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view on the street towards the Duomo, from the Queen Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Florence, Tuscany

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Leases22
Adelaide, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic accommodation on the Duomo's Doorstep”
Reviewed August 14, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Beautifully appointed apartment in the heart of Florence. Slept six (four adults and two children) in absolute comfort and was the perfect location for comfortable walks to all the major sites. Eleonora was the perfect host, extremely helpful and responsive to our needs. Would not hesitate recommending this apartment to anyone.

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Liked best: The decor and location
Liked least: Access with luggage was a little difficult as vehicle traffic is limited to the apartment
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 18, 2015
Many thanks for your appreciation. Hope to host you again. Eleonora.
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The_Bear...
Scotland
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“You couldn't ask for more!”
Reviewed July 19, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We loved our time in this apartment and would rent again if we return to Florence. It is so central that we were very grateful that we could return there easily, during the day, and rest from the outside temperatures of up to 39 degrees. The air conditioning works well and the traditional shutters help to keep the apartment cool when you are not in and the air conditioning is not on. Eleanor'a takes a lot of time to guide you through the apartment, leaving you with a lovely welcome pack of groceries and wine. She shared with us her recommendations for dining out. One was so good we went back a second time. We were travelling with my elderly aunt (aged 87) and the apartment was perfect for her too. You could not ask for more in Florence.

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Liked best: Location
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
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Management Response
Jul 19, 2015
Many, Many thanks for your comments. Hope to host you and your family again in Florence.
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Ashley341
US Midwest
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Well maintained and managed apartment in convenient location”
Reviewed July 18, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
2
people found this review helpful

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our week in this large apartment located only about a half block from the Duomo. Having read many reviews of different Florence apartments during our trip research, most reviews tout the location of various apartments. Florence is so compact and walkable that many apartments are well located. However, we have stayed in other locations in Florence, and this one is clearly nearer more attractions than most. The Medici Palace is about a 3 minute walk. The Accademia is maybe 4 or 5 minutes. The Mercato Centrale was certainly less than 10 minutes away. Those are just examples. Plus, we thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the big stone benches beside the Duomo watching people and listening to some of the many highly skilled musicians in the area.

There is a lot of "buzz" in the street below parts of the apartment, but it is mostly good buzz. We frequently ran to look out the windows to enjoy a concertina player or a little protest parade with people banging pots and pans or other passing things of interest. Laughter and loud voices from the street were an occasional bother at night in spite of the double pane windows, but that was the price for being in such a vibrant area of the city.

The apartment and its furnishings are lovely, clean, and well maintained. The walls are covered with high quality art, and we found everything we needed in the apartment to live comfortably. The kitchen was well equipped, and we enjoyed having a washer/dryer. The main bathroom is roomy and a truly beautiful space with a jacuzzi tub. The smaller bathroom functions well as a half bath, but the shower is very small.

The entire process of rental, greeting, and leaving (Eleanora even hailed a cab for us) the apartment was pleasant and was facilitated by Eleanora and her husband. It is a bit formidable to sign a rental agreement in Italian, but a previous review had offered reassurance that it would go well. A previous reviewer said it best when she said "This apartment is clearly loved." It is a joy to stay in a property that is cared for and professionally managed.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 19, 2015
We are very grateful for your appreciation and a so complete review. Yes, the rental agreement must be in italian language for legal and fiscal reasons: we have an english translated sample, with no legal force, for the guests who wish to look at. We would be very happy to have the possibility to host you again in Florence.
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Stephanie...
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great location well appointed”
Reviewed May 18, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

This apartment is great the owner is wonderful. The location is great, it's clean and spacious. She was kind enough to have dinner preparations available for us including a nice bottle of wine. We were stocked with basics: milk, butter, seasonings, coffee, sugar, etc.

We were on the second floor and had an elevator. It's a typical city apartment. noise is energetic. There are bars and restaurants on the street and a wonderful breakfast place Bonaugo about 2 blocks left on right hand side.

The owners and apartment are wonderful. Hope to go back.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 19, 2015
Thanks having appreciated your stay in our property. Hope to host you again in the inner core of Florence. Eleonora.
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cronneber...
Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fabulous apartment, fantastic location!”
Reviewed April 10, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
1
person found this review helpful

My husband, son and I just rented this apartment the end of March and it was fantastic! I would highly recommend it. It is a half a block from the Duomo and walking distance to all the major sites. The apartment was very roomy and very clean with a large living area, two large bedrooms, 2 baths, a nice kitchen, an elevator, free wifi, and a washing machine that washes and dries. Eleonora(the owner) was a delight to deal with. We also got a tour of the apartment next door that they also own and it is so beautifully decorated. I believe it will be ready to rent for the first time this month. If we go back we will definitely rent this apartment again!

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Liked best: The location.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 11, 2015
Thanks very much for all your comments. I have been very glad to meet you and your family, and I hope to meet you all again in the future.
Eleonora.
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LesleyMcC
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic Spacious Apartment in sight of the Duomo”
Reviewed February 14, 2015 for a stay in February 2015
4
people found this review helpful

Two of us stayed for a week in this amazing apartment. It is beautifully furnished, has amazing art work on the walls and every comfort you could possibly want. A comprehensive selection of maps and guide books of the city were very useful. This apartment was more than big enough for the two of us allowing a huge double bedroom and bathroom each. The spacious living room has a sofa bed, so six people could stay here quite comfortably. The kitchen is very well equipped but as we were within a stone's throw of excellent places to eat, we did not use it to its full potential. I have to mention the lift - it was great not to have to struggle up 2 flights of steps with luggage and after a long day of sightseeing, it was a real asset. Elenora was our host and she did not mind us arriving at 8.00 pm. She showed us the workings of the apartment and very kindly left us a welcome pack of groceries including a huge bowl of fruit. I cannot recommend this apartment highly enough. I have stayed in many apartments in Florence, but this really is the best for host and location. Thank you Elenora.

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Liked best: the central location next to the Duomo.
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Feb 15, 2015
Many thanks for your gratifying comments. I hope to host you and your family or friends again in Florence.
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Santiago...
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Spectacular location, meticulous maintenance, and helpful advice”
Reviewed January 5, 2015 for a stay in December 2014
3
people found this review helpful

The apartment is located just a few steps from the Duomo, which says it all regarding its location. It will be diffcult to find a more conveniently located place if your objective is to know Florence. The apartment was sparking clean and Eelonora and her husband (owners) took a long time to explain the details of how the appliances work: all of them were in excellent condition. The beds were comfortable. Eleonora helped us find parking for our car (difficult task in Florence) and adviced on places to celebrate New Year's Eve and good restaurants. The next time I go to Florence, I will not search for a different place to stay.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
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Liked best: location and cleanliness
Liked least: Shower space in the main room was a bit small.
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jan 8, 2015
Many thanks for your valuable considerations on your stay in our property. We hope to meet you again in Florence or elsewhere.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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