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Arco Antico B&B

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Via Faenza 107, 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
    4.5 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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Bangkok, Thailand, Asia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We stayed there in July 2014 and that was the right place to stay in Florence. Very warm welcome and good advice from the owner, big fan of Fiorentina. Location is close to train station, but a bit tough with big luggage because of road surface. Room is fine, not too fancy, but all thing is available. Breakfast is good.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

It's really clean and comfortable! Location is also perfect! You dont worry about nosie! And near Firenze S.M.N, Piazza di Santa Maria, San Lorenzo Market... I love here! Feel like home in Florence?Breakfast is good for me. I'll come back here!

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Australia
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

Service: Matteo emailed me in advance letting me know check in procedures. When we arrived his lovely wife greeted us. We were provided witoth a map, wifi code and shown the keys ( she doesn't speak much english but that was not an issue). Room: quite spacious, clean, beware if its the weekend you hear the music from the kabab... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

The place is very nice and the service is excellent but this is surely not the place to go while visiting Italy. The food is very modern and over priced, not really what you are aiming for in Italy.. This is equal to any modern place you can find anywhere else in the world

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

This is a very good little little hotel in an excellent location to wander Florence. Marco could not be nicer or more helpful! The breakfast is great, with coffee, tea, and a selection of pastries, fruit, toast, meats, and yogurts. Overall a very pleasant stay in Florence!

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I slept 1 night at Arco Antico. Marco, the manager, is welcoming and helpful. Rooms are large and clean with everything you need. Breakfast is very good and abundant. The best feature of Arco Antico is its proximity to S. Maria Novella train station and the city center, but this doesn't make it expensive: prices are really reasonable. I will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

As I said , we struggled to find Arco Antico as it is just a door on a busy little street . Eventually found it . Matteo is a lovely man , very helpful in explaining were to go etc. even gave him a taste of Vegemite ( he screwed up his face ). Rooms are a good size. Easy... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Everything you need/want is there: Overall pleasant with a helpful manager, room sufficiently large, clean and self contained with a decent modern bathroom with shower. Cable TV with only Italian channels (as far as I could tell because there are so many to check all) and a good working WIFI. No small fridge in the room but you can keep... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I stayed at the Arco Antico B&B for two nights in August 2013. I chose the property because it is a 5 minute walk from Santa Maria Novella train station and also because of the great reviews it has received. I was not disappointed. Unfortunately (or perhaps, fortunately) your first experience of the B&B will not be your best one.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

The owner, Matteo, was very pleasant and helpful, from when I emailed him before leaving home to when he greeted me upon my arrival to Florence. After buzzing me in, he leaped down the stairs to help me with my suitcase and the elevator, and made me some tea in the breakfast room while my room was just finishing off... More 

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Staying in Santa Maria Novella

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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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