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Residence La Contessina - Florence

Via Faenza 71 - Florence

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 110 .50
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Residence La Contessina is a quiet haven situated in the historic center of Florence.

The property features 484-square-foot (45-square-meter) one-room apartments, which include a bedroom, kitchen/living area and bathroom. A 24-hour reception desk provides all sorts of tourist information.

Managed by the property's events department, well-appointed meeting space with video projector and audio system for up to 75 persons is available on site. Free wireless internet access is available in the hotel's public areas. 
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.9 Excellent
Based on 54 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Great location, incredibly quiet, helpful staff. Highly recommended.

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Breakfast at Residence La Contessina

A free buffet breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Residence La Contessina

  • Bar
  • Baby sitter
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Laundry service
  • TV Lounge
  • Internet/Email services
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Room
  • Private parking

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.
  • This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 1 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.

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.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: EUR 5 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: EUR 5 per day (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 30 per night
  • Pet fee: EUR 15 per night
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 40
  • Kitchen/kitchenette fee: EUR 25 per stay

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 3 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.

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9.0

Clean

8.4

Location

8.2

Quiet

9.2

Spacious

8.7

Service

Residence La Contessina reviews

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Israel

great location but hard to find the entrance with car. Great place, enjoyed our stay.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • New Zealand

An excellent family run hotel. Well situated, a five minute walk, to the railway station, and central to all the places of interest. Good restaurants nearby. We would recommend this hotel.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

La Contessina was a pleasant surprise. In reality, it looked better than its photographs. While I did not write down the names, the owner and staff made extra efforts to be friendly, nice, and helpful. Our 1-bedroom with bath apartment, and the hotel, were very neat and clean (they have bigger apartments). Breakfast was wonderful!!!! The hotel/apartment is nicely located in Florence, and nearby restaurants were good! We were able to walk to almost all places of interest - and the Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus was helpful. It was a good experience - my son and his family will be there next spring/summer! If we have the opportunity, my wife and I will return!!!!.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Denmark

Reception and staff personnal were very friendly, helpful and professional. Location is in walking distance from all major points of interest in Firenze

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Well appointed rooms/appartments ideally located in the center of Florence. The family is extremely helpful, the breakfast is excellent, the welcome provides a calm haven from the downtown rush. This is our second visit to La Contessina, and we will certainly come back again.

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Colombia

THE HOTEL IS EXCELLENT. BUT IT HAS A PROBLEM IS THE LACK OF ATTENTION IN PROFESINALISMO. In this I mean that is attended by OWNERS THE LADY SERVES AS IF SHE WAS IN HER HOME AND SHE BHAS REMEMBER THAT SHE IS ATTENDING A HOTEL AND THE CUSTOMER ALWAYS THE REASON AND THE SERVICE SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO SATISFY THE USER.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

I doubt if you could find a better value, location, facilities in Florence. This was my third visit to Florence and I would definitely return to La Contessina again. It is like having your own private apartment in Firenze, Perfecto !!!. Only one problem, driving in Firenze, nothing to do with La Contessina.

7.9 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Netherlands

Beautiful accomodation. Dusty but otherwise very clean. Staff is very kind and willing to help with reservations for museum etc. Just a bit further from the hart of the centre than we had hoped but in reality only a max 10 minute walk. Great place to stay alltogether.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Israel

In general - excellent however, maintenance is poor. Lamps which don't work, wood pieces falling off the chest of drawers and nobody taking notice.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Paraguay

We will always remember La Contessina, not only for its comfortable rooms and delicious breakfasts but also for the employees kindness. We had a wonderful stay and will recommend this hotel to everyone going to Florence! Special thanks to Nuncio and Gregorio!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Malaysia

The apartment was clean, quiet and cozy, especially for families with young children. Service staff were very friendly. However, the toilet will be a bit cold during winter without a heater and the hairdryer was broken.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Israel

Traveled with my kids. Great place, with LCD, internet and parking. Great location. Thanks

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Arab Emirates

This place is a gem! Its excellent price for quality. Its a 5-6 minute walk from the Santa Maria Novella train station. It is walking distance to all key areas including Duomo, Ponte Vecchio etc. I would recommend this place to anyone who is travelling on a budget but doesn't want to compromise on quality.

