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Relais Villa Antea
Ranked #5 of 657 Florence B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 15, 2012

We choose this hotel initially because of the good reviews and the fact that we had originally planned to hire a car and we knew parking was difficult in central Florence hotels. At the last minuite we decided to cancel the car and travel by train. I emailed the hotel for directions from the station and got very explicit instructions of how to get to them. It is about a 20 minuite walk from the station so we should really have got a taxi.

The hotel itself is situated in a residential area of Florence and again is 15-20 minuites walk from the Cathedral. Because of its location, if i had known when booking we werent going to have a car i wouldnt have booked this hotel and we do enjoy walking. Dont get me wrong the hotel itself is lovely, pleasant staff, very clean with large bedrooms and one of the biggest bathrooms i have had the pleasure of getting ready in. Its just that you are well away from things, on the first night we went back early to the hotel then got ready to dine at one of their recommended local restaurants but felt we were going back too early. We then decided to stay in the centre of Florence until late the other two nights, dine there then walk back to the hotel.

The walk back to the hotel is okay, quite boring but safe, i never once felt threatened. The breakfasts are fine and served in an extremely quiet breakfast room.

When i return to Florence, which I will, I wont stay at this hotel because of the location but if you enjoy being away from the hustle and bustle then this hotel will suit you fine.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 13, 2012

The first thing that struck me was the size of the rooms. With a high ceiling, an enormous bathroom and large, comfortable bed, it made our stay in Florence really special. Nice breakfast, friendly staff. A really unique, romantic place. The hotel offers limited parking at a cost (at the time of our visit, £20 a day), so if you want off-street parking, book a space in advance. Otherwise you can park in the streets by paying at the metre. The hotel is approximately 20 minutes walk to central Florence, but we made the walk back late at night along well-lit streets and felt safe. there are buses if you prefer.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

This little jewel has only six rooms and is run by the sweetest people on the planet. The staff was helpful, straight with us on what to see and what to expect. They made our reservations for us in advance and packed us a breakfast to go when we had to leave early on the last day. The room was meticulously clean and the bathroom and shower was unlike anything else we experienced in our roamings through Spain, France and Italy. Highly recommend for romantic get away.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 3, 2012

My family recently rented 4 of their 6 rooms. This bed and breakfast is amazing. The rooms were spacious, bathrooms huge, and beds comfortable. The executive room was bigger than my bedroom in the States! Breakfast included eggs to order if you desired them which is different from most B & B's I have visited. The staff was helpful making reservations at restaurants off the tourist path. Found on tripadvisor. Thanks for this recommendation.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

My adult daughter and I stayed at the Villa Antea for four nights. It is a lovely place with delightful staff. It is located away from the busy areas where the streets are full of tourists. We walked every where. I think, however, this is not a place for someone with a serious disability who cannot walk five or ten blocks fairly easily.

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Reviewed May 20, 2012

Warm, friendly staff (spoke good English) and beautiful accommodations. The room was delightful and the bathroom amazing. The breakfast room was very special and the service and food was very good. This was our first time in Florence and we would definitely return to Villa Antea. We had reserved parking on site, but the neighborhood is quiet and safe and we had no problem finding on street parking. We were not charged for our parking reservation at the villa.

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Reviewed May 18, 2012

If you happen to be in Florence, there is no other place to stay than Villa Antea. The property, the rooms, the style, the people and Marta, the adorable dog with the wonderful life, will provide you with one of the best stays of your life, at a very low cost, considering how immaculate and beautiful everything is, down to the last detail. Can't wait to return!

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Additional Information about Relais Villa Antea

Address: Via Francesco Puccinotti 46, 50129, Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
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Ranked #5 of 657 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range: $78 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Relais Villa Antea 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This family-run yet luxurious B&B is located in one of the city's most charming neighborhoods, and only 15 minutes walking distance from the old town. With only six rooms, it is not just a bed and breakfast, but a little piece of paradise from where to discover the most authentic Florence. Villa Antea is the ideal choice for a romantic and quiet stay slightly outside the hustle of the city's everyday life. Each room is nicely decorated with satin fabrics and antique furniture. The bathrooms are large, entirely decorated with Carrara marble. A perfect atmosphere to relax before and after a walk in the city. Like a boutique hotel, Villa Antea has bright, cozy and particularly spacious rooms with very high ceilings. Upon your arrival we will give you a map of the city with the main attractions to visit and a little booklet with useful information about the B&B and Florence. Overall, Villa Antea offers our guests all the comfort and elegance of a top class hotel with a personalized attention. We are sure it will be a place you will long remember. ... more   less 
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