At its great location close to famous monuments, top sights and the very best in Florentine shopping, this four star hotel offers its guests contemporary design mixed with classic Italian furnishings and true comfort at a great price. There is a relaxed lobby bar for resident use and all the public areas are elegant. Guests have the use of excellent facilities including WiFi and all areas benefit from air conditioning. A concierge and night porter service is also available.
All the guest bedrooms are well serviced and feature air conditioning , complimentary toiletries in the en suite bathroom, a telephone, TV, high speed internet connection, a hairdryer, a well stocked mini bar and a safe.
Our top picks in the local area
Harking back to the days when the simple pleasures in life were enough, The Antique Carousel in Piazza Republica is a joy and kids, especially younger ones, are always enthralled by the colourful, bobbing horses and jolly atmosphere and twinkling lights. This is also an ample photo opportunity for you to catch your kids enjoying a piece of fun the traditional way, so remember to be very snap happy.
Under the arches of the Ponte Vecchio where there were once old merchant stores and workshops, the new breeds of boutiques sell their wares. Browse amongst the glittering jewellery shops and goldsmiths while street musicians serenade you and your other half, for a token Euro or two.
The Uffizi Gallery is perhaps one of the best galleries in Europe housing an unbelievable collection of Renaissance Art with works by such great Masters as da Vinci, Michelangelo, Titan and Botticelli. Take your time here and allow yourself to be totally immersed in the works around you. And when its all done, there is a super little cafe on the terrace where you can mull over you day.
Luisa is probably one of the most famous clothing shops in Italy. This boutique shop supplies top designer pieces alongside unknown and up and coming designer collections which will tantalise the imaginations of hardiest of shoppers.
For eating out
For gelato, there is only place to head to. Imaginative yet traditional, Le Botteghe di Leonardo treats its customers to scrumptious flavours and mouth tingling sensations served up to you in a tub with a wafer on top. All the gelato is home made using fresh, natural flavours and ingredients. The owners are very generous when it comes to tastings making sure that you pick your absolute favourite.
From the start of the ‘opera season’ in September, the Teatro Comunale on the banks of the river is the place to head for. L’Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino is the city’s main orchestra and the marvelous musicians often play here to packed audiences.