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Hotel Bretagna Florence
This hotel, from the photo, seems to be in a very good position.
It’s true. Hotel Bretagna Florence is a first-class, very beautiful 4-star hotel in a spectacular location on the right bank of the River Arno, on Lungarno Corsini, in Florence historic centre.
Is there history behind the hotel’s building?
Yes. The hotel is in Palazzo Gianfigliazzi, a major historic Florentine palace which was the most important among the many residences of the noble local family Gianfigliazzi from the 1400s until the end of the of 1700s. In 1828 the Palazzo was acquired by Luigi Bonaparte King of Holland, who also lived there.
The building has an impressive facade and splendid interiors, with original Florentine furnishings, frescoed and hand-painted ceilings, wood carvings, bas reliefs, classic decorations, coffered ceilings, rich chandeliers, lovely prints and paintings.
Hotel Bretagna takes its name from the fact that it used to be next door to the British Consulate in Florence, which was closed down in 2011, a sad moment in this long historical, mostly cultural, relationship that started as far back as the 1450s, when the English established a diplomatic presence in Florence. Florentine marchioness Bona de’ Frescobaldi, friend of Prince Charles, even appealed to the royal family to save Britain’s historic consulate in Florence from closure.
Can you tell me something more about the hotel’s location and its area?
Hotel Bretagna Florence is 10 minutes’ walk from the central train station Santa Maria Novella and Florence’s main museums, galleries, palazzi, Boboli Gardens, artistic and cultural places of interest.
The hotel is 5 minutes’ walk from both Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) and the Uffizi Gallery, one of the world’s most important, most visited and best known art museums.
The hotel’s area is the one preferred by visitors to Florence in their reviews. It is a prosperous neighbourhood, historically home to the city’s richest people. Lungarno Corsini, the street on the Arno embankments where the hotel is located, is named after the international bankers Corsini, in the 1600s Florence’s wealthiest family, second only to the Grand Duke’s.
Just around the corner from Hotel Bretagna is Via dei Tornabuoni, the Florentine street which is synonymous with high fashion and luxury designer labels (the Bond Street or Fifth Avenue of Florence). Here art, culture, history and shopping come together. The great fashion houses, ateliers and boutiques have now replaced the ancient craftsman and merchant workshops that created the riches and glory of Renaissance Florence. But the old palazzi still dot the whole area, reminding us of how much we owe to our predecessors. Via Tornabuoni is also home to Florence’s best restaurants and bars.
And what to say about Ponte Vecchio, a symbol of Florence, one of the most famous and iconic bridges in the world, with the many artisan workshops flanking its sides?
What about the hotel’s services and facilities?
Hotel Bretagna Florence is great value. Its staff speak English, are available 24 hours a day and very helpful in every way, including with guided tours, tickets and similar.
Hotel Bretagna’s panoramic terrace offers magnificent views of the Arno River, Ponte Vecchio Bridge and the surrounding hills.
The hotel, among its facilities, has fitness centre, bar, room service.
Is there parking?
Yes, payable private parking is possible near the hotel, with no reservation necessary.
What can you tell me about the accommodation?
Hotel Bretagna’s rooms are elegant and spacious, in light colours.
All rooms and suites have tea/coffee maker, free WiFi, air conditioning, desk, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, private bathroom with hairdryer and free toiletries, minibar, safety deposit box.
All suites also have views over the Arno River and the Ponte Vecchio, and a hydromassage bath.
General price, with or without breakfast included: from 70 euros
Hotel Torre Guelfa
Is there anything special about this hotel, in addition to the gorgeous view from it that I see in the picture?
Hotel Torre Guelfa is a very special hotel, in that it’s housed in the tallest private building in Florence, the Torre Guelfa, a 13th-century Florentine tower offering stunning views over the city and the surrounding hills.
Due to its history and peculiarity, Torre Guelfa Hotel has a quite unique atmosphere, old-charm, relaxing and interesting. The tower is a nice retreat from the busy city below and, according to guests who stayed here, the photos of the tower cannot do justice to the experience.
If you want a romantic and unusual place to stay, making your visit to Florence more interesting and a little extra special, this is it.
What can you tell me about the hotel’s location?
