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Inn La Residenza del Proconsolo - Florence

Via Del Proconsolo 18 - Florence

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La Residenza del Proconsolo is a charming bed & breakfast in the historic center of Florence, a short stroll from the Arno River, the Ponte Vecchio bridge, the Duomo cathedral, the Uffizi Art Gallery, and all this Tuscany city's major tourist and cultural attractions. Many restaurants are a short stroll away.

Set in a 15th century building with much of its original décor, this sumptuous residence is a fine example of Florence's colorful Renaissance. This centuries-old establishment was once home of aristocracy, and the splendor of those days can still be felt in this elegant bed & breakfast today.

As expected from a small lodge, La Residenza del Pronconsolo B&B boasts a personalized and first-class service, which combined with modern day facilities provides guests a unique stay in Florence. Guests can take advantage of complimentary wireless Internet access available in common areas and 24-hour front desk. Small pets and service animals are allowed. 
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Guest Rating 9.1 Wonderful!
Based on 55 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at Inn La Residenza del Proconsolo

A free continental breakfast is available between 7:30 AM and 10:00 AM.

Inn Facilities at La Residenza del Proconsolo

  • Internet/Email services
  • City tour
  • Pets accepted

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  • 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.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before 10 AM.

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.
 

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Inn La Residenza del Proconsolo is also known as

La Residenza Del Proconsolo Hotel
La Residenza Del Proconsolo Hotel Florence

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Location

7.7

Quiet

10

Spacious

9.2

Service

La Residenza del Proconsolo Inn reviews

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Awesome location!!! Big clean well-appointed room and bathroom. No view. Very good breakfast delivered to room. Would definitely recommend.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Great value and Great location

7.7 Good
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

The staff is extremely friendly and helpful and the location is terrific. However there are a few drawbacks to this property. The air conditioning in our room was weak and could not overcome the extremely warm weather. This made our stay somewhat uncomfortable. The breakfast options are limited so after a few days we ate elsewhere. There are no public areas in this facility so it's more like staying in a large house than in a hotel (although in retrospect perhaps the name suggests this). I would consider this property again because of the location and the attentiveness of the staff but there are some downsides.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We were in Florence for a few days in June 2011. The stay at La Residenza del Proconsolo was an amazing treat after staying in a few other hotels in different italian cities. The service here was wonderful, staff was extremely nice and very accommodating (Lorna always made sure we had everything we needed) The interior was authentic, airy (high ceilings!) and clean (without somewhat typical for b&b unnecessary shabby-shic clutter). Our room was very private & spacious, facing the Duomo - couldn't be more romantic. We loved : the superb location, phenomenal view from our room, security & privacy, & breakfast in bed! Also before we got to Florence I sent an email asking some questions and Mariano was really helpful. He also booked us tickets for the Uffizzi - saving us hours of queuing. As for other posts mentioning the noise - keep in mind that this is a busy center of a quite popular city, filled with tons of loud tourists, so just close the windows at night. In overview - we we would stay there again if in Florence, not only because of prime location, view etc, but because of Mariano and Lorna who made our stay really special : )

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

I enjoyed my stay. The location was wonderful and the owner was very nice. The room was spacious and clean.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Loved this hotel! Very Italian with it's stone floor and high ceilings and breakfast served into the room is great. The owner/manager was lovely and helped us with the one out of the blue hiccup we did have. Not a biggie though. Superb location in Florence, a delightful stay all 'round!

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Singapore

The breakfast in the room was great

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We loved this property and will stay there again next time. The location is right around corner from the Duomo so EVERYTHING is in walking distance. When you arrive, luggage must be carried up a flight to the main floor, but staff helped. Breakfast included cappucino, croissants, and muesli and is brought to room. Lorna,the manager, and also staff couldn't have been more gracious. She even fixed us breakfast and left it for us in fridge the nite before when we had to leave early at 6 AM. Decor is basic but includes down comforter and bathtub jacuzzi. Building is ancient with stone floors. Very good security. They even let our son in at 4 am when he didn't have key and they never complained. We loved this small hotel.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Stayed 3 nights in Florence in August. Beautiful room (Brunellesci), excellent location - could see the Duomo from our balcony. Reception very helpful, phoned and booked us tickets for the Uffizzi Gallery which saved us queuing for 4 hours.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Amazing view of the Duomo. Friendly and helpful staff. It was nice to get breakfast in bed.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is in a fantastic position, we stayed in the Leonardo Suite which has amazing views over the street and the Duomo. The double glazing and air con ensured a peaceful night, however, the bells and sirens still managed to wake us up in the morning. The typical Italian breakfast was served in the room, and was basic and satisfactory. The staff were welcoming and helpful and I would highly recommend this place for visitors to the city.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Excellent location, good staff, very helpful on recommendations for restaurants, bus service, etc.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Philippines

