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Barbara House - Guest House - Florence

Via Faenza 20 - Florence

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 60 .00
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Barbara House is a budget Florence town house suite located in the historic center of Florence, just a 3 minutes' walk from Santa Maria Novella train station, Duomo cathedral, as well as famous shops. Ponte Vecchio, Galleria di Accademia, Uffizi, and all attractions are also within a short walk.
It has been recently renovated with most rooms equipped with complete private facilities such as shower, TV, air condition, and parking space.

It is just one block away from the very famous leather and souvenir market, the Mercato San Lorenzo. There are many nice restaurants and bars in the same street and neighborhood. There is a supermarket right next door. The Barbara House is also very close to the Fortezza da Basso and the Palazzo dei Congressi.

Friendly owners and staff on site will make you enjoy the comfortable and familiar environment of the house.
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 6.2 Fair
Based on 15 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

mostly good apartments. area close to hotel was crowded and noisy, but its okay to...

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Inn Facilities at Barbara House

  • Pets accepted
  • Air conditioning
  • Private parking
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Luggage room
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • Children 3 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
Guests who are planning to arrive later than 10:30 PM must contact the property in order to arrange check-in.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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 15 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 25 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 4 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.

6.1

Clean

8.0

Location

4.6

Quiet

6.9

Spacious

5.6

Service

Barbara House Inn reviews

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Ukraine

It's lovely place! The main loveliness is the lady, owner of the hotel! She is so italian! So nice, so smiling, so kind, sweet!! It was great, live in this place.

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

Among the low standard choices, this was a nice room, clean and lady was nice. Good location, 5 mins walking from Cathedral.

5.5 Ordinary
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Portugal

Very close to the train station. We had a private WC but when we were out, it was used by other people. WC not clean. We were there for 3 nights and towels were never changed.

7.6 Good
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Place was in a great location. 5-7 minute walk to duomo accademia uffizi. Room was kind of dirty. Mosquitoes and bugs smashed on walls and could have generally used a coat of paint. Room smelled of smoke and just a bit small. Bathroom was small and shower flooded slightly. Could have been cleaner. But definitely stayable for the more durable traveller. My girlffriend didn't like it much though.

6.5 Fair
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Netherlands

Skip the airconditioning. Doesn't work. Location is perfect for making trips into city. Can be quitte noisy, even when you are on backside of house.You can park beneath the house, but you will have to enter the restricted zone. You need to warn owners to enter street.

4.9 Ordinary
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

I'm used to European Hotels by now. Shared bathroom, overall, ok. Just didn't shower. Room was by the street, and the hotel was right next to a Youth Hostel--lots of very happy kids past midnight. Walked up to the 3rd floor. But good work-out after pasta.. Very, very near to the Leather Shops and the Mercato Centrale. A BIG plus...the Duomo is a few minutes away. Enjoyed the great shops!!Hotel is just a place to sleep anyway.

6.9 Fair
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Singapore

It was a whole new experience for me and my mom plus my friends (a couple). It's very Italian B&B which is what I expected. The owners were very friendly. However, they don't speak English. Location is good, near SMN station. There's a nice yogurt and gelato place at the ground floor. This place is OK if you do not have that much luggage because you will have to take the stairs (up to 3 flights). There's an elevator for luggages but you still have to carry them from 2/F to 3/F. There's no aircon - but weather was fine when we visited last May 2011. Place is clean. But if you expect a 5-star hotel bed and room, then I would recommend you look for a hotel instead of staying a B&B. But if you want the feel of being in an Italian home, this might be the place for you.

7.6 Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

The place was difficult to find, the only sign is on the doorbell. They upgraded our room for free. They didn't speak much English. The location was good for being close to the train station and the sites. But it was a bad location for noise. There is a youth hostal next to it where the kids would play guitar all night trying to win girls, and they sucked or were drunk. With the thin walls it was impossible to block them our without ear plugs. I think the owner smokes (like half of Europe) but they did it inside sometimes which left the hallways smelly.

7.9 Good
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

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4.0 Ordinary
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Argentina

2.7
  • February 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

5.5 Ordinary
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.7 Fair
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

3.1
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at the 10-room Barbara House - Guest House. Flat-screen televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers visiting the Duomo area will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks. Additional comforts include air conditioning. Hair dryers can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer on request
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Barbara House - Guest House

By train
From Piazza Stazione next to Santa Maria Novella train station, turn left into via Nazionale, then turn first right into via Faenza. Barbara House is at number 20 on the left side of the street.

Distances from Inn Barbara House

Medici Chapels - 0.1 km / 0 mi
San Lorenzo Market - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
San Lorenzo Church - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Laurentian Library - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Casa Martelli Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Church of Santa Maria Maggiore - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo Medici Riccardi - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Battistero di San Giovanni - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Santa Maria Novella Square - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Florence Design Academy - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo degli Affari - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Piazza di San Giovanni - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
National Alinari Museum of Photography - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Giotto's Campanile - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Barbara House - Guest House is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 5.1 km / 3.2 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 Barbara House - Guest House

  • Private parking