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Antica Sosta dei Viandanti
Ranked #591 of 659 Florence B&B and Inns
Reviewed 21 April 2013

A group of us stayed here in two apartments, which was really handy, as one door separated us making it into one large one. We found the outside of the apartment block was grubby, and the signage was pretty poor and not very welcoming. When we arrived we rang the lady and she arrived a little while after. She didnt speak English very well, but I guess once we were able to get codes for access etc then we were happy enough. The apt was kitted out with cutlery and cups etc, it was missing a kettle, it didn't have a coffee maker. We really liked the look of the apartment, really funky. The electricity went in the other ladies apartment (in our group), which was a little annoying for showers, we rang the owner and she rectified it. We also found the toilet didn't flush very well, other times it did. The bed was really comfy with extra duvets if needed. In general we were pretty happy with it, as it was pretty close to restaurants, bars, Cathedral and other attractions. The cost was so reasonable.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 July 2009

Location of the apartment is good, 10 min walk to Duomo or Uffizi. Bed was comfortable.
We had a few problems though. The AC did not cool at all the first night, so we complained and then the gas in the AC was refilled, after which it worked fine. The flooring is very old and dirty. There was no shower curtain initially and the water flowed out of the bathroom. (The bathroom has a jacuzzi shower.) There is no washing machine in the apartment, it is in the basement and you have to pay to use it.
The entrance is nowhere as nice as it appears in the photo. It is actually quite dark and dated.
For the same price, you can find better accommodation. We did not have many options because, coincidentally, a fashion event was being held in Florence during the period of our stay, so most of the accommodations recommended on TA were fully booked.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled with family
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Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 January 2016
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  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled with friends
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  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Antica Sosta dei Viandanti

Address: Via Fiesolana 24, 50121, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #591 of 659 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Hotel Class:3 star — Antica Sosta dei Viandanti 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of the wonderful city of Florence, only 300 mt. from Santa Croce Square, at a few steps to the Dome Square, Signoria Square, Old Bridge and Uffizi Gallery, Antica Sosta dei Viandanti takes care of your stay even in the smaller details.The seven apartments, laying down on the first and second floor into an ancient historical building, in the very centre of Florence, are divided into one-room apartments, double rooms apartments and apartments with two bedrooms recently restructured.They are finely furnished and equipped with all major comforts like: satellite TV, dishwasher, air-conditioning, free wi-fi connection. In addition, a well furnished and equipped kitchen; private bathroom with hydro-massage shower.The architectural elements are perfectly mixed with the modern comforts of which all the apartments are equipped. That makes them become much more well receiving and functional, giving a real sensation of “home” though living in the centre of Florence.Brick vaults, old beams, buttresses of stone, the hot materials of the furnishings…everything plays with the ochre, pink salmon, smooth green shades and creates the peculiar atmospheres of Tuscany good living as a witness of the life that animated the palace for over 500 years. ... more   less 

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