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Casa Howard

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Casa Howard was a cozy and comfortable place to stay. The staff were friendly and helpful and were able to answer any questions that we had. They offered to keep our luggage after check out so we could go and see the city. I would definitely stay again!

My husband and I stayed at Casa Howard for 3 nights while in Florence. The host was extremely polite and helpful while welcoming us. He made the check in process very easy and explained all the house policies really well. We had the family suite and were very please with the entire setup. Our highlight of the stay was the breakfast that was served every morning and delivered to the room, fresh croissants, coffee and jam and Tuscan style bread. Although this is not a traditional hotel, the cleaning and housekeeping was impeccable. Casa Howard is located on a street very near the train station and also walking distance to all the major tourist attractions. We highly recommend this place also for its proximity to a number of restaurants and our favorite, Mercato Centrale.

We love Casa Howard! My boyfriend and I are staying in the Terrace Room... quiet, clean, romantic, with a beautiful terrace to sit outside and drink wine and eat breakfast. We couldn’t ask for better accommodations. The staff has communicated very well leading up to our trip, they helped us with everything upon our arrival and have been exceptionally friendly and welcoming. We feel very safe, happy, and comfortable here. We would like to bring our families back to Florence and stay in Casa Howard. Another plus it is in great walking distance to everything we wanted to do, see, and eat! (Oldest gelato shop in Florence, Violi, is only 14 min away by foot!)

Just back from a 4 night stay at Casa Howard. Last year we stayed at Casa Howard in Rome (now sadly closed)so when we decided to visit Florence it was the obvious choice for us. We stayed in the Fireplace Room, which is very spacious, beautifully and tastefully decorated and immaculately clean. We were delighted to see Christy and Edgar again! The service was excellent, efficient and friendly. Breakfast in the room was delicious, plentiful and beautifully presented. Many thanks to all at Casa Howard, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to recommend it. Several of our friends have already expressed interest. We wish you all the very best for the future and hope to return.

I stayed here with my boyfriend for one night on our way from Venice to Rome, it's location was within perfect walking distance of everything and right around the corner from the train station. On arrival we were given a free upgrade to the black and white room which is large and spacious with a lovely bath hidden around the other side of the bathroom wall. The staff were very friendly, I had written an e-mail in advance asking if it was possible to arrange a birthday cake to be delivered with the breakfast as it would be my boyfriends birthday, as i received no response i gave up on the idea, however in the morning when breakfast arrived there was a cake on the tray too. Thank you so much for making the stay that extra bit special, should we return to Florence we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

The location is great, closed to train station. It is hard to find at first. There is no big sign. The name is printed on the wall next to the big wooden door. Receptionist is on the second floor so take the old style elevator up or walk to the second floor. Breakfast is lovely served in the room but do not expect to be full. The room is clean but a bit small. It is expected when in Italy. Walking distance to all places that you would like to visit.

Wonderful location, great service and atmosphere. I would suggest it both to couples and families. Bonus- you are right next door to the famous Officina Farmaceutica Santa Maria Novella! Don't forget to check it out!

We stayed for two nights and Casa Howard Guest House has been an absolute dream from the moment we rang the bell to come in. The location was a convenient stone’s throw away from Firenze SMN station which we arrived from with one luggage each. It was easy to navigate to and the building has a lift to help with the heavy luggage. We loved everything from the rustic keys and doors to the exquisite decoration of the Drawing Room Which we booked and would highly recommend. It comes with two queen size beds, a huge TV, three windows, comfy couch, a toilet, shower and hanging rack too. But what really made our stay here great has to be the warm and great hospitality from Edgar. (Hope we got his name right) He was a great help and when he knew we had an early day, he managed to get us breakfast still. :) Breakfast was great as can be seen from the picture. There are also a few great restaurants just downstairs. We are already planning our next visit back, and are definitely coming back to Casa Howard Guest House.

Great room,lots of hospitality from everyone. I loved the breakfast served in our room and that the house is close to the historical center of the town. We will gladly come back at Howard Guest house.

This guest house is individually and uniquely decorated. The location is safe and convenient. The room is comfortable and quiet. In room breakfast is delicious. Walk to all major attractions and restaurants.

18, Via della Scala Florence FI

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum and Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Airport shuttle (fees apply)

Located in Santa Maria Novella, Casa Howard is adjacent to Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Florence Baptistery. This 8-room guesthouse welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a rooftop terrace. Centrally located in Florence, the guesthouse is also a short walk from Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower and Ponte Vecchio.


For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 10:30 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


The 8 rooms are soundproofed and have coffee makers and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and digital TV. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries.

Property features

Guests staying at Casa Howard enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a garden. If you drive, self parking is EUR 25 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 36 per vehicle one way. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with luggage storage and securing valuables.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

82.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 552 reviews