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Customer's review, apartment F215 - Barge
Total score
8.9 out of 10
Accommodation quality and Check in
Quietness of location 7.4
Welcome by landlord or responsible 9.5
Accommodation Cleaning 8.8
Accommodation size 8.9
Check in satisfaction 9.1
Quality of service provided in the accommodation 8.5
Apartment surroundings 9.5
General Review
How do you rate your overall stay? 8.9
Quality vs. Price
How do you rate quality/price ratio? 8.7
Customers ratings details
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Review by Anonymous
8.1
8.1
The Bargello is ideally located and provides good value for money. Some improvement to the downstairs bedding facilities would be desirable but of course this will raise the cost of the rental. We had no complaints to raise - although the 72 stairs were somewhat challenging...
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Review by Anonymous
8.4
8.4
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Review by Anonymous
8
8
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Review by Anonymous
9.8
9.8
Absolutely delightful little apartment! We were extremely happy with this rental and would recommend it very highly.
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Review by Lucy
9.6
9.6
We had a really wonderful stay at the Bargello apartment- the location is excellent- right near the Bargello museum! We found that it was very convenient for exploring Florence and also felt very safe when walking back at night. Since the apartment is very central there is some noise at night but this is to be expected in a city apartment. We found the apartment clean, comfortable and generally well equipped. We would definitely stay again!
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Review by Anonymous
8.1
8.1
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Review by Kimber
8.6
8.6
As long as you don`t mind a little exercise (several flights of stairs), this place is great. There was an unpleasant smell in the stairwell, but the apartment itself had no odor problems. The air conditioning worked very well. It accommodates 5 people and the single bed that pulls out of a dresser was quite comfortable. However, the couch pull out was not the best my friends said. There were travel books for Florence in the apartment which were helpful. The apartment was very close to the domo and a 10-15 walk from the train station.
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Review by Filipa Quintela
8.8
8.8
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Review by Leon A.
9
9
Nice apartment in the centre of old city Firenze, old-fation style. Good equipped kitchen (with minimum space) for basic needs,electric cooker (no gas) is too slow, no electrical kettle. Shower hot water comes from el. heating veccel that demand to wait a too much time for warming. Towels were enough. Overall accomodation was pleasant and cozy. Important detail: close parcking (40 m. from apartment)at 30 Euro/24 hrs. Additionally I want to mark a friendly communication with home owner Allesandro. I can recommend this property for each tourist without "huge demands" and expectations for five-stars hotels, but only if consider as place for "B and B" and travelling in Firenze and around.
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Review by Susan Forde, Canada
9.8
9.8
This apartment was the best of the three I rented on my trip, all having similar prices. The website pictures were totally accurate, the email responses were quick, the apt. was beautiful beyond words, and the location was ideal. The 75 steps up to the apt. were a bit difficult for me but the apt. more than made up for it. Perhaps more explanation as to the working of the fridge and stove (we eventually found which switch to hit) but it didn't really impair our happiness because, of course, we ate out all the time! Detergent for the washing machine would've helped but there was a laundromat nearby (as well as an internet shop) which we used, particularly because the dryer was much handier than line-drying. Overall, I would definitely rent it again should I ever be fortunate enough to find myself in Florence another time.
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Review by Anonymous
9.1
9.1
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Review by Anonymous
6.4
6.4
well furnished comfortable apartment in excellent location, a bit too noisy at weekends!
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Review by Anonymous
9.9
9.9
Please write here your personal opinion about your accommodation GREAT-AMAZING-PERFECT Strongly recommended if you want to stay in the center of Florence. Remember it`s on the 4th floor without lift but otherwise it`s an excellent choice!! I`ll definitely go back!!
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Review by Anonymous
9
9
great location perfect had everything we needed
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Review by Anonymous
8
8
The apartment was not as bright as the web pictures indicated.
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Review by Rebecca from Virginia
10
10
We LOVED this accomodation. It is centrally located, but on a quiet street, immediately across from the excellent Bargello museum, near Piazza de la Signora (sp) and 2 blocks from the Duomo. The apartment is beautiful and very comfortable, with a great small balcony. The full sized bed is up in the loft, up a neat circular staircase. Be aware that the ceiling height of the loft area will require even average sized men to stoop. As a 5' 4" woman, I could walk unimpeded, but even a 5'9" man would have to bend his head. Nonetheless, it's worth it, as it's such a neat arrangement. A tall person who did not want to bend over could stay on the pull out sofa in the cathedral-ceilinged living room. The apartment is spotlessly maintained and in excellent condition. It is aesthetic and contemporary and somehow classical all at the same time. Tile floors, Tuscan colors. The booking service is great -- fast and responsive. And the apartment is exactly as represented on the website. The owners/people who meet you are very responsive and very nice. They answered all our questions very quickly by email and were available by phone. When the AC broke down in the middle of the night, I called them the next day and they came over personally with a workman to have it fixed the next afternoon. Great owners and they speak good English. Be aware also, that apartments in Italy do not provide what Americans considider kitchen basics -- dish soap, salt, pepper, ketchup, mustard, etc.... (as these latter are not much found in the wonderful cuisine of the region) -- so you will have to provide your own dish soap and condiments. That's not just this apartment, it's everywhere... we stayed in 3 apartments -- Rome, Florence, Venice. Same everywhere. So just count on picking up yourself any of these items you need. Internet is at a location some 6 blocks distant (Internet Train), across from the Market Nuovo, and just by the Post... There is also an internet on a street behind the Duomo near the Duomo Museum. The internet at Santa Croce seems to be closed (May 2010). Anyway, GREAT apartment. I recommend it without reservation.
