Casa Rovai Guest House
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... out for a coffee, I asked a waitress who was setting up if the shop was open.
"Apriamo alle sette" she replied. Seconds after I turned and walked away I heard a church bell toll SEVEN times.
Maybe that's Italian humour ??
... minutes of flying we had landed in Florence. Hardly seemed worth the two hour wait just to get on the flight! We caught a cab to the apartment because apparently the trains aren't very good in Florence and it's just easier to get a bus or in our case, a cab. We arrived around 4:00pm and we were greeted by Elisa who is our Air BnB host for this last stop. She lives in the apartment downstairs from the one we are staying in, ...
... of use (myself included) took a cab to our place of stay while the rest walked. Our place of stay: a convent, with nuns and everything.
The convent is what you are thinking of. Nuns live and work there and the hallways and rooms are ancient, extremely creepy at night. We were given breakfast every morning and had to be back at the convent every night by 11:30 P.M. because one nun waited ...
... home to have drink. Chicken stir fry didn't eventuate - instead, we took our red wine, chocolate baci and fruit tarts up stairs to the lounge and that was dinner. Tuesday 8th October 2013 We began our day by face timing family and friends. We love our iPads with this app it makes keeping in touch with home easy. Today we walked to the Duomo and went inside the cathedral. It was spectacular. Words nor photos do it justice! The sheer beauty and scale were amazing. ...
... to get basic starter supplies - bread, pasta, tea, coffee, milk along with basic pantry items like salt, sugar etc. Many of these things we needed to purchase to get us through this week. We will not be cooking many meals but need basics for breakfast and snacks. We worked out today that I forgot to pack the jar of vegemite. I left in pantry at last Villa. Bugger for Christine and her breakfast. After the trip through ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Casa Rovai Guest House Florence
Casa Rovai is a special place to stay in Florence. It is a six-room guest house in a great location, and the owners are wonderful. My sister and I stayed there for two nights, and I would highly recommend this place if you're visiting Florence.
If you are going to the Casa Rovai, I recommend a short stay. The location is excellent for sight-seeing, the staff are beyond reproach and are more than happy to help you plan your visit to the city. The rooms are clean and well equipped and the guest house is nicely decorated. However (you knew there was a 'however'), my main memory of our stay at the Casa Rovai was the amount of noise that leaked in and out of the room. Some of the rooms are directly connected to the reception area, so you get to hear absolutely everything that happens there, and our room was connected to another room with a thin door between us. I not only had to put up with the sounds of my husband snoring, but another person's husband's snoring! There was also the constant fluttering of pigeons outside the room - obviously this is not Casa Rovai's fault, but it was still very annoying. My advice: bring ear-plugs.
My boyfriend and I stayed 4 nights in Casa Rovai and had the best time! the room and the entire place was spotless.. it was so clean and organized and it made us feel right at home.
Arianna, who works at the reception was charming and helped us with everything we needed in the most gracious and kind way.
this place has style and a homey feeling to it..
plus, it has a very good location and it's quite..
we strongly recommend it! :)
Casa Rovai has a beautiful website. Based on that site and very prompt and helpful email during the reservation process, our expectations were set higher than the B&B lived up to during our 3 night stay in May 07.
Une maison d'hôte
Hotel très sympathique et convivial; je voulais que ma fille de 15 ans ait un souvenir plein de charme loin de ses copines.
Cette maison d'hôte nous a permis de passer un séjour très agréable;
J'ai pu organiser mon voyage de France grâce à eux : des réservations de musées, et aussi une balade à cheval dans la montagne aux alentours.
Et de retour à la casa, le repos et le calme assuré tout en restant au contact des amis par Internet.
Voilà un endroit plein de charme que je recommande, au centre de la ville.
Great Buy in the heart of Florence
We stayed in Casa Rovai Guest House over Easter week-end. It is a beautifully renovated apartment on a side street in the historic center, about a 5 minute walk from the Duomo. The ceilings of the rooms are decorated in original frescoes, painted in the 16th century. The beds are comfortable and well appointed. Arianna, who welcomed us, is most helpful and friendly and found us parking, an excellent restaurant and directions without fail. Breakfast and coffee is available every morning as well as internet service. The rooms are immaculate. It is a guest house where you can maintain privacy if preferred or you can feel right at home. I would highly recommend this B&B.
Great stay in Florence. Close to all the sites. Warm welcome - even letting us in early straight off the night train
The Genuine Florence
My husband's and my (3) night stay at Casa Rovai was an unique and memorable experience for us. This being our first experience staying in a guest house, orginally a palace, gave us a flavor of life in the "geniune Florence". Our accommodations were both comfortable and clean. The owner and staff were pleasant and accommodating. Located in the Santa de Croce area of the city, it proved very convenient to all of the wonderful historic sites, restaurants and shopping Florence has to offer. The (2) computers with internet access made keeping in touch with our offices in the USA possible. I would recommend Casa Rovai to family and friends!
We arrived later than we thought/hoped due to unclear directions given by the hotel/guest house. This was later looked on as being very unsatisfactory. The place was not at all as it was expected it was empty almost seemed deserted, no staff present for long period. The hotel was cold and old lacked any welcoming atmosphere. Not very pleasant to spend your time here. Definitely not value for money, there are way better places to be found in Florence.
Casa Rovai was great
My wife and I and two children stayed at the Casa Rovai Guest House last weekend and we really enjoyed it. The accomodations were just as advertised and very well done (recently renovated in 2005). There are six guest rooms with a variety of configurations and the location is great -- two blocks from the Duomo and very quiet. This was our first stay at a guest house. It is not exactly like a full service hotel -- not 24 hour manned desk for instance, but they had everything we needed, breakfast was included, computer w/internet plus room access for your portable, clean, and it was very easy to come and go while feeling safe and very comfortable. I would definitely stay there again and recommend it to others.