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Sanctuary B&B Firenze

Via Borgo Pinti, 15, Florence, Italy
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Sanctuary B&B Firenze
Ranked #279 of 508 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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Bundanoon, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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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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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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7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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13 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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Address: Via Borgo Pinti, 15, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Also Known As:
Suore Oblate Dell`Assunzione Hotel Florence

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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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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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