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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

We were very disappointed when we arrived because the room did not at all match the description. The picture was VERY misguiding and we had also payed for suites so we had payed extra money for a good room and it was not nice at all. We looked at some other rooms and they looked nicer but was unfortunatly not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

we loved the room decor. Yes it is very small but very clean, breakfast is great, and close to everything. We walked to pretty much everywhere, most of the tourist places is within the walking distance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Casa Howard is a beautiful boutique hotel located near the train station and the Santa Maria Novella square. I stayed in the drawing room, a huge double room with beautiful classic décor and a modern accents. The room is dark and sexy its located near the main entrance so it can be a little loud at times. The bathroom has... More 

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Accountant C, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Casa Howard Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Heber S, thank you for your feedback. We are very pleased that you appreciated the Drawing Room. Every room has a different style in harmony with its name. We hope that your next time in Florence you may have the chance to enjoy another of our beautiful Suites. We’re sorry that the welcoming of our staff was not as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

We decided last minute to stay an night in Florence and had this place recommended to us. The location is exceptional. It's clean and comfortable but very small. Breakfast was a very yummy traditional Italian breakfast in our room. The people who ran it were lovely. The only downside (and it's a big one) was there was a very strong... More 

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Accountant C, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Casa Howard Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for choosing Casa Howard for your stay in Florence and for posting your review. We are pleased to hear that you appreciated our location and our breakfast. Regretfully the sewage smell is a problem coming from the old part of the city of Florence as you rightly said, but only for few times. We are looking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful three days holiday with my girlfriend in Casa Howards unconventional Hidden room. The room is extremely cozy and is  characterized by an enormous  headboard, “osèe” pictures on the dark red walls and a curious glass box shower and sunken tub at the feet of the bed.  As the name suggests the room is hidden within a beautiful Toile de... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Casa howard was very convenient as it is centrally located. You can easily walk from one place to another. The staffs were very helpful, attentive to all our request and inquiries. Different from the usual hotel. Casa Howard is like your own home. I will highly recommend Casa Howard to all my friends and will love to be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

We stayed 2 nights and everything was fantastic. The staffs were very helpful.. Free wifi in all areas of the hotel. The keys will be given to you upon check in. Do not hesitate to ask in case you have some queries or you need some information. Will surely come back next time we visit florence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic two night stay with my wife. The venue is very well located and each room is differently decorated with an fantastic touch. Most of the furniture, very refined, seems to come from an elegant private house giving a sense of hospitality usually not found in hotels. Same for the lovely silk curtains and floors! Also, both housekeepers were very... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Huge disappointment and very bad service. We have been first shown a dark cellar room where a foreign person was sitting in front of the window in a kind of yard. Obviously the yard was shared by the neighboring rooms so that one can feel observed anytime.The bathtub was the only washing possibility but without any curtain so that it... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Casa Howard in Florence is acclaimed in the guidebooks, but it definitely does not live up to its reputation. The room our companions had came with torn furniture, a cracked ceiling, and a broken ledge on the sink, so you had to be careful not to cut yourself. As for my husband and I, they double-booked the room so we... More 

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Staying in Santa Maria Novella

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Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
CASA HOWARD Guest Houses – Rome and Florence The Art of Hospitality. Casa Howard Guest Houses are not hotels. Each Casa Howard is a beautiful private house, in an outstanding location whether an apartment, palazzo or farmhouse, which gives personal service, and where some typically "hotel" ideas, methods and services have been borrowed. With uniquely designed, cosy rooms it’s like staying in a very relaxed, stylish friend’s home – as guests you get the keys of the house, you enjoy the original furniture and objects, you feel the atmosphere of the house. A mix of quality-to-price ratio, uniqueness of location, private home heritage and introduced guests approach deserved Casa Howard many featuring on the international press. Last but not least, CH are now in the bestselling 1000 Places to See before You die !!• A SENSORIAL EXPERIENCE : how different is the feeling of spending some days in a real private house rather than in a public grand hotel, in the top art city of the world! LUXE: we may not define CH a luxury place, rather a true exclusive place (nonetheless we are featured on most of the luxury guidebooks in the world, like the LUXE city book of Grant Thatcher or the LOUIS VUITTON guidebook). Casa Howard (Florence) is located close to Santa Maria Novella, Casa Howard (Rome) close to the Spanish Steps – the ideal spots for accessing the city’s profusion of architectural treasures and shopping! Urban chic close to the action. Suave and surprising, the Casa Howard is located close to the Santa Maria Novella – an ideal spot for accessing the city’s profusion of architectural treasures. This is a Guest House, it is not in the hotel category (e.g. they do not have a concierge, nor do they provide porters etc); it is a private family’s houses partially opened to introduced paying guests. Former guests have a priority booking channel. A mix of quality-to-price ratio, uniqueness of location, private home heritage, and introduced guests approach deserved Casa Howard some awards and many many featuring on international press. It is an intriguing mix of private mansion and hip hotel, providing guest accommodation in stylish apartments. Eco attitude : see down *All the original floors and ceilings have been maintained, there are flourishes of pure silk taffeta at the windows, and many love the chic designer touches such as the occasional black silk sofa, sunken marble bath, full-wall padded bed head, mosaic inlay or 18th century French writing desk. For relaxation after a day’s exploration along the Via Tornabuoni, unwind in the hammam. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa Howard Guest House

Address: 18, Via della Scala, 50123, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Price Range: $97 - $204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Casa Howard Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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