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Hotel Cestelli

1.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Borgo Ss. Apostoli 25, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #127 of 498 Florence B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Long Beach, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

I've just returned from a 10 day stay at Hotel Cestelli. Alessio and Assumi, the owners, are as charming as their lovely hotel. Alessio speaks perfect English and Italian and generously answers any question one might have. This trip, I was able to navigate the Italian post office, after he explained exactly what I needed to do. It is a... More

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Princeton,
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Cestelli at the end of September. What a great experience! The hosts were welcoming and extremely helpful with restaurant and activity recommendations. The location couldn't be better -- located a ten minute walk from the train station, and five minutes from the Arno, the Uffizi, Palazzo Vecchio, Duomo and many other major Florence sites. The... More

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Greenbrae, California, Usa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We have stayed here several times and enjoy every experience. The couple who run the hotel, Alessio and Asumi, are gracious and accommodating. The hotel is quiet and perfectly situated amidst the busyness of Florence -- truly a treat. Rates are reasonable, too. We are charmed by the Hotel Cestelli, which is a tribute to the owners.

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Cary, NC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Staying at Hotel Cestelli was a delight. After long days of walking around the city, it felt nice returning to our temporary home in the beautiful 12th century palace. We checked in at night, entering a dimly lit lobby full of antique furniture and a large stained glass window like you'd find in an old church. I must find out... More

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16 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We would definitely stay here again. The room was simple but comfortable and the location was excellent. The best part was the hosts, Alessio and Asumi. Allessio was so friendly and gave us great suggestions about where to eat and what to do in Florence. Florence is ridiculously crowded with tourists and it does get overwhelming at times. With his... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We spent a really nice journey in this place. Alessi and Asumi are really kind, pleasant and helpfull. Rooms are clean, and nice. Prices are in adequation with the place; I will advice to all my friends and family this place.

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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We booked based on the Lonely Planet listing and found that Cestelli exceeded our expectations. Only marginally more expensive than our 6 bed dorm at a hostel in Rome, this 1 star hotel in Florence, run by Italian-Japanese couple Alessio and Asumi, was excellent value. The first impression created by the hallway was lovely – the old palace has the... More

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Colle Val d'Elsa, Toscana, Italy
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Upon my trip to Florence I had never stayed in anything close to a hostel, and must say I was a little nervous about having a one bedroom with a shared bathroom. Little did I know there was little to be worried about. Upon arrival Alessio and Asumi the two owners greeted me with open arms and big smiles. My... More

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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

This little hotel was absolutely wonderful. Although it is a "one star" hotel, it definitely has the service, cleanliness, and coziness of a 5 star! We only got to interact with one of the owners, and she was amazing. She was so helpful in suggesting things to do in Florence and she was very friendly, always welcoming you with a... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Alessio and Asumi are the friendliest hotel proprietors that we have ever come across. Gracious and kind, full of helpful suggestions and great restaurant recommendations that really helped us to get off the beaten tourist track a little, we couldn't thank them enough at the end of our four night stay over the Easter weekend. The hotel is very clean,... More

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Also Known As:
Cestelli Hotel Florence
Address: Borgo Ss. Apostoli 25, 50123 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Hotel Style:
Ranked #127 of 498 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Cestelli 1*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in a 12th century palace off Via de' Tornabuoni and just steps away from Ponte Vecchio. Minimalistic and calm atmosphere inside enhanced by subdued lighting and Japanese simplicity. Renaissance meets Zen. ... more   less 
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