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Large covered terrace with amazing view of the river
Large living room with antique furniture and crystal chandeliers
Large living room with TV LCD and Blue Ray
Large covered terrace on river Arno (24 square meters) with armchairs and dining table.
Large covered terrace on river Arno (24 square meters) with armchairs and dining table.
Large covered terrace with amazing view of the river
The large covered terrace is in front of the park on the river Arno.
Entrance - Long corridors connecting all rooms ensuring the privacy of the guests.
Dining table in the kitchen for 6/8 people
Dining table in the kitchen for 6/8 people
Master Bedroom 1
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 2
Covered terrace bedrooms 1 and 2 (quiet and reserved for reading or surfing the Internet)
Bedroom 3 (on request with a double bed)
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3 for the exclusive use of the third bedroom
Building designed by a famous architect from Florence.
At 500 meters from the start of the historic city
If you enjoy walking you can visit the city on foot or use public transport.
At Christmas we decorate the house to give the right atmosphere
Local Area, near apartment
Local Area: in the park along the river there are many places where you can have a drink or eat.
Local Area: music on the river in the night
The city view from the hill of Piazzale Michelangelo (1,3 km from the apartment)
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Florence, Tuscany

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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Review based on a US (American ) point of view.”
Reviewed 11 December 2017 for a stay in November 2017

We rented this apartment on the occasion of our 40th wedding anniversary and brought our children and Grandchildren with us, the time period was November 18th through December 2nd. We needed an apartment that would accommodate 7 people four adults and three children. Everything about the apartment is exactly how you will find it from the pictures. The apartment is a 20 minute walk to the nearest Piazza Santa Croce, the cab fare ran from a low of 6 euro to a high of 16 during rush hour traffic. The apartment is located on a busy four lane road directly across from the Arno river with a lovely walkway the length of the river. We were ok with this location because our goal was day trips to Tuscany in our rented van and to be OUT of the tourist area and to live and socialize with the locals. I am Italian 100% though born and raised in the US and have very minimal Italian language skills. The apartment has a washer but no dryer which is typical of Europe, clothes or linen washed must be hung on the clothesline along the back terrace, this being November was a little difficult and the washer is equal to a small apartment space saver (US version) and only two to three large bath towels can be washed at one time. The showers stalls in the two smaller bathrooms are a 1/4 of the size of the US so ladies I heard a lot of complaints about difficulty shaving legs. The large bathroom with its combo bath and shower did NOT have enough water pressure (hot) to allow usage of the shower without holding the button down. Speaking of hot water there isn't a lot by US standards so try be first. There is a lot of road noise but as the bedrooms are towards the back of the apartment sleeping usually was not an issue and if you're visiting from or grew up in a major US city like NY you will feel right at home. Speaking of noise the walls are very thin one night my wife and I woke to the noise of our next door neighbor snoring. Also the apartment has a very small elevator but it did work flawlessly the whole time and was used often by the residents. My wife who does not use elevators at all walked the three flights with no issues and the hallways are well lit. There is a parking garage provided but beware It is for cars not vans, although I was able to park my rented VW carrelle in the garage it took a concerted effort by two people, one person driving and one outside the vehicle directing and many three point turns. Even the VW golf I had the second week after the children left could not make the turns around the pillars in one shot. The apartment was clean and everything you could need is provided (less groceries) there is a wonderful coffee shop right behind the apartment and a small store for groceries, a butcher shop and some restaurants, The greatest place to shop is the Coop Fi at the Centro Commerciale Gavinan across the river and up the road about a 5 minute drive, its their small mall with other stores and an ATM that is reasonable, though with a $300 euro cash advance limit. I feel I received good value for the money I paid and I was treated honestly and fairly by the apartments owner.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Dec 2017
Thanks for the accurate review.
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Roz M
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Charming, spacious apartment with effective air-conditioning within walking distance of the historical centre of Florence”
Reviewed 10 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017
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The comprehensive information provided by Piero throughout the booking process and afterwards by way of his website, the documentaries on the tv in the apartment  and the literature on the table and bureau was quite exceptional and of excellent quality. This information greatly contributed to our understanding and enjoyment of the history of Florence.

