Hotels in Florence Italy; Budget, Luxury, Boutique, Hotels
There are a number of top hotels in Florence, Italy to match everyone's budget. By law hotels have to publish the prices of the room at reception as well as in the rooms, usually on the back of the door. However, in some hotels that are not up to scratch proprietors will try to pad out their profits by charging extra for hot water, heating in the winter, a compulsory breakfast during the high season and even compulsory half or full board.
With Florence Italy hotels make sure that the price that you have been quoted is all inclusive of any extras and taxes.
For the top of the range luxury hotels in Florence the place to stay is up the hill on the southern side of the Arno River at Torre di Bellosguardo, a classic old palazzo villa with a wonderful view of the city, so near and yet far enough to be haven away from the crowds.
Each room is diffently decorated and wonderfully comfortable. A double room costs from E290 a night, including taxes. For more information visit: www.torresbellosguardo.com
At the end of the scale if you are looking for budget accommodation in Florence then you can't go wrong with the Pensione Canto De' Nelli a delightful place to stay in the center of Florence, and run by an Iranian Florentine lady. Rooms at the front have great views of the dome of San Lorenzo. A double room per night costs from E90 which also includes breakfast and taxes. See http://nuke.cantodenelli.it
Hotels in Florence with Beautiful Views
I don't know about you, but whenever I book a hotel room I always ask for a room with a view. No one wants a room that overlooks a car park or a building site, and this is especially so in Florence.
The following hotels all have rooms with wonderful views of Florence. Just make sure that you ask for these rooms when you book.
One of the best hotels in Florence for views - Bigallo.
1. Hotel Bigallo is a 3 star hotel in Florence that is family-run with views of the Duomo Complex so close that you can almost reach out and touch them.
The hotel is therefore very central to all the historic sites and is situated on the Duomo piazza.
The hotel is elegantly furnished with the rooms only just recently been refurbished.
2. - Hotel Hermitage is a 3 star hotel has rooms that overlook the historic Ponte Vecchio and the Arno River and Santa Stefano. If you want the best view of the Arno in the hotel book room 602 which also comes with a balcony. The only downside to this elegant and charming hotel in Florence is that it can be difficult to find as is tucked away on a side street off the Ponte Vecchio.
There might be some city noise at night and make sure that you book a room with a view that has the new A/C units as not all rooms have these. During the summer you really want an A/C that works!
When you get there go to the 5th floor to check-in as this is where you will find reception. A little odd, I know, but there is an elevator for you to use.
You can get some fabulous photo shots of the river from the rooftop terrace.
Try the Buca restaurant which is right next door. The meals here are excellent!
Palazzo Tolomei, a 16th century palace, now a luxury hotel, is just 200 meters away from the Cathedral or Duomo. Although fairly ordinary looking on the outside, inside it is elegant and steeped in history. There are large rooms, original artworks, arches and colonades. With free Wi-Fi, coffee and pastries throughout the day, and a bottle of wine and a fruit basket on arrival this is a hotel where you will feel not only pampered, but where you are also getting value for money and made to feel very welcome.
#2 Luxury Hotels in Florence Italy - Eden Rock Resort (Score 9.5)
The Eden Rock Resort is 6 km out of the center of Florence, which is lovely for those looking for a quieter stay with panoramic views over Tuscany's hills and the city of Florence. The resort is on a bus route so leave the car behind and take the bus to the city which is a 15 minute trip away and costs about 1 euro to get there. In a city that where parking is difficult to find, this is an advantage. Rooms are more like suites, and with a pool on the property this is a sure winner with the kids.
#3 Luxury Hotels in Florence Italy - St. Regis Hotel (Score 9.4)
St. Regis luxury hotel in Florence was designed by Brunelleschi and is right on the River Arno. You couldn't ask for a better location for sightseeing within the city. Make sure that you know what your room rate includes. Breakfast is on the steep side as an extra and to be honest you can get a good breakfast for half the price at the nearby bars and cafes in the area. However, the decor and the location are first class, and the staff are very friendly and helpful.
#4 Luxury Hotels in Florence Italy - The Grand Hotel Villa Cora (Score 9.4)
Villa Cora is a delightful, elegant Italian villa built in the 19th century. It is just 2 kilometers outside of Florence with plenty of parking, free Wi-Fi and a swimming pool to cool down in after those long walks around the city during those sweltering, summer days. For those who would like to walk into the city it will take you 20 minutes to get there, or you can catch the bus which is a 10 minute ride and the bus stop is just 400 meters from the hotel. Spoil yourself and visit their on-site health spa.
