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Guest House Bel Duomo
Ranked #46 of 675 Florence B&B and Inns
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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
2 reviews
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“great stay, going back for sure”
Reviewed November 20, 2011

I stayed there this November with my girlfriend. I really have to say our great experience in Florence owes a lot to this B&B hotel I chose. The location is perfect, right in the very centre of city, next to the Duomo, the owner Giulius couple were so nice and gave me many practical advices about travel,one of the restaurant recommendation even led us to the most delicious spaghetti in life ever! Really really helpful advices.The room is big and clean,with some free croissant, the one we live has the bathroom outside, but it is private, so it's not a problem. Overall, its a nice stay there and will definitely go back if I travel to Florence again.

Room Tip: they have very big rooms for families
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 29, 2011

This was a big let down
Massive leak in bathroom with dodgy electrics
The shower appeared to be unfinished
Excuses about a plumber
Not very clean
Best thing was leaving apart from the location to Duomo and the free wifi
oh and B&B means breakfast but there was NO breakfast

Room Tip: do not choose this place
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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MandyPage, Proprietario at Guest House Bel Duomo, responded to this review, October 31, 2011
It was unfortunate that my plumber was unwell, and could not come as arranged to fix the small leak coming from the cistern of the WC in time for this lady’s visit. The bathroom in the room she and her husband occupied is small but entirely finished and the electrics are fine. My cleaner does a great job, a fact born out by almost all our reviews to date. Our breakfast arrangements are clearly stated on our own and every agency website, including the one through which this lady made her booking. .
I sincerely regret that this guest was not happy with the accommodation we offered her, but fail to understand why she gave no hint of her dissatisfaction while she was staying with us – had she done so, I would have been more than happy to solve the problem by offering her a different room.
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Sliema, Malta
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Reviewed October 23, 2011

One would have to sleep inside the Duomo to be any closer to the centre than the B&B Bel Duomo. The rooms are kept very clean daily and the hosts Mandy and Giulio could not be any more welcoming - they provide guests with tips on places to visit, bookings to make, restaurants to try out, while still respecting guests' space and privacy.
B&B is up a flight of steps so older couples or people with heavy suitcases should bear that in mind - however 1 flight of steps reduces distances to any of the main attractions in Florence throughout your trip as this B&B is a 5/10/15 minute walk from practically all the attractions in Florence!! Definitely recommended!

Room Tip: We tried a random room and it was fine :)
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Harrogate
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Reviewed October 20, 2011

This location was close enough to walk from the train station, although a little tricky to find. Ensure you have a phone as the reception is not always manned. The rooms were good, with small but adequate bathrooms. The rooms are quiet, which given the location was surprising. In a morning however, you will hear the local church bells.

Both Mandy and her husband were very helpful and recommended some good places to eat and visit. They give you a set of keys and you can come and go as you like.

There is no real breakfast (which is slightly odd as it's called a B&B) but they have an arrangement with a local cafe to waive the cover charge.

A good stop for a short break.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 2, 2011

We stayed at Bel Duomo during a flying visit to Florence in April 2011. It was a real last minute option, and a cheap one too(£55). Imagine how surprised I was to find that the B&B is literally a stone's throw away from Piazza del Duomo - you really couldn't find anywhere more central and near the tourist district in Florence. Add to this that the hosts, Amanda and her husband, are incredibly friendly, welcoming and helpful, and also that the room was modern, clean and comfortable - I think I got the bargain of the decade at this B&B. The only downside would be that the room we were in had no windows, just a skylight, and that the bathroom was not ensuite, but was located in the hallway. We knew this in advance, since we had the cheapest room available, and it wasn't a problem. The building was quiet and we felt like we were alone most of the time. Amanda and her husband helped us to plan our sightseeing in Florence which was a bonus. They were also busy on the phone giving directions to another guest who was lost somewhere in Florence - I don't think anything would have been too much trouble for them, they were genuinely friendly and happy to have us staying. They also let us leave our luggage behind after checking out and gave us a set of keys to the front door so we could pick it up when we liked. Amanda is from England and her husband is Italian and speaks perfect English, so communication was no problem. One more thing - breakfast is not included in the price, but can be ordered separately, or you can buy your own just outside the front door at any of Florence's cafe's and restaurants. Check out there website for more details. Great place to stay in Florence, I will definitely be back.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Guest House Bel Duomo
Address: Borgo San Lorenzo 4, 50123, Florence, Italy (Formerly Bed and Breakfast Bel Duomo)
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #46 of 675 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Guest House Bel Duomo 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the pedestrians' only area, just 10 metres from the corner of Piazza del Duomo. Guest House Bel Duomo is about 600 metres (10 minutes walk) from the main railway station, Santa Maria Novella, from which Florence airport is easily reachable via a frequent shuttle bus service. Bel Duomo offers 11 spacious rooms on the mezzanine level, first and third floors of the historic building (without a lift, unfortunately) in which it is located. Every room has a private bathroom, 7 ensuite while 4 rooms have private external bathrooms. All rooms are equipped with free wifi, central heating, air conditioning, flat screen TV, hairdryer, refrigerator and kettle. A simple breakfast of tea, instant coffee and individually wrapped croissants, crackers and chocolates is included in the price, other than this, breakfast is an optional extra, available at a discounted price at a bar a few minutes walk away. Guests are assured of a warm welcome from the English/Italian family running B&B Bel Duomo. A map and tourist information including museum/tour/restaurant bookings are always offered on check in by the hosts, for whom courtesy and customer service are absolute priorities. ... more   less 
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