On the plus side: The concept is cool, the location is great, and the bathrooms are stocked with really nice toiletries from the Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy next door.
On the minus side: Prices are quite high for what it is, breakfast is an additional 12 euros/person/day, and the mattress in the Library Room, where we stayed was *extremely* thin and uncomfortable.
Overall, I really wanted to love this place, and maybe I would have if it had been 25 or 50 euros less a night, or if breakfast had been included. Also beware of the newly-instituted Florence City Tax, which is an additional 4 euros/person/day that is on top of the room rate.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to our Guest House - Casa Howard is neither a hotel nor a B&B. As the door will open, you will step into an eccentric guest house that will make you feel at home and will inevitably capture your heart. The Guest House is a large family house that is only partially used as such. Each room recreates a different setting, where the well-finished details emphasize the experience for the traveller. Casa Howard is the perfect alcove for couples who dream of a romantic retreat, as well as the most comfortable solution for families travelling with children or domestic animals. Choose one of the rooms with a view and seize all the emotions that transpire while looking at the rooftops of the Renaissance neighbourhoods. A stay in Florence has never been more emotional, sophisticated and enchanting. You will be given the house keys, and you will be able to live the city as local inhabitant. You will realise that this Guest House is the ideal starting point to discover the wonders of the city centre. Its location is at a walking distance from Santa Maria Novella and from many other major touristic sites, such as the David of Michelangelo (at the Galleria dell’Accademia), the San Frediano borough, the Mercato di S.Ambrogio and of San Lorenzo. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Howard Guest Houses Hotel Florence