#5 Luxury Hotels in Florence Italy - Hotel La Casa di Morfeo (Score 9.4)
At the Hotel La Casa di Morfeo you will feel quite at home with staff bending over backwards to please and help. The hotel is in an excellent location, and just 10 minutes away by foot to all major attractions. A fruit basket is presented on your arrival, which is always a nice touch. The room as large and well appointed and the breakfasts that they serve are much better than most hotels in the same category. This is a hotel that goes out of their way to cater for your every whim and need.
We recommend this as the best hotel in Florence Italy in the luxury category.
#6 Luxury Hotels in Florence Italy - J.K. Place (Score 9.4)
J.K. Place is a boutique hotel that offers a lot of added value. The roof-top terrace is great to sit on and enjoy the roof-top views of the neighborhood, or enjoy a glass of wine and some people- watching from the couches placed outside the hotel itself. Some rooms are on the small side, so make sure that you are for a large room at the time of booking. Free soft drinks are offered throughout the day and staff are very attentive when needed. You can also have a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery or a spin into the Tuscan countryside but these are add-ons and you will be charged for these separately.
#7 Luxury Hotels in Florence Italy - Be-One (Score 9.3)
Be-One, despite its odd name is a very good little hotel if you are looking for modern decor close to the city center then this hotel is for you. This is a new hotel so everything is still fresh and new, and the staff are welcoming and attentive. Relax on the Fendi furniture while you sip your glass of prosseco on arrival. For the price of the rooms, this hotel is very much value for money. Walk to the Dumo in minutes as it is only 2 blocks away and enjoy the shopping opposite the hotel with many cafes and restaurants for evening meals.
#8 Luxury Hotels in Florence Italy - Firenzesuite (Score 9.3)
Firenzesuite have large rooms that are all suites with vaulted ceilings, frescoes, beautiful drapes and antique furniture. For those of you who would like to make snacks and coffee each suite has a kitchenette. Just 2 km from the Santa Maria Novella Train Station and a 10 minute walk to the Duomo this hotel is well located. There is no restaurant on site but breakfast is brought to your room each morning. Eggs, ham, cheese, bread, croissants, bread, fruit, juices and a selection of teas are provided.
#9 Luxury Hotels in Florence Italy - Firenze Number Nine (Score 9.2)
Firenze Number Nine is just 500 m from the Santa Maria Novella Train Station and next to the Medici Chapel and with a 2 minute walk to the Duomo, the location is excellent. Enjoy the free gym or book a spa treatment and pamper yourself where you can have a Turkish bath, suana, a massage or a turn in the hot tub. Although a Continental breakfast is served you can also ask for ham, cheese and scrambled eggs. Anything other than this will be charged accordingly.
# 10 Luxury Hotels in Florence Italy - Hotel Lugarno (Score 9.2)
The Hotel Lugarno has views of the River Arno where you can appreciate the river and its iconic bridge long after the tourists have left for the day. This hotel is owned by the Ferragamo family and no money has been spared to furnish this hotel with top antiques and artworks including a Picasso and 4 Cocteau. Who needs to go to the art galleries?! The Lungarno’s Borgo San Jacopo Restaurant has been featured in major restaurant guides and the bar opens out to a seating area where you can sip champagne or hot chocolate while watching the river.
Budget Hotels Florence
Budget hotels Florence for well-priced accommodation. We all like getting value for money and these are the best hotels in Florence for giving just that. Budget hotels don't need to be seedy, far from it. The budget hotels in Florence have been selected for their quality and service and have high scores based on travel reviews.
1# Budget Hotels Florence - Hotel Rapallo (Score 9.2)
Hotel Rapallo is just minutes from the train station and 15 minutes by foot into the city center, however, the hotel is well located for restaurants and cafes. All rooms are soundproofed and some rooms have balconies that overlook San Lorenzo and the Fiesole Hills. Continental breakfast is offered in the breakfast room which is included in the room rate. Free Wi-Fi is also available.
#2 Budget Hotels Florence - Hotel Berna (Score 9)
Hotel Berna is right next door to the train station, so if you are traveling by train and have a lot of luggage this is the perfect hotel for you. All rooms have a main ensuite and hairdryers and toilettries are supplied. A buffet breakfast is served in the breakfast room. This little hotel goes the extra mile with some nice touches that make all the difference; a welcome drink and chocolates on the bedside tables at night are just some of the things the owner do to make you feel welcome.
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