Best Florence Hotels Italy
Hotel Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio
Grand Hotel Baglioni
is a first-class 4-star hotel which is a landmark in Florence, the first luxury hotel you see on leaving the city’s central train station Santa Maria Novella (SMN) main entrance, which is 5 minutes’ walk from the hotel.
Grand Hotel Baglioni location is perfect, in the heart of Florence, in Piazza Unità Italiana, a small square just next to SMN rail station, few minutes’ walk from the Exhibition Hall (“Centro Espositivo”) and Congress Center (“Palazzo dei Congressi”), and a short walk from all the main attractions for which Florence is world renowned, including the magnificent Duomo (cathedral), whose huge dome, Brunelleschi’s Cupola, and bell tower, Giotto’s Campanile, can be seen from the Grand Hotel Baglioni against the dramatic backdrop of the Tuscan hills.
Grand Hotel Baglioni has a rich history. It is a 19th-century palace in Florence historic center, a typical example of Tuscan Architecture which was once the residence of the Carrega-Bertolini princes. The coat of arms of the Carrega-Bertolini family, depicting a leopard on a red and gold background, is still above the hotel’s main door today.
Among its past guests have been the Nobel laureate author Luigi Pirandello, the composer Giacomo Puccini and the actor Rudolph Valentino.
Grand Hotel Baglioni has an elegant roof top bar where you can relax and take in spectacular views of the rooftops of Florence while tasting special cocktails prepared by expert bartenders.
On the fifth floor of the Grand Hotel Baglioni is the B-Roof restaurant, haute cuisine in front of a magnificent panoramic view of the Florentine skyline, where breakfast is also served.
The restaurant has multi-level terraces, trellises and wrought-iron balustrades. From here you can almost touch Brunelleschi’s Dome and Giotto’s Tower of Florence Cathedral.
The hotel’s interior is splendid, with exquisite hand-crafted wooden furniture in characteristic Florentine style, frescos, arches, statues, coffered-wood ceilings, impressive greystone staircases, paintings, accents in the corridors, historic photos, wide windows with the original leaded panes, and high ceilings with wooden beams.
Payable private parking is possible at a location nearby and doesn’t need reservation.
There is a selection of rooms and suites, sleeping up to 4.
All rooms and suites are lovely, and have free WiFi, air conditioning, Tea/Coffee maker, desk, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, en-suite bathroom with slippers, bathrobe, hairdryer and free toiletries, minibar.
While booking, you can choose accommodation with additional facilities like patio, terrace, outdoor furniture, outdoor dining area, sauna, seating area, sofa, sofa bed.
You can select inner courtyard view, city view, landmark view, garden view.
Prices start at 130 euros.
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Grand Hotel Minerva
is a beautiful, superior 4-star hotel in a dream location in the very heart of the historic center of Florence, right in the superb Piazza Santa Maria Novella square with its renowned artistic church, a piazza which is adjacent to Piazza della Stazione, Florence central train station’s square.
Grand Hotel Minerva is 6 minutes’ walk from Santa Maria Novella train station, which has the same name as the hotel’s square.
Minerva is one of the best located and oldest hotels in Florence, housed in a 13th-century palazzo, and is part of the Locali Storici d’Italia, which brings together around 200 of the oldest and most prestigious hotels, restaurants, cafes in the history of Italy.
Grand Hotel Minerva has exceptional facilities for a property in the center of Florence, including on its very top sixth floor the legendary Negroni Terrace, with superb 360-degree views across Florence historic center and main landmarks, a rooftop panoramic outdoor swimming pool, sun terrace and bar. In the summer you can relax at the edge of the swimming pool and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Duomo as the sun sets over Florence while refreshing yourself under the beach umbrellas with drinks, fresh fruit juice, blended vegetables and snacks from the bar.
The hotel affords incredible views of Santa Maria Novella square and church, a masterpiece by Leon Battista Alberti, of the Cathedral cupola, of Palazzo Vecchio and other Florence main sites (as you see in the picture).
