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Bed and Breakfast Residenza Cantagalli - Florence

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Residenza Cantagalli is a charming B&B in central Florence, Italy. It is ideally located in the Porta Romana area, just a 10-minute walk from the world-famous Ponte Vecchio and from all the central attractions of Florence.

Complimentary wireless Internet access is provided in public areas. Guests may park their car in the hotel's outdoor and garage parking available on site, both for a surcharge.

 
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Guest Rating 8.1 Very Good
Based on 141 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Good location near Uffizi, quiet zone, cold room, small tv, poor breakfast.

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Bed and Breakfast Facilities at Residenza Cantagalli

  • Lift/elevator
  • Multilingual staff
  • City tour
  • Internet/Email services
  • Valet service

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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 11:30 AM.

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.

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.

  • Self parking fee: EUR 10 per day
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 5 per night

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.

8.4

Clean

7.9

Location

7.8

Quiet

7.9

Spacious

8.0

Service

Residenza Cantagalli B&B reviews

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Greece

very clean rooms, nice decorated, nice surroundings, friendly stuff

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Wonderful Experience! Really good quality of service and cleanliness of room. Location is really nice: a few steps from the Boboli Gardens, Palazzo Pitti, Ponte Vecchio and Piazzale Michelangelo. The setting is charming, the owner very friendly and helpful, the frescoed room and tastefully furnished. My total lack of language skills aside, we had a wonderful stay here and would certainly stay here again if we return to Florence! In fact, it isn't just a nice or good place to stay, it really helped make our stay in Florence the magical experience that it was. Thank you!

5.9 Ordinary
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Russia

That it was not pleasant to us. In the house there is a bad noise isolation, all is almost audible. Input in a toilet only from the general corridor. We had only one key from a toilet and from a room. It was very cold in Florence when we there were,it was very cold in a room too... We had to ask twice that have switched on heating. When we left, nobody has come from administration, has not accepted at us a room, we have left keys in our room and have left. All the rest was excellent: Florence with its museums, palaces, churches, parks, the Nature, People, an Italian Cuisine and even weather in the end!!! Many thanks, Italy! It is the most beautiful country!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

zona tranquilla vicino al centro. Bella stanza ideale per passare più notti... ottimo rapporto qualità/prezzo...

7.8 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Denmark

The toilet was an electrical system that gave of minor smelling in the bathroom. The airconditioning saved us during some very hot days.

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

great place,close from florence centre,clean,nice.we were happy there.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Nous avons été très agréablement surpris par ce gite propre, bien décoré, proche du centre et calme. L'accueil a été très bon, et bien que nous ayons un peu hésité à régler en liquide, il n'y a pas eu de soucis de ce côté. N'hésitez pas à aller à cette résidence si vous voulez un logement de bonne qualité, moins cher qu'ailleurs.

4.2 Ordinary
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

This B&B is 15 minutes walk from Florence, the rooms are clean with ample storage. The owner of the B&B does not live on site, which is not a problem if sufficient information is provided upon your arrival. However this was not the case at Residenza Cantagalli. When the owner gave us the breakfast tickets to Caffe Petrarca he was unable to tell us where the bar was located. He also did not provide us with adequate information regarding public transport. We had been at the B&B for one day and were unable to find a glass or cup to drink water from. Upon ringing the owner we were told he would return in 6 hours with the glasses. When we told him this was unacceptable he told us to go to the shops and purchase the glasses ourselves. A few minutes later he rang back and stated he would return to the B&B in 30 minutes. The owner is very keen on saving electricity as each day the TV, clock radio and mozzie zapper are turned off at the power point. So if you enjoy having to re-set the clock each night after a long day of sight seeing, this is the B&B for you. Also the coffee machine in the common area was out of order. Residenza Cantagalli is not a B&B I would say in again, nor would I recommend it to others.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

It is a almost perfect hotel except the toilet, as mentioned by others. The host are a father(can't speak English) and his son(English is quite well), they picked me at airport, this deeply touched me. The hotel's position is so good, especially I attend a conbference in Convitto della Calza. it is only two minutes by walk. The breakfast was served by a america coffee bar, and paied by host. It is also nice.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Très joli chambre, bon emplacement calme mais aussi proche du centre ville (15min à pieds), accueil agréable, nombreux documents disponibles pour découvrir la ville et la région.

