Florence: Le Stanze dei Medici Bed & Breakfast

Le Stanze dei Medici B&B
In Florence we stayed at  Le Stanze dei Medici  a bed and breakfast (B&B) located in Via Cavour a street lined with many stores and restaurants. It’s also a short five minute walk to Piazza del Duomo where all the major tourist attractions are located. This place was highly recommended by my cousin-in-law Mary who stayed there before.

We had a misunderstanding with the manager of the B&B about our time of arrival so when we arrived there was no one to open the door for us. We rang the bell for more than five minutes with no results. We finally called them up and the manager came to let us in.
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There was a small elevator that barely fit 3 people.
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The small lobby had the manager’s table plus a refrigerator filled with water and soda. We thought the contents were free but were told to leave the payment on the table for the things we got. It’s much cheaper to buy drinks from the store next door. The tap water in Florence was potable so I drank that. The manager was kind enough to let us store some food in the refrigerator.

There were also two rooms located here.
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Our rooms were located along this brightly lit hallway. The lights were on sensor. The room at the end of the hallway was the breakfast room.
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Rochelle and I got room 2. We were given a set of 3 keys. One for the main door of the building, one for the B&B’s door and last for our room. I wish they could have given us two sets of keys for the times we wanted to go our own way.
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Our room was pretty basic but clean and the bed was quite comfy. I liked the bedpost perfect for resting my legs on after a full day of walking.
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The shower stall was small and I kept bumping into the sliding doors.
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Our most valuable resource was this clothesline I bought at the HK$10 store in Hong Kong. It’s probably available in Saizen in Manila since they carry the same things.
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Look at how Rochelle tied the clothesline in the small bathroom.
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This is what our bathroom looked like every morning. When we come home at night everything is dry. That’s how I packed light. Wash and wear.
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This was Sharon’s room. It was smaller but it had a walk in closet.
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Breakfast was included.
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From their website: milk of Tuscany hills, fresh cappuccino on request, espresso coffee and american coffee made with arabica coffee blends, different range of teas, hot chocolate, muffin, barley, fruit juices, cornflakes, cereals, muesli, single portion jam, butter, honey, nutella, yogurt in assorted flavours, toast, cheese, rusks and biscuits.
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On our first day I tried the packaged toast with the individually wrapped soft cheese. The croissant and the other packaged breads weren’t worth wasting my calories.
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I stuck to yogurt for my breakfast.
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The only thing I liked about the free breakfast was the unlimited Lavazza coffee.
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The others drank the blood orange juice.
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Remember the best paella we had in Barcelona? We nuked it in the microwave and had the best breakfast.
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Via Cavour
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In the three short days we were there they finished paving the road.
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Next door was a liquor shop. We should have bought a bottle of limoncello to drink at our B&B.
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I was quite happy with the accommodations  and it was the cheapest in our entire trip. A night cost us €100 inclusive of all taxes. I loved the location but not the breakfast. The others in the group weren’t so thrilled with the ‘masungit‘ manager but I didn’t care. She was helpful in giving us directions and places to go.

Le Stanze dei Medici Bed & Breakfast
Via Camillo Cavour, 42 50129 Florence , Italy
telephone: +39 339 772 9247
e-mail: info@lestanzedeimedici.com

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