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Bed and Breakfast Relais Villa Ape Rosa - Florence

Via dei Cappuccini, 12 - Florence

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 89 .70
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Villa Ape Rosa Relais is located in Florence, close to the city centre with all monuments and musuem (10 minutes by bus) and the airport of Peretola. From the bottom of the garden and some rooms upstairs you can see Il Duomo. If you let your eyes wander, you can also see Fiesole and the Stibbert museum on a background of rolling green hills.This charming B&B, housed in a late 18th century Florentine villa, entirely restored, features a delightful garden, ensuring you a relaxing stay whether you are in Florence for business or for tourism.
The "Italian garden" which surrounds the villa is protected by the Ministry of Environment and contains typical Tuscan plants such as irises, magnolias, roses and lemon trees in their earthenware vessels.
Last but not the least, the experience of the hot bath in the fountain of the villa where you can relax and enjoy some fresh air while getting a nice bubble massage all year round.
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.9 Excellent
Based on 28 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at B&B Relais Villa Ape Rosa

A free continental breakfast is available between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM.

Bed and Breakfast Facilities at Relais Villa Ape Rosa

  • Pets accepted
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Valet service
  • City tour
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Luggage room
  • Hydromassage Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor swimming pool

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.
  • One child 3 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • In accordance with national/local laws, air conditioning will not be available from 1 April to 31 May.
  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).
  • Alcohol is not served at this property.

Check-in: between 9:30 AM and 8:00 PM.

Check-out: before 11:30 AM.


All guests should provide the hotel with their anticipated arrival details in advance. Guests arriving after 8 PM must contact the hotel in advance to obtain check-in instructions. Contact information can be found in the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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.

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

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 8 for adults and EUR 2 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: EUR 5 per room, per night
  • Pet deposit: EUR 5 per night
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 20

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


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

8.9

Location

8.7

Quiet

8.9

Spacious

8.8

Service

Relais Villa Ape Rosa B&B reviews

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • New Zealand

Ape rosa is exactly the way it was described at the web site. Even the directions for the bus from the train station as well. The hosts were great. The staff members were brilliant.When I arrived I got off the bus stop that would take me 7 minutes to walk instead of the one that would have taken me 3 minutes.I called the hotel as i got my numbers confused. So Mark who I had talked to came and met me as I am dragging my luggage along the road. This place is two floors and has no lifts due to the heritage nature of the place so may be difficult for people who cant climb stairs. The large garden is great if families with children are staying here. I just loved this place. where i woke up with the sound of the birds and watch the sun rising over the hills. It takes only 10 min to walk into city centre, only thing is that when coming back part of the way is up hill so I wouldnt advice anyone to walk with their luggage, catching the bus is very easy.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

I loved the historic villa. I actually had to decide whether to stay in Florence one more day or move to the next city , and the beauty and comfort of the hotel helped me decide to stay in Florence one more day. The rooms for 3 people are so lovely, but the two-person room is smaller. It was OK, though, because there are sitting rooms in the middle of each floor with antique furniture you are welcome to use. Of all the hotels where I stayed in Italy, this had my favorite breakfast because the bread was fresh and homemade, with a lot of choices for breakfast. It is true that it is far from the city, but the location is so lovely that it is a benefit rather than a drawback. Plus, it is so close to the bus stop that you just take the bus in every morning and come back when you're ready. Not a problem. The staff was very helpful and welcoming.

7.1 Good
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • India

I was there during Piti uomo january 2012,enjoyed my first stay at ape rosa,the room I stayed Privato is on second floor.Room was neat and clean as well as the bathroom. There breakfast was very good .specialy the home baked cakes . The staff was very courteous and ready to help as n when required. The bus no 4 is very convenient to reach the property from santa maria novella station. definately will like to come back again.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Finland

B'fast could be a bit larger, too much sweet things, nordic people are used to eat salty things on mornings.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Portugal

Realy excelent, I am planed retur to Firense and especeily to Ape Rose Realis

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We found Ape Rosa to be perfect for our stay in Florence. It was very nice to have a quiet place to spend the evenings--away from the noise of the city. We found it very easy to catch the city bus right near Ape rosa, then use the City Sightseeing Tour buses to go anywhere we wanted in Florence. When we purchased the sightseeing tour ticket, we were pleased to learn that it included free city buses. One place we really enjoyed was a trip up to Fiesole as part of the sightseeing tour. Isabella and family at Ape Rosa were wonderful and very helpful and eager to advise us on our first visit to Florence.

