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Lovely apartment in Florence

the tuscan kitchen
the tuscan kitchen
the tuscan kitchen
the intermediate floor (lounge)
the ancient  fresco on the wall
Florence
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Condo/Apartment – 
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

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Bernie F
Phuket, Thailand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

The apartment was very central, had all the necessary utilities required. It had a lovely bathroom with lots of hot water. (There were 4 of us staying there). Elena was very helpful in giving advice where to go and how to get there. There was a problem with one of the beds and Elena fixed it immediately, she was very good and I would recommend the apartment to groups of 4 or less. We booked the apartment at the last minute as we had a problem with our previous apartment and Elena was very very helpful. Don't know what we would have done without her help.

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4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: It was central
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Daniel M
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
“Best location and value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

My teenage son and I stayed in this apartment for 5 nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. The location is superb - close to the historical centre (in which we had a particular interest). Elena Colivicchi is a very friendly and helpful host. Compared to other similar accommodations we had stayed in, this apartment offers a lot of space and all the conveniences that one would expect at a very reasonable price. I can fully recommend this apartment to anyone who seeks a homely experience while in Florence - I will certainly return in future.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The location in a quiet street and the friendly owner
Liked least: The flight of stairs that leads to the apartment - good exercise though
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
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Isabell15...
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
“Great loft apartment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We enjoyed our stay at this apartment. It was great location and we had no problems. The owner is very nice and provided some very helpful advise on her favorite spots in Florence and areas to avoid. This apartment was perfect for 3 people. The one bed room was very large and the lofted room was perfect for one. The AC and hot water worked well also. Be aware there is a 3 floor walk up but well worth it for the good price.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness
4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities 5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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ChrisKent...
Kent, UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great location and helpful owner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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Stayed here for 5 nights in late May and were very satisfied with both the accommodation (as described) and the location which was just perfect for sightseeing plus access to both train and bus stations. Weather could have been warmer but Elena showed us the heating controls along with everything else to make our stay pleasant along with some recommendations for eating out and museums etc. Florence is very walk able and compact although it can be confusing trying to navigate the labyrinth of streets in this historic area so suggest the first thing to do is pop into the TI (located opp the station) and obtain a city map for free. Overall would totally recommend this apartment but suggest that Elena should advise renters in advance that she needs copies of their passports for the authorities within 48 hours as it can be a little time consuming finding a copy shop almost as soon as you arrive.with a tight sightseeing schedule planned.!

4 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
4 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
4 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing apart from comments made
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Professor...
Millbrook, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic! More than I bargained for!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012 for a stay in November 2012

I came to Florence for a week to visit my son who is studying there for a year. While I thought about staying in a hotel, the idea of renting an apartment was appealing. I was extremely pleased with this apartment. It was in a wonderful area of Florence - very close to all the major sites. The apartment was nicely decorated and very comfortable! Elena, the owner, could not have been more helpful and charming. Staying here made one feel like a real Florentine while in reality I still remained a lowly tourist!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The location and the size of the apartment
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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MartiCape...
Cape Town
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Lovely apartment, great position”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

We so enjoyed our stay at Elena's apartment! The location is perfect. The apartment is spacious but, comfortable and has a lovely ambience. We loved having lunch and dinner around the table in the cosy kitchen, we bought our food from the central market and a lovely restaurant/ take away around the corner that Elena recommended. We hardly ever ate out! Elena is a great host who really made us feel welcome and gave us a lot of valuable tips. There are a lot of stairs to climb, which was not really a problem for us, but might be for some

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Spaciousness and comfort of the apartment. Position
Liked least: There are a lot of stairs to climb
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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186338Tc2...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“romantic home away home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

Beautiful and comfortable home, decorated with charming, rustic objects and family heirlooms, such as antique furniture passed down the generations. A very romantic little place.
It is ideally situated, in the heart of the old town.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: the character of the place
Liked least: that I had to go home
Traveling group: Friends
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