6.6 Fair
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

The hotel is in a good location. With the sofa bed extended very little room was left to move about. The loft was spacious enough to move about. The air conditioner remote control display panel did not work and I could not read the temperature setting. It was either too cold or too hot. It was difficult to set the temperature to a comfortable level. It is within a short walking distance to several attractions such as the Stazione di Santa Maria Novella, the Santa Maria Basilica, and the Mercato Centrale on via dell'Ariento. This mercato was one of the best that I've encountered in Firenza and Venice - buy in Firenza! Other attractions such as the Uffizi Galleria is a few minutes walk as well as the Basilica di Santa Croce. However, it is a wonderful walk through the old centre with many shops, mercatos and attractions to steal your attention away. Enjoy Firenza!

7.5 Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Hong Kong

Lovely hotel in a quiet street, but still very close to train station. Couple of nice restaurants just round the corner. Rooms were big and clean, and family that ran the hotel was very helpful in making reservations for the Uffizi and other museums. Would definitely recommend this hotel!

7.9 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Taiwan

we wenet to FLorence for a conference, and this hotel is about 3 minutes walk from the venue!And also 7 minutes walk from the train station. It has free internet (but on the doorway). SOme of the toilet facility has problem (leakage of shower, but overall, it is clean, spacious, and good for travellers with family. It is also about 5 minute's walk to the central market, and a little bit further to other part of Florence

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

agréable accueil. Idéalement situé à 5mn des lieux touristiques.Chambres vastes, propres et calmes,pratiques avec la kitchenette.pratique aussi le parking dans un quartier de rues piétonnes.Idéal pour un séjour itinérant en famille;beaucoup de trattorias et autres restaus autour.

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

This is an excellent choice for a short stay, as the hotel is just 2 blocks from the station and just in the area of the main places to visit in Florence. The entrance of the hotel could be a little bit tricky but the rooms are very spacious, comfortable, clean and good value for the price. Breakfast is just continental breakfast but the restaurant in the lower floor is quite nice. If you are only looking for a place to rest while walking and visiting Florence the whole day...this is a very good choice.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

A nice and quiet boutique hotel in the middle of a busy area. The rooms are spacious, tidy and clean. Very comfortable. Most of the tourist attractions are within walking distance from the hotel. Highly recommended.

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

5th time in Firenze and this is the best place yet. Roomy, clean, with incredible location. Best private car park also. Tricky to find; forget the directions. Find Piazza Independenza, pass it on your right, and continue to about the 3rd possible right, Faenza, and take it. I thought all hotels here were dirty, expensive, and poor value until this. Highly recomended for families.

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

My wife and I went on the trip of a lifetime during which time we visited the USA, Holland, France and Italy. Residence La Contessina was a "magic" introduction to the glories not only of Florence (which we adored) but Italy as a whole. The staff were fantastic and could not help us enough. The facilities were 5 star. But best of all, it gave an ambiance which was second to none. We have sounded the Hotel's praises to all of our friends and we hope to come again. In our opinion, Residence La Contessina was the best Hotel of all the Hotels we stayed in and we stayed in plenty.

6.5 Fair
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Greece

The room was not what we expected. Very poorly decorated (plastic plants and kitch plaster statuettes), the bathroom even though very spatious, left very little room for the shower. The overall feeling was a non-cosy appartment even though quite spatious and well located.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The room was very spacious. Only issue we had was the 'no guests after 10pm policy'. We were not aware of this policay and my niece, who lives in Florence, was not able to visit after 10pm.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We came to Florence to visit our daughter who is studying abroad. The accommodations and staff at this hotel were excellent. Some members of the staff were fluent in English which is very helpful. The apartment like suites were very spacious as compared to a normal hotel room at a very reasonable price. They included a large bathroom, kitchen, dining, sitting room combination and a large loft styled bedroom overlooking the downstairs. The rooms were cleaned each day with fresh towels provided. If you do use the kitchen for cooking there is a separate fee. The site is not far from the train station and walking distance to the tourist locations. The location is down a very narrow street, but once you entered the hotel's driveway you are in another quiet world. The breakfast each morning was great. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Florence. The family was great as was the hotel. Thank You, Jim.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Our stay was a breath of fresh Italian air, relaxed, as if a part of an exclusive estate. Hard to believe we were a half block from the excitement of the city itself. What a wonderful retreat! The apartment was spacious for our group of four friends. The breakfast selection ample and tasty. I hope to get back to visit!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We throughly enjoyed our stay here. The apartment looked exactly like it did in the pictures on the Venere web site. The managers were all very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very satisfying. The apartment was spacious, clean and lovely. Its location was outstanding. It is a short walk to the train station and was easily within walking distance of all of the major attractions. We have all ready recomended it to friends who are heading to Florence this summer. We highly recommend it. We found a wonderful restuarant called La Celestino, Piazza Santa Felicita, 4r., www.ristorantecelstino.it Try the steak with mushroom sauce and bacon!!!!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Arab Emirates