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Bus 4 commutes between the train station and the hotel. During the weekend every 20mins and more frequent during the week. A really good place to recreate after a day of visiting so many beautiful places.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Ape Rosa. Although it is located a short trip out of the centre (well served by the number 4 bus), it is a welcome retreat from the bustle of central Florence. It is a beautiful, spacious villa with a large garden and the breakfast good by Italian standards - great coffee and enough to get you going - and served outside in the garden. This was definitely good value for money.

8.3 Very Good
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • February 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Croatia

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Austria

8.6 Excellent
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

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10 Outstanding!
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Argentina

5.1 Ordinary
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • December 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

7.4 Good
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.8 Outstanding!
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

7.9 Good
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.2 Wonderful!
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Germany

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Relais Villa Ape Rosa, offering 7 guest rooms with climate control. Balconies provide garden views. LCD televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers visiting the Florence area will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks.

Individual décor and furnishings make each stay a unique experience. A good night's sleep in Select Comfort mattresses will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their holiday or business trip. Private bathrooms are outfitted with rainfall showerheads, bidets and hair dryers. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional guest comforts include windows that open, air conditioning and cotton sheets.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Terrace/Balcony
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Extra beds
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Wireless Internet access
  • LCD flat screen TV

How to reach Relais Villa Ape Rosa Bed and Breakfast

By car
From the A1 motorway, exit at 'Firenze Nord' and follow the signs for the 'Ospedale Careggi' hospital (a long alley called Viale Guidoni will take you to a bridge, then turn right and left at the lights; there's a cinema on the opposite corner: that is where you have to turn left). Just after the railway bridge, in Piazza Dalmazia, turn right and then left at the second traffic-light. In Piazza Tanucci turn left and drive straight on until the next square, Piazza Leopoldo. Turn left in the middle of the square and follow the traffic until you see an ice-cream shop ("Baroncini"), then turn right in Via Mercati (second street on the right). At the top of the street, turn left and you are in Via dei Cappuccini. Keep driving: on your right a gate indicates nr.6; follow the bend and stop at the next gate: here we are!

By train
If you arrive to S. Maria Novella train station, get out on your left (with your back at the trains) and take bus n.4. on the other side of the street. Ask the driver to let you off at the "Ingegneria University" stop. Walk backwards on the bus route for about 20 metres and you'll find us.
If you arrive to Rifredi or Campo di Marte train stations, the besr thing to do would be to take a taxi here. Otherwise, you can take a bus and reach the main station (Santa Maria Novella), then follow the instructions above. You need to take bus nr.14 from Rifredi station, and 17 from Campo di Marte station.

By airplane
At Florence Amerigo Vespucci airport you can either take a taxi to get here (it costs about 10 euro), or you will find a shuttle bus that takes to Santa Maria Novella main train station. Once you are there you can take bus nr.4 on the right side of the station (the same side where you'll get off the shuttle). Ask the driver to let you off at the "Ingegneria University" stop; walk backwards on the bus route for about 20 metres and you'll find us.

By public transportation
On both sides of Santa Maria Novella main train station there is a busstop of nr.4. It takes about 15 minutes to reach us: ask the driver to let you off at the "Ingegneria University" stop, then walk backwards on the bus route for about 20 metres and you'll find us.

Distances from Bed and Breakfast Relais Villa Ape Rosa

Museo Stibbert - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Villa Fabbricotti - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Careggi Hospital - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Meyer Children's Hospital - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Rifredi Theater - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Piazza Dalmazia - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Villa La Pietra - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Fortezza da Basso - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Florence Botanical Gardens - 2 km / 1.3 mi
Saint Apollonia Last Supper - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
Tribunal of Florence - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
Palazzo dei Congressi - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
Palazzo degli Affari - 2.2 km / 1.3 mi
San Marco Convent and Museum - 2.2 km / 1.3 mi
University of Florence - 2.2 km / 1.3 mi
The preferred airport for Relais Villa Ape Rosa is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 4.2 km / 2.6 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 Relais Villa Ape Rosa

  • Private parking
  • Valet service