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Residence La Contessina
Ranked #45 of 421 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
“Wonderful stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

Very welcoming family run hotel with good room facilities,home made delicacies for breakfast and convenient location. A highlight of our a European trip. Everyone was friendly and helpful. We found our self-contained room private and comfortable.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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contessinaFirenze, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Residence La Contessina, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Dear Guests,
thank you so much for taking the time to post your review on the site for us following your visit in Florence. We are glad to know that you appreciated your stay with us. We do hope that we will have the pleasure of taking care of you on a future visit.
Best Regards.
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Salisbury, Maryland
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

Our stay was in mid-Oct. driving with another couple. Found hotel on side street off a main street, narrow entryway into courtyard. Nice parking area for car right by hotel. Rooms were small apts., living area with dining table, bath, and sleeping room upstairs, overlooking LR. Kitchen along wall, but costs extra to use stove. We just used refrig./freezer for ice. Outside door, indoor courtyard, with tables/chairs for drinks in evening....also cards. Location of hotel good, walked to museum to see "David", also walked to nearby self service laundry. Owners very helpful with info about restaurants nearby, called taxi when needed. Breakfast was extensive, terrific buffet. Only negative, if you need the bathroom at night, must go down the stairs. be sure to have a good nightlight. A good value for the money. We will return.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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contessinaFirenze, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Residence La Contessina, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Dear Guests,
thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on the site for us. We are glad to know that you feel good at the Residence La Contessina and that you appreciated our services. Pending to see you soon by us.
Our Best Regards.
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Fort Worth, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

We stayed here because of Interval International. It was the first time we had used our membership. We honestly did not know what to expect. My husband and I stayed for 6 nights. The room was very large for European standards. It was a studio apartment with a kitchenette, living room and bath room downstairs and bedroom upstairs. It was very clean. The shower was adequate. All of the people who worked their (the family that owned the Inn) were all lovely, friendly, and very helpful. Breakfast was included and it was lovely. My husband needed a massage while we were there and they booked one for him - which was very helpful since we speak no Italian. I hope to return to Florence, as I had a wonderful time and I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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contessinaFirenze, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Residence La Contessina, responded to this review, December 19, 2013
Dear Guests,
thank you for taking the time to post a review on the site following you stay with us. We are glad to know that you feel good at the Residence La Contessina and that you have appreciated our structure and services. Thanks again for all your lovely words. We do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back here on a future visit in Florence.
Our best regards.
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Heraklion, Greece
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

We fellt very wellcome and we were impressed from the kindness and the proffessionalism of the personell. The apartment was tastefully furnished and very clean ,the breakfast was covering our expectations. The location of the hotel is perfect only few minutes form the SMN train station very close to all important places. With pleasure we will stay again in the residence la contessina if we will come back to Firenze.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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contessinaFirenze, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Residence La Contessina, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
Dear Guests,
thank you so much for taking the time to post your review on the site for us following your reacent visit in Florence. We are glad that you fell good with us. We always try to make our guests feel at home and we are happy that we succeeded with you. Thanks again for your lovely words. It will be a pleasure to have you at the Residence La Contessina one more time.
Best Regards
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Fresno, California
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

Wonderful complimentary breakfast, free wifi, perfectly located (half a block from major transportation centre)
Also very close to Duomo (10 min walk) and city centre.
Staff is helpful and onsite 24/7.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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contessinaFirenze, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Residence La Contessina, responded to this review, November 16, 2013
Dear Guest,
thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on the site for us following your reacent visit at the Residence La Contessina. We are glad to know that you feel good with us and you eat well at the breakfast. We look forward to welcoming you back in Florence.
Best Regards.
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

Friendly family staff very helpful. Breakfast is fantastic. Different from a traditional American breakfast, my wife and I were not sure how we would like it. We usually just juice veggies in the morning. Well, everything was delicious and fresh. Home baked goods keep coming. We looked forward to it every day. And although we consumed quite a bit, we walked it off.

The room was perfect for or needs. Comfortable and clean with a kitchen. Although we did not cook, the fridge was put to good use. Bathroom was modern and spacious.

In the heart of Florence, there is no place you can't walk to. And it is convenient to rails. We took a day trip to Venice. After our 7 days, we took the train to Rome for a few days and came back to Residence La Contessina for one more day before leaving Italy. The staff held most of our luggage and had it waiting for us in our new room for the day. They made it very easy for us.

We were leaving at 5 am the next day, and staff had coffee set up for us before we left. It shows how caring the staff is.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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contessinaFirenze, Proprietario at Residence La Contessina, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Dear Guest,
thank you for your comment, we really appreciate it. You really took what we do with our guest: give a real florentine accomodation to taste the florentine lifestyle pampered at home.
We hope to see you soon here with us.
Thanks again
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Livonia, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

I have been taking groups of college students to Florence every summer in the past 10 years, and I have always been disappointed with the low level of Florentine hospitality. Well, that is until I discovered Residence La Contessina. My group and I spent a week there last summer and we were all most pleasantly surprised. The service was not just excellent; it was also superbly friendly, by any standard. The apartments were spacious with high ceilings and fully equipped kitchenettes, very clean and comfortable. The place was well-taken care off by the service stuff, and its location is as good as it gets in Florence. I am very hard pressed to find any downside and I will most certainly go back this summer.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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contessinaFirenze, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Residence La Contessina, responded to this review, November 2, 2013
Dear Guest,
thank you for giving us the opportunity to take care of you on your visit in Florence and thanks for your lovely words about our structure, services and Staff. We always try to make feel our guest like at home and we are happy that have succeeded with you. The Residence La Contessina wait you in Florence.
Best Regards
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Property: Residence La Contessina
Address: Via Faenza 71 | From Via Cennini to Via Nazionale, 50123, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Green Hotel in Florence
#10 Family Hotel in Florence
#11 Business Hotel in Florence
#40 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence La Contessina 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aristocratic and Bohemian, classic and comfortable, residence La Contessina is a fresh and dynamic alternative to a hotel for a stay in the old town center of Florence. With an elegant and comfortable assortment of studios and full apartments, residence la Contessina is ideal for a lovely vacation but is also equipped for events and meetings. A multi-purpose hall, services and closeness to the Santa Maria novella train station, the conference center and Fortezza da Basso make residence La Contessina very attractive for family and business stays, as well. ... more   less 
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