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Bettina Rose house is a comfortable and bright 2 bedrooms apartment on the SECOND floor without lift of a historic building.
The apartment is made up of:
- Bedroom 1 with double bed;
- Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds;
- Living room;
- Kitchen with oven and 4 gas
- 2 Bathrooms
YOU CAN FIND ALL THE COMFORTS THAT YOU NEED FOR A GREAT HOLIDAYS: washing machine, dishwasher, tv, fast internet
NEW DOUBLE WINDOWS: YOU DO NOT HEAR NOISE soundproofed rooms ..
Air conditioning, fast internet wifi
The apartment is located on via della Scala, which is one of the main streets near the square of Santa Maria Novella. This area of Florence is a 20 minute walk to the main cultural attractions such as the Uffizi Gallery, the Duomo, the Bargello Museum, Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio.
The area is mainly residential so there is a variety of grocery stores, bakeries, supermarkets, restaurants, bars and cafes. In the area you will also find the “Stazione Leopolda”, Florence’s former railway station which has been converted into a vibrant exhibition hall used for events such as craft fairs, television and fashion shows and also cultural and business meetings. The Parco delle Cascine, Florence’s largest public park popular with walkers, joggers, horse riders and families, is also just 10 minutes away by foot. For people choosing an apartment in this area, there are plenty of food stores otherwise known as “alimentari”, supermarkets, laundrettes, banks, pharmacies and individual gift shops not to mention the fact that you are very close to the main bus, tram, coach and train terminal, Santa Maria Novella.
UTILITIES ARE INCLUDED ONLY THE FIRST WEEK OF YOUR STAY IF YOU STAY LONGER YOU have PAY FOR THEM (GAS-ELEC-WATER)
extra euro 30 if you arrive after 8 pm and sundays and holidays
Absolutely amazing and in perfect location. elly always responds in a timely manner and is willing to help whenever she can! Will definitely recommend staying at her
Great apartment in a great spot. Apartment situation and coziness definitely enhanced out Florence stay. Really appreciated the multiple little touches- umbrellas, spare toothbrushes, wine on arrival, breakfast things, shoe cleaning bag etc. really lovely styling in apartment. No trouble with noise from bar below. Although you can hear background noise, it is no more than expected in a city. The front windows are triple glazed! Great washing machine and heated towel rails. Very comfortable large double bed and our 2 children happy in the spare room. Close supermarket next to the train station. 5 min walk from train station when we arrived. Elly's tips on arrival were spot on. All in all it was a fantastic experience!
I was staying at Elly's apartment with my parents for a few days.
The place is located near by train station and is walking distance from all main historic sights and restaurants.
The apartment is renovated recently, clean, spacious and has everything you may need for your stay - from towels to home appliances. The host is nice and pleasant to deal with, very flexible (allowed to leave bags in the apartment before the official check in time).
The only thing that future guests may need to keep in mind is that there is a bar downstairs - it may feel noisy at night over the weekend, though it depends on your sleeping habbits I guess. It did not bother me and my parents much.
All in all, great place to stay! Thanks to the host!
The reservation was canceled 34 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
SEWAGE SMELL ISSUES, LOUD AS IT IS ON TOP OF A PUB/BAR, CANT SLEEP, DIRTY NARROW SMELLY ACCESS
Although Elly was very nice and informative and the unit is nicely decorated and central to the main attractions, there is a major issue with it : it smells strongly of sewage (rotten eggs). We were so disgusted with the smell that we decided not to cook in the apt. I used sandals in order to take showers as the drains overflowed (within just a few minutes), and I was too disgusted to take a chance with my feet directly on that floor.
We thought about changing to a hotel yet we were there for only three days and felt it 'would get better the next day' but it didn't. We bought air perfume spray yet its effect was only temporary. We slept with smell / pot pourry sachets next to our us so we could mask the smell and sleep. The smell is really unbearable. I contacted Elly via email about this on the first day and got no reply.
Moreover, the entrance shown on pics are of a nearby building on another street. The entrance to this building is old, graffitied and leads to a narrow, very dirty stairway disgusting to go through, and again with a strong sewage smell. This was so bad that we would get back at night and feel like throwing up anything we just ate as we were going up (this was really bad). We were actually NOT looking forward to coming back to this place at the end of the day.
This place is also on top of a corner pub that attracts a loud/drunken crowd that yells till the wee hours of the morning. Even the double pane windows can't keep that noise out. If you are hard of sleep, you will likely not do well here.
So be aware and look around. I have stayed in other properties in Florence in this same area that were much better, did not have this smell issue at all. So research and good luck.
Elly is great host. Met us at the apartment in less than 3 minutes after we arrived. The apartment is great - in the centre of everything and walking distance to all the places in Florence. Great place to stay. Thanks Elly.
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