Hotel Torre Guelfa is a splendid, elegant 4-star hotel just 100 yards from both Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery, in the heart of Florence historic centre, within 10 minutes’ walk from the Duomo (Cathedral), Piazza della Signoria, all other major attractions and the main rail station Santa Maria Novella.
The hotel’s area, around the Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge), is the favourite part of Florence according to independent visitors’ reviews, for history, food and shopping.
Hotel Torre Guelfa’s location is excellent, just a few blocks from all of the main sites and museums, and the view from the tower is incomparable.
I’d like to know about the hotel facilities provided.
Torre Guelfa Hotel has tower terrace equipped with comfortable garden furniture, offering breathtaking views while you sip a glass of wine or a cocktail. The rooftop bar, serving Tuscan wines, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages, is a great place for late-afternoon and pre-dinner drinks enjoying the spectacular sunset above the Florentine rooftops.
The multilingual staff are available to help you with tours, restaurants and tickets.
Could I park there?
Yes. Payable secured private parking is possible near the hotel, with no need for reservation.
Are rooms well equipped?
All accommodations – rooms, family rooms and suites for 4 people, and apartment – have free WiFi, air conditioning, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, private bathroom with slippers, free toiletries and hairdryer, as well as other amenities.
There is an apartment sleeping up to 6 people in a separate building, with private entrance, two bedrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, dining room, living room with sofa bed, tea/coffee maker.
General price, with or without breakfast included: from 150 euros
Hotel Alba Palace Florence
Where is this hotel located?
Hotel Alba Palace Florence is a 3-star hotel just around the corner from Florence main train station Santa Maria Novella and from car rentals, in the historic centre, very close to the Congress Centre and to the artistic and historic places of interest.
The hotel is in a prime location in the heart of Florence, next to the cloisters of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella and on the other side of the church’s square, on a tranquil street near good restaurants, shops and gelato parlours.
Hotel Alba Palace is a short walk from all major attractions of the city. Florence Duomo (Cathedral) and the Ponte Vecchio, for example, are 5-10 minutes’ walk away.
You can walk everywhere, the Uffizi, the Pitti Palace, the Accademia, Piazza della Signoria, Santa Maria del Carmine, to name only a few.
Can you tell me more about the hotel itself?
Hotel Alba Palace Florence is elegantly furnished, and has a restful atrium courtyard where breakfast is served, a bar, a comfortable lounge where to relax with a drink. The multilingual staff are always available to reserve tickets, arrange car hire, recommend local restaurants. City maps are provided in the reception.
What about parking?
Payable private parking is possible near Hotel Alba Palace Florence, and you don’t need reservation.
What choice of rooms is offered?
There are rooms accommodating up to 4 adults + 1 child.
All rooms have free WiFi, air conditioning, electric kettle (not to be found in all Italian hotels), safety deposit box, en-suite bathroom with hairdryer and free toiletries, satellite TV, telephone, DVD player, video games, minibar. Rooms have classic furnishings.
When booking, you can choose a room with a terrace or a bathroom with spa bath.
General price, including breakfast: from 90 euros
Hotel Paris Florence
Is this hotel unique in any way?
Yes, very. Hotel Paris Florence is an ancient gem in the historic centre of Florence.
The hotel is in the 14th century street Via de’ Banchi, housed in two adjoining prestigious Renaissance palaces: Palazzo Mondragone and Palazzo Venturi.
Palazzo Venturi maintains many of its original features: the beautiful breakfast room with its magnificent, entirely frescoed vaulted ceiling, glass mosaics, and an original tiled floor; the loggiata terrace with its splendid view of Florence landmarks; the frescoed halls with exquisite stained-glass windows; the large vault on the second floor; the hanging garden on the first floor with views of the city’s historic centre; the main stairway in stone.
These and other impressive features of the palace make staying here a unique experience.
The passage between the two palaces is an elegant structure, a bridge through the history of ancient Florence.
The hotel, its views and interiors are stunning.
Where is the hotel’s position in Florence?
Hotel Paris Florence is a luxury boutique 3-star hotel in a privileged, superb location, half-way between the Central Train Station SM Novella and the Cathedral Square, a 5-minute walk from both.
