It has been 3 years under construction and only open just less than a year! This old but brand new B&B has Old World Charm with Modern Amenities and 17 foot walls with real " 1865" Frescoes throughout!
The attention to detail was astounding. The sliding front glass door with 1865 etched within, the LED spotlight on the red flowers in the entry hall, the orchids, the dark "Wenge” African Hardwood Floors, the deep leather chairs, the cushy red velvet couches. Email & ask for "the junior suite". It's a wing with 4 separate areas within: the stunning white deep Claw Bathtub with sheer curtains & a sink, the big Travertine Marble 8 foot tall steam shower "Turkish Bath " could sit 3, the full-size queen (but Michel's replacing it to be a king bed) has a Garden View from the bed & tub and a 12 foot Frescoed Ceiling, the walk in closet & safe, cushy robes and slippers. And, it’s the only place in Italy with self-closing “quiet" toilet lids like in the US! There's beautiful Burrell in- laid Furniture passed down from generations, recessed & motion censored lighting throughout. Even the ac & bedroom lights can be controlled wirelessly. Loved the Italian breakfast plus a fancy espresso and cappuccino machine available anytime & he even had Decaf! Big bottled water in your room, free Internet & cognac at night! Great Parking garage and bike rental that made exploring this boutique city wonderful. Plus, next to the parking garage there was a fabulous little wine shop that sold us $3.00 bottles of wine. They were $80.00 in the states!!! You sipped & tasted & bottled your own wine!
I can't say enough of our fantastic, gracious, kind Belgium & Italian hosts, Michelle and his wife, Cimzia.
Four other beautiful smaller "rooms" are available and all with the same detail and with King beds!!! You truly couldn’t go wrong getting any room.
Truly, Truly, a Lovely Place To Stay. No wonder it's rated #1 of all the B & B's!!!!
I'll be back next year!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An exclusive new guesthouse, 1865, with 5 luxurious bedrooms, has just opened in a historic building in a residential part of central Florence. Precious design elements combined with period features create an atmosphere of great charm and elegance.Each room is individually designed and furnished, and has a luxurious travertine bathroom, LCD television, air conditioning, free wi-fi. The mattresses, bed linen, bathrobes, and personal toiletries are of first quality, and all made locally in Tuscany. ... more less
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