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

Everything was in accordance with the presentation. As a breakfast we had a coffee with a croissant in the bar nearby. It is 15 minutes walking from the Ponte Vecchio. The only problem was an owful smell of bathroom, caused by an electronic clouset, so I don't advise you to book a small twin room which has separated entrance from the main apartment. The rooms in the main apartment are completely acceptable and nice!

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

It was far more then expected. A really nice room and very close to the city centre. The owners were very kind and helpful

0.6
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Greece

The Residenza Cantagalli is an apartment in the second floor of a 30-years old building. It is not a real B&B. In the description of the Property Facilities in venere.com, the following items are not valid: Historic Building (by no means), Free Parking (I paid 15 euros to park my car in a nearby parking, I kept the receipt). Multilingual staff (the staff was only one person, the owner, who did not speak English). Booking via venere.com, I paid 76 euros per night to the owner. However, the price behind the door of the room was much lower (I took a photo of it).

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

Good place

7.7 Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Greece

About 15 minutes on foot from the historic center. Nice owner.

8.0 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Mexico

The location is very convenient 15 min walking from Ponte vecchio nice area & easy to get by bus The aparment very nice clean , nice bathroom , large enough with frige . The owners very nice people & try to help everything they could even that they just speak Italian .

7.8 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Piccolo ma carino, per chi non ha troppe pretese e vuole spendere poco. Vicinissimo a Porta Romana, a 5 minuti a piedi dal centro. Il parcheggio è gratis nella zona, nella via dell'albergo è praticamente impossibile trovarlo. Comunque lo si trova a massimo 2 isolati di distanza. C'è da dire che è un B&B ma la colazione funziona in questa maniera: chiavetta con credito per il distributore che c'è nell'atrio. Buon rapporto qualità prezzo. Le camere sono rumorose: essendo stanze di una casa si sente al di là.Non adatto per vacanze lunghe.

6.8 Fair
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

I had read in the reviews that the bathrooms smelled like crap; it was true at least in our bedroom, thanks whoever did that review!!, although water pressure in the shower was great, good hotel, the shitty smell sucked and the breakfast was good if we would have had it the week before...it was pretty much airplane croissant but old and a small machine coffee a day (they also had some juice and yogurt that wasn't bad at all)...it wasn't like the end of the world, just not great, I would still go back to this B&B.

6.7 Fair
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • China

Not a bad place

7.6 Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The Residenza was a very nice place, but not to easy to find,as it is in an appartment building. They have made everything as handy as possible.

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Hungary

A good location from some 15-20 walking from Arno river. Nice employee but advice him on yuor exact arrival as they are not permanently there. Simple but clean rooms! Good price vs qulaity ratio

6.5 Fair
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Semplice e carino..ci siamo trovati molto bene. La zona non è centralissima, ma la fermata del bus è a 5 minuti. Lo consigliamo!

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

My family and I had a peasant 1 night stay. The property is an apartment that has been converted for use as a small 4 room 'hotel'. Do not expect any visible sign from the street that you are at the right place! There is a small public area but it is a walk-through area and not a place in which to linger. The hotel was relatively good value. The plumbing in the toilet was bizarre and inadequate (but I choose not to dwell on that!). Staff were very friendly. Helpful copies of guides to Florence were provided for the use of guests. It is an easy and pleasant walk from the old town to the property (located a few hundred meters from Porta Romagna (a Roman Gate to the old town) and close to a beautiful public garden. Recommended.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Israel

The appartments are very close to the center..about 15 min walking.A beautiful property and more than we expected.The owner is a nice man.We highly recommend it to anyone!!!!!

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Russia

Fantastic frescae on the walls. Close to the centre.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • South Africa

Our hostess Roberta was friendly and very eager to please. We found her advise very valuable. Our stay was fantastic and we would recommend our accommodation to anyone visiting Florence and hope to return in the near future. Thanks again Roberta.

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

A beautiful property and more than we expected our grateful thanks for to the owners for their gracious welcome and wonderful facilities.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

The room was clean and spacious and the breakfast facilities were adequate. My only complaint is the toilet facilities. This is due to the fact that you weren't even allowed to put soiled paper in the toilet. Also the processor for the toilet was in a neighbouring room and was extremely noisy as it served the entire apartment. There was also an odour coming from this as all of the waste water from the basin and the shower also went through the same processor. Overall the room was very good and the owner went out of her way to make us welcome and ensure our stay in Florence was enjoyable.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

Roberta gives a warm welcome and offers a lot of useful information to help your stay go well

7.1 Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

We stayed 2 nights. The room decoration is very nice. furniture is good. very kind to show us travel ways and tips once we arrived. but unfortunately, there were no breakfast, no change of rubblish bin, no change of cloths in bathroom, no renew of bed at the second day...

