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1865 Residenza d'epoca
Ranked #1 of 651 Florence B&B and Inns
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Hampshire
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34 reviews
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“Fabulous in Florence”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

A perfect hotel with wonderful multi-lingual hosts. Michel & Cinzia are warm, friendly, helpful, and do everything they can to make your stay perfect. The hotel is as wonderful as all the other reviews suggest, with beautiful rooms, fantastic breakfasts and free tea, coffee and fresh fruit available at all times. So much attention has clearly gone into the design of the hotel and into ensuring the comfort of guests. The rooms are so comfortable and well-designed, and the Red Room a warm and welcoming place to eat and relax. We will return!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

This exquisite boutique property was a true Florentine experience. The owners, Michele and Cinzia are warm, elegant, and extremely helpful with respect to where to eat, shop and have fun! I loved it so much that I am going back in May 2013 with my boyfriend. I would rate this property and experience as an 11 out of 10. Truly. The rooms are spectacular and each one is different. The location is perfect; you can walk to everything you would want to see in Florence (or rent a bicycle if that is your thing too!) and make sure you ask Cinzia where to eat 'off the beaten track'. She is not only beautiful and elegant like her hotel, but extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the best spots in Florence. Her husband, Michele is a chef-extraordinaire and his breakfasts were elegantly presented and delicious. This experience was magical. I went with 2 of my gal pals to attend my son's wedding in Tuscany. My only one regret is that I did not stay at this hotel and in Florence longer! I definitely will when I go back in May! You simply must book this hotel. One of the best I have ever stayed at - and I have travelled extensively!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Santa Barbara
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

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!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Wow what a nice hotel. Everything you need is there and more beautiful. Free coffee, water and fruit. And a lovely breakfast made by the man of the house. When you arrive they will everything you would like to know. I have enjoyed my stay together with my fiancee.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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The Hague, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 1, 2012

This B&B is a hidden gem in Florence. We stayed for 2 days and had a wonderfully time. The owners are very warm, frendly and helpfull people. They have taken an old city palace into the 21st century, thought about every little and luxurious detail. The rooms are beautifully decorated, perfect in balance. There hospelatity makes this place a seconde home. Michels eggs are world famous by now. Looking forward to our next stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2012

This hotel made ​​us feel at home. The decor is beautiful and luxurious, receiving attention in every detail. Bedding and bath high quality. Location excellent. Delicious breakfasts. And the best: the attention given by Michel and Cinzia, which far exceeded our expectations and made ​​our experience in Tuscany perfect. It was without any doubt the best hotel in our tour of Europe.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 28, 2012

This hotel has nothing to do with "sterilized" five star hotels in which one can stay. It is a marvelous and exceptionally renovated apartment and offers you the warmth of your home and the stay at a stylish and luxury place. The hosts, Michel and Cynzia are very warm people, do not make you feel like a client and they know the tips to tell you for the walkarounds in Florence, a very valuable service! The Henry James room where we stayed was more like a junior suite, offering a superb view in a great garden, and had a separate bathtub and shower room. The king size bed was so good and soft, you did not want to leave the room! The location is good too, as it is a rather quite neighborhood which however is on walking distance to the historic center, restaurants and other attractions which makes it extremely convenient. Totally different experience, exceptional place to stay and great people.
PS: definitely try Michel's scrambled eggs. A great way to start your day!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: 1865 Residenza d'epoca
Address: Via Luigi Carlo Farini 12 | Florence, 50121, Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Croce
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
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Ranked #1 of 651 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — 1865 Residenza d'epoca 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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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