Pros

  • Walking distance to sights, shops, restaurants, and public transportation
  • Big, modern bathrooms, some with deep clawfoot soaking tubs
  • Free breakfast with hot and cold items
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
  • Concierge services available
  • Elevator
  • Small dogs allowed
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Cons

  • Fee for parking
  • Front desk has limited hours
  • Only small dogs allowed
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Bottom Line

The 1865 Residenza D’epoca is a five-room bed-and-breakfast located in Florence's Santissima Annunziata area, within walking distance of attractions, public transportation, shops, and restaurants. The three-and-a-half pearl hotel is luxurious and grandiose, from the velvet and leather furnishings to the exquisite frescoes on the ceilings. Each air-conditioned room is named after a famous writer and has a blend of modern styling and antique decor. The free hot breakfast gets rave reviews from guests and the hotel features free Wi-Fi and pet-friendly rooms. The front desk hours are limited though, and the on-site and valet parking cost extra.

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1865 Residenza d’epoca

Scene

Cozy and luxurious with beautiful common areas

The 1865 Residenza D’epoca may be a small bed-and-breakfast, but its antique and luxurious finishes make it feel much more grand. The plush vintage furniture in deep red velvet and brown leather give the impression of a high-end hotel, and the exceptional frescoes on the ceilings invoke the history of the building. Coffee and tea are available in the lobby and there is a library with some books for guests to borrow. Although the hallways are plain, they have lovely wood flooring, which also extends throughout the common areas. The breakfast room is a good size and includes a large window that lets in lots of natural light as well as soft, velvety wallpaper for an extra bit of richness. There's also an elevator. Overall, the property is quiet and intimate, but the front desk hours are limited.

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Location

In Santissima Annunziata, within walking distance to attractions and public transportation

The 1865 Residenza d'epoca is located in the Santissima Annunziata area, but away from the crowds. The are shops, restaurants, and bus stops within a few minutes' walk away. The hotel is within a 15-minute walk of many of Florence's most celebrated sights, including the Piazza Donatello, the Synagogue and Jewish Museum, the Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and the Piazza della Signoria. The Florence Airport is a 20-minute drive away. 

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Rooms

Elegant, beautifully furnished rooms with modern spa-like bathrooms

Each of the five rooms at the 1865 Residenza D’epoca is named after a famous writer and has its own unique style. Purples and blues highlight some rooms while creams and browns dominate in others. Splendid wood furniture and antique chairs on wood floors add in a bit of a historical feel, while the lighting creates a modern ambience. High ceilings are painted with frescoes. All rooms have flat-screen TVs, free bottled water, slippers, bathrobes, and air-conditioning, and are notably quiet. Spa-like bathrooms are modern and well-lit, with bowl sinks, tan tile, and walk-in showers with rainfall showerheads and in-shower lighting. All bathrooms have bidets and Fattoria di Belcanto toiletries, and some come with clawfoot tubs. 

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Features

Free breakfast with hot and cold items, free Wi-Fi, and parking (for a fee)

All guests at the 1865 get a free continental breakfast featuring hot and cold items that gets great reviews. Wi-Fi is also free throughout the property and the front desk can book tours and transport tickets upon request. Babysitting is available and small dogs are allowed (though there are weight restrictions). Valet parking and on-site self-parking services are available for a fee. 

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Oyster Hotel Review

1865 Residenza d’epoca

Scene

Cozy and luxurious with beautiful common areas

The 1865 Residenza D’epoca may be a small bed-and-breakfast, but its antique and luxurious finishes make it feel much more grand. The plush vintage furniture in deep red velvet and brown leather give the impression of a high-end hotel, and the exceptional frescoes on the ceilings invoke the history of the building. Coffee and tea are available in the lobby and there is a library with some books for guests to borrow. Although the hallways are plain, they have lovely wood flooring, which also extends throughout the common areas. The breakfast room is a good size and includes a large window that lets in lots of natural light as well as soft, velvety wallpaper for an extra bit of richness. There's also an elevator. Overall, the property is quiet and intimate, but the front desk hours are limited.

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Location

In Santissima Annunziata, within walking distance to attractions and public transportation

The 1865 Residenza d'epoca is located in the Santissima Annunziata area, but away from the crowds. The are shops, restaurants, and bus stops within a few minutes' walk away. The hotel is within a 15-minute walk of many of Florence's most celebrated sights, including the Piazza Donatello, the Synagogue and Jewish Museum, the Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and the Piazza della Signoria. The Florence Airport is a 20-minute drive away. 

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Rooms

Elegant, beautifully furnished rooms with modern spa-like bathrooms

Each of the five rooms at the 1865 Residenza D’epoca is named after a famous writer and has its own unique style. Purples and blues highlight some rooms while creams and browns dominate in others. Splendid wood furniture and antique chairs on wood floors add in a bit of a historical feel, while the lighting creates a modern ambience. High ceilings are painted with frescoes. All rooms have flat-screen TVs, free bottled water, slippers, bathrobes, and air-conditioning, and are notably quiet. Spa-like bathrooms are modern and well-lit, with bowl sinks, tan tile, and walk-in showers with rainfall showerheads and in-shower lighting. All bathrooms have bidets and Fattoria di Belcanto toiletries, and some come with clawfoot tubs. 

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Features

Free breakfast with hot and cold items, free Wi-Fi, and parking (for a fee)

All guests at the 1865 get a free continental breakfast featuring hot and cold items that gets great reviews. Wi-Fi is also free throughout the property and the front desk can book tours and transport tickets upon request. Babysitting is available and small dogs are allowed (though there are weight restrictions). Valet parking and on-site self-parking services are available for a fee. 

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Cable

  • Internet

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

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