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Novella Central Apartment

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A spacious and comfortable apartment, sleeps up to 3 people

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: The apartment is located on the third floor of a refined building, in the centre of Florence. It comfortably sleeps up to three people with one double bedroom and a single bedroom. The living room has an LCD TV and the kitchen has all the required amenities: refrigerator, freezer, oven microwave, vacuum cleaner, kettle, Italian coffee maker and iron/ ironing-board. The bathroom has a washer and hair dryer. The apartment is air-conditioned and has free Wifi air-conditioned and has free Wifi. All linen provided ie. bath towels, bed sheets, etc.

AREA DESCRIPTION: The apartment is situated a 3 minutes walk from the central train station of Santa Maria Novella, 5 minutes from the Basilica di San Lorenzo, 7 minutes from the Duomo and the Basilica di Santa Croce and within walking distance of all major attractions.

The City of Florence has extended the tourism city tax to the vacation home rental. The due tax of 2,50 euro per person per night (to be paid in cash upon arrival) is applied for a maximum of 7 nights stay. Children up to 12 years old are excluded.

Late Check In (after 07:00pm) extra cost of 15,00 euros.

Late Check In (after Midnight) extra cost of 25,00 euros.

Delays over 45 minutes 15,00 euros of extra cost.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2018


Florence Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Novella Central Apartment
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews

Wonderful, her place is not only beautiful but conviently located to the train and sights!

  • 5 of 5

Maria was a wonderful host. She met us promptly and could have not been more helpful or gracious. She gave us suggestions on where to eat and things to do in the area. The apartment was beautiful and clean. We loved staying there and will stay again when we return.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable stay

  • 4 of 5

Apartment was in an excellent area for access to historical sites, a good Carrefour supermarket nearby and lots of bars and restaurants to enjoy.

The apartment lacked a toaster and the shower hose seriously needed to be changed out - a very enjoyable stay overall!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfectly clean and well located.

  • 5 of 5

Maira was very responsive and helpful. The flat was spacious and comfortable. We would stay here again for its convenience and cleanliness.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice apartment but not for older travelers

  • 3 of 5

My wife and I spent 3 nights here in September. The apartment is a short walk from the train station. This is convenient if using public transportation since many bus routes begin at the train station. The neighborhood is fairly quiet and the apartment windows open toward a small park in back. We were met exactly at the agreed time by a nice young man. We walked up the stairs. He showed us the room, completed the paperwork and provided us with some tourist information including a map. He gave us a list of "rules" and contact numbers if there were problems.

The pictures of the apartment are fairly accurate. The apartment is small but room for a couple provided that they are not carrying a lot of luggage. You enter into a living area which contains the kitchen, dining area, a couch and TV. There is a short hall with the smaller bedroom to the right and the bathroom to the left. At the end of the hall is the larger bedroom with a double bed. There were just the two of us. My wife used the small bedroom for her stuff and I used the areas in the larger bedroom. The kitchen was equipped for cooking but we ate at restaurants nearby. There were a couple mini-markets just down the street for small items but I'm not sure how far you would have to travel for groceries if you were planning to cook meals, possibly the central market on the other side of the train station. Both my wife and I found the bed in the larger bedroom to be comfortable.

There was a small washer in the bathroom which was fairly easy to use. We used a drying rack which was found in the spare bedroom for smaller items and hung up the larger items to dry.

The only air conditioner was on the wall in the living room. In the summer, if the air conditioner is not turned on until arriving home in the evening, I don't see how the bedrooms would get cool for sleeping. We were there in late September and this was less of an issue for us.

The shower had some problems. The metal casing on the hose from the wall to the shower head was broken. This allowed the inner rubber hose to kink. This was an issue and repairs need to be made. Water pressure is not strong but adequate.

The biggest obstacle to renting this apartment would be the four steep flights of stairs to reach the third floor. We are in our early 60's and this is the primary reason that I would not rent this apartment again. The price and location would be great for a younger couple.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall ok

  • 3 of 5

Location is great. Very central! Kitchen fully equip. Bed is confortable. The air conditionning is in tne living room so in the bedroom it's pretty hot at night.

Stairs i don't mind, but the are very steep. After a long day of walking, it's somthing we should consider.

We travelled from Canada, i book everything with Maria who was very kind. She speaks lots of language

. That was great. i told Maria the date and hour we will be there. We arrived at the appartment at the suppose time! Nobody was there. We waited 1 hour under the sun next to the door waiting for her arrive! We manage to find wifi and send her a email telling her to come or to reply. She call back (but home in Canada). Fortunatly my voice messages from home foward in my inbox. So i call her back (long distance with my cell) and she told me that the cleaning lady was still in the house (but was not) and send somebody over to unlock the door. We were desapointed by her service. Very much so! But exept that Florence is a beautiful city and living in this area is ideal to visit everything

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very clean, very quiet, very well equipped-has every little thing you can think about, location is great. Just keep in mind the stairs, which wasn't a big problem for us. We'd definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Train
350 Metres
Santa Maria Novella
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150.25
Cleaning $63.57

Late Check In (after 07:00pm) extra cost 15,00 euro.
Late Check In (after Midnight) extra cost 25,00 euro.
Delay over 45 minutes 15,00 euro extra cost.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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