Hotels in Italy

Residence Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni N. 1 in Florence, Tuscany.
Florence
Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni N. 1

Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni N. 1

The luxurious and historic Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni N. 1 is located in the heart of Florence, on the top three floors of a high medieval tower. This prestigious 13th century building is also home to some of the world's leading fashion boutiques. The hotel entrance is situated on the ground floor hall of the palace, where a private elevator will bring you up to the top floors. The spectacular, 360 degree view from the rooftop terrace is unequaled in all of Florence. The 22 guestrooms and Suites are splendidly dressed up with antique Florentine furniture and handsewn, embroidered curtains and drapes. They are provided with air conditioning and all the standard amenities. The Panoramic Suites, finely furnished with canopy beds and walls covered in elegant, striped fabrics, have extra-large windows and a terrace on the River Arno with a view of the Ponte Vecchio. Three of the rooms boast fully equipped kitchens with electrical appliances, while on the hotel's fifth floor, there are two connecting rooms/Suites that are ideal for families. A very pleasant breakfast can be enjoyed on the magnificent terrace with a view of the rooftops of Florence. Traditional continental and English breakfasts are enriched with typical Mediterranean products, with the addition of seasonal dishes from the Tuscan countryside.
Hotel Four Seasons Florence, Tuscany.
Florence
Four Seasons Florence

Four Seasons Florence

An art-filled Renaissance palazzo and a restored 15th-century convent set in a centuries-old private park provide an exclusive sanctuary within the confines of Florence’s city walls. This unique property is characterized by many impressive frescoes and bas-reliefs that are worthy of a museum. The decor of the 117 guestrooms and Suites ranges from opulent Renaissance to a discreetly elegant, almost Georgian style. The 37 rooms located in the former convent building are the quietest and most discreet, with their own reception desk and breakfast room. Each room offers high-tech comforts and breathtaking views of the park. An elegant and exclusive atmosphere is the hallmark of the resort's three gourmet restaurants: La Magnolia, Il Palagio and Al Fresco. They offer Italian and Mediterranean dishes where local, seasonal ingredients are the stars of the show. Beneath a skylight in the Palazzo della Gherardesca, the Atrium Bar offers an elegant setting for guests to enjoy light meals, cocktails and scrumptious afternoon teas. The state-of-the-art spa at the Four Seasons Florence is the only spa in existence to use the natural products from the Officina Profumo–Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, one of the world's oldest pharmacies. Here guests can relax in the outdoor pool, or can be pampered with soothing or invigorating massages and blissful facial treatments.
Grand Hotel Villa Cora in Florence, Tuscany.
Florence
Grand Hotel Villa Cora

Grand Hotel Villa Cora

Dating from 1868 when Florence was briefly the capital of the Kingdom of Italy, the Grand Hotel Villa Cora has a long association with the likes of emperors, princes, pashas and famed artists such as Tchaikovsky. This prestigious dwelling in pure Neoclassical style is situated inside a centuries-old, landscaped park on a hillside behind the Boboli Gardens, only a 20-minute stroll to the Ponte Vecchio. A three-year, multimillion dollar restoration has returned the Grand Hotel Villa Cora to its former glory and earned it a place on the Conde' Nast Traveller's Hot List for 2011. Choose from three separate structures: the main villa with 30 luxurious guestrooms and Suites whose period decor is inspired by the famous guests who have stayed here, such as the Japanese emperor Hirohito to whom the Imperial Suite is dedicated; the Villino Eugenia housing 14 classic rooms in the former stables; and La Follie, a small guesthouse with only two rooms for complete privacy. Opulent interiors are combined with 21st century perks like flat screen satellite TV and Wi-Fi Internet connection, and many of the guestrooms offer enchanting panoramic views or balconies. Two gourmet restaurants serving refined revisions of Tuscan cuisine include the Pasha Restaurant, dedicated to the Egyptian ruler Pasha Isma'il who stayed in the villa for numerous years, and the garden restaurant, open from May to October. Adjacent to the restaurant, guests will find a well-stocked wine cellar and a cigar room. The small but luxuriously appointed spa features a hydro-massage tub, sauna, Turkish bath and a fitness room, while the heated, outdoor pool overlooks the famed Boboli Gardens and is the perfect place to unwind after a day spent in downtown Florence.
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Grand Hotel Villa Medici

