Where to stay in Florence

inNorfolk | Where to stay in FlorenceWhen it comes to holidays and hotels, I’m terrible; I have to check every detail against Trip Advisor to make sure i’m not getting ripped off or staying in a hovel.

That’s why I thought I’d review the place I stayed in Florence – so you can have the benefit of my experience.

Residenza le Rondini is situated on Via San Zanobi within easy walking distance of the main station (Santa Maria Novella Firenze) and all of the main sites. Because of where it’s located it’s quite quiet, so you can get a good night’s sleep – vital when you’re walking around all the sites during the day.

It’s basically an apartment that has been converted into hotel rooms, but quite large nonetheless. Each one has it’s own adequate, clean shower room built in too, so you don’t have to share with other guests. A real perk is the free WiFi though, so you can easily catch up with world news.

The only downsides are that it has no kitchen (although there is a shared fridge and a supermarket at the end of the road) and it’s on the third floor with no lift.

Lorenzo, the owner is great – he gave us a map and pointed out where all of the best things are, reserved tickets for us at the Uffizi and gave us his phone number in case we needed anything. He couldn’t have been more helpful.

Because it was basic (we weren’t intending to spend much time there) it was very reasonably priced at £48 pounds a night, so I really recommend it if you’re looking for somewhere to stay.

Visit Residenza le Rondini’s website now.


Hi, I'm Lucy. I've lived in Norfolk since 2001 and in that time I've grown to love this fine county. From the city of Norwich, to the countryside villages and sweeping coastline, there's so much to explore and hope to share my experiences with you here.

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