We booked to stay with Walter and Albena at their B&B Soggiorno Panerai in later September 2012. Unfortunately, when we got there the room was unavailable because of a problem with the plumbing. Walter had a plan however and we were offered alternative accommodation at another property even closer to town, Cavour 10, also on TripAdvisor. Despite the change of location, Albena and Walter continued to be our hosts throughout the stay. So, this is a review of the experience of our stay with Walter and Albena at that alternative room.
Albena and Walter were outstanding and attentive hosts. Walter took great interest in his guests' needs and helped us enormously with his great 'local knowledge' and insights. Albena is the main English speaker and I can vouch for her excellent frittata as mentioned in another review!
Cavour 10 is a first floor apartment just minutes walk away from 'Il Duomo'. Everything in central Florence was within comfortable walking distance. The room was decorated and furnished to a superb standard with period furniture and a ceiling 'fresco'. The bathroom was small but beautifully appointed. Breakfast was very good.
In a communal hallway is a smart desk and computer for guests to use. We didn't use it however and simply jumped on the property's WiFi using smartphones.
If there is a downside to the room we stayed in it would be street noise. Florence, like most 'global cities', is a town that never sleeps! Despite that, our visit was very comfortable and we thank Albena and Walter for their hospitality.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bed and Breakfast Soggiorno Panerai enjoys an excellent location in downtown Florence, between the magnificent Duomo cathedral and the Accademia Gallery, hosting many Renaissance masterpieces. This Florence area is full of typical craft shops, markets, restaurants and bars. The B&B's central location will allow you to walk through historical Florence and admire its fabulous streets. The Soggiorno Panerai B&B, housed on the first floor of a 16th-century building, features elegant Florentine interiors. The result is a charming atmosphere, in which tradition and modernity live perfectly side by side. A high speed Internet Point is at guests' disposal on the premises. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Soggiorno Panerai Hotel Florence