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4.5 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 46 reviews)

  • Amenities
    Great amenities
  • Service
    Fantastic service
  • Cleanliness
    Clean
  • Value for money
    Best value for money
  • Breakfast
    Tasty breakfast
  • WiFi
    Good internet service
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"When in Florence, stay here!"
Stayed in many places in Europe this summer and it was our favorite. If there's a word stronger than hospitable, that's what our hosts were. They were fabulous and truly made florence special. The room isn't large, but it's clean, comfortable, and had a balcony. The shared kitchen and outdoor balcony overlooking the Tuscan mountains really contributed to a homey stay. Check in was above and beyond and breakfast was great. Nothing was too much trouble for Lara and Lorenzo. They truly wanted us to have an amazing experience and we did. And for the value, there's no way anyone could convince me there was a better place to stay. If you're in Italy looking for value and b&b type experience, which I think is best in this particular area, than look no further than here! You won't be sorry.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip Jul 18, 2015
Robert
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Super friendly staff"
Lorenzo and Lara are just great. They explain us everything we need and help us in any way possible. Thanks por the late web check-in!!!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jun 17, 2015
Juan Pablo
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Lara was extremely welcoming and helpful. We could not have asked for a better host.
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Jun 9, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent stay in Florence"
The room is clean and perfect to our needs. The host, Lara, is very accommodating and helpful making sure that we feel comfortable with our stay, meals, transportation and places to visit.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Apr 23, 2015
Alfredo
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Florence in November"
I had a great stay, Lara was awesome.the place was great and well situated. Highly recommended. Thanks Lara!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Nov 14, 2014
Daniel
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Authentic Italian experience"
Close to airport and rail station. The staff could not have been any more accommodating. Small room but never spent much time there, too much to see and do.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 21, 2014
vinperri
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"great choice for a stay in Florence"
The room size is laege, and it is well furnished the hostess, Lara, is very helpful with directions the B& B is well located close to a bus stop there is a large terrace for enoying your meals or relaxing all in all, a great experience at a reaonble rate
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Oct 13, 2014
BA BAKER
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Lara is the gem of this location"
The room was very adequate. It is right on a bus line from the train station. Breakfast was good. The gem of this property though is the proprietor, Lara. She is so helpful and speaks excellent English. I would highly recommend this location.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip Sep 23, 2014
Christopher
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Awesome"
Friendly staff. Good access to the city. Comfortable room. We quite enjoyed our stay.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Sep 15, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Excellent owner, slightly inconvenient location"
We were greeted by a very accommodating and kind owners that are husband and wife. We stayed in a very spacious room and there were other visitors from the U.S. The only thing we weren't 100% happy about was the slight inconvenience in getting to the center of the city.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Sep 1, 2014
Hubert
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Lovely place to stay. The hosts were extremely helpful and gave lots of great advice on what to check out in the city.
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Aug 28, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Best place in Florence"
Stayed here for two nights while touring Italy this summer. Loved the location of this b&b. You can walk from there to town or to the train station but is in a residential area so you don't hear the city noise. The breakfast was great and you can even eat outside on your balcony. Our host, Lara, was also great! She speaks very good English and helped us plan our Tuscany tour. Whenever I go back to Florence, I'll be sure to stay here again!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Jul 30, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Very nice place, though a little bit hard to find. There´s a small sign on the wall. Staff very friendly, competent and nice. Highly recommendable.
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Jul 7, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Excellent
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Jul 7, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
Lara was a lovely hostess and this was a great B&B for the last night of our honeymoon. Our room, Number 2, was perfectly clean and comfortable for the two of us. It was not quite as private as I usually like, but worked very well for one night.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 25, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great location for airport and downtown"
It's a small, local place to stay that is easy to get to the airport or to the sights downtown. But most of all, Lara was wonderful from the beginning to make sure that we were comfortable and great to offer as much information for our stay. It's a small 5 unit B&B type apartment which is so Italy!.We loved it and would stay again. The rooms are close together and the walls are thin but there is also a great balcony for afternoon or morning relaxing.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip May 5, 2014
Rosie P
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
The street numbering in Florence was the only minor problem but once Il Grillo was located everything was great. Lots of nice guests and super helpful hosts who helped make our visit to Florence memorable.
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Mar 24, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Il Grillo di Firenze was spacious and extremely clean. Our room opened onto a nice terrace where we could eat breakfast, or drink wine in the afternoons. Our bathroom was nice, and seemed recently remodeled. Lara and Lorenzo, the proprietors of the B&B were incredibly sweet and helpful, providing us with maps, directions, and useful info for shopping and eating. The decor is not fancy, but it was comfortable, and we were overall very pleased with our stay.
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Nov 2, 2013
A Traveler
US

