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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Florence, Tuscany

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Amanda B
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
“Casa Santa Caterina... with Ponte Vecchio on your doorstep!”
Reviewed July 7, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Paolo was an excellent host providing us with an orientation to the apartment, maps of the area and dining recommendations if we so chose (the Florentine steak at Trattoria Bordino ... Divine!) The apartment itself was clean and well equipped - it felt like a home with the personal touches, and right amount of space for 2 people. Excellent location too; to the end of the street turn right and there's the Ponte Vecchio! Really in the heart of the city and close to major sites, made it easy for us to quickly stop by between sights to drop off shopping/refuel etc. Loved our time at Casa Santa Caterina, would recommend!

Date of stay: June 2014
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Katie C
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
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“Clean, charming and great location. Host knowledgeable and helpful”
Reviewed July 7, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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This charming flat was perfect for our needs.
It was located very close to all we retired. 5 mins from train station, 10 mins walk to Ponte Vecchio. There is a fantastic restaurant over the road and markets within 5 mins walk.
The apartment was clean, comfortable and bright.
There was AC, good wifi and a small but clean bathroom.
Paolo our host was fantastic. He went ut of his way to meet us and help with our bags from the train station. He spent time with us during check in, answering all our questions and recommending favourite places to eat specifically gelato and local Italian fare. We can't thank him enough as his recommendations were the best we have experienced in Europe.
We would definitely stay again and thank Paolo for his hospitality.

Date of stay: June 2014
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Liked best: Comfortable and clean feel
Liked least: The bed was a bit saggy and squeaked
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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canadaext...
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Charming and perfect. Home away from home!”
Reviewed July 4, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Walking distance to everything. Best area of the city. Paolo was very helpful and had great suggestions. The apartment is spacious and very homey with everything you need. We stayed 4 days, but I would stay there longer next time. We loved it!

Date of stay: June 2014
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Famof4tra...
Massachusetts
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Excellent home away from home in Firenze!”
Reviewed June 21, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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My husband and I just spend the first five days of our honeymoon in Casa San Paolino. From the moment we arrived our expectations were exceeded. Paulo's brother, Stefano, the caretaker of Casa San Paolino met us at the train platform to walk us to our apartment. He was so warm, welcoming, and enthusiastic to greet us. You can tell he loves what he does. They left us with numerous restaurant and greateria recommendations as well as a very detailed and personalized map even including recommended walks to take. We never felt isolated at Stefano's apartment is just across the hall but also didn't feel smothered.

The studio apartment is small but very efficient, clean, and met our needs perfectly. Though the apartment looks out on a somewhat busy street, once you close the shutters you would think you're in the Tuscany countryside.

It was very easy to get to all the major city attractions from the apt but also get out of the city when needed as it is only a short walk from Santa Maria Novella train station (major stop).

I cannot recommend this wonderful studio nor Stefano and Paulo enough. Thanks Stefano for your warm and welcoming hospitality.

Ciao!
Rebecca and Jay

Date of stay: June 2014
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pharmerfo...
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent choice”
Reviewed May 16, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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We stayed at Casa San Paolino for 2 nights.

The location is good.
It's close to the train station and the main attractions in Florence.

Stefano met us at the train station and he gave us plenty of tips to go around the city.
He also recommended a few good restaurants around the area.

If you come to Florence, and don't know what to do/plan, don't worry, Stefano will give you plenty of advices.

Overall, the room is clean and spacious for two.

There's no lift/elevator in this apartment building.
If you have a big luggage or plenty of shoppings, you need to be prepared for this.

Other than that, I highly recommend this place for the travellers.

If you asked if I'd come back next time to stay, my answer is YES.

Date of stay: May 2014
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Vishal S
Chicago IL
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great”
Reviewed April 30, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Great little place in the heart of Florence. Short walk to attractions and restaurants. We stayed two nights. 1st night we had no issues. 2nd night, we left one of the windows open for air circulation and a few mosquitoes got in. Water pressure was very low but not an issue.

Date of stay: April 2014
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Liked best: Location
Liked least: couple of mosquitos and low water pressure
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Reviewed April 23, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Date of stay: April 2014
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