We really liked the Variopinto apartment. I stayed with my husband and our 2 teenagers. Comfortable beds. Kitchen with dishwasher and clothes washing machine. Great air conditioners and wi-fi. Gustav was very friendly and helped us arrange a taxi to the airport for our trip home. The apartment was about a 20 minute walk to the Duomo and other sights.
My family and I stayed in Variopinto apartment in Florence recently and were happy with our stay. Sarah and Arthur were great to deal with. The apartment was close to all of the Florence attractions but still out of the crowded section of town. We were within walking distance to almost everything. The only negatives would be the small bathrooms (common for Italy) and I felt the bathrooms could have been a little cleaner (dirty floor boards and shower floor). Other than that everything was great and the apartment was nicely equipped.
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Apartment was more than I expected. Very roomy. Every thing we needed was provided in the apartment including laundry soap, dish soap, condiments, bath soaps. We didn't use the kitchen but it was perfect. Would recommend this to anyone.
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While the apartment was adequate, I felt like I was living in a college dorm again. It does have all that one needs (2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, living room and dining area), however, it is very plain and decorated in Ikea furniture.
On the day we arrived, there was no hot water coming out of the faucet at all. We got in touch with our contact to let them know. They said they wouldn't be able to get a plumber to look at it, as it was a Saturday. With that being said, we worried that one wouldn't show up on Sunday either. Our contact was able to contact a plumber on Sunday afternoon, however, that meant we needed to go back to the apartment to let them in, which meant we had to leave our site seeing in Florence to go back. Our contact was nice enough to refund us one nights accommodation (of our 2 nights we had booked) and we appreciated this because of the inconvenience.