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Dimora Donati - 2bdr apartment a short walk from Duomo, Florence

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,140 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Bedrooms 2, Bathrooms 2, Sleeps 6

External Description:Situated on the first floor without elevator (27 steps to climb) of the ancient Torre de' Donati, an authentic XI century building, which is known for being the home of the poet Dante Alighieri's wife, Gemma Donati. One side of the apartment (the dining area and kitchen) overlook the pedestrian street of Via del Corso, one of the oldest in the city, while the other side (the two bedrooms) look out onto a quiet square, Piazza de' Donati, where the Museo Casa di Dante is located. The apartment is located in the heart of the historical center in a very sought-after location for its proximity to museums, shops, and restaurants.

Internal Description:Three-room apartment (106 m2 / 1140 sq ft) with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms both with shower. The apartment can accommodate up to 4+2 guests thanks to the addition of a double sofa bed.The entrance leads to the large living room, furnished with a double sofa bed, flat screen TV and dining area.Next to the living room there is a well-equipped kitchen with gas stove, refrigerator, oven, microwave, dishwasher, and all the necessary amenities for cooking. The living area has terracotta floors.The sleeping area consists of 2 double bedrooms, both equipped with single joinable beds (90x200 cm) and parquet flooring.The apartment also has two full bathrooms, both with shower.

Heating: independentAir Conditioning: both bedroomsThe washing machine also has a drying cycle.

Our Opinion:Ideal apartment for short or long-term rentals for a family (of 4 people) or a small group of friends to discover the treasures of Florence. Furnished in a typical Florentine style, it boasts a great location, right in the historic center and close to the famous shopping streets.

Pricing Information:Included in the price: Utilities included up to € 150,00 (for stays up to 30 days), final cleaning, towels and sheets provided, condominium fees, and agency fees. Not included in the price: Tourist tax of €2.50 per person (over the age of 12) per night, for the first 7 nights (for information regarding exemptions and reductions, see our F.A.Q. page), utilities of water, electricity, and gas (for rentals over 30 days) if exceeding € 150,00; fee for registering the contract (which in accordance to Italian law must be written in Italian), for rentals over 30 days, equal to 1% of the total rental price (with a minimum fee of € 33.50) plus tax stamps.

Security deposit: For stays equal to or lesser than 15 days, all clients will have to grant € 300.00 with a valid credit card 7 days before check-in for a pre-authorization. For stays between 16 and 30 days, guests will have to pay €1000.00 7 days before check-in. Prepaid and/or debit cards are not accepted. For rentals over 30 days, special conditions apply.

AreaThe apartment is located within Duomo district in Florence’s historic city centre. The Duomo area constitutes the very heart of Florence and the area takes its name from Brunelleschi’s magnificent dome on the wonderful Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral. The Duomo neighbourhood offers an array of beautiful historical buildings and superb piazzas including the Mercato di San Lorenzo, the Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Repubblica, famous for its attractive cafes, patisserie shops, live music, street performers and caricature artists. Furthermore, the area is surrounded by the city’s main cultural attractions, notably Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio, the Bargello Palace and Casa Buonarroti, the former home of Michelangelo, not to mention the Uffizi Gallery and the museum dedicated to the city’s cathedral 'Museo dell'Opera del Duomo'. The area also has much to offer in terms of fine dining and exclusive boutique shopping. The top Italian fashion houses are located along Via Tornabuoni, Via Calzaiuoli and Via del Corso and include the famous names of Salvatore Ferragamo, Armani, Versace, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Tiffany & Co. and many more. For those choosing an apartment in this area, the Duomo quarter also offers several food stores otherwise known as 'alimentari', supermarkets, laundrettes and individual gift shops as well as being adequately served by the local public transport service.

Parking:The Florence city centre is a ZTL zone which means a 'limited traffic zone' and therefore special rules apply to when you can enter this area. This particular apartment is in fact located within the ZTL zone so this means that if you are thinking of coming to Florence by car and wish to drive around and park, then you will need to pay special attention to the road signs, CCTV cameras and access cameras (they will show either a red/green light) in order to avoid receiving fines. Guests who need to travel within the ZTL zone by car to reach their apartment are advised to contact one of the private garages in the centre (the one nearest the apartment you are staying in) and obtain a temporary access permit. Upon arrival at the garage, guests must specify they need access for the ZTL and the garage will then note the vehicle’s number plate and forward it to the appropriate police headquarters.

