We visited Florence last June as part of our honeymoon in Italy.
My wife had discovered this B&B through tripadvisor and we decided to give it a try. Located in the old district of the city, it was rather easy to find the hotel, thanks to the great directions provided by Michel Sabatini (owner) ahead of our arrival. Michel and his wife Cinthia greeted us warmly upon our arrival which made us feel great specially after travelling the red-eye overnight from Canada. The B&B is located on the 3rd floor of an historic building. You access it through a typical European elevator.
Upon entering the automatic glass door (Nice touch modern touch), you are overwhelm by the richness of the decor and ambiance.
It immediately gives you the feeling of entering your friends' home.
We had the opportunity to experience two different rooms during our stay as our originally selected suite wasn't available upon our arrival. Michel made sure to move us to the suite the following night.
Both rooms were extremely comfortable and beautifully decorated. The high ceiling with historic painting were fabulous. The photos from the website are exactly as how it is when on-site.
The rooms are extremely comfortable and quiet which is perfect to recover from a long trip.
Every morning, Michel personally attended to our very needs, from preparing himself a delicious truffle omelet (sooooo good) to guiding us for a day visits.
The hotel is located in the heart of the old Florence which makes it perfect to visit the city's attraction.
We will definitely renew when we are in Tuscany.
- 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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