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“Perfect base in Florence” 5 of 5 stars
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Villa Antea
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Francesco Puccinotti , 46, 50129 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #5 of 522 Florence B&B and Inns
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“Perfect base in Florence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Villa Antea for three nights from 18 to 21 January and genuinely couldn't fault our time there. The rooms are glorious with huge bathrooms, comfortable beds, quality bedlinen, a mini bar with snacks and tea and coffee making facilities. Florina serves up a wonderful breakfast every morning with the most delicious coffees. The leaflet and map we were provided with on arrival were a hugely helpful touch and there is always someone on reception during the day to ask questions of. Likewise being able to borrow umbrellas during an unseasonably wet period was invaluable.

Walking into the centre of Florence is easy and takes about 15 minutes. Alternatively there are good bus routes for those who have walked themselves to death! Take the bus just around the corner to Piazzale Michelangelo for the most spectacular view of the city.

There were a number of restaurant recommendations which we chose from and weren't disappointed. Be sure to visit the Queen Victoria restaurant just before you reach the Ponte Vecchio for the most amazing gelato.

The only problem with our break in Florence was that it was too short. We hope to go back some day soon and would definitely stay at Villa Antea again. It will be like going home. Thanks to everyone there for making our stay so comfortable and for being so welcoming.

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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Only one night in the heat of mid August, but it was really a great time. Clean as a whistle, friendly gal at the desk and very helpful. The rooms are as nice as the pictures suggest. Nothing bad to say about the place. The guide they offer has great restaurant and sight seeing suggestions, some of them obvious, others off the beaten path.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Two months later, Villa Antea and the warm and caring staff remain at the very top of the list of my favorite things in Florence AND Rome AND Venice. It was absoutely perfect for me and my husband to celebrate part of our honeymoon and we will try never to plan a trip to Florence that doesn't include Villa Antea.

We felt welcome and were pampered from the moment we got to the front gate. Beautiful and charming smiles were in abundance, as were absolutely super recommendations and assistance with reservations and directions. The pamphlet they have prepared as a city guide for their guests is terrific as well.

The room was spacious and comfortable and the bathroom was immense. The breakfasts were simply delicious, varied, and plentiful and the coffee...oh the coffee was just scrumptious.

We walked everywhere, and who wouldn't in Florence, as even the door knockers are artwork! Each time we returned, we felt we were coming back home...only better. MUCH better.

One of our favorite spots in the neighborhood was "il panino di categoria"; they joyfully celebrated my birthday with us and made us feel like locals. Don't miss them!

You will be a BIG hit with Marta, the Jack Russell, if you bring her a bone leftover from your Florentine steak!

Thanks to Diletta, Florina, Letizia and Valentina for a lifetime memory. We will see you again!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Villa Antea was the perfect place to stay in Florence. It is away from the crowds and tourist areas so it allows you to feel like you live in the city! It is within walking distance to all of the main sights and fabulous restaurants. The bathrooms are enormous and the beds super comfortable. The rooms are very large. The level of service was outstanding. Florina takes care of you at breakfast and makes delicious eggs, coffee and hot chocolate, in addition to the great spread that is available. Restaurant recommendations were outstanding. In fact, we had a spread sheet of suggested restaurants from Villa Antea and refused to stray from it because they were all so fantastic and not in tourist areas. It is worth staying here for that list alone! We would love to return!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 January 9, 2013

We stayed in this B&B for one night only but was very impressed.

Firstly this is a very small (6 rooms) family owned hotel situated in an old XIX century building.

Once entering the building, you come into a very beautiful hall with ancestors paintings on the walls and gorgeus front staircase.

Our room on the first floor was very big comparing with other B&B in Italy. The room was decorated with mouldings and frescos and partly furnished with antique furniture.

The room also has separate cloak-room and very spacious bathroom with window. Bathroom equipment was excellent.

What is really importnant for us is the fact that the room was equiped with electric keetle and everything for making tea.

The only minus which is not very important for us is TV set - it's really small for such size of the room. We even didn't notice it in the beginning.

The breakfast served in the dinning room on the first floor was Italian typical but very simple.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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 January 8, 2013

Villa Antea is amazing. We were not prepared for the level of service, beauty of the surroundings, and hospitality we discovered. After staying in a B&B in Rome that proved to be uninspired, despite rave reviews on line, we had low expectations. We were blown away by this house. On arrival, everything was perfection. While the location is a bit out of the center, local public transit is excellent, and really, Florence is an entirely walkable place. The buffet set out each morning was beautiful with a bountiful selection of meats, cheese, pastries, and cooked eggs upon request. The dining room is gracious, offering comfort and refinement. The bath in our room was grand and luxurious. I would stay here again and would recommend Villa Antea to everyone.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 January 6, 2013

This place is pretty far from the main attractions, however vey safe and quiet and it is a great place for a nice stroll to main areas. The staff are all very helpful and great to give advices, the property even have a bible of Florence given to you for restaurants, sights etc.

The property itself is spectacular, very spacious, clean, and needless to say, it was very memorable for us. Rooms are extremely spacious, nicely decorated, bathroom is almost as huge as the bedroom it is amazing!!!

What a great stay it has been for us!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Francesco Puccinotti , 46, 50129 Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 522 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Antea 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience a truly Florentine stay in an authentic 18th century Florentine villa. This luxuriously appointed Villa Antea was built by my great grandparents in 1887, and my whole family has lived here until the year 2000. The villa is located in one of the city’s most charming neighborhoods, surrounded by old poplar and lime trees, a few minutes' walk from the old town. Only six rooms, not just a B&B, but a little piece of paradise from which to discover the most authentic Florence.Like a luxury hotel in Florence, Villa Antea has bright, cozy and particularly spacious rooms with very high ceilings. Each room is nicely decorated with satin fabrics and antique furniture. The bathrooms are huge, entirely decorated with Carrara marble, showers have multi-jet spray offering all the comfort and elegance of a top class hotel.The ideal choice for a romantic stay slightly outside the hustle and bustle of everyday life in Florence. ... more   less 
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