Grand Hotel Villa Medici

There are places which, for their harmony and elegance, make us feel at peace with ourselves and with the world. The Grand Hotel Villa Medici is such a place. Its enviable position, in the historic heart of Florence close to the Arno river, is a haven of peace and tranquility, and its beautiful garden, which has a swimming pool, makes it a true oasis of relaxation in the city center. The 100 guestrooms and suites mean you can choose just how you want to enjoy your stay. And there is of course the common denominator: the pulsating and fascinating city of Florence to be delighted in from the large picture windows. The rooms on the top floor, which have private terraces, overlook the enchanting cityscape. And then there is the Penthouse Suite offering a large terrace with a Jacuzzi pool and breathtaking views of the city. The Grand Hotel Villa Medici has two restaurants and they are renowned for their fantastic Tuscan cuisine which is a creative blend of traditional regional dishes. In the Lorenzo de' Medici, with its precious boiserie and warm colours, the atmosphere is intimate and refined. The Conservatory, with large picture windows overlooking the garden, is informal and cheerful. And the Jockey Bar, with its exciting range of famous brands, is an invitation to sit down and relax with a drink. After a day spent discovering the beautiful city of Florence or at a business meeting, the Sina Fitness Club awaits you with its calm yet invigorating atmosphere. It is the perfect place to relax, enjoy a sauna, a Turkish Bath or work out in the gym.
Hotel Brunelleschi in Florence, Tuscany.
Florence
Hotel Brunelleschi

Hotel Brunelleschi

Completely renovated in June 2011, right in step with the creation of the pedestrian zone around Piazza Duomo, the Hotel Brunelleschi is cleverly incorporated within the walls of a 6th century Byzantine tower and a 12th century church. It juxtaposes modern design elements like glass staircases with historic elements such as old stone walls, and houses a private museum displaying ancient Roman artifacts unearthed during hotel's construction. The 96 guestrooms include five suites, complete with a Jacuzzi-type whirlpool bath (the duplex Pool Suite boasts two: one in the bathroom and another perched on the private rooftop terrace with a spectacular view of Brunelleschi's Dome, so close that you feel as if you could reach out and touch it). All have a lovely, classic decor - parquet floors in oak, crisp white linens, wall panel molding and, in some rooms, four-poster canopy beds or dramatic contemporary headboards. Modern marble bathrooms with rain showerheads are stocked with exclusive Maison Dr Vranjes bath products. Breakfast is a lavish buffet of cold meats, cheeses, yogurt, marinated salmon, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, oven-roasted potatoes and a selection of fresh fruit, pastries, breads, fruit juices and even Prosecco. The ground floor Osteria della Pagliazza is the perfect spot for an casual Tuscan lunch or dinner, and tables are set up in the charming square in front of the hotel in warm weather. Chef Simone Bertaccini creates exquisite gourmet cuisine in the intimate Santa Elisabetta Restaurant, with a vegan menu catering to those with special dietary needs. A cocktail or glass of wine in the Tower Bar is a good way to relax after a day of sightseeing. Hotel Brunelleschi is equipped with a 4-star fitness center where the latest Technogym machines, weights, treadmills, a stepper, stationary bikes and exercise mats and balls for aerobics and pilates make it easy to stay in shape even while on vacation.
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Hotel Helvetia & Bristol

Hotel Helvetia & Bristol

The Hotel Helvetia & Bristol, built in 1894, is located in the historic center of Florence, right in front of Palazzo Strozzi. This splendidly decorated hotel has been furnished with antique furniture and noteworthy paintings from the 17th century. The lounges are exquisitely decorated in an elegant yet extremely comfortable and homelike ambiance, exuding quality without flamboyance. The 67 sumptuous guestrooms and suites are like private residences, filled with elegant period furniture and unique items. Each room has its own atmosphere and individual character, in which splendid inlaid tables, Chinese and bronze porcelain lamps, antique paintings, silks and brocades create a supremely elegant atmosphere. The hotel's Hostaria Bibendum Bar and Restaurant combines impeccable elegance with modern cuisine. It has a cosmopolitan, lounge atmosphere with a cozy scarlet, paprika and gold color scheme. Here, Mediterranean recipes prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients are served along with typical Tuscan specialties.
Hotel Il Guelfo Bianco in Florence, Tuscany.
Florence
Hotel Il Guelfo Bianco

Hotel Il Guelfo Bianco

The Hotel Il Guelfo Bianco is strategically located in Florence's newly created pedestrian zone between Piazza Duomo and Piazza San Marco and only a couple of blocks from the Galleria dell'Accademia, where you will find Michelangelo's famous statue of “David.” The 40 spacious and brightly lit guestrooms of this family-run, three-star hotel are magnificently furnished with antique furniture and handmade upholstery. They are fully soundproofed and the modern bathrooms boast hand painted ceramic tiles from Bassano del Grappa. The Apartment Suite, ideal for families, has a living room, kitchenette, master bedroom and a double bedroom. At the Hotel Il Guelfo Bianco you can enjoy a delicious breakfast in a sunny dining room or in a splendid internal courtyard. The hotel's common rooms include a welcoming bar-lounge and a reading room, both of which are hung with colorful pieces of contemporary art from the owner's private collection that give a distinct personality to this charming Florentine hotel. A friendly and attentive staff insures that you'll feel right at home in the heart of one of the world's most beautiful cities.
Hotel Lungarno in Florence, Tuscany.
Florence
Hotel Lungarno

