In The Heart of Florence
Great location, near Santa Maria Novella and all major attractions
What they say about us
My girlfriend and I stayed here recently. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We particularly enjoyed the terrace for relaxing. The room was fine with a small fridge. Would have been perfect if the room had an en suite. Would definitely stay here again.
Carmel was an amazing host with excellent knowledge of the local areas and great recommendations for food and activities. We staying in room 8 which opened out onto the terrace (would highly recommend!) which was very spacious and clean. The room had everything we could need including towels and a hairdryer. Excellent location being within a 10 minute walk to the train station and extremely close to the centre of Florence and all of the attractions. Thank you!
I don’t get the bad reviews, we had a lovely stay. The owners are available if needed, but not overbearing. The home is sparkling clean and stunningly retains its features from a time gone by. The eclectic mix of art is superb. It’s easy to throw open the shutters and windows, and be mesmerised by the comings and goings below. Yes, the streets are cleaned early, is that not a good thing! I take earplugs wherever I stay, it just makes sense. The indoor food market is only round the corner, it’s fantastic and upstairs the variety of restaurants are top notch. Will I stay here again- Definitely.
A very clean functional room with daily room service and very quiet too. The large patio was a big bonus...a beautiful spot to relax with a glass of wine or snack after a long day of sightseeing. Carmel was very helpful in any manner that we required. The location was perfect, minutes to restaurants, coffee shops, and local historical sights.
We had 5 enjoyable nights and would recommend this cute hotel.
This was our second stay in this hotel. The easy walking distance from the train station, wonderful hosts and terrace made this once again a very good accommodation choice.
The large terrace is a peaceful oasis where we relaxed with beverages and snacks on a beautiful October afternoon. Guests in all rooms have access to the terrace (including rooms such as ours that don't directly open onto it).
The information that hosts Carmel and Pino provide to their guests is exceptionally helpful and complete, including a booklet in the room (local tips, where to buy things, info on major and less well known sights), pamphlets in the lobby, and their availability to answer questions.
Room 6 was lovely, furnished with antiques. This spacious, comfortable room, with a very large bathroom, was especially appreciated after more than three weeks of traveling.
Thank you again, Carmel and Pino. 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
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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