Piazza Santa Maria Novella itself, where the hotel is located, is one of Florence’s main and most beautiful squares. The area abounds with typical restaurants, shops and markets.
Grand Hotel Minerva is 5-10 minutes’ walk from all the main attractions such as the Duomo, Uffizi Gallery and Ponte Vecchio, as well as to elegant shopping districts, exhibition and convention centers.
The Minerva has restaurant, fitness center, spa, 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff helping with tourist itineraries, room service (including for breakfast), and many other services.
Payable private parking is possible at a location nearby, and reservation is not needed.
There’s an ample choice of rooms and suites sleeping up to 5 guests.
Rooms and suites have free WiFi, air conditioning, tea/coffee maker, satellite TV.
When you book your room or suite you can choose the amenities and views you prefer (the Piazza, the Church Cloisters, the internal garden, or various city landmarks and historic center views).
There are suites with frescoed ceilings that you can choose when booking.
Prices start at 270 euros.
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is a 4-star hotel 5 minutes’ walk from Parco delle Cascine, the largest park within Florence city center, near the famous Lungarni, the streets that flank the Arno river, and is 10 minutes’ walk from the central rail station Santa Maria Novella and 10-15 minutes’ walk from Florence main attractions, historic buildings, museums, streets lined with elegant shops and restaurants.
The hotel is a 2-minute walk from the Stazione Leopolda congress center, the first railway station built in Florence now converted into a venue for conferences and meetings, near Porta al Prato tram stop and a 20-minute walk from Florence Cathedral.
Starhotel Michelangelo’s surrounding area is full of trees and historic buildings.
The hotel has a restaurant offering Tuscan cuisine where breakfast is also served, bar, fitness center, a large entrance hall and lounge, room service, payable on-site private parking.
There are rooms, including family rooms, and suites, comfortable, contemporary and spacious.
Accommodation has free WiFi, air conditioning, tea/coffee maker, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, minibar, private bathroom with hairdryer and free toiletries.
Some rooms and suites have extra facilities, like balcony, view, seating area.
Prices start at 100 euros.
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Hotel Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio
Hotel Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio
is a 4-star hotel in a superb location, right at the foot of Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) and the Vasari Corridor, a 5-minute walk from the Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Vecchio and (in the opposite direction) Pitti Palace.
The hotel is in an area of Florence where you feel the atmosphere of the Middle Ages at every step, and is few minutes’ walk from all main sites. You never have to worry about getting lost.
The photo shows the vista from the panoramic terrace of Hotel Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio’s Restaurant Alla Torre De’ Rossi, serving local cuisine and located on the top floor of the hotel.
Hotel Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio is 550 yards from Florence Cathedral, and 0.6 miles from Florence main station Santa Maria Novella.
Hotel Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio is set in a historic building, in the Torre dei Rossi-Cerchi (Rossi-Cerchi Tower), built in the 1200s. At the base of the tower is an alcove housing an ancient marble basin for a fountain, above which stands a copy of Giambologna’s bronze statue of Bacchus, hence the name “Fontana del Bacchino” for the fountain.
The original of the statue, completed in 1560, is in the National Museum of Bargello in Florence. Similarly, the original of Michelangelo’s David, whose copy stands in Piazza della Signoria, can be seen at the Gallery of the Academy of Florence.
Giambologna’s sculpture depicts the Roman god of wine Bacchus pouring the content of a cup and looking at the poured liquid (although he would have preferred wine to water, no doubt), and rests on a cubical marble pedestal, adorned with a lion’s head from which comes the gush of water falling into the basin.
The Hotel Pitti Palace’s entrance is just next to the Bacchus Fountain. The hotel, as mentioned, is in the Rossi Tower, which with its 7 floors is one of Florence historic centre’s tallest buildings. In it it’s still possible to see the stone buttresses of the Old Bridge.
The hotel’s seventh floor houses a splendid suite.
