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Old Florence Inn Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #231 of 672 Florence B&B and Inns
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Florida
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“Great Location!”
Reviewed 9 June 2011

We stayed at the Old Florence Inn Bed and Breakfast for five nights in May. The location was wonderful - a short walk from the train station and very close to a number of sights, markets, restaurants, etc. We requested and received two 'balcony' or terrace rooms which overlooked the street below. We truly enjoyed watching the action with a bottle of wine, cheese and snacks. We had no problems (as some reviews mentioned) with any street noise, as the hotel has a sound proof awning in addition to the regular doors, which created a great sleeping atmosphere. The room was a good size (the largest we had while traveling) and the bathroom, though small, was adequate. The only improvement needed would be the inroom packaged breakfast, as others have mentioned. The lift is very small, so be prepared to use the stairs. We appreciated Mr. Florio's helpfulness with maps, restaurants, sights, etc. Overall, we had a very nice stay and would recommend the B & B highly!

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 22 April 2011

Stay 2 nights at this B&B, the place is clean and very well soundproofed. Owner is helpful and the location is just 2mins away from the train station. It takes only 15mins to walk to the main sights.

  • Stayed April 2011
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Stuttgart, Germany
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Reviewed 23 March 2011

Literally around the corner from the train station, it is very convenient if you come by train. However, we came by car and that was also no problem as they have a valet service who picked up and parked our car for the duration of our stay at 24euro per day, 1euro cheaper than if I paid for it myself at the garage down the street. Breakfast was a little disappointing as it was packaged croissants, toast and jam, but sufficient as there was a number of cafes nearby and even a grocery store next door for fresh fruits and veggies. The B&B is upstairs, but there is a lift, so that was no problem after a long day of touring the city. We were provided some good restaurant recommendations, both at reasonable prices. The room was very clean, but the shower could use some clorox as there was some mold in the tiny shower area. The balcony overlooks the street but we didn't hear much as the doors are soundproof. All in all, we enjoyed our stay here.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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perth
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Reviewed 16 June 2010

Perfect except for late night street noise if you are a light sleeper as the location is spot on for train travellers. Easy two minute walk from Santa Maria Novella train station.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 November 2009

This was our third time staying at the Old Florence Inn, and once again it surpassed our expectations.
Before we left Paris, my partner ate some bad chicken, which left her feeling pretty sick, Florio and his staff was incredibility helpful in helping us get an english speaking doctor and even lending us money to pay until we could get to a bank. They did everything they could to help make her comfortable.
To anyone planing a trip to Florence, I would highly recommend this B&B, it has large rooms with balconies on which you can enjoy your breakfast, or a wine or two at night.
Also some of the best dinners we have had in Florence are within easy walking distance.
This trip we had hired a car for the first time (would recommend to anyone driving in Florence, get a GPS!!). Once you arrive at the Inn, ask Florio to ring the garage, and they will send someone over to pick up your car from outside the Inn. Then simply ring them up 30min before you leave, and they will drop your car back to you! and it costs no more then a normal garage rate.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Toronto
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Reviewed 24 August 2009

The location was excellent if your driving - just outside of the zone. Walking distance to everything. The rooms were spacious and clean. The bed was surprising comfortable. Some mentioned the noise on the street but we didn't hear anything.

Francesca and David were very helpful and made calls for us to the museums. Also we had a small problem and they were fabulously in helps us retrieve our package. Thank you.

Would definitely recommend the place.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with friends
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2009

We stayed here in a double room during April 2008, and paid about 89 euro/night.

The place was clean, and the reception polite (the reception even helped out one of my friends when a misunderstanding caused her to arrive a day before we did - they called around and found her a room in another hotel since they were fully booked). We liked our huge room (by European standards) and bathroom. Breakfast was provided each morning on a tray, with juice, some "toast" in a little package like crackers, and some jellies and Nutella. NOT very impressive, but there were apples sometimes in a basket by the reception and I took one of those instead, and one day we went to a bakery.

The hotel is basically next door to the train station, so it's not in a very pretty or quaint area, but there were several bakeries/sandwich shops nearby, and of course the station if you wanted to go in there to find anything.

Florence is a small city compared to Rome, and we were able to easily walk to all the sites we wanted to see, as well as plenty of restaurants, without using any public transportation. The hotel itself is near San Lorenzo (the Medici church).

We were annoyed that there was no internet provided - you had to go around the corner and under the building to a dingy internet cafe. Personally I wish that wifi was a standard amenity of all hotels worldwide. :)

To sum up our experience, I would say that we neither cared much for the hotel nor disliked it. My main complaints was the stingy breakfast and the lack of internet access, but it was sufficient for our needs, and honestly - who needs an amazing hotel when you're out exploring Florence all day? :)

  • Stayed April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Old Florence Inn Bed and Breakfast
Address: Largo Fratelli Alinari 11, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #231 of 672 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Old Florence Inn Bed and Breakfast 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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