During our 3-week trip in Italy, we stayed at 9 hotels. La Contessina was definitely the best value for money! The hotel is absolutely great and the rooms were very spacious and comfortable for our family of 4. It is run by a very kind and attentive family, who provided very good information and wonderful treatment throughout our stay. The car park was large enough for our vehicle and very safe. I would certainly come back to this hotel next time I visit Florence! Mazin

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

This was one of the best hotels we stayed at while on holiday in Italy. We stayed here once at the first of our vacation and liked it so well we came back for a second stay at the end of our travels in Italy. The family that runs this accommodation are very professional, with a kindness that makes one feel like they are coming home again. Our daughter stayed at La Contessina in one of the three person apartments while in school and thoroughly enjoyed her time there. We highly recommend this establishment to anyone looking for quality, comfort and helpfulness for a very reasonable price.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Germany

We had a very nice stay in Ference, the rooms were very clean and big. The employees were very polite and helpfully. When we left the hotel for driving home, we forgot a big basket full of things, some quite expensive. We are very happy that it was no problem to get back everything. The whole basket has been sent back to us by mail, nothing damaged or lost. Thanks a lot!

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Two comments: 1) The hotel can be very noisy at night; not from the street traffic in Firenze, but from the surrounding rooms. Be sure to close the windows to the interior courtyard if you want quiet. 2) I chose this hotel because it was advertised as accessible for handicapped. This is correct, but be advised that the person who requires a walker or a wheelchair will, of necessity, sleep in the common living area on a sofa bed as the only other sleeping accomodation is up a staircase that is not accesible.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

A fantastic residence, very friendly & helpful. Great location near markets, train station and very easy stroll to centre, sites, resturants etc.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Netherlands

the only problem is that our room was close to the reception and you could hear everything but at least the nights were quiet and the apartments are great.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Hong Kong

We love this service apartment! We highly recommend this place to all our friends. It is close to everything including the train station and most tourist sights. Just minutes away one can find all amenities that tourists will require. We particularly enjoyed cooking in the kitchen which has all kinds of cooking equipment, and we could walk to the Mercato Centrale in a few minutes to get all the fresh ingredients. The apartment was spacious, clean, and well equipped. The staff were very helpful. The price was excellent for the location and quality. We will definitely return if we will visit Florence again. It was the best place out of the 6 hotels that we stayed at during this trip.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Denmark

Our impression of the Hotel and the room is very good, and for sure we stay here again.

7.8 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

9.0 Wonderful!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

6.2 Fair
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Israel

7.4 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

7.5 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • China

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

7.6 Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

8.7 Excellent
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Austria

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

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9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Uruguay

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.6 Fair
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • France

7.8 Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Chile

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Room Details

Book your business-friendly accommodation at the 20-room Residence La Contessina. Rooms open onto patios. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy 32-inch LCD televisions with pay movies. Corporate travelers will benefit from wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as desks, safes and phones during their Santa Maria Novella visit.

A good night's sleep in comfortable beds with premium bedding and down comforters will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their holiday or business trip. Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers, bidets, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Additional guest comforts include microwaves, air conditioning and blackout drapes/curtains.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Pay-Per-View
  • Extra beds
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet access
  • LCD flat screen TV

How to reach Residence La Contessina

By car
To reach La Contessina Residence from any motorway exit follow directions toward the city-centre and railway station (Firenze Centro-stazione Santa Maria Novella). From the station, turn right into Piazza Adua and head straight to via Cennini. At the end of the street, turn right into via Faenza. Residence La Contessina is situated a few metres ahead on the right, at street number 71.

By train
The residence is very close to the Santa Maria Novella railway station. Take via Nazionale and turn left on via Faenza.

By airplane
Florence airport is about 4 km from the residence. Follow the indications to Santa Maria Novella railway station, right next to the residence.

Distances from Residence La Contessina

Palazzo degli Affari - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Palazzo dei Congressi - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
San Lorenzo Market - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Medici Chapels - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Fortezza da Basso - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
San Lorenzo Church - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Laurentian Library - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Santa Maria Novella Square - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Saint Apollonia Last Supper - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Palazzo Medici Riccardi - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Casa Martelli Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Church of Santa Maria Maggiore - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
National Alinari Museum of Photography - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Battistero di San Giovanni - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
The preferred airport for Residence La Contessina is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 4.9 km / 3 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 Residence La Contessina

  • Private parking