I would like to commend the owner Mariano who is very nice and accommodating. I would also like to mention Lorna for the excellent service and for being extra nice and for making sure we have everything we needed and more throughout our stay there. The room is okay but I would have preferred to stay in the room with a view of the Duomo...next time, maybe. We would definitely stay here again...not only because they have a nice place with excellent location but because of the people who made our stay really worthwhile and special.

7.6 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We found our room at the front of the building suffered from traffic noise, notably buses which ran until late in the evening and again early in the morning. There was a lot of shouting in the street until the small hours during the week and at weekends from people leaving clubs/restaurants.I needed earplugs in order to sleep. The rooms were huge with wonderfully high ceilings, had great charm and character, were spacious,comfortable, well furnished - we had a four-poster!- and the bathroom had a hydrotherapy bath - a real boon after a busy day walking many miles! The staff were charming and helpful. An excellent location, within walking distance of everything you could hope to see.

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The only down side to the room was the view of the interior courtyard, with laundry hanging out and trash from neighboring apartments. The interior was unique and the location great. It's dim in the room.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Spain

Ha sido una estancia estupenda. Eramos tres personas en la habitación con un gran espacio para movernos. El jacuzzi un gran invento para relajarnos después de las agotadoras jornadas. Muy céntrico. Nos hemos sentido como en casa.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

La localización está claro que es ideal, aunque un poco ruidosa, pero el alojamiento es ideal y el hombre y la mujer que nos atendieron más que encantadores. Nos proporcionaron todas las facilidades que les solicitamos. Es la segunda vez que me alojo aquí y si vuelvo a Florencia volverá a ser mi alojamiento sin ninguna duda.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Russia

During our stay there we saw few americans families with babies and old man couples. I'm sure that it's better then other words can show that this perfect Town House you can choose for many reasons. Location - perfect for short stay in Firenze

9.5 Outstanding!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Turkey

It is a fantastic bed and breakfast.Pictures are not doing justice to the beauty of the room.We stayed in Michelangelo room and we loved it.Spacious,clean and warm.It was a great value for the price.B&B is located right next to the Duomo,5 min.away by walking from Accademia and 5-10 minutes to Arno River and naturally to Ponte Vecchio.Florance anyway is a smaller city compared to Rome so it is easier to manage your visits but we highly recommend this place for its location,soul,easy access and friendly&kind personnel.Their breakfast is also very nice,served in the room.We will definetely go back to Florance and stay in La Residenza.

8.1 Very Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Excellent location just next to the cathedral, beautiful rooms. Some problems with the bath tub. The jacuzzi didn't work. If you're going by car park it outside florence and take a cab.

7.4 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Chile

Muy bien ubicado. Todo o casi todo puede realizarse caminando. habitacion comoda, aunque no muy bien mantenida.

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The charm of this B&B is the rustic atmosphere. The rooms have not been upgraded, which contributes to its appeal. The staff is highly competent and friendly, and take a personal interest in your experience. The rooms could use higher wattage bulbs, since the rooms are rather dark at night. The location is spot-on for those who want to be close to the Duomo. Its central location makes it easy to walk around the central part of the city. Security is excellent. The breakfast is typical continental; the cappucino is excellent. Our room had a balcony facing the street, looking onto the Duomo. How more romantic can you get?

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Roberto was an excellent host. He was very helpful and the hotel had a great location.

