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Via Borgo Pinti, 15, Florence, Italy
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Sanctuary B&B Firenze
Ranked #256 of 516 Florence B&B and Inns
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  • 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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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Bundanoon, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We stayed in convents in Rome and Siena and found them to be of a high standard but in Florence, whilst the location is excellent, we found the bedrooms very basic. The bed was a camp bed with a hard mattress and rock hard pillow and the furniture was shoddy. The breakfast was very meagre in comparison with the convents... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

It truly is a sanctuary, the second you close that huge wooden door you enter into another world. A world of peace and quiet away from the noise, the heat, the congestion of Florence. It is so quiet you can hear a pin drop, not one peep from the outside world here. This was the most enjoyable place I stayed... More

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Corsicana, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

When many other places were booked (October, 2013) this place was available and boy were we lucky. The difficulty in booking a room may explain its availability. The sisters speak mainly French and Italian, perhaps one speaks English. Not getting an e-mail reply, I called long-distance, first writing out my reservation request in Italian (using the internet as dictionary) and... More

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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
3 helpful votes 3 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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16 helpful votes 16 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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Additional Information about Sanctuary B&B Firenze

Address: Via Borgo Pinti, 15, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Suore Oblate Dell`Assunzione Hotel Florence

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