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“A magnificent place to stay” 4 of 5 stars
Review of B&B Il Magnifico Soggiorno

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B&B Il Magnifico Soggiorno
Viale Don Minzoni 5, 50129 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #285 of 516 Florence B&B and Inns
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“A magnificent place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We were looking for a comfortable and reasonable place to stay in Florence and Il Magnifico more than met our expectations. It was a far cry from the bland, basic fare served up by the standard hotel chains.

The accommodation is on the third floor of a grand set of apartments, so you do need to be able to manage stairs. It is a straightforward walk to the centre of Florence, just under 2km to the Duomo, but there are also very regular bus services to all the main venues.

Our room was vast with the remains of the original ceiling frescoes still visible, and equipped with a comfortable king-sized bed. The bathroom was big although a shower curtain would have been useful. A nice touch were the towels tied in a neat bundle with a ribbon and changed regularly. Although advertised as a B&B the beds were made and room cleaned every day.

Then the breakfasts. We never knew that a traditional Florentine breakfast meant fresh cakes and pastries every day. There were also more traditional choices of toast, cereals and yoghurt, but the cakes were something special. One of the highlights for us was the great variety of other guests we met at breakfast. Although there was theoretically access to the kitchen all day, it would probably be a good idea to take along a travel kettle if you want hot drinks at night.

Barbara, her mother and Gran were wonderful hosts, but as our Italian was very basic it was helpful that Barbara could speak enough English to meet all our needs.

If you want an Italian family experience at a reasonable price then we would highly recommend Il Magnifico

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Miami, Florida, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We had a wonderful stay at this B&B. Barbara was very accommodating and we always look forward to breakfast coz she bakes and food is good. Place makes you feel like you're a local which is a great experience for my family specially my kids. If we visit Florence in the future, we will definitely stay in this B&B. Highly recommended!!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: Viale Don Minzoni 5, 50129 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #285 of 516 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
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