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at Residence Palazzo Belfiore

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... walking distance to all the sites in Florence. My charming room/apartment was perfectly appointed with a small kitchen,...
We stayed 3 nights in suite 1 on the ground floor of this great apartment. Federico and his staff are excellent, the apartment...
... ground floor, for 3 nights in September 2018. Loved: The room itself. The open concept, the high vaulted Florentine...
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There are 4 of us traveling...one couple and 2 of our adult daughters, what would the accommodations be like for that type of a group? Multiple bedrooms? thanks you!
Answer from PalazzoBelfiore
Apr 2017 |
... two bathrooms. The CLARICE apartment has two separated bedrooms while the LORENZO IL MAGNIFICO the twinbeds are on the...
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Michelle L. wrote a review Nov 2019
New York City, New York5 contributions
I spent a week in Florence visiting family and Palazzo Belfiore was the perfect home away from home. The location is perfect, tucked away near Pitti Palace and easy walking distance to all the sites in Florence. My charming room/apartment was perfectly appointed with a small kitchen, dining table and very comfortable bedroom with beautiful linens. I would begin each day by walking a short block to Piazza Della Passera and taking an espresso at the local coffee shop. I would then stroll to Santa Spirito or toward Via de Bardi and the Ponte Vecchio, depending on my plan for the day. The staff (especially Federico) were incredibly kind and helpful. They held onto some extra luggage for me while I traveled out of the city for a few nights. When I checked back in, everything was in my room waiting for me. I normally stay in hotels when I travel but this was SO MUCH BETTER I can’t recommend it enough.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Room Tip: I recommend a high floor
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Response from PalazzoS2, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Residence Palazzo Belfiore
Responded 13 Nov 2019
Dear Guest thank you very much for your wonderful review and for the description of neighborhood, in this way next guests can understand how is beautifull stay at Palazzo Belfiore as home away from home. we are looking forward to host you very soon ! best regards Federico
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Phyllis Q wrote a review May 2019
Whitefish, Montana, United States7 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed 3 nights in suite 1 on the ground floor of this great apartment. Federico and his staff are excellent, the apartment was immaculate, and the location is just a block from the Pitti Palace - perfect for walking all over Florence. It was great to come back to the apartment and eat a light meal of appetizers purchased nearby at a local market and split a bottle of complimentary wine. There also is a washer/dryer in the basement and water, either still or moving, available to refill your water bottles. A wonderful experience!!
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There no elevators, so if you have mobility issues, stick to the first floor.
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Response from PalazzoBelfiore, Direttore at Residence Palazzo Belfiore
Responded 28 May 2019
Dear Phyllis, thank you very much for your wonderful review. it is very usefull for our next guest to better understanf how is good the location of Palazzo Belfiore and nieghborhood. thank you very much for your compliments all the team are happy when our guest have a good experience !! we are looking forward to host you veyr soon and come back to your home in Florence best regards Federico
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TimJeri_Canada wrote a review Feb 2019
Winnipeg21 contributions112 helpful votes
We stayed in the Francesco de’ Medici apartment, located on the ground floor, for 3 nights in September 2018.

Loved:

The room itself.

The open concept, the high vaulted Florentine ceilings, the easy access (stairs to higher floors were numerous and steep), the A/C, and the washing machine (stayed part way through a 3 week trip and it was exceptionally hot, so nice to be able to wash and refresh the clothes! Note that there is no dryer so be sure to pack clothes that dry relatively quickly when hung).

The Oltrarno area! We easily walked everywhere (Accademia, Uffizi, Mercato Centrale, San Miniato Abbey for Gregorian Chants, and the Duomo Museum – a must!). During our previous stay in Florence we were directly across from the Duomo/Cathedral. We would recommend Oltrarno as the better location – by far. It’s a wee bit removed from the throngs of tourists and therefore feels a bit more local.

Just a 30 minute walk from the train station.

A few tips:

Skip the extra charge Federico offers to have breakfast at a reduced price (via coupons) at a location near to/across from the Pitti Palace and instead go to the Caffe degli Artigiani which is just a few feet away from the apartment, has a much more local vibe, and has much much better prices.

If you are asking Federico for dining recommendations, be sure to indicate the kind of places you typically like or are looking for. We didn’t, and the recommended restaurant (Cammillo Trattoria), though it might have appealed to some travellers, was a total flop as far as we were concerned.

Bring coffee to make in the room (only tea is provided).

Bring flip-flops to wear in the apartment; the floors were in desperate need of a cleaning (bare feet needed a good scrub before getting into bed). I so wished I had packed a pair.

The in-room safe is tiny, only fits a passport or two.

It’s not a hotel, so don’t expect the room to be made up daily without an additional fee. We were quoted 40E for daily housekeeping or 60E for daily housekeeping (with towels and bed sheets).

You can also request airport or train station transfers and can expect to pay 70E (from the airport) or 50E (from the train station); we arrived by train and had no problem walking (approximately half an hour; we did travel quite light).

Despite it being on a quiet street, we were woken on our first morning (around 5 am) to the sound of a large truck picking up scraps and garbage in the lane (think broken furniture etc) – this was right outside our bedroom window. We thought we would ‘wait it out’ but it went on for more than an hour and a half. Of course it’s no fault of Federico’s/Belfiore (and he informed us it was illegal to do so), we just thought it worth mentioning so you are aware that these kinds of things are possibilities – as, perhaps, they are everywhere.

