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Sanctuary B&B Firenze

Via Borgo Pinti, 15, Florence, Italy
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a short notice booking. Directions were spot on from the railway station (though we mis-read them!). The Nuns were friendly, but left us alone. I stayed in a single en-suite which was clean and perfectly adequate. There was a beautiful garden, and we listened to the Nuns singing on the Sunday morning before we checked out. There is... More 

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked at short notice in August (no breakfast in August) lovely peaceful place to stay in the heart of Florence. Nuns were helpful, cheerful and unobtrusive. I had single room with bathroom very spacious & clean. ..... Mosquitoes found me.!!! . Garden is a delight & we were able to leave or luggage for collection later in the day. I... More 

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

An absolutely terrific place to use as your base camp in Florence. My family and I enjoyed our stay with the sisters. The room was impeccably clean and nicely sized. The room is simply, but comfortable with an in-room WC and shower. Breakfast was simple but sufficient to get your day started. The fresh made preserves and jellies on the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This monastery was in a great location, close to attractions, shops, restaurants and a laundry. We walked from the train station to the accommodation, not a short walk and over cobbled roads but doable. If fact we walked everywhere to all attractions and felt this was not unrealistic. Our room was the biggest of the 3 'monastery stays' we booked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

t's closed to the main places, 5 mins walk to Ponte Vecchio, mercanto Nuovo and Piazza della Signora. Even its located to main area but the noise is not distrubbing. Check in only between 8 to 13.00, so you need to inform if coming late. The receiptiont is very helpful. There's snacks and drinks that provided in dining area, that... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The website of this B&B is misleading. Our bedroom does not look like those on the website. Ours was a tiny room with two single beds, like beds in dormitory. The en-suite is really tiny, ventilation was not good, when we opened the window, mosquitoes came in. The nuns who run the B&B seem to be "tourist fatigue". Breakfast is... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

I have mixed feelings about this accommodation. The location is brilliant, 20 minute easy walk from the railway statIon, 5-10 mind to the Duomo and walkable to everywhere else. There is a lively piazza just at the end of the road (under the arch) for evening meals. Also a good value restaurant in the same street, Accadia. The rooms are... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is my favorite place to stay in Florence. Run by welcoming, lovely nuns (who, be warned, don't speak English - only French or Italian), this convent is spotlessly clean, the rooms are a great size, the bathrooms are modern and fantastic, air conditioner on a schedule in the rooms (great and a special treat in the summer), the breakfast... More 

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Neptune Beach, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a very Catholic facility run by the sweet Sisters of the convent. If you are on the ground floor, you can hear the sisters singing and in prayer in the early morning and evening, but they are almost never seen. Only when you ring the doorbell to be let in and you push the big door open will... More 

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Bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

As a solo traveller I chose the convent as I did not like the thought of staying in a hostel alone and the convent appealed to me from the safety aspect. It took me a while to find it as I walked from the train station (approx 20 minutes). The convent is very close to the Duomo literally 5 mins... More 

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Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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