The following English reviews were posted by hotel guests from other countries:

5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Perfect for the price."
This B&B was great for the price. The room was simple, but very clean and tidy and had sliding doors to an outdoor balcony. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was delicious! The hotel is located about 2km from town, a solid 30 minute walk away. This made the surrounding restaurants more affordable. A bus line links the hotel to the central city for those who don't want to walk.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 26, 2015
Kristin
CA
3.0 / 5Good
Fine for Florence convenient for buses. Price ok. Quiet. Management not on site .
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Jun 18, 2015
A Traveler
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Lovely hosts"
We stayed for 3 nights. Laura and Lorenzo are such lovely hosts. Warm, friendly and helpful with advice, maps, directions. Breakfast is simple and nice. We loved the bread/cake homemade by Laura's mum. Room is very clean and fresh. Location wise, it's 10min bus ride and 20min walk from Firenze SMN station. As it's not right in the tourist centre, we like the quieteness after a day in the city. There are nearby restaurants, pharmacies and supermart and a cinema 5-10min walk away. Sensazione just around the corner serves good food at affordable prices. All in all, great place and better hosts!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Apr 22, 2014
SeeGuan
SG
3.0 / 5Good
"Average clean accommodation - overpriced"
We (a couple) stayed at this b&b in October 2013. The location is average, a good 25 min walk to the city centre, accessible by bus. The rooms were very basic, small but clean. The host was friendly and nice. The negatives: 1. The most annoying part was the host was speaking to someone in the apartment in Italian late afternoon and early morning. This was very disturbing as the rooms are all close to the dining area. 2. The breakfast was very very average, supermarket croissants and not much choice that looked appetising. Felt cheap and not worth the 65 euros we paid for one night. Overall not recommended if you are looking for a nice relaxing place close to the city centre
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Oct 17, 2013
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Warm friendly welcome from a clean comfy B&B"
I went to Florence with my mum so I was apprehensive about whether we had a nice place to stay. I needn't have worried - we had a lovely stay at Il Grillo. The rooms and the B&B generally were very clean and comfortable. The owners are a pleasure to meet; Lara is lovely - very helpful and welcoming, and we were sad to say goodbye. I would recommend staying here.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night family trip Sep 19, 2013
A Traveler
GB

The following reviews were posted by hotel guests from other countries:

