Our stay at La Casa dei Tintori was very enjoyable. Alfredo upgraded us to the red room when another reservation had been cancelled (we had booked the new room). Worked out well since we got the daily in-house breakfasts. I wasn't all that crazy about the tartes / cereal offered, but was more than happy with my bread, nutella, and yogurt. Alfredo was very kind and gave us great restaurant tips and directions - very patient! Our only gripes would be that the red room, while beautiful, could be a bit better lit. It was hard to get natural light in there and the overhead light was pretty dim. The other thing was we got kinda lost getting to the B&B, since we didn't know which direction on the bus line from the train station to go (the same bus line left from two different locations)! Chalk that up to inexperienced tourists who didn't have a guidebook, but it would have been great to have even more specifics on the B&B website to that effect. Take the bus from right next to the building, not out in the median!
Anyway, great stay in a beautiful city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you are looking for clean, warm, friendly hospitality and personal service the Casa dei Tintori B&B in Florence, Italy is your answer.Casa dei Tintori is a careful and accurate restoration of a 13th Century building in the historic center of the city.While retaining its Medieval charm, the Bed and Breakfast is equipped with all the modern amenities, including air-conditioning, heating, private bathrooms with showers, TVs and a free fast Internet computer that enables guests to keep in touch with family and friends back home.Each of the five private guest rooms is decorated in period furniture and fabrics in patterns and colors derived from the Florentine tradition of Medieval textile dyers.Casa dei Tintori is located in a quiet, residential and very safe neighborhood with a variety of charming shops, good restaurants, and “ gelato “ stores that make life worth living.This central B&B in Florence is only a short walk from famous landmarks like the Uffizi Museum, the Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens, the Ponte Vecchio which spans the Arno river, Santa Croce, Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo and many more.If that's not enough, there are famous statues, monuments and art galleries everywhere you look.There are, of course, high fashion stores, artisan and leather shops, open air markets and more restaurants than one can count.The Medieval building has an interesting history. Eight centuries ago it was a dyers' house, a large wool weaving and textile dying workshop. In fact thedistrict originally teemed with similar craft workshops under the aegis of "Arte dei Tintori" (Art of the Dyers).With the friendly help of your hosts, Alfredo and Valeria, the B&B Casa dei Tintori in Florence, Italy can truly be your home away from home. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- b&b La Casa Dei Tintori Hotel Florence
- Bed And Breakfast La Casa Dei Tintori