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“Our stay in Residence La Contessina” 4 of 5 stars
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Residence La Contessina
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Faenza 71 | From Via Cennini to Via Nazionale, 50123 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #17 of 460 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Moscow, Russia
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“Our stay in Residence La Contessina”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Family owened hotel - perfect attitude, more than perfect breakfast, that included even home made pies every day, very clean. But - you have to pay for using a kitchen - a little bit strange... Also - no internet at the daytime - it was so slow, that we can't use it at all!!!! Only at late night... a little bit faster...

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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contessinaFirenze, Proprietario at Residence La Contessina, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Dear Guest,
thank you for your review. We are sorry about internet, during the month of August we changed the system of wifi and internet connection and operator, so probably it was slow. We promise you that for your next stay you will find a fast and prompt internet service, the new system is already running very well. Hoping to see you soon again here with us
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Very well run family managed facility at a very convenient location . Close to the station and tourist spots. Friendly and helpful staff, that were happy to assist with guest requests. The rooms were well comfortable and clean. Highly recommended .

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  • Stayed July 2013, 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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contessinaFirenze, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Residence La Contessina, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to post a review on the site for us for which we are very grateful.
We want to make sure that our guests are comfortable during their stay at Residence La Contessina. We will hope have the pleasure of welcoming you back on a future visit in Florence.
Best Regards.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

My wife and I stayed here with our three college-age children. The apartment is centrally located and very comfortable - less than 10 minutes to the Duomo. It is nice to have the family together rather than spread across multiple hotel rooms. The managers, Lido and Carla, and the other staff were warm and helpful.

The Contessina has a courtyard that separates it from the buildings on Via Faenza. Thanks to this the rooms are nice and quiet. No discernible street noise.

We did not use the kitchen since we did not want to cook on our vacation (:

There is a great gelato place down the street at the corner of Via Nazionale, Bermuda Triangle. Super friendly owners.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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contessinaFirenze, Proprietario at Residence La Contessina, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Dear Guest,
thank you for your review, we really appreciate it. It is a big pleasure know that family's stayed well with us, we are a big family too and we know what a challenging and wonderfull trip is travel with family, we try to give you our best. We take care of your relax and your visit in Florence. Thank you again. Hoping to see you soon here with us
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Passionately done family business. The manager was very friendly and always bubbly. The owners have a very classy taste. The breakfast was not the usual sort, they had pudding, which i never had in any hotels so far. it was super. The cleanliness was to the core. The hotel though in the heart of the city but at the same time quite and peaceful. Very friendly staff. A place to stay in. If any time i visit Florence again my only choice will be this place. Highly recommend u guys!!!!!!!!!! You will also vouch for it.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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contessinaFirenze, Proprietario at Residence La Contessina, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Dear Guest,
thank you for your review, we really appreciate your wonderfull words. You let feel us repaid about all our works. Thank you so much. We wait to see you again here with us.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Our stay at La Contessina was the absolute best !!!
This family run hotel treated us like family. We had kitchen facilities, air conditioning (the best in Tuscany), bed very comfortable.
Reception staff helped us with tours and local restaurants to eat at.
Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station a close walk away.
Great courtyard to socialize and visit with Rudy (the resident cat).
Great hotel for singles, couples, families and pet friendly. We stayed there for 6 nights and were sad to leave!

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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contessinaFirenze, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Residence La Contessina, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Dear Guest,
thank you for taking the time to post a review on the site following you stay at Residence La Contessina. We are happy that you felt here like your home. We always try to do the best for our costumers and your words fill us with joy. Glad to welcome you again in Florence.
Our Best Regards.
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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Our stay at La Contessina was great. We traveled for 20 days through Italy and Switzerland, staying at very nice apartments and hotels, but none had decent air conditioning for the hot summer, with the exception of La Contessina, and this made a huge difference, for it allowed us comfortable sleep nights after busy and tiring days. The location was excellent, very close to the train station, but far from the noise of the streets, because of its position inside from a pathway. A nice combination of apartment and hotel, the breakfast was good, but not as varied as we expected, but overall we felt we made an excellent choice.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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contessinaFirenze, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Residence La Contessina, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your lovely feedback on the site following your stay with us. We are glad that you enjoyed in our Residence, in particular with the air conditioning. We hope that you will visit us once again in a short time.
Best Regards
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

this is a family owned and operated little hotel. The service cannot be better very hard working people. The reception is very friendly, the cleaning staff is excellent. The breakfast is super.

The location is very good, central but very quiet.

recommended any time.

Room Tip: all rooms seem to be good ones.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Dear Guest,
Thank you for your review on the site about your stay with us. We are glad that you have been good. Your words are cookies joy for us. We do hope that you will stay again with us.
Best Regards
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Address: Via Faenza 71 | From Via Cennini to Via Nazionale, 50123 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Florence
#11 Family Hotel in Florence
#37 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence La Contessina 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aristocratic and Bohemian, classic and comfortable, residence La Contessina is a fresh and dynamic alternative to a hotel for a stay in the old town center of Florence. With an elegant and comfortable assortment of studios and full apartments, residence la Contessina is ideal for a lovely vacation but is also equipped for events and meetings. A multi-purpose hall, services and closeness to the Santa Maria novella train station, the conference center and Fortezza da Basso make residence La Contessina very attractive for family and business stays, as well. ... more   less 
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