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Casa Billi
Ranked #102 of 295 Specialty Lodging in Florence
Fort Collins, Colorado
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147 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“It was fine...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2011

Just completed a 10 day vacation to Italy. We stayed at the Casa Billi in Florence for three nights. We were looking for basic accommodations, and we found it. Casa Billi is one of several "hotels" in the building. It was very convenient to the train station, about two blocks away. When we arrived, we buzzed the proprietor. They let us in, and told us to walk up the the second floor. REMEMBER, in Europe, they start counting at "0". So, for us Americans, 2nd floor is really three flights up. So, if you're carrying heavy suitcases, you'll have to lug them up three flights of stairs, even though there is an elevator. Casa Billi does not have access to the elevator. Why not, I don't really know. The room was very basic, but Florence is expensive, and we paid 70 Euros per night. The room was clean. The bed was good. Pillows at hotels never are good for me. Our room was down a long hallway, which was fine with me, overlooking an inner courtyard. The bathroom was toilet, shower, and sink all in one room. So, when you shower, everything gets wet! Make sure you move the toilet paper out of the room before you start. Water pressure was good! Fixtures looked pretty new and clean. TV was Italian, only. All in all, it was a good, inexpensive (compared to other Florence hotels) place to sleep. Wireless, which was provided by the hotel did not work in my room. But, fortunately, another hotspot was open, and worked in our room. If on a budget, this place works!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2011

We enjoyed our stay at Casa Billi. Our double room was basic but spacious and had everything we needed. The shared bathroom was right across the hall and was very modern & clean. The location is great if you're planning any day trips as the train station is just around the corner. Everything else is within easy walking distance & there are plenty of restaurants nearby (highly recommend Trattoria da Guido next door). There's also a laundromat and supermarket on the same street.

My only dislike would be that the cleaners don't bother to clean the squished mosquitos off the walls from previous guests and it's quite gross as they're splattered all over the walls & ceiling. And the wi-fi only works in the reception area. But otherwise a pleasant place to stay in a beautiful city.

Room Tip: The rooms at the back face a small courtyard & are much quieter.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Yenniva
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51 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2011

There's not many hotels in European cities where you have both easy access to the train station and the city's sights. Casa Billi is in a great location for a very well priced guesthouse. The room was spacious and clean with nice furnishings. The shared bathroom was modern. This is not a full service hotel so don't expect things like 24 Hour reception. However, the people there are nice and provide you with a map upon arrival.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Beingnotdoing
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las vegas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2011

This place is a great older property with a phenomenal location. It is ideal for discovering Florence or indulging in an old world experience without being overwhelmed by service; the rooms are comfortable. The overall feel is good. Our room had a garden view, and that was very nice

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank steph m
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las vegas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2011

The location is very central , which was ideal for me as it was just an overnight trip. The cost was also very good value for a hotel in the centre of the city. Casa Billi was very comfortable, the staff very helpful and friendly. I often make trips to the city, and I would certainly check out this hotel again, and I would also recommend it to my friends.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank frank t
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los angeles
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2011

Excelent, very family friendly hotels, we' ve a great stay in Florence, staff very helpful
we stayed only 2 days - The place was beautiful and clean. The owners were great. Upon arrival they made sure we had a map of Florence and knew were all the sights were. we recommend Casa Billi

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rae m
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Victoria, Canada
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45 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2011

We recently stayed four nights at this B&B which seems to be more of a rooming house and for that, the price is right. It has a great location in the old town, is clean and has had some upgrading in the bathroom. Advertised as a B&B, you have to go to a small cafe down the street for breakfast. We learned quickly not to pay for the breakfast at Casa Billi because it was cheaper to pay for it directly at the cafe. The downsides were that they did not have any TV channels in English (most places have CNN or BBC) and the Wifi only worked intermittantly in the facility - almost never from our room as advertised. I would recommend this accommodation if you are just looking for a good, cheap place to stay without too many services.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Casa Billi
Address: Via Faenza 12, 50123, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #102 of 295 Specialty Lodging in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Casa Billi 1.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Billi is a cheapest (quality/price) choice centrally located, in Florence, from 1951: Casa BIlli provides private rooms with private or shared bathroom, and apartment.Our rooms provided with conditioner, sat tv, wi fi, heating and much moreCasa Billi is a typical, small guest house, opened year round; so, our check in time starts from 11 to 15 but we can arrange your check in if you write us in time - check in after 19 o'clock are not possible - before must be confirmed by us) ... more   less 
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