See more hotels in Florence

La Residenza Il Maggio B&B - Florence

Corso Italia, 13 - Florence

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 70 .00
CHECK AVAILABILITY
Residenza Il Maggio B&B is a new Bed & Breakfast situated in the city center of Florence, in a historical palace, built during the second half of the 19th century.
The B&B was born from the initiative of two hotel professionals that wanted to create an antique dwelling, both relaxing and comfortable.
Its central location, opposite the Teatro Comunale del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and 5 minutes walk from the heart of Florence allows its guests to enjoy a quiet and peaceful stay in the fresh and elegant atmosphere offered in its 5 cosy double bedrooms, and a breakfast room. 
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.6 Excellent
Based on 203 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

very nice triple room on the top floor

Venere Guest, Canada
Read Venere Reviews

Check Availability at La Residenza Il Maggio B&B

Book by phone 1-877-214-4288
Check-in Check-out Rooms & Guests

 NEW! Family hotels and special rates for kids

 

Breakfast at La Residenza Il Maggio B&B

A free buffet breakfast is served each morning.

Bed and Breakfast Facilities at La Residenza Il Maggio

  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • City tour
  • Concierge
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Pets accepted
  • 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.

Check-in: between 11 AM and 10 PM.

Check-out: before 11 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.
 

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.

9.0

Clean

8.5

Location

8.8

Quiet

8.2

Spacious

8.7

Service

La Residenza Il Maggio B&B reviews

3.5
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

This "b and b" is a far cry from what i expected. The directions take you on the most difficult route for people with luggage-- many small streets--turn left turn right etc when it is basically walk straight from the train station to the river then turn right. Upon arrival there was no one there, just a key and impersonal note on how to get in. Inside, a cavernous dark space with no light-- feel your way up two major stone staircases (equal to two stories high) with your luggage. Finally i felt a light swtch on the next floor so i could see the coded keypad to enter the 'residenza'. Not a soul around. Quiet yes, but eerily so. The bed was the hardest bed i encountered in all of Italy and even with a 1 inch thick camp pad (mine) I found it impossible to sleep. The most unwelcoming bed.I was very cold at night and bitten by mosquitoes from getting air in the room earlier in the night. No one came to the front desk until morning. I went out walking along the river at night and when i returned the hallway and stairs were completely pitch black. Breakfast in the morning was wonderbread and packaged pastries. I did grab a couple of bananas and cafe. The best things i can say about this were that it was quiet (tho there is a theatre across the street that happened to be inactive that night), that it was clean and it had good wifi internet. Never could get the tv working or the heat. If you like hard beds and don 't mind hotel by remote control then you will be fine.

4.9 Ordinary
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

Our room was quite small and next to the reception. The street was noisy and we could hear everything around...The bed was quite hard (normally I really appreciate it but in this case, it was quite uncomfortable.) The lady was nevertheless helpful (when she was there.. and the breakfast ok. Overall, good option when you do not have other choice.

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The room did not have a window, but it was still very nice. The bathroom was clean.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

FANTASTIC!!! ONE OF THE GREATEST. THE AREAS IS VERY SAFE, NEXT TO U.S.A CONSULATE, WITH GUARDS ALL THE TIME GUARDING THE AREA. VERY CLEAN AREA. THE PLACE THAT WE STAYED WAS ABSOLUTELY SPTLESS AND MODERN FANTASTIC. THEY HAD PLANNED EVERYTHING BEFORE HAND OUR ARRIVAL, LIKE LEAVING US WITH TOURIST MAP, WITH ALL PLACES OF INTEREST TO VISIT, CONTACT INFORMATIONS, PASSWORD TO THE INTERNET (WITH A GOOD SPEED) AND COUPLE OF BOOKS JUST IN CASE YOU WOULD LIKE TO USE REGARDING FLORENCE AND IT TOURISTIC AREAS. RIVER CLOSE BY AND A NICE WALK ALONG IT AND SOME NICE BARS AND RESTUARANTS. BREAKFAST WAS GREAT WITH A LOT OF CHOICES. WOULD SINCERELY THANK THE MANAGEMENT FOR MAKING OUR STAY PLEASANT AND ROMANTIC!! STATION IS ONLY 10 MINUTES AWAY, WHICH IS ALSO GREAT

5.7 Ordinary
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

Not all the rooms have windows and this was not made clear. My room was windowless which made it depressing. I stayed 6 nights and the towels were not changed automatically unless I left them on the floor. The sheets were not changed either. Bedroom furniture was rather tatty. It would be good to have tea and coffee making facilities within the rooms.

