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Borgo al Cornio B&B
Ranked #10 of 18 Hotels in Prato
Columbia, MO
Level 6 Contributor
79 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful Hospitality”
Reviewed 3 August 2008

We spent three nights at Borgo al Cornio while my husband attended a meeting at Monash Centre (walking distance). Antonella was absolutely delightful, helpful, and patient with us as our Italian was very limited. Parking for the rental car was just a block away and no extra charge. Our room, "The Poet," #6, was immacculate- a large wardrobe with drawers in the bottom portion, a writing desk and chair, bedside tables and lamps, and valet for hanging clothes. The bath had two sinks and a tub with hand-held shower. Plenty of towels were supplied. There is no air-conditioning, but opening the shutters during the cool evenings is sufficient. When Antonella serviced our room each day, she closed the shutters, keeping the heat of the day out of the room. Breakfast is served each morning from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. in a very pleasant breakfast room. Each morning there were delicious pastries, fruit, jams/jellies, juice, coffee, and the famous Prato biscotti (from Antonio Mattei on Via Ricasoli). A TV room is available adjacent to the breakfast area, but a wall-mounted TV was also in our room. Borgo al Cornio's location is perfect for touring and shopping in the historical city center. The location is also just a couple blocks from the train station where it is very easy to take the train to Firenze for the day. Throughout our 8 days in Tuscany, our very best meal was in Prato- at Baghino (Via dell'Accademia). The food was memorable and the service, warm. We were so impressed with our first meal there, that we dined there the following evening also. As we said goodbye to Antonella, at the end of our three day stay, we felt that we had experienced true Italian hospitality and had made a new friend. Antonella's graciousness makes her guests feel truly welcomed. The bed and breakfast rate, including parking, is a tremendous value. We highly recommend Borgo al Cornio for its charm, value, warmth, location, and attention to detail.

  • Stayed July 2008, travelled on business
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Kstravelprof
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 September 2007

There is just nothing like the Borgo al Cornio! This was my second stay there and it was as fabulous as I had remembered it to be. Antonella and Massimo are warm and fun hosts, the rooms are lovely (I am partial to #3), the breakfasts are delicious and offer something for everyone, and you cannot beat the price. Prato is a thriving small city and the Borgo is exactly where you want a B&B to be situated - a bit off the main street and yet just the right distance from the train station and restaurants. And, because it is easy to tire of the crowds in Florence, Prato - a mere 30 minutes away by train - offers the perfect respite. A gem.

  • Liked — The warm and kind hosts - Antonella and Massimo
  • Disliked — People who think they are in a hotel and don't realize that a B&B does not have soundproofing
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2007

We stayed at Borgo Al Cornio for 3 weeks. The owners, Antonella & Massimo, are absolutely lovely people who will go out of their way to ensure everything is as it should be. Both Antonella and Massimo were full of helpful information and often suggested places and sites for us to go, as well as giving us helpful tips to make it easier to get around (eg. trains, buses etc).

The rooms were spotless and the breakfast was the best we had in Italy - fresh fruit, home brewed coffee, pastries and other brekky foods. If there was something you wanted that wasnt available, they would provide it - i saw this first hand when a fellow guest complained his was missing his usual muesli and yogurt... the next day, it was provided at the buffet!

The location is fantastic - right in the centre of Prato and only a 2 min walk from the train station.

I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Prato!

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  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled on business
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2 Thank carina1983
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UK
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 12 November 2006

5 Minutes from the train station (itself 25 minutes from Florence SM Station), in the heart of the medieval town centre, this lovely family-run B&B was the friendliest, cheapest and highest quality place we stayed. Our fastidiously clean room was well furnished and not too small, and the breakfast (including fresh pastries and home-brewed coffee) was very reasonable.

Though the family don't speak much English, they speak a little AND they are incredibly helpful. The language barrier was never a problem.

I would recommend this B&B to anyone. An excellent alternative to the sky-high prices of Florence.

  • Liked — Excellent value
  • Disliked — There weren't any drawbacks for us
  • Tips/Secrets — Stay here, not in Florence
  • Stayed October 2006, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank Ren_Jones
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Tasmania, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 August 2006

This B&B is actually called the "Borgo al Cornio". Whoever listed the place made a little mistake in the spelling which could be a problem for those of you who are trying to find the website (which incidently is ---).
This is a fantastic little place - very welcoming and clean and very close to the main piazza in the lovely historic centre of Prato. It is also very close to the Prato Porta al Serraglio station which means that the centre of Florence is only 20 minutes away - so why would you pay 200 euro plus for a room in Florence (with grumpy staff who are sick of tourists) when you could stay at this lovely place for 50 euros. Also Prato itself is full of historic interest, great dining possibilities and shopping.

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  • Stayed May 2005, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 July 2005

Spent four nights here. Almost new, spotless. Family run and as warm hearted as could be. Two blocks from train station, 18 minutes from Florence. Great sights and restaurants right here.

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Property: Borgo al Cornio B&B
Address: Via Convenevole da Prato 30, Prato, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Prato > Prato
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Ranked #10 of 18 Hotels in Prato
Number of rooms: 6
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