The location is very central - on a quiet street less than 10 minutes' walking time to the Duomo and just up the street from the Santa Croce church. It is about equidistant from the Santa Maria Novella (main) and Campo di Marte train stations, though with rolling luggage Campo di Marte is an easier walk as the sidewalks are smoother.
Our group of 11 took both the Grande Pepi and Piccolo Pepi apartments. The apartments are entered from the staircase through the same door, but they have separate secure doors from the foyer joining them. Each apartment has one bedroom on the main floor and one or more additional bedrooms upstairs, along with bathrooms on each floor. The bedrooms were all large enough that the bed does not dominate the room, allowing enough room to unpack our luggage. The beds were very comfortable, including the foldout couch (memory foam mattress and pillows). The bathrooms were clean and spacious enough for our group, with the hot water coming quickly. The kitchens were well-equipped, though we did not use them to their full extent.
Other facilities were excellent - the wi-fi was fast and had a strong signal throughout. The washers and dryers (separate machines in Grande Pepi, and one machine doing both functions in Piccolo Pepi) were easy to use, with the instructions (in English) along with detergent next to the machine. We all did at least one load of laundry during our stay. We had no need for the air conditioning, but if it works as well as everything else in the apartment, it would be very, very good.
Most importantly, the owner, Massimo, was an excellent host. From the time of booking through our departure, he was very helpful in making our stay a pleasant one. He arranged to meet us (on our schedule, not his) at the apartment to let us in, showed us around the place, and stocked the place with numerous conveniences - up-to-date tour books; lists of groceries, restaurants, etc. in the area; and electrical adapter plugs (for plugging U.S. plugs into European outlets) among those. He even arranged taxi pickup service for us on our departure day.
These apartments were the best deals on our trip.
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