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Casa Billi
Ranked #107 of 276 Specialty Lodging in Florence
KL
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33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good efforts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012 via mobile

I like it here. Though very minimal contact with owner after check in but feel that there are efforts to pleased guests.

Room = nice and comfy
Cleaniness = perfect
Location = 2 thumbs up
Shared bathroom = no problem
Problem = a little noisy. Hearing dishes wash most of the time

I would recommend this b&b

  • Stayed April 2012
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Warsaw, Poland
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

You might be very surprised to find such a nice place just in the city centre. Only 2 minutes tothe Cathedral. The rooms are tiny but good enough to have some decent sleep, The street nearby is rather busy though, people stroll around till late night, but it is not harmful at all.

Room Tip: actually our windows was to the street, but probably they were compact enough to stop the noises com...
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

nicely renovated, good location, the bed and pillows were comfortable and the room was clean.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank WolMa5
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

I thought that this place was very good value. the location is central, staff were very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

I've been travelling around Italy for 15 days now and I must say that this is probably the best guesthouse/hostal I've encountered so far. Despite the 2 floors with no elevator in Casa Billi you will find comfortables beds and basic spacious rooms that won't make you feel like a mouse in a trap. Staff was friendly, professional and helpful. Bathrooms are modern and always flawlessly clean and location is unbeatable, only a 5 minute walk to all major museums, train stations and cathedrals. Wifi connection is also great. Definitely staying here again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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1 Thank Anna I
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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147 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 stars
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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 #107 of 276 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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