The sixth floor is a spectacular showcase of that shining jewel which is Florence: you can have breakfast in the dining room, where all around you are large windows, each of which frames the buildings and landmarks of the historic centre in a different way. The views are breathtaking, whether enjoyed in the morning during breakfast or at sunset while dining, and you won’t easily forget them.
Also on the 6th floor are a café lounge and a bar with ample panoramic terraces from which you can almost touch Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio, the Cathedral, Santa Croce, Fiesole and the other sights of Florence’s skyline against the Tuscan hills’ landscape. Breakfast can be served on the terraces in the summer.
Payable public parking, for which reservation is required, is available near Hotel Pitti Palace.
Rooms and suites have free WiFi, air conditioning, tea/coffee maker, satellite TV, minibar, en-suite bathroom with hairdryer and free toiletries, classic furnishings.
When you book you can choose rooms and suites which have large windows or balconies overlooking Ponte Vecchio, the Arno River, the surrounding Medieval city area or the gardens of Forte Belvedere and additional facilities like seating area, sofa bed and others.
The seventh-floor suite with panoramic 360° views and large balcony (similar to the view in the picture but wider) comprises a large double bedroom, a separate living room with sofa bed, a study and 2 bathrooms. It also has extra facilities, including coffee machine, bathrobe and slippers.
Prices start at 90 euros.
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Grand Hotel Adriatico
is a 4-star hotel 10 minutes’ walk from Florence Cathedral, or Duomo, which you can see from hotel rooms like the view from the Queen Room in the photo.
The hotel is in the historic center of Florence, a couple of blocks from the city’s central station Santa Maria Novella, 5 minutes’ walk to the Arno River and 10 minutes’ walk to Ponte Vecchio (“Old Bridge”).
Grand Hotel Adriatico is right in the middle of everything, a short walk from the major attractions, including the Uffizi Gallery, Piazza della Signoria, the church of Santa Maria Novella, and the Academy of Fine Arts where the original of Michelangelo’s David can be found.
The Exhibition and Congress Center, the prestigious and elegant shopping area of Florence with Via Tournabuoni, Borgognissanti and Via della Vigna Nuova, and the city theater, home to the famous Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, are all very close to the hotel.
Grand Hotel Adriatico has a private garden with outdoor furniture where breakfast can be enjoyed in good weather; Italian and Tuscan restaurant with an intimate and elegant atmosphere; bar; snack bar; multilingual staff; fitness center; spa; room service.
The hotel has good parking facilities for Florence city center, with payable on-site private parking.
There are both rooms and suites, and the Grand Suite can accommodate up to 10 guests.
Rooms and suites have free WiFi, air conditioning, tea/coffee maker, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, private bathroom with free toiletries, hairdryer.
When booking you can choose rooms and suites with specific additional facilities, including sofa, seating area, bathrobe, spa bath, city view, Cathedral view, hot tub and others.
The Grand Suite, sleeping up to 10, comprises 4 bedrooms and 3 marble bathrooms with a hydromassage shower.
Prices start at 90 euros.
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Hotel Kraft Florence
is a very elegant, boutique 4-star hotel in Florence historic center, in a great location in a quiet, leafy residential area, very close to the River Arno, a short walk to Ponte Vecchio and all major attractions.
The hotel is 5 minutes’ walk from the central train station Santa Maria Novella, and main shopping areas are also close by.
The crowning glory of this exquisite hotel is a beautiful rooftop garden and sun terrace, with an outdoor swimming pool which is heated during the winter, a restaurant, a bar and a gorgeous, splendid view of Florence which embraces the Cathedral, Palazzo Vecchio and other stunning churches and buildings.
There is payable private parking garage near the hotel.
Hotel Kraft Florence has plenty of other facilities, which include room service, 24-hour front desk, tour desk, multilingual staff.
There are rooms of many sizes, up to quadruple rooms and family rooms.
Rooms have carpeted or parquet floors, free WiFi, air conditioning, tea/coffee maker, satellite TV, minibar, private bathroom with hairdryer and free toiletries.