This property for rent is not a hotel, agritourism, B&B or similar, and therefore by law, extra services similar to those you may find in these types of accommodations, such as a reception, concierge or security, receiving mail, provision of meals and drinks, cleaning and change of linen during your stay, and amenity kits with soaps etc. are strictly prohibited.

APE energy certification level: G 161,53 kWh/m² per year

More Details

Property Manager
Halldis
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Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in San Giovanni in Centro Storico (Quartiere 1)

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 1140 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Television
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping

Reviews

3.3/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

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Dimora Donati - 2bdr apartment a short walk from Duomo, Florence
average rating of 3.25 based on 4 reviews
5

Ideal location in Florence

  • 5 of 5

My family of 6 stayed here for our first trip to Italy and this apartment was the perfect location! Right outside of the major piazzas, within walking distance to the major sites and train station.

The unit is comfortable - the showers are a tight squeeze, but all the amenities worked. Apartment is from the medieval times but adds so much character to the space.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lorraine, thank you very much for being our guest and for sharing your opinion with us. We are glad you had a lovely stay in Florence and enjoyed our Renaissance apartment. Best Halldis team
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4

Central & Convenient

  • 4 of 5

Spacious, well equipped. Better instructions on using the washing machine would have been helpful. The staff were very good, took care of ordering our taxis which arrived promptly.

The beds were very comfortable and everything you have to see in Florence is within reasonable walking distance. It is best that you are prepared to bring your own sugar, spices, oil & vinegar. The stove is easy to use and there are enough pans. There is a grocery store about 30 metres from your front door, so getting your supplies home is easy. All in all, a good place for two couple or a couple with children.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, we are really glad to know that you've spent a nice stay in our apartment in Florence. We would like to thank you for the positive feedback that you've shared. It's been a real pleasure hosting you and we kindly invite you to do not hesitate to contact us again in case of future trip to Florence. Best regards, Halldis Team
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3

Nice place, poor management

  • 3 of 5

The good, the bad and the ugly.

The good: It is a very nice apt. a bit gloomier then is represented in the photos, but it is very roomy, and it is a great location.

The bad:

1) The person that met us was pretty much in a hurry when we arrived around 6 ( we had told them our arrival time would be somewhere between 5 and 6 depending on the bus schedule accuracy) .

2) There is absolutely nothing in the kitchen area to get you started. No kitchen towel, no paper towels or anything. The bathroom was stocked with a few rolls of toilet paper.

3) The washing machine door was broken so we couldn't use and used a laundromat instead. Two days later it was fixed.

The ugly: We received an email that we would be charged to repair the door, since it had been broken previously. It took several attempts to make it clear to them, that we were not the ones that broke it in the first place. In the end they made it sound like they were doing us a favor by not charging us. Very frustrating.

Although it is a nice place and centrally located, I would not use them again. I will stick with airbnb from now on.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Place, that broke down.

  • 1 of 5

Although we enjoyed our visit to Florence, we did not necessarily appreciate our accommodations.

Pros - The unit, was in a great location, it was spacious

Cons - The unit had air conditioning in the bedrooms only, so the rest of the unit was very hot and uncomfortable during our stay.

Problems - the Washing machine broke. They claim I broken it, although I have informed them it was clearly a problem with the machine being old and not well maintained. They charged me $124 for repairs, not happy about this. Also, the front door lock was broken, the door actually got jammed and we were not able to lock it, without carefully holding it together.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Don, first of all we are glad to hear that you've enjoyed your visit to Florence in the end. Regarding your accommodation I would like to inform you that the washing machine was perfectly working before your stay. We really hope that any troubles that has occurred during your stay have not compromised your overall experience. In the meanwhile we would like to thank you for giving us the chance to improve the standard of our service. Best regards, Halldis Team
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Location

Nearest Train
1.1 Kilometres
Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Other Activities:

Piazzale Michelangelo

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