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“What a location - just in the heart of Florence!”
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“What a location - just in the heart of Florence!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

We were travelling by car with kids (6 and 2).
Location is excellent! Room is a bit old and simple, though very functional (washer, dish-washer, etc.).
Cooperation with a garage was very good, considering that location is very central.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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danilo1, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Family Apartments, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Dear guest, thank you for your kind review. We are sorry if the apartment was small and simple ( due to the structure of the building which is historic) but as you said it was also very functional.Looking forward to seeing you in Florence again. Regards, Executive Office
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

This was our first stop in a 3 week whirlwind tour of Italy and we just loved this apartment.

It is literally right on the river Arno next to the Ponte Vecchio and 5 mins walk to the Palace and Uffici Gallery.

We had absolutely everything we needed, a huge king size comfortable bed, separate kitchen with microwave and washing machine (this was the only apartment on our stay that contained these) and a clean bathroom with amazing shower.

This was already by far the cheapest accommodation on our trip and it really was amazing value.

The customer service was excellent, the apartment is located about a 10 minute walk away from the office but they greeted us at the door just as our taxi pulled up.

Getting a taxi from Peretola airport was very easy, there is a standard charge now into the main historic precinct and was great value. We just called Signoria Apartments when we were about to jump in the cab and as promised they met us at our accommodation immediately and did not charge us any extra even though we arrived late due to a flight delay.

I think the highlight of the room was the grand piano, as out of tune as it was, it was a lovely addition to the room and our 15 month old loved playing it.

They also provided a cot free of charge where as other places wanted to charge us up to $15 per night extra.

The best gelato place ever was just around the corner and we made many late night stops. Amazing restaurants and bars all around too but as we were right on the river it was very quiet (also I noticed they had big double glazed windows which you could open to get some air flow going if you wanted).

This was just perfect for our needs in Florence, clean excellent location and a real novelty.

Highly recommend walking up the hill to the chapel, such a beautiful view. Although you could easily argue the Statue of David was worth coming for alone. Tip - we did not have to cue for anything. February we were told numerous times by the locals is the best month to visit Italy. And as a bonus February is their big sales month of the year where you can purchase all the beautiful leather boots, bags etc for 50-80% off!!

In retrospect I wish I had have picked up more, just such great quality.

I've strayed from my original review of the accommodation ha, but really we highly recommend Signoria Apartments, they were excellent.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

When i booked this hotel i thought it was good value for money especially as it was an apartment that appeared cheaper than most of the hotels we were looking at. However, i was utterly shocked to discover how lovely the apartment was. It was huge and it had all the amenities we could have asked for. Furthermore the location was amazing right behind popular piazza signoria and in walking distance to everywhere in florence. It was extremely convenient and the staff were fantastic. We had a wonderful time and would definitely return.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Treviso, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

Located in the center it's a perfect position if you want to enjoy Florence by night as well. Rooms are confortable, clean and spacious. I recommend it for the service in particular, very professional and kind.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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danilo1, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Family Apartments, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Dear guest, thank you for your review! It will be a pleasure to have you back again! Best regards, Executive Office
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

Hands down the best location we've stayed at in Europe. The front door of this place is literally 200 meters from the most popular street in Venice. Incredible, and great value for money. It is not the most fancy, but it is clean, and in such a convenient place you'd be crazy to complain. Owners were very helpful in providing information to the tourist. So close to all the main attractions. I think staying here made the whole experience of being in Florence extremely memorable. We were travelling as a group of four friends and family, and the place felt nice and homey after staying in subpar places all around Europe. The apartment was surprisingly spacious, compared to the pictures shown on the website. There is a convenient little kitchenette and if you are backpacking and are in desperate need of doing your laundry, they have a washing machine as well. If you are looking for a luxurious place to stay, look elsewhere, but if you are looking for a convenient, good value, clean and comfortable place to stay, look no further. You will not regret staying here I promise.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

We stayed with my husband for three nights in the apartment in Borgo Santa Croce. The room was spacious, nicely decorated, clean and fully equipped. So fully, there was even a washing machine in the bathroom!
There was even some coffee and sugar (maybe the previous people that stayed there left them) so we could make a nice espresso every morning! –It also had a nice balcony which will be great in summertime.
The bathroom was a little narrow but nice.
The location was great. Five minutes away from Piazza della Signoria but in a residential quiet area near Santa Croce.
The area was quiet in the morning, but in the evening it got really lively with nice restaurants and bars nearby. Nevertheless the apartment was really quiet!
The only disadvantage was the stairs, there is no elevator of course-they told us the building is from the 16th century!- and we had to climb five stairs up and down every time, which was really tiring, considering the all-day walking we were doing every day!
The personnel was very helpful and kind, when we arrived they carried my suitcase all the way up, thank God! They also suggested restaurants nearby and things to do, one of the recommended restaurants we visited was really nice!
We were very happy to have booked there and the price was so good for the value!
Thank you Signoria apartments for a great stay!

Room Tip: Room is really quite but has a lot of stairs (third floor) and no elevator, don't go if you can...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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danilo1, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Family Apartments, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Dear guest, thank you for sharing your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We are sorry about the stair; being in a historic building the structure does not allow to do more than this. As for the noise, we are also sorry because this is something that a central apartment in a touristic city has in the everyday life especially in spring/summer. Best wishes, Executive office
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

Wonderful stay at Signoria Apartments. Perfect location, cozy room and excellent service ! Especially service minded staff, Fabio in particular, was exceptional and made us feel welcome and made sure we didn't miss a thing!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Family Apartments
Address: Via Dei Cimatori 16/R, 50122, Florence, Italy (Formerly Signoria Apartments)
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 297 Speciality Lodging in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Family Apartments 1.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family Apartments offers a selection of apartments for rent especially equipped to accommodate families during their turistic stay in Florence, providing all the comfort and a 24/7 assistance, for a peaceful holiday, away from the everyday stress. Our apartments are fully equipped for parents and children, with all the necessary for daily needs and also fun for the whole family. For you this means : Certainty from the booking not to have the usual stay in Florence, but a specific service to meet the needs of the whole family; Family Apartments guarantee the availability of its apartments and staff. Family Apartments staff is available 24 hours/24, 7 days/7 and is ready to intervene for any eventuality or need in less than 30 minutes from the call ; Family Apartments can meet the really important needs and resolve important matters in case of need of medical care for example; More rest and fun for the whole family. ... more   less 
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