1 Bedroom apartment, 1 Bathroom, sleeps 4, WiFi, AC
- english, We accept Paypal, transferwise and bank transfers.
About William Keene
We have provided additional information that we think will be useful to your stay on https://www.facebook.com/florenceapartment and www.florenceapartments.co.uk The apartment is in a 17th Century building and is owned by William’s family whose ancestors owned the English Pharmacy (Farmacia Inglese) on one of the main streets of Florence, via de’ Tornabuoni. William’s grandparents left before the war and moved to England where they then set up many similar pharmacies in the City of London. You can still see the Farmacia on via de’ Tornabuoni which has now been turned into a shoe shop, but all the original wooden display cabinets for the medicines and tinctures are still there. We hope you will enjoy discovering this beautiful historic City and visit again. We also accept payment in Euros.
Why William Keene chose Porta al Prato
This property is in the historical City centre close to the train and bus stations and has good local shops but also a short walk to the main tourist attractions. The river Arno is also very close by that provides wonderful views. The Westin Excelsior and St Regis hotels are nearby arguably the two best hotels in Florence. The Police station is in the same street that adds to the sense of security. The apartment with its period features provides a link with the past.
What makes this Apartment unique
Central location allows you to walk to all the tourist sites. Speciality shops in the same street provides great food and fabulous restaurants. Car hire available in the same street with Hertz, Avis etc. Free unlimited WiFi. On first floor so only one flight of steps. Air conditioning, double glazing & washing machine.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
There is a cot in the apartment if needed.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We had a wonderful time at this apartment. We cooked, touristed very comfortably. Thanks for your attention Beatrice. All convenient and easy.
Dear Elaine, thank you for your fantastic review and great to hear that you had a wonderful time in the apartment, found everything convenient and easy and that Beatrice provided you with lots of attention. Kind regards William
Fantastic location !!!
Our hostess made communication and our stay so easy ! The bed is extremely comfortable and you absolutely cannot beat the location. ( the bakery below is an extra perk !). Highly recommended and the and you oh so much for your kind hospitality !
Dear John, thank you for your fantastic review. Delighted to hear that Beatrice made communication & your stay so easy. Fabulous that you found the bed extremely comfortable, the location of the apartment cannot be beaten and you liked the bakery below. Thank you for highly recommending the apartment and kind hospitality. Kind regards William
The apartment was very clean and charming, located within easy walk of many sites. The fan provided helped keep it cool during the hot evenings. The check in was easy and the washing machine was very helpful since we are on a long trip.
Dear Tonya, thank you for your fabulous review. Great to hear that you found the apartment very clean, charming & located within an easy walk of many sites. Found the air conditioning kept you cool, the check in was easy & the washing machine was very helpful. Kind regards William
I HAVE DISCOVERED AN EXCELLENT PLACE FOR TOURISTS
The location is excellent to visit Florence but also to rent a car and visit all the beautiful areas nearby. Train station is 5-10 minutes away by foot.
The appartment is cozy and friendly for a small family
For older visits the stairs are somewhat steep
Dear Giuseppe, thank you for your fantastic review. Wonderful to hear that you found the location of the apartment excellent to visit Florence, rent a car and visit all the beautiful areas nearby. The apartment cozy and friendly and the train station a 5-10 minute walk away. kind regards William
Firenze- June, 2019
Porta al Prato is a great place to stay while in Firenze.
We enjoy walking through the city, and Porta al Prato is minutes away from the rail station, main Florence attractions, and is very close to the Arno river. Also very close are trattorias, pasticcerias, and a supermarket.
The apartment is great for a single or couple travelling, and is well-maintained. Our contact was Beatrice; she was great with communications, information, and advice.
We recommend a stay at Porta al Prato.
wonderful to hear that Beatrice was great for communication, information and advice. The apartment was great for singles and couples and well maintained. The apartment location is minutes from the main railway station, Florence's main attractions, very close to the river Arno, Trattorias, Pasticcerie, supermarket. Thank you for recommending staying in the apartment. Kind regards William
We enjoyed our stay. Precipitous stairs on entry. Fairly basic kitchen facilities in apartment and nowhere to prepare food. A chopping board would be really useful! Local supermarket and shops excellent. Il profeta restaurant wonderful but expensive. Useful bus service to more or less everywhere.
Dear Jane, thank you for your review and good to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found the local supermarket and shops excellent. We have provided two chopping boards in the apartment and we normally sit at the large round table to prepare food. kind regards William
The apartment is on Borgo Ognissanti which is a couple of minutes from the River Arno and close to the famous Grand and Excelsior Hotels at Piazza Ognissanti. It is directly above a bakery which is convenient for buying fresh brioche in the mornings. Opposite is the highly recommended Il Profeta restaurant, which has fantastic food.
Santa Maria Novella train station is approximately five minutes walk from the apartment. We will send you a map showing the apartment location in the Centre of Florence when a rental inquiry is made.
There is a secure private car park available in the same street one minute from the apartment. Parking is not included in the price. You can walk along the Arno to visit the Ponte Vecchio (the old bridge), Uffizi gallery, Piazza della Signoria and on to the Duomo and Giotto's Tower. Alternatively cross over the ponte vecchio to visit the Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens in the Oltrano district.
Other Activities: Within easy walking distance of all the major tourist attractions. If you are arriving by car there is a secure private car park in the same street. Parking is not included in the price.