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florence Hotels or B&B recomendations

Need recommendations for Hotels or B&B's in Florence

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hi abolafias
when is your dates, prices in euros, how many people, any part of florence?

Posted by
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Hi, abolafias,
There are lots of people on this forum who might be able to give you suggestions, but your request is far too vague to know what you are asking. What is your PRICE RANGE? Are you planning to spend $100/night or up to $400/night? Are you one person or six? Do any of you have mobility issues that would require not walking far from the train station or needing an elevator? How LONG do you plan to stay (staying for a week? or just overnight?) The Rick Steves Italy book has several pages of reviewed hotels and B&Bs in Florence which would be a good place to start. Once you figure out more clearly what you want to ask, please come back and no doubt folk/s will have suggestion/s that would be useful to you.

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jmauldinuu asks some good questions: what's right for one traveler may not be for another based on budget, location, mobility challenges, group size and desired amenities. It's also best to start thinking in euros before your trip: not all accommodation websites are going to provide U.S. $$ conversations, and you'll want to be able to roughly figure daily expenses in your head once you get there: a 15 euro meal, say, is costing you about how much in U.S. dollars?

Additionally, if using a credit card to some of your payments, you always, always want the bill charged in euros and not U.S. dollars to avoid dynamic currency conversion fees/poor exchange rates.

You can always figure your own conversions using an online tool such as this one:

Understand that the conversion rates shown are CURRENT and that they shift given changes in the market. I'm also assuming that by "dollars" you mean U.S. and not Canadian.

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"Please" and "thank you" go a long way towards receiving useful assistance, wherever you travel or wherever you post questions, instead of demands.

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Hello! My husband & I are plannng a trip in early March. I’ve been trying to research hotels & came across the GRAND HOTEL CAVOUR. Trying to find something under $125 a night. Just wondered if anyone has any firsthand experience with this particular hotel? Please & thank you for any advice.

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"Please" and "thank you" go a long way towards receiving useful assistance, wherever you travel or wherever you post questions, instead of demands.

Exactly. You will get helpful advice if you are more polite!

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Hotel Dali (an RS recommended $ hotel), has comfortable but simple accommodations within a 5 minute walk (and great views!) to the Duomo. Owner Marco is very friendly and attentive and speaks excellent english. No breakfast, however there are many places nearby to enjoy a pleasant morning meal. Marco also has a number of apartments nearby that are very competitively priced for anyone needing more than one room. We (3 adults) were very comfortable in a 2-room apartment (very comfy fold-out bed in the living room area), with a small bathroom and kitchen area (propane range, microwave, and mini fridge), free wifi and in a quiet street off the beaten path but very convenient (10 minute walk or less) to the Duomo and main sightseeing spots. Our apartment didn't have a lift, so if walking up 5 flights of stairs is a problem, ask about one of his apartments with a lift. Cost was a concern for us on this trip but we never felt like we were sacrificing comfort for dollars and we definitely gained a bit of authenticity, not to mention some added leg strength as we schlepped up those stairs! (Note, the Hotel DOES have a lift and it's only on the 2nd floor.) If yu are looking for a pleasant place to stay in Florence that doesn't bust your budget, you can't go wrong with Marco and the Hotel Dali.

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I’m a local travel concierge in Florence (ideas,tips,events etc) and can not promote of course, but check on google as there are many vacation rental agencies if you like the idea on a self catering apartment and maybe save some money (larger space, fully equipped kitchen, privacy). Ie On the once I promote I offer a handy the free international calls so if you look well sure you can find good deals.
September is high season in Italy so not easy to find a good hotel to stay for less than 100 € per night

Any tip on the area and Florence, Happy yo help you