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Property Details

Sleeps:
4 - 6
Single Bedrooms:
0
Double Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
2
Type:
Apartment
Property #:
21257
Nearest Town:
Santa Croce

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Reviews of Beautiful Florence Apartment for a Family

Guelfo

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Overall:
Our experience was EXCELLENT we have already actually recommended this property to 3 different friends who expressed an interest in going to Tuscany and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone and everyone. The location cannot be beat sd you are within a very easy walk (even for my 72 year old mother-in-law!) to basically everything you want to see within historic Florence, and cabs are easy to snag for anywhere you want to get to that's outside of the historic district. The apartment is beautiful, well-appointed and the kitchen is well-stocked.
Enjoyed Most:
The location. It really is an amazing location to stay in and makes exploring Florence very, very easy. The apartment is extremely well appointed. There are AC units in the main living area as well as each bedroom so guests can set the AC in each bedroom to the temperature they like. Modern appliances and a well-stocked kitchen had everything we needed for our stay.
Enjoyed Least:
Nothing lovely property, no issues.
Surrounding Area:
Santa Croce is a couple short blocks away. The duomo and the Uffizi Gallery are less than 15 minutes walking away. Great restaurants surround, as do leather good shops and other shopping.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Heart of Florence - yes, you are in the middle of it all.
Tips or Restaurants:
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE TO THE APARTMENT!! Seriously, do not do it!!! We are experienced large city drivers, experienced drivers in various parts of Europe and let's just say after about 1.5 hours we gave up, drove to the airport to return the rental car and caught a cab back to the apartment. It's not about having "better directions" unless you have driven in Florence and know the streets (and which streets are really streets and which are alley-ways) you seriously should not attempt to drive to the apartment. The apartment is located in a small square that is surrounded by very narrow streets. Just get a cab there. On the street directly behind the apartment are grocers (there are a couple of butchers/meat stores, a fresh veggie/fruit shop with cold milk and yogurt and then sort of like convenience stores with bottled water, shelf-stable milk, etc.).
Directions:
There were not really any directions to the property provided by RentVillas, which I understand having stayed there. It would be difficult to map out directions. A cab from the airport was less than 30 Euros and well worth it.
Check In Out:
Process was extremely easy. The property owner was very accommodating and emailed me directly with his contact information. He was able to accommodate an earlier check-in and checked in with me midway through our stay to make sure everything was OK.

Gabrielle, June

Overall:
Excellent. Great location, spacious and comfortable living area. Beds are very good and kitchen is well appointed. There is a washer/dryer!
Enjoyed Most:
The great room was spacious and very comfortable. It was a great place to come back to after a busy day of walking through Florence.
Enjoyed Least:
There is a low ceiling in the upstairs bedroom, complicated by an even lower, head-cracking beam. One of our party had trouble remembering to duck, but the beds were good and the room is spacious.
Surrounding Area:
Easy walking access to major attractions and shopping. The landlord provided a good guide to nearby restaurants and there were several maps and recent issue guidebooks we found helpful. If you pass down the left side of the Santa Croce cathedral there is a wonderful school of leather work that has excellent stuff, far better than what is in most of the retail shops. The nearby gelateria was superb!
Tips or Restaurants:
There is a good size grocery store (paper good, alcohol, and full produce, bakery, snacks, etc). Skip the mini-marts and find that.
Directions:
We deferred to the cabbie from SMN terminal. Florence is very walkable but the routes can be confusing. It was worth the relatively cheap cab ride.
Check In Out:
Landlord was great!

Brian, May

Overall:
Very good location as described. A 10-15 minute walk gets you to a number of great Florence sites. Very convenient for food, restaurants and taxi service.
Enjoyed Most:
The location was great. It was clean and stocked with the few necessities required. It felt very secure.
Enjoyed Least:
We were there during a heat wave and the A/C was barely adequate on the first day. The second living room A/C unit did not cool the second upstairs bedroom (which does not have AC). A fan was provided. After the first day, once the A/C had been on for a while, the apartment cooled off (except for the extra bedroom upstairs). Editor's Note: As of April 2016, the whole apartment is now equipped with A/C.
Surrounding Area:
Florence is a magical city. There is so much to do, see and eat there!
Tips or Restaurants:
Trip Advisor and Yelp are your friend when traveling.
Directions:
No GPS required. We took a taxi from the rental car center.
Check In Out:
I called the key holder when we were arriving, then waited in front of the building for a while. I thought she would meet us in front of the building (the front door is locked). After a while I called her and she said she was in the apartment waiting for us! Not the best communication.

Ron, August

Overall:
Overall, we enjoyed staying at Guelfo.
Enjoyed Most:
It is in a great location. We LOVED eating at the little restaurant right across the street called Francesco Vini. There was plenty of room in the master bedroom and we were able to keep it nice and cool.
Enjoyed Least:
The summer heat in Florence was at an all-time high, so we found it difficult to adequately cool down the apartment. The washer/dryer in the property was very difficult to figure out how to operate. The English instructions were quite inadequate. Also, we really needed a fan for each bedroom upstairs (only one fan was provided). The guests that did not have a fan were quite uncomfortable at night. There are nice big windows in the living room, but unfortunately, there really is only a view down to the street below.
Surrounding Area:
We most enjoyed the restaurant across the street called Francesco Vini. Had dinner there numerous times. The property is in easy walking distance to many places in central Florence.
Tips or Restaurants:
As I said before, be sure to try the restaurant across the street called Francesco Vini. They provide bath towels, but no wash cloths, so bring them if you want. We had to buy extra toilet paper.
Directions:
Take a taxi...don't even try to find the place on your own!!!
Check In Out:
Check in/Check out was very simple. The owner was so nice and accommodating for our early check in.

Gretchen, August

Overall:
The property is nicely decorated and really has that cozy feeling! Air conditioner was greatly appreciated. Really there is only positives with this property! Should we return to Florence there is no doubt we would rent this apartment again!
Enjoyed Most:
Location and cleanliness.
Surrounding Area:
Location and ease to get into the center of the town.
Nearby Events or Locales:
You could walk to the center of town and to the river. Could not have asked for a better location.
Tips or Restaurants:
There was a fantastic restaurant 10 steps from the front door and very convenient to all popular locations if you don't mind walking a bit! The apartment had everything so no need to bring anything over and above what you would normally travel with.
Directions:
We used a taxi from the train station so no GPS used.
Check In Out:
Check in and Check out was amazing. Owner was truly a nice person and very proud of his apartment as he should be!

Leslie , June