This is our second stay at the Casa Di Barbano B&B. Two years ago my wife and I had such a wonderful experience that we decided to stay here again when bringing our two college age boys to Florence. Moraq is such a wonderful host. You won't find a better or more helpful B&B owner anywhere. She goes out of her way to make sure your stay is comfortable and memorable. The second time around for us at the Casa Di Barbano was like staying with family. We were looking forward to getting to Florence to see Moraq and her family again. The nice thing about this B&B is that there are only 3 rooms. Very small and intimate. On our last night my wife and I did laundry at a local laudromat a few blocks away. The washer malfunctioned not allowing the door to open for us to retrieve our clothes. Moraq was right there when she heard about our crisis calling and texting the owners of the laundromat. This was at about 9:00PM. Her messaging got to the owners who cut the power off so the machine door would open. Needless to say we got our clothes and just in time since we were leaving Florence the next morning. Moraq serves her guests a very nice breakfast consisting of coffee, crossaints, breads, jams, and assorted cookies, delivered right to your room. More than enough to get you off to a good start. The rooms are clean, spacious, and nicely decorated in traditional Italian style. Moraq was very helpful in making our museum reservations and in providing tips for navigating the city and other sites of interest. This B&B is a short walk, about 5-10 minutes, to the train station and within walking distance of all sights. The neighorhood is safe. We never had any problems on either visits. There is a park a block away on Nationale where locals gather with there children in the evenings to eat, drink, play games, and socialize. Never saw any drug use on either visit. My wife and I walked by and through the park on numerous occassions, late at night, and never had any issues. There is a very nice family owned deli right across the street where we would buy water and other snacks, as well as wine. We found the street nice to be average. Closing your window takes care of that problem. All in all we are very happy with our stay at Casa Di Barbano. So happy, that we will be visiting again in April with four other family members. This B&B is an excellent value for the money. Moraq, thanks again for an awesome stay. We will see you again in a few months.
The only con I can think of would be that the pillows might need to be changed out soon. They were kind of flat, but then again we noticed two others in the closet that we never did use. Other than that, nothing else comes to mind.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a warm, comfortable, and friendly Bed and Breakfast located in the historic center of Florence. We enjoy hosting travelers in an economical yet charming atmosphere. Our goal is at assist guests in enjoying their visit to the special, and beautiful city of Florence, unique in the world. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Di Barbano Hotel Florence