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We stayed for 5 nights and were greeted warmly bu the owner running down the stairs to carry our bags. First class help with fixing return transfers to Pisa airport. The room was excellent although the spa function in the bath didn't. Although at the front and in sight of Brunelesci's dome it was not noisy - but then our triple glazed windows were closed as it was March! Very central and excellent for all Florence's best spots and restaurants. Having our own front door key was good. But suggared croissants should be banned.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

The room was huge, it was at least double the size of all the rooms we stayed in during our holiday in Italy. With the recent very hot weather, the air conditioning was a welcome relief. The B&B is very centrally located in Firenze. You literally walk out the door, turn your head to the right and are looking at the Duomo. Most of the major sites are within an easy 5 - 10 minute walk, such as the Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio. The staff were very friendly and we managed to have a couple of conversations using our very limited Italian, however the staff also speak English very well.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

the location was exceptional as it was cental to everything we wanted to see and do in florence. the owner was very concerned and solicitous of our satisfaction. we would stay there again if in florence in the future.

8.2 Very Good
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Great location, right off the Duomo. Staff was friendly and helpful. Credit cards are accepted and 4% discount through Venere.com was accepted. Breakfast was another story. The cappucino was cold and watery, stick to the american coffee. Fruit cup was from a can and their croissant was not appealing. Overall, the experience was good but I did not wake up every morning excited to eat breakfast.

6.5 Fair
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

This residence is a great price for the location, but it does have a bit of a dingy, second-class feel. The room was dark and plain; the promised internet connection was not available; and there were perplexing mismatches, like an 8-cup coffee maker, but with coffee only for one cup (two of us were staying there). Our host was very personable and helpful and charming when he was there (he left at 5pm each night), and as I said, the location could not be better. Overall, I've stayed at better hotels in Italy, but I've stayed at worse ones, too.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

We stayed here twice. Our first room (Dante) was at the 100E price - it was spacious and had a lvoely feel to it. The window (when opened) let in an unpleasant smell so we closed the window and it was fine. On our return visit we stayed in the 120E room. This had two balconies which looked straight onto the Duomo. The bells didn't wake us - close the shutters, glass doors and doors and you hear nothing. The hostess was lovely and helpful. A nice place to stay and very centrally located. You can't go wrong here.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

What a lovely place to stay - Roberto made us feel so much at home, gave us so many excellent recommendations for restaurants and sight-seeing, and he is a consummate opera buff which went straight to our hearts. The location is superb with a view of the Duomo and in walking distance to all of the centro storico of Florence. It is in the heart of the city and yet has the peace of a country home - the web-site pictures admirably represent the serenity of the hotel. You will be given a key to the front door - don't worry about keeping your own late or early hours, la Residenza del Proconsolo will be your own lovely casetta for your stay in Bella Fierenze.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This was a wonderful surprise in Florence! Our Dante room was very spacious, had tasteful antique/traditional furniture and extremely high ceilings that made us feel we were staying in an old mansion. The bathroom had a large jacuzzi bathtub and shower (we didn't get the jacuzzi to work, but the size of the bathub invited us to take a bath). The breakfast, which was served to our room every morning, was a treat and had a great variety of food. The people at La Residenza were very warm and helpful - making our stay most enjoyable. Thank you Roberto and Valentina! The location can't be beat...you are literally steps from the Duomo and everything else. Additionally, the hotel has a computer for internet service at a reasonable price - better than the internet cafes on the street. Overall, a wonderful and memorable stay. I would definitely go back and stay at La Residenza when I come to Florence again!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

Only down sides were meagre European style breakfast that was include, good coffee though, croisant & jiuce bit disapointing. &am wake up from local campanile was a bit of a shock first time, so take earplugs, no trafffic noise though, which is a blessing. Paola & Roberto are wonderful hosts.

8.6 Excellent
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We enjoyed our stay at this B&B. The location is great for exploring the city. I loved the room and the view of the duomo. The only thing we didn't like was that since our room was right next to the kitchen, it was kind of loud in the mornings. Otherwise, it was very nice.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This hotel was everything we expected and more! We highly recommend the michaelangelo room.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We have spent 9 days in the Michelangelo room and it was a dream-like stay, absolutely fantastic. The room is in an old medieval house, high ceiling with beautiful old wooden beams, very large - about 5x5m, and beautifully furnished (the photo on the web page nicely reproduces its main features). It has a large and nice bathroom with a tub. We were very much impressed about the fact that the heating (hot water radiators) was switched on immediately on the first cool day of November, so the room was always comfortably warm. A copious breakfast with items of your choice (coffee, ham, cheese, fruit, yoghurt - you name it) is really served on the chosen morning hour - an extreme pleasure when you are not in a mood to dress up and rush out. There is some noise from the street - the cars are rare but Italians drive faster when the street is narrower. The location is fabulous - 100m from the duomo - the bells will wake you up. The internet is available through a fast telephone line; if you do not have any access to an Italian provider of your own, Paola and Roberto will set up for you an inexpensive dial-up service. Last but not least, Paola and Roberto are charming and very helpful people - it is them who make this place so enchanting and pleasant. We highly recommend it. Lis and Tys.

