Where to sleep in Florence? Which are Florence’s best hotels?
Florence’s center is so incredibly full of all types of accommodations that one can literally get lost amongst the many different choices.
Actually it is not easy to choose the right place!
Here you’ll find my suggestions for very special accommodations in Florence, like bed and breakfasts de charme, luxury hotels, and beautiful apartments, all located in the very heart of Florence, unequalled art town and cradle of the Renaissance. They are all particular and very chic places to stay
Hotel Brunelleschi: Modern Hotel with Museum and Top View
Located in the very heart of Florence, two steps away from the Duomo and the Cupola del Brunelleschi, Hotel Brunelleschi is a luxury and modern 4 star hotel occupying a medieval building, the Torre della Pazzaglia (Pazzaglia’s tower), the most ancient tower in Florence, built between the 541 and the 544 AD.
In the subterranean part of the hotel there is an interesting museum with archeological finds and a Calidarium of Roman thermal baths. The Hotel in fact rises above Roman ruins, you can admire many Roman finds in the hotel’s museum together with other interesting objects from Medieval times and precious ancient ceramics.
All the rooms are exclusive and luxurious, furnished in a contemporary style and equipped with all comforts. The Duomo Suite is extraordinary, with exclusively contemporary furnishings and overlooking the Brunelleschi Dome and the Bell Tower of Giotto, a dream!
The Pool Suite is even more surprising, built on 2 levels, it offers incredible views from all sides, especially from the panoramic terrace and the upstairs room with breathtaking view over Palazzo Vecchio, the Cupola del Brunelleschi and the Tower of Giotto.
On the highest floor of the tower you will have the pleasure to dine at the Restaurant Santa Elisabetta, serving typical local dishes.
Palazzo Ruspoli: Exclusive Bed&Breakfast with View
On the highest floors of a Florentine palace and near the Duomo, Palazzo Ruspoli offers very elegant and refined large bedrooms, some with spectacular view over the Brunelleschi Dome and Giotto’s Bell Tower. The nice fabrics and the parquet floors create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The breakfast room is lovely and you are right in the historical city center, 50 meters from Santa Maria del Fiore.
Appartamenti in Piazza della Signoria: Luxury Apartments in Florence
The location of these elegant and fully equipped apartments is unique! You are right facing the main square of Florence, the beautiful Piazza della Signoria, with extraordinary view over the Palazzo Vecchio, the Neptune’s Fountain, the Loggia dè Lanzi. You are also 2 steps away from the Gallery of Uffizi and its masterpieces of art, the wonderful Ponte Vecchio, and all of Florence’s main attractions. All the accommodations are very refined, characterized by parquet floors, and valuable furniture and fabrics.
J.K. Place: 5 Star Boutique Hotel in Piazza Santa Maria Novella
Located in one of the most beautiful squares of Florence, near the wonderful Santa Maria Novella Church, this exclusive hotel has a panoramic terrace with fantastic views over the city. The rooms are very luxurious and slylish, wonderfully furnished with great attention to details, they are very bright and are characterized by soft colours and comfortable beds, while offering a number of facilities.
Palazzo Tolomei: Historical Residence in Florence
Palazzo Tolomei is an authentic Renaissance Palace of the 16th century, located in Florence’s center, near the Duomo and the Baptistery in Piazza San Giovanni.
The palace is characterized by large and elegant living rooms with beautiful and precious frescoes, statues, and Renaissance works of art.
All the rooms and apartments are fully equipped, very spacious and furnished with antiques. Art and history perfectly combine at Palazzo Tolomei for an unforgettable stay of great charme!
And what about you? Do you have any special accommodation in Florence you would add to the list? Share your opinion with us!