5.8 Ordinary
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

There wasn't anybody there to welcome us that was a minor. The rooms are situated within the house. You get the feeling you are closed in. But for a stay of one night it is a proper B&B.

7.7 Good
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Netherlands

If you come from Firenze SMN train station, do not cross via dell'Albero, and watch out in the station neighbourhoods, it is not safe, not even in day time.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Staff was really kind and room big and clean

7.2 Good
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Philippines

staff was not there. we had to leave our payment in the desk. breakfast was not served during the time it was supposed to be served.

7.9 Good
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

I and my family we found ourselves well

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Japan

Hotel is located a little bit far from main area but we stayed very comfortable.

4.6 Ordinary
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Hotel staff rarely on-site. Room (especially bathroom) was not clean or well-maintained.

7.7 Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • South Africa

1.5Kms from Ponte Vecchio. Easy walk to everything. No restaurants nearby. Railway station .75Km- again walking distance. Very nice room except for pile of dust under the very comfortable bed. Sufficient healthy breakfast, very pleasant host- Roberto. Beware revelry late at night from Theatre opposite.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Russia

I would definitely recommend this hotel! It's small, just 5 rooms, located on a quiet street just 15 minutes walk from the train station. The room and shower were big and clean. Amazing interior, feels like home! Breakfast included fruits, yogurts, sandwiches, coffee... the best you can expect, really. The owner is very friendly and helpful and speaks English perfectly!

7.5 Good
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

As in many italian facilities, more attention and maintenance to the bathroom and it's sanitarian stuff.

8.9 Excellent
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

This bed and breakfast was very simple and very clean. The proprietor was friendly and accomodating. It is located on a very quiet street just off the river and near the United States embassy so the area, although a bit isolated, was well protected. Itis a short walking distance from the center of town and the train station so it is well situated. The only two ammenities I would like to have had were washclothes and complimentary shampoos and lotion which seem to be standard everywhere else. This is definitely the place to stay if you spend more time out vsiting the city than relaxing in your hotel room. My room had no windows and I would imagine that is the same for all rooms since the facility is inside a larger facility with apartments. This was a lttle uncomfortable for me because I felt as if I was inside a box with no natural light.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The house's so cute! Compare to the price, the quality is amazing! Excellent choice!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Fantastic hotel! It was a bit on the small side, but that is to be expected in a large, European city. The host was great, he even came in an hour early to make us breakfast before we left for an all day excursion to the Tuscany region. I would recommend this hotel to everyone. It's located near the American consulate, so it is VERY quiet. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Rooms and service were very nice, although we would stay closer to the city center next time. Was a good 10-15 minute walk to major attractions.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent stay at Il Maggio, Roberto is welcoming, knowledgable and extremely helpful and will book museums etc. Just one thing the Il Maggio is a good walk out of Florence centre and so take your walking shoes, although Roberto did give us info on local buses if you don't fancy the walk every time.

7.4 Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Thailand

it is too expensive than the price of B&B which i expect that it should have the kitchen and some public area. Anyway the room is very new and clean and the staff is very friendly. Nice location for one who need the quiet space and there is the park very close to the B&B.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • China

Very good B&B. Low price and high quality.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Israel

very nice area, nearby the American consulate, thus the area is highly secured.

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Hungary

I was perfectly satisfied with this accomodation, under all aspects. An advice for future clients: please bear in mind that while the property is situated in a really quiet and more or less central area, there is at least 20 minutes walking distance (along river Arno embankments, a nice walk however) to the very center (and this is not a complaint).

8.7 Excellent
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Germany

Cheap. Good breakfast. Nice host. Room without window. A little far from the centre.