Hotel Paris is a stone’s throw from the Cathedral (Duomo), whose huge cupola can be seen from the hotel, and from all the main landmarks and sites, not to mention convention and exhibition centres.
From this beautiful, yet reasonably priced, hotel you can walk everywhere in the central area of Florence.
What are the services for guests?
Hotel facilities include furnished terrace and sun terrace; multilingual staff helping with arranging for transport and museum tickets and tours; car hire; room service; 24-hour front desk; currency exchange; luggage storage; concierge service; airport shuttle, and many more.
What if I want to park?
There is payable private accessible parking, garage, secured parking near the hotel, no reservation is necessary.
What is the choice of accommodation?
There is plenty of choice both in terms of size, with rooms sleeping up to 4 adults + 1 child, and level of luxury.
Rooms have elegant furnishings, air conditioning, free WiFi, flat-screen TV with cable channels, safety deposit box, en-suite bathroom with hairdryer and free toiletries, telephone, minibar. There is a luxurious feel to the rooms.
Some rooms, which you can choose when booking, are very spacious and richly decorated, and have antique furnishings, marble bathrooms, king canopy beds, 17th-century original frescoed ceilings and wood beams ceilings, stone fireplaces, a seating area, sofa, and additional amenities like tea/coffee maker, bathrobe and slippers.
General price, with or without breakfast included: from 60 euros
Hotel Machiavelli Palace
Is this hotel in a historic building?
Yes, it is.
Hotel Machiavelli Palace is an ex-convent from the 14th century, completely renovated, but which, under the tutelage of Italy’s Fine Arts authority, still retains all its most interesting original features, such as architectural lines in authentic style, wood-carved and coffered ceilings, frescoes, Florentine antique furniture, Carrara marble, wood-beamed ceilings, terracotta, Tuscan stone ornaments: in short, a characteristic atmosphere of ancient Florence.
Where is it situated?
Hotel Machiavelli Palace is a very beautiful, good-value-for-money 3-star hotel in Florence historic centre, in Via Nazionale, 2 blocks (4 minutes’ walk) from the main train station Santa Maria Novella, a short walk to all major Florence attractions.
The hotel is 3-4 minutes’ from both the covered market (that spills outside) Mercato Centrale (Central Market), which used to be called market of San Lorenzo, and the nearby ancient Basilica of San Lorenzo, designed by Filippo Brunelleschi and containing the Medici Chapels, one of which designed by Michelangelo.
Great location for starting your day with some delicious panini and roaming the market area.
What’s the hotel like?
The hotel has many facilities, including 24-hour front desk, room service, and English-speaking staff happy to provide tourist information, book tours and arrange tickets and reservations.
Hotel Machiavelli Palace has a lovely panoramic roof garden with a bar, from which you can admire splendid views over the rooftops and historic centre of Florence.
What can you tell me about the accommodation?
Rooms are spacious and attractive, with a certain amount of Florentine character. Every room in the hotel is unique, different from the others.
All rooms and suites have free WiFi, air conditioning, tile or marble floor, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, safety deposit box, minibar, en-suite bathroom with hairdryer.
Some rooms, which you can choose when you book, have extra facilities, like private terrace with views of the Cathedral, coffer ceilings of the 15th century, bathrobe or free toiletries,
Suites, in addition, have a living area with sofa, slippers.
Are there parking facilities?
Yes. Payable private parking is possible near the hotel with no reservation required.
General price, with or without breakfast included: from 50 euros
Relais Hotel Centrale Florence
Give me some idea of what’s interesting about this hotel and its surroundings.
Relais Hotel Centrale Florence is a fabulous 4-star hotel in the heart of Florence historic centre, 6-minutes’ walk from the main train station S.M.Novella, 3-minutes’ walk from the Cathedral, Santa Maria Novella and San Lorenzo, and a brief walk from all the main landmarks, buildings and museums, restaurants and shops, the Congress Centre and Fortezza da Basso.
Ideal location if you want to forget your car.
The fact that the hotel is so close to the Cathedral and many of the other interesting places means that you can return there frequently during the day and thus avoid having to carry too many things with you. Especially in the summer, you can retreat from the heat outside for short breaks at any time of the day.
Is the hotel’s building also noteworthy?