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Roberta was a wonderful hostess. She made sure we had everything we needed. The room and the bathroom was very clean and spacious. The walls are a little thin and we could hear our neighbors, but it wasn't much of a problem because our neighbors were quiet. The location was easy to find and the neighborhood safe. Breakfast was decent, selfserve, pastry, bread, jam and butter, yogurt, juice, water, coffee and tea. You get a water boiler and a fridge so you can buy stuff.

8.8 Excellent
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Netherlands

Pulito, carino, gentilissimi e disponibili i propretari. Perfetto per un weekend.

3.6
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

My fiancee and i stayed in many places all booked on venere while travelling through italy, france, england,etc for three weeks. we are an easy going young couple. this place was horrible. the in room bathroom smelled like sewage the whole time we were there. there was no hot water so we ended up using the shared bathroom. it was so noisy that even with ear plugs it didnt matter that much. please dont make the same mistake we did. pay an extra 20 euro and at least get some sleep.

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

We realy enjoyed our stay at Residenza Cantagalli, with hosts Roberta Nanni and Jannis Binelis. Roberta answered e-mails regularly before the trip, helped with museum reservations, and gave us much needed tourist advice. Both hosts, and their son, who helps with check-in arrangements, spoke very good English and were very accommodating. Our room was very large and comfortable, and a real value for Florence. The value was bought at a slight inconvenience in location (Porta Romana area was 20 minutes from downtown Florence by bus), but there were excellent restaurant choices in the area, and bus access was very frequent. We stayed a total of six nights, and found nearby free parking on a side street for the days we had a rental car and were touring the Tuscan countryside. The only minor complaints were a small hot water heater (short showers mandatory) and a self-service breakfast with instant coffee in the room (we were spoiled by more elaborate B&B breakfasts in Rome and Venice, but in much more expensive properties, so we took the modest breakfast as on-par for a very modestly priced room). If you stay here, have dinner at nearby Ristorante Da Ruggero - excellent food!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

the location is ok if you're willing to take the bus (stops nearby) into the city as the walk is a bit too long esp in inclement weather. (helpful to get a bus map/schedule prior to going to the residenza.) the room itself and the food (yogurt, packaged pastry goods and condiments, coffee, juice, and a few bottled water) were convenient to have in the room. however, the noise from flushing the toilet is very loud esp in the middle of the night and there is a showerbox. hosts were very nice and arrangements for arrival is important (as they state) since they do not live on the premises. fortunate for us, the mechanic across the street was kind to assist us.

7.9 Good
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

While just outside the city gates, R.C. is a long walk from the tourist core of Florence. Bus service is consistent, but it stops at 9:45 to 10:15 depending upon the station. The walk from the train station is 45-60 minutes with bags. The rooms and service are great, but the plug in toilets leak sewer gases.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This place is located outside the city walls of Florence in a relatively quiet neighborhood. It is within walking distance of the Porta Romana which has bus stops from which you can get into the city much faster than the pretty long route on foot. It is very close to the Pitti Palace. There are a lot of quaint restaruants in the area along with some small stores and a necessary gelateria! The owner is a nice man who was very helpful. Our room was clean, but we are used to having our beds made each day which did not really bother us, but may be a problem for other people. The bathroom was extremely small and the shower was difficult for me to use because I have a knee problem and had to step up about a foot to get into it. Also, the toilet was a pretty primitive thing. Signs on the wall in the bathroom, told us to not flush anything down the toilet including used toilet tissue. This was a bit of a gross out for us. The breakfast was some yogurt and juice boxes in the small fridge in the room and some prepackaged croissants etc. Coffee drinkers will have to boil water in the electric pot provided in the room. All of this is done by the guests themselves, as the owner does not live on the premises. He did give us his number to use if we had any problems etc. The place was a little noisy early at night, but quieted down later. We would reccomend this B&B to anyone who is looking for a good value outside of the city walls, and who is not planning to spend much time in their room, or requiring a better breakfast than we described.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Belgium

