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Le Stanze di Santa Croce B & B
Le Stanze di Santa Croce is on Via delle Pinzochere, in the historic quarter of Santa Croce. The bed & breakfast, though secluded in this very quiet street, is only a few meters away from the splendid Church of Santa Croce (Church of the Holy Cross). The area is just enough off the beaten track of tourism, yet lively and rich with artisan shops and markets. Passionate about cooking, the B & B owner organizes cooking lessons, proposing visits to the local markets to create a typical Tuscan meal to be eaten on their terrace with local wines. The B&B has 4 nice rooms in a newly renovated small palazzo. The names of the rooms (La Martinella, La Trecca, la Montanina, and La Squilla) have been chosen from the names of famous bells of Florence. Each room is unique from the other and has a particular romantic touch and is equipped with ensuite bathroom, telephone, and air conditioning. The breakfast buffet, which includes only natural foods, has a wide range of breads, toasts, juice, homemade jams, organic honey, fresh milk, homemade cakes, and a large selection of bread, cheeses, and Tuscan salami. It is served on a nice terrace perfumed with jasmine and roses.

Please note that check in is done by way of a code that the owners provide so you can come at any time. Then they'll see you the next morning to take passport details.
  • air-conditioning
  • breakfast included
  • independent heating
  • communal terrace
  • hair dryer
  • linen and towels provided
  • mini-safe
  • phone for incoming calls
  • telephone in room
  • internet hookup
  • 1st floor
  • no elevator
  • free crib available upon request
Booking details
Booking details: Bed & Breakfast (owner does not live on premises), 4 guestrooms, with private bathroom (ensuite)
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro, Visa, Mastercard, Maestro card
Minimum stay: no minimum stay
Cancellations allowed up to: 5 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm) or 2 singles
Policies & Extra Charges: non-smoking, room will be ready by 1 pm for check-in, luggage can be held before check-in, luggage can be left after check-out, check-out time is 10:30 am, city tourist tax €3 per person per night (not included in price)
Spoken Language(s):
Rates and Availability
 Le Stanze di Santa Croce B & B
Stazione Santa Maria Novella
Boboli Gardens
Ponte Vecchio
Piazza della Signoria
Galleria dell’Accademia
Pitti Palace
Piazza Santo Spirito
Mercato Centrale