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Sanctuary B&B Firenze

Via Borgo Pinti, 15, Florence, Italy
Sanctuary B&B Firenze
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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22 hotel reviews
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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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Bundanoon, Australia
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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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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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