The Via Baccio Bandinelli Residence

florence, tuscany
1 bedroom - 1 bath
(1 review)
Travel dates:
€472 - €496 per night (EUR)
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Perks for the Parents

This sophisticated riverside residence sits within a converted 19th century factory, located just outside the center of Florence, Italy. It sleeps 4 + 2. Part of the Riva Lofts complex, this beautiful residence has a contemporary boutique hotel style, with a mix of handy hotel services and all the comfort of your own private space. Wander along the banks of the River Arno, take a dip in the white sandstone pool, discover the nearby green spaces or explore the Renaissance art and culture of this historic city.

Why Kids Love it

Children can play in the gardens, complete with hammocks, sunbeds and a pool (with steps). They’ll love running around the nearby green spaces of Parco delle Cascine (15 minutes’ walk) or watching the boats along the River Arno. Visit the kids playground in the nearby Parco dei Giochi di Legno (0.7 miles away, 15 minutes’ walk) or take a trip to Piazza della Repubblica (1.6 miles) for a ride on the antique carousel and a taste of the unmissable Florentine gelato. Free vintage bicycles and seats are available from reception to discover the city. A crib, high chair, changing table, children’s dinnerware and a baby bath can also be provided on request.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 1 night.The residence is set over 3 floors with no elevator. Safety notes: there are no stair gates but they can be provided on request. The pool is shared with the 10 other apartments in the complex and is not gated. Rates include Italian buffet breakfast, mini bar (soft-drinks), coffee and tea during the stay, WiFi, use of swimming pool and bikes, national telephone calls from the room, service and the current applicable VAT. Reception is open from 8am-6pm November to March and 8am-8pm April to October - staff can be reached by phone in an emergency. There are 3 free parking spaces (first come first served) and 1 indoor garage space which can be reserved at 20€ per night. Well-behaved pets are welcome at 12€ per night. All travelers staying in Florence are subject to pay an additional city tax at checkout - this is 4.80€ per person per night. Check in: 3pm, check out: 11am.

About the Location

The residence is located in Florence, Italy, with no shortage of cultural and active things to do. It is located opposite the Parco delle Cascine, which is the perfect place for walking, jogging or riding all year around. The center of Florence is home to world-famous tourist attractions all under 2.5 miles away, including: The Palazzo Pitti, Boboli Gardens, Brancacci Chapel, Basilica of S Maria del Santo Spirito, Piazzale Michelangelo and Church of San Miniato al Monte. To reach the center of Florence: hire a taxi (15 minutes); walk along the river (45 minutes); cycle (hire bikes from reception); or take the Tramway (nearest stop is Paolo Uccello or Sansovino, both 0.2 miles from the hotel). One of the best horse-riding clubs in town, the Centro Ippico Toscano in Tuscany, is just across the river (accessed with an international horse riding license, which can be obtained a few days in advance), and the city's most exclusive Tennis Club, offering day passes, is also just on the other side of the river. Trams are every 5 minutes into the city, Santa Maria Novella train station or Florence Airport (3 miles away). Driving into the city by car is difficult due to traffic restrictions and limited parking.

Accommodation Details

The residence has 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom and set over 3 floors with no elevator. On the top floor there is 1 bedroom with a queensize bed and an ensuite with shower; on the first floor there is a kitchenette with mini bar, small dining table and living space with TV and 1 double sofabed. The bottom floor is the entrance to the loft with a sofa. There is 1 crib and 1 travel crib available. The property has air conditioning, heating and WiFi.

Style Notes

Chic riverside apartment. Every window has a stunning view over the green park and the river so the rooms are filled with natural light. There’s a mix of modern clean lines, mid-century furnishings and nods to the historical setting (like the typically Tuscan stone clad walls outside). We love the unique semi-circle windows on the top floor, the cozy kitchen window seat and the sophisticated floating staircase.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
Bedding
SLEEPS 4
1 queen
1 sofa bed (double)
Crib
sleeps 2
1 baby crib
1 travel crib
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Laura B.
Member since February 13, 2019
Designer Lofts on the Arno riverbanks few steps from the centre of Florence, for a relaxing, contemporary stay.

1 review

Courtney B.
Visited in August 2022
Absolutely wonderful spot for families. We have visited Florence in the summertime a few times and this was the most perfect spot to stay. We loved being near enough to enjoy the city center but far enough to have space to play & a pool. The staff was so helpful, the free bikes fun and the views lovely. I would HIGHLY recommend staying here!

Florence, Tuscany

Art, architecture and an antique carousel

Known for its incredible art galleries, architecture and Michelangelo’s David, the capital of Tuscany has plenty for parents with an eye for beauty, and it doesn’t let the younger generation down either. Play hide and seek in Baroque gardens, seek out the best gelateria in the city (you need to test a few to be sure), or ride on the antique carousel in Piazza Repubblica. Take a guided tour of the Uffizi or try a fashion workshop for under 12s at the Gucci Museum. Eat pizza, climb the narrow corridor to the top of the Duomo or buy wooden toys at Bartolucci’s. Then start planning for your return visit.