5.0 / 5Outstanding
"친절하고 인간미 넘치는 곳, 적극 추천합니다. (Highly Recommend!)"
사장님을 만나기 전부터 메일로 숙소에 가는 방법을 친절하게 설명해주셔서 쉽게 찾아갈 수 있었습니다. 이때부터 정말 친절하신 분이라고 생각했었는데 실제로 지내보니 정말 멋지고 인간미 넘치시는 분이셨습니다. 방과 화장실도 쾌적했고 공용시설인 주방에도 각종 요리도구들이 갖춰져있어 여행중 요리를 하고싶은 분들도 편하게 사용하실 수 있을 것 같습니다. 제가 방문했을 때는 기온이 낮아 테라스는 이용하지 못했지만 테라스가 잘 되어있어 아침을 테라스에서 먹을 수 있습니다. 관광지역이 아니기 때문에 주변환경이 조용합니다. 하지만 주변 교통시설이 좋아 산타 마리아 노벨라역에서 버스를 타고 3~4정거장이며 집 바로 앞에 정류장이 있습니다.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 29, 2015
song
KR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Zona strategica, posto consigliato"
Il B&B è situato in una posizione strategica, a cinque minuti a piedi dal parco delle Cascine (sono andato a vedere un concerto all'Ippodromo del Visarno) e a pochi minuti di autobus dal centro, con la fermata praticamente davanti al portone. Le camere sono pulite, c'è una bella terrazza dove rilassarsi o fare colazione la mattina. Lorenzo è gentilissimo e disponibile. Davvero consigliato!!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Sep 15, 2015
Andrea
IT
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Familiar, aunque independiente"
Se trata de un piso con 5 habitaciones cada una con su propio baño, en una sesta planta con ascensor. Tiene una terraza muy grande compartida, en la que puedes desayunar, o sentarte en un sofá.También una cocina común, aunque si quieres cocinar debes pagar un suplemento. No está lejos del centro de Florencia, al que puedes ir andando, aunque tardarías un rato, por lo que puedes coger dos autobuses diferentes que pasan por la propia calle del B&B, el 22 y el 57, y te llevan a la estación de tren.La habitación (para cuatro) fue muy amplia y estaba muy limpia, el aire acondicionado funcionó bien, y el cuarto de baño está iluminado y muy limpio y nuevo.Hay un supermercado a la vuelta que cierra a las 21.00 h. El aparcamiento en Florencia es de pago, en zona azul cada hora cuesta unos euros, por lo que sale más a cuenta comprar unas cartillas, que valen diez eu por día y te las facilita el propio B&B. El desayuno es básico, aunque es de agradecer que tengan yogur y embutido, aunque no es muy variado.El ambiente y trato de los responsables, Lara y Lorenzo, es muy familiar, muy amable y servicial.
Genuine Venere guest review
3 night family trip Aug 5, 2015
Mónica
ES
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Es un hotel sencillo"
Es un hotel sencillo con todas las comodidades que se pueden necesitar para descansar despues de haber visitado todo el día los monumentos de la ciudad.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 3, 2015
Victoria
ES
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent B&B"
Everything was good. The services, room and so on.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip May 27, 2015
Ryan Yoo
KR
3.0 / 5Good
"bien pour court sejour"
Hotel dans un appartement, la chambre etait simple. Probleme d'eau dans la douche, eau soit brulante soit froide. Petit dejeuner pas super bon, je ne conseille pas lechocolat chaud. L'acceuil est cepedant super et l'hotel bien situé. Parfait pour court sejour !
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Jan 14, 2015
A Traveler
FR
3.0 / 5Good
"Accueil chaleureux, propre, spacieux"
Nous avons été très bioen accueillies. la chambre est simple, propre et spacieuse. on se sent un peu comme chez des amis plus que dans un hôtel. Belle terrasse, dont nous n'avons pas trop profité à cause de la météto malheureusement Un peu en dehors du centre, mais 5 minutes de bus 22 ou 15 minutes à pieds.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 20, 2014
Cécilia
FR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Accoglienza e disponibilità. Ben servita dai mezzi. Comoda struttura, solo un po' piccolini i letti
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Sep 1, 2014
A Traveler
IT
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"최고"
위치가 중심지랑 많이 가깝지는 않지만 버스를 타면 된다.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Jul 29, 2014
A Traveler
KR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
como en casa
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Jul 29, 2014
A Traveler
ES
4.0 / 5Excellent
"comodo, pulito e personale gentile"
ho soggiornato nella struttura in concomitanza di un evento che si è svolto a Firenze. personale gentilissimo e disponibile, camera essenziale e pulita, 6° piano con terrazza, comodo con fermata autobus vicinissima, colazione buona.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 24, 2014
leonardo
IT
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Voyage en couple. Séjour très satisfaisant. Nous conseillons vivement ce B&B. Accueil par Lara très chaleureux qui donne de précieux conseils et adresses utiles (en français). Vraiment très propre, et refait à neuf récemment. Nous avons séjourné dans une grande chambre indépendante avec salle de bain privative. C'était parfait. Il faut tout de même souligner que le lieu n'est pas proche du centre. Il faudra prendre le bus qui est à 20 mètres. Le trajet vers le centre est très rapide. Pour les plus motivés, on peut aussi marcher comme nous l'avons fait, mais il faut compter 20 minutes. Le petit déjeuner est correct, mais peut être amélioré. Enfin, légèrement bruyant le matin au niveau de la rue, mais rien de très méchant. Niveau qualité/prix imbattable.
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Jun 9, 2014
A Traveler
FR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Gran atencion y hostal"
muy buen hostal,bien ubicado con la parada de bus a 1 minuto para conectar el centro, la habitación muy completa y muy bonita y lo mejor Lara la dueña,que atención y disposición para ayudar e informar,volveria con gusto. Super recomendado.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip May 25, 2014
sergio c
CO
4.0 / 5Excellent
Tutto buono. L'unico neo è la poca privacy dovuta al fatto che il balcone è in comune per le camere.
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Jun 3, 2014
A Traveler
IT
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Il soggiorno è stato ottimale,la disponibilità della signora Lara e del marito impeccabili!Ci hanno fornito tutte le indicazioni per visitare la città, oltre a fornirci indirizzi di ristoranti nei dintorni!Credo proprio che ritorneremo,pienamente soddisfatti della scelta!!!
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Nov 25, 2013
A Traveler
IT
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip Nov 11, 2015
Not Provided
IT
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Mar 23, 2015
A Traveler
IT
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Jan 14, 2015
MARCELO
BR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Aug 9, 2014
A Traveler
ES
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Aug 17, 2014
A Traveler
IT
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Jul 15, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip May 5, 2014
A Traveler
US
2.0 / 5Fair
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 20, 2013
A Traveler
US