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

This was an excellent accommodation choice and will certainly use this b and b again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

This was possibly the best place we stayed on our entire 4 month Europe trip. It was clean, homey, quiet, and upscale. The owner was very nice and spoke perfect English. The breakfast was nice and the location was absolutely perfect - 15 minute walk into the heart of town, just near the river in a quite, upscale neighborhood. My only complaint is that the bed in our room was very hard and I prefer a soft bed. Other than that, the towels were plump and huge, the shower was hot with excellent pressure, and the room was tastefully decorated and cleaned daily. Would stay again without question and would recommend to anyone going to Florence.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Austria

Firstly, thanks so much for your hospitality during our stay. We really appreciated your help in every aspect from city information to tips on where to eat and not to forget - for making the rich breakfast earlier as normal so that we could leave earlier without being hungry. Thank you also so much for sparing no effort to send us the forgotten I-Pod. We got it back safely. We warmly recommend the small and nice accommodation.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

I'd definitely recommend this place! Perfect location, good price, very clean and comfortable.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

We had some trouble finding this place, but once we did, it was great! The owner and his wife were very helpful and kind and waited for us even though we were two hours late arriving. Breakfast was great!

6.2 Fair
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

WIFI was not functioned well while I had stayed, therefore I did'n check E-mail in my room.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Costa Rica

Close to the River Arno very good views of the city surroundings close to the US embassy...well protected from any "threat" but mosquitoes. Carabinieris are all day guarding. Minimum or No use of energy saving lights turn rooms and inside area hot.

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

Very welcoming host! From the place to the city centre is a bit far for the poeple who don't like to walk,but for me was perfcet to walk along the river Arno. It's very near to the post office,supermarket,and the theatre.For more perfection,I could not wish for my first visit in Florence ;D

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Hong Kong

As many BnB in Italy, this one also didn't have elevator, but only 1 floor up so it's OK! The owner was very nice n provided lots of info about sights n transport. Room was hugh, lots of luggage space n bathroom was very clean, the room had a very high ceiling so had a comfortable feeling. Location's quite good, only about 10 minutes to the centre, n it's a nice brisk walk along the river. Breakfast's OK too. I'd recommend this BnB to my friends, n would stay here again!

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Our stay far exceeded our expectations!! Our room and ensuite was huge, we had a private balcony, the ensuite was the biggest I have seen in Europe. The breakfast was delicious with your own fresh pot of tea, coffee or capaccino bought to your table, toast, ceral, yoghurts, pastries, as much as you wanted. The manager was incredibly friendly and helpful, he even let us use his laptop and printer (though we had only asked where an internet cafe was) to book a room in rome when our accomodation cancelled our booking the day before we were suppose to arrive, well above the call of duty!!! The rooms and common areas were spotless. This really is a 5 star B&B and alot better than some hotels we have stayed in, it has all the qualities of a hotel with the B&B charm and friendliness. We highly recommend it and would stay again.

8.1 Very Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

very nice place, just in front of the Teatro Comunale so it was really perfect for us. Lovely person.

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Nice place. Complete breakfast.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Taiwan

simply the best B&B I have stayed in Italy for 3-week span. Very classy, clean, and homey at high-scale area.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Singapore

Very safe place because of the security at the nearby USA embassy. Quite far from the Train Station & the direction provided is not easy to follow especially if there are road diversion due to some road constructions going on outside the Train Station. There was no lift or elevator making it difficult to climb a flight of stairs if you have heavy luggage, but the owner is very nice to help us carry our luggage up. Very clean, good size, nice room with antique furnitures but no small fridge. No windows but it does'nt matter to us. The bathroom is quite big, very clean with a good sized shower area. Great to have free wireless internet if you ask for it. The breakfast though limited in choice is good as it's freshly prepared with the homely touch. Also there are fruits serve. They are very helpful in giving us a map & showing us where to go. I would definitely stay here again & would recommend to my friends.

8.1 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Belgium

Nice small B&B in Florence. A bit out of the historical center. Neutral staff.

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

hemos pasado cuatro noche en Il Maggio, la situación del hotel es ideal porque esta en una zona muy tranquila rodeada de embajadas. En 15 minutos estas en Ponte Vecchio. La habitacion es muy amplia y esta limpia, no es un hotel de lujo pero la estancia es tranquila y comoda. Por el precio esta bastante bien, el desayuno es muy abundante, tipo buffet y te atienden en cualquier problema.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Hong Kong

Will recommend to ppl and will come back again definitely! Everything is excellent with this price~

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Roberto was very helpful and friendly. The room was perfect eventhough it was a bit small. The AC was great since you had complete control. Everything in Florence was within walking distance. Just a few blocks from Ponte Veccio right behind the Arno. I highly recommend this place and by the way the breakfast was fantastic. You will love this place.

