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“Our New Home in the Heart of Florence”
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Master Bedroom
Living Room
Living Room
Living Room
Living Room
Living Room
Living Room
Living Room
from Living toward Dining and Kitchen
Balcony on the courtyard, access from the Living
Balcony on the courtyard, access from the Living
Dining and Living Room
Dining Room
Dining Room
Dining Room
Dining Room
Dining Room
Dining Room
Bookshelf, with the 3rd pull-out bed folded inside
Pull-out bed when extracted from Bookshelf, it becomes a standard single bed (size 75x32in)
view of the Kitchen
Kitchen
Fully equipped Kitchen, also containing washer-dryer machine
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Dining Room, toward the sleeping area
Master Bedroom - memory foam mattress equipped
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Bathroom, fully equipped, with shower into the tub
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bathroom
view of the Bedroom from the Bathroom
Dining Room - fine porcelain chandelier
Dining Room - table detail
Dining Room - italian etching depicting woman face
Dining Room - french engraving depicting Florence Baptistery
Dining Room - italian tapestry - detail
Master Bedroom - italian tapestry - detail
Master Bedroom - detail
Entrance door and Elevator on the left
Entrance of the Building on the Street
Street view
view from the Street
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Florence, Tuscany

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Paul M
Kingston, Tennessee
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Our New Home in the Heart of Florence”
Reviewed 14 December 2015 for a stay in October 2015
3
people found this review helpful

This was an outstanding experience. We couldn't have had a better way to enjoy the city.
Eleonora is such a gracious landlady. She even provide us with sauce, pasta & a bottle of wine on arrival. Just in case we didn't want to cook.
But before that she and her husband have created a lovely apartment. Spacious. Nicely dedicated in Tuscan style. Well-Stocked ( there is so much stuff we couldn't find it all. Eleonora had to tell us where to find a secret drawer with cooking utensils in it.) Plenty of storage. The kitchen is tight but so well-designed you have everything you need. Dishwasher, gas stove-top, full-size fridge,
The living room looks out over a small courtyard. Open the doors and be awakened by the Call to Worship bells at the Duomo. Step onto the street, turn your head to the right, there it is.
The bedroom is quite comfortable. King size bed, three large wardrobes and a dresser for all your clothing. The bathroom is spacious and fully equipped. Everything as expected or better.
Eleonora was a big help. Great advice on eating, shopping , use of the bus system. Ask her where she buys her leather goods.( Who doesn't buy leather in Florence?).
Visit Fiesole, the nearby village where they now live. Lovely little town, Roman Ruins and a panoramic view of the city.
We know where we'll be staying whenever (not if) we return to Florence.

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Liked best: The openness of the apartment & the bells in the morning. (Location, location, location)
Liked least: The hallway at the bottom of the stairs leading to the outside door .Watch your step.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
15 Dec 2015
Thanks a lot for your so detailed and beautiful comments about your stay in my old house. I am very happy when my guests feel here as if they were at their own home and may live here for some days as I lived. I wait for your next visit to Florence. Eleonora.
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DWolf1
Los Angeles
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“A charming home in Florence”
Reviewed 29 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015
4
people found this review helpful

On arrival in Florence, we called our host and she was waiting for us at the apartment. It is steps from the Duomo, which puts it walking distance from everything. But, quiet and peaceful, despite the fact that there is a restaurant directly below, sharing the courtyard. Eleonora gave a complete tour of the apartment, which is very well equipped and maintained. The kitchen has everything you need for housekeeping, including a dishwasher and washer/dryer combination. The bed is quite comfortable, and we were delighted that it is not two beds pushed together, unlike other places we have stayed The elevator accommodates two people with luggage - a real luxury. The bathroom is quite modern, with tub and shower. Eleonora had thoughtfully provided a bottle of very good wine from Montepulciano, on a silver tray with two glasses. Making the reservation was very easy, checking in and out was also very easy. We left feeling we had found both a home of Florence, and a new friend. We highly recommend this apartment.