TripAdvisor reviews for Il Grillo di Firenze

Overall rating:Based on 377 traveler reviews

Most recent traveler reviews:

Overall Rating
"Excellent B&B"
05/01/16 Carolina L
I was there with one friend and was a lovely hotel!. The rooms are big, they have a very very good staff and the owners are very friendly!. The breakfast was the best we had in Italy, and you have the bus stop right there!!!, so definitely I recommend this place for couples, families and friends.
Overall Rating
"Quiet and peaceful"
11/28/15 BigAl55Melbourne Melbourne, Australia
My wife and I stayed in early Sept for 4 nights. Our contact with Lara was always quick and we reserved our room way in advance. Our room opened up onto the balcony for the magnificent mountain view and to have breakfast. The room was large enough and the shower was good and hot and the room was cleaned everyday.Also the free wifi is very fast. Lara was about to have a baby when we were there so never met her. Lorenzo does a great job of multi tasking and keeping the place running with the help of J.R. The hallway has all the brochures of things to do and see and Lorenzo can help to with directions. We arrived and left by train. We opted for the taxi both ways as we were travelling for 6 weeks and had to large cases as well as carry on. If you're in Florence 3 or more days take full advantage of the Firenze card. Invaluable. Used it on all the buses and for museums. We always caught the #22 back to the B&B as we knew where the stop was opposite the church and train station. 15 minutes and you're back. On the way into the city we would take either #22 or #57. Both stop literally just a few meters away. It's the best way to get around. We ate local a few times and you notice the price difference from eating near the tourist part of Florence. Food was better at the local restaurants. Also the self service Laundromat is a block away on the other side of the street as everyone has to do laundry sooner or later. Continental breakfasts were ok, nothing flash. Lorenzo does make a nice latte and cappuccino. Good value for money and don't be afraid to be away from the touristy places as Florence is small and the buses have you there in no time. Good value for money
Overall Rating
"Visiting Florence and Tuscany"
11/14/15 jsobrinho2015 Ashford, Connecticut
El Grillo is about 20 minutes for a faster walker from the Santa Maria Novella Train Station. It is about 5 minutes by taxi and the ride cost around 10 euros. We loved to stay in a neighborhood that was not touristy. We learned so much about local people and the city, and ate in good restaurants at a very reasonably price. We walked from there to most sites in Florence, just one or two a bit far we used the public transportation. The B&B is great with spacious and clean room, and with a good shower. The breakfast also is very good with a variety of goodies. We really felt at home and not in a hotel. We also loooooved Lorenzo, the host and the staff. He is an incredibly guy with so much heart and always, i mean always there to help you. His suggestions to visit sites in Florence e surroundings were incredibly helpful. He contacted and set up tours that we did and also searched and printed information and schedules on the net about cities and trains around Florence. He also managed to set up for us breakfasts in the days we left the B&B very earlier in the morning. We are very thankful to him.
Overall Rating
"4 Nights in Florence"
11/05/15 Susan O Hanford, California, USA
Lorenzo & Lara emailed us right away and were very helpful in getting to their place. Lara was expecting their baby any minute so we didn't meet her, but Lorenzo took very good care of us every morning with a nice breakfast, getting on the right bus for our visit and the best places to see. There is a grocery store very close, so we brought food back and had a nice picnic dinner on the patio. The bed was very comfortable and the whole place was very clean! ( Lara had their daughter early one morning and Lorenzo was there an hour after his daughter was born, taking care of us and with pictures!) Proud Papa!
Overall Rating
"El Grillo - a Neighborhood Gem"
