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“Charming and quiet B & B” 5 of 5 stars
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Casa Rovai Guest House
2.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Via Fiesolana, 1, 50122 Florence, Italy   |  
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€70 (EUR)
Ranked #79 of 522 Florence B&B and Inns
Denver, Colorado
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“Charming and quiet B & B”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This is a great place centrally located. I felt like a resident more than a tourist. The rooms are beautiful, and large for Europe. Nice clean bathrooms, lovely breakfast. The water machine was my favorite! Would go back again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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annameo, Owner at Casa Rovai Guest House, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
Dear Shellbellmay,
Thank you so much for your words!
It was very nice to meet you and I'm very happy to hear that you felt like a resident and not like a tourist.. this is exactly what we hope to make our guests feel!!
I send you my best regards and I hope to welcome you again at Casa Rovai!
Anna
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Rating summary
  • 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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Cape Town
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at Casa Rovai in Dec/Jan. The location, between the Duomo and Santa Croce is very good --- we could walk everywhere. We had a nice room and bathroom. Elisa, our hostess, was warm and very helpful in recommending and making reservations at restaurants which were generally good and very Italian. She also booked an enjoyable day trip to San Giminiani, Siena and the Chianti wine region. She went the extra mile to make our stay memorable.

Willem and Susan, Cape Town.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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annameo, Owner at Casa Rovai Guest House, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Dear Willem and Susan,
thank you so much for your words; it's really very important for us and for our possible 'future guests' to have a feedback of your stay!
It was very nice to meet you and your family, and we are very happy to hear that you sicerely appreciated our suggestions about restaurants and tours.. we love our work and we try to do our best every day!!
We hope to meet you again some day.. soonest, hopefully!
Warm regards,
Elisa and Anna
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Stafford, Virginia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Thank you Anna and family for so graciously making us feel like one of the family!
As soon as we arrived, Anna helped us determine what we wanted to see and where we should go. Recommendations to restaurants and attractions were excellent. We also completely enjoyed hearing about the history of this special home.
While we were not expecting to find no lift, we were helped with our luggage up the stairs. From the sitting area, the open courtyard and surrounding residence brought in a true taste of an "Italian atmosphere" that was quite nice to hear.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and I hope to return again someday!

  • Stayed October 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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annameo, Proprietario at Casa Rovai Guest House, responded to this review, October 24, 2012
Dear Karen,
thank you so much for your words!
I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Rovai and that you found very helpful my suggestions!
It was very nice to meet you and I hope to welcome you again soon,
best,
Anna
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Halifax
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

I thought this was going to be an amazing place to stay. It wasn't. The room and location were OK, however, we were met with a horrible stench as soon as we entered the building. This was not noticeable in the rooms, but smelled it when we went in and out. The bed was not at all comfortable and incredibly noisy, as was the surrounding environment (B&B is in a residential building - could hear tenants' TVs and conversations late into the night). The bathroom was very small. Lots of stairs and no elevator for luggage.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

I will come back to Casa Rovai and I reccomend this place to everybody that looks for an elegant, clean, comfortable and charming B&B. Great location ( not more than 5 minuts from the Cathedral). Very nice people. Tasty breakfasts (and the banana cake!!!!). And it was a pleasure to meet Anna, who treats the tourists as if they were her own private guests.
Thank you for everything Anna and CU next time!

Ritornero' a Casa Rovai e raccomando questo posto a tutti che cercano il posto elegante, pulito, comfortevole e affascinante. Fantastica localita' (non piu che 5 minuti da Piazza Duomo). La gente molto simpatica. La collazione saporita (e la buonissima torta con banane!). Era piacere conoscere Anna, che tratta i turisti come se fossero i suoi ospiti privati.
Grazie di tutto Anna e ci vediamo prossima volta!

Aleksandra (Poland)

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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annameo, Proprietario at Casa Rovai Guest House, responded to this review, August 22, 2012
Google Translation
Gentile Aleksandra,
grazie della sua bella recensione!
E' stato un piacere averla come mia ospite e spero davvero di rivederla presto!
Mi auguro che le sia arrivata la ricetta della torta di banane che le è piaciuta tanto ;-)
Arrivederci,
Anna
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Detroit, Michigan
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Casa Rovai is a very clean and comfortable B&B centrally located in Florence. Anna was wonderful suggesting restaurants and booking reservations for exhibits and tours. She is a delight!

We were surprised that it is 38 steps up to the B&B, especially as accessibility had been part of our B&B screening process. First floor in Europe is NOT street level. This was a challenge for my 80 year old mother who has limited mobility. The staff felt as badly as we did, helped with our luggage and we made the best of it. I would visit again, as long as no one has mobility challenges.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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annameo, Proprietario at Casa Rovai Guest House, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
Dear Deb,
I'd like to thank you so much for your review, that it's so important fo us and for our guests.
Your mother was so lovely and she was great despite the steps! It was our pleasure to help and cuddle all of you as best as we could!!
I hope to welcome you again,
all the best,
Anna, Elisa and Beatriz
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Reston, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

My daughter and I stayed at Casa Rovai for three nights while visiting Florence in July 2012. Perfect location, very nice rooms and a great breakfast. Best of all was the staff. Elisa and the rest of the staff were so friendly and helpful. From the time Elisa greeted us, we knew we had picked a great place. She made us feel like we were the first and only guests that had ever stayed there. Elisa arranged advance tickets for us to access several museums and all of that worked just as planned. The best of the places we stayed while in Italy.

  • Stayed July 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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annameo, Proprietario at Casa Rovai Guest House, responded to this review, August 13, 2012
Dear Scott,
I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Rovai.
I do remember about you and your daughter, and about your kindness!!
I really hope to meet you again, it will be my pleasure to welcome you again.
Best,
Anna & Elisa
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Address: Via Fiesolana, 1, 50122 Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #79 of 522 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Casa Rovai Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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