My husband and I started our trip in Italy this past September with a short stay in Florence. Thank goodness we picked Hotel Il Giglio D'Oro! Eduardo literally saved our vacation, as when we arrived, late at night after about 30 hours of traveling from the U.S., it turned out that we didn't actually have a confirmed reservation. We were exhausted, and the taxi driver had dropped us off on the quiet street and already left. .It was obvious that the hosts had already retired for the night. But despite having no idea who we were, and after apologizing profusely for not having a room that night, Edo called the Hotel Emma across the street and arranged a room for the night for us, and even walked us over there to make sure we got into our room OK. He also gave us a recommendation for a place to get something to eat.
The following morning we went back across the street, and were able to check into the lovely garden room (the Purple Room) in the back of the hotel. The room was absolutely charming, private and quiet. Edo walked us around the neighborhood to orient us, showing us places to eat, where to catch the bus, etc. He, Celia and Jennifer could not have been more gracious hosts. They were just so warm and welcoming, and treated us like old friends or family. The neighborhood was a perfect place to stay, away from the touristy areas but with easy access to everything. I only wish we had been able to stay longer! Thanks for such a wonderful introduction to Italy!
Be aware that this hotel does not do instant bookings online at this time. Make sure you get a confirmation email directly from the hosts.
- 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