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“Outstanding room and terrific personal attention.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bellevue House
Ranked #16 of 653 Florence B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cumberland, RI
2 reviews
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“Outstanding room and terrific personal attention.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

Very happy with our stay, we felt like part of the family! Luciano and family really take the time to make sure your comfortable! We were thrilled with their restaurant recommendations as well. I would recommend Bellevue house to anyone looking to stay in the florence area.

  • Stayed July 2013
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Issaquah, Washington, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

I agree with all the favorable reviews I've read before and after my stay at the Bellevue House. The B&B is lovely; our room was large and had an adjoining bathroom that was beautifully tiled. Alessandro was very helpful in recommending various restaurants and cafes and provided lots of details and information that proved to be very helpful. His parents were also very hospitable. Although the climb up the stairs to get to the B&B will rule it out for some, it is a very nice place to stay if you can manage the climb. When you get to there, you'll immediately conclude it was worthwhile. I love Florence and hope to return to Bellevue House.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Westchester, New York, United States
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

If you want to stay at a wonderful family owned place this is the place to stay. They are so kind and generous. The B&B is so lovely. When we entered the hotel lobby, it smelled like lavender. I was very reluctant to leave. With only a few rooms you will get personal attention. The room was clean, comfortable, had quiet air conditioning , and was on a quiet, safe street. We came here during the height of tourist season and realised that we were lucky to find this quiet Hotel. If you are worried about your Italian speaking ability (as we were, we had only 2 months to learn) don't because the owners are quite fluent in English. The only downside is that it is about 8 flights of stairs to reach the lobby, which could be difficult if someone has trouble climbing stairs or if you have a lot of luggage. The up side is that the rooms are safer and quieter than those close to ground level. In short, I would stay here again and recommend this place. Thank you everyone for your reviews which allowed me to find this place and thank you Bellevue House! Next time we come to Florence we will stay here.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

This place is great. When we arrived, Alessandro came rushing down the stairs to bring our heavy luggage up (91 steps). That was definitely a great first impression. After checking in, he took some time to recommend places in Florence to see, locations for food and shopping. The room we had is great. Very spacious, very clean and has a nice a/c unit. In addition there is a kettle for hot water and free wifi. I know that for a bed and breakfast it is weird that they don't offer breakfast, but we were fine with it as we like to walk early in the mornings (cooler) and look for our own breakfast.

The only thing I would caution is to make sure you are okay with going up the stairs. It's not steep, but there are 91 and for ppl like us that like to get in and out of our rooms often it could be a concern.

Overall one of the best place I've stayed in Forence!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

We stayed at this revamped apartment turned B&B for three days. It is on the third floor and there are no lifts. Luckily, we met Alessandro downstairs and he helped carried our luggages (one in one hand). That was great! Without him, I'm sure we would have died halfway up the stairs. Alessandro gave us an introduction to Florence, telling us the best restaurants nearby as well as the major and minor tourist points. (Minor as in more locals go there instead of tourists). Luciano helped take us to the room and explained the room. There is CCTV for all you Chinese out there! It is a luxury to find a Chinese channel in Europe, so this was very nice. The room was very clean and big! Wifi is also strong and decent (better than most B&B's). Overall, a fantastic stay! Alessandro and Luciano were extremely nice and helpful throughout our whole stay. In fact, Luciano offered to help take the luggages down! What a nice thought! Although, we managed on our own at the end.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Portland OR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

There are so many choices of where to stay in a popular travel destination like Florence. After consulting some guidebooks and this site, and sifting through the many options, we finally decided on Bellevue House. We were pleased and delighted with our choice. We only had a day and a half in Florence, and staying here allowed us to experience the city in a leisurely, enjoyable manner. First, there is the location of Bellevue House, very close to the train station and the heart of the city: we were able to comfortably walk to everything we planned on seeing, as well as make in-the-moment discoveries of fun places to eat, shop and just behold. Second and equally important, there is the gracious hospitality of our innkeepers, as many other reviewers have noted here: Luciano, Susie and Alessandro are warm, welcoming people, and incredibly helpful without being intrusive in the least. The room itself was great -- spacious with a large, comfortable bed and a full sofa, a private bathroom, a desk, a small refrigerator which came in handy for yogurt and leftovers. We highly recommend Bellevue House, and eagerly anticipate the next time we will be staying there ourselves.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

Eight of us stayed at the Bellevue House in June, 2013. The rooms were spacious and quite reasonably priced. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting Luciano, Susie and their son Alessandro. My initial questions were quickly answered via email and Luciano made reservations at several museums ahead of time. Alessandro recommended great and inexpensive places to eat and helped us get important train schedule information for the rest of our trip. The whole time we were there we felt well taken care of--these people care about giving good service and meeting your needs. Though the walk up the stairs isn't for the faint of heart, it is good exercise and Alessandro does help with the luggage.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Bellevue House
Address: Via della Scala 21, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 653 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bellevue House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Guest House close to Santa Maria Novella Square opposite the famous Pharmacy-museum. The property is on the last (3rd) floor of a nice 15th Century Palace (Palazzo Riblet-Bargagli-Petrucci). We do not have a lift, but we are always happy to help guests carrying heavy luggage up the stairs. All our rooms are equipped with AC, TVSAT, electronic safe, electric kettle with several types of teas, free WiFi, hairdryer in all rooms. First-class linen and quality toiletries in the bathrooms. We can book museums on request. Each room has its own special quiet ambiance and name: "Fiorenza", "Ginevra", "Sofia", "Manila", "Victoria", "Carolina". ... more   less 
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