Bedrooms 1, Bathrooms 1, Sleeps 4
Great location, perfect for 2 people.
Would give this a 4.5 if that was possible. Centrally located (which means it can get noisy if you leave your windows open...we managed without a problem though). Were met at the door after going from the airport to the bus station and then walking the 15 minute to the apartment and offered some great local recommendations. The apartment was clean and had a good amount of space for 2 people. For a short term rental you pretty much have whatever you need...we were there for 8 nights and it would have been nice if there was bit more info in the rental binder (e.g. even when we looked up the washing machine instructions it was still problematic for us Canadians and the guide only told us which tablets to use). We found a charger in the bathroom to convert from NA standard - would have been great to know it was there at the beginning of our stay. Perfect amount of dish wear for 2 - but if you want to cook in the apartment there are very few staples - luckily we simply enjoyed the great food around us. But while the few things at the end of this review are negative, it really was a great place to spend a week in Florence and we would happily stay there again, just with the knowledge we have now!
Thank you for your 4.5 score eventhough you couldn't rate it :-)
We are very happy to see that you have enjoyed your stay in the property and that you liked the location.
We regret not having been informed on the issue with the washing machine, as we would have reacted quickly and done our very best to make your stay more comfortable. Our guest experience team is at our guests' disposal throughout the whole stay, ready to assist in any need and find the best possible solution for any issue.
We hope we will be able to host you again in our apartments.
We wish you a nice day and we send you our best regards,
October In Florence
We had a wonderful trip to Florence in October. We stayed for 16 days and used our apartment as a central point to enjoy the city of Florence and to visit some of the nearby cities in Tuscany and Umbria (Siena, Lucca, Assisi). This was our second visit so some of the pressure to see "all of the sights" of Florence was off although we did visit the Uffizi and another exhibit near our apartment. We felt it was more relaxing to be able to "act like a local" and do some more everyday type of things (morning cappuccino and orange juice, visiting a farmer's market and venturing on foot all over the city).
The apartment worked out well. The location was perfect for a quick in and out during the day to drop off things or rest up for dinner later in the evening. It is near some of the best shopping in Florence as well as most of the main attractions. The apartment is small but adequate and it is on the third floor (American fourth floor) with #83 steps to the front door. This partly explains losing weight on the trip. There is a small elevator but we were not that keen on using it on a daily basis. There were also no additional supplies for our long stay. All of the bare essentials (glasses, plates, pans, utensils etc.) were there but we had to buy butter (to cook eggs), seasonings, toilet paper, dish soap, bath soap and additional things in order to make it work for us. We also didn't use the clothes washer or the TV because I couldn't figure them out after we checked in. These were not major things but could have been avoided with a little more thought of having a couple stay in the apartment for two weeks.
Again, we did enjoy the experience of our apartment in Florence. We will stay again. I think we will consider staying in a little larger apartment on a lower floor which may work better for us.
Finally, our experience with Halldis and the HomeAway Family was excellent and they were very attentive to our needs leading up the check-in at the apartment.
we are really glad to know that you've spent a pleasant stay in our apartment and we would like to thank you for the positive feedback that you've shared.
It's been a real pleasure hosting you and being part of your positive experience in Florence.
We kindly invite you to do not hesitate to contact us in case of future trip to Florence or to other Italian location as well.