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“Very nice place so close to SMN station”

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The Black Sheep Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #118 of 675 Florence B&B and Inns
N of Toronto
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84 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Very nice place so close to SMN station”
Reviewed 17 May 2011

Gracious host. Donatello buys fresh pastries and makes a wonderful cappuccino for his guests every morning. He has a desktop for his guests' use which is handy for booking tours and train tickets. There is even Skype if you need to talk to anybody from home.
The Gold room is very pretty and there is a bar fridge in the room with free beverages.
The 4 flights of stairs were manageable and the neighbours on the 3rd floor are very friendly. Il Contadino around the corner is a nice place for lunch.
Grazie Donatello!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2011

Top notch; for location, cleaniness, decor & service. Absolutely gracious host going way out to make our time enjoyable & worthwhile by offering much advice.
Wins hands down when compared to other B&Bs & 4-star hotels.

Only advice: Downsize the luggages as the 4 storey-climb is steep.-Tracy

  • Stayed April 2011
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2011

Stayed 2 nights at Black Sheep. The best part about Black Sheep is.... everything. Located very near to Santa Maria Novella Station and bus station just a steps away, made access to all places very easy. The B&B located at high floor, very quiet eventhough located at the centre. Everything is within reach. B&B newly operated. The owner, Donatello took 3 years to finish up the place by himself. He created Black Sheep in a way look like his own place with his very own personal touches, his own collections collected from years of travels all around the world. Free wifi, mini bar, coffee / tea facility. The living room equipped with sofa, books, magazine, computer and big screen tv good for watching movie. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2010

I was intrigued by the pictures, then amazed by the thought and detail put into the decor on seeing the accomodations in person. So chic, yet also so warm and welcoming! The Silver Suite is very spacious... and provides all the privacy you need. Open the mini bar and find complimentary Prosecco, pour yourself and your partner each a glass, and make a toast to a spectacular time in Florence.

Donatello provides exceptional service and is great to talk to. He and his wife Francesca pointed us to the key places to see and some great restaurant fare. All this, and you CAN'T beat the location. I recommend The Black Sheep to everyone, and will stay here again in a heartbeat the next time we visit Florence. If you choose to spend triple or more at a 4 star hotel, you will get less for your money, and miss out on so much. In other words, save your money, stay here, and get MORE! This place is a true gem.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2010

We stayed in the Black Sheep B&B for two nights and loved it. It is trendy and modern but still retaining some of the original character and features.

Run by lovely and helpful staff, the Black Sheep is clean, comfortable and very conveniently located. We had a pleasant stay and would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2010
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Additional Information about The Black Sheep Bed and Breakfast

Property: The Black Sheep Bed and Breakfast
Address: Via della Scala 53, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
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Ranked #118 of 675 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price range (per night): ₹ 9,388
Number of rooms: 2

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