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Residence Palazzo Belfiore
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Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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“Wonderful!”
Reviewed June 7, 2014

This was the first time at this Residence but will not be the last! Perfect location, perfect apartment and absolutely fantastic hospitality. The apartment is serviced twice weekly and towels supplied daily. We have stayed in many apartments over the years and this is the first time that we have received this service. Many attractions are very close by, Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace, Piazza Signoria, Duomo etc. in fact all within easy walking distance. Not to mention great restaurants. Federico and Francesca were so very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Staff was great. Overall a great experience.

Room Tip: If you are a light sleeper the higher floors have less noise.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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PalazzoBelfiore, Proprietario at Residence Palazzo Belfiore, responded to this review, June 8, 2014
Dear guest,
Thank you so much for your so nice words on Palazzo Belfiore and our location.

As you know we are always trying to do our best to make our guests feeling home and it makes me feel happy to hear that you appreciated our efforts.

I really hope you will have the chance to come back soon and all your friends and family members will be always very welcome at your home away from home.

Thanks again sincerely!

All the best from myself and all the staff,
Francesca
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Watford, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 7, 2014

Excellent accommodation . Brilliant site, close to centre. Very helpful staff.
Would come again.
Some minor idiosyncrasies that did not detract from our enjoyment and comfort. You will not regret staying here.

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PalazzoBelfiore, Proprietario at Residence Palazzo Belfiore, responded to this review, June 8, 2014
Dear guest
So many thanks for your kind review. I really hope you can come back soon at Palazzo Belfiore, why not try November or early December? It's a special timing, fewer tourists and the opportunity to enjoy Florence as an insider!
We will be always here at your full disposal
Kindest regards
Francesca
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

As others have posted, Frederico, the host, is wonderful, going above and beyond to assist his visitors. He literally met us at our car and helped us navigate the city, after we got lost driving into Florence (highly recommend not driving into Florence). The bottle of wine in our apartment was a great touch. We were in a three bedroom apartment on the top floor, 63 stairs up, no kidding. With two teenage sons, this wasn't a problem for us, but it could be for others. You can definitely still hear all the street noise on the top floor, which is unfortunate. The showers are small. Wifi worked great. It was great having a washing machine in the apartment to do some laundry. The apartment even had a drying rack (no dryers). Beds were very firm, but better than most during our Italy visit. The Palazzo is actually in a quieter part of Florence, which we liked, and it's just across the bridge, an easy walking distance to the main sites and crowds. If you want a taste of Florence living, this is a great place to stay. We got breakfast every morning just around the corner for a very reasonable price.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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PalazzoBelfiore, Proprietario at Residence Palazzo Belfiore, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Dear guest
It is Always a privilege to receive a review from an expert reviewer like you seem to be so I would like to thank you particularly for your prompt and precise review.
I'm glad you loved the location, we think it is one of the best feature of our offer, and we do our best to meet our guests' expectations to make their stay as memorable as possible.

As you have experienced, The apartments are in a original 14th century building, in some of the apartments we have original frescos on the walls ... we are providing the modern comforts like wifi, washing machine, safe box, iron and iron board, hair dryer, air conditioning and fully equipped kitchen (unfortunately no room for an elevator :-)).

we are now planning of a dryer in the common area upon request and it would not fit in the apartments, as you said probably it would be an appreciated service for our guests.

So, thank you again for your review and I really hope you can come back soon, you, your friends and family members will be always warmly welcome by Federico and staff.
Kind regards
Francesca
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

The positives - the manager, Frederick, was extremely nice and gave us lots of great information. The room was beautiful with amazing old ceilings and well furnished. The location was perfect.

The biggest negative for us was the noise, we stayed on the ground floor disabled friendly apartment next to the street and the entry to the apartments. While I understand there is always going to be some noise, it really affected our ability to sleep. We could hear everything from the late check ins (11pm) the motorbikes (12am), the bins being rolled down the street (1am), the drunks getting home (2-3am) and then the morning traffic. The bathroom could also do with an upgrade.

I'm sure there are plenty of other rooms that don't suffer from the same problem but I would recommend a high level floor (or really good earplugs).

Room Tip: As high as possible away from the street
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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PalazzoBelfiore, Proprietario at Residence Palazzo Belfiore, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Dear Guest,
please let me thank you for your very nice and useful review.
I'm glad that you had a positive experience at Palazzo Belfiore regarding service, hospitality, tidiness and you appreciated the location - which are all aspects that we work hard for being at the best appreciation.

I fully understand your point regarding the noise at ground floor. We have already improved the Windows thickness for this and for sure we will make more improvements according also to your nice suggestion.

As you said this is unfortunately a problem for Francesco apartment - which is at ground floor being among the few disabled-friendly apartment in the historical town center. in the other aparrments guests hardly mentioned a problem with the noise.

