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Novella Central Apartment

Bedrooms 2
Space 15 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A spacious and comfortable apartment on the first floor near the train station of Santa Maria Novella, in the heart of Florence, sleeps up to 3 people and one baby.

The apartment is located on the first floor ( 15 steps) of a refined building, in the centre of Florence. It comfortably sleeps up to three people with one double bedroom and a single bedroom plus a baby cot. The living room has an LCD TV and the kitchen has all the required amenities: refrigerator, freezer, dish washer, oven, vacuum cleaner, kettle, Italian coffee maker and iron/ ironing-board. The bathroom has a washer and hair dryer.

The apartment and has free Wifi and two fan at your disposal. All linen provided ie. bath towels, bed sheets, etc.

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 advantage of this location is that it allows you to easily reach the Florence exhibition and the ‘Polo Congressuale della Fortezza Da Basso’ where important events take place such as the BTC (International Tourism Congress), Pitti Fashion shows and the International Handcraft Exhibition.

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) 15,00 euros of extra cost.

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

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

Smoking Not Allowed.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2018


Porta al Prato Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 15 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower and Bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Books
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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Novella Central Apartment
average rating of 4.4615383 based on 13 reviews

Spacious apartment handy for the station, and close to the main attractions

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is lovely, full of traditional features, well equipped, clean and comfortable. Lots of bars, restaurants and convenience stores more or less on the doorstep. Only a couple of minutes easy walk from the station and not much further to the main attractions. Yes, there is quite a bit of street noise but for us that added to the local atmosphere and it all went quiet at night. People do hang around outside but they weren't any problem and the apartment is very secure.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Stephanie, Thanks a lot for this review! We appreciated too to have you as a host! Your description touch all the features of our apartment! Considering that is located in Station is obvious that is very alive zona of the city, full of stores, people ect. Wait you for another stay Wish you all the best
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Portland, OR, USA

Very nice apartment, convenient location

  • 4 of 5

Everything about this apartment was pretty nice. The master bed was a bit uncomfortable but not terribly so. The person who met us was right on time and gave us a map with places to visit. Very close to the train station and many wonderful restaurants very close by. It is up one flight of stairs but very secure safe entryway. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars was because I emailed about an issue with the toilet seat and never received a reply. They did promptly return my security deposit the day of check out, so that was nice. I would stay here again if returning to Florence.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so sorry about you don't receive the reply by email. Thank you for your stay Amy. Best always, Giulia
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Basingstoke, England

Great location. You can walk to all major sites. Loads of good restaurants in walking distance.

  • 5 of 5

Never ate I same restaurant twice

  • Submitted: May 1, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. I hope to stay again in our apartment. Giulia
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Peterborough on

We loved the location...everything was so handy..excellent g

  • 5 of 5

Try Antica Friggitoria...right around the corner..literaly a hole in the good!..apartment was in noisey area but we were able to sleep..loved it..thankyou!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very spacious and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment had everything you could possibly need, clean, and was comfortable for 3 people. We were pleased with the ability to do our laundry as we just came from Cinque Terre and were heading to Rome. Close to the train station and walking distance to Duomo and Arno river. Pizza place on the corner was great for late night meal. I recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice spacious apartment and close to all major attractions.

  • 4 of 5

We had to contact Home Away as the apartment owner had not provided a phone number. When we arrived at the apartment, no one was there to meet us. Home Away contacted the owner and someone met us two hours after we arrived. The apartment was very comfortable and well maintained. The location is only a few minutes from the train station and very close to all major attractions and restaurants. The street is very noisy at night and into the early morning, with many locals loitering under the apartment window. We were relieved to see that the apartment door had a secure lock as the street noise made me nervous.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $176.68
Cleaning $64.78

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.