The rooms were great if a little eccentric (paintings. An excellent location - a lovely walk - about 20 minutes - to the centre. Clean and bright rooms and excellent value. Only problems were not having any english language TV, an electric WC device which required extra sensitive handling and a shockingly loud extractor fan in the bathroom which came on with the light. For a short weekend stay none of these were a problem but for anything more they would become both an irritant and possibly unpleasant (WC.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Very quiet at night, so we had a good restful sleep. The owners were very friendly and warm. They made us feel very welcome and took good care of us. Would stay there again.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Ireland

Our hosts were very welcoming and offered information on where to eat, transport links and provided a map. The room was clean and spacious and the breakfast was very good (pastries, toast, juice, yoghurt). Facilities were great (fridge in room, kettle, hairdryer). The only gripe we have is that the en suite toilet was of such a nature that you could not flush toilet paper and had to bin it. This resulted in an awful smell which permeated through to the bedroom. Besides that, we had a good stay.

3.1
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

On the night we arrived, the owners demanded money for the full stay up front-- never a good sign. They also requested that we not throw toilet tissue into the toilet, which seemed a reasonable reques at the time-- we assumed that the trash would be emptied or we would be provided with some means of empying it ourselves. No such luck-- we never saw the owners again. After three days, the smell was appalling. Definitely not recommended.

4.1 Ordinary
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

One set of towels for 4 nights, breakfast was a pot of water and a packaged roll in a basket in your room.Piano took up most of the room.Very dissapointing. The location was excellent and the room was quiet.Parking was a long distance away.Also bed spread was dirty.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

El local es muy agradable y la atención de los propietarios lo hacen muy acogedor. Buena calidad y relación entre los servicios ofrecidos y los recibidos.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

The rooms are very nice and a good size- it is located pretty far from the center of town but easily accessible by bus or taxi- or a 30 minute walk! The breakfast is packaged rolls and juice but this was expected and gave us the freedom to eat when we wished.

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Canada

Rezidenza Cantagalli and the owners were fantastic. The only drawback was an odor in the bathroom.

5.9 Ordinary
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Germany

we stayed for two nights at the residenza. the informations, we got from mr. nanni were very helpful and kind. our room was small, a little bit dirty but nice - decorated with mr. binelis paitings. they are VERY special and mr. binelis thought, we were making fun of them (we really laughed about the beds and not about the paintings. anyway, after our laughing he was very reserved, almost impolite.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Romania

A very pleasant stay. Roberta and Jannis are very nice hosts, giving useful information. Besides the fridge's noise there is no other, so the area is quiet and the distance 15-20 mins to Ponte Vechio if you walk calmly. We would like to stay again in residence Cantagalli. There is a free parking 5-7 mins near the residence.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

We very much enjoyed the stay in Firenze, thank to the great welcome we had from our host in R.C. We were extremely pleased with the way we were looked after and I am very proud of finding this accomodation with www.venere.com. I strongly recommend hotel "Residenza Cantagalli" for a pleasent stay in Firenze.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

We had a very warm welcome and were helped with our bags. The rooms are beautifully decorated with a lovely en suite bathroom adn air conditioning. We were delighted to find that there was a fridge full of food - breakfast for the next few days; fruit juice, yoghurt, mineral water, milk, jam and butter. There was also tea and coffee plus kettle, croissants, bread and pastries. There are not many shops nearby to buy food but there are several bancomats and its only 10 or 15 minutes from the centre. There isn't much of a view but these things are more than made up for by the B&B itself. An excellent choice.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

I have stayed here on my own for 2 nights -2 years running - the great thing about staying a mile away from the river is that you are in a non-tourist area. There is a bar at the end of the street and plenty of small shops to buy food at excellent prices. There is also a small market by the Porta Romana where you can get fresh fruit. The drawbacks are minor - the area is so quiet that the sound of Fridge in room switching on and off in hot weather disturbed me and the rooms are probably on small side if you were staying there for a week. The big plus was permanent hot water in a powerful shower. I plan to stay here again for a couple of nights in 2005.