I hope you can come back soon and stay in another of our apartments.
kind regards
Francesca
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Reviewed May 31, 2014

We booked Palazzo Belfiore as a 70th birthday surprise for my mum. The accommodation was just perfect - very charming, spacious for the four of us and the best location in Florence - both for getting to all the sites but I think for the neighbourhood too. We could see part of the Palazzo Pitti from our room, the view at night from the little window on the mezzanine was a lovely surprise (we were in the top floor apartment). It's a short walk to the Ponte Vecchio, so very close to the Uffizi, Duomo, Baptistery etc. Federico and Francesca are very organised, they were willing to arrange pick up from the station (not far, but with luggage probably not such a fun intro to Florence), book restaurants, order taxi and print tickets we bought. The restaurant Federico recommended on our first night was just what we were after with great Florentine steak. We had such a great time, I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again, just trying to figure out when we can get back!

Room Tip: No 7 apartment would actually sleep 6. It has 1 king and two rooms with twins. It has two bathroom...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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PalazzoBelfiore, Proprietario at Residence Palazzo Belfiore, responded to this review, May 31, 2014
Dear guest
Thanks so much for your review!
Our guests words are so important for us to let us improve our efforts in making you all feeling at home and for other guests to perceive Palazzo Belfiore experience from whom has already been here.
I'm always particularly happy when our guests choose Florence and Palazzo Belfiore for a special occasion like birthdays, anniversaries, honeymoons, graduations, or anything which has a special meaning for them, and ... When we know it in advance we try to make this particularly "Special".
I really hope you can come back soon and we will be more than happy to welcome you, your friends and family members.
Kind regards
Francesca
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Warrnambool, Australia
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had a truly wonderful stay at Palazzo Belfiore, thank you so much Federico and Francesca! We loved the history and charm of the place, and staying there really enhanced the experience of all the art, music and creativity which is Florence. From the time we were met at the station to when we left, the staff were warm, welcoming and really helpful. Booking was easy and communication with Federico has been delightful (next time we will meet!!). The location is sensational - a few minutes walk to the Pitti, a few in the other direction to the Arno, great restaurants and bars close by, we even found opera in St Michaels Cathedral around the corner!
Thank you for restoring my faith in Florence as one of the great destinations of the world, we will certainly be back as soon as we can!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Liz W
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PalazzoBelfiore, Proprietario at Residence Palazzo Belfiore, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
Hello Liz,

And thank you so much for your nice words!
We are glad to have contributed to make your come back to Florence so special.
Palazzo Belfiore has got peculiar features that our guests simply love and we are aware to be part of a precious privilege to work here, that's why all the staff try to give their best to enhance all what we have in our hands to make Palazzo Belfiore "your home away from home".
So, thanks again and even if the journey is very long I really hope you can come back soon.
All your friends and family members will be always more than welcome at Palazzo Belfiore and Federico will be always there for you and them.
Kindest regards
Francesca
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London, Canada
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

My friend and I loved Palazzo Belfiore so much that we already booked our next stay here but this time with with our husbands. I have visited Florence many times before but never stayed in a more convenient & excellent accommodation. Many thanks to Federico and Francesca who created this wonderful place full of history & charm and best, only minutes away from Palazzo Pitti and Ponte Vecchio.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Karin W
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PalazzoBelfiore, Proprietario at Residence Palazzo Belfiore, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Hello Karin
It was very nice having you both as our guest even for a very short time and I'm so glad you are coming back with the husbands.
We are looking forward meeting you all together and hopefully they will love Florence and Palazzo Belfiore so that this will really become your home away from home and come back as often as possible.
See you in August
Kind regards
Francesca
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Property: Residence Palazzo Belfiore
Address: Via De' Velluti 8, 50125, Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Pitti
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 310 Specialty Lodging in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Palazzo Belfiore 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Palazzo BELFIORE, the residence of an ancient Fourteenth century family, is situated in Florence near the Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Pitti, Boboli Gardens and Santo Spirito, in a quiet area in the city centre, in the heart of one of the traditional Florentine quarters rich in handicraft shops, antique shops and typical restaurants, an excellent starting point to visit the city but also to breathe the Renaissance atmosphere. All of the seven apartments of the palace have been recently restored and particular attention has been paid to architectural details and ancient furniture. Palazzo Belfiore is situated "diladdarno" on the other side of the Arno, in one of the most fascinating areas of the historic city centre of Florence (Piazza Pitti - Ponte Vecchio). A fantastic position just 3 minutes walk from Ponte Vecchio. In 5 minutes you can reach Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza della Signoria, in less than 10 minutes you can admire the Duomo! The heart of shopping is here: Via Calimala, Via Calzaiuoli, Via Tornabuoni, Via Roma, San Lorenzo. Food lovers will be spoilt for choice. Belfiore is close to many Trattorie and typical Restaurants which offer authentic Tuscan cuisine. Booking Belfiore means living in the heart of Florence. Everything is close at hand ... ... more   less 
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