"Not what I expected"
The room was clean and we had fresh bedding and towels every day. However, the woman working spoke no english and they did not take credit cards. This made it rather difficult to get into the hotel and negotiate our stay. It was also very hard to find the hotel, as it only had a tiny call button like a name on an apartment building. There was no air […] conditioning and the wifi did not work in the room, only in the lobby. The location was great, very close to everything, but it was rather noisy as well. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not as described and gross"
The room lacked a terrace, television, and adequate access to wifi - all of which were advertised as included. It was generally not well kept, with hair and dirt in the carpet. With so many guests sharing one bathroom (which was also where the host did our dishes), it was unavailable for showering and was rather dirty as well, with noticeably dirty […] towels. As the room was not clean, and I could not take a shower, it was a fairly miserable experience overall. Breakfast was included, but not fresh. Host is talkative (in Italian), but not able/willing to take responsibility for conditions of room/ hotel. Good location though. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, large room, not well maintained"
While this hotel had the location we needed (south of Arno, near Ponte Vecchio), it had some issues. Bathroom down the hall was not very clean. When toilet paper ran out, it took most of the day for it to be replaced. Shower doors would not close all the way and fell off multiple times. Our room was cleaned after the first night, but not after the 2nd […] or 3rd nights (beds not made, trash not emptied, etc.) Breakfast was adequate, staff seemed nice. Absolutely no English, so communication was difficult. There was a small elevator, which was wonderful. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Do not book it."
Stuff doesn't make effort to communicate with you if you don't speak italian.Genuine Expedia guest review
While this place was difficult to find, it ended up being a great quality place to spend the night! The beds were soft and comfortable, the entire place was clean and cozy, and the breakfast was especially nice. While the woman running the place does not speak English, we still seemed to manage with communication just fine. All this for a great price […] and location very close to the Ponte Vecchio, with easy access to the city by foot. Overall, a great stay! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Florence location ACE !"
Very basic but superb locationGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Très bon emplacement, chambre spacieuse"
Très bon séjour, emplacement très bien situé, à côté du pnte vecchio. Chambre propre et spacieuse. La personne à l'accueil ne parle que l'italien.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
très accueillant, mais pas de gardien de nuit, hotel plein centre ville avec wi fi gratuite, pas de parking pour les voitures compris dans la réservation, car l hotel ne possede pas de parking, petit déjeuner un peu juste,Genuine Hotels.com guest review
buena ubicacion. buen desayuno. mal servicio, son unos amargados.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ok hotel, but i would'nt recomend it"
neurotic staff, that made the stay not so comfortable. good location but not easy with car.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
l'Hotel è molto comodo al centro città e i gestori sono molto gentili. Peccato che il bagno in comune penalizzi questa residenza, causa della maleducazione degli avventori. La pulizia in effetti, anche degli asciugamani, lasciava molto a desiderare. La colazione inoltre era un pò raffazzonata, con brioches confezionate e yogurt fuori frigo da ore. Ineccepibile […] invece il caffè. Si possono migliorare molte cose. Spero lo facciate. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Unfortunately we were not happy with our stay at all. We had booked an apartment with private bathroom but ended up with a shared bathroom. The lady did not speak a single word of English. It was dirty in the bathroom and the breakfast really poor. The location was the only good thing, close to lively Piazza Santo Spirito and the Ponte Vechio bridge. […] Although a lot of noise from the street. No airconditioning. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Uncomfortable. Hostess totally doesn't speak English. Breakfast is very meager. The room is spacious, but the furniture is very old. You can't sleep all night, all night because of the the street noise of cars and singing sitizens. The next day after breakfast we decided to take a walk on Florence. Back at 11 am for our baggage found that our room was […] already prepared for other travelers and our luggage is in the hallway. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Interessant, dass so eine Unterkunft vermietet werden darfGenuine Hotels.com guest review
09/01/14 Leopooh Lille, France
As most of people here admit, the location of the hotel is the only positive point. We have terrible experience with the checkin and other stuffs, since the owners cannot say even a word in English or French. The worst part came when we left our luggage there in the lobbies. The owner (for sure, since at the time, there is no other guest) stole our perfumes. It's not expensive, but made me really angry since it's a present. I really want to get back there to talk with those THEFTS, someday when I could speak Italian!