7.7 Good
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Canada

I had a good stay at Residenza Cantagalli. It was good value for the money. It was a good location, and although not located in the centre, it was very near, with good bus service and neighbourhood shops nearby. It should be mentioned that this is not a traditional B & B. There are no owners or managers on the premises, and they can only be contacted by phoning them from a pay phone nearby. The room was modern, spacious and comfortable, with its own refrigerator. Breakfast was self-serve, and as far as I'm concerned it would be better not to have it at all. There are nearby cafes where one can have a good inexpensive Italian breakfast. In essence this was a rented room in an apartment building, wonderful for what it was (even had a balcony), but people expecting traditional bed and breakfast atmosphere should look somewhere else.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Norway

We had a very nice stay at this place; the room was big and clean and the walls had fine art, made by the owner of the place, all over. There was a ten minute walk from the room to Ponte Vecchio, and five minutes more to the Duomo. A very good location. We felt very welcome at Residenza Cantagalli! We will recomend this place for any traveller!

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

was very nice, easy busconnction to downtown, the big boboli garden is in walking distance, so a very nice stay, the hostess was vey good in providing all the info about the sightseeings and all. very pleasant stay.

5.9 Ordinary
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

In a lovely location, close enough to the city centre and easy to get about by bus if you didn't fancy the walk. The decor in the room was... Startling... and a little dark, and the bathroom tiny but overall a pleasant stay.

7.8 Good
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

The owners were very helpfull and welcoming; they provided good information regarding neighbouhood restaurants and shopping places, cost and schedule of transportation. The room was clean, but a bit noisy (from adjacent bathroom). We found the location to be actually further than expected, but well connectad to the city by public transportation. Breakfast was provided, but not actually served (as it is currently understood by the B&B designation), the "do it yourself" type of setting being a little bit more time consuming. Overall the stay was pleasant.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

It was a pleasant stay. Thanks a lot, Roberta!!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We loved it here at the Rezidenza Cantigalli. Roberta was extremely helpful in showing us how to get around Florence and finding good places to eat, see, do laundry, internet, etc. The location was close enough to all the tourist areas but far enough to not feel like it. The area was extremely quiet. And we loved the murals and the piano in our room. We'd come back to this place and highly recommend it to anyone.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

A good address, a little away from the center but the walk is not unpleasant at all, it's about 10 minutes from the touristic center. Offers a different vision of Florence than the one you'd have if you remained in the touristic center. Clean and decent. The hosts don't live there, so don't expect too much service, but they have a good selection of leaflets and brochures at your disposal.

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

We had a beautiful stay in Villa Cantagalli. Our room was far better than what we expected. Excellent by all means

6.9 Fair
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

The aspect we liked most was the kindness of our guests especially in providing us with info on how to reach the facility and how to move around Florence. Unfortunately our guests do not live in the same facility and therefore it is not so easy to have a direct speech (only via phone). Rooms are only made once a week (i.e. you have to make daily houswork as making your bad, cleaning bath, throwing trash). On the check-out day you cannot leave your baggage after 11 a.m. and if you leave Florence in the evening/night, you have to rely on public baggage deposit.

8.4 Very Good
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Seems a very good value to this pair of occasional world travelers. If you arrive, as we did, after dark and without a cell phone, don't panic. We passed by the residence once and on a return pass we did make contact with Jannis who let us in. There is no sign out front to identify the Residenza. Our only complaint would be the lock on the door of our room. Entry to our room was just off the lobby and the door had a mechanism like a bank vault. It's tricky. Either it needs some lubrication or Jannis and Roberta should consider spending more time making sure the visitor knows how to open the door. A couple of times we had to fiddle and fumble with it for more than a few minutes Again, we felt some panic that we wouldn't be able to get in without finding a phone and contacting Roberta or Jannis -- who had no trouble with it themselves. High security for sure. Overall, a comfortable, well-equipped, clean room. Very nice marble and wood ambience. There is a pizza place around the corner which is worth the wait. This is not your father's pizza. On our second day we also scored big with a wonderful late dinner at a little restaurant. I wish I had the name handy. It's a little trattoria (yellow front, I think) on the east side of Borga San Frediano (I think) just north of the Via de Seragli (I think). The dining room is downstairs. (Was that the one with the coin laundry -- with cheap internet -- across and down the street?) We think it would be worth your effort to find it. But Florence must have hundreds of others like it. We were only there two days. Were we just lucky or does Florence cook! We had looked forward to the Boboli Gardens. Afterwards we just didn't feel it was worth the price of admission. Back to Roberta and Jannis: the BBC, DW (Eng.) or CNN on tv would be a nice addition for those of us whose Italian stops at "Ciao, baby."

