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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Remember the best paella we had in Barcelona? We nuked it in the microwave and had the best breakfast.
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