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

The bathroom was clean. Easy access to city centre. Close to the station, supermarket and nice restaurant. Very quiet location.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

First time visitor. Excellent in every repect. Would recommend to anyone.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Bravo il Maggio!! The location was excellent; far enough from the madness of the Duomo to be relaxing, yet only a 10 minute walk. Very,Very safe neighborhood near the Embassies & Consulates. Perfect continental Breakfast in the AM and quiet at night. The management was superior. They stayed till midnight for our delayed arrival and was able to offer great insight & advice. A great value. We'll be back...

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Roberto is great. He took care of us from the very minute we got there providing us with directions, recommendations and great breakfast (the best ones of our whole trip!!). I will recommend this B & B to everyone. As for me, I would go back over and over again! Roberto, Grazie Mile!!!

6.6 Fair
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

We arrived very late, and the manager was really very kind as he waited for us. Rooms are very simple and would need to be a little refurbished. During the night it was also alittle bit cold. ..they definitely looked better in the pictures...

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Quite a lovely place and the room fairly comfortable. Ours didn't have a window however but it was still a nice stay. I would say it's only a 10 minute walk to the train station and very close to the Duomo and Uffizi. The manager was very friendly and helpful, we would stay again.

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Switzerland

Everything was very nice, very quite area. Just ten minutes walking from the center. Very big and comfortable bathroom. But , for Breakfast you only had sweet things, no ham or cheese, just toasts and jam.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Service was excellent--owner helped us get a package from a hotel we stayed at earlier. Breakfast was adequate/good. Only complaint was that the directions to the hotel on the website weren't up to date because a number of streets were blocked off due to security around the nearby US Embassy.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

TOdo muy bien. Desayuno, alrededores, sitio para aparcar ya que está al lado de la embajada de USA, el matrimonio propietario del hotel... Tuvimos un pequeño problema de alojamiento y el señor lo resolvió ràpidamente que nos envió a otro hotel de su propiedad más céntrico y mejor sin coste alguno. Lo mejor de todo fue el matrimonio tan encantador y accesible. Recomendable 100% ---------------------- Everything very well. Breakfast, the environs, site to park because it's near to the USA embassy, the propietary marriage of the hotel... We had a small problem of lodging and the gentleman solved it quickliest that he sent us to another hotel of his propety more centric and better without cost some. The best thing of everything was the so charming and accessible marriage. Recommendable 100%

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Portugal

Very nice B&B, the best I've been so far; warm welcoming by the owners. Spacious and comfortable room, good breakfast. Quiet and safe neighbourhood just 10-15 minutes walk from train/bus station and town centre.

8.9 Excellent
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Very comfortable, very clean room , good bed, large bathroom and great breakfast choice. Overall very good value for money in a quiet area of Florence, approx 1 mile from the centre. Reccomend it as a good place to stay.

8.4 Very Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Very accomodating and welcoming owner. Great continental breakfast. Very clean, tidy and well-furnished interior. Very safe and quiet area that is only a 10 minute walk from the SMN train station. Highly recommended.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

We recently stayed at the Residenza Il Maggio on a trip from Rome to the Dolomites. We arrived at the train station in Florence and had a short 10 min flat walk to the hotel which was easy to find. We were welcomed by Roberto, the hotels manager, who had stayed on past his usual 12pm knock off time to make sure that we were accommodated. The location of this B&B is great. It is in a very quiet area of Florence near the embassies. Only pedestrian traffic is permitted in the area. The B&B is situated approx 40m from the River Arno and is around a 10 minute stroll to the main centre of Florence. This was great as it allowed us to see the city open up to us as we walked along the river. Roberto was only too eager to please when it came to recommending what Florence has to offer the visitor. When we stated that we wanted to eat where locals eat, his eyes lit up and he rattled off several great Trattorias and restaurants...which we tried and can confirm their greatness for both quality and price! The rooms are the perfect B&B room. Meaning ample room, clean, serviced and with all the necessary amenities, including a spacious bathroom. The rooms were warm (it was Winter) and the bed comfortable. Breakfast is served by both Roberto and his lovely wife Leah in the common room. It consisted of a freshly made coffee, juices, pastries, ceareals, fruit, yoghurt, toast and jams. It was delicious and fresh. We will highly reccommend this B&B to anyone wishing to stay in Florence as it was one of the highlights to stay at a wonderful residence and see the wonderful sights that Florence has to offer. We will return...the sooner the better!

