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“Wonderful apartment in the shadow of the Duomo.”
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Master Bedroom - Balcony on the courtyard
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Master Bedroom - oil on canvas
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view on the Dome from the Living
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view on the street towards the Duomo, from the Queen Bedroom
view on the street in the opposite direction, from the Queen Bedroom
Entrance door and Elevator on the right
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Florence, Tuscany

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Bicyclebi...
Level 2 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wonderful apartment in the shadow of the Duomo.”
Reviewed 25 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
3
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You are literally in the shadow of the Duomo. This could be disconcerting for those who want to be away from the maddening crowd, but we found it exciting and we always knew how to get home.
My wife and I traveled with two of our grandchildren (16 and 14). We loved the apartment (Eleonora treated us as family) and it was, as she said, furnished and provisioned as if she were living there.
We and our grandchildren felt safe at all times and had no qualms about touring at any time of day or night.
All in all, a wonderful, homey, experience.
Thank you Eleonora.

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Liked best: The apartment amenities and the location.
Liked least: Having to leave.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
28 Aug 2015
Many thanks for your appreciation and words about my property and myself. Hope to meet you and your family again, in Florence or elsewhere. Eleonora.
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MLVZM
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Elanora's apartment really makes you feel at home.”
Reviewed 17 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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Elanora is a gracious and thoughtful hostess whose well stocked apartment with its centralized location is just fabulous. If you wish to experience life like a true Florentine, stay here. Its beautiful furnishing and spacious nature allowed for six of us to feel like we each had our own little slice of heaven. You can walk everywhere and we suggest following Elanora's tips...they are more valuable than any travel guidebook! Thank you Elanora, we look forward to returning one day...subito :)

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Liked best: Location, location, location!
Travelling group: Other
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
19 Aug 2015
We are very gratified for your comments. Hope to meet you again in the future. Eleonora.
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Leases22
Adelaide, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic accommodation on the Duomo's Doorstep”
Reviewed 15 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Beautifully appointed apartment in the heart of Florence. Slept six (four adults and two children) in absolute comfort and was the perfect location for comfortable walks to all the major sites. Eleonora was the perfect host, extremely helpful and responsive to our needs. Would not hesitate recommending this apartment to anyone.

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Liked best: The decor and location
Liked least: Access with luggage was a little difficult as vehicle traffic is limited to the apartment
Travelling group: Young Children
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Families with young children
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Management Response
19 Aug 2015
Many thanks for your appreciation. Hope to host you again. Eleonora.
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The_Bear...
Scotland
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“You couldn't ask for more!”
Reviewed 19 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We loved our time in this apartment and would rent again if we return to Florence. It is so central that we were very grateful that we could return there easily, during the day, and rest from the outside temperatures of up to 39 degrees. The air conditioning works well and the traditional shutters help to keep the apartment cool when you are not in and the air conditioning is not on. Eleanor'a takes a lot of time to guide you through the apartment, leaving you with a lovely welcome pack of groceries and wine. She shared with us her recommendations for dining out. One was so good we went back a second time. We were travelling with my elderly aunt (aged 87) and the apartment was perfect for her too. You could not ask for more in Florence.

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 Jul 2015
Many, Many thanks for your comments. Hope to host you and your family again in Florence.
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Ashley341
US Midwest
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Well maintained and managed apartment in convenient location”
Reviewed 19 July 2015 for a stay in May 2015
2
people found this review helpful

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our week in this large apartment located only about a half block from the Duomo. Having read many reviews of different Florence apartments during our trip research, most reviews tout the location of various apartments. Florence is so compact and walkable that many apartments are well located. However, we have stayed in other locations in Florence, and this one is clearly nearer more attractions than most. The Medici Palace is about a 3 minute walk. The Accademia is maybe 4 or 5 minutes. The Mercato Centrale was certainly less than 10 minutes away. Those are just examples. Plus, we thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the big stone benches beside the Duomo watching people and listening to some of the many highly skilled musicians in the area.

There is a lot of "buzz" in the street below parts of the apartment, but it is mostly good buzz. We frequently ran to look out the windows to enjoy a concertina player or a little protest parade with people banging pots and pans or other passing things of interest. Laughter and loud voices from the street were an occasional bother at night in spite of the double pane windows, but that was the price for being in such a vibrant area of the city.

The apartment and its furnishings are lovely, clean, and well maintained. The walls are covered with high quality art, and we found everything we needed in the apartment to live comfortably. The kitchen was well equipped, and we enjoyed having a washer/dryer. The main bathroom is roomy and a truly beautiful space with a jacuzzi tub. The smaller bathroom functions well as a half bath, but the shower is very small.

The entire process of rental, greeting, and leaving (Eleanora even hailed a cab for us) the apartment was pleasant and was facilitated by Eleanora and her husband. It is a bit formidable to sign a rental agreement in Italian, but a previous review had offered reassurance that it would go well. A previous reviewer said it best when she said "This apartment is clearly loved." It is a joy to stay in a property that is cared for and professionally managed.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 Jul 2015
We are very grateful for your appreciation and a so complete review. Yes, the rental agreement must be in italian language for legal and fiscal reasons: we have an english translated sample, with no legal force, for the guests who wish to look at. We would be very happy to have the possibility to host you again in Florence.
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