of service, quality features and value as in our wonderful stay at Residnza Vespucci during our recent honeymoon.
Owner and Manager Franchesco is an amazingly attentive host and a 'can do" guy. Anything you need or want he does his upmost to make happen.
Bottom line we will be going again but for twice as long next time as there is so much to see and do in this wonderful city. A must see do for anyone planning to see the wonders of the Uffizi Gallery and the Duomo.

Room Tip: Have a chat to Franchesco about all the key tourists sites as he will show you where they are , how...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Residenza Vespucci
Address: Lungarno Amerigo Vespucci 2, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #166 of 675 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Residenza Vespucci 2*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Residenza Vespucci is right on the banks of the Arno River, a 5-minute walk from the Ponte Vecchio. You will have great views, friendly service and free Wi-Fi.The Vespucci is less than half a mile from the Duomo and close to streets full of antique shops. All of Florence's sights are within walking distance of the property.Rooms at Residenza Vespucci are spacious and very clean. They have air conditioning, minibars and irons. Some face the Arno River and Ponte Vecchio Bridge from their balcony with table and chairs.A rich continental breakfast includes a wide choice of products. It is served at a cafe set on the ground floor of the same building right outside the main entrance.The staff at the front desk will give you a city map, and can provide you with tips on the best restaurants, shops and museums. ... more   less 
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