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The Black Sheep Bed and Breakfast

Certificate of Excellence
Via della scala 53, 50123 Florence, Italy
The Black Sheep Bed and Breakfast

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We could not have found a better place for bed and breakfast than with Donatello. He hopped off his scoother and greeted us with his open and friendly smile. It was a good beginning. Our Sliver Suite was large and it's ceilings were tall giving an impression of even more space. The silver touch was creative genius! Breakfasts were delicious... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My sister and I stayed in a Gold Suite at The Black Sheep Bed and Breakfast for 3 nights. I must say that the rooms there are awesome, with lots of creativity and considerate thoughts for the occupant's comfort! Like what it says on its website, it is conveniently located in Florence's historic centre within walking distance from all the... More 

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Bacchus Marsh, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We are a family of four (2 teenagers) doing a month haul in Europe. My wife chose this place by it's quirky name and after reading the reviews and seeing the piccies we were eagerly awaiting our stay. It was worth the wait. The best accommodation of our whole month on the continent. Although our current digs in Rome give... More 

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Belgrade
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This place has everything that you might need for a wonderful vacation in Florence! Located at the very center, it is very close to all main attractions. Rooms are beautiful, specially decorated with lots of style and artistic touch! At some point you feel like you are in a museum :). Breakfast was wonderful as well, served each morning by... More 

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Sydney
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20 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Heaven because its up 52 steps and because its so uplifted from its surrounds. We wanted somewhere close to Santa Maria Novella station for both arrival and departure and selected the Black Sheep from Trip Advisor recommendations. How on the money they were! We experienced a little difficulty in finding the place at first and I suggested a slight improvement... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

Stayed for two nights in early March 2014. 2 minutes from train station. The charming host, Donatello, was waiting for us and made us feel welcome and gave us some genuine recommendations and insider tips for making the most of our Florence visit. Provided a thorough breakfast and a good chat each morning. Decor is super cool and location is... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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9 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Although the street access is nondescript, packed with people and loud the upstairs location and interior rooms make for a quiet convenient stay near the main train station in Firenze. Easy quick walk from the train station then, after dropping your bags, great access to the city. Donatello is a charming and informative host who insists on making you whatever... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Like so many things in life, first impressions of this place will mislead you. The door is small, tucked next to some unimpressive businesses. But Donatello has created a very comfortable and spacious retreat here, so convenient to the train station and the heart of Florence that you'll never need a cab. And Donatello himself is, like the other reviewers... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

At first the place may appear unassuming, but as you enter the apartment, you are welcome by a spacious, well lit, modern living space. The location, service and rooms are quite simply outstanding. But the biggest surprise for the guest is the Donatello, the laid-back, generous and helpful host. It is always a pleasure to meet somebody who obviously loves... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

On the surface, as you wander out of the train station at Firenze, and follow Donatello's precise instructions, you are are confronted by what looks like a cracking ugly building close to a busy section of the city. Climb the stairs and enter the apartments and you are in another world. Creative decor, spacious rooms, lovely showers and a wonderful... More 

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