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Casa Rovai Guest House

Via Fiesolana 1 , Florence, 50122 Italy (Show map)
25 Reviews
€ 80 - € 130
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Six spacious rooms in a large, quiet apartment in a historical palace in the heart of Florence. The property is just a few steps away from the Duomo and Santa Croce Church. It has been in current owner’s family since the beginning of the 1900s. Completely restructured in 2005, the apartment offers single, double, triple, quadruple rooms and a suite - double and single communicating rooms- each with its own private bathroom, a large breakfast room and a living room for relaxing in. Casa Rovai is tastefully decorated with original 19th and 20th century furniture. In the common room we have set up an Internet corner with two desks at our guests’ disposal.

Rooms & Rates

Large Single

single room, with private bathroom (just outside), ceiling decorated with a fresco. Upon request it can be joined to a double room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $75 - $100

Double Room Single Use

pretty single room with a wrought-iron French bed and frescoed ceiling, with a private bathroom just outside.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $90 - $100

Standard Double

Double room with an en-suite bathroom. Private bathroom (inside the room or just outside), colour TV with satellite channels (Sat-TV), free ADSL internet connection and a safe.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $90 - $150

Triple Room

A large double room, with en-suite bathroom and a put–me–up chair is furnished in a more contemporary, twentieth-century style. Upon request this room and the large single room can be made inter-connecting, making it suitable for groups of friends or large families. Private ensuite bathroom, colour TV with satellite channels (Sat-TV), free ADSL internet connection and a safe.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $120 - $170

Quadruple Room

Large quadruple room. There is an en-suite bathroom and a sofa-bed. This room is particularly suitable for families. Colour TV with satellite channels (Sat-TV), free ADSL internet connection and a safe.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $110 - $180

Quadruple Superior

It can be made into a large double, triple or quadruple room, with a leather sofa-bed. The en-suite bathroom and shower-room are separate. colour TV with satellite channels (Sat-TV), free ADSL internet connection and a safe.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $120 - $180


Triple/twin and single/twin room communicating. Private bathroom (inside the room for the triple/twin and just outside for the single/twin room), colour TV with satellite channels (Sat-TV), free ADSL internet connection and a safe.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 3 Twin

Nightly Rate: $150 - $230

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.4

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Lovely place to stay

5 on July 25, 2012

A couple with a child, stayed 5 days at Casa Rovai. Everything was very good and we really enjoyed our stay. We have felt hospitality of the host and found the price is reasonable and the service is very good. We hope to be back!

Nice place, but travel lightly

3.6 on July 11, 2012

After a week in the Tuscan Mountains, we landed, with all of our luggage, at the Casa Rovai. Lovely place, but if you are not aware, a first floor in the US is the first floor. In Italy, the first floor can be actually the 2nd floor or the 3rd floor or even the 4th floor! In this case it was the THIRD floor and after a very tiring trip, it was NO fun to drag all of our suitcases up all those stairs.

Extraordinary week in Florence

5 on June 14, 2012

An extraordinary and lovely week in Florence has been made even more wonderful by the hospitality at Casa Rovai. Wonderful breakfast and what a spectacularly comfortable bed! i'll have good memories of this very nice place to stay. Thank you.

A marvelous stay

5 on May 13, 2012

Casa Rovai was the perfect place to stay. Convenient to eveything, comfortable and attactive. Elisa was so helpful, with gallery reservations, suggestions, arrangements for side trips and an absolutely delightful person, as Anna and Beatriz. We had a marvelous stay!

A wonderful stay

5 on May 12, 2012

Wow! What a fantastic guest house!! Wondeful service, great location, hospitality, helpfulness, and the kids loved the home made cakes for breakfast! Thank you very much for making our first trip in Florence extra-special.

Thank you!

5 on May 12, 2012

An extraordinary lovely week in Florence has been made even more wonderful by the hospitality at Casa Rovai. Many thanks. Wonderful breakfast, and what a spectacularlry comfortable bed!! I'll have good memories of this very nice place to stay, hope to see you again!!

“Hospitality with charm and comfort!”