"Skip it unless you have no other options"
06/30/14 SoCalNewsGal San Diego, CA
This "B&B" is in an excellent location, but in my experience that is really about the only positive of our stay here. We couldn't get out fast enough the following morning. The shared bathroom experience was the worst. Thankfully we showered the night before, but trying to get in the restroom in the morning was impossible! The owner/host had to keep knocking on the door to try to hurry people out and even then there was a line to get in. I wouldn't be surprised if others had accidents or used the sink in the apartment-style rooms to relieve themselves -- it was that bad. The room was sweltering in June and the noise from the street below with the incessant motorcycles revving up and down the street until daybreak made it nearly impossible to sleep. You have to choose between leaving the window open for air and mosquitoes or closing it for a sauna. A fan would have been nice. The breakfast in the morning was not appetizing whatsoever. Basically a stale piece of pre-packaged bread and funky tasting coffee. I'm sorry to be so negative, but the experience wasn't good. We skimped on some hotels during our trip to Europe so we could splurge on others. Still love Florence, though! Oh, by the way, the WiFi password was ridiculously long! 24 random letters and numbers that made it inevitable to get wrong two and three times in a row. It was enough to make you want to give up. The signal was only good in the reception area.
"Did not meet expectations!"
06/21/14 Megan A Portland, Oregon
Yes, this is a budget hotel (we paid about $100 USD for the night) but that does not excuse the misleading room description in my reservation ( no television or wifi available in room as described) and the overall lack of management. The hotel was not clean and the shared bathroom was no where near efficient enough to host all the guests. Towels in the bathroom were dirty and not changed during our stay. The floor in our room was also not swept, and full of hair from previous guests. The breakfast was poor and not worth eating. Dishes are also washed in the dirty bathroom- just unacceptable.
"Good value for money"
01/14/13 laurabanica Bucharest, Romania
Great location a few steps from Ponte Vecchio! Should have a phone to contact them on arrival as it is not clearly stated on the bell what apartment they are in. We stayed in the 3 bed room right next to the entrance and it was very comfortable and clean. Our trip was right before New Year's and it was fairly quiet, good night sleep. You should get up earlier to get the whole breakfast (fresh fritata in the morning). They provide towels and keys for rooms (even they are not very easy to use). No curfew. We recommend it.
11/04/12 Samantha P Newcastle, United Kingdom
Antica Dimora San Jacopo is in a fantastic location, just a couple of minutes walk from the Ponte Vecchio. Our room was very spacious with simple but pleasant decor. We were sharing a bathroom which was large, clean and well equipped. The lady hotelier doesn't speak English but is incredibly friendly and we found communicating with her much easier than we expected (we only know a handful of Italian words). I'd recommend paying cash as we were unable to pay by card on arrival. We would recommend this place to anyone.
"Part great, part terrible"
08/24/12 Alison E Madrid, Spain
My stay here was not overly great, but it was not terrible either. There were just a few problems that made my stay here very frustrating, but I want to start with the good parts first. The hotel is situated in a great area that has access to all of the major sites in the city within 15 minutes from the front door. I thought the room was very large for the price and the air conditioning worked very well. It was the cheapest I could find in Florence for the peak season (end of June), and I was pleased with what I got for my money. However, I was so frustrated with the staff's inability to speak English at one point I almost left to find another hotel. I am not saying that every place should accommodate me as an English speaker, but at least basic English would be nice. The most frustrating issue was paying for the hotel. Upon arrival, my friend's card was rejected because they do not take American cards without security chips. The lady said bring the money in cash tomorrow when we found an ATM. When we got up the next morning she demanded that we pay her all of the money even though we had not been out for the day to find any. We had a tour reservation at 10 AM (this happened at 9:35) and had no time to get any money. She kept yelling at us in Italian and could not understand our dilemma. Finally, I had to give up all of the cash I had which was just enough to cover our stay. We almost missed our tour and I was stuck without cash for the whole day. This lack of communication also affected breakfast and any communication throughout our stay. We always felt like children getting lectures about how to properly do things (like how to cut the breakfast bread properly) and things that were off-limits (like filling up our own water bottles in the bathroom). In English this would not have been a huge issue, but when it takes 20 minutes to decipher it in Italian, it just makes the stay a bit unpleasant. So, my final advice is if you speak Italian, then this is a great place on a budget. If not, I would probably not stay here to save yourself from translation frustrations.
