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“Review from Poland” 5 of 5 stars
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Il Burattino Country House
Via Salviatino, Fiesole, Italy   |  
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Ranked #11 of 11 hotels in Fiesole
Warsaw, Poland
1 review
“Review from Poland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

The B&B “Il Burattino” has a very good location between Florence and Fiesole. It is situated on the Tuscan hills among green gardens and olives-groves, with a wonderful view of Fiesole. It gives a good rest after visits in crowded Florence. The house is fully equipped (kitchen, bathrooms, 2 living rooms and 3 sleeping rooms), even more than it is described in the standard information for clients. It is adequate for a family with children. A nice roofing terrace and the garden give the opportunity to stay and eat outdoor. The safe parking place near the building is very useful. The rustic style of the furnishing and some tasteful pictures give to this country house a nice Tuscan ambience. A friendly owner is always very helpful.

  • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

Our most disappointing B&B experience - the owner is trying to run this while concentrating on another job. Greeted with criticism for not being more precise about our arrival time from the airport, he then tried to refuse use of the kitchen which he had advertised as available to guests. Our small room was dark, without a sink, and sharing the bathroom wasn't entirely pleasant. Breakfast was the most dull and basic possible - only at our request fresh fruit was added. In the TV room the waste basket was half full of old cigarette ends and ash and not emptied during our stay.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011

We picked this b&b from a list at the Fiesole Tourist Information centre. You are essentially staying someone's house but it wasn't intrusive. We have a two year old son and he was happy to accommodate him and put up with him messing with his personal items. The home was very clean and the room had everything we need including wi-fi. It's a stunning localtion that you'd expect to pay a lot more for. It's super close to the bus to Florence (about 15 minutes bus ride) and also great local restaurants (Il' Guggiolio). A great value stay with friendly, personal service! Thanks for the great BBQ!
The cons? The owner was a smoker.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tamworth NSW Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2010

My partner and I stayed here when our original accommodation was unavailable. The room was clean as was the bathroom. However... the guy advertises that he speaks English. It was very limited therefore communication was not effective at all. It is a B&B so breakfast was to be provided. This consisted of VERY stale croissants,only green tea (no jug - had to heat water in microwave - not good) and fruit that was past it. When we asked if he could get black tea and fresher food we found that the next morning we were excluded from breakfast altogether!! He even put a note on the table that said "not for room 3"! Very very poor service for what turned out to be a very overpriced room in some guys house. The room was freezing but we didn't even attemp to ask for heating. On our 7 week, 8 country holiday this was the absolute worst place we stayed in.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Via Salviatino, Fiesole, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Fiesole
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Free Parking
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Ranked #11 of 11 hotels in Fiesole
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