huge apartment, 2 floors optional kitchen (only pay if you use) great breakfast friendly staff goes out of its way to help family owned hotel, multigenerational
The descriptions other people have written about this hotel prepared us well for our stay: It is a bit quirky, but not in an unpleasant way. You look at individual items of the decor and are set to wondering "How did that get here?" Our apartment had an amazing vaulted ceiling. The staff was helpful -- for example, storing our luggage at the hotel and then coming back later to pick it up and get a taxi to the airport was smooth and painless.
I went a little crazy because something (probably the storm) knocked out the wireless Internet and there was no connectivity the whole weekend. The price/value relationship of this hotel is ok, but not particularly great.
location was fabulous close to station and easy walking distance to il duomo, ponte vecchio and markets. set back off the street behind a quiet courtyard. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful.
Professionally run, spotlessly clean, and great value considering the wonderful location only a few minutes walk from both the station and the Cathedral.
The design of the building with the vaulted ceilings, wooden staircases and lack of insulation between rooms, can make them quite noisy when other guests are talking or climbing the stairs in the adjoining rooms.
The Hotel was very close to the Florence markets and easy walking distance to all other attractions.
No kettle or tea making facilities in the rooms
Nice comfortable accommodation within easy walking distance of main sights. Good choice of shops and restaurants nearby. Staff were very helpful.
Choice at breakfast was limited.
The Rooms were massive - it was like having your own apartment with an upstairs as well... plenty of room - starting to think I needed to book 1 room instead of 2.
Nothing - apart from quite hard to find - the numbers in street have both blue and red - we went to 71 red - it was a school - 71 blue was down other end of street - quite mis-leading.
Good appartement in the city of florence. nice room, bathroom and upstairs the bedroom. Not far from the station you go by MC Donalds to the left and second left. Near the Dome and the center of the city. If want you can use the kitchen for € 25 for the period of your stay. We only use the refrigerator but no charge. Very good apartment for stay.
Breakfast is very simple only some small things but no cheese ham or that kind of things.
The apartment is spacious on 2 different levels. The room is very nice, especially the ceiling. It has all necessary equipment. Also internet is available for a very good price. The location is great. Super friendly stuff. The breakfast is basic, but good. For sure good coffee.
The 2nd bed is not that comfortable. For our 2 young boys it was absolutely fine. For older heavier kids it might be too soft. The arrival with the car is a bit tricky - the path to the hotel is very narrow.
I liked the location of the hotel and the general ambience. The courtyard was a good place to chill.
We were surprised to read that the use of the kitchen was extra, a point not highlighted on the web site. This is the main reason that anyone would go for an apartment and not a hotel room I would think!. Also, the walls were very thin so we could hear conversations through the wall quite easily
The place was clean &lovely, the family who owns it is terrific, the breakfast was good and the off the road parking was very secure ( in a videotaped courtyard)
This hotel has a lot of stairs ( in the foyer, downstairs to breakfast and up to a loft bedroom in apt) and my wife's feet were swollen from walking so much and I don't think I would have booked here if I knew there were so many staircases. Otherwise it was great.
With a stay at Residence La Contessina, you'll be centrally located in Florence, within a 5-minute walk of Medici Chapels and Fortezza da Basso. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and express check-out. Planning an event in Florence? This residence has 2153 square feet (200 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and a meeting room. Free self parking is available onsite.