Taking a room – or the whole place – at either Floroom 1 or Floroom 2 in Florence is somewhere between hiring an apartment and booking a boutique B&B. Or, if you’re lucky with your social circle, perhaps it’s akin to staying with a very chic and arty Florentine friend.
Both owned by a young Florentine couple, Floroom 1 and Floroom 2 each have four double bedrooms and a kitchen for breakfast.
Floroom 1 is the original one, and occupies the top floor of a residential building on Via Pavone, in the Oltrarno district. Rooms here are in the eaves and therefore pretty compact.They have a more traditional and cosy feel than those at Floroom 2, which is much more centrally located on Via del Sole, a short walk from the train station and the main sights, including the Duomo.
Floroom 2 is the more modern of the two apartments, and although also on the top floor of its building, it is more spacious.
Design in both is minimal and stylish, with enormous Alinari photographs of Florence, and white walls and furniture ensuring that the rooms don’t feel cluttered.
Once you’ve filled up on the hearty Tuscan breakfast (prosciutto, yoghurt, cheese, cereal, bread, fresh fruit), you can help yourself throughout the day to cake and to juice from the fridge, and the Floroom owners will gladly provide lists of restaurant recommendations for lunch and dinner.
Bathrooms are not so much en-suite as part of the bedroom, separated by opaque glass but not exactly private; you need to know your roommate well. Floroom is undoubtedly for couples or groups of friends and is firmly adult-only; too many stairs for little legs, and not enough space for extra beds or cots.
Floroom Florence Information
- Location: Florence, 45 minutes drive from Florence Airport.
- Accommodation: 4 Rooms.
- Facilities: DVD library, WiFi.
- Activities: Visit attractions such as Ponte Vecchio, Galleria dell’Accademia and Boboli Gardens.
- Weather: The warmest months are generally July and August (about 17-31° Celsius) while the coolest months are December and January (about 1-10° Celsius).
- Children: Not suitable.