The serenity and scenic charm of Florence are not new to anyone. Even if you have never visited the city, you must have heard about its unmatched elegance and sophisticated society deriving much of its inspiration from the Renaissance period. Florence is the capital of Tuscany in Italy and is said to be the home to some of greatest artistic masterpieces in the world.
When you visit the city, you may want to experience the city in the best way possible. For that, I recommend that you sign up with a luxury hotel because living in luxury will provide you a closer look at what it means to be in Florence. The city hosts some of the biggest names in the world of luxurious accommodation such as Four Seasons. Every hotel comes with something ‘extra’ such as palatial façade, excellent city views, round-the-clock room service and what not. In this article, I have listed 10 such hotels that will help you decide which one suits you the best.
- Four Seasons Hotel Firenze
Address: Borgo Pinti, 99, 50121 Firenze FI, Italy
Arguably the best luxury hotel in the city, Four Seasons Hotel Firenze is a proud member of the Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts. The hotel comprises two buildings, with its main building designed on a medieval era Palazzo Della Gherardesca, and the other building designed on an old convent. What strikes as the most noticeable in this hotel is its beautiful, well-maintained gardens considered the best in the city. Come here to enjoy antiquity and modernity blending in unbelievable harmony.
- St Regis Florence
Address: Piazza Ognissanti, 1, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
A notable member of the world-renowned St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, St. Regis Florence is the pride of the city. It is situated in a prime tourist location and is presently one of the most expensive hotels here. It was previously known as the Grand Hotel, but renovations in 2011 transformed the hotel into what it is now, with much modern-day sophistication added to it. One of the most attractive features of this hotel is the lovely views from its rooms and suites, and that you get to choose what kind of view appeals you the most.
- The Westin Excelsior Florence
Address: Piazza Ognissanti, 3, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
The Westin Excelsior Florence is one of the best examples of hotels which have retained their Florentine-style despite significant refurbishments. It is known for its sprawling rooms and suites, which are decked out in contemporary but stylish designs. There is also an extensive selection of gastronomic delights in its restaurants. However, of all the reasons there are to stay at this hotel, one major one is that its location is such that it offers a bewitching panoramic view of the beautiful city.
- Portrait Firenze
Address: Lungarno degli Acciaiuoli, 4, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Another hotel offering an excellent city view, Portrait Firenze stands right next to the majestic River Arno and is closely connected to primary tourist destinations. The hotel heavily incorporates modern Italian interior designs predominately found in selective colors, particularly grey and brown. Moreover, the rooms are huge and fit in a small kitchen, giving a more personalized feel to your stay.
- JK Place Firenze
Address: Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, 7, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
JK Place is one of the most favorite hotels in the city. It is an elegant piece of architecture offering splendid services to its customers on a daily basis.
Situated on Piazza Santa Maria Novella, this Florentine hotel houses exemplary interior designs which are the result of many influences such as Italian, Chinese and Moroccan. Come here to drown yourself in the world of classic Florentine life brimming with warmth and elegance.
- Villa Cora Florence
Address: Viale Machiavelli, 18, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy
Villa Cora Florence is actually a historical place serving as an opulent hotel. It was the property of Eugénie de Montijo, the widow of Napolean III and is an example of the grand scale life of the royals at that time.
Outside, the hotel is surrounded by lush gardens carefully and affectionately maintained by the staff. Inside, you will find some of the best services in the entire city such as spa, underground tunnel system, a great piano, and beautiful mirrors.
- Palazzo Niccolini al Duomo
Address: Via dei Servi, 2, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
The Duomo is regarded as the most visited Florentine attraction, and guess what, you can enjoy it right from your hotel if you decide to stay at Palazzo Niccolini al Duomo. The hotel is very much like a palace and carries an aura of history and culture. There is no better place to enjoy luxury and tourism than this hotel. Oh, by the way, while you are here, feast your eyes on some of the most spectacular frescoes you will ever see.
- Hotel Savoy
Address: Piazza della Repubblica, 7, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Hotel Savoy holds the distinction of being regarded as the Grand Dame of Florentine hotels. It was built in 1893 and is part of Rocco Forte Hotel.
Known for its grandiose interiors meshed with contemporary designs, luxury lounging takes a leap in here. The rooms are well-equipped with all basic amenities including modern technology. However, if you want to up your luxuries, then consider getting one of the Grand View Suites which showcase artifacts, Florentine furniture, and luxury fabrics.
- Hotel Lungarno
Address: Borgo S. Jacopo, 14, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy
Situated on the river and closely connected to the famous Ponte Vecchio, Hotel Lungarno promises to offer you remarkable city views. Of course, that is not it, because, inside the hotel, you will be impressed by its distinct architectural style which is essentially a medley of American and European styles with a few French touches here and there. It is one of the trendiest hotels in the city!
- Hotel Brunelleschi
Address: Piazza Sant’Elisabetta, 3, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
Hotel Brunelleschi offers you a ride to the medieval era, as it is housed in a renovated Byzantine tower and Medieval Church opposite Florence Cathedral. Despite its old-world architecture, you will not find any dearth of modern-day amenities. There are two restaurants that provide some of the best meals in the city. In addition, there is a fitness center, meeting rooms, and even a museum to stimulate your artistic intellect.
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