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Franz House

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Via dei Fossi 1 | ang. p.zza Goldoni, 50123, Florence, Italy
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1 room 1 adult
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in Florence for 4 days, in Franz House, in 2013. The owner is extremely helpful and very friendly. On our first day in the city, he gave us a map and explained everything worth seeing, including some restaurants/icecream shops off the beaten track! The room we stayed had a lovely view, lots of space, a basic breakfast every... More 

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Vaasa, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second visit to Florence. It was an easy and short walk a way from Santa Maria Novella station and also close to main sights. The room was a little bit shabby but clean and cosy and the common areas were ok.

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County Cork, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The bedroom was clean though shabby. The shared bathroom was clean also. Communal areas were awful. The owner is unreliable. You can stay in wonderful places in Florence for the same price. My advice is stay elsewhere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Very happy with our stay here, the owner was really nice, in a perfect location and no need for public transport. The breakfast included was just classic simple italian and delivered to our room every morning when we requested - which was great. Would of been 5 stars but the extender for the wifi wasn't working, meaning our room didn't... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is a hostel. That means the bathroom and shower are shared. But that is OK, because it's very rare when they are occupied. Internet is great! Giovanni (the current host) is a great host. Since I can guess that this was a bigger apartment converted into a hostel, the kitchen is no bigger then an apartment kitchen - share... More 

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London, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Great value place & everything you need in your room. Clean, plenty of lights, cotton sheets & excellent air con. It is slightly outside the old centre but still really well-located, perhaps 10 min to Duomo & a bit closer to train and bus station. Local square is a lively spot in evenings. it's only shortcoming is a shared bathroom,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

Well we stayed in Florence for only one night. This guest house is very cozy and clean. What I loved about the room is it's well maintained, and walking distance from everywhere. Yet I hoped for a mini fridge at the hotel. And never minded the shred bathroom as its for 4 people maximum. P.S we were traveling with a... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Franz House is an excellent guest house if you want to explore Florence. It is close to centre next to the river, 10 minutes walk from Firenze Santa Maria Novella station and 10 minutes walk to the Duomo and the rest of the main attractions. The rooms are clean,spacious and functional and ours came with Aircon included. Giovanni, the proprietor... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Franz House was easy to find from the train station and in a fantastic area! We were within walking distance of the Duomo and right next to the river which offered amazing views. What we loved the most is that once the windows were closed, all the noise of the city disappeared, the A/C kept us comfortable, and we slept... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Franz House was on a floor of a lovely building, complete with a classic, slow-moving Italian elevator. The room we stayed in was beautiful with high ceilings and a huge window looking out onto the street and the main river in Florence. It was in a great location that was just a walk away from the majority of the sights... More 

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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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