Floroom 2

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Address: Via del Sole 2, Florence, 50123, Italy

Star rating:
3 star hotel

4.6

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
4.9
90%
Eating/drinking
4.5
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4.8
90%
Value for money
4.5
90%
Bedrooms
4.7
90%
Public areas
4.2
90%

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.

Public areas

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

Service

                                                                                  

Who stays there

                                                                       

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Singles
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • No fuss
  • Design and architecture

Pros & Cons

  • Free all day drinks and snacks
  • DVD library
  • Free WiFi
  • Second floor, no lift
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