8.1 Very Good
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Netherlands

fantastic!!!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

This is a quiet, safe and clean place to stay inexpensively. The staff was kind and very very helpful with reservations and locations. It is small but has all the basics needed. I would recommend it for anyone on a budget who would like a clean place to sleep and bathe.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Close to river, in a very quiet area with a nearby park for running or whatever. Still within 10-15 minutes of most Florence attractions. Nice people running it also.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Hong Kong

Mr. Roberto and his wife are lovely people. They are very helpful and good recommendation on restarants. The room is very clean and nice, the shower is good and the breakfast is good....the price is reasonable. If I visit Florence next time, we will choose to stay here again...

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

My wife and I chose Residenza il Maggio as we attended the opera at the Teatro Comunale and its location was perfect, right across the street. However, it is a 15 minute walk to the historic centre, but that was fine with us. The accomodation and hospitality were excellent and as we expected from the web site. Since the appartment is very near the US consulate it is quiet as the streets are completely closed to traffic in that area.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

Ruhige Unterkunft mit Nähe zu Zentrum und Hbf. Bei frühzeitiger Internetbuchung guter Preis. Tagespreise meines Erachtens zu teuer. Bis auf den Bettvorleger sauber und empfehlenswert. Großes Zimmer. Gerne wieder.

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

A b&b which was made very quiet and safe by the proximity of the US embassy. The welcome was warm and helpful, and our host spoke excellent English. Breakfast was fine, with some very welcome fresh fruit.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

We were for a trip of 10 days in Italy for sightseeing... Thanks to you and your facilities we spent a super & beautiful stay in your town. Congratulations.....

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Robert gave us great information on things to see and places to eat.I would certainly stay at this bed and breakfast again.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This bed and breakfast was a great value, had air conditioning for the summer heat and a great breakfast (croisants, cereal, yogurt, juice, cappiccino, fruit). Robert, the inn keeper, was very helpful and english was not a problem. Robert was helpful with suggestions, directions and reservations.

7.4 Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

The location is in an no car area with TV control, but the employ can permit the entrance. This information was not given with the confirmation, so we walk with all luggage when this could be avoided

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Switzerland

we like it very much. it's a nice location, very comfortable and amply room with nice balcony and enormous bathroom! breakfast is ok, but not remarkable. the price is ok, but a little to high.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

This is an awesome hotel and I recommend it to everyone wanting a nice, relaxing stay in Florence. We stayed for two nights. Breakfast was great. I plan on visiting again very soon.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We stayed in two different rooms at this accomodation. Both were very nice. Both had full bathrooms in the room. The superior room was larger and had a balcony; it was very, very nice. The regular room was smaller, closer to the entrance, but also very nice.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Ireland

Very handy, if you want to go to opera!

6.4 Fair
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The room was a bit small but the couple who runs the place is very nice.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Very good accommodation in quiet part of Florence, but within walking distance of all attractions.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

Residenza Il Maggio was really great. The 3 person room was spatious and clean. There was a small balcony that overlooked the street. The bathroom was very big! We enjoyed our stay and the staff was very helpful and friendly. The location could be a downside-it's about a 15 minute walk to the center of town. But it is right by the US Embassy so it is relatively quiet and safe. The only other thing is the long staircase up to the B&B that might be hard to climb if you have bad knees or heavy luggage! I would definitely stay there again when in Florence.

7.7 Good
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Germany

I felt very well at the little hotel, everything is in walking distance, and the geographic location is great. I was on a business trip and will definately come back.

