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Casa Howard Guest Houses

Via della Scala 18, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #222 of 512 Florence B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Zurich, Switzerland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we stayed there for 2 nights in one of the twin rooms. the "hotel" is centrally located very close to the main station (7 min) and to the city center (10 min). in the street where the "hotel" is located there are many little shops were you get water 0.5 l for 50 cent and other snacks. there are also... More

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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I have been staying at the Casa Howard almost every year for over 6 years, I love it because it isn't the run of the mill commercial hotel - it is very chic and inviting and I always feel really at home when I stay. The rooms are all excellent, well designed and interesting interiors, each one is different with... More

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Brooklyn, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We just spent a glorious week at Casa Howard in the beautiful Drawing Room suite. It was fantastic. The spacious room was so nicely decorated. The staff was so nice and attentive. The location was great, as it was not too far to travel to and from the train station with luggage. The location was also a nice piece of... More

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Calistoga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Just wanna have fun staying in Casa Howard Florence, nice location, good value for money and satisfactorily happy for our stay, specially to the Amazing service of the staff. Looking forward for our next trip and this time for Rome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Definitely recommendable hotel with a special flare. Perfect location for any kind of traveling (business, family, couple or single): - Beautiful and artistic rooms - Extremely friendly staff - Perfect location in the center of Florence - Quiet rooms

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California City, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We stayed in florence for 4 nights, the first impression when we arrived, we were pleased, the rooms was beautifully decorated and very clean. Our luggage were even carried by 2 ladies to our room. They are very helpful and kind, the young girl gave us direction for tourist spot and suggestion for restaurant. One day when we came back... More

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Singapore, Singapore
3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Yes: -This guesthouse was very responsive on the email when I wrote in to enquire about booking for our stay in May 2014. -The guesthouse is well-located near the train station. Very convenient if you need to catch trains in and out of florence. -Breakfast was simple but delicious. -Some of the rooms were really beautifully designed. Like a decorated... More

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Canada, Kentucky
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My friend recommended Casa Howard for our first visit, but I found that this hotel is a poor guest house over our stay in Italy. The entrance have smell of drainage. When we check in, we ask to the housekeeper the aircondition, and they said we cannot use the aircondition because still part of the heating, We cant manage to... More

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Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
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9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We had booked both the twin rooms, but had a major problem with smell in one of the rooms. They did change the room right away. We had come here direct from a stay at Casa Howard Via Capo Le Case in Rome and the quality of service provided in Rome was definitely superior and the housekeeper there was friendlier.... More

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Hong Kong, China
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

This was my fifth visit to Casa Howard, which is a beautifully designed set of rooms near the train station and next door to the wonderful Officina Farmacia Santa Maria Novella. The rooms are all different and I have had enjoyable days before in the Drawing Room, Library, Fireplace Room and my favourite, the Owner's studio. I have always had... More

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Address: Via della Scala 18, 50123 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
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CASA HOWARD Guest Houses – Rome and Florence The Art of Hospitality. Casa Howard Guest Houses are not hotels. Each Casa Howard is a beautiful private house, in an outstanding location whether an apartment, palazzo or farmhouse, which gives personal service, and where some typically "hotel" ideas, methods and services have been borrowed. With uniquely designed, cosy rooms it’s like staying in a very relaxed, stylish friend’s home – as guests you get the keys of the house, you enjoy the original furniture and objects, you feel the atmosphere of the house. A mix of quality-to-price ratio, uniqueness of location, private home heritage and introduced guests approach deserved Casa Howard many featuring on the international press. Last but not least, CH are now in the bestselling 1000 Places to See before You die !!• A SENSORIAL EXPERIENCE : how different is the feeling of spending some days in a real private house rather than in a public grand hotel, in the top art city of the world! LUXE: we may not define CH a luxury place, rather a true exclusive place (nonetheless we are featured on most of the luxury guidebooks in the world, like the LUXE city book of Grant Thatcher or the LOUIS VUITTON guidebook). Casa Howard (Florence) is located close to Santa Maria Novella, Casa Howard (Rome) close to the Spanish Steps – the ideal spots for accessing the city’s profusion of architectural treasures and shopping! Urban chic close to the action. Suave and surprising, the Casa Howard is located close to the Santa Maria Novella – an ideal spot for accessing the city’s profusion of architectural treasures. This is a Guest House, it is not in the hotel category (e.g. they do not have a concierge, nor do they provide porters etc); it is a private family’s houses partially opened to introduced paying guests. Former guests have a priority booking channel. A mix of quality-to-price ratio, uniqueness of location, private home heritage, and introduced guests approach deserved Casa Howard some awards and many many featuring on international press. It is an intriguing mix of private mansion and hip hotel, providing guest accommodation in stylish apartments. Eco attitude : see down *All the original floors and ceilings have been maintained, there are flourishes of pure silk taffeta at the windows, and many love the chic designer touches such as the occasional black silk sofa, sunken marble bath, full-wall padded bed head, mosaic inlay or 18th century French writing desk. For relaxation after a day’s exploration along the Via Tornabuoni, unwind in the hammam. ... more   less 
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