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“Modest accommodation, excellent hosts!”
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Casa Billi
Ranked #91 of 302 Speciality Lodging in Florence
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Modest accommodation, excellent hosts!”
Reviewed 27 September 2013 via mobile

Italian hotels on a budget are always a challenge, but we were immediately impressed by the friendly couple who own this establishment! They were do welcoming, helpful and friendly. We got a great orientation to the hotel, as well as helpful tips for the city. The rooms are small and a little noisy. The shared bathroom was very small.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2013

A 5 minute walk from the train station, so a good location. The owner was very nice and helpful. Good value for money. Bathroom was shared with other guests but had no problem with that. Only problem we had was taking the suitcases up the stairs (there is an elevator, but not for guest usage). Would recommend.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2013

Booked Casa Billi as a result of having stayed at the Beehive in Rome and using the cross-pollinate resource. The location is good. The desk is not staffed 24 hours. Shared bathroom was ok. Could not access wifi for some reason.

Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Dublin, Ohio
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2013

We booked 3 rooms for 6 people at Casa Billi through Cross-Pollinate.com. First, Cross-Pollinate was a great resource for finding this place and they were very helpful in the booking process. As for Casa Billi: Lorenzo, the owner, was very welcoming and helpful. The rooms are basic, clean and comfortable, each with a small fridge, armoire, and updated bathroom. The location was within easy walking distance to the train station and all the major sites. Lorenzo took the time to give us a quick overview of the city and make some restaurant recommendations upon arrival. We were able to store our bags after check-out and stop in later to pick them up before heading to the train station later in the afternoon. As others have mentioned, the desk is not staffed 24/7, but we were able to communicate with Lorenzo by email to arrange check-in/check-out, and he responded quickly. I definitely would stay at Casa Billi again!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank tsrad
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Moscow
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52 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2013

Hotel is well located to exclude local transportation: 7 minutes’ walk to station, same distance to the Center. It is on 2nd floor of the building. There is no lift for hotel guests.
I had room n.1 and this is equipped with good double bad, wardrobe, cooler, air-conditioner, TV and 1 chair. No table. No glasses. No sound proofing around. Linen, towels are in good conditions with weekly changing.
Toilet room is equipped well, including hair dryer. Good condition.

Window opens on the 1,5*5 meters yard. If opened you will have mosquitos, smell from sanitary pipes and other flats kitchen at your room.
It is prohibited to eat anything at the hotel. No kitchen or cattle set.
WiFi is free, speed is OK. Also there is a PC with free access to internet.
Tips:
Earplugs to sleep.
Best prices for coffee, fruits, have a snack are at Central market. It’s just next block behind the hotel. Working hours 8:00-14:00, some days till evening. Sunday till 12:00. Reasonable prices are at shop located at 3rd building on the right from hotel exit (till 24:00).

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Perth, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2012

We stayed here in June 2012 and were generally happy with our stay!

Check your arrival time as if you arrive after 3pm you will need to let them know (I did via email) as the desk is not manned 24/7. We arrived at 3.30pm and they were fine with this and very friendly. After check in you don't see much of the people who run the place which is fine.

If you're given room 4 (as we are currently in here!) prepare for a lot of noise! The new shared bathroom is right next door and the plumbing appears to be in the dividing walls and is very noisy when the loo is flushed..! This is our only complaint for this hotel, I'm sure the other rooms don't have this noise.

The best part about this hotel is it's location! 5 min from the train, 5 min from the main tourist hub and lots of good local places to eat! Also enjoy bartering at the local leather markets!

Overall we're generally happy and would recomend this place and stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2012
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2 Thank Brhawk
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Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2012

This is a fantastic hotel to say for budget accomodation. The room was clean and comfortable with air conditioning which is a blessing in summer. The bathroom has been renovated and clean. We had bedroom number four which can be noisy as shares a common wall with the bathroom. Staff are friendly and the location was terrific. Walking distance to all the major attractions. Would be happy to stay here again and recommend to friends.

  • Stayed June 2012
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1 Thank Baci8
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Property: Casa Billi
Address: Via Faenza 12, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #91 of 302 Speciality Lodging in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Casa Billi 1.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Billi is a cheapest (quality/price) choice centrally located, in Florence, from 1951: Casa BIlli provides private rooms with private or shared bathroom, and apartment.Our rooms provided with conditioner, sat tv, wi fi, heating and much moreCasa Billi is a typical, small guest house, opened year round; so, our check in time starts from 11 to 15 but we can arrange your check in if you write us in time - check in after 19 o'clock are not possible - before must be confirmed by us) ... more   less 
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