"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
"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
"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 rateGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"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
Friendly staff. Good access to the city. Comfortable room. We quite enjoyed our stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"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
"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! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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
"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. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"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 Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"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. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Affordable & great service"
Really enjoyed our stay here. The room was clean, large and had a lovely balcony attached to it. Shared bathroom was kept in immaculate condition which made the stay alot more pleasurable because we were concerned with a shared bathroom but it was fine. Check-in was smooth. Lara was super friendly and helped as much as possible, provided maps and recommendations. […] Breakfast was decent. Pizza place downstairs was delicious and affordable also. Our aircon kept turning off in the middle of the night which was a little uncomfortable but aside from that it was great. Really helped that Lara was so lovely, i think she really makes this place worth coming back to. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"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
"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
위치가 중심지랑 많이 가깝지는 않지만 버스를 타면 된다.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"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
"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
Propre, calme et super accueil. Un bar sympa dans le quartier ainsi que 2 ou 3 restos et un supermarche. A 10 mn de bus de la vieille ville.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A Ways From City Center but Reasonable"
05/03/15 Rick S
We stayed two nights at Il Grillo. Rooms are nice but on the small side. Our bathroom was tiny in Room 3. Two has a bigger bath and a balcony. Breakfast was modest. Lara was quite helpful with tips on tourism in Florence. It took us about 30 minutes to walk to city center, but buses also are convenient once you figure out stops. The Band B is tough to find as the directions offered are vague other than what stop to take. From the train station you have to search for stop Scarlete to the right as you leave the station, then to your right again on the first street. Bus 22 or 57 will get you to your stop, Busoni.
"Lara is extremely helpful, she makes the stay in Florence a better experience."
04/30/15 Rg00108 Lloydminster, Canada
A short ride from the Santa Maria Novella station, Lara is extremely helpful with bus passes and information on where to go and what to see. This was our first experience at a B & B and at first I wasn 't sure but Lara put all my concerns at ease.
"Lovely host made it worth the trek"
04/28/15 Holly Q
Lara and her husband were amazing hosts and were super helpful everyday with planning our trip. Talking with Lara just about her life and Italian culture was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Italy. Rooms are nice, nothing over the top. It is a bit of a walk to Florence's center, however it was nice to get away from the hoards of the tourist crowds. My only complaint is that the walls weren't very soundproofed and our bedroom was situated closest to the communal kitchen which gave way to some noise. However, we took that into consideration where we booked the B&B as oppose to a hotel for the desire for a more home-like atmosphere. And Lara did just that. Thank you again for such a great stay.
"Best B&B for our trip to Italy"
Lara and Lorenzo were great host. They provide us with great information about the area and the breakfast had a wide variety of food. The rooms were good size and fairly recently updated. The bus stop was near the front of the building, very convient. There's a grocery store only a few blocks away and ATM at the store and near the B&B. We would not hesitate to go back there again, we highly recommend it.
"Wonderful wonderful hosts"
04/26/15 Gumdropkisses Perth, Western Australia, Australia
lara and Lorenzo are the perfect hosts. Genuine, kind, friendly and super helpful. Truly makes the world of a difference when you are in a totally new environment. Such lovely people deserve more than 5 stars! My husband and I stayed here for a short 2 nights but their welcoming attitude will definitely last us for a long long time. The gelato and Italian restaurant they recommended next to the apartment is fantastico!
"A delightful stay with Lara"
03/23/15 Jonathan K Toulouse, France
I had a delightful stay at Il Grillo di Firenze, and enjoyed my morning conversations with Lara over coffee. She was very eager to help me make appointments at museums and other attractions, and I would certainly recommend the view of the mountains from the terrace! For a solo budget traveler, I found the Coop grocery store just down the street to be a fantastic place to buy items for dinner and affordable Tuscan wine for friends.
"Affordable B&B with a Gracious Hostess"
03/21/15 rhyndon Kansas City, Missouri
Stayed here last summer, and found it to be a spotless, efficient accommodation. Lara was an incredibly gracious hostess--she helped us book a tour, gave us recommendations on destinations and restaurants, and was the only hotel who contacted us well in advance of our trip (and recommended we book our train tickets in advance to staff us issues). We speak virtually no (coherent) Italian, and Lara did a wonderful job assisting us. The location is within walking distance of the busy center of Florence--we took a bus at Lara's advice to get there, which worked fine. We walked to/from the other days, which was fine, around a mile or so, I am guessing. 15-20 minutes at a medium pace. Pizza place around the corner made for a good meal, and there was a grocery store only a couple of blocks away, which we found helpful. In case it matters (it did not to us) it's an efficient but not overly romantic accommodation. It's clean and tidy, but the focus is not on ambiance. That said, if you're looking for a great value on a clean base of operations in an historic city, il Grillo works very well. And Lara really is an amazing hostess.
"wunderful hosts Lara and Lorenzo"
02/17/15 evdg2014 Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
very clean and comftable B &B, the hosts a very helpful and friendly, Lara recomended places to go, and marked it on a map for us. They are selling daily bus tikets, to get around in Firenze (Florence). Bus stop to the city centre is 50 m away on the same site of the B & B., It was a good choice of coffee's and the breakfast. We really would go there again. Well done Lara and Lorenzo!
"Clean, friendly and simple B&B"
02/04/15 fairbairn Sydney, Australia
Il Grillo is a very simple, very clean and extremely friendly Florentine B&B. Lara and Lorenzo are wonderful hosts and can't do enough for you. They make you good coffee in the morning. The breakfasts were not our preference as they contained too much packaged cakes etc. However, they offered a good choice and were so kind and generous with their service. The facilities were basic but very clean. The B&B is ten minutes from the main tourist area of florence if you get a bus and 20-30 minutes walk. We got the bus in the mornings and walked back at night. We spent all day out and about as Il Grillo was in a suburban area and we did not choose to spend time there. If you are interested in clean, hospitable and very good value accommodation in Florence then this is for you. If you want more comfort and to be closer to the main old town area you may need to look elsewhere but you will pay a lot more for a lot less cleanliness and service.
"Love it! "
01/10/15 A TripAdvisor Member
We spent 17 days at this B&B. Lara and Lorenzo, the owners, are super friendly and always ready to meet your needs. The hotel is super clean; I mean, spotless! The balcony is very spacious, the beds are nice and comfortable, and the hosts are super nice! Definitely a place to stay since it is 10 minutes from the historic Florence.
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