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Alain was the sweetest and nicest person we had come across our whole trip, he gave us the whole low down on the B&B along with things to do in florence and many other helpful hints! He was very quick to respond to emails and was even so kind to book us a taxi for our early departure. I can not say enough amazing things about him and our stay here, we were VERY central in Florence and our room was ADORABLE with the most amazing view! I will stay here again.
Il Magnifico is an ideal place to stay in Florence. Right on the banks of the Arno and not far from Ponte Vecchio and the city center, the ability to walk most places is great. Alain is an incredibly gracious host that will give you a great run down of the hostel as well as what to do and see in Florence and how to find some great local spots to eat. The hostel itself is a enjoyable place to stay. Going out the door to the right you'll find a park just up the street with a great outdoor bar.
Great Location!! No AC but the building is built in a way that it is cooler, which was helpful for the 100 degree weather we experienced.
Alex is the kindest, most welcoming, and by far the most helpful host I have had for any hostel I've been to. He gave us a detailed description of the area and showed us places to go for sight seeing or for restaurants that will give you great food but save you money. If you're looking for a comfortable, homey environment when you're traveling then be sure to stay here!
We were a group of 6, and we needed a place to stay because the other hostel (tourist house Santa Croce) we booked was disgusting. The owner was awesome, and let us use his extra room because we had no place to stay that night. There was complimentary breakfast and wine. VERY VERY VERY CLEAN. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this place to any of my friends and family. One of the best hostels I stayed in during my European trip.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
This is the place to stay when visiting Florence! The B&B is right by the water and within walking distance of all of the major Florence sites. The host is incredibly nice and provides his guests with helpful information like sites to visit, foods to order and more. There was breakfast as well as coffee that could be made at any time. Linens, towels and bathrobes were provided and the room was cleaned daily with breakfast food restocked. Definitely would go back here if I went back to Florence!
Thank you Alain! You were the best and we truly enjoyed our stay. I hope to revisit soon!
- Novice Nomad
- Mixed Group, 25-30
- (1 review)
Great place to stay very accommodating, wish they have a laundry facilities.. other than that great...
Great stay here during our two night stay in Florence. Location is just outside the city so it's quiet but just seconds away from the busy-ness. Wifi and all other facilities were perfect. FYI - B&B is a cold breakfast. I would certainly recommend this to couples, families or other groups wanting a quieter stay.
I absolutely loved staying at Il Magnifico! The room was well heated with great light. I loved that I had views of the river and the Duomo - it was like living in my dream room for a few nights! Free breakfast consisted of croissants & toast crisps with tea & juice. It was all laid out on a table in my room and replenished daily, so I didn't even have to walk out into the kitchen. Short walk from restaurants and main attractions. Alain was helpful and kind. I would definitely stay here again!
We had a fabulous stay at Il Magnifico. The host, Alain, was so incredibly helpful and generous with his knowledge of the city. The B
This hostel was absolutely amazing. The owner (Alain) was very accommodating with respect to our varying arrival times. Upon arrival, he was extremely friendly and welcoming. Our room was very clean and quiet. It even had a complimentary bottle of wine! There was a kitchen where we were able to store fruit and other snack items in the fridge, as well As a coffee maker with a steamer. Breakfast included croissants with a selection of jam, nutella and juice. It was very well priced as well!!
B&B Il Magnifico was amazing! Alain received us and explained everything about the hostel. Alain was very nice and hilarious, and we felt very welcome. Every day, the breakfast is replenished and our rooms were cleaned. The whole hostel was very clean. There's a great espresso machine with capsules and you can even steam milk. You can't cook in the kitchen, but there's plenty of cheap dining options. If you're looking for a calm and tranquil place to stay, this is it!
Alain was the best guesthouse host we could've asked for! We were so impressed by his ability to speak so many languages fluently (he communicated with us in both English and French and is excellent in both languages). He gave us great suggestions for areas to visit and was so hospitable! The room was great and we preferred the facilities to a hotel!
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 18-24
- (1 review)
Alain was a wonderful host who responded to our every need - he even gave us wonderful suggestions for where to go and eat! The location is wonderful; we had a view of the Duomo from our room and were just a short walk away from Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi. Would definitely recommend/stay there again!
What could be improved? Very little - maybe fresh croissants for breakfast, but that's about it. Thank you Alain, you're a great host!