We enjoyed having our meals on the front terrace and after a while became accustomed to the traffic noise. We slept in large comfortable beds in bedrooms with more than adequate storage facilities and clothes hanging space.

We used the excellent Coop, a very modern easily accessible (within 2 blocks) supermarket but for those evenings when we weren't eating in or in the city we also made use of the outdoor eating establishments alongside the River Arno.

The only downside really was in our opinion, the lack of modern kitchen appliances which we felt could do with some improvements.  In the course of our stay, we were alarmed by how easy it appeared to be to trip out the electrics.The use of a coffee maker in the kitchen and an iron in the lounge at the same time caused the electricity to trip out. This happened on several occasions. With there only being one available electric socket at work surface height in the kitchen, only one appliance could be used at one time, for example at breakfast it was either coffee before toast or toast before coffee. In addition, from a safety point of view, an electric kettle may have prevented the scalding of one family member's hand caused by using the kettle on the gas hob.

We had a very enjoyable week in Florence and, overall, the accommodation was adequate for our needs.

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Management Response
11 Sep 2017
Thank you for your suggestions, although we did not quite understand the remarks on the appliances that are recently purchased. In fact we do not have the electric kettle, but a kettle to use on the gas.
In the apartments in Italy there are two independent electricity circuits, one of which is dedicated to more expensive appliances.
The apartment is very large and if the lights of all the rooms are lit, all the air conditioners in operation and some household appliances also come on, the upper limit of 3.3 Kw will be exceeded in Italy.
The iron and the coffee machine alone will not exceed this limit. Obviously there were many other home appliances and lights on.
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Anita N
Level 1 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great apartment!”
Reviewed 25 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

This is one of the best apartments I've booked on Tripadvisor. It's not very central, but Florence is a rather small town and we could easily reach its center either by foot down the Arno river (30 minutes walk) or by bus no. 14 in 10 minutes.
The apartment is large (it can takes in up to 6 persons), bright, clean and it looks even better in reality than in photos. And, most important, it has two large terraces, the most impressive one facing the Arno river, where we spent long hours in the evenings. Believe me, it is very important to have a green and cooler spot to relax after spending a whole day visiting Florence during mid August, when temperatures are sooo high.
Nevertheless, make sure to discuss in advance about all the hidden taxes. The taxes we had to pay for the utilities were of 30 euros per day for 3 persons and they were mentioned to us only 2 days before our arrival.

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Management Response
8 Sep 2017
Thanks for the review.
Additional charges are not hidden but indicated in the ad and in the house rules that guests must read and accept before confirming the reservation. Costs for the apartment's consumption are normally charged to tenants (5 € per person per day, with a minimum of 30 € depending on the size of the apartment which has a standard capacity of 6 people but can accommodate up to 8-10 people).
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Jeanette...
1 review
“Lovely apartment overlooking the Arno river in Florence, Italy.”
Reviewed 27 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

This is a spacious and well-furnished apartment. We loved spending time on the terrace overlooking the river after our meals.
The apartment was also well situated; we walked to the center of town in about 20 minutes. There was a grocery store about a 10 minute walk away.
The kitchen was a little untidy, a few minor items did not work, and the apartment could have been a little cleaner.
I never did see a doorman.
Overall, though, staying at this apartment was a pleasant experience.

Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
27 Jun 2017
TThanks for the suggestions
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MarciaB98...
Wasilla, Alaska, United States
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely riverview apartment”
Reviewed 29 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Our party of four found the Colombo apartment to be a perfect place to enjoy our time in Florence. The clean, well maintained apartment is better than pictured - our host met us upon arrival and provided information on local restaurants, grocery options and information on using local transportation. We truly felt at home in Florence and highly recommend this apartment for couples or families planning a visit. Thank you for a lovely stay!

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Management Response
29 May 2017
Thanks Marcia, We are waiting for you for a longer period ...
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