Hotel Lungarno

The Hotel Lungarno blends Florentine history with the highest standard of accommodations. Its central location offers spectacular views of the Arno River, while being only a short walk from the Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and the Uffizi Gallery. All of the 73 guestrooms are exquisitely furnished with precious antiques, rich carpets and draperies. These elements blend tastefully with high-tech amenities to create unparalleled comfort. Most rooms have a lovely Ponte Vecchio or city view. The Suites are elegantly decorated in a subdued Renaissance style. The jewels of this magnificent hotel are the four penthouse Suites with spacious terraces where you can enjoy unparalleled views of the Florentine cityscape. The decor of the stylish Borgo San Jacopo Restaurant was inspired by the energetic and sophisticated glamour of 1950's Italy. Here, a celebrated female chef prepares creatively classic Italian and Mediterranean dishes with local, seasonal ingredients. The Lounge Bar Lungarno boasts floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the room with light and cast sparkling reflections from the Arno, giving the sensation of sailing gently over the water. Guests of the Hotel Lungarno guests have also free access to the nearby Hotel Continentale's fitness area and wellness center, where guests can be pampered with soothing or invigorating massages and a variety of facial treatments.
Hotel Monna Lisa, Florence
Florence
Hotel Monna Lisa

Hotel Monna Lisa

Guests who stay at the historic Hotel Monna Lisa will feel as if they are transported to another time and place. There's a certain old-world elegance to the richly decorated sitting rooms and plant-filled private garden of this Renaissance palace that is less than a 10-minute walk from the Duomo. Original pieces by Neo-classical sculptor Giovanni Dupre’ are scattered throughout, since his descendants own the hotel. The 45 guestrooms are divided between the main palace and the annex, restructured in 2002, containing 15 rooms that overlook the garden. Many rooms have the original painted wood ceilings, as well as antique furniture and richly textured wallpaper or fabrics; a few also boast garden-facing balconies. Modern amenities include air conditioning, flat-screen satellite TV, minibar and direct-dial telephone. A buffet breakfast is served each morning in the dining room, or outside in the pleasant garden. During the warmer months, drinks and cocktails can also be enjoyed in the garden. The extremely friendly and professional staff is willing to help with restaurant recommendations, and there are many excellent choices nearby. An exercise room, an elevator in the annex and on-site parking are other perks of the Hotel Monna Lisa.
Hotel Relais Uffizi in Florence, Tuscany.
Florence
Hotel Relais Uffizi

Hotel Relais Uffizi

Relais Uffizi is a charming hotel in central Florence, overlooking the Piazza della Signoria and only a few steps from the Uffizi Gallery and the Ponte Vecchio. The hotel is characterized by a warm and welcoming atmosphere, thanks to its unbeatable location and spacious rooms decorated with antique furnishings. The comfortable guestrooms and Suites are large and tastefully furnished with a sense of simple elegance. Each room is unique, painted in delicate pastel colors and decorated with wooden or wrought iron beds that have a romantic canopy or a fabric-covered headboard, Tuscan style furniture and antique prints. All the rooms provide modern amenities to satisfy even the most demanding guests. A freshly-prepared breakfast buffet is served in a peaceful hall with stunning views of the piazza and Brunelleschi's cupola. The lounge of the hotel is another great spot where guests can relax with a book, or enjoy a drink after dinner.
Hotel Santa Maria Novella in Florence, Tuscany.
Florence
Hotel Santa Maria Novella

Hotel Santa Maria Novella

The chic, 4-star Hotel Santa Maria Novella is centrally located in the recently-created pedestrian zone of Piazza Santa Maria Novella, only steps from the main train station. It was recently renovated by the architect Marianna Gagliardi, and extreme care has been taken with the textiles, drapes and curtains throughout the hotel. The 71 inviting guestrooms and Suites mix modern, Italian furnishings with antiques and elegant details in restful, neutral colors. Each room provides the most modern amenities. They have parquet wood floors and marble bathrooms with typical Florentine pietre dure inlay. Many of them also have a small balcony overlooking the Renaissance facade of the splendid church of Santa Maria Novella. The hotel has a spacious roof terrace with a spectacular view over Florence's historic center. It is the ideal place for breakfast or to experience breathtaking sunsets while sipping a pre-dinner aperitif. The hotel also offers a sauna and a well-equipped fitness room where you can relax and keep fit.
Hotel Savoy in Florence, Tuscany.
Florence
Hotel Savoy