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Review by Anonymous
7.6
7.6
The location is great but were disappointed the washing machine did not work. We were also concerned about the cleanliness of the bedding and towels - in fact we are still wondering whether these had been laundered after the last guests stay. We would not stay again nor would we recommend the apartment to friends, family etc.
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Review by Anonymous
8.6
8.6
The bedroom in the cupboard was a bit stuffy! Also the beds were uncomfortable and one of the cooker rings wasn't working. This isn't a complaint, just a recommendation for improvement
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Review by Douglas Florey
9.5
9.5
Andrea, the apartment owner, bent over backwards to accommodate us and our travel schedule. He is a gem. The apartment is lovely with a terrific shower--plenty of hot water and great water pressure. It is noisy at night, but so is every city apartment. It is a fifth-floor walk up, but those stairs cancel out any and all gelato in my book, so it`s a great trade-off.
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Review by Anonymous
9.6
9.6
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Review by Anonymous
10
10
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Review by Anonymous
9.6
9.6
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Review by Anonymous
9.4
9.4
Hello, I would like to say that Lorenzo and the apartment were wonderful. It is a great location. To wake up and see the Duomo from your bedroom window is fantastic. The sunset on the Dome was breathtaking. The view of Fiesole and the hills from the kitchen is marvellous. I would recommend it to anyone who is going to Florence. Maria RigbyPlease write here your personal opinion about your accommodation
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Review by Becky Schneider
9.5
9.5
My sister and I absolutely LOVED the location of the apartment! It is SO CONVENIENT to EVERYTHING! We liked the decor and the little balcony and the ability to make our own breakfast and wash our clothes. We were even starting to get used to the 75 steps by the time we left! It is a very sweet apartment and it was so easy to find the Bargello tower and know how close to "home" we were. The view was great and it was a very relaxing and enjoyable place to stay. Our only real frustration was over lack of internet service which we thought was included. Conveniently, there was an internet point down the street that we were able to use. On our last day there, we found another supermarket much closer than the one on the map in the apartment. (Il Centro S.R.L., Borgo Albizi 57/R, sort of between the apartment and the Duomo.) Il Centro Supermercato also makes up sandwiches and has salads and desserts to go. On the day we found it, they had sample of tiramisu that was the BEST tiramisu I had during my entire trip! Would have loved to had more of that. Overall, it was a great location, great place to stay, and if there were internet service, I would definitely stay there again. It was my first experience in an apartment in Italy and I prefer the apartment to a hotel room...it felt more like home! Thank you for providing this apartment for rent. (My sister liked the coffee she made in the little pot so much she bought a pot like that and brought it home with her!)
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Review by Emy & Michael of Los Angeles, CA
9.6
9.6
The apartment was wonderful in every way. The landlord was welcoming and accommodating and Tatiana at the booking/web service was very helpful in finding my family apartments during our wedding stay in Florence. Each property was unique, charming, and exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend them!
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Review by Anonymous
8.7
8.7
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Review by Kirk Williams
8
8
The apartment is wonderful and has a great location. The only problem I had was not getting any information about what to do when you arrive. I just assumed since I received no information about check in would be to just show up and someone would be at the location to check us in. Not the case. I had no idea what buzzer to ring, but guessed on the name and the person who was cleaning finally came down to do laundry and asked us if we were there to stay and then it all worked out from there and they got us in right away. I did read somewhere on papers in the apartment that you need to arrange with the landlord your arrival. I think this needs to be addressed right away through a separate e-mail or call sometime before planned arrival.
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Review by Sonal Shah
9.3
9.3
I thought that this was a fabulous apartment. The apartment was very clean and tidy, with all utensils and cleaning products provided. We even got bath and hand towels which we weren`t expecting. I would definitely recommend staying in the apartment compared to a hostel, and is a much more reasonable price compared to hotels! The size was a good for us 4 people ona short term basis and I could definitely imagine living there with another person permenantly. Location was brilliant with lots of eateries around in varying degrees of price. Was a stone`s throw away from Il Duomo and other attractions. The City Sightseeing bus stop was right outside the apartment and the train station about a 10- 15 minute walk away. Brilliant place, 5 stars!
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Review by Alex Zhuravitsky
8.6
8.6
Overall the renting experience was very satisfactory. Absolutely excellent location! Very nice apartment, well furnished, with all the necessary amenities. The only problem was with a check in: -The email that I sent the day before our departure notifying of the arrival time was not answered -When we came to the door it was locked and it was not clear which button to push. We had to keep pushing all buttons until somebody let us in but there was no one in the apartment. Fortunately the next door neighbor was at home. He called the responsible party who finally arrived with the keys and let us in. However we consider this to be a minor trouble compared to the overall level of satisfaction which is very high. We will not hesitate to recommend this apartment to friends and will try to book it next time we are in Florence. Thank you very much! Best Regards, Alex