Residence La Contessina - Florence

Via Faenza 71, Florence, Italy, 50123show map
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SuperbBased on  238 reviews
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Overview

Offering a leisure centre and a shared lounge, Residence La Contessina is 15 minutes' walk from Ponte Vecchio. Built in 2000, the elegant hotel was renovated in 2009. It features airport shuttle bus service, 24-hour room service and ironing service as well as allergy friendly rooms, a storage room and private parking.

The property is located 10 minutes’ walk from Florence city center. Uffizi Gallery is 1100 meters away, and there is Fortezza da Basso nearby.

The hotel is just a 5-minute walk from Santa Maria Novella train station, offering a direct train link to Peretola airport.

Filippo Strozzi bus stop is a 5-minute walk from the property.

Rooms

The tasteful rooms come with an in-room safe, a cupboard and music system. Rooms are overlooking the mountain. Thety are also decorated with a Florentine furniture.

Eat & Drink

The dining room welcomes guests for a continental breakfast. Guests will enjoy a charming atmosphere at the club restaurant serving local cuisine. The onsite 24-hour bar boasts aperitifs, wines and cocktails. Providing a variety of meals, Osteria All'Antico Mercato and Cono Gelato are approximately 50 meters away.

Services

Business facilities at Residence La Contessina include a video projector, a microphone and a photocopier.

Relax

The hotel also offers cots, child care and high chairs.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at EUR 30 per day.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   20.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

EUR 30 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

Restaurant buffet

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Spa and relaxation

Leisure centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Limousine service
  • Wake up service
  • Package/Parcel services
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Catering service
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • High chairs
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Board games
  • Children's menu
  • Kids club

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled
  • Bathroom for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Garden area
  • Leisure centre
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Sauna

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Mountain view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEAll children3 - 6 yearsExtra bedAll children7 - 18 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Santa Maria NovellaSanta Maria Novella1700 ft
Duomo - S.Maria del Fiore -Duomo - S.Maria del Fiore -1700 ft
Strozzi PalaceStrozzi Palace2300 ft
Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria NovellaOfficina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella1400 ft
Santa Maria Novella Train StationSanta Maria Novella Train Station400 ft
Palazzo dei CongressiPalazzo dei Congressi1000 ft
Il Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore)Il Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore)2000 ft
Accademia GalleryAccademia Gallery2000 ft
Galleria degli UffiziGalleria degli Uffizi3300 ft
Via FaenzaVia Faenza500 ft FlorenceItaly
Santa Maria Maggiore Santa Maria Maggiore 1700 ftPiazza Santa Maria Maggiore
OgnissantiOgnissanti2500 ftPiazza Ognissanti
Piazza della SignoriaPiazza della Signoria3200 ftPiazza della Signoria, Florence
Palazzo Vecchio Palazzo Vecchio 3300 ftPiazza della Signoria
Ponte VecchioPonte Vecchio3600 ftVia Por Santa Maria Via Guicciardini
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Gli Antichi CancelliGli Antichi Cancelli100 ftVia Faenza 73r
Cono GelatoCono Gelato100 ftVia Faenza, 52r
Osteria I BrincelloOsteria I Brincello500 ftVia Nazionale 110 r
Ete BistroEte Bistro200 ftVia Faenza 55r
Lob's FishLob's Fish200 ftVia Faenza, 75/77
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Santa CroceSanta Croce4300 ft
CHIESA SANTA CROCECHIESA SANTA CROCE4000 ft
Sant'Ambrogio MarketSant'Ambrogio Market4600 ft
Piazzale MiquelangeloPiazzale Miquelangelo1.2 mi
Campo di Marte StationCampo di Marte Station1.2 mi
Campo di Marte StationCampo di Marte Station1.2 mi
Pitti PalacePitti Palace4300 ft
Museum of Natural HistoryMuseum of Natural History4600 ft
Salvatore Ferragamo MuseumSalvatore Ferragamo Museum1.1 mi
Via Maggio Via Maggio 3600 ft FlorenceItaly
Boboli GardensBoboli Gardens1.1 miPiazza de' Pitti
Piazzale MichelangeloPiazzale Michelangelo1.2 miViale Michelangelo
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Getting around
Airports
Peretola (FLR)3.3 mi
Lucca (LCV)33.7 mi
Train
Santa Maria Novella Train Station700 ft
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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Reviews
8.8
SuperbBased on  238  reviews

Rating by category:

9.0
Rooms
8.4
Service
10.0
Location
10.0
Dining
  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Wonderful place to stay.

