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Soggiorno Rondinelli
Ranked #275 of 657 Florence B&B and Inns
Reviewed October 15, 2013

My wife and I spent 4 nights here in October 2013. It has a fantastic location! the Duomo is a minute or 2 in one direction and the train station a minute or 2 in the other. It is NOT a hotel though. It is a room for rent. We found this to be great. We wouldn't have eaten at the hotel anyway since we were in Florence where the food is so good. The place was very clean and comfortable. Our room was spacious, and nice with hardwood floors and a small little balcony that is essentially unusable since it looks right over the elevator--but right down the hallway is a very nice patio area with chaise lounges and umbrellas. Maria was very helpful, as well

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Maria C, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Soggiorno Rondinelli, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2013

Dear Guest,
happy that you enjoyed our place. many people think this is an hotel.... fortunately theyr stay will be enjoyable even with no breakfast and no reception...

thank you

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

The good: This place is in a great, central location and it is relatively inexpensive. The room is big enough to be comfortable. It is safe and quiet. The owner is nice.

The average: the bed is comfortable enough, there is enough room in the armoire for two people's clothes, the size of the bathroom is small, but average from what I've seen of Europe. The room is reasonably clean, but fixtures are shabby and the glass in the chandelier over the bed is broken.

The bad: a wretched smell (like something rotten or dead) emanates from the bathroom. The balcony is not really a functional balcony, as it is very small and overlooks an elevator shaft. The common terrace does not have a view.

Room Tip: Don't book the Water Room unless you check to make sure the smell situation has been resolved.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Maria C, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Soggiorno Rondinelli, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2013

Dear Guest,
I am very sorry for not being able to make your stay satisfying. The room, it is specified that it is our smallest room but surely we have to do so that the problems reported to you there are no more and that is why we contacted a plumber to fix the problem of bad smell in bathroom.
The chandelier is very old and so, very difficult to find pieces to change but we'll try.

I hope to have you again as our guest and surely would reserve our best room.

Thank you for your review

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Reviewed October 5, 2013

This is a bit long but these were the things I wanted to know before booking.

Stayed here for three nights on our first trip to Florence. Contact with Maria (after booking via an online website )before arriving was clear and helpful as her English is good - via email and text .

She gave directions to the guesthouse from the station and it helped to look on google street map so we had a visual image - as the entrance is in a busy street through a huge anonymous door that has no obvious signs that this is the guesthouse other than the labels on the bells of the various apartments.
Once inside the building it is an oasis of calm - up four flights of stairs - there is a minuscule lift that we didn't try out - once inside the main door there is a entrance lobby with seats and a table where breakfast is served if you want it.

Maria comes to this lobby in the mornings and early evenings to check you in ,give you a map and help with any queries you may have . The lobby is also where the strongest wifi area is.

You are given the option of having the room cleaned if you want it for €5 a day by the lady who does the breakfasts - didn't catch her name but she was very friendly and cheerful whilst I sat in the lobby with my ipad!

There are three rooms on the same level as the lobby all are good size with en suite some with a little balcony - we had the Fire room on the floor below which is accessed by a spiral staircase and it is a tight squeeze if you are large or not so agile - but once down the staircase and in through the room door there is a hallway with the ensuite off it .

This then leads to the bedroom with the biggest bed I have ever seen! The is a lot of space in the room with an area to hang clothes and a safe and fridge/ minibar- there is a large window with shutters overlooking rooftops. There is a hairdryer kettle tea coffee and biscuits .

The bathroom is a wet-room so the second person in the shower has to cope with it being wet - that didnt bother us as the shower was powerful and always hot and soap, bath hat ,shower gel and shampoo were provided.

The room in general is light and airy with everything you need for a city break when you don't need to spend all day in the room! It was also spotlessly clean and being further from the other rooms and the street it was very quiet- which bearing in mind its central location was a real bonus.

The location was perfect - 5 mins from everywhere so no need for taxis and in a street of very upmarket designer shops - it was very safe and comfortable to walk the area day and night.
We would certainly return and think this place was a great find well worth the hours spent trawling tripadvisor!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Maria C, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Soggiorno Rondinelli, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2013

Thank you very much for the precision and the time you have dedicated.
I'm very glad you caught all that is good in the room you booked - it is my favorite room and I'm glad that it is also very much appreciated despite the apparent handicap

regards

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

My girlfriend and I spent a long weekend in Florence at Soggiorno Rondinelli. We were absolutely satisfied. The location of the hotel is superb, right in the center of the city. The room was nice, clean and the personnel very kind. I can only recommend it.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

My mother and I stayed here for 4 nights and it could not have been much better. It is really beautiful and comfortable. My mother has a bad back so lots of walking and stairs aren't her thing, but the location and accessibility of the Soggiorno were wonderful- a stone's throw from the train station and so close to everywhere we wanted to go. Though there are some unavoidable stairs in the building, there is also a lift to minimize the flights.

There is no breakfast included but that was a plus for us- we got to sleep until whenever and then find what we wanted to eat rather than have to eat a preselected breakfast (aka a sugary pastry) at a specific time. There was some crackers/cookies and a hot pot for tea/coffee in the room if you liked, just as a little starter or snack.

The price is excellent for what you get. We would definitely want to stay here again if we return!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank Kris F
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Maria C, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Soggiorno Rondinelli, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2013

Dear Kris,
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.
Unfortunately, many of these old buildings do not offer the convenience of an elevator to the floor but I hope that even if there is one on the middle floor is served and that your mom did not suffer the few remaining steps ..
hope you come back again. a big hug for your lovely mom.

Maria

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Reviewed July 14, 2013

We stayed at the guest house for 3 days. The room was wide and clean and the staff was welcoming and gave great advices on restaurants and places to visit.
The highlight is the location, the B&B is placed near the main tourist attractions, car rental places and train stations.
We recommend it!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Claudete Dias K
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

The place is very good! The room is large and the bathroom new. They are kind and the location is excellent. Very clean and quiet. We were in honeymoon and they were helpful. The terrace is charming. We stayed for 3 days. Me and my husband liked very much. When I come back to Firenze will stay there again.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank Daniela C
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Additional Information about Soggiorno Rondinelli

Address: Via De' Rondinelli 3, 50123, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #275 of 657 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range: $98 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Soggiorno Rondinelli 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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