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“old-fashioned and centrally located in Florence”

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First of Florence Residence Apart'Hotel
Ranked #38 of 333 Specialty Lodging in Florence
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

We got a centrally located hotel in Florence - walking distance to almost "everything". The kids loved the old fashioned two-story appartment - almost like a "castle", With the stairs and separated bedrooms.

The complementary fruit and water (and wine) was a pleasant surprise.

Not hard to find the hotel (thanks to the gps). We had to get the hotel to arrange the parking of the car(not to expensive), not possible to find parking space on the streets nearby.

The breakfast on the other side of the street was not recommendable - try other alternatives...

Thanks to a very helpful clerk in the reception we were able to get a good restarant in the evening and some advice for the "tourist things to do".

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Laura was so helpful and the residence was perfect for us all! The apartment is so comfortable, safe, convenient, and gorgeous with 3 sleeping spaces and a fantastic little kitchen. The location is more than PERFECT!! We were so happy with our stay here. ON our arrival we had a bottle of wine waiting for us with snacks in the fridge as well.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

This place is truly a jewel in Florence. We stayed there in June 2013. We traveled with three teenagers. The accommodations were spacious, safe, beautiful, clean and so quaint. The manager left us a filled refrigerator and a bottle of wine. We were truly grateful. The place is located within walking distance of every major site in Florence. It is located in the no-drive zone of Florence so be sure to speak to the manager about where to put your car if you are driving. We would not dream of staying anywhere else in Florence.

Room Tip: The garbage trucks in Florence are a wee bit noisy but who cares, we're on vacation!
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

The apartment is in a great location, easy walking to just about everything. We had a two story apartment with a bedroom and bathroom upstairs and the kitchen and family room downstairs. The family room had a sofa that pulled out to a bed. We were on a 3 week trip (4 of us, 2 adults, 2 children) and my husband insisted we each only bring a carry-on suitcase. I selected this hotel partly because of the washer/dryer. GREAT! The breakfast across the street was OK, not just the name... We traveled throughout Italy via Italiarail.com ~ book online ~ honestly great prices and WAY lower than using raileurope.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

This apartment was gorgeous, in a great location & very comfortable and clean. It had all the amenities we needed to include a free bottle of wine. There were four girls traveling together and it fit all of us nicely. We had two double beds and a single in a little room off the main room. It was just down the street from major attractions and an easy walk from the train station. This room was the cheapest on our 10 day stay and it was the nicest room we had!!!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

We are a family of 4 - 2 adults & 2 kids and we stayed at First of Florence for 3 nights. Here is our feedback :

Location - Perfect / central location & quite safe : 5-minutes walk to the Duomo. Academia is in the parallel street to just give you a perspective. We walked around late at night and did not find anything fishy around the area.

Breakfast - Great food at OK bar. The service at this bar is great - since we were leaving at 6 AM on the checkout day, I gave them the coupon for food the previous night and they packed coldsandwiches, juice, water, some fruit salad etc to store in the fridge & use it the next morning. I have not seen this anywhere else esp. in a place where the breakfast is in a different place.

Check in - Excellent service from Laura and team - better to arrive before 7 PM for check in to avoid any surprises. Very warm welcome with complete guidance details about the facilities. They even helped me with some train ticket printing but better to inform Laura and get her email OK so the receptionist can print it quickly.

Facilities - we needed aircon (we live in Dubai & used to a/c), washing facility and a comfy bed which was all available with the perfect sized fully ready kitchenette including detergent cubes etc and the daily cleaning was an added bonus !! Lots of welcome food - large fruit basket, tea/coffee/creamer, juice, water, bread, jam, pasta & sauce ... we could not ask for anything more !!

Wifi - quite good and easy to connect to.

Safety - we were OK but the next room had a Chinese family who mentioned that someone broke into their room etc and we checked with them in the night again and they said everything was OK. Thus said, I repeat, we left all our valusables in the room during our 2 full day trips and everything was OK. I would recommend to keep the passports and cash in a concealed travel pouch which I wear under my shirt or shorts to avoid risk anywhere in any country - this is what I did this time too. And as per many a tripadvisor comments, do not bring expensive stuff like expensive jewellery, watches, high end goggles etc - keeping it simple helps in enjoying the holiday and not worry about if you kept the ring on the bathroom sink etc.

Check out - We were to check out in teh afternoon but as we were doing the Pisa day trip, we took our baggage in the morning with us and left them in the Florence train station(5 euros for 1st 5 hrs and then 70 cents per extra hour or so). Laura & team said we can leave them in the reception but I did not want to risk it since the reception is manned only during certain hours.

All in all - a great stay and we would highly recommend this place for families and alike.

Regards,
Sri

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Superb location - a hundred yards away from the Duomo. Florence is easy to get around - but the First of Florence helps make it even easier. Appartments are well equipped and comfortable and kitted out generously - wine, water, juice, fruit etc and all the toletries you'd ever need so if you're ryanairing it don't worry about bringing your own. Staff helpful and friendly. Front door thing a bit unusual but not too much of a problem. OK Bar across the road for the included breakfast nice and a good start to the day. Would recommend.

Room Tip: We stayed in a suite - perfect for the 4 of us - kids downstairs in the main room on the sofa bed, a...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Address: Via Dei Servi 38, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 333 Specialty Lodging in Florence
Price Range: $115 - $253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — First of Florence Residence Apart'Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
First Of Florence offers a series of elegant and refined apartments providing comfortable, independent accommodation, to enjoy the city at your own pace. The First Of Florence suites are conveniently close to the Duomo Cathedral, which you can reach through a short pleasant walk amongst the beauties of the historic centre. ... more   less 
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