Wednesday, July 14, 2010

SuperAlto's Travel Reviews: Residenza Il Villino, Florence, Italy

All ratings are out of 5 possible points

Overall: 5 (would definitely book again)

Location: 5
Comfort: 4
Staff: 5
Breakfast: 5

Location:  Il Villino is centrally located, within walking distance of all the major sights. It was a bit further from the train station than we had anticipated, and we elected to take a cab when we departed so that we wouldn't have to make that hike again in the July heat.

Comfort: We had a family suite on the first floor, between the entrance door and the gate pictured above. The children had a separate bedroom with twin beds, while DH and I slept in the main room.

The couch was lumpy and uncomfortable, but we didn't spend much time sitting on it. The beds were very comfortable. There was also a dining table, a refrigerator, and a private bathroom with a shower. The bathroom was quite cramped, with the toilet and bidet a step down (we called it "the well"):

The suite was spacious, with high ceilings, but the windows and shades were kept closed for security and privacy, so there wasn't much natural light. The air conditioning worked well. We felt very secure at Il Villino, with electronic locks on all the doors and gates.

Staff: All of the people we met were friendly and helpful. Sergio was on duty when we arrived. He showed us how to operate all of the various locks and keys, showed us a shorter walking route for our return to the train station (we must have looked rather tired and sweaty), and recommended a delicious restaurant for dinner.

Breakfast: Delicious, varied selection. Blood orange juice, tea, coffee, and either cappucino or espresso made to order. Fresh fruit, meat, cornetti, packaged toast, and more. Breakfast was served outside in a lovely courtyard:

1 comment:

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin said...

Hi. I'm catching up a little here on your blog. {Smile}

This looks like an amazing trip. I'm glad it went so well. {BIG SMILE, REALLY BIG GRIN}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin