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Bed and Breakfast Arco Antico - Florence

Via Faenza 107 - Florence

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 110 .00
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Located on a quiet side street, a few steps from Fortezza da Basso, Arco Antico bed & breakfast is very close (less than 500 meters) to all of the city's main museums, churches and monuments. There are plenty of restaurants within a short walk of the hotel, as well.

This pet-friendly lodging offers a quiet and youthful atmosphere. Wireless Internet access is complimentary in common areas. With advance notice, a roundtrip airport shuttle is available, for a fee. Parking is not available on site, but pay parking can be found nearby.

Pets are welcome (fees and restrictions apply). 
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Guest Rating 8.5 Excellent
Based on 32 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at B&B Arco Antico

A free continental breakfast is served each morning.

Bed and Breakfast Facilities at Arco Antico

  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Air conditioning
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Shuttle service
  • Multilingual staff
  • City tour
  • Luggage room
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: between noon and 7:30 PM.

Check-out: before 10:30 AM.


Guests must contact the reception to provide an estimated time of arrival, in order to arrange check-in.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

8.6

Clean

8.3

Location

8.0

Quiet

8.2

Spacious

8.6

Service

Arco Antico B&B reviews

6.6 Fair
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Location is only convenient for the closeness to the main train station. The small guesthouse/B&B type is kept very clean, the manager is very welcoming and friendly. WIFI in rooms worked great when I stayed there but Cablt TV has ONLY italian channels. The included breakfast is fine (but far from outstanding).

3.4
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • New Zealand

The hotel is in a good location. The lift is tiny and not enough room for you and luggage, I suggest you put your luggage in and use stairs and meet it there. There was an issue with the keys one night and 3 lots of guests were locked out as none of our keys would work. As the guest house is not maned 24/7 there was know one there to let us in. We tried phoning cell number and no answer. One couple had been trying for an hour and it was 10 pm. Eventually we managed to get the door open but wasn't not happy. The hotel is situated in a great spot and some beautiful restaurants close by. My room was on the road side and was quite noisy. The breakfast was typical of what you would find at most places. I probably wouldn't stay there again as there are many many hotels in Florence that are probably nicer for the same price.

8.2 Very Good
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Thailand

Very quiet rooms and very close to SMN Train Station. Room is a bit small but clean enough. If they improve breakfast quality it will be perfect.

8.5 Excellent
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

Clean, friendly, breakfast good and abundant for italian standards (coffee, croissant, bisquits, yogurt, fresh fruit, cereals). A comfortable little place really close to the train station!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

Three adults (one married couple) chose Arco Antico for its location (within 5 mins easy walk of the train station) and its price. The location was also very convenient to cafes, shops, tourist attractions and even a laundromat. The double room was spacious and the smaller room more than adequate for a single person. Both had very good (although dated) bathrooms with a good shower and supply of hot water. A continental breakfast was included (freshly brewed coffee, cereal, brioche, toast, cold meats, juice,yoghurt and fresh fruit)and served in a quaint breakfast room. Although it is in an old building there is a small elevator. The host is excellent! He was always available to answer questions (in excellent English)and was very friendly. Although the beds in both rooms were clean, it is definitely time they were replaced (you could feel the springs)but we still slept OK. Probably more suited to adults. If you want a good location and would be happy with a 2.5 to 3 star rating, Arco Antico will suit you just fine.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

Very friendly and uncomplicated staff. Very good location close to the city centre. Would come again at any time.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

It was great and exactly the way as described on the internet. The service was very good and we felt comfy and at home. Thank you!

7.8 Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Russia

Very good location near the train and bus station. We were impressed also by Matteo's hospitality and room's quietness.

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

it was very nice.... I will come again to this B&B! Only the breakfast ist not really good!

3.3
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ecuador

EL ascensor es terrible y la limpieza y el olor del lugar es mala.

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The cleanliness and the friendly atmosphere of Arco due, of course, to Matteo, the proprietor, is what made my stay in Florence memorable. It is walking distance to every part of Florence and that's all I did, walk everywhere. I only took the taxi to the airport. It's location on the third floor also keeps down the sound of the vehicles on the road. The elevator is a big help. I stayed in a single room which is just right for one and the heater was working and kept me warm all night. The breakfast was filling and just right to start the day. I would definitely stay at Arco again and I will recommend it highly to my friends and relatives.

7.9 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

This B and B is very close to the Santa Maria Novella station (about 5 minutes walk away). It is on a busy street (constant movement of travellers - sometimes with noisy suitcases! - at most times of the day) but right at one end of this street so it is a little quieter there and certainly much more so with the windows closed. Most of the major sites of interest are within easy walking distance. Arco Antico is on the third floor (with a tiny elevator) and it is important to remember to notify the owner of your time of arrival beforehand as the place is not predictably staffed and you may have difficulty entering the premises/checking in otherwise. My (single) room was clean, comfortable and all that I needed as a base from which to explore the city in the three days I had. Breakfasts are good - cereal, toast, jams, croissant, yoghurt, juice and coffee/tea : all served by the friendly and helpful owner, Matteo, in the pleasant breakfast room. I enjoyed my stay and would be happy to stay here again, particularly if I need the convenience of being close to the station.

8.7 Excellent
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • South Korea

The greatest merit was Arco Antico's nearness to the city center. It would have been very nice to warm the room before the guests arrive in winter, because it was really cold when we firstly entered the room. In summer there might have some mosquito problem.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

It was wonderfuly, I recomended this place bread & breakfast to all young couple, is near centre and so much romantic, great breakfast. La sensacion cuando llegas al edificio y entras es de que es un poco viejo, sobre todo cuando ves el ascensor que parece que se va a caer xo noooo(Arco Antico esta en un 3º piso). cuando entar al recinto la impresion cambia como del dia a la noche, la recepcion es bonita decorada sencilla, te dan una llave de la habitacion, de la puerta de entrada al piso y una del edificio con lo cual parece que estes en tu casa. La habitacion esta decorada con mucho gusto(estilo IKEA), tiene mucha luz y es muy tranquila porque no da a la calle sino a un parque en la parte de atras. El desayuno es excelente, con buen capuccino y croasan y mas...En resumen muy romantico lo recomiendo a parejas jovenes que quieran pasar unos dias en florencia, bastante centrico(5 min del duomo) y sentirse integrados en la ciudad. Si vuelvo a florencia, posiblemente me hospedare en Arco Antico.

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Arco Antico is a very nice place to stay some days in Florence. It is only five minutes walking from Santa Maria Novella Station and from city centre. Rooms are clean and nice, with air conditioning and tv. The owner is welcoming and can give you useful information to see Florence. Breakfast is good enough. The only problem is that Arco Antico is at 3rd floor of an ancient building and the lift is very narrow, so could be a little difficult to bring up luggages: in the lift you can put the luggages but you have to go upstairs by feet. But at the end we can say it is a very good place.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Ideal place to stay located downtown without noise. Conditionning air is appreciated. Nice people and nice place.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

Room are very clean and attractive. Breakfast was wonderful - warm croissants and great coffee. Staff provided recommendations for local restaurants.

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • United Kingdom

Having stayed in quite a few more expensive hotels in Florence that were not satisfactory I was taking a gamble on this B&B - but the photographs looked so lovely. Thankfully the room lived up to expectations - and more. It was clean, simple, quiet and modern..... I would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Florence and I personally look forward to returning.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

This is a geat place to stay in Florence. Noisy city, but couldn't hear anything in room. Rooms freshly decorated, immaculate. Excellent value for money. Breakfast not served till 8.30am. Would go back.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

This was a lovely B&B with a lovely owner. The rooms were clean, bright and well maintained. We arrived around 2 in the afternoon but did not realise that its reception closes for siesta between 1 and 3.30pm.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • France

I will be back sure!

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Beautiful room, air conditioning a real plus in the florence heat, a nice bloke manning reception, privacy and extremely quiet, great location. 10/10 and highly recommended for a romantic hideaway.

7.6 Good
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

The room was very well presented and clean, and the staff friendly and eager to assist with queries. The hotel was a little difficult to find, and you could hear other guests in the corridor from inside the room.

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9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Argentina

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

6.3 Fair
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

7.4 Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.4 Very Good
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Arco Antico, offering 5 guest rooms with climate control. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Business travelers visiting the Santa Maria Novella area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and safes.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Extra beds
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Arco Antico Bed and Breakfast

By car
The Bed & Breakfast is easy to reach from the highway; follow the indications to the centro and then to the central station, right next to the structure.

By train
From Santa Maria Novella railway station, go out on the arrivals side, cross piazza Adua and turn left on via Faenza.

By airplane
Florence airport is 4 km from the hotel and easily reached by highway.

Distances from Bed and Breakfast Arco Antico

Palazzo dei Congressi - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Palazzo degli Affari - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Fortezza da Basso - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
San Lorenzo Market - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Medici Chapels - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Saint Apollonia Last Supper - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Santa Maria Novella Square - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
San Lorenzo Church - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Laurentian Library - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Palazzo Medici Riccardi - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Casa Martelli Museum - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Church of Santa Maria Maggiore - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
National Alinari Museum of Photography - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Academy Gallery - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
The preferred airport for Arco Antico is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 4.7 km / 2.9 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Bed & Breakfast Arco Antico

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Shuttle service