3 NIGHTS IN FLORENCE CITY IN A FLORENTINE VILLA FROM THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY AT A TOTAL COST OF 225 EURO (EACH PERSON).
Still today the atmosphere at Villa Relais Ape Rosa is unchanged, and the surrounding green spaces (including our private garden) make our guests feel like being so much away from the city, albeit only at a few minutes distance from its main attractions.
Our 3-storey B&B welcomes its guests in a charming structure, with elegant spacious bedrooms with private bathrooms. All rooms have been furnished with family pieces of furniture and paintings, but very modern and comfortable beds.
In the fountain of the villa there is the possibility to have a refreshening bubble massage in summer or a hot bath in winter.
The dining room and one of the living rooms upstairs have undergone a restoration that brought back the original frescoes to their splendour. Cut-outs of those frescoes are now the symbols of each room and its keyring, as well as our logo: as children we used to call that "grotesque" figure an "ape rosa" (pink bee).
- Only 10 minutes (by bus) from the main monuments
we have a very good experience here ,very nice peolpe
good breakfast, great service !!
the only thing is that I stayed in 2 different rooms, at the smaller room the bathroom was good, but at the largest room the bathroom was not so good,wet it all when taking shower.
But very nice people and service :)
We had an enjoyable stay and the host was very accommodating, the staff were friendly, the room was very nice and clean and the grounds were nice too.
Breakfasts were OK but a bit disorganized and we found it a quite strange having to ask for a teabag, hot water, cold milk etc when it would have been simple to have made sure they were out and replenished as needed for small number of guests at breakfast time. The fruit bowl left out was full of sad tired looking fruit and left a lot to be desired.
Wi-Fi internet was advertised and there was a wifi connection but it was completely unusable with web pages just timing out no matter what location we were in in the villa. Both ourselves and other guests ended up buying a local sim card for $50 euro to provide the internet connection that was advertised but did not work. We asked what the problem was and they said they did not know. We thought this was unacceptable considering the price of the room.
Overall we had an enjoyable stay and would be happy to stay again if the wifi was working and if a bit more attention was paid to the standards of the breakfast.
We had an excellent experience at the Ape Rosa. The grounds of the B&B are beautiful and picturesque and located in a quiet yet easily accessible area of Florence. It took us about 30-45 minutes to walk to the city center or about 10-15 minutes by bus. The room was clean and big, the breakfast was great, and the staff was helpful. We would definitely stay there again.
I want to thank Paolo and his team for making our stay in Florence so memorable. We had a wonderful time and loved his beautifully restored mansion. It is very conveniently located to the city and is about 10-15 mins from the SMN train station by bus. I had initially wanted to stay in the city but this turned out much better. The staff is very helpful – they helped us obtain Uffizi reservations, replenished bathroom supplies everyday, etc. I would definitely recommend this place. Thank you Paolo for your hospitality and I know I will visit again!