Floroom 2

Via del Sole 2, Florence, Italy, 50123

Price from: £102

Floroom 1 sitting room

By Nicky Swallow, your Florence expert

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#20 of 25
expert-rated hotels in Florence
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Location:
4.9
4.9
Bedrooms:
4.7
4.7
Eating/drinking:
4.5
4.5
Public areas:
4.2
4.2
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
4.8
4.8
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Couples, Singles, Design and architecture, No fuss, Shopping, Sightseeing

Expert review of Floroom 2

Small and stylish, this b&b lies yards from Via Tornabuoni’s designer shops.

I first saw this little locanda just after it opened in 2009 and I was really impressed. One of a number of upmarket b&bs to emerge in Florence in recent years, it packs lots of style into a small space. The owners have taken a typical old Florentine apartment and put it into a contemporary context, creating a stylish yet cosy haven of grey, slate, black and white (inspired by the over-sized black and white photos of Florence hanging on the walls) and filled with a mix of contemporary design pieces, antiques from the family vaults and re-worked fleamarket finds.

It all feels a bit like staying at the chic flat of an interior designer friend. With a name like this, there has to be a Floroom 1, and indeed there is. Floroom 2’s sister b&b, which shares many of the characteristics of her younger sibling, is located in a quiet sidestreet in the Oltrarno.

Location: 

Floroom occupies the second floor of an apartment in a characteristic street just off the shopping Mecca of Via Tornabuoni. Note, there’s no lift.

Bedrooms: 

The same colour palette of moody greys/black/white is carried into the bedrooms, which vary in size and price. No. 6 is the smallest (and it really is small); no. 8 is big enough for an extra bed. Slick, swish bathrooms are hidden behind sliding, smoked-glass doors.

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Public areas: 

Apart from the communal kitchen, there’s a small sitting area stocked with arty books and DVDs of cinema classics.

Pros: 
Free WiFi
DVD library
Free all day drinks and snacks
Cons: 
Second floor, no lift

More information on Floroom 2:

Price from:
£102
Type:
Bed & Breakfast
Address:
Via del Sole 2, Florence, Italy, 50123
Neighbourhood:
Via Tornabuoni

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