    Friendly staff, clean and comfortable rooms, great location, great food! What more can you ask for?

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Fantasic City Centre location . Hotel rooms great and had cooking and fridge in rooms. 5star highly recommended

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Staff pleasant and helpful, hotel close to city center and train station.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The location is excellent. The rooms are large and comfortable.

    Getting a car in and out of the parking lot is quite a challenge, and we may still get fined for driving in the restricted zone to get in and out of the hotel. I understand the need for restricted driving zones, but it is very difficult for people who can't read Italian to understand. Fortunately, Florence is a walking town, but if you have to drive to and from the hotel, these zones and the traffic pattern in general are very challenging.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    We loved the space. This was an apartment rather a townhouse, all ground floor. There was a kitchen, living room and bathroom downstairs, with a loft bedroom. Hotel staff was very helpful and friendly, I wish we would have booked for longer. The price was excellent for the size and cleanliness. The accommodations were very close to all the attractions and to the Train-station. There was even a laundromat a few doors down.

    Our shower had a leaking problem, but the staff promptly fixed the issue.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The owners of the hotel were wonderful! Everone was friendly and helpful. The breakfast was amazing, a huge selection of pastry, fruit, yogurt,ceral,toast,juices and hot beverages. I'm sure I missed something but it seemed more than enough to start your day in a plesant, roomy dinning area. We arrived with a double reservation rather than a twin ( probably my fault) They immediately sat about correcting , the room was big and clean, with a very homey feel. The hotel would be perfect for families or a group because they have several apartments with complete kitchens and dinning areas.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Extremely helpful and friendly staff .Room cool in extremely hot weather .Hotel is set off the road and therefore quiet. Always a selection of homemade local sweet cakes and breads for breakfast.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    The location of the hotel is nice, and not far away from the station. Also there is a touring office near the hotel

    The bed is actually a twin bed but joint together. The mattress of the bed is not comfortable at all. The blanket is very light and you will need another blanket to keep you warm. Tv channels are few and most of them in italian except mtv. ******* the worst thing in this hotel is the breakfast, they only serve coffee using a coffe machine (the cheap ones) and the breakfast include toast, one type of cheese, and 2 types of cakes bought from the nearby supermarket. Also they will keep the same cake every day until it is consumed all******* the second worst thing, they only put very small shower gel and shampoo(very small bag, not enough to wash your hands either), and when you use them they will never put again in the toilet. I have told them and requested to refill but no action, so I used my own stuff.******also if its rain make sure to request the mosqitue killer, because they will never provide by them self

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The location was very good. We were in the walled old city of Florence walking distance to all we needed to see.

    Parking was very costly. They charged 30 euros per day to park in the courtyard at the hotel.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    I love everything about La Contessina. The Staff, especially Sarah who made my check-in very easy and gave me a map of Florence on my arrival. My Mum was to give a speech in a wedding and helped her translate the whole speech in Italian and helped my mum deliver the words correctly. The Breakfast included in the hotel price was also excellent. The whole hotel was clean and tidy. One of the highlights of our trip in Florence was La Contessina. The price was also excellent for the services we received.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Its central location Staff very helpful

    Would have liked more fruit/variety at breakfast We found the bed very hard

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Very large room, great location and close to main train station. Rooms were clean and staff were very helpful! Recommended.

    The bedroom was quite hot at nights (we stayed Sept) but otherwise a very pleasant stay.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Impossible to stay at La contessina due to surbooking Proposal of another hostel and free parking

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Staff were friendly, rooms a good size and clean and close to all attractions in Florence.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    A very friendly welcome. Reception staff were always helpful. The hotel is inconspicuously located just off a narrow street, set back from the road. It is very quiet although it is in the heart of the city, just a few minutes walk from the famous churches, museums, bridge and markets. It is approximately 10 minutes walk from Florence smn station and quite easy to find with the help of a map. A generous breakfast is included in the room rate, perhaps slightly unusual with a selection of cakes. The room was large and clean, as was the bathroom. The bed was comfortable. I would certainly stay here again.

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Highlights
9
SuperbBased on  238 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Family Hotels in Italy

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-out10:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEAll children3 - 6 yearsExtra bedAll children7 - 18 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Peretola (FLR)3.3 mi
Lucca (LCV)33.7 mi
Train
Santa Maria Novella Train Station700 ft
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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