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Relais Cavalcanti
Ranked #123 of 659 Florence B&B and Inns
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

The B&B is clean, light and friendly, which is pretty much everything I want from a hotel. We stayed here because it was the most reasonably priced place we could find and the location was good, near the river and within easy walk of the main museums and galleries.
The rooms were big (we booked a double and a single) and the bathroom was fine. The rooms in fact are simple but very nice, high ceilings, shuttered windows and above all quiet, despite our rooms facing out onto the road with all the restaurants. The only slight downside was that the double bed was in fact 2 single beds pushed together.
There are about 20 steps up from the main door until you reach the lift and then a further 3 or so steps. The lift is also quite small and 4 people without luggage was a very tight squeeze.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

A fantastic, family-run hotel/B&B in the exciting. center of Florence. The rooms were comfortable and so beautifully decorated. Love the well supplied breakfast room where we met interesting folk from around the world. Anna, Francesca, and Junco were the most helpful hosts!

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

Anna and Francesca were fabulous hosts.The rooms were immaculate and extremely well presented and beautifully decorated. Although breakfast is not provided a variety of food and drink is on offer in a lovely dining room area, complete with kitchen essentials should you need them. Everyone was extremely helpful especially Anna, providing maps, recommendations and local information. We had a fabulous stay. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Alexandra D
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Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I spent 2 nights in Florence, basing ourselves at Relais Calvacanti. We recieved a very warm welcome and were immediately given lots of information about the surrounding area. When you book it says that 'no breakfast is served' however you are provided with a beautiful breakfast room with plenty of breakfast goods, pastries, drinks and cakes which can be accessed at anytime of the day.
Our bedroom was gorgeous, very clean, spacious and welcoming. This B&B is in the perfect location to get around all of Florence. Very close to the Ponto Vecchio, the Duomo and much more! We would definately stay here again!

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

We chose this place because of other TA reviews and couldn't have been happier. Great location in the very heart of ancient Florence. Building is not well labelled but it's right next door to the Irish Pub. You just need to read the door sign carefully - Relais is identified on the list of occupants.

Rooms are very good size (biggest on our short European tour) with great bathroom attached. Staff are great and very helpful. We even got given a great map of Florence with restaurants, supermarkets and places of interest all identified - very helpful, we used it the whole time we were there. Staff also helped book a taxi when we left and were very happy to do so. Nothing was too much effort.

Only minor disappointment was that no breakfast was available but so many places nearby, it's not an issue.

Prices are a definitely not budget but worth every cent / euro. Will definitely stay there again on our next stay.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

5 nights in this hotel was more than enough to sing its praises. Great location, clean, very friendly and casual services. The help yourself kitchen facility and sitting rooms made you feel that were in a friend's home and not in a hotel. Very recommended

Room Tip: Side rooms are a little cheaper as they offer less of a view but the views are very minimal anyway...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

We were pleasantly surprised by how much we really liked the Relais Cavalcanti after reading some of the reviews on Trip Advisor. The place was beautifully decorated. The central location was fantastic, it was a short walk to anywhere. Although there was no official "Breakfast", breakfast type snacks were available 24/7. Owner was very accommodating and pleasant. The air conditioning was comfortable and the shutters on the windows ensured darkness and quiet until we were ready to awake each morning.

The Wi-Fi reception was spotty due to unplugged modems. The recommended restaurant we attempted to visit required reservations weeks in advance. It was hard to find and get into the building when we arrived.


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Stairs: yes, you must climb a few stairs to get to the elevator, really was not a problem.
Oder: yes, a slight musty odor in a few areas, but this place was built in the Renaissance.

These slight problems were more than overcome by the location and other benefits. I would return. Don't worry about the lame criticism.

Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Relais Cavalcanti

Address: Via Pellicceria 2, 50123, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Uffizi
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Ranked #123 of 659 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range: $106 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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