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Tourist House Vittorio Ricci
Ranked #95 of 649 Florence B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
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Reviewed June 22, 2011

We stayed here for 5 nights as part of a month long trip around Europe. It was great! The rooms were huge and air conditioned. Right down the street and viewing distance from the Duomo. Some little sandwich/gelato places right next door. Its also right on the road that all the life and shopping is on. Right next to the street market. The place is very clean and well kept up. Nothing was broken at all. It was very comfortable.

The hosts were awesome! They got us breakfast every morning that was more than enough and very fresh. Every time we needed help they went above and beyond to make sure we found what we were looking for. I needed to get my hair cut and even the owner who spoke the least english made sure he found something for me and gave me directions. They are super nice and personable. They were happy every morning when they saw us. It was very quiet and safe. Multiple locked doors between you and the street. Of all the cities we stayed in we felt the safest at night here.

We will definitely return.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Edmonton
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Reviewed June 20, 2011

The location was fabulous, just steps from the Duomo and the San Lorenzo market. The air conditioning worked well and the room had everything we needed.
However, our room was beside the reception and the walls were paper thin so it seemed like they were right in the room with you constantly talking. No privacy at all. As well, the manager refused to reserve a ticket for us at the Accademia museum saying it was not possible. Instead we went to a bookstore that had no problem getting us a reservation to the Academia.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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Reviewed June 19, 2011

Truly the best accommodations we had on our two week vacation through Italy. The apartment was located half a block from the main hotel and a block from the Duomo. We were located on the 4th floor but there was a small elevator that held two of us at a time. The apartment was over 1600 sqft and had two full bedrooms, two bathrooms, a full kitchen, dining room, and upstairs lounge area with a patio that had views of the Duomo; it was an amazing place to stay. The entire apartment was brand new, we were the third group to stay in it, so there was still some areas that needed to be finished but overall it was beautiful. Only downsides were we had to walk over to the hotel to get Wifi, we paid 25 euros a night to store our car, and for breakfast we were given a coupon for a coffee and pastry which we never used since we loaded up for breakfast at the local market. Overall through it was a perfect place, we were thrilled with the apartment.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed June 11, 2011

Of the seven cities we visited during our Europe trip, Tourist House Ricci was the best accommodation and be far not the most expensive. The staff was very friendly and made great food reccomendations. The rooms were clean, spacious, and even included complimentary slippers. The beds were comfortable and the continental breakfast was not just pastries and coffee, but had many more items. Not always the case in Europe, this accommodation had fabulous high-speed internet connections. Being one block from the Duomo, it was a great location central to many attractions in the heart of Florence and only a 10-15 minute walk from the train station. I would highly recommend Tourist House Ricci to anyone looking to travel to Florence!!

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2011

We loved this place for its location. Everything is soooo near. It is right next to the Duomo and you can walk to every attraction in just 10 mins. The room was very cozy and clean. The bed was comfortable. The breakfast was typically Italian but filling. The best part is there is a coffee machine in the room so you can make coffee whenever you like. The owner couple are also extremely friendly and helpful. They allowed us to leave our luggage at the hotel for a longtime even after checkout. Overall we enjoyed our stay at Tourist House Vittorio Ricci.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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sacramento
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2011

We stayed at the Duomo apartment for 2 nights in May. I was not sure what the expect because I had not seen photos of this specific apartment. When we arrived, the owner/employee parked our car in a parking lot, which was about 25euros. The apartment was very spacious. A living room with a sofa bed and a bedroom with a queen size bed and a twin bed. The bathroom was large and there was a kitchen with a washing machine. But the best thing was the location!! You were literally a few steps from the Duomo. The view was amazing! You are right in the center of the city. I would definitely stay here again, and recommend it to anyone going to Florence. Doesn't get better than this!

Room Tip: Free wifi in the main B&B, a few minutes away
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 25, 2011

Fantastic location in the heart of Florence. We stayed at the VIGNA NUOVA apartment which is traditional Italian style. We were within walking distance of every major attraction. Correspondence with Stefano and Christina was excellent. We arrived in a large van and since the streets of Firenze are tiny, Christina met us at a piazza where we unloaded our luggage a few steps from the apartment. She then gave us directions to a nearby parking gargage that could accomodate our van.

The appartment was perfect for the six of us. Once we settled in, we took their advice and enjoyed a superb meal at Trattoria Angiolino - twice! We had our own keys so we could come and go as we pleased - a real bonus when you get back late from dinner or viewing the city at night. We'll definitely stay there again when we can return.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Tourist House Vittorio Ricci
Address: Via De' Martelli 7, 50129, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
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Ranked #95 of 649 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
B&B Tourist House Ricci is right in the heart of Florence a few steps away from the Dome (Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral). The B&B is located at first floor (15 steps) of the Florentine seven hundred years old Palazzo Martelli. Tourist House Ricci is provided with comfortable rooms each with in suite private bathroom, wi-fi free internet connection air conditioning system, Tv, hair-dryer, daily cleaning. ... more   less 
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