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“It was good, with a few drawbacks”
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Residence Cavour
Ranked #169 of 305 Speciality Lodging in Florence
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“It was good, with a few drawbacks”
Reviewed 3 June 2011

Stayed for our easter break in one of the suites. Family of four ( two kids and two adults). Pluses are the location, size and cleanliness. Negatives are the mosquitoes!! the level supposed to be the upper floor was a joke, just the room divided into two levels via a staircase with beds piled up in dorm fashion with loads of mosquitoes ( we eventually landed up sleeping in the same beds downstairs so it was cramped). The entrance was dark and a bit scary, amenities were limited, no kettle, microwave, safe, english tv etc.
We paid for the extra wi fi connection but it was pretty awful.
We also paid additionally for cleaning the room, which was worth the money as the cleaning guy even did the dishes, The kitchen was very sparsely equipped. AnnaMaria was helpful, but was late the first day when we arrived and we waited for 15-20 mins ( even though I had confirmed and emailed her my arrival times a couple of times). She was nice though, but only after we had paid up full amount in cash on day one. Small point but made us feel a bit awkward as she said she would give us keys to the apartment only after we had paid( we had not even said no to paying or anything) we were just asking her about the keys!! Although price wise it was fair, I may want to pay more for a better place next time!!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2011

Really spacious alternative to a hotel in heart of Florence.Anamaria is lady who looks after residence we found her to be very helpful. 

  • Stayed September 2010
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 November 2010

The apartment we stayed in was very roomy and clean, situated in an old Palazzo in the center of the town. On the first level you have the kitchen as well as the living area, while the bedroom is on the second level. The apartment is fully furnished and all the equipment is new and in good condition.

When you book the apartment make sure that the landlady knows when you are arriving so that you do not end up waiting in front of the door until you get the keys as there is no reception in the building. There are a few minor negative points: The ceilings are pretting low on the second level, i.e. about 1.8m. Furthermore the boiler is heated with gas which is not convenient (it takes quite some time until the water is warm...)

In summary, the appartment was very nice and we can recommend it. Also for longer stays

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 October 2010

4 night stay in early October. Residence Cavour is in a great location within walking distance to all the sights and station. Kitchen had all the basic equipment that you needed although lots of nice places to eat out locally. On quite a busy road but noise can be shut out with shutters.
The owners are very friendly and happy to be contacted before or during your stay with any queries.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Turin, Italy
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Reviewed 6 August 2010

I enjoyed my stay at the apartment, there was a mixup in the beginning with the internet, but when it was cleared up we were extremely pleased. The place was easily cooled in the heat of the day, and made it a haven after a long day of site seeing.
The apartments are close to all the main sites of Florence, a 10min walk to most of them and easy access to train. Ana Marie, was lovely and offered to get anything we needed and was helpful when we called her for any information we needed from time to time.
Outside our apartment was a beautiful courtyard and garden. It was a joy to sit on the lounge emailing and looking outside to the tranquil garden outside.
I would stay there again on a visit to Florence.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2010

We recently stayed in this hotel. When booking we had understood that we were getting 2 rooms but discovered on arrival that we were in a single studio, so no privacy from our children. Our contact denied all responsibility, blaming it on the booking website - apparently we should have contacted her directly. She complained that our rate was too cheap anyway and if we wanted a better room we'd have to pay more. Apart from that issue she was very helpful.
The open staircase to the mezzanine level - left an unprotected drop of 7 feet and with kids that's just not a good thing to live with. We couldn't allow the kids to sleep on the mezzanine level, as sleepy toilet trips in the middle of the night would be truly hazzardous, so the kids slept downstairs on the sofa bed, in the area we'd hoped we could have some evening adult time.
Also there seems to be a significant damp problem in the building, the smell in the entrance hall was hideous. In our apartment, water seemed to have escaped from the apartment above and mushrooms were growing on the wall just above the window.
The bathroom does not have a wall shower, so daily washing meant either taking a bath or trying to juggle the shower head in one hand and soap in the other with water flying everywhere, making the shiney floor tiles incredibly slippy.
The apartment is nicely decorated and is in a great location and would have been perfect but for the problems listed above.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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paris
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 November 2009

I spent three weeks in the Residence Cavour.The apartment is completely equipped: everything you need is there.Anamaria ist extremely friendly and helpful if something does not work.I lived here as comfortable as at home.
Its the best adress i can recommend in Florence,when you want to stay in a central but quiet place.
Professor Jost Funke

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled on business
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1 Thank retrouve
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Property: Residence Cavour
Address: Via Camillo Cavour 32, 50129, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #169 of 305 Speciality Lodging in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Cavour 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This beautiful and elegant apartment overlooks a quiet garden. It opens up to a spacious living room with 1 double sofa bed, breakfast room, fully equipped kitchen, bath with shower, 1 bedroom with queen size bed and single bed and private bath with tub, loft open space with 2 single beds. Equipped with all the amenities, can hosts up to 6 guests. Linens and towels are included. Minimum staying 3 days. ... more   less 
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