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“Central location, Boutique style” 4 of 5 stars
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Piazza della Repubblica, 3, 50123 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #87 of 554 Florence B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Houston, Texas
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“Central location, Boutique style”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I spent 2 nights at this property in early February. Check in is at their sister property 2 blocks away. Everyone of staff there was very kind, and Roberta in particular was most helpful in answering questions and locating things on a map for me.
As other's here have said, the location is superb, you can walk to any place in the historic center in 10 minutes. The view of the piazza and the Duomo was wonderful. I was a bit apprehensive before my arrival that there would be noise from the square. The double glazed windows shut out just about all noise and my sleep was very restful. No need to worry. There are also wooden shutters that block out light.
I just want to touch on the decor. It is beautiful. It is obvious that Claudio and his staff have spent considerable time thinking of what will make one's stay enjoyable. The common areas smell fresh, and there are guidebooks in several languages you can read or borrow during your stay. The room had an arrangement of fresh flowers, along with dried lavender in the bathroom. The towels are large and of good quality, as are the bed sheets. Overall, staying here is a very enjoyable experience.
My only issue, and what keeps me from giving this 5 stars was problems with wifi. Neither my laptop or phone was able to "see" the B&B's wifi portal, so I could never log on. I was able to see the networks of other hotels and businesses within the building, but never La Dimora's. To his credit, Claudio tried to assist, but was unable to solve the issue for me. Roberta did let me use the office computer to check in for my flights. Also, be aware the telephone in the room only will call the office at the Degli Angeli property, and you will not be able to make calls to businesses in Florence, or to use a calling card to phone home.
Lastly, the provided breakfast at the cafe was the best I had in Italy, and is a great start to the morning. You have many pastries from which to choose, and the coffee and juice is of very high quality.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Excellent location. Walking distance from anywhere. 15 mins walk from train station. Elevator available. Clean, comfortable and beautiful room and common area. Quiet room even next to the busy piazza. Surprised by the gorgeous shower nozzle!! Nice breakfast from the cafe.Great to have reduced price at low season!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Wonderful experience from here. Great location, can simply walk to every tourist spots and just 10 mins walk from train station.
Beautiful, clean and comfortable room and shared area, surprised by the shower nozzle!! Gorgeous!!
Nice breakfast from the nearby cafe.
Highly recommended!!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The B&B is a little tricky to find, but the rental office staff are very helpful. The office is in a different location than the actual B&B, but it's a short walk. The room is right in the center of town, a great location for all site seeing!
Clean , spacious and inviting. there is no breakfast on-site, but the cafe that they give you food cards to , is close by. Plus you get alot of food. Pastries and Sandwiches, so your lunch for the day is covered too! Great place to stay and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to be in the middle of all the action in Florence.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This was our 3rd visit to beautiful Florence and our 2nd stay at La Dimora del Centro. We have found it to be in the most perfect location to explore the beauty of the old town of Florence. It is only a few minutes from the Duomo and Piazza della Signoria and a 15 minute walk from the main train station Santa Maria Novella (although I suggest a taxi if you have large suitcases). We have stayed in the beautifully appointed purple room and green room - which both look over the Piazza della Repubblica and the dome of the Duomo. There is a lot of activity and noise in the piazza - however the double glazed windows block out most of the noise. We have sometimes heard faint sounds of some of the buskers in the piazza late at night - but they have been so good that I have even opened the window to hear them properly. We enjoyed the breakfast at the nearby cafe, Robiglio, which provides orange juice, cappuccino, sandwich and 2 pastries. The B&B also has a great communal kitchen with coffee and tea making facilities and a supply of biscotti. Some small disadvantages - it is on the 4th floor (but there is a lift) and you need to check in at another B&B (which is only 5 minutes walk away). It is also a bit pricey (we paid 160 Euros per night) - but of course you get what you pay for!! We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

we loved this place out of all the places we stayed. it was everything we expected.

Pros
Clean, beautiful room and bath, tall ceilings.
AC/wifi worked well.
Breakfast coupon for good offsite breakfast anytime of day.
Onsite tea room with yummy biscottii and cappucino.
Elevator available (starting on 2nd floor)
Great location near one of main square. About 10min walk from train station.
Early checkin 100pm
Mini fridge

Cons
Noise could be heard from hallway as people came and went from their rooms.
Check in was in a different building but staff escorted us to room.
Pricey, at least $150/night
Early check out 1030am

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I spent three nights in Florence and were drawn to the La Dimora del Centro due to the wonderful reviews on Trip Advisor. We will add our raves to others. The location is outstanding and pulls you into the vibe of Florence day and night life. We requested and got the Purple a Room which oversees the main square (I could see the Duomo from my pillow!). It was very clean and comfortable with a modern bathroom (best shower in Italy!). Although it's lively at night in the square, the room was quiet enough for sleep.
You're within blocks of everything in Florence including Porcellino, who's nose you will touch thereby committing a return trip to Florence. When you do, you'll want to stay here!
PS, Roberta sets a welcoming tone

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Piazza della Repubblica, 3, 50123 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #87 of 554 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the Heart of ancient Florence, with open windows up on most symbolic square of the city. It is here in the old market of Florence, nowadays known as Repubblica square, that I have decided to transform my vision of the city into Bed and Breakfast. We will waiting for you here to offer a new and enthusiastic way to enjoy Florence. ... more   less 
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