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We had a wonderful stay at the Residenza Cantagalli - our hosts were so kind - they even stayed up to wait for us despite our very late arrival in Florence! The location of the Residenza is absolutely wonderful - we walked everywhere. It was only a ten or 15 minute walk to the Palazzo Pitti, and from there just a few more minutes into the true heart of the city - the Duomo, the Ufizzi, the Ponte Vecchio... we would highly recommend this place to stay in Florence. The price is unbeatable, too. Our room was very clean and comfortable, and there were pre-packaged pastries that were already in the room so we didn't have to go out for breakfast each morning. Our refrigerator was also stocked with yogurts, bottled water, juices and jams, all included in the price of the room. There was also instant coffee and an assortment of nice teas, as well as a hot-water maker, so breakfast in the room each morning was a snap. This may not work for breakfast snobs, but we were extremely happy with what was here - everything was very good and we appreciated not having to go out each morning. On the day of our departure, Roberta was so kind as to recommend some great small towns to stop at along the way to Rome - places we never would have thought to go. How wonderful. This is an excellent value in Florence and we would highly recommend it to anyone looking for nice acommodations at a very fair price.

6.9 Fair
  • January 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Spain

The location was great (15 minutes from the city center. They offered us some cakes the last day of the year. In general we are satisfied. Thank you!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

We had two rooms, both were very nice. Our landlady was extremely helpful, and was a pleasure to encounter. The only drawback, was the one room had a mechanical toilet, which did produce something of an odor, which sometimes permeated the room. Otherwise, we had a wonderful time, both at our residence, and in Florence.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Residenza Cantagalli is a great place to stay in Florence. It is close to the center, but not too much. Roberta, the owner, is very pleasant and helpful. She told me how to take the bus and where to get my tickets. She suggested routes and places to visit. She also made sure I had enough food for my stay and that I was very comfortable. The room was very spacious and gracefully decorated. The only down side was the noise level. If you are a light sleeper, you may want to insist on getting one of the rooms facing the opposite side of the street. I believe those rooms are #5 and #4. But that was the only issue, which the owner could not help since Florence is a very busy city. The room had a tv and a fridge and also a balcony. If you can, try the little bar down the street in front of Porta Romana, and also try the gelati place. They have yummy stuff for not so much money. Get your bus tickets just next to the store, at the news stand. Good luck. Oh, be careful with the taxi drivers, they short changed me.

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Very very hospitable and helpful owners. I highly recommend staying here.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The owners were very helpful and welcoming and the rooms were fantastic - one of the best places of our entire trip - definitely wouldn't hesitate in either recomending to others or staying again - Thankyou

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

I'd go back again. A bit of a walk to the center of town, but if you learn the busses, it's not a problem considering the price. GREAT place if you have a car. There's parking right next door. Friendly staff.

7.8 Good
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

I had a great stay, and the owners of the residence were very helpful and kind. I think it is important however, to mention in the email booking confirmation the full residence address AND that one needs to call the owners upon arrival- most people do not come prepared with a mobile phone (I almost did not!) and was a little confused.Overall, very nice.

6.6 Fair
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

The room is very well located near Firenze town center. Bus stop very near .The room is quite big with a Fridge, kettle and merendine for breakfast but the bathroom very small and toilettes not very clean. People were not very present. There is a very good Pizzeria in the street behind the house called "Antica Porta".

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Netherlands

I felt immidiately relaxt when I stept inside this nice B&B place. It is just outside the city centre. The service was good, the bedroom was large, nicely decorated and clean. And the (private) bathroom was also perfect. I can recommend it to everybody. The only thing I mist was some fruit at breakfast and maybe something else then jam on the toast.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Very helpful hotelier, very enjoyable stay.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Germany

Excellent residenza. Warm welcome, I arrived late in the evening and they tried to pick me up from the station. Room number 2 (double) to the street has a small bathroom this room smells a little bit and is small. Number 5 is a single. This Room has balcony is very quiet and the seperate bathroom is okay (spaciuos). This is realy good offer. Mostly quiet, clean, aircon, bus-stop nearby,

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Short bus ride from centre, or 15 minutes walk, well appointed room,hair dryer, fridge and air conditioning extremely useful. The owners could not have been more helpful, very quiet location.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • France

Excellent 3-nights stay. Well-decorated rooms, excellent attention from the owner. Convenient location, in a quiet area, close to bus stops to major interest places and even at a walking distance (10-15 min) from the Historic Centre.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

It is a real treat to have found in Florence the extraordinary and outstanding care and attention the owners bring to their B&B busines, as well as the sincere kindness shown to their guests.

