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A Beautiful Florence
Ranked #443 of 654 Florence B&B and Inns
Reviewed June 7, 2012

The owner of the B&B Leonardo was very kind, he explained everything that we needed. The apartment is clean and comfortable. The city center is easily reached by nice walk for about 20 minutes. There is free parking very near the apartment. There are also nice places for dinner - restaurants, pizza, etc.

Room Tip: there are no swimming pool and fitness centre
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 27, 2012

The place is very comfortable, near the center, very clean, we liked it very,very much! I will recommend it to all my friends.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 10, 2009

The B&B is 10-15min bus ride from the city center and the train station (2euro for single ticket, 4.5euro if you buy a 4-ticket pass), on the second floor of a residential building. The building is directly across from a major bus station and next to a pretty busy street, so if noise at night bothers you, you might want to keep the windows closed. I didn't really have a problem with it.

My friend and I stayed in a room with 2 single beds and a separate private bathroom. We were given keys to our room, bathroom, and the building, so you can come and go as you like. Our room was clean (a lady comes in everyday around 12p to clean), came with free wireless internet, a desk, closet, small nightstands and lamps. There was no safe, but I just locked my valuables in my luggage and had no problems.

There is a full kitchen with a common refrigerator for everyone to use 24hrs. Breakfast is self-serve with cereal, croissants, and a couple other little pastries. It was great to be able to save some money buying fruit and other supplies for days we didn't eat out. Pots, pans, and other utensils are provided for cooking.

My friend and I were there when it was quite hot, so lack of air conditioning was inconvenient. We just left the window open to catch the good breeze and made the best of it. If you're not coming during the hotter months though, it'd be perfect.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 7, 2009

It was very easy to arrange our staying in Florence with Leonardo. He explained us how to get to the B&B and we met right there. It is located in a very vital area of Florence, in a square with plenty of shops and bars, easily linked to the city centre via bus (about 10 minutes away). The room was quite large and everything was where you expected to be. Internet, private toilet, and a kitchen that made us feel right at home, with microwave owen and a large variety of food, jams and pastries for breakfast. We were very happy about our staying here, Leonardo and his girlfriend Barbara were very friendly and helped us everytime we asked them. My next trip to Florence will surely start from here, a simple place but with all you need and cheap enough to make you forget you booked a room in Florence!

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 3, 2009

I had booked “A Beautiful Florence” a couple weeks prior to travelling to Italy. When we arrived at the A Beautiful Florence, on a Saturday evening about 8:00 PM and rang the bell there was no answer. There was a number to call, so we did and soon found out that the room I had booked at A Beautiful Florence B&B had been cancelled by the B&B, even though I had a confirmation from Expedia (who we booked through). No acceptable reason was ever given why they cancelled our room. Expedia was NO help, they even tried to put it back on us because we didn’t check our reservation the night before leaving for Italy.

I cannot attest to the quality of the room itself, but as for A Beautiful Florence as a whole, I would be very careful about booking with this B&B and Definitely double check your reservation before arrival. And unless you are paying for your room upfront through Expedia, Do Not trust that the confirmation has been made and don’t expect any help.

Oh, another thing, the picture attached to the description, not there. The B&B is not even close to any water. It’s a plain old building just off a very busy street.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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abeautifulflorence, Manager at A Beautiful Florence, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2009

As cleary stated this review was done not staying in our accomodation and only on hypothesys. We that consideration out of reality and totally in disagreemnet on numerous feedback sreceived by our previous customers not agreed for sure.

-Short summary on what REALLY happened-

That person booked months before the arrival providing invalid credit card number, so we were forced to cancel immediately the reservation the day after the booking day.

The person arrived at the BB not aware of the cancellation (we do not know if miss to read expedia mail). Matter of fact, we helped him a lot, not leaving alone as the booking intermediare did, and we found in 15 minute another very good accomodation not far from were they was. Quick and good fix for a mistake we did not, and we give excuses too (undeserved).

Frankly this unfair review based on "customer" miss ond not hotel mistakes, not mentionining the help received free of charge by us, is an example of how not use trip advisor.

We hope next time to have the same time of customer we had before: fair, organized, candid on their feedback based on real fact and not based on the fact they are upset with whatever not releated to the service provided.

The feedback is underserved and you did not deserve the strong help given for find anothe acco in a very high season period.

Next time give feedback when you stayed in our hotel, not when you only supposed to do.

Leonardo

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Reviewed June 21, 2009

The place was fantastic,and we felt at home here.The owner Leonardo is very friendly and helpful.We loved the room and the location,although we faced a little bit of difficulty finding the place on the day we arrived.There is provision of super fast wi-fi internet[free], and a 24 hour accessible kitchen.We were on our own,with our own set of keys.It is a very quiet and scenic area of Florence,and there a few good cafes and stores around here.Would highly recommend this place to everyone.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 12, 2009

Location : A bit far from the historical centre, atleast a 15 min bus ride

Rooms : Clean and cosy. On the 2nd floor without an elevator, so be careful if you have lot of luggage. Very nicely decorated house and rooms, however - our bathroom had a constant wierd smell.

Food : They provide you with a great breakfast spread, with a mix of packaged and fresh foods. Its more than sufficient for a morning of walking about

Value : great value for money. we booked directly from their website.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Address: Piazza Giacomo Puccini 21, 50144, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
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Ranked #443 of 654 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range: $60 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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