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Liked best: Comfortable apartment in the center of Florence
Liked least: Nothing - it was all very well thought out and organized
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
1 Dec 2015
Many thanks for your detailed Review and for your feeling about a new friendship involving me. I hope have the possibility to meet you again in Florence or elsewhere. Eleonora.
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photock
Iowa
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best choice we could have made!”
Reviewed 4 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015
4
people found this review helpful

This was our first time visiting Italy and so spent weeks researching and reading reviews. Our stay at this apartment could not have been better. Eleanora was excellent to work with from the very start. From communicating with us before our stay to greeting us with such pleasantness upon our arrival. The apartment was clean and spacious, and maintained with utmost care. We could really relax and feel comfortable. It was wonderful to have a washing machine to use as well. The wifi worked great, and the bed was comfortable. The location simply cannot be beat. If we visit Flornce again, this will certainly be our first choice for accommodations. Oh, and also there is a handy sandwich shop just out the door and across the street that we really enjoyed too. Eleanora, thank you for sharing your home with us!

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 Nov 2015
Many many thanks, for all your appreciation and for all the details you have noticed! I hope to have the possibility to host you again in Florence in the future. Eleonora.
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Giovanni...
Staunton, Virginia, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfection in Firenze”
Reviewed 21 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015
2
people found this review helpful

Our first holiday in Italy celebrating our anniversary and our second stop on our trip brought us to Florence. We spent countless hours reading reviews, taking into consideration location, cost, and amenities. We couldn't have made a better choice. The accommodations were the best we had on our trip; from the spacious bedroom comfortable and large bed, inviting living room, dining room and well designed kitchen, it truly was a home away from home. The large windows and patio doors let in a beautiful radiant light that reflect off the traditional terracotta floors. Open the windows and listen to the sounds of Florence. Located just a few minutes walk from the train station located literally a stones throw away from the Duomo, you can easily reach the apartment by foot while rolling your luggage. The apartment is equipped with an elevator which made accessing the apartment even easier, especially after the 400+ step early morning climb to the top of Duomo before the crowds gathered. The central location allows easy walks to the Accadamia and David, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza Repubblica and as much shopping and dining as you can imagine. We booked two tours while in Florence and both tours met within a 5 minutes walk from the Apartment. The hospitality of the owner was first rate! If you are still looking for an apartment in Florence, look no further and book Il Battistero now, you won't regret it.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Oct 2015
Many many thanks for having appreciated and explained any aspect of your stay. We are very gratified of your words and it will be a pleasure if we may host again you and your wife in the future. Eleonora.
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Roland195...
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place, location, staff and owner”
Reviewed 18 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
1
person found this review helpful

the perfect central location on Florence - 10 steps to the Duomo.

Apartment is spacious, clean, well equipped and decorated in the traditional florentine fashion

The lady who serviced the apartment was great

The owner was very helpful and friendly

We can give this a very positive recommendation.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 Oct 2015
Thanks so much for your comments and appreciation about various aspects of our hosting. Hoping to meet you again in the future. Eleonora.
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joram38
Jerusalem, Israel
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“fantastic apartment, wonde &best locationrful owners”
Reviewed 14 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
person found this review helpful

spacious, well lit , fully and lavishly equipped apartment. could not be better, as well as fantastically located, at the very heart of Florence.
the owners are extremely helpful , pleasant and caring.
the best deal in town.
THE VERY BEST ONE CAN EXPECT AND HOPE FOR !!!

Prof. Joram Rozov

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Liked best: Everything about it - all expectations fulfilled, and beyond.
Liked least: --------------------------------------------- !
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
15 Oct 2015
Many Many thanks for your appreciation. We will be very glad to host you in our property in Florence again in the future. Eleonora.
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Matt13130
Lake Forest, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic Well Equipped Home”
Reviewed 21 September 2015 for a stay in June 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Traveling with my daughter this summer and was very fortunate find such a wonderful home in the middle of Florance. The owners were fantastic and communicate very well when contacting them. The condo itself is very well equipped, extremely comfortable and spacious it was like you just moved into the middle of Florance. I would definitely return to Duomo apartment when my travels take to Florance again, the place was a excellent find.

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Sep 2015
A lot of thanks for your comments about your stay in our apartment. I have been very glad to meet you and your daughter and I really hope to have the chance to host you and your family again in my house. Eleonora.
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