Hotel Savoy

The five-star Hotel Savoy offers maximum luxury and style in the heart of Florence. It is located on the central Piazza Repubblica, just a short walk from the Duomo, Uffizi Gallery and the Ponte Vecchio. Styled by Olga Polizzi, the hotel's decor is contemporary yet elegant. Each one of the 88 rooms and 14 Suites are decorated in a typical Italian style with carefully chosen ceramics, artworks and fabrics in subdued, neutral tones. Crisp linen sheets cover the beds and the floors are parquet. Special mosaics decorate the bathrooms that are completely stocked with Rocco Forte's exclusive range of Italian body products. Quirky prints of shoes adorn the walls throughout the hotel, a charming reminder of Florence's many skilled artisans. Thanks to the collaboration with the 2-star Michelin chef, Fulvio Pierangelini, L'Incontro Restaurant has become one of the most fashionable and renowned dining spots in Florence. Guests have the added pleasure of eating outdoors during the summer season to enjoy the sights and sounds of one of the city's most beautiful piazzas. L'Incontro Bar prepares classic cocktails including the famous Martinis loved by James Bond, enabling it to be officially listed in the exclusive 'Bond Bar' circuit. In order that guests may maintain a fitness regime, the Hotel Savoy offers a state-of-the-art Fitness Center equipped with the latest exercise machines. The center boasts fantastic views over Florence so a workout becomes an enjoyable and exhilarating experience.
Hotel Villa La Vedetta in Florence, Tuscany.
Florence
Hotel Villa La Vedetta

Hotel Villa La Vedetta

A wide terrace paved in pietra serena stone with a spectacular, 360-degree view of the entire city of Florence is the distinctive trait of Villa La Vedetta, a five-star boutique hotel that is truly an “urban resort.” It is situated just a few steps from Piazzale Michelangelo, on the south bank of the Arno River overlooking the Ponte Vecchio. The 18 exquisite rooms and Suites offer a refined and elegant level of comfort combined with unexpected contemporary elements. Each features its own distinct color-scheme and is endowed with the most modern amenities like free satellite TV and ADSL internet connection and double telephone lines. All the bathrooms are in marble and mosaic with whirlpool tubs. The hotel's gourmet restaurant, Onice, was awarded a Michelin star in 2004. It serves traditional regional cuisine with Oriental touches thanks to the creativity of its chef. An expansive terrace, furnished like an open-air lounge, is the ideal place to relax or experience breathtaking sunsets while sipping a pre-dinner aperitif. Villa La Vedetta is surrounded by a magnificent garden and park of laurel, cypress and olive trees that slopes down to the Arno River. The garden is lit at night to a particularly scenic effect. Moreover, there is a panoramic outdoor swimming pool with whirlpool and a charming wrought iron gazebo where breakfast is served each morning. A well-equipped fitness area and a sauna are located on the top floor of the villa.
JK Place in Florence, Tuscany.
Florence
JK Place

JK Place

The hotels initials, and the deliberately unsigned door, invite inquiry. What is this discrete yet extroverted "JK" place? In fact, the initials are those of the owner's father, and the place – once you swing open the wide wooden doors – turns out to be a small boutique hotel for Florentine initiates. J.K. Place is part historic palazzo and part modern townhouse, the two halves coming together around a broad light well which drops to an airy, glass-covered dining room where breakfast is served each morning. Twenty unique guestrooms of varying sizes and layouts are spread over the three upper floors. A clean and simple, neutral palette of creams, grays and matte metallic finishes characterizes the décor. Each room features amenities such as flat-screen TVs with DVD/CD player and satellite channels, mini-bar, safe, and telephone with ADSL socket. The bathrooms feature large shower heads, heated towel rails, shaving mirrors, fluffy towels, robes and slippers. Some rooms are duplexes while the Master Suite has a small balcony overlooking Piazza Santa Maria Novella and the Penthouse Suite features superb views over the rooftops of Florence looking towards the Duomo. The hotel's restaurant, J.K. Lounge, with its teak terrace opening onto the lively Piazza Santa Maria Novella, is a great place for a summertime lunch, dinner or aperitif. In the winter the action moves inside in front of the black marble, Neo-Classical fireplace. The downstairs Pink Room is a stylish place to sip an after-dinner drink. And J.K. Lounge's Sunday buffet brunch is fast becoming a relaxing weekly ritual for Florentines in the know.