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Residence Michelangiolo
Ranked #28 of 325 Specialty Lodging in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 7, 2013

If you are a first-time traveler to Italy, or a frequent visitor, the Residence Michelangiolo is the perfect and practical choice. We have just returned from our second trip to Italy and the Residence Michelangiolo proved to be as worthy of high praise on our most recent trip as our initial trip. The location permits one to stroll along the Arno River, the many piazzas of Florence, or to explore the Tuscany region in a day trip. The following is a list of reasons that we will return again to Residence Michelangiolo in future trips to Italy:
Hosts: As it is well documented in previous reviews, Angela and Cherubino are excellent hosts. During our stay they made reservations for our museum trips and local restaurants. They were always quick to provide advice and insight on our day trips. They greet their guests warmly upon arrival and continually make every effort to ensure your trip to Italy is a success. Within a short period of time you feel as though you have known both Angela and Cherubino for years.
Location: The Residence Michelangiolo is a 5-10 minute stroll across the Arno River to the main museums and monuments of Florence. Remaining on the same side of the Arno you can easily walk to Piazzale Michelangelo (a photographer's delight of the skyline of Florence), Palazzo Pitti, nearby restaurants and cafes, shops, ATMs and a pleasant stroll to Ponte Veccchio (Ask Angela to make reservations at the Golden View with a table providing a view of this famous bridge- besides great food and views this restaurant frequently has live jazz).
Lodging: We were traveling as two couples and we both were amazed at the value of the accommodations The rooms have high ceilings and they were immaculate. The beds were comfortable and each had its own refrigerator and in one room was a small kitchenette. The property is gated with easy access with your room key (Note: this area is very safe and we walked around at various hours with no issues).
Parking- Overall parking is a scarce commodity in Florence, however, the Residence Michelangiolo provides free parking.
Transportation: A block and half away you may easily access the bus system if you wish to forgo walking. Angela and Cherubino will make taxi reservations for you. If you are new to Florence you will find out quickly that taxis cannot be hailed from the street- you either must make a reservation or go to a marked taxi stop. In our most recent trip we took a taxi from the airport to RM and then returned to the airport car rental place to rent a car for our day trips. Cost of a taxi for four to or from the airport ranged from 25 to 31 Euro. We have discovered that a car is not really necessary (and not recommended) for Florence, but it does provide an exciting way to explore Tuscany. We also took a train to Rome for a quick visit as there are frequent trains between Florence and Rome. Walking is the preferred mode of transportation as you view the outdoor museum of Florence.
Miscellaneous: Your hosts will provide you with maps of the city and other information guides as needed. A selection of restaurants are available at the the front desk.

Bottom Line: If you are looking for a great location and a place where your hosts clearly understand the meaning of great service, then the Residence Michelangiolo is a great choice.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Our stay at the Residence Michelangiolo couldn't have more perfect. Our room was large, very quiet and spotlessly clean. The small kitchen was convenient for preparing simple meals. The area is residential so it gives you a taste of living like a local. Angela and Cherubino are gracious hosts making our stay memorable.
Marie & Peter Bestetti
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights in January 2013. Family of 4, with 2 adults and 2 teenage children. Had the ground floor family suite which comprised 2 huge rooms - even better, it had two bathrooms, which is rare for family accom.

Accom is about a 25 minute walk from the Ponte Vecchio in a nice residential part of Florence - even though it is on a busy road, it is set back a fair distance from the road and is actually very quiet. And it is a beautiful tree lined area, with walking tracks and lots of facilities nearby - eg. supermakets/grocery stores, restaurants, bus, etc. It is not a vibrant and exciting part of Florence, but we were not wanting that any way. This was an ideal base to use to explore Florence from. There was a bus into the centre of town, just nearby, but we loved the walk into town along the river so never actually tried the bus out.

The rooms are very comfortable, very spacious, and very tastefully/stylishly appointed. Was great to have a galley kitchen as well, with a stove top, so we could cook on the rare occassions we wanted to stay in.

Staff were very helpful.

Highly recommend this for families wanting somewhere to base themselves in Florence.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank dbtripper
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Stayed for 4 nights with my wife. The room was perfect - very large and comfortable with a good bed and a kitchen. Although did not have a tud only a shower.
Angela (the owner) was very helpful with everything - taxis restaurants, sites.
The location is perfect in a quiet neighborhresidences rom the tourist masses. The parking is free on site.
There are a number of bars cafes and restaurants (some really good) within walking distance.

Room Tip: Take one with a patio and a hot tub if available.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

This was a nice place to stay for the two nights I was in Florence. Angela was delightful and very helpful when I needed some restaurant recommendations. The property is located on a quiet street. I walked easily into the city both days. There is also a bus route nearby. The room was more than spacious and comfortable. Although I didn't use the kitchen, it was nice to have a refrigerator in the room with cold drinks. It would be a great choice for families with kids.

Room Tip: If I returned I would pick a room upstairs. I was the first room when you entered the Residence so a...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

Our 3 week vacation in Italy was absolutely wonderful. Our 6 day stay at the Residence Michelangiolo was the highlight of our trip once again. This was our 3rd visit to the Residence with our incredible hosts Angela and Cherubino. The location is the best in my 6 visits to Florence. The location is in a wonderful Florentine neighborhood that should be explored. It is a short 10 minute walk to the center city where you can see every attraction. It offers wonderful large rooms with kitchen, patios and quiet tranquil grounds. Parking is included. Our hosts answered every question prior and during our stay. Reservations for restaurants and attractions make your stay easy and convenient. Angela made some great recommendations on Tuscany drives and Tuscan Hill Town visits. Your will absolutely enjoy your stay.

Room Tip: We love the ground floor rooms and have stayed in all of them. You have an easy walk out to a lovel...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

his is one of the most wonderful places in Florence to stay at. Angela who runs the "residence" really makes it worth while to stay there. It is like a home away from home. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable.They have a small kitchen if you like to cook with most utensils available for use. We stayed 3 nights and found the neighborhood quite and easy to get too, There is a bus 13 from the Railway station and bus 12 to the station which almost drops you to the door or the 23 bus and its not much of a walk. If you like walking like we did you can get to most places to see in 15 mins to 30 mins walking. It really is beautiful and rooms 102 103 and 104 have a terrace outside.There is a wonderful bakery nearby which Angela will recommend and rightly so.

Room Tip: 102 103 and 104 have Terrace to sit in.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank warmjay
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Address: Viale Michelangiolo 21, 50125, Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 325 Specialty Lodging in Florence
Price Range: $117 - $252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Residence Michelangiolo 2*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Residence Michelangiolo welcomes you into a Liberty style Villa dating back to 1917, totally renewed with exquisite details that define the elegance and charme of long ago. The Residence is situated in one of the most exclusive and peaceful areas in Florence, on Viale Michelangiolo, which allows you to reach the historical center of the city with a few minutes pleasant walk. The Residence has 8 Superior room furnished whit every confort. ... more   less 
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