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Florence Italy Best Hotels,
Luxury Florence Hotels


Grand Hotel Minerva Florence

Grand Hotel Minerva Florence rooftop pool with Cathedral view
Grand Hotel Minerva Florence – rooftop pool with Cathedral view

Grand Hotel Minerva Florence

So, does this Grand Hotel have an outdoor swimming pool on its rooftop sun terrace for its guests, with incredible views of Florence’s main landmarks, as it looks from the photo?

Yes, it does.

Grand Hotel Minerva Florence is a beautiful, superior 4-star hotel in a dream location in the very heart of the historic centre of Florence, right in the superb Piazza Santa Maria Novella, yards from the central railway station by the same name.

It is one of the best located and oldest hotels in the city, and part of the Historical Sites of Italy.

The hotel affords breathtaking views of Santa Maria Novella square and church, a masterpiece by Leon Battista Alberti, of the Duomo cupola, of Palazzo Vecchio and other Florence landmarks (as you see in the picture).

Grand Hotel Minerva has exceptional facilities for a property in the centre of Florence, including a rooftop panoramic swimming pool, terrace and solarium with superb views across Florence’s historic centre and a bar. In the summer you can relax at the edge of the swimming pool located on the top sixth floor and enjoy a 360-degree view over the city, while refreshing yourself under the beach umbrellas with drinks, fresh fruit juice, blended vegetables and snacks from the bar.

I’d like to know something about the hotel’s location and immediate neighbourhood.

This area abounds with typical restaurants, shops and markets.

Piazza Santa Maria Novella itself, where the hotel is located, is pedestrianised.

Grand Hotel Minerva Florence 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 centres.

What about hotel services and facilities?

The Minerva has restaurant, outdoor restaurant, rooftop bar, fitness centre, 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.

What can you tell me about the accommodation?

There’s an ample choice of rooms and suites sleeping up to 6 people.

All rooms and suites have free WiFi, air conditioning, tea/coffee maker, satellite TV, and much more.

You can choose the amenities and views you prefer (the Piazza, the Church Cloisters, the internal garden, or various city landmarks and historic centre views) when you book your room or suite.

There are suites with frescoed ceilings that you can choose when booking.

General price, with or without breakfast included: from 100 euros

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Grand Hotel Baglioni

Grand Hotel Baglioni rooftop restaurant's view
Grand Hotel Baglioni rooftop restaurant’s view

Grand Hotel Baglioni

Is this hotel like the previous one located very near the central train station?

Yes.

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.

The hotel’s 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 Centre (“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.

Does the hotel have some history?

Grand Hotel Baglioni has a rich history. It is a 19th-century palace in Florence historic centre, 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.

What does the Baglioni provide in terms of dining, drinking, entertainment?

Grand Hotel Baglioni has the American Bar and the American Roof Bar, two elegant environments where you can relax for a few hours, taking 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, also suitable for events of any kind.

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.

What does the hotel look like?

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.

What is the choice of accommodation?

The choice is of rooms and suites, sleeping up to 5.

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.

Is parking available?

Payable private parking is possible at a location nearby and needs reservation.

General price, with or without breakfast included: from 100 euros

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Starhotels Michelangelo Florence

Starhotels Michelangelo Florence
Starhotels Michelangelo Florence

Starhotels Michelangelo Florence

This looks more like a modern hotel. Where is it located?

Yes, Starhotels Michelangelo Florence is a modern 4-star hotel 5 minutes’ walk from Parco delle Cascine, the largest park within Florence city centre, 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 centre, 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.

I’d like to know what services I’ll find in this hotel.

The hotel has a restaurant offering Tuscan and international cuisine in modern settings, where breakfast is also served, bar, fitness centre, a large entrance hall and lounge, room service, payable on-site private parking.

What about the accommodation?

There are rooms, including family rooms, and suites, comfortable, contemporary and spacious.

All 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.

General price, with or without breakfast included: from 60 euros

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Hotel Kraft Florence

Hotel Kraft Florence, a view
Hotel Kraft Florence, a view

Hotel Kraft Florence

The photo shows a sun terrace with a gorgeous view and what looks like the ladder to a swimming pool?

You are correct.

The crowning glory of this exquisite hotel is a beautiful rooftop garden and sun terrace, with an outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant, bar and a splendid view of Florence which embraces the Cathedral, Palazzo Vecchio and other stunning churches and buildings.

The swimming pool is heated during the winter.

This makes me curious to find out more about this hotel and its location.

