Look no further, you've just found your perfect stay at Florence.
I stayed here with my parents, who are senior citizens, in September 2012 for 3 nights. It is without doubt the best place to stay at in Florence. Very very close to the Duomo and the train station makes for the perfect location. Free wifi was an added bonus.
We booked a triple sharing room and were surprised at the grandeur of the rooms. The rooms are huge and beautiful. We had a mini kitchen in the room with the most adorable cutlery. We also had a cabinet with books, aroma candles and even piggy banks. A soft and comfortable sofa and a flatscreen television. The ceiling is painted beautifully. Every room is aesthetically decorated and personalized.
Walter and Albena's service is impeccable. They are the most helpful and kindest couple we have met. When we arrived, Walter checked us in since Albena was away, he helped us carry our luggage up to the first floor, in a small elevator (which no other hotel in Europe would help you with). Also, he did not speak very fluent English and we did not speak Italian at all and yet he managed to successfully show us the best places to see in Florence with the help of a map, places to eat, things to do etc, tried his best to answer our queries in spite of not understanding us clearly.
We are vegetarian so Albena prepared a special veg breakfast for us and loaded our mini kitchen with juice, milk, fruits and other essentials without any extra charge. Also, one morning I was leaving very early for a day trip and Albena hadn't prepared breakfast yet, so she apologized(even though she didn't have to) and handed me a freshly baked croissant(the best I've ever had) to eat on my way so I don't go empty stomach. Another day, my parents were taking a bunch of garments down to the laundry nearby and Albena took it from them, did not let them waste money on the laundry, in stead washed all our clothes herself. We were amazed at how warm and caring they were. We felt like we've come to visit friends at their apartment rather than a hotel in a foreign country. We were rather sad when we had to leave on the last day.
I would definitely return to Florence only to stay at Soggiorno Panerai. And next time surely for a longer period.
- 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