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Via della scala 53, 50123 Florence, Italy
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The Black Sheep Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #32 of 511 Florence B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Sydney
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
7 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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17 helpful votes 17 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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Makati, Philippines
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Donatello is the perfect host and the 3-bedroom apartment he transformed is absolutely beautiful! Pay attention to the directions, exit the train station on the right side and in less than 5 minutes, you're there! My sister and I were lucky to have the apartment all to ourselves and it really does feel like home. We decided to buy pizza,... More

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Darwin, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

There is not a detail in the Black Sheep BnB in Florence that Donatello, it's owner, has not considered, from the recycled Florentine fittings to the lovely snacks in the fridge, and everything in between. The Black Sheep was a delight, with cool and interesting details, and every comfort considered. The breakfasts, presented by Dontatello, were delicious and abundant, the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Do yourself a favor and book the Black Sheep in Florence! Donatello is a fantastic host - he has an amazing sense of taste and you can tell he poured his heart and soul into this beautiful, immaculate, well run and very chic B&B. Only wish we could have stayed more than one night. The location was convenient (and easy... More

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england
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114 reviews 114 reviews
24 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

OK. If you need a central B and B or a place near the station this is the place to go to. A good find and I would highly recommend it. We arrived late and Donatello gave us his word and was there. A great clean room and so quiet. A delicious breakfast the next morning....Tea, coffee, cereals, fruit, yoghurt... More

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Address: Via della scala 53, 50123 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
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