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Casa Howard Guest Houses

Via della Scala 18, 50123 Florence, Italy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This guesthouse is really good - really clean and in a central location in Florence. The staff are very helpful and went out of their way to assist us with our huge amounts of luggage as well as assisting us to find locations in Florence on the map. It's quiet, has air conditioning that works very well! Continental breakfast was... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This bed and breakfast is great value for the money. The location is excellent, particularly if you arrive by train (just walk, no need to take a taxi). It is located a very short walking distance from church of Santa Maria Novella. All main tourist locations are also within walking distance. Service is very friendly and stress-free. Rooms are simple,... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Casa Howard was beautiful - and, i'm glad we made it part of our stay. If you want to stay away from large hotels packed with tourists and the mainstream cookie-cutter hotel rooms then this place is for you. If you're excited to see some bold-funky design and don't get miffed that you need to carry some skeleton keys, then... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my boyfriend have stayed in a standard room at Casa Howard. The room was very small, to small. It doesnt look like in the pictures. The standard in our room was very low. The owner were not polite or interested of hearing our complaints. She didn't do anything about it. We just spoke with her on the phone,... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The hotel is super: .Perfectly located, very close to the train station (a few blocks). You have to be careful walking in that zone during the night. .The staff is awesome, warm and very resourceful. .The hotel style is very comfortable. It consists in an old house (remade), with a lot of diferent rooms with diferent styles each.. Sometimes it... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Second time we stayed in this guest house. It's perfect location to the train station (3 min walk) as well as the city centre (10 min walk). It's like staying in someone's house which I much more prefer than the stif hotels. All rooms are individually designed but has all that's required. We stayed in Twin B which has a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We stayed in the playroom suite at the Casa Howard Guest House which we reserved for a good price months before our stay. While this place is not a luxurious hotel like some of the other places we stayed on our two-week trip to Europe, I give it 5 stars because it met all of our criteria for what we... More 

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East Peckham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Lovely old building cleverly redesigned with distinctive decor. Friendly staff made us feel welcome. Good location and an extremely comfortable bed! Great place to base yourself when in Florence and when the door was closed a restful place to relax.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

First keep in mind this is not a full service hotel but a guest house similar to a B&B. They give a master key to the front door and gate then a separate skeleton key to your room. Each room has a different and interesting theme and the location is across the street and around the corner from the Firenze... More 

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Estero, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had three rooms in this building. One was great - very spacious. The other two were just o.k. Not much room. Both were supposed to have two beds - neither did. In one they put sheets on the sofa and called it the other bed. Thank goodness the person was small that slept there. Bathroom was elevated - you... More 

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Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
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