LAST MINUTE BARGAIN IN MARCH 2015
3-ROOM-FLAT FLORENCE CITY CENTRE.
MY FAMILY MANAGES ANOTHER APARTMENT IN THE VERY CITY CENTRE OF FLORENCE, GIVE A LOOK PLEASE ON AIRBNB:
LOW SEASON PRICE: 50 EURO
HIGH SEASON PRICE: 70 EURO
Apartment to be rented in Florence city centre (all the flat is at full disposal of the guests); it is located on the first floor in a quiet and safe area (the police department is sited only 50 meters from it, at the end of the street and well enlightened during the night). The flat is furnished with antique furniture and nice paintings; you will also find books and classical music CD.
It is an ideal home for a couple but can accommodate up to three people; we can offer you either a queen-size-double bed and a single bed inside the small studio.
The apartment has one bedroom, a bathroom with shower, an equipped kitchen with microwave and freezer, a small studio with a desk and a single bed (really comfortable mattress not sofa-bed); a terrace and a small garden are also available.
The apartment is located in the very historical city centre area, only 200 meters distance from Santa Maria Novella railway station, close to the city conference centre palace and is near the famous S. Lorenzo market with its indoor food market where you can buy fruit, vegetables, Florentine steak and all the best food products from Tuscany.
Around the market you will find many leather shops and restaurants offering typical Florentine dishes.
All major museums, squares, famous palaces and main attractions of Florence are within walking distance from the flat.
The apartment is equipped with an electric air conditioning system in summer and winter.
An internet Wi-Fi connection is available.
From the main railway station, which is just 200 metres from the flat, you can easily reach Siena, by train, and San Gemignano and Volterra by bus; there are also fast connections by train to Arezzo, Pisa and Lucca.
INSTRUCTIONS TO REACH THE APARTMENT FROM THE MAIN RAILWAY STATION: on the left side, walk towards "largo fratelli Alinari" and then "via Nazionale"; when you reach "via Guelfa" turn left and the flat is there.
COMING BY CAR: "Fortezza da Basso" , "viale Spartaco Lavagnini", turn right into "via Santa Caterina d'Alessandria" when you reach "via Guelfa" turn right.
A private parking is situated a few meters from the flat in "piazza del Crocefisso".
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very near the Florence city centre: you can reach any monument, museum and actraction in a few minutes walking.
From Piazza Poggi (lungarno Serristori) you can climb to Piazzale Michelangelo for an astonishment and panoramic view all over the city.
You can go visiting the ancient town of Fiesole by bus from San Marco square.
We are flexible about arrival time and depart BUT, if possible, check-in later 2 p.m. and check-out before 11 a.m. will be apprecciated very much.
Guests are asked to listen music low volume.
Waste products must be stored hygienically in "piazza del Crocefisso-via Fausto Dionisi", 60 meters to the left of main door, where you find covered containers suitable for the purpose intended.
Please, keep the lights and air conditioning system switched-off when exiting.
Please switch off electric kitchen after using.
We had a nice long weekend staying in the flat. It was perfect for our family of three. The beds were very comfortable and it has a very cozy atmosphere. The heat and hot water works well. The location was great and there is a wonderful restaurant next door. We highly recommend this apartment.
Andrea and this father Roberto were fantastic - they helped with last minute change to our arrival times, and helped explained the area. It's a lovely flat, in a fantastic position, close to train station and city centre.
We cannot recommend this apartment for a cold weather stay. Andrea is a charming fellow (perhaps a little too charming) and met us at the apartment at the appointed hour. It's in a pretty good location and has 3 rooms, which was ideal for our family of 3. The outdoor space seems very nice but it was too cold to use while we were there. Our primary complaint is that Andrea is not trustworthy. We re-checked the reviews a few days before our arrival; they are mostly very positive. However, I just noticed the most recent one which stated that the heating wasn't working. That was still the case when we arrived, so clearly the hosts knew about it but did nothing to correct it and didn't tell us about it either! Did they think we wouldn't notice, or complain? We discovered the problem at 10 PM, texted Andrea, who brought in a technician the next day. the first night and morning were very chilly! They were able to repair only 1 of the 2 malfunctioning units and provided a tiny space heater which was not adequate so we had a few more cold mornings. They also left incomplete instructions about how to reset the circuit breakers in case using 2 space heaters tripped the system (which it did). Half the apt was without power until Andrea's dad arrived (fairly soon fortunately) to reset the breaker which he hadn't told us about.
I have requested a partial refund of our rental fee. Things do break, and Andrea responded promptly when we complained but why didn't he tell us about this known problem or fix it before we got there? Completely unacceptable. There were also a couple of other exchanges where we felt he wasn't being straight with us, so if you rent this apartment, buyer beware!
Of course I pleased airbnb to refund the guest. I worked towards very much to resolve any problem but it has been very difficult ( during Christmas and new year time ) to find a tecnician in charge of fix a not-correct-working heathing machine; however one of the 2 machine installed where ok and in the the 40 sq.meters wide flat Jonathan had at his full disposal 2 additional mobile stoves. At last I got another NEW heathing machine substitutive the broken one: I apologize again but it has been possible to istall it only January the 4th not before. ABOUT RESET CIRCUIT: I want to say to the guest that it is very easy to put ON the button, as made by my father running at the flat HALF AN HOUR Jonathan telephon call! Winter was very hard Jonathan, you too. However: even if you did not apprecciate my house you asked me to stay 4 hours more AND I LET YOU IN THE FLAT UNTIL 4 p.m. (depart time as written in airbnb rules is noon .....)
The location is good. It's within 5 mins walk to the train station. The apt is nicely decorated. However, the house was very cold. Heater was not working. But Andrea's father came with an electric heater. But the heater can be on for 10 mins only. So didn't really solve the problem. Had to sleep with gloves and scarf because it was freezing (1'c). There were plenty of blankets provided. The shower has hot water although sometimes it changes to cold on its own which can be inconvenient when bathing a baby. Duoma was about 10 mins walk. The kitchen was very convenient as able to cook with fully equipped kitchen hence we can save on food. Tissues, soap etc were available in abundance. There is also a nice cosy garden outside which would be nice to have breakfast or lunch in summer. Overall very satisfied except for the cold part. The house will be excellent for other weather except winter.
It' a sweet apartment,and it is located in the main attraction,walk about 5 minutes would arrive the train station.We had a glorious time in Florence
Andrea's very friendly grandfather, Roberto, was right there to greet us. Everything was beautifully set up. It was a great place.
We had a wonderful weekend in Andrea's flat -- couldn't have been a more perfect location, close to all the tourist must-sees but far enough away to avoid to noise and crowds. The flat was lovely. It was raining a bit while we were there but the little garden is picturesque. Super easy to find and Andrea's father was welcoming and helpful when letting us in. Would absolutely stay here again and recommend to a friend!
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