You can choose, when booking, rooms with extra facilities, among which balcony, terrace, view, and many more.
Prices start at 120 euros.
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Rivoli Boutique Hotel
is a boutique 4-star hotel in the heart of Florence, 2 minutes’ walk from Florence’s main train station Santa Maria Novella and just around the corner from Piazza Santa Maria Novella with its splendid church.
All major tourist attractions and museums, including the Duomo, Uffizi Gallery and San Lorenzo, are few minutes’ walk from the hotel.
Rivoli Boutique Hotel Florence used to be a Franciscan convent in the 1300s, and has been lovingly restored.
Don’t expect monastic rigor in its lines and solitary cells, though. Quite the opposite: windows of beautifully ornate shapes, arches, pastel colours, abundance of flowers and plants, cross vaults, pillars, very elegant period furniture in the public areas evoke style and harmony.
The street in which it stands, Via della Scala, already existed in its ground plan when the Roman settlement of Florentia was founded in the 1st century BC.
Rivoli Hotel has a furnished patio and internal garden with a free heated jacuzzi swimming pool. Breakfast may also be served in the garden.
Payable public parking is available near the hotel, reservation is not needed.
Rivoli Boutique Hotel has spa, free fitness center, 24-hour front desk, room service, typical Tuscan restaurant, bar.
There are both rooms, including family rooms, and suites accommodating different numbers of people, up to 5.
Rooms and suites have free WiFi, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, flat-screen TV, private bathroom with hairdryer and free toiletries.
Some rooms and suites, which you can choose when booking, have additional facilities and a private balcony.
Prices start at 120 euros.
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Park Palace Hotel
is, as its name suggests, a superior, first-class ancient Florentine villa 4-star hotel immersed in its own lovely park and gardens, close to Piazzale Michelangelo, on a hill above Florence, with wonderful views of the city and surrounding countryside.
Park Palace Hotel is 15-20 minutes’ walk downhill to Florence historic center, in the most beautiful and peaceful residential area overlooking Florence. Florence is not a big city: with a 20-minute walk from the hotel you’ll be at Florence’s Cathedral and the Uffizi Gallery.
The hotel is right in front of the bus stop, and the bus takes you to the city center in 5 minutes.
You’ll love the Park Palace Hotel’s location if you want to be just close enough to the city center as well as far enough to be “away from it all”, in a nice, cosy, very quiet atmosphere. Or if the real character and excellent value of the place makes it worthwhile for you not to be right in the city center.
The hotel is only 15 minutes’ walk to Ponte Vecchio, and the lovely walk prepares you to the Florentine atmosphere. And it’s interesting too: you can discover places like Galileo’s house on the way.
The Park Palace is a beautiful hotel in beautiful surroundings and different atmosphere, a refreshing break surrounded by the Tuscan hills. It gives you the feeling of staying at a superb villa in a romantic location from years past.
The hotel has a charming reading lounge with large fireplace, antique pieces of furniture and Persian rugs, which is really something and where you can meet others and play cards or games.
In the large furnished gardens of Park Palace Hotel is a swimming pool, a nice cool place to relax over a sundowner after a long day’s sightseeing in Florence whilst planning the next day.
In summer, a delicious breakfast is served on the terrace overlooking the garden and the swimming pool, where at other times you can enjoy a glass of cool white wine.
Park Palace Hotel has safe payable private car parking facility on the hotel grounds, 24-hour front desk, bar, restaurant, coffee house, snack bar, room service.
The rooms are very good, spacious and comfortable, with antique furnishings and artwork. Family rooms are also available.
Rooms have free WiFi, air conditioning, LCD TV with satellite channels, minibar, en-suite bathroom with hairdryer, free toiletries.
Some rooms, which you can choose when booking, have balcony, unique, fantastic views of the surrounding landscape and of fabulous sunrises and sunsets.
Prices start at 140 euros.
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