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“A house in the centre”
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Al Duomo
Ranked #338 of 659 Florence B&B and Inns
Reviewed September 28, 2012

I visited Florence on my own and I decided to go to Alduomo . The location is superb, just a walking minute or less away from the Cathedral , and less than 10 minutoes from the train station.The flat and the service is amazing for a B&B. Friendly atmosphere,and spotless service, they take care of everything.It was a lovely experience and I will recommend it to everyone who wants to feel at home in the heart of a beautiful city like Florence.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

We rented the 1 BR apartment facing the Duomo for 2 nights. The location was excellent and we had a view of the dome from the balcony and living room/kitchen window. The apartment was nicely furnished and clean, the kitchen well equipped if you plan on cooking at home. On our first day the host Maria was very friendly and helped us with out luggage, gave us tips for sights and restaurants. However next day when we called to complain that we weren't able to sleep as none of the air conditions were working and that we couldn't leave the windows open as insects would come in, her attitude changed and she said she will get it fixed. But that never happened! We had no choice but to open the window as it was very hot and spend the night battling with flies. Our hosts attitude was very rude and she had the nerve to claim that there were no insects in Florence, and that we could have lit candles to keep them away. I even showed her the review below by Eileen in August and the fact that she failed to fix the AC in over a month.
Another thing was that the apartment description said that it was on the 4th floor with elevator. The elevator actually takes you to the 3rd floor and then you climb a floor by stairs. This was difficult with luggage and for the elderly couple with us.
The internet only worked if you were sitting in the balcony or on the dining table in the kitchen.
I would not stay here again and warn people from doing so as the host has no respect for the client.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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6  Thank Mish3al
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

My husband and I stayed in this hotel for 4 nights. Its is in a really good location right next to the Duomo and about a ten minute walk from the main train station. The owners are very friendly and helpful, Mariagioconda spoke very good English and gave us a map detailing the best sights in Florence and good places to eat! My Husband and I would definitely recommend I'Mangiriano's the food was fantastic, particularly the antipasti board of meats and cheeses and the pasta was divine! We traveled to a lot of places in Italy and this restaurant was by far our favorite and good value for money!
The rooms were spacious and clean, the only downside was that there was no facilities to iron your clothes so you end up looking a bit disheveled and the shower was very small. However, we were both really happy with the service that we received, would recommend this to anyone staying in Florence.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

Beautiful rooms, the perfect location and spotless service from Guido and Maria.
In the absolute centre of Flonrence everything was but a short walk away.
Our room was clean, fresh and the view over the Dome was lovely.
We're already planning on going back, and when we do - Al Duomo is going to be our first choice of hotel!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

We had problems with the air conditioning and the hostess Mariagianconda seemed less than interested in trying to have it fixed. They did bring in repairmen the second day, but it still didn't work and this led to quite a fuss since she felt like she had pretty much fulfilled her responsibilities by unsuccessfully trying to have it fixed. Finally, Guido stepped in and provided a solution (and air conditioning -- it was hot in late June) and offered for us to stay for free. We declined and paid, accepting a small discount on the room. Although this place was very convenient and early on the hostess was very gracious, I would not recommend this simply because I was unhappy with the hostess's attitude and lack of interest in providing appropriate customer service. I will note that Guido did provide a wonderful breakfast.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Eileen D
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

It has a fantastic location right by il Duomo which is by the main square. The bedroom was surprisingly large considering that it is just a B&B and it was immaculate.

Unfortunately breakfast was in the tiny and very hot kitchen and terribly limited. So much so that we decided to miss it the second morning.

On our second day we came back at 1.20pm as we were very hot and tired and we just wanted a 'siesta' to cool down. The room was not made and instead of sorting it out as soon as they could they told us that it would take another hour for it to be ready (the cleaners where in the house, so we didn't quite understand their reaction). So we were left with no siesta and very poor customer service and no access to the room.

The quality of the mattress was very hard and the sofa bed was very noisy whenever there was movement.

The light in the toilet kept tripping out which became very inconvenient, especially when you where having a shower.

Will I recommend it? No

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Sol G
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alduomofirenze, Proprietario at Al Duomo, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2012

In reference to the comment of the guest we must specify that:
Thank you for complmenti received but for the lack of siesta we must point out that the room was ready at 13.30 and the host wanted to noon. Unfortunately we can not first also in respect of those leaving.
The breakfast, the kitchen, we must remember that at that time Florence was traveling about 40 degrees in the shade.
We can be disappointed but we understand that the lady lived a critical time staff, because they stay in 4 people in a room (although large) is lacking the necessary privacy when we're on vacation with your partner.
The gracious host is advisable to book two rooms, one for them, one for children and adults definitely all also changes the mood.
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Reviewed July 29, 2012 via mobile

Great hospitality by the owners, great location! The Duomo and those brands like Gucci, MiuMiu are right at the door step! 10mins from the SMN Stazione, and it is within walking distance to everything! Clean room thou toilet is a lil tiny I would say, but its not too much of a problem. Totally enjoyed my 4 nights stay there!

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Additional Information about Al Duomo

Address: Via Roma 1 | Centro Storico, 50123, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #338 of 659 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range: $108 - $183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AL DUOMO: This B&B is at 4st (with lift) in the heart of the Florence City. Via Roma, 1 (At the corner with Piazza Duomo). The bedrooms full of the light and all the comfort. ... more   less 
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