5 on February 04, 2012

The passage of the years 2011 to 2012 was in Florence! The choice of Casa Rovai came at the suggestion of a friend of Maria, and what a good suggestion! We were three friends traveling together. Fernando wanted to be alone in a room, then the Glicine, double room with connections to a single, was a perfect choice for us. All of contacts made by e mail prior to our arrival were very attentive and when we arrived we were delighted with the refinement, at the same time could be simple, leaving us perfectly comfortable. The location of the Casa Rovai is very nice and we walked around town with the advantage of a rest or take a shower before going out again for dinner! Another couple of friends were staying in the house as well and loved too! The breakfast is very good and the service is friendly! We'll recommend the Casa Rovai to all friends who pass by Florence! Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends

Fantastic Stay in Florence

4.4 on November 23, 2011

My husband and I recently spent 8 days in Florence and stayed at Casa Rovai. We are very informal travelers who like to take things one day at a time so that our vacations can be as relaxed as possible and not turn into “trips”. With that in mind we arrived at Casa Rovai with very few “must dos” on our list. The Staff took the time to sit down with us and hear a bit more about who we are and what we like to do. They then laid out some recommendations ranging from sights to see to places to eat to places to shop. Every single one of their recommendations panned out to be perfect! Casa Rovai itself is a jewel of a Bed and Breakfast offering great value for your dollar. It is simple, immaculate, and inviting. We aren’t breakfast people but every day there was a lovely continental breakfast available. Their location can’t be beat as they are central to everything and we found no need to take any public transportation. If you’re looking for a 5 star hotel then Casa Rovai wouldn’t be the fit for you, but if you’re looking to stay with “family” then you’ve found your home away from home in Florence at Casa Rovai!


4.8 on November 10, 2011

I stayed in a single room for 4 nights and I realy enjoy this lovely and cozy place. The brakfast was exactly in the right amount to start the day, thu, I was perfering to drink my coffe in the city. It's a small guest house with very nice people in a great location. The rooms are decorated in a very nice and minimalist traditional style. Veronica help me alot with buses and trains, which are not so easy to understand. I had a great time in Firenze and especialy because of his place. I felt like it's my home. hope to come back again and surely I will recomend this place.

Comfy B&B with great service in a good location

4.2 on September 04, 2011

I recently stayed at Casa Rovai when I was visiting Florence on my own and it was perfect for a solo traveler. It is a great location so I easily got to all the major sights. The rooms were affordable & comfotable, with much needed AC during the summer. Most of all, the staff was great. Anna gave me restaurant suggestions everyday that were spot on and made my musuem & restaurant reservations. I would not hesitate to reccomend this B&B to anyone.

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Location Type



Florence, Italy (FLR-Peretola) 7 miles

Directions to property:

Coming by air - Airport Amerigo Vespucci of Florence - 5 km far from the city centre. You can reach Casa Rovai by taxi or by bus. The bus will take you to the main railway station (S.M.Novella), from where you can walk or get another bus. - Airport Galileo Galilei of Pisa - 90 km from Florence. Take the train leaving directly from the airport to S.M.Novella of Florence. From the railway station (Santa Maria Novella)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities


Room amenities

Air conditioning, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Internet Service, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 9am to 10pm
  • Check Out:: until midday
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited A small terrace is at the guests' disposal for smoking
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: We accept 1/3 of total amount deposit, by bank transfer or credit card
  • Cancellations: Our cancellation policy provides the following terms and conditions: From the reservation to 16 days before Check In: no fee Less 16 days before Check In to 4 days before Check In: payment of 40% of total amount Less 4 days before Check In to 0 hours before Check In: payment of 70% of total amount No show: payment of total amount required



Anna Maria Meo

Languages spoken

Portuguese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

About the innkeepers

Experience in organization of cultural events in Italy and abroad. Great interest in enogastronomia. As my experience in managing a guest house started just one year ago, I would be very proud and happy if this new activity turned into something different than what usually happens in the traditional hotel system.

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8 to 10am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian , gluten-free

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Via Fiesolana 1 , Florence, 50122 Italy (Show map)

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