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Hotel Cestelli

Borgo Ss. Apostoli 25, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #233 of 562 Florence B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a double room with ensuite bathroom for 5 nights. The hotel's location could not have been better. It was clean and simple and the hosts were very nice and accommodating. The only negatives were the noise and internet. Since it was warm we slept with the windows open and it was very loud since it is right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for 5 nights and really enjoyed the ease of walking to all major museums and sights in 10 minutes. The hosts were helpful with info on where to eat and travel details . I would fully recommend this hotel for visitors.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I did not have a very comfortable stay at Hotel Cestelli. My bedroom (Rm 6 I believe) was a narrow airless dark room that had a bare unused bidet, overlooking an air shaft. I was a bit grossed out by the open bidet, I wish they would cover it at least or remove it. The bed was okay, there was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Although the couple working there is really sweet and nice people, I just couldn't give them above a 2/5. You feel almost as if you are in their own house. There are a million signs everywhere saying "don't touch this", "don't do that", "do this", etc. The rooms haven't been redecorated or redone since 1818, so if you're an old... More 

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Burbank, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Hotel Cestelli exceeded all of our expectations. We booked one of the rooms with a shared bathroom down the hall. Originally, I wasn't looking forward to sharing a bathroom. Surprisingly, it was among the nicest bathrooms we used in all of Italy! They keep it spotless and beautifully decorated. The atmosphere is wonderfully calming with candles and fragrant potpourri. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This place is very near perfection for a traveller not looking for a resort. The negatives are well promoted and not a big deal but worth a mention; - it has only one shared bathroom for those rooms without their own bathroom - it has no lift but is only on the 2nd floor - it has no TV -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

My friend and I stayed here for 4 nights and we had a wonderful time - the room was immaculate, the location excellent, great value for money and most of all, the owners were so friendly and charming, and full of recommendations, we couldn't have asked for much more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

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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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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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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