Little opportunities for improvement:

A welcome note was left for us (nice touch!), but an incorrect name was noted (oops; my maiden name was used, which formed part of my email address but was never used in booking or on any signature).
WIFI was terrible to non-existent (recent reviewers are noting improvements)

Yes it’s a 14th century building, and yes that’s what people who book are looking for … yet the bathrooms could use a little love.

A standard-sized in-room safe would be most welcomed.

Although we knew there was no 24 hour concierge or service (it is an apartment, after-all), Federico seemed missing in action. So many reviewers commented on what a fantastic and helpful host he is, and for us that really mattered in our booking. We love connecting with people, it’s what makes life rich and makes a stay special, and so we were really looking forward to meeting Federico. Yet he was not easily available in person. We did go meet with him at his sister property (Palazzo San Niccolo) which was recently opened (perhaps explaining his preoccupation or lack of presence at Belfiore) and had a very pleasant chat. He was also responsive to email, which was nice.

On the morning of our departure, we were packed up, but stepped out for coffee and breakfast before collecting our luggage. When we got back to the apartment the cleaning staff was already inside to turn the room over. This felt a little odd, a little rushed, and left us unable to use the loo as a result before taking off.

A return stay? Recommended?

Definitely.

Jeri & Tim
Canada
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from PalazzoBelfiore, Direttore at Residence Palazzo Belfiore
Responded 1 Mar 2019
Dear Jeri & Tim, I am Federico. I was a very pleaure to meet you and host you at your home in Florence. First of all, thank you very much for all the suggestions and wonderful review, we are always very proud to receive compliments by our guests off course, we can do everytime better, and this is our goal, continue to grow to host better as possible our guests in Florence in our apartments. As you wrote, we have opened another Residence, and now wehave in total three :) As you can undestand it is not possible to be present at Palazzo Belfiore as once, but anyway during your stay Lisa was at your disposal along the day with suggestions and others information. I am sorry if the suggestion of the restaurant it didn't satify you, but it is really difficult follow aspettative of our guests. As I made with you, usually I suggest three different restaurants with three differenent style and price. The same thing I can say about the breakfast. In our little guide we suggest also Caffè degli Artigiani as the original local cafè, but we are also glad to suggest JT Caffè with our voucher with discount: service and quality very high, and then our guest can choose as you have done. We are looking forward to host you very soon follow your suggestions. Best regards Federico
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Satie37 wrote a review Dec 2018
Toronto, Canada683 contributions48 helpful votes
We have been travelling in Italy for 3 weeks an stayed here for 4 nights and it was our best accommodations. We liked it more than our suite at the Grand Flora on Via Venuti in Rome.

The location is totally perfect - away from the crazy crowds but the Pitti Palace and upscale shopping is literally a block away and the Uffizi is 5 minute walk across Ponte de Vecchio. I can’t think of a more perfect location.

Our apartment was the Cosimo which had a large living room, private bedroom and en-suite bathroom. There was a loft bedroom with private bathroom above the living room. A kitchen and dining area and a cute entrance way capped off our apartment. It was on the top floor so about 5 flights of stairs to climb which helped work off some of the great meals we had.

There is a small grocery store nearby and we cooked our own breakfasts and some dinners. This helped cut down some of our costs. Plus it was nice not to have to go out for breakfast each morning.

I booked the hotel through Expedia initially but then rebooked directly through the hotel website. Upon our arrival we were met by Federico whose office is directly across the narrow street. He took us up to the apartment and showed us where everything was. He had also left some treats for us - a lovely bottle of wine- specialty teas and artisan biscottis.

During our time in Florence we had occasion to reach out to Federico for suggestions and assistance and he was always responsive and helpful.

I am sure I will be back to Florence and when I return I would absolutely stay no where else than Residence Palazzo Belfiore.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 4 Jan 2019
Dear Satie37, thank you very much for your wonderfil review. your descprtion will be very useful for our next guests with your suggesitons and how to book directly :) we are looking forward to host you very soon and I am very glad to let you know that this winter we will do some wotk to upgrade your accomodation I remain at your total disposal and wating for you to host at your home in Florence best regards Federico
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Rotchana wrote a review Oct 2018
Thakhek8 contributions2 helpful votes
We were welcomed by Federico who was very helpful and attentive. He showed us to our room and it was breathtaking (we stayed in the Clarice room) My daughters aged 11&12 stayed upstairs in the secret room, very comfortable single beds and their own bathroom. Very clean and the location is just amazing, you couldn't ask for anything more. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from PalazzoBelfiore, Direttore at Residence Palazzo Belfiore
Responded 31 Oct 2018
Dear Rotchana and family, we are very glad to host your family and you and we wish we can host you very soon at your home in Florence. thank you again for your choice best regards Federico
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Answer from PalazzoBelfiore
Apr 2017 |
Hello, the apartments at the first floor are both very comfortable with two bathrooms. The CLARICE apartment has two separated bedrooms while the LORENZO IL MAGNIFICO the twinbeds are on the loft. on the top floor, the third, there is the CATERINA DE' MEDICI apartment with three different bedrooms, double bedroom and two twinbeds bedroom, two bathrooms and large living room. we are looking forward to host you and your family! :)
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Janel S asked a question Mar 2016
San Diego, California
Hi, do you have a washer and dryer in the room?
Answer from PalazzoBelfiore
Apr 2017 |
hi, in all our apartments there is washer and we are veru glad to offer a dryer service on request
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yodatoadi asked a question Jan 2016
Essex21 contributions10 helpful votes
Hi There, Do you have any 2 bedroom apartments with air conditioning? Thanks
Answer from PalazzoBelfiore
Apr 2017 |
Hello! on september 2016 we rennoved all air conditioning system. all our aparments is with air conditioning
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