Ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from California, USA
Nice hotel in central Florence locationPosted Jun 30, 2014
Pros: Warm and gracious proprietor, relatively central location, quiet street
Cons: Air conditioners were not that strong, but fortunately, it wasn't too warm during our stay.
Location: <10 min by taxi from SMN train station. Main attractions all walking distance. Bit of hike to Ponte Vecchio, Piazzale Michelanglo, but the view - wow!
This nice small hotel (our family of four had a 1 bedroom, 1 bath room) is located on a quiet street. The bedroom has a comfortable double / queen bed and the other room has two single beds that were reasonably comfortable. There is a little courtyard in the back. The hotel is located less than 10 min (East) from the Florence SMN train station and is within reasonable walking distance of all the main city attractions. If you are up for a hike, walk over Ponte Vecchio to the Boboli Gardens, and then up to Piazzale Michelangelo - doable if you don't mind some rather steep steps; the view is certainly worth it. The proprietor (Simona) at this pleasant little hotel was very warm and gracious in checking us in and pointing out city highlights to visit. We had an early flight out of the Florence airport, and Simona was extremely accommodating in calling several numbers to track down a taxi that would pick us up early. We were very grateful for her enthusiastic help. I would recommend this reasonably priced hotel for a couple or a small family of 3 - 4.
for Everyoneby Melody from Toronto, Canada
Perfect budget place in central FlorencePosted May 29, 2014
Pros: Quet neighbourhood, beautuful garden to relax at the end of the day. Very confortable queen size bed, fully stuffed kitchen.
Cons: Cleanliness of rooms/bathroom could be improved.
Upon arrival, we very pleasantly surrprised by this hotel, considering the price paid. Good quet location, walking distance to everything. Simona, the hostess, was very helpfull. and dave us the map of the city.
for Couplesby Michael from Glasgow, Scotland
Central, Quiet and very nicePosted May 29, 2014
Pros: Simona, Location, Nabucco for breakfast, Lorenzo (the cat next door), Garden
Cons: Fridges in room
Location: Central for everything. Nabucco's breakfast
Loved this place. Stayed there September 2013. Both my girlfriend and I loved our stay here. Simona at reception was wonderful. Could not do more to help us get about Florence. Private garden at rear of property was excellent. Good for drinking wine and sorting through pictures taken that day. Would only fault the place for not having a fridge. Discussed this with Simona and she seemed quite receptive to the idea. The thing is...for what you pay per night the place is quality. Breakfast at Nabucco (50 yrds down the street) was great. Location of Franchi is perfect. Not too busy late at night nor in the morning. Close to Duomo etc. Would highly recommend this place.
for Everyoneby Yifat from Tel-Aviv, israel
A nice hotel, close to the centerPosted Oct 29, 2013
The hotel was nice. It is quite basic, but an excellent choice for those who just need a place to take a shower and for sleeping. Simona, who is running the place is certainly a "peapole's person". She was extremely nice and helpful, and gave us very good tips for the tour, not just about Florence but also about the whole area (we've been traveling around).
for Familiesby yourstrulyanis from Singapore
Great apartment!Posted Oct 4, 2013 on Hotels.com
Franchi Residence was a gem! We were greeted by Simone when we arrived. The place was 10 minutes walk from the train station. We were 4 people so the apartment was great and just nice for 4. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. There was a garden at the back and it was pretty. We could walk to the places of interests from Franchi Residence. We recommend this place!
Recommendedby bclark from v
firenzePosted Oct 1, 2013 on Hotels.com
Place was beautiful. lady in charge fabulous!!!!
for Getaway With Friendsby Benjamin from Norway
Fantastic ServicePosted Sep 30, 2013 on Hotels.com
I enjoyed my stay for 2 nights at this hotel. The owner of this residence is really friendly and helpful. And she gave a lot of info about the best places to eat in Florence, the nearest Irish pub for me to catch my soccer game and where are the attractions. Regarding the room, its very spacious, good satellite tv, nice big private bathroom. Overall I am very satisfied by this affordable stay in Franchi. Well worth it. Just a short 10mins walk from the marketplace and 15mins walk from the train station.
for Couplesby Rafa
Good place for couplesPosted Jul 9, 2013
Location is really good. The place is really quiet to relax after a busy day in the city. The staff was only Simona, but very kind, friendly and helpful. The room was spacious and well equiped. It was a shame we did not have the time to stay longer.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from England
Good valuePosted May 31, 2013 on Hotels.com
The residence was about 15 min. walk from the station, but the 23 and several other buses stopped nearby on the viale XXVII Aprile. We could walk to the major sights and the others could be reached by bus from nearby Piazza San Marco (bus map from the tourist office). We received a warm welcome with biscuits and sweets. Coffee and tea were always available at reception. The rooms were at the end of corridor well away from the road so there was no traffic noise.. We were lucky to get the mini apartment which had a well- equipped kitchenette where we could prepare specialities from the central market Our room was tastefully furnished and well modernized, if a little dark and austere. It looked out on a flowery sunny courtyard with chairs and tables. There was a leafy and secluded little garden at the end of it with a parasol and table. There were no other guests at the time so it was very quiet. We were happy with our visit. Simone was very helpful. It is a good idea to give the approximate time of arrival when booking as entry is by key.