You bet. The hotel building is a historic residence from the late 1600s, the prestigious and ancient Malaspina Palace, now renamed Conti Palace.
It is an outstanding and exquisite hotel, with a feel of history in its ambience and an elegance of times past, although renovated.
Relais Hotel Centrale has a splendid hall lounge and a graceful bar. Refined furniture, sculptures, wooden-beam and high ceilings are all part of its old-world appeal.
What are the services provided?
Staff are multilingual. Hotel facilities include free shoeshine, newspapers, fax/photocopying, luggage storage, express check-in/check-out, tour desk, and many more services.
What if I want to park there?
Payable private, accessible, secured parking is possible near the hotel without reservation.
Do rooms have a view, as it appears from the photo?
Rooms and suites, many of which have a view, have free WiFi, air conditioning, sofa, fax, laptop safe, LCD TV with satellite channels, minibar, safety deposit box, en-suite bathroom with slippers, hairdryer and free toiletries, and other amenities.
Some rooms, which you cam choose when you book, overlook the Medici Chapels of the Basilica of San Lorenzo and/or have free room service for breakfast, en-suite marble bathroom, DVD player and CD player in addition.
Suites also have spa bath.
General price, including breakfast: from 150 euros
Hotel Caravaggio Florence
What’s to like about his hotel?
Hotel Caravaggio Florence is a good value 3-star hotel 10 minutes’ walk from the central train station Santa Maria Novella, in the heart of Florence, in the beautiful, tree-lined Piazza Indipendenza garden square.
The Piazza gives a good open view and lessens the city noises. To reach the train station you have to walk along just one street, Via Nazionale, which makes a difference when you consider the sometimes confusing maze of streets in Florence.
The hotel is a short easy walk to the Cathedral, San Marco, San Lorenzo, Accademia Gallery, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Piazza della Signoria, Uffizi, and all main attractions, making bus transport unnecessary.
Caravaggio Hotel is located in a 19th century palace, 5-6 minutes’ walk from where the main exhibitions and business fairs take place, namely the Polo Fieristico Fortezza da Basso, Palazzo dei Congressi, Stazione Leopolda.
What hotel services will I find?
The English-speaking, professional and attentive staff provide a tour desk with restaurant suggestions, maps, directions and recommendations of sites to see and places to go. The breakfast area is lovely, and in good weather breakfast is served in the hotel’s inner garden.
Other hotel facilities include a bar, a terrace, 24-hour front desk, room service, laundry service, baby sitting, and more services.
Yes. Payable private parking is possible near Hotel Caravaggio Florence, without need for reservation.
What can you tell me about the guest rooms?
Rooms are quite spacious, bright and comfortable, with pleasant decor.
All rooms have free WiFi, air conditioning, an LCD TV with satellite channels, minibar, safety deposit box, ironing facilities, en-suite bathroom with hairdryer and free toiletries, tea/coffee making facilities (not routinely provided in Italian hotels), and other amenities.
Superior Double Rooms, which you can choose when booking, in addition have hydromassage bath or breathtaking views of Florence Cathedral and historic centre.
General price, with or without breakfast included: from 80 euros
Hotel Golf Florence
Where is this hotel situated?
Hotel Golf Florence is a 3-star hotel in the historic and commercial centre of Florence, 5-6 minutes’ walk from the Central Railway Station SM Novella with its airport link, from the Fortezza da Basso conference, fashion and business centre, and from Stazione Leopolda, the new exhibition centre dedicated to contemporary culture and creativity.
The hotel, an elegant and refined stone building, is a short walk from main sites and galleries, including the Duomo (Cathedral).
Hotel Golf preserves the traditional architecture of a 19th-century Tuscan villa. It has marble floors and staircases, chandeliers and windows in worked glass.
Being located on the edge of the ZTL (restricted-traffic area), the hotel is easy to acces by car. It’s also one of the few hotels in Florence historic centre with its own private free car park.
Public transport is also excellent, with a bus stop just 100 yards from the hotel.
Can I park at the hotel?
Yes, and for free! Free onsite private parking is possible.
Do rooms have good facilities?
All rooms have free WiFi, air conditioning, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, minibar, en-suite bathroom with hairdryer and free toiletries, safety deposit box, and more facilities.
General price, including breakfast: from 100 euros