We had a fabulous month in this wonderful apartment. It is spotlessly clean and has everything one could possibly want in a vacation rental. We would definitely rent this apartment again. The location is perfect. It is less than 2 blocks from the Duomo, close to the train station at Santa Maria Novella and walking distance to every interesting place in Florence.
There is a very comfortable king sized bed, a modern kitchen with all appliances including a microwave, a lovely living room with a nice sofa bed, a cute dining area, a flat screen TV, wifi, air conditioning, heat, a washer dryer, a large upscale bathroom and great light from the large windows. There is a lift in the building.
We were always able to get help from Ambra or Mario, Debora and Serena when we had questions. They are all charming and wonderful hosts.
The apartment was well stocked with good quality dishes, glasses, serving bowls, pots and pans, linens and many towels. They left us a good supply of essentials such as toilet paper, laundry detergent, coffee, olive oil and soap. There is even a shopping cart for groceries.
This apartment is a great find!
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We arrived in Florence via train from Venice. Ambra had indicated to us earlier that the apartment was within walking distance from the railway station and forwarded us the instructions to get to the apartment. When we arrived around 2 PM, Ambra and Deborah were there waiting for us. They explained all the features and amenities to us. The apartment was spotless and they had thoughtfully stocked it up with some breakfast supplies, pasta, sauces, a bottle of wine, etc., alongwith plenty of cooking utensils. They also assured us that we could call them any time, should we have any problems.
We dropped our bags and immediately went out for sightseeing. When we returned that evening to freshen up before dinner, I realized that the TV was not working properly. I called Deborah at about 8 PM and she patiently walked me through the steps to get it working again. She even offered to come by the next morning to get it fixed, if the problem persisted. Fortunately it worked and we were able to watch the Brazil-Columbia world cup match that night.
The apartment is so close to the Duomo and there are several restaurants and shops within walking distance. Everything was so convenient, that we felt like natives living in Florence during our stay there. On the day we left, some new tenants were arriving right behind us at around 11 AM. But our train was only in the evening. Ambra graciously offered us a key and the use of an exterior closet to keep our bags, so we did not have to lug it with us during the day.
Usually we stay at hotels during such vacations. This was our first time booking a rental apartment through Trip Advisor. Naturally we had some trepidation when we arrived in Florence. But Ambra & Deborah eased all our concerns and made us feel right at home. So we want to offer them our heartfelt thanks for a wonderful stay and great memories in Florence.