8.4 Very Good
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

We enjoyed our stay in Florence at the Residenza Il Maggio. Roberto and David were very helpful, and courteous. The breakfast and the room was very nice. The property is within walking distance of most of the city sites, and attractions. We had a nice time, and recommend this B&B to anyone wanting to visit Firenze.

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

We enjoyed our stay for our one night in Florence. The only problem was that we left our window open in the evening and were awakened during the night by mosquitoes. In the morning we had several mosquito bites.

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

The hotel was one of the high points of our trip to Milan. Will no doubt stay again when I return. Staff were extremely helpful, place was beautifully decorated and immaculatly clean. There are only 5 rooms the choose from but what it lacks in size it makes up in all other aspects. Blog entry on trip to Milan http://www.eamonlane.com/?p=11

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Venezuela

En general el lugar es excelente, la ubicación inmejorable y el trato de Roberto y su señora (propietarios) es muy bueno; siempre dispuestos a colaborar con cualquier información y apoyo. Las habitaciones son inmejorables. No dudaría en volver a llegar allí, si algún día volviese a Florencia.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Andorra

It was a really nice stay in a pleasant place. Roberto & Ana are incredibly nice and their place is good located in a quiet place. I hope I'll come back!

7.9 Good
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

Odeur très génante de pot pourri dans tout l'hôtel qui donne mal à la tête Poussière sous les lits Serviettes pas changées de tout le séjour (une semaine)

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • France

Proche du centre historique (1/4 heure à pied). Possibilité de garer la voiture au pied de l'immeuble gratuitement. Très calme dans une impasse. Ambiance un peu froide toutefois,le propriétaire ne reste pas sur place.

8.4 Very Good
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

We were welcomed very kindly, though the train was very late (just after midnight). White room and very clean, but without any window (room # 4) and without any typical feature, like we were in a little international stardard hotel. Very disappointing for typical B&B lovers (you can find them everywhere else in France or UK, or in Ravenna in Italy for example), specially in this city of arts and culture. lavatory in the next room was a little too noisy, when activated at 7 a.m., but, otherwise, the room was very quiet. It is in the surroundings of the American consulate, and, since the 11th of september, all the streets around are blocked. A good spot to visit Firenze, not too far from the historical center.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Ireland

Excellent service,accomadation,and value.Very kind and friendly and accommodating personnel. Location is good, with nose levels to a minimum.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

The "Il Maggio" is easily described: perfect! Our room was clean, spacious and quiet. Moreover, it´s nicely decorated. You have aircondition, a TV and even a mini fridge. The bathroom is spacious, very clean and well equipped. The breakfast is the best I´ve seen so far in a B&B. Roberto and his wife are not just doing their job extremely good. They do it in a warm and friendly manner, making you forget you´re not at home. Thank you very much!

7.5 Good
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

The room was too little and there's a very very little frigobar (without facilities of drink inside)

8.2 Very Good
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

The rooms were smaller than what appeared on the website, however they were clean and well heated for a white winter in Florence! Roberto and Lia were welcoming and breakfast was fresh with a wide variety available, however not seeing them through the day made accessing tourist information difficult. The location was suitable for couples as it was away from the main areas of Florence. It was a 15 minute walk to the centre of the city. The B&B was great value for what we paid and would consider staying again - now we know the shortcuts around Florence!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Greece

The hotel is very close to the United State Embassy, so as there is Police all the day. Also near the hotel there is the restaurant-pizzaria "Rotonda" which it offers very good and generous food with good prices.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

We had a wonderful stay here. Would have been nice to have some tea/coffee making facilities but otherwise this was excellent!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

The b&b is very nice and it is very well located. The houselord is really kind. We had a nice time in florence also due to this beautiful b&b.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Hong Kong

Highly recommended!! Il Maggio makes our stay in Florence even more memorable. Thanks for Roberto and his wife's warm welcome and introduction of the place. He explained so clearly how can we watch a soccer game. We will definitely choose Il Maggio if we visit Florence again!

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

Very nice clean and quiet place. The pepople are nice and make sure that everything is like you want. Is located in a nice and quiet street and about 10 minutes walk from historical center. We recommand this place and will be staying again at this place next time arround

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • New Zealand

Very helpful host, good english spoken. Quiet location with about 15min walk to centre of Florence. Nice room with a good breakfast with large choice of fruits, cereal and breads etc. Good value for money.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Staying at Residenza Il Maggio was a wonderful experience. Robert was very helpful in making suggestions on restaurants and sites that really made our trip to Florence special. Thanks!