"Best bed I slept in!"
08/01/05 A TripAdvisor Member
Accomadations were top notch, almost felt like a hotel. The room had a/c. Great location in heart of city. Staff was friendly but were mostly hispanic and did not speak english and only occasional broken italian. CONS: one toilet and one shower for floor of up to 20 guests and NO kitchen facility.
"Falso Hotel (non dare il numero dellla carta di credito)"
08/07/14 pier19612014 Goiania, GO
Uno schifo totale. Ci hanno persino addebitato il valore di due camere sulla carta, che avevamo dato come garanzia nel sito di prenotazione, nonostante avessimo desistito di restare dopo aver visto che non c'era aria condizionata, né wifi free, e le camere erano un tugurio con puzza di muffa sui cuscini, senza bagno in camera (dovevamo usare un bagno che era pieno di biancheria sporca, che loro avevano provveduto a togliere in fretta). Reclamando al sito di prenotazione (venere.com) la struttura rispose che arrivammo alle 21, quindi fuori orario per disdire. Fortunatamente avevo ancora una copia del biglietto del treno per confermare che arrivai a Firenze al mattino, ma la risposta é stata che non potevano rimborsare il valore. "venere.com" si é detta dispiaciuta dell'accaduto rendendosi disponibili ad un rimborso commerciale del 20%. Adesso ho contestato con la master card attraverso la banca....... vediamo come va a finire.
12/02/13 manubrio12 Cinisello
Noi non abbiamo avuto difficoltà per prenotare ,dobbiamo confermare le recensioni di altri la colazione a base di fette biscottate,merendina confezionata, yogurt, burro e marmellata era un po' scarsa.il signore che ci ha accolto era molto gentile. La camera era bella ma non funzionava il riscaldamento ci hanno dato una stufetta elettrica, ieri quando siamo ripartiti era arrivato il tecnico per la riparazione. Nonostante qualche disguido la comodità della posizione centrale e il prezzo del coupon ci ha permesso una bella vacanza.
09/30/13 WimLex The Hague, The Netherlands
Wij verbleven 3 nachten in dit gastenverblijf, het is geen hotel. De eigenaresse is een dame op leeftijd die alleen maar Italiaans spreekt en het enige Engelse woord wat ze kent is cash. Bij aankomst moesten we direct betalen en dus ook alleen maar in cash, ze accepteert geen enkele creditcard. Ze is verder wel aardig. De eerste twee nachten zaten we in een mooie ruime kamer met grote en comfotabele bedden, een grote koelkast en 4 grote kledingkasten. De laatste nacht moesten we verhuizen en kwamen we in een keuken! Ze hadden een bed en een kleine kast neergezet. We kregen niet elke dag schone handdoeken en lakens. Wifi werkte wel in de ene kamer maar niet in de "keuken" kamer. Airco en tv was in beide kamers niet aanwezig ondanks dat wel op de site staat aangegeven. De kamers waar wij verbleven bevonden zich langs de straat die toch best wel luidruchtig is. De gedeelde badkamer heeft een gammele douche,zowel de kraan als de cabine deur en niet altijd was er genoeg wc papier. Het ontbijt is erg simpel, voorverpakte muffe croissantjes en toastjes, een pakje jam en smeerkaas, een kuipje yoghurt en koffie uit de automaat die overigens wel goed smaakte. Pluspunt is dat dit verblijf zich bevind op loopafstand van de meeste bezienswaardigheden en ook redelijk dicht bij station Santa Maria Novelle.
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