Marco and Kamila met us on arrival - very helpful and friendly. The apartment is as per the photos - tastefully decorated and homely, and with a fully fitted kitchen. We liked via d'ardiglione - a local's neighbourhood and handy for supermarket etc also very close to great restaurants, 10min walk to ponte vecchio, It would be 5/5 except that -
- there was some building noise from apartment next door every day from 0830;
- we asked for some spare towels & linen as we were staying for nearly a week. Kamilla made a big deal about it which seemed unnecessary - we'd rather she'd just said 'no' and we could have gone to a laundrette;
- kamila controls the heating on/off times from a locked panel - not an issue in summer and saves a few pence but seems mean when we're paying for premium accommodation;
- some extra touches, like a less 'budget' shower cubicle, a bigger more luxurious bed, would give the place a real wow factor.
Honestly if you are looking to rent an apartment in Florence you will not do better than this. Located in a quiet street in the old town, just a few minutes easy walk from the Ponte Vecchio this is right in the heart of Florence. The apartment is spacious with a nice new and fresh fit out, you really feel like you are living like a local.
Along with the accommodation there are a couple of bikes for your use. We found these fantastic as they gave us the opportunity to travel out just a bit further than we wanted to walk and gave us a bigger and better view of the town.
The real plus however are the hosts, Kamila and Marco. They are super helpful. Our experience in Florence was way better than we expected and a lot of that goes down to the help and advice we got from Kamila and Marco.
This is a reasonably new venture for Kamila and Marco, hence not a lot of reviews. Based on our experience I'd say make a booking you will not regret it.
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