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • France

The best place I have ever stayed for the money. It is right in the heart of Bellagio, surrounded by restaurants, shops, and just steps from the lake. The "staff" is a wonderful, friendly, helpful family whose pride in their business is apparent. My room was spotless, comfortable, quiet, and beautifully furnished. Breakfasts were fabulous -- pastries, breads, hams, cheeses, cereals, yogurt, juices, coffee made just for you. This is the place to stay in Bellagio.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Il Maggio is just excellent, stylish, excellent location and very good value. Roberto and his wife are great hosts.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Great B&B, delicious breakfast. Safe location (near American Embassy - armed guards). Would stay again.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

My sister and I were very grateful to find the B&B almost exactly as the description. The owner even found us walking down the street and directed us (2 American sister...I quess we stuck out like a sore thumb). The accomidations were more than we had expected, we had heard some horror stories of European accomidations. I would highly recommend it and would stay there again. We also took the open tour bus (red double decker bus) that we would highly recommend for tourist like ourselves as well, you can get on and off for a full 24 hours.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Thailand

The room is very good comparing with the price.It's even better than some 3 stars I stayed before and also the owener are friendly. However, it's not comfortable for traveller who carry a big laggage. they are in second floor with no elevator.

La Residenza Il Maggio B&B reviews by TripAdvisor

Venere.com hotel reviews
Venere.com only publishes reviews of identified guests, who filled out a questionnaire after their stay at the hotel, and are solely responsible for the content provided. Consequently, Venere.com does not assume any responsibility or liability for such content.

Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at La Residenza Il Maggio B&B, offering 5 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy televisions with satellite channels. Corporate travelers visiting the Santa Maria Novella area will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers, bathrobes, bidets and hair dryers. Additional guest comforts include coffee/tea makers, air conditioning and blackout drapes/curtains.

Bathroom toiletries are provided free of charge. Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Desk
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach La Residenza Il Maggio B&B

By train
From Santa Maria Novella railway station, take Via Santa Caterina Da Siena, turn right onto Via della Scala then left onto Via dell'Albero. Turn right onto Via Palazzuolo and after 200 metres turn left onto Via di Santa Lucia. Turn left onto Via Curtatone and then right on the Lungarno Amerigo Vespucci and then onto Corso Italia, where the B&B is located.

By airplane
From Firenze Peretola airport in Sesto Fiorentino, pass through Sesto Fiorentino and, at the round about, take the first exit. Continue along Via Pier Paolo Pasolini and turn right onto Via delle Due Case. Exit from Sesto Fiorentino and continue along Via dei Cipressi and then Via di Montione Then take Viale 11 Agosto and at the round about take the first exit. Continue along Viale Alessandro Guidoni, turn right onto Via Ermenegildo Santoni and then right again onto Via Francesco Geminiani. Take Viale Luigi Gorie and then turn left onto Via Giuseppe Martucci. Drive throught Peretola and continue along Via Giuseppe Martucci. Exit from Peretola and continue along Via Francesco Baracca. Enter in Florence, continue along Via Francesco Baracca, take Piazza Giacomo Puccini and then Via del Ponte Alle Mosse. Turn right on the Piazzale di Porta Al Prato. Continue along Viale Fratelli Rosselli, take Piazza Vittorio Veneto, drive along Lungarno Amerigo Vespucci and turn left onto Via Magenta. Turn right onto Corso Italia, where the B&B is located.

Distances from Bed and Breakfast La Residenza Il Maggio

Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - 0 km / 0 mi
Teatro Comunale di Firenze - 0 km / 0 mi
Leopolda Station Exhibition Center - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Cascine Park - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Chiesa di Ognissanti - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Santa Maria della Carmine - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Piazza del Carmine - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Santa Maria Novella Square - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Brancacci Chapel - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
National Alinari Museum of Photography - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Palazzo dei Congressi - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Museo Marino Marini - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Palazzo degli Affari - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Palazzo Rucellai - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
The preferred airport for La Residenza Il Maggio B&B is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 4.3 km / 2.7 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.