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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Florence, Tuscany

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chitterch...
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
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“perfection”
Reviewed December 30, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

We were recommended Florence Holiday Homes by a friend that had stayed here and we were SO glad that we took the recommendation. Stefano (Paolo's brother) met us at the train station which was only a 5 minute walk from the apartment. We stayed in the studio apartment which is perfect for a couple. Beautifully maintained, it had all the basics there to pull together a simple meal but really why would you when you had such amazing restaurants nearby! Heavy security doors meant you felt safe at night and air-con kept the place cool in the heat. The bed is a sofa bed which was fine for a few nights, we wanted to book the 1BR but it wasn't available. You are so tired from exploring and full of great food you sleep well anyway!
Be aware there are some pretty narrow steps to go up to reach the apartment! I think it's on the 2nd or 3rd floor.
Stefano gave us a great map and some fantastic recommendations for local restaurants and gelati. We walked everywhere, the neighbourhood felt very safe and getting to all the main sites and attractions was super easy.
Can't recommend Stefano and Paolo's hospitality enough. They could not have been more friendly and helpful. From the booking process, meet and greet to leaving the keys was fuss-free.

Date of stay: September 2012
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Liked best: Cleanliness of apt and location
Liked least: Sofa bed
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Katerina...
Prague, Czech Republic
1 review
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“Very nice and perfectly situated”
Reviewed September 9, 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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The appartment is very nice, big enough for 2 people, little kitchenette fully sufficient for making breakfast or some simple cooking (as you usually eat in awsome tratorias nebo ristorantes in the city). Bedroom is quiet big and there's planty of room for your stuff and also a beautiful library :)
It is situated in the ground floor of a very old building and so it remains cold in the hot summer days. On the other hand it is little bit dark and you have to go out to find out the weather and what to wear that day :)
There were some troubles with cold/hot water (be careful, when you take a bath) and the darkness of the appartment, that's why I rate 4 out of 5, but the location is absolutely superb and I defenitely recommend!

Date of stay: September 2012
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Liked best: Location, homeyness
Liked least: Not enough day light.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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alex47474...
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very Good”
Reviewed August 21, 2012 for a stay in March 2012

Pros: A very good location right next to Ponte Vecchio, convenient, clean, cheap
Cons: Bank transfer to pay deposit, no cell service inside and no internet

Conclusion: very good I would use it again, but using bank transfer to pay deposit cost some noticeable money and very inconvenient

Date of stay: March 2012
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Liked best: location
Liked least: no network connection of any kind include cell phone
Traveling group: Teenagers
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MrMart79
Montreal, Canada
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great affordable option”
Reviewed August 1, 2012 for a stay in May 2012
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person found this review helpful

We rented the Santa Maria Novella house for 2 nights and really enjoyed our stay.
Location is superb. Only a few minutes walk from Station and the center.
Paolo the owner is very friendly. He came to pick us up at the AVIS rental car office nearby and as a real gentleman, refused to let my girlfriend carry her luggage. He spent some time with us recommending restaurants, activites and such...
The kitchenette was great after almost 2 weeks on the road.

Only minus was the bed. It was a little soft and not that comfortable.

I really recommend renting Paolo's apartments.
Great value!

Date of stay: May 2012
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Chris M
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“A fantastic and cosy home from which to explore Florence”
Reviewed August 1, 2012 for a stay in October 2011

Thank you so much Paolo for a wonderful holiday in Florence! We had an amazing time and you were so kind and generous, showing us the hidden secrets of the city. San Paolino is absolutely perfect and has been so thoughtfully presented and equipped. It was an ideal place to relax after a busy day's sightseeing. We can't wait to come back! lots of love, Hester and Chris

Date of stay: October 2011
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Liked best: The charming and beautifully-presented flat.
Liked least: Leaving to go home!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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PollyAuYe...
Hong Kong, China
1 review
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“Highly recommend : )”
Reviewed July 17, 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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Good Location, just 5-10 mins walk from the main station. Very nice owner to show us the famous spots in Florence. Warm house, love the decoration, exactly the same as the photo. We will absolutely stay here when we come Florence next time : )

Date of stay: July 2012
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Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
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MiuWong
Hong Kong, China
1 review
“Clean, tidy and friendly host”
Reviewed July 11, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

the host is very friendly help to guide you the whole florence briefly
he also help me to communicate in order to get the mobile sim for data and call
recommend some good local restaurants in acceptable price, know more about florence local food, really great meal

the apartment is clean and tidy with air conditioner, located very close to the central station, just walk for a min, it is not far to the center of florence about 5 min, quite good location
the only thing is lacking of wifi cause a little bit inconvenient, thanks god the host help me to communicate in Italian to buy the internet & call sim
Also the flat is located in 3rd floors, moving in will be a little bit tired
but it's worth to live there

Love florence more

Date of stay: July 2012
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Liked best: the location and the host
Liked least: internet and stairs
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
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