In The Heart of Florence
Great location, near Santa Maria Novella and all major attractions
What they say about us
I recently stayed here for 3 nights in room #2 on the main floor (shared bathroom upstairs). This place was such a treat!! Fantastic hosts, lots of character. This was a great room for solo traveler on a modest budget. Grazie mille!
This is the second time I've stayed here. Carmel and Pino really go the extra mile to make your stay special. The hotel is charming and small. The terrace is beautiful! Espresso on the terrace is a great way to start the day. There's a fancy coffee maker in the room that makes outstanding espresso. They also leave a little donut or danish which is a really nice touch. The location couldn't be better. It's an easy walk to everything. The train station is a short five minute walk. There's too many excellent restaurants within a five minute walk to list. I would never consider staying anywhere else in Florence. I can't wait to return! More
I had the best experience staying at Hotel Il Bargellino at the recommendation of friends. Logistically, the hotel is very convenient to both the train station as well as most attractions. The hotel is clean and lovingly decorated and maintained. It really captures the character of the city- particularly the beautiful terrace!
Even better than the hotel, however, are the kind and gracious owners Carmel and Pino. I was traveling alone and they were so welcoming and helpful. It was a really special experience that I won’t forget. I hope I can be lucky enough to return someday.
The hotel is a 10 minute walk from The Duomo, the train station, and within easy walking distance of other attractions.
Rooms acceptable. Rust in the shower, but price good. One coffee pod per person per day, plus a small cake of some sort. But they’ll usually give you a couple of extra, or charge .50 per pod, which is normal elsewhere. Fridge in room. Bed comfy.
Rooftop patio is used by the family. Festivities start at 8 and go on to the wee hours on a weekend night. The night we arrived, there was not a chair to be had or used by anyone not invited to their dinner. Wood fire was festive, but smoke drifted into every room. This is not the place to stay to recover from jet lag. Echoing in halls is also pronounced because of the hard floors. Room came with earplugs, which should have been a sign. A little of that is to be expected at this price.
WiFi nonfunctional throughout 2nd floor. We learned the owner sometimes shuts it off. Ask people at desk and they’ll tell you about the 2nd server.
Lots of return guests. Hotel safe. Just a few blocks from the main Mercado. People will talk to you on the patio. Owners very helpful with tips in person and by email. More
We arrived with 3 adults and 2 children. It was easy to find right out of the train station. Carmel was friendly and so accommodating. Our room had three beds, two single and a king. The bathroom was quite large, and VERY clean. We were able to walk anywhere we wanted to go, and never used transportation the whole 5 days we were there. Food was available within a block, but please, root out the small, family owned places; it’s worth it! We bought meats, cheeses, fruits, and wine and ate out on the homey and comfortable terrace. I can’t say enough good things about this place. I felt at home. More
Just a short walk from the train station lies this quiet little property near all the major attractions that Florence is famous for. The rooms are clean and updated, some offering a rooftop terrace, and a chance to meet Cleo the owner's bird as she suns herself outside on nice Tuscan days.
Everything you would want to see - The Duomo, the Uffizi Galleria, The Academia, are easily accessible from this location. The location also is close to the train station which houses many tour opportunities for those who can't walk easily.
But what makes this hotel a special gem are the owners, Carmel and Pino. Their hospitality makes you feel like a visiting friend. If you want to experience the charm and character of Florence, this quaint hotel is the perfect introduction to the city.
Best to book directly with the owners instead of through a travel site. You will get the best personal service that way.
The combination of great location, fantastic hosts, and the large terrace made this a very good choice. Our room was lovely, and was one of those opening onto the terrace. It was wonderful to have no street noise while being in the heart of Florence. The hotel is a short walk from the train station, and walking distance to major sights.
Hosts Carmel and Pino's hospitality was exceptional. Information provided to guests (about special exhibits, major and lesser-known sights, where to buy things, etc.) reflects their attentiveness to guests' questions and needs. Their knowledge about options for transportation to the airport, including the relatively new tram, was very helpful.
This was our third visit to Florence, and we found Hotel Il Bargellino to be a very special accommodation. More
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