I was lucky enough to stay stay at Hotel Bargellino for one night. I had no reservation and just happened upon it by chance. I would have stayed another night but they were completely booked for the following night.
Carmel and Pino were wonderful hosts who made me feel welcome from the minute I arrived until after I checked out. They gave me the only available room, a double, for the single rate because i was traveling alone. Although the room wasn't made up they let me store my luggage while I went out in the city. When I was checking out they told me I could store my luggage in the room while I enjoyed one last day in the city.
The double I got at the single rate had a view of Via Guelpha and was nicely decorated as well as clean and comfortable. There was a sink with mirror in the room but a toilet and shower were shared down the hall, and were kept very clean. There is also a beautiful rooftop terrace (where I ate breakfast bought at the open air market within walking distance) awhere I got to meet the bird and cat that add to the homey quality of this hotel. Some street noise from Guelpha could be heard in the eveing but not enough to be a bother.
The hotel is in a convenient location as well. It's close to the train station as well as to most tourist destinations in the city, but not a busy street were there is a lot of street noise. It's also down the street from Bar 85 and the Florence Sauna, neither of which I stopped at while I was at the hotel, but I had such a hard time finding gay spots in Italy that I felt it was worth mentioning.
I highly recommend staying at this hotel.
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- For up to the minute rates, availability, service, communication and information, direct all reservation enquiries to the hotel/me Carmel Coppola. (instead of using outsourced services) Reach me through our web site or by e-mail which can be found at the top of our Tripadvisor page on the left. Ours is a small, family owned and run hotel and I reply personally to all queries. We're ideally situated in a residential neighborhood of the San Lorenzo area with-in Florence's historic center and walls and with-in short walking distance to shopping, dining, all major tourist sites, markets and the main station "Santa Maria Novella". All guests have access to our enormous terrace. Free WiFi and appliances, e.g. hair dryer, fan, coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave etc. are available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Il Bargellino Hotel
- Il Bargellino Florence