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The room was very nice and the service was excellent. Roberto and Paola were great and very helpful in recommending and booking restaurants for us. Roberto helped us with all sorts of arrangements. The location, right near the Duomo, is great, however it also leads to my only complaint. The street noise was very loud and was non stop (all night ). After the first night we bought ear plugs and that allowed us to sleep. We had the "Leonardo room" which is on the Via Proconsolo side. Maybe another room off the road would have been quieter. All that being said, I would still recommend the La Resindeza, but bring your ear plugs.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

The over-all experience was great. The owners of the place were very helpful and accomadating.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • January 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

La Residenza is an excellent choice for a discreet, romantic stay in the heart of Florence. Roberto and Paula, the proprieters of this intimate B&B, were extremely welcoming and helpful, though never intrusive. We even received several gifts in our room from them during our one-week stay, all pleasant surprises. Our room, which featured a balcony with a view of the Duomo and the Bargello, was quite spacious and spotless, the bed large and comfortable. The bath was impeccably clean and nicely furnished with a shower and whirlpool tub. Breakfast at La Residenza was excellent, not the usual roll and coffee but a very generous cart filled with fresh local delicacies. As others have noted, the location on Via del Proconsolo is noisy during the afternoon and evening hours. But things generally quiet down by 11 p.m. or so, so this was not a problem for us during our December stay. One nice feature (among many) was that we had the key to the front door, which allowed us to come and go after hours with no problem. Also, we were allowed to check in early and check out very early, receiving helpful assistance with our bags and in fetching a taxi. For the price, which was reasonable but not inexpensive, I found La Residenza a wonderful home away from home during our stay in Florence. The owners emphasize service, privacy and comfort. I would return without hesitation.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

We were overall very delighted with our stay at "La Residenza". We had an enormously spacious room with direct view of the Duomo in just about 30 metres distance, 4-poster-bed and chimney, a very charming fin-de-siècle-style bathroom and having had a generous breakfast served in our room every morning thrilled us very much. The view of the Duomo ("a room with a view" ;-) causes quite a certain street noise level in the rooms, but we believe this to be rather inevitabel, if you want your accomodation to be in the inner city. And if you have a sound sleep, this won't disturb you anyway. Because of the small number of rooms you hardly meet the other residents, which allows a very intimate and quiet stay. On the other hand the helpful and friendly staff is at your side whenever you need them. Nice detail: if you have got a late flight, you are allowed to leave your suitcases at the reception. We will sure be back at our next stay in Florence and can wholeheartedly recommend "La Residenza" to anyone.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United States

6.9 Fair
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Russia

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Austria

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

7.9 Good
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Japan

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Japan

8.2 Very Good
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Spain

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6.7 Fair
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.3 Wonderful!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Spain

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at La Residenza del Proconsolo, offering 5 guest rooms with free local calls. Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy 21-inch televisions. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, safes and phones during their Duomo visit.

A good night's sleep in comfortable beds with down comforters will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their vacation or business trip. Private bathrooms are designed to promote relaxation and well-being; all offer superior benefits, including jetted bathtubs, bidets and hair dryers. Refrigerators and minibars are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Rooms also include soundproofing and air conditioning.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Mini fridge
  • Extra beds
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Inn La Residenza del Proconsolo

Museo dell'Opera del Duomo - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Piazza del Duomo - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Duomo Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Bargello Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Dante's House - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Giotto's Campanile - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Badia Fiorentina - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Florence Design Academy - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Piazza di San Giovanni - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Piazza San Firenze - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
La Pergola Theater - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Orsanmichele - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Battistero di San Giovanni - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo Medici Riccardi - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
The preferred airport for La Residenza del Proconsolo is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 5.6 km / 3.5 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 kilometer.