1865 Residenza d'epoca

Via Luigi Carlo Farini 12, Florence, Italy
Sant'Ambrogio

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19.5
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  • Rooms19.5
  • Public Spaces19.5
  • Service20
  • Overall19.5
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Hotel Description

A charming couple transforming their home into a bed-and-breakfast isn’t exactly newsworthy, but then again, not every charming couple owns a 19th-century Florentine guest house. 1865 Residenza d’epoca pays tribute to Florence’s brief tenure as Italy’s capital without feeling like a museum piece. Rather than stocking their five guest rooms with imposing antiques, owners Michel and Cinzia opt for a lighter touch. Sure, chaise lounges stretch out beneath wall-to-wall ceiling frescoes, but there are plenty of modern boutique signifiers, too.

Each room is named in honor of a famous writer who lived in Florence around 1865, the year of the building’s construction. This might be a familiar art-hotel gimmick, but it doesn’t feel forced — you won’t find any glittering quotes adorning the walls. Think of it as just another charming wrinkle in the city’s rich history, and a good reminder of the design work that went into setting the guest rooms apart from one another. At first blush, the aesthetic seems to rely on dark floorboards and damask drapery, but any old-world elegance is balanced out by sharp modern style — the travertine bathrooms, for example, could be transplants from a sleek urban retreat.

There’s no courtyard or restaurant, but in the manner of high-end guesthouses, 1865 Residenza d’epoca compensates splendidly. Breakfast is home-cooked every morning, and served in the aptly named Red Lounge. For anyone missing an outdoor space, the views of the neighboring Wilson Gattai gardens deliver ample greenery.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 5 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Free wi-fi
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wine tours nearby

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Valid credit card required. Check-in time: from 2.00pm to 6.00pm. A late check-in is well accepted as far as we know your arriving time. In any case, please inform us about your arriving time.

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    • 269 ft²/25 m².
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    Views: garden or street.

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    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • rain shower
    • safe
  • Junior Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 484 ft²/45 m².
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    Views: garden.

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    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
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    • flat panel television
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    • international channel
    • rain shower
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Free wi-fi
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wine tours nearby

Need to Know

Valid credit card required. Check-in time: from 2.00pm to 6.00pm. A late check-in is well accepted as far as we know your arriving time. In any case, please inform us about your arriving time.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

11am

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