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“A Memorable Trip”
Review of Il Giglio d'Oro

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Il Giglio d'Oro
Ranked #4 of 657 Florence B&B and Inns
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Edo, Celia and Jennifer made our stay at Il Giglio d'Oro a truly memorable experience. Their warmth and kindness immediately made us feel at home and the hospitality is unparallelled. Edo also does an excellent job in giving you a quick tour of the area and letting you know where to eat, shop, etc.

They are located a short bus ride (or walk) from downtown Florence giving you quick access to the city but also making it easy to find parking should you choose to rent a car. Also, be sure to take the quick bus ride to Fiesole if you stay here as it is a beautiful area overlooking the city.

It is my pleasure to recommend Il Giglio d'Oro as the place to stay when you visit Florence.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Edo, Celia and little Jennifer are the best hosts you can ever ask for. Upon arrival, Edo gave us a very warm, personal and useful orientation of the city, 2 glasses of very delicious home-made vegetable /fruit juice, and helped us with our luggage. One very late night, we brought home some takeaway food. Without having to ask, Edo heated the food for us, Celia set the table in the courtyard...candles and tableware...we had a very romantic night!

The location of the place is just about right if you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of the historic center or train station, yet close to them (10 minutes away by bus, bus station is just around the corner). Try to get a room not facing the street as it could be a little noisy for sleep for some people. But for us, it was just fine.

Highly recommend a "travottaire" (more casual than a restaurant) around the corner (literally). It was called "nasone", or something similar meaning "big nose"? Edo will acquaint you with it. We dined in this little place 3 times in our short saty of 4 nights in florence. This place gave us a homely feel and yet food quality is just superb. Mr. Nasone himeself somehow left us the impression of a Michelin chef but be assured that he is very polite, patient (good english) and amiable.

Back to Edo, this place provides great value for money just for the spacious room, clean towel, nice decoration and convenient location. With the hospitality from Edo's family, the experience is just unforgettable.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

We booked here because of the good reviews (and it still had availability!) and we were delighted with our choice. As just about everyone has mentioned - Edo greets you on arrival and gives you lots of friendly & useful info. We found this really helpful and it helped us get settled into our locale immediately.
The B&B is in central Florence but just outside the touristic heartland - something that we enjoyed as you get to see "real Florence" as it is a bit of a tourist trap (but a lovely one). The suburb has excellent, cheap, speedy & convenient links right into the tourist heart. You will be there in about 5 mins on the local bus - this really is a stress free journey (no language skills required!) so don't let that put you off. There are some excellent food options in the area & indeed the tiny local restaurant opposite the B&B is fantastic.
Although you are technically staying in Edo, Celia & Jennifer's house it is run as a professional B&B with 24 hour access and you are not left to feel as though you are intruding nor is it in any way awkward. Your lodgings are treated as your own & you wouldn't necessarily know that the owners were living "on-site".
The accommodation is clean & comfortable. One slight word of advice would be that there is a certain amount of traffic noise. We had a room right above the street and it is possible to hear the general rumblings that are normal in this situation. The noise wasn't anything that bothered us and did not affect how we slept at all but we do appreciate that some people are more sensitive to this and it is worth pointing out. I'm sure that there are some "off-street" rooms. If this could be a problem for you then I'm sure Edo would have a way of solving it for you anyway! Please don't view this as a negative - it really wasn't a problem for us.
In summary this was a fantastic choice of accommodation and we would definitely return if we go back to Florence.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Edo and Celia are the most gracious of hosts and cannot be faulted in any way. As other reviewers have mentioned, Edo greets you on arrival and gives you all the information you need - which restaurants to visit, which buses to catch into town (5-10min journey) and where to buy bus tickets, tours to take if you wish - basically all the really useful stuff you need to know - and he does this without any ulterior motives; he is just a genuinely helpful guy who wants you to enjoy your stay in Florence. We tried 3 of the restaurants Edo recommended and all were spot on... 'i tozzo di pane' being particularly good when you are in town - really helpful staff who all know Edo!! All in all a great place to stay and we would definitely return! Thanks again Edo, Celia and not forgetting Jennifer!!!!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

Our trip to Florence was made perfect by our stay at Il Giglio. If you are looking for local flare and the best customer service anywhere you need to stay with Edo and his family at Il Giglio. We arrived late and Edo (the innkeeper) walked us around the neighborhood showing us everything we needed. He provided us with a bottle of wine when we arrived and made us feel like part of his family. When looking for a place to eat he would walk us to the restaurant and make sure we were well taken care of. If you stay here during you trip you will want for nothing. If you need a parking spot, Edo will find it, want a nice place for drinks and tapas, Edo knows where to send you, want directions around the city, Edo will point the way. His wife even put together a little care package with food and refreshments for us when we checked out.

I almost hate to share this cute little B&B with others because I want to make sure it is available when we come back to Florence again. I will not stay anywhere else in Florence!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

This is the best place to stay if you want to sence Florence the most. Edo and his nice family are the most hospitable persons we met. They were there anytime you wanted advice or some help. They give you all the information you need about places to go and eat (Edo even introduced us to all the restaurants around). Eveything and everyone is so wellcoming! We felt like being part of a big Italian family. Of course Florence is the most romantic city ever! And it was just 10 minutes away from the b&b. What more do you need?

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

On our arrival to Florence we were greeted by the wonderful smiling Edo, his wife Celia and beautiful baby Jennifer. He was such a fantastic host, telling us all the important information about the local area, transportation and the best places to eat and visit. He went out of his way to make our stay so wonderful!! His family run B&B really makes you feel at home. It is conveniently located just outside of the historical heart of Florence. The room was very comfortable, clean and the bathroom was perfect. I could not fault this place. It is definitely worth the value!! THANK YOU EDO!!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Address: Via Antonio Pacinotti 11, 50131, Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #4 of 657 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range: $62 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A CHARMING GUESTHOUSE WITH GARDEN IN THE CENTRE OF FLORENCE, HAVE A LOOK AT THE PICTURES AND SEND US A E MAIL TO CHECK THE AVAILABILITY!!!!Edo and Celia are delighted to welcome you in their typical tuscan home recenlty renovated and is situated close to the historical center of florence. This brend new guest house typical italian style, offers its guests warm and elegant hospitality at very advantageous prices, just few steps away from the town center. The building has been completely renovated strictly following the rules of tuscan old craft's style and Its charme can be recognized in the red tuscan tiles, the pietra serena staircase, and the intimate walled garden. The bedrooms, furnished in delicate pastel colours, terracotta tilling, and the original doors, are all euqipped with en-suite bathrooms, Colour Tv, Wi-fi internet acces, and full bath & bedlinen's set. Edo and celia will be glad to inform guests about monuments, sites of interest and florence surroundings, as well as on the schedule of all events exhibitons, shows and concerts. "Giglio d'oro" as your own private home in florence, gives you the freedom of come and go 24 hours a day. Please inform us on your arrival time and will be glad to welcome you and leave you both the room and the front door key. ... more   less 
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