4.3 Ordinary
  • April 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

We were very disappointed in this property. Though Roberta was very friendly and helpful when we arrived, the room we were promised (double bed rather than twin) was given to someone else who chose to extend their stay. There was dust under the armoire. The bathrooms are small, which is not so much a problem, but the plumbing is so inefficient that solid waste does not flush. The rooms and bathrooms were not cleaned during our stay. Breakfast in this property is provided in the room itself, and we had to call the property owner on our second night, as our breakfast for the following morning was not delivered that day as promised. The property owner was annoyed by the phone call. Though it was not stated in the property information, the owner expected cash, and wanted the cash up front regardless of the fact they already had our credit card number. They were busy the day we were to leave, and could not wait to be paid. We were expected to make a separate trip to a cash machine and back to the hotel, thus shortening our already limited time to see Florence. We do not recommend this property.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We arrived quite late in the evening and the owner was awaiting us. She was very welcoming and assisted us with our luggage. Despite her husband not being well she stayed to orient us a bit before leaving for the evening. The residenza is not a full service hotel but that wasn't really our need -- just a nice place to stay. The residenza was clean, comfortable and well appointed. Our room had a new fresco'ed wall and art by the owner's husband. The bed was a split king and comfortable with a nice comforter. The bathroom was clean with decent water pressure in the stall shower. Each room has a minifridge with free juice, yogurt and breakfast supplies which was handy for storing bought lunchstuff too. The area of the hotel is a little off the main tourist routes which suited us, it is south of the Porta Romana up a little street. The surrounding area is extremely convenient in terms of the # of shops, grocers etc. direct bus service to the Center & up to Pizzale Michaelangelo is close by. Note to arrivees at SMN: take the 36 or 37 bus from in front of the station to "Porta Romana". We paid a discounted rate for our mid-March stay and would definitely stay in the residenza again -- great for the traveler who doesn't need their hand held but wants comfort and class in accomodation. Cheers.

8.7 Excellent
  • January 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Egypt

I stayed at this b&b for 5 nights and was quite comfortable. It was easily accessible to the bus stops, which went directly downtown and to the train station. The room was comfortable with tv, refridgerator, kettle, and a full supply of breakfast items. There was even juice and yogurt in the fridge. A supply of tourist books in different languages were readily available with information on all the sights of Florence, as well as umbrellas to be used in case of rain (a pleasant plus since it rained most days). Both Roberta and her husband were very pleasant and helpful. I would recommend this b&b!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • January 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

Both Residenza Cantagalli and Residenza Villamagna proved to be absolutely delightful for ambiance and location just outside the tourist crush. The owner/hosts of these flats are elegant and congenial and above all supremely thoughtful and considerate. This is THE place to stay for quiet independent travellers.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Australia

This is a very friendly B&B, which I would heartily recommend

7.8 Good
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

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10 Outstanding!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

3.6
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

7.0 Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

6.6 Fair
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Czech Republic

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

7.1 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

5.6 Ordinary
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

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

7.7 Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.3 Very Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.3 Very Good
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

6.8 Fair
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

9.7 Outstanding!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

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Room Details

Residenza Cantagalli offers 5 guest rooms with climate control. Rooms open onto balconies. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers visiting the Oltrarno area will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks.

Bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers. Refrigerators and minibars are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • TV
  • Mini fridge
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Terrace/Balcony
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Extra beds
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Bed and Breakfast Residenza Cantagalli

Boboli Gardens - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Porta Romana - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Museo Zoologico La Specola - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Piazza Santo Spirito - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Galleria d'Arte Moderna - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Villa del Poggio Imperiale - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Pitti Palace - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Gallery of Modern Art - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Palatine Gallery - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Accademia Italiana - 1 km / 0.7 mi
Santo Spirito - 1 km / 0.7 mi
Pitti Vintage - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Brancacci Chapel - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Museo degli Argenti - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Saint Mark's English Church - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
The preferred airport for Residenza Cantagalli is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 5.9 km / 3.6 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 Residenza Cantagalli

  • Valet service