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Ape Rosa Relais
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Via Cappuccini, 12, 50134 Florence, Italy   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #250 of 553 Florence B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Woodbridge, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

I stayed here back in August of 2012. From all the places I stayed in Italy this was by far the best. It was quiet and beautiful. The breakfast was perfect and anything you may want they had. The keeper was incredebly helpful. I am ashamed that I do not remember his name. Speaks perfect English and helped us with all of our needs. Ape Rosa is not in the center of town however the bus is literally around the corner and passes by every 5 minutes. Takes you straight to the center of Florence in a short trip. I felt so safe and at ease here. Our room was on the 3rd floor so the views were amazing. However, no elevator. This was not a problem for us. I really loved this place and if I ever go back to Florence I will stay here again. I loved Ape Rose!!!

  • Stayed August 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Skopje, Macedonia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Ape Rosa. The room looked exactly as in the photos, it was really clean and beautifully decorated.
The owners and the hotel staff were very helpful and friendly, always ready to assist and fluent in English. We were given a city map on arrival, and all the places of interest were marked for us.
The breakfast was also quite good, some variety of sweet and salty food. Plus, we had an electric kettle in the room, and the tea and coffee were free during the entire stay. Also, the wifi was quite good.
The location was good, in a quiet area very close to a bus stops that takes you to the center in about 10 minutes. Plus, the villa offers a free private parking and a beautiful yard. I just wish the weather was warmer so we could enjoy it.
Not much on the negative side to be said, just that it doesn't have a 24/7 reception, and if you happen to have a problem in the eventing you'll have to wait till the morning to be resolved. Also, the floor was very cold, so if you are traveling in autumn or winer, make sure to bring slippers.
There are not a lot of restaurants or shops close by, too.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Huntington Beach, CA
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

My husband and I have always stayed near the train station when we've visited Florence, but for this one night stop our Italian relatives booked this lovely B&B near their home for us so we could visit longer. Coming from an action packed tour of Istanbul and western Turkey, we were so surprised to find such peacefulness and calm in the middle of a busy city. Paolo and Elena were so welcoming and made our stay so enjoyable. The rooms were large and beautifully furnished with the original family heirlooms. The unusual quiet was only broken by the church bells on Sunday morning or we would have slept til noon! Fortunately, we woke early enough to have their wonderful breakfast buffet and enjoyed the quick walk to the neighborhood church, much more personal than the Duomo! As our train was later in the day, our hosts allowed us to enjoy their gardens while we waited and with a quick taxi ride, we continued on our visit to Verona and Como. We both agreed this was the highlight of our trip because it was such a surprise! We will be back.

Room Tip: room number 1 overlooks the garden
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  • Stayed September 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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Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
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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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

This review is long overdue! We found the place by accident and can't thank enough the ebookers.com for staying at this gem! The hotel is secluded from the center of the city, however is a short taxi or bus ride there. The service was beyond exceptional: we got a recommendation for a dinner to a restaurant nearby, existing for over 50 years. The meal was so outstandingly good, we had to go back, and I mean to the outskirts of the city, for a second dinner a day later.

What really put Ape Rosa above and beyond many of the hotels our there is the ambience: you feel like you belong to the city, by taking a room in the villa.

Moreover, I forgot a shirt at the place. 2 weeks later it was mailed back to me! Amazing!

Highly recommend if you are interested in a quiet place in the night and have a car or don't mind some commute to the city.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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aperosa, Proprietario at Ape Rosa Relais, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Thank you very much for your kind review.
We are always happy to exchange impressions and accept all the suggestions coming from the ns. courteous Customers.
We try to do everything possible to please everyone and if, in your case, we were able to come closer to your expectations of stay, we're really happy.
We also will remember you for your courtesy and kindness !

Thanks again, a sincere greeting from Florence and see you soon.
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Brooklyn, NY
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Off the beaten path but so beautiful that it is worth it. If you want to stay somewhere that feels 'real' and not generic I highly recommend it. Taking the #4 bus was easy although we often at end of day preferred taxi. Breakfast was lovely as we the owners.

Room Tip: we had two rooms Room # 1 was stunning! Our other room upstairs second floor was quite nice as well...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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Mississauga, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

A beautiful B & B just a few minutes outside of the hub of the city....we love the #4 bus! Elena and Paulo are wonderful hosts and made our stay simply perfect. The rooms are lovely, breakfast fabulous....love the chocolate croissants!....and hospitality and helpfulness perfection.
Thank you...we will be back for certain. Diane & Jerry - Mississauga Ontario, CANADA

  • Stayed April 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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Stuttgart, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

The villa Ape Rosa is a special location in Florence! A family-owned house, with a lovely/graceful interior and exterior. Parking within the estate, your can easily reach downtown in approx. 15 min by bus #4. The stay was an important puzzlestone of our awesome Rom/Tuscany trip, thanks to Elena & team

  • Stayed March 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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Address: Via Cappuccini, 12, 50134 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #250 of 553 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ape Rosa Relais 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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