Hotel Kraft Florence is a very elegant, boutique 4-star hotel in Florence historic centre, 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.

How comfortable would a stay at this hotel be in terms of facilities provided?

There is payable private parking near the hotel.

Kraft Hotel has plenty of facilities, which include room service, 24-hour front desk, ticket service, tour desk, multilingual staff, business centre, and more.

What are the rooms like?

There are rooms of many sizes, up to quadruple rooms.

All 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.

General price, optionally including breakfast and/or dinner: from 80 euros

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Rivoli Boutique Hotel Florence

Rivoli Boutique Hotel Florence
Rivoli Boutique Hotel Florence

Rivoli Boutique Hotel Florence

Does this hotel have some interesting characteristics?

Yes.

Rivoli Boutique Hotel Florence used to be a Franciscan convent in the 1300s, and has been lovingly restored.

Don’t expect monastic rigour 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.

Tell me more about the hotel’s location and surroundings, then.

Rivoli 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.

What about the hotel itself?

Rivoli Boutique Hotel Florence has a furnished patio and internal garden with a heated jacuzzi pool, which can be accessed throughout the year. Breakfast may also be served in the garden.

Payable public parking is possible near the hotel.

Rivoli has free fitness centre, 24-hour front desk, room service, typical Tuscan restaurant, bar.

Is there a good choice of accommodation?

Yes, there are both rooms and suites accommodating different numbers of people, up to 6 in the Deluxe Family Room.

All rooms and suites have free WiFi, air conditioning, electric kettle, 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.

General price, including breakfast and, optionally, dinner: from 100 euros

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Grand Hotel Adriatico

Grand Hotel Adriatico room's view
Grand Hotel Adriatico room’s view

Grand Hotel Adriatico

Is the one in the photo the view from a hotel guest room?

Yes, from the Queen Room.

The hotel must be pretty close to Florence Cathedral, then.

It is, in fact. It’s 10 minutes’ walk from the Cathedral, or Duomo.

Grand Hotel Adriatico is a 4-star hotel in the historic centre 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 Centre, the prestigious and elegant shopping area of Florence with Via Tournabuoni, Borgognissanti and Via della Vigna Nuova, and the city theatre, home to the famous Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, are all very close to the hotel.

Does this hotel have good facilities?

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 centre, room service, free newspapers in reception.

This hotel has good parking facilities for Florence city centre: payable on-site private parking is possible.

Are there only rooms?

No, there are both rooms and suites, which can accommodate a maximum of 15 guests.

All 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 15, comprises 4 bedrooms and 3 marble bathrooms with a hydromassage shower.

General price, including breakfast and, optionally, dinner: from 100 euros

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Hotel Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio

Hotel Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio, a view
Hotel Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio, a view

Hotel Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio

Hey, what a view I see in the photo!

It’s the vista from the panoramic terrace of this hotel’s Alla Torre De’ Rossi Restaurant, serving local cuisine and located on the top floor of the hotel.

Where is the hotel located?

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.

Hotel Pitti Palace is 550 yards from Florence Cathedral, and 0.6 miles from Florence main station Santa Maria Novella.

Is the building of this hotel historic?

Yes, definitely. Hotel Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio is set 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 we were saying, 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.

Describe to me the hotel.

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.

Is there parking?

Payable public parking, for which reservation is required, is possible near the hotel.

What can you tell me about the accommodation?

All 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 comprises a large double bedroom, a separate living room with sofa bed, a study and 2 bathrooms.

The hotel has a very good relationship between price and quality.

General price, with or without breakfast included: from 40 euros

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Park Palace Hotel

Park Palace Hotel
Park Palace Hotel

Park Palace Hotel

A definite change of scenery in this picture.

Yes. As its name suggests, Park Palace Hotel is 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.

I’d like more details about this hotel’s location.

It is 15-20 minutes’ walk downhill to the historic centre, in the most beautiful and peaceful residential area overlooking Florence.

The hotel is right in front of the bus stop, and the bus takes you to the city centre in 5 minutes.

You’ll love the Park Palace Hotel’s location if you want to be just close enough to the city centre 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 centre.

It’s 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.

What’s it like to stay in this place? What’s its atmosphere?

The Park Palace is a beautiful hotel in beautiful surroundings, 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, room service.

What can you tell me about the guest rooms?

The rooms are very good, spacious and comfortable, with antique furnishings and artwork. Family rooms are also available.

All 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 unique, fantastic views of the surrounding landscape and of fabulous sunrises and sunsets.

General price, with or without breakfast included: from 100 euros

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