COVID-19 Travel Advisory: Stay up to date with the latest on the coronavirus pandemic.   Learn More >

opinion on an apartment in Florence

Old Feb 3rd, 2014, 05:57 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 13
opinion on an apartment in Florence

I will be traveling to Italy in April with my husband. We are looking for an apartment in Florence for 5 nights.

I'd like your opinion on this apartment:

http://www.vrbo.com/515584

Thanks!
janaphoto is offline  
Old Feb 3rd, 2014, 06:21 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 8,166
It looks gorgeous, and what a location!

My only concern would be noise -- you might consider asking the owners if street noise (traffic or people) is a concern there (or check reviews, if such are available).
annw is offline  
Old Feb 3rd, 2014, 06:23 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 10,228
I think the location is fine, but I notice the listing mentions "kitchen" but does not show even a hint of a kitchen, nor does it mention facilities within the kitchen. Makes me a little suspicious...
ellenem is offline  
Old Feb 3rd, 2014, 08:19 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 27,867
We are staying in this apartment in late March.

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/662667?s=3Bsn
DebitNM is offline  
Old Feb 4th, 2014, 02:17 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 81
I suggest this http://www.riversuites.it/en/ very close to San Nicolò area. They are elegant as the accomodation you asked opinion for, but probably cheaper and with the Best Western group quality beside them.
Maltesec is offline  
Old Feb 4th, 2014, 06:47 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 20,448
The description mentions the apartment is located "above our family restaurant." That could mean things like noise (diners talking, plates/pots/pans being stacked/washed, etc.) and aromas/smells, all late into the evening. Or not. Without any reviews posted, you having nothing to go on but 7 photos.
Jean is offline  
Old Feb 4th, 2014, 08:30 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 97
I would be concerned about the lack of reviews.
italy2012 is offline  
Old Feb 4th, 2014, 03:28 PM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,843
Since the apartment's only been on the VRBO site since 2014, I wouldn't be too concerned about lack of reviews. But the kitchen issue might be worth asking about if you plan to so much as make a pot of coffee or a light meal there - might not be possible. And the restaurant noise may also be a problem. I would also want to see a photo of the bathroom. Other than all that, it looks lovely!
Holly_uncasdewar is offline  
Old Feb 4th, 2014, 06:09 PM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 5,740
Just an fyi- I've had good results with SleepInItaly.com and RentalInRome.com. I would work with either agency again, no problems.

(I'm always leary when there is no picture of the kitchen or the bathrooms. I even like to see a layout, as some bathrooms are only accessible by going through a bedroom, and I've seen bedrooms that are only accessible by going through another bedroom!)

Good luck!
sarge56 is offline  
Old Feb 4th, 2014, 06:11 PM
  #10  
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 5,740
PS Perhaps you could ask this owner if they could forward pics of the bathroom and kitchen area.
sarge56 is offline  
Old Feb 5th, 2014, 01:08 PM
  #11  
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 821
Chairs for the balcony Baths and Kitchen are important to me too.
jan47ete is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
outwest
Europe
4
Feb 17th, 2014 06:09 PM
DaphneH
Europe
12
Sep 29th, 2012 11:43 AM
fishee
Europe
7
Jun 30th, 2012 02:00 AM
sandyatlanta
Europe
4
Sep 18th, 2010 09:35 PM
sweetgrass
Europe
5
Aug 22nd, 2004 10:00 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

FODOR'S VIDEO