This 3 level apartment was very clean and spacious. As you walk into the apartment into the foyer area there was the bathroom to your right. Then there was a 4 to 5 steps stair to get to the next level, which is where your living room with a pull out sofa bed and the kitchen. If you use the kitchen, there will be an additional charge, which I think was 25 euro per night. We did not use it except the refrigerator. The upper level is what I call a loft that is where the bedroom is located. There is a computer in the apartment, but I believe there is a charge to use the internet. We only use it to charge our iPod and camera since I only brought one electricity converter adapter. So, it was very convenient to charge multiple devices. There was supposed to be a safe, which I did not find until my last day. I would have asked, but I did not need it. The safe is located behind one of the pictures hanging on the wall. My only complaint is that the shower was very small even for a small person like me.
This place was very convenient to the train station and not too far from all the attractions and there were plenty of restaurant and shops. One of the reasons we picked this place was because it was so close to the train station since we wanted to visit Pisa and we arrived by train from Rome. So, it was very convenient. We were provided with breakfast every morning, which was nice. That way we could start our sightseeing without wasting time looking for breakfast. Once you are seated, the lady will bring a basket of packaged danishes, crackers, and jam. Other breakfast items are toast, cereal, yogurt, orange juice and all types of coffees.
The front desk service was fantastic and very friendly. When you leave the apartment, you would leave your key with them and pick it up when you come back. This was a good and bad thing. The key chain for the key was pretty big and bulky to carry around. So leaving it with the front desk was a good thing. The bad thing is that I have kids that constantly forget something in the room right after we leave the key at the front desk. I felt bad to keep interrupting the front desk to get my key.
Overall, our experience with this apartment was very positive.
- 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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