My wife and I chose Il Giglio D'oro because of the great reviews it received and we were not disappointed. Edoardo, Celia and their daughter Jennifer were terrific hosts.Upon arrival, Edo explained the neighbourhood and bus routes and provided us with maps and books on Florence. He then took us on a quick tour of the neighbourhood introducing us to a number of people running the stores, restaurants and bakeries (even helping us to get our bus tickets).
We had originally booked the "Yellow Room" but the separate garden room was available due to a cancellation. He showed us both rooms and we chose the separatted room as it was very private with your own little sitting area. The room was very comfortable.
Getting to the city centre couldn't be easier. The bus stop was just across the street and it took just minutes to get to the centre. On one occasion we ended up just walking back to the room and it took about 20 minutes.
We enjoyed eating in the neighbourhood. It is away from the busy tourist areas and the food was good. At the local pizzeria they made us feel very much at home sharing stories and a few laughs.
As for Edo, he always greets you with a big smile and asks if everything is alright. He says that he enjoys meeting people and would go out of his way to ensure everything was OK.
I highly recommend Il Giglio D'oro for anyone Florence.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A CHARMING GUESTHOUSE WITH GARDEN IN THE CENTRE OF FLORENCE, HAVE A LOOK AT THE PICTURES AND SEND US A E MAIL TO CHECK THE AVAILABILITY!!!!Edo and Celia are delighted to welcome you in their typical tuscan home recenlty renovated and is situated close to the historical center of florence. This brend new guest house typical italian style, offers its guests warm and elegant hospitality at very advantageous prices, just few steps away from the town center. The building has been completely renovated strictly following the rules of tuscan old craft's style and Its charme can be recognized in the red tuscan tiles, the pietra serena staircase, and the intimate walled garden. The bedrooms, furnished in delicate pastel colours, terracotta tilling, and the original doors, are all euqipped with en-suite bathrooms, Colour Tv, Wi-fi internet acces, and full bath & bedlinen's set. Edo and celia will be glad to inform guests about monuments, sites of interest and florence surroundings, as well as on the schedule of all events exhibitons, shows and concerts. "Giglio d'oro" as your own private home in florence, gives you the freedom of come and go 24 hours a day. Please inform us on your arrival time and will be glad to welcome you and leave you both the room and the front door key. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Il Giglio d`Oro Bed And Breakfast
- Il Giglio d`Oro Hotel Florence