11/05/15 Mark F
We firmly believe in staying in a neighborhood in any city we visit. We really learn how the people in a city live if we get out of the tourist area. El Grillo di Firenze is a lovely neighborhood B and B in Florence. It is close to two bus lines, neighborhood shops, and delicious restaurants mainly patronized by Florentines. El Grillo is located on the top floor of an apartment building. There is a lift. Our room was large and comfortable. It opened to a shared balcony. It was made up daily, and we had our own bathroom. Lorenzo, our host, was very helpful and breakfast was delicious. We definitely recommend El Grillo.
Overall Rating
"Lorenzo greeted us with great enthusiasm and gave us many tips about driving/eating in Florence."
11/04/15 brian836 Ottawa, Canada
The room, the breakfast and the staff support was excellent. Lorenzo made a special take-away breakfast for our companions who left very early for the airport, while our meal was outstanding for a B&B. Lovely balcony view, bedrooms very clean and well supplied and Loenzo's tips worked out very well...definitely try The Templer restaurant! The B&B is centrally located...not too far from the airport or the train station. We stronly recommend this place....we will return! Brian and Paulette
Overall Rating
"This Is THE B&B to Stay at While in Florence"
10/10/15 Langston S Boston, Massachusetts
I strongly recommend staying here. This is a very well-run B&B 15 minutes from the historic center. Clean, efficient, excellent breakfast, nicely situated in a residential/business section of everyday Florence. Beautiful sixth-floor balcony for airy room, breakfast, and for seeing what life is like for folks who live in Florence today. Lorenzo, the 30-ish proprietor, along with his assistant (as well as his wife/colleague Lara who was not there), makes every effort to ensure a comfortable stay and that all needs are met. Helped us use the bus, which stops right outside the door, and gets to town quickly. He also helped us with Internet use, finding and printing schedules, and similar needs. This guy's a champ. I've stayed in Florence three times before. There is no doubt in my mind: this is the place to stay. We will definitely go back here if we go back to Florence.
Overall Rating
"In a real neighborhood in Florence"
09/29/15 ebrownrigg Durham, North Carolina
We stayed here for our last night in Italy. We had a 7:30 flight in the morning- the B&B is near the airport. So, we didn't have a lot of time to appreciate all the advantages. However, for that one night, it was a great place to stay. A sense of a regular neighborhood, with no tourists. Lorenzo was very warm and friendly, and gave us good advice about dining at the restaurant around the corner (Il Templari). Perfect place and very economical if you're spending more time in Italy.
Overall Rating
"Fantastic Host"
09/26/15 Jody C
A great visit to Florence If you're traveling by Train you can get the 22 and 57 opposite the train station on the other side if the road and get off at the Busoni stop, which is just a few meters across the road from the B & B. Met Lorenzo, who was very happy and informative, told us about all the places to see, supermarkets and shopping centres. Continental breakfast was plentiful and there variety, with cappuccino provided by the host, who made sure everything was great. French from room allowed us to sit on balcony and enjoy breakfast and you could use this anytime of the day to relax. On our last day Lorenzo had breakfast ready even though we were leaving early. This would be our choice for Florence on any future visit, what a great host and place.
Overall Rating
"Lovely stay"
09/22/15 Hannah G
My husband and I stayed here for a couple nights. Very good location - easy to catch a bus into town. The host was extremely kind and helpful. He showed us a map of the city when we first arrived and helped us with the transit system. He also served us (amazing!) coffee every morning on the porch. We had a lovely view of the mountains. The place is simple but it is kept very clean. The bed was comfortable. So we had no complaints.
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