I know when I'm reading reviews when trying to find a place to stay I scan for the amenities first. As I think you can't find any better B&B or Guest House than Il Giglio D'Oro I'll make it easy for you and cover those first but please continue reading about the hosts - they are just brilliant.
A beautiful, extremely comfortable Guest House in Florence.
About 2kms from the historical centre - very easy to get there (5 short bus stops on the bus or a 20 minute walk).
Excellent restaurants and shops surrounding the Guest House.
The bed was the most comfortable we had in our 6 week stay in Italy.
The bathroom was spacious, modern and exceptionally clean. The shower was excellent.
The free Wi-Fi works perfectly.
We stayed in what was called "The Red Room" and had our own private balcony that overlooked the back leafy courtyard.
Edo had tonnes of information on all different tours and walks you could do in Florence and booked them for us at no extra charge.
The little touches took this Guest House from great to excellent - a bottle of Chianti wine on arrival; large, fluffy white towels wrapped with a ribbon; strong, fast Wi-Fi, tea & coffee facilities in the room, digital TV, lots of natural light, air-conditioner; homely, gorgeous décor that made you feel you'd just walked into the home of an old friend plus a leafy back courtyard to rest your weary bones in and have a drink at the outdoor setting after a long day of sightseeing.
Now for the hosts - Edo & Celia and their baby daughter Jennifer. These people are among the coolest people we have met. Edo is exceptionally warm and vivacious - when we arrived he greeted us with such warmth and friendliness I felt like I already knew him. Like all previous guests, he took us on a short walk and described all the shops and restaurants surrounding us (and was very refreshingly honest in his opinions of the various places he pointed out).
Edo clearly has a passion for people and hospitality that is surpassed by no-one. Anything we needed, Edo would provide (within reason). He has a fantastic sense of humour which is infectious and we found ourselves seeking his company - which, fortunately, he was more than happy about!
He's not intrusive though - if you want your own space he will leave you to your privacy.
Celia, his wife, is very busy looking after their beautiful and spunky young daughter Jennifer (as is Edo too) and with her other job as a physio teacher, however she still made the time to have a chat with us and she too, has a wonderful sense of humour.
I can't really put into words how much we loved this place and the family who run it. It saddens me we live so far away that we can't just pop in to have a glass of wine or espresso with Edo & Celia.
I 100% recommend this place. It is a home away from home.
We stayed in "The Red Room" and it was exceptionally quiet with its own private balcony. D...
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