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Sanctuary B&B Firenze

Via Borgo Pinti, 15, Florence, Italy
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Sanctuary B&B Firenze
Ranked #235 of 498 Florence B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

My family of 6 people (4 children) stayed here with the Sisters of the Oblates of the Annunciation, in June last year and we had a lovely time. It is very central, only 5 minutes from the Duomo. We were impressed with the beautiful building and the peaceful garden, to which we had full access. The sisters were so friendly... More

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Watford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I stayed here in May 2013. As a solo traveller the idea of staying in a convent appealed to me from the safety point of view. It is up a quaint little street, about 5 minutes walk from the Duomo and 20 minutes from the train station. The Nuns who run the convent are lovely , they speak only a... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I stayed 3 nights at Sanctuary B&B. The Sisters were very friendly though speaking to them in English wasn't always easy. They went out of their way to accommodate us (called a cab for us the night before our departure and there was as sister there to say goodbye at 6am). They room was huge. The bathroom was clean. The... More

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Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Lovely XIVth/XXVth century convent, with original frescoes and/or wall and ceiling paintings, furniture and artefacts, and beautiful garden, located near the Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral), in walking distance (1 km) from Santa Maria Novella Train Station, offers a peaceful retreat from the busling crowds in this highly touristic city whilst right in the center of it. Occupied a... More

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The sanctuary is a 20-25 minute walk from the train station. The route is pretty straight forward but are cobbled and narrow so you may find it difficult if you have heavy baggages and is not physically fit. Its situated very close to the duomo with lots of eateries nearby. The rooms are clean and spacious and have a homely... More

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Maryland, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

As a single traveler, security is important to me. This lovely oasis, with spotless facilities is wonderful. It's walking distance to the Duomo and everything I want to visit. The rate is extremely reasonable and the buffet breakfast was perfect for me. The only thing it lacks is hi speed internet in the rooms, but there are inexpensive internet services... More

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Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Just returned home after a four night stay at this little oasis in the heart of Florence. When we originally tried to book some months ago, they didn't have a vacancy for one of our nights but then Nicole got in touch with us to say they'd had a cancellation so they would accommodate us. I already had a good... More

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

If you aren't a snob about places to stay, I would highly recommend staying at Sanctuary B&B. This little hostel/hotel type B&B is in the heart of Florence and your hosts, a group of nuns, are as nice as they come. The rooms are older and very simple, but gave me a great nights sleep. In the morning, the breakfast... More

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Champaign
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23 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

My family of six stayed at the Suore Oblate dell'Assunzione 29-30 December. We had a double room which had wonderful Old World furniture and an attached bathroom. This room faced an interior courtyard and was very quiet. The four kids had a five bed room also with an attached bathroom but the furnishings were more standard of a dormitory.This room... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We went to Florence last October 2012 as part of our Europe tour. We booked hotels along the same price range (60 to 120 euros per night) and were utterly disappointed with the room we got in B&B Firenze. First of all, we confirmed a booking for 3 people with an ensuite bathroom for 135 euros per night. When we... More

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SanctuaryBB, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary B&B Firenze, responded to this review

Hello LiziWizzie, Please know that we are very concerned about your description of poor conditions during your stay at Sanctuary B&B Firenze. Cleanliness is of the utmost importance as our convent is not only open for guests, but is primarily our personal home and house of worship, a sacred space that we keep serene and welcoming for all. Your experience... More

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Additional Information about Sanctuary B&B Firenze

Also Known As:
Suore Oblate Dell`Assunzione Hotel
Suore Oblate Dell`Assunzione Hotel Florence
Address: Via Borgo Pinti, 15, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #235 of 498 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming bed & breakfast in the historic center of Florence. Beautiful, quiet courtyard convent setting. Last Minute & Direct Bookings. Group Friendly. ... more   less 

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