As Advertised, Great Location near City Center
Submitted: July 9, 2012
Stayed: June 2012
Our family of 5 (2 adults + 3 kids) stayed here for 6 nights while in Florence in June 2012. We had originally booked 2 hotel rooms which would have been very expensive then opted to try vrbo apartment option. You get a lot more for the money with an apartment -- we literally got 3x the space at half the price versus the hotel we had booked, plus a washer/dryer which was key for traveling with kids. Matilda was a gracious host, met us on time and even left some wine/fruit for our arrival. The location was superb for our needs, only 10-12 min walk to the Duomo and maybe 15 min walk to the river and 10 minute walk to the train station. The neighborhood appeared safe and the bedrooms located on the back of the building were relatively quiet. The apartment does share the same street entry as the Hotel Picadilly which is only a 2 star hotel so the entry lobby on ground floor and staircase is rather stark and institutional but fine nonetheless (note, the apartment is not in anyway related to the Hotel Picadilly other than sharing a common street entrance and elevator). The apartment is very functional and clean, but I would not compare it to what your might get from a Five Star hotel, more like a 3-4 star hotel accommodation but still great value for your money when comparing to hotels in that price range for larger groups/families. I would stay here again for this price point, but might also consider spending a bit more $ per night to find accommodation closer to five star. In any case, we had a great time and highly recommend Florence as well as this apartment if you are looking in this price range, especially for groups of 4 or more people.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
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