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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Florence, Tuscany

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watsonihr
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“An oasis of calm, rustic charm, a short distance from Florence city centre”
Reviewed 28 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

After a long day exploring the historic city of Florence, a short taxi ride (cost about 10 euros from the South gate taxi rank) took us back to our apartment, an oasis of calm and rustic charm. The staff in the attached hotel and the owner himself were all very friendly and kind, ordering us taxi's - always helpful as we did not speak Italian ourselves. Nothing was too much trouble. The poolside bar had a good selection of drinks and snacks again very friendly staff.
The beds were very comfortable and the linen and towels clean and white. The men spent much time exploring the Tuscan countryside by bike and the washing machine proved very helpful for clean kit. You could walk down to Florence via a rough footpath (good idea to wear strong shoes or sandals) - it took roughly 30 mins. Tip - pre book if you want to climb the Duomo or visit Uffizi or main museum with David in it. Also the Italian system seems to be, take your voucher to one queue, then take the resulting tickets to the next queue - be patient... Great holiday - Thank you

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Liked best: Peaceful location
Liked least: insect bites - note to self - take more repellant and insect cream!
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
2 Jul 2015
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your generous review. We are delighted that your holiday was a success.
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Robertsha...
Houston, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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“Four months in the perfect spot in Florence”
Reviewed 8 May 2015 for a stay in January 2015

We are on an extended tour of Italy and had decided to stay in Florence for the winter months. Lucky for us, we selected Casa Rosa, an apartment on the beautiful grounds of Hotel Bellosguardo, on the hill overlooking Florence. The apartment is perfect. The owners and the hotel staff are all extremely helpful and informative. The apartment is furnished with everything we needed to make it our second home for four months. Although we had stayed in Florence several times in the past, we had never stayed this long. The location of Casa Rosa allows you to easily walk into the city, and we often did. We were able to see the city as locals and get to know it better than we had hoped. Florence is a wonderful place and Casa Rosa is the perfect place to stay. We were able to witness the rebirth of the gardens around Easter, which are truly magnificent, especially the wisteria, irises and tulips. Hotel Belloguardo is an oasis of quiet and we loved coming "home" after a busy day in Florence. We were very sad when the time came for us to move on but we know we will return to our second home someday in the future. It was perfect!

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Liked best: Grounds, owner and hotel staff and location
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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2 Jul 2015
Dear Guest,
It really was wonderful having you, your wife and the frisky dog. You became part of Bellosguardo. We are so happy that everything went smoothly. Thank you!!
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sacramento
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“Amazing retreat with spectacular view”
Reviewed 30 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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My husband and I just spent 8 lovely days at the Casa Rosa apartment. It is so nice and comfortable, but the best part is the beautiful view over the hills above Florence from the apartment terrace and the sweeping view of central Florence from the grounds of the adjoining hotel. The apartment is in the quiet hills above the center, but is still very close. It is probably best to have a car, although it's easy to take a taxi down the hill. The owners are so nice and welcoming, providing everything we needed. We had use of the hotel pool and other amenities. (The hotel is a gorgeous 16th century villa). The tiled apartment terrace runs along the entire length of the dining/living room. We enjoyed sitting out there for meals and cocktail hour. The evening light on the scattered villas across the way is quite magical. We couldn't have found a better place to escape after a day of sightseeing in town amid the crowds of other tourists.

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A T
New York City, New York
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“Best place to stay with young kids”
Reviewed 31 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Couple with young children (3 and 6) stayed in August 2014. This a 2 bedroom apartment, with sleepout couch (didn't use) in living room) and large private terrace overlooking hills outside Florence. Attached to Torre Bellosguardo, an historic hotel. One bedroom has a king bed, the other has two singles (one single with a too-soft mattress that needs replacing).
Great pool, which the kids used nearly every day. View from the pool beats that from Fiesole. They want to keep a fairly "adult" atmosphere at the pool, and our kids were told to keep it on the "quiet" side. This seems to come more from the staff, as the other guests at the pool said to us they didn't mind at all. Beautiful gardens and kids liked seeing the animals. Cats didn't mind being petted. Washing machine with young family is fantastic (especially with the Tuscan drying system--after 1-2 hours clothes are dry in the sun). Wifi is fast. Used the kitchen often and cooked bifstecca (admittedly not as good as Il Latini). Also includes dishwasher.
We did not think the taxi rides needed to go to Firenze are an inconvenience. There is a steep path, but this is not suitable for young children--we tried only once and then resolved to take taxis. Taxis come very quickly (5 mins max) after calling them. It's an advantage, not disadvantage, that this place is outside the city as you can relax without hordes of people around.
Perhaps due to the wet and cold Summer, there were a lot of mosquitoes (even in the center of Firenze). Once we got the right equipment--bug spray, mosquito repellent, and mosquito coils, we were much happier.

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veronique...
Paris, France
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“Paradise / Garden of Eden, at just a few minutes of the historic center”
Reviewed 21 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Their fantastic view suffers no comparison, even where you have to pay for the panorama.
We -a couple with two kids aged 5 and 7- have been truly delighted by the comfort and tranquillity provided by the Casa Rosa : its high quality equipment, its large terrace with also a view, on Tuscany landscape this time, the swimming pool that enabled us to recover after our visits and to have our kids enjoying as well their holidays, the access we had to the Hotel Torre di Bellosguardo outstanding services and premises...
It was really a privilege to spend one week there, and we felt almost the special guests of the owners (a delicious, discrete, couple).
We made large use of taxis, to avoid parking costs and bad experiences. It was from our point of view a good idea : 12e only to go to the Duomo !
Only regret : so many things to see in Florence ; we should have spent there one more week.

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