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Rest In A Renaissance City: Top 15 Boutique Hotels In Florence, Italy

Melanie
Updated Sep 28, 2018

The capital of the Tuscany region of Italy, Florence is known as a destination for romantics and art lovers alike, being the original home of the Italian Renaissance movement. Its history can clearly be seen and felt by visitors, because the city is practically an entire museum with Renaissance-era buildings dotting the area. A variety of museums housing various art pieces, along with the picturesque sights, complete the romantic vibe of the city.

Tourists will be glad to know that many of the attractions are within walking distance from the city center. Choose a hotel from within this area so you can better enjoy the Renaissance ambiance that Florence offers.

1. Leone Blu – Residenza d’Epoca (from 358.70 EUR (428.12 USD))

If you ever dreamed of living like royalty, stay at Leone Blu. A converted palazzo, it was constructed in 1474 to serve as the residence of the Ricasoli Firidolfi family. The luxurious surroundings have been preserved, and visitors also get to enjoy a wonderful view of the bridges and waterways of Florence. Adding to the lavishness is the offer of free butler service to guests.

If the decadent luxury of the palazzo is not enough to convince you to stay here, the hotel is at the center of Florence, putting you within walking distance of the city’s attractions, including Michelangelo’s David and Botticelli’s Birth of Venus.

Leone Blu – Residenza d’Epoca

Address: Piazza Carlo Goldoni 2, Tornabuoni, 50123 Florence, Italy (see map)

Price: from 358.70 EUR (428.12 USD)

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2. Hotel Spadai (from 263 EUR (315 USD))

The hotel has its own spa and wellness centre. It also has a viewing gallery that provides guests with a good view of the Duomo and of the entire city. An American buffet with a wide selection of food and a complimentary drink are already inclusive of the rates.

Hotel Spadai is a two-minute walk away from Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedal. It is also within walking distance from the Medici Riccardi Palace, the Piazza del Duomo, the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower, the Belltower by Giotto, Cappelle Medicee, and Santa Maria Maggiore.

Hotel Spadai

Address: Via dei Martelli 10, Duomo, 50129 Florence, Italy (see map)

Price: from 263 EUR (315 USD)

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3. Hotel Glance in Florence (from 218 EUR (261 USD))

Despite its central location, Hotel Glance in Florence offers a quiet place to stay in for visitors. It has a rooftop pool and bar for guests who want to spend some time relaxing after exploring the city.

Breakfast is inclusive of the rates. Pets are allowed in the hotel. Many of Florence’s attractions are within a 5-10 minute walk away from the hotel.

Hotel Glance

Address: Via Nazionale, 23, San Lorenzo, 50123 Florence, Italy (see map)

Price: from 218 EUR (261 USD)

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4. Grand Hotel Minerva (from 247 EUR (297 USD))

Grand Hotel Minerva has a rooftop pool and sun terrace where guests can enjoy an overlooking view of Florence. Its central location also allows you to reach many of the city’s attractions on foot.

It has an in-house restaurant that serves traditional Italian cuisine. Breakfast is inclusive of the rates. Pets are welcome in the hotel. Shuttle service to and from the airport can be availed of for a fee.

Grand Hotel Minerva

Address: Piazza Santa Maria Novella 16, Santa Maria Novella, 50123 Florence, Italy (see map)

Price: from 247 EUR (297 USD)

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5. C Hotels Joy (from 174 EUR (209 USD))

C Hotels Joy is a new hotel located at the center of Florence. Although smaller compared to some of the other hotels on this list, it is still equipped with the services and amenities you can expect from a boutique hotel. The hotel is right in front of the bus station and is also in close proximity to the metro and train stations. Rates are inclusive of breakfast.

C Hotels Joy

Address: Via Degli Orti Oricellari 30, Santa Maria Novella, 50123 Florence, Italy (see map)

Price: from 174 EUR (209 USD)

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6. Rocco Forte Hotel Savoy (from 576 EUR (689 USD))

A five-star hotel, Hotel Savoy can be found at the midpoint of the Uffizi Gallery and the Florence Cathedral. Don’t let its luxurious surroundings faze you – the ambiance there is actually cozy and welcoming, especially when coupled with the friendly staff.

The hotel features traditional Italian architecture with a contemporary twist. Similarly, its restaurant serves food that are modern takes of Tuscan specialties. The hotel also has its own gym.

Rocco Forte Hotel Savoy

Address: Piazza Della Repubblica 7, Duomo, 50123 Florence, Italy (see map)

Price: from 576 EUR (689 USD)

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7. Hotel De La Ville (from 179 EUR (214 USD))

Hotel De La Ville is located in Via Tornabuoni, the high-fashion district of Florence. American breakfast is included. The hotel is a five-minute walk away from the Uffizi Gallery. A private beach is just across the street from here, and those who brought their vehicles can park at a nearby garage for a fee. They can also avail of valet parking service as an alternative.

Hotel De La Ville

Address: Piazza Antinori 1, Tornabuoni, 50123 Florence, Italy (see map)

Price: from 179 EUR (214 USD)

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8. Horto Convento (from 224.10 EUR (268.21 USD))

Horto Convento is a garden hotel located in a quiet, residential area of Florence, but still within walking distance from the city’s attractions. Don’t let its façade fool you - the rooms are actually equipped with modern amenities for your satisfaction. Horto Convento is 15 minutes away from Santa Maria Novella Train Station. It is also within walking distance to Pitti Palace, Santa Maria del Fiore, and Piazza della Signoria. This is a pet-friendly hotel.

Horto Convento

Address: Viale Ludovico Ariosto 13, Santo Spirito, 50124 Florence, Italy (see map)

Price: from 224.10 EUR (268.21 USD)

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9. Hotel L'Oroglio (from 315 EUR (377 USD))

Hotel L’Oroglio is a watch-themed hotel, with each floor dedicated to a known watch manufacturer. Florence Cathedral is within walking distance from the hotel. Rates are inclusive of buffet breakfast, which is served at the dining room at the top floor, allowing guests to enjoy a beautiful view of the city square. This is a pet-friendly hotel.

Hotel L’Oroglio

Address: Piazza Santa Maria Novella 24, Santa Maria Novella, 50123 Florence, Italy (see map)

Price: from 315 EUR (377 USD)

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10. Hotel Pendini (from 169 EUR (202 USD))

A family-run establishment, Hotel Pendini provides guests with an overlooking view of Piazza della Repubblica square, which is close to one of the shopping districts of Florence. It was built in 1879 and still retains some antique furnishings and décor. Breakfast is already inclusive of the rates.

Hotel Pendini

Address: Via Strozzi 2, Duomo, 50123 Florence, Italy (see map)

Price: from 169 EUR (202 USD)

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11. Ad Astra (from 214 USD)

The charming Ad Astra hotel is frequently picked for its spectacular location. It is located in the magnificent Oltrarno district and overlooks the fabulous Torrigiani Garden. The hotel consists of 9 rooms which are beautifully decorated with modernist Italian design classics. The ambience of this place is quiet and relaxing which is ideal for those looking for some ‘me’ time. Astra has great amenities such as an in-room coffee machine and freestanding roll-top bathtubs. The breakfast here is amazing and is a great start to the day. The luxury of living in a real palazzo, with breathtaking views is what makes this place stand out.

Ad Astra

Address: Via del Campuccio 53, Florence, Italy

Price: from 214 USD

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12. Ville sull-Arno (from 145 USD)

This beautiful boutique hotel is the perfect example of when classic meets contemporary. The interiors are tastefully decorated with subtle nuance from the Romantic era of the 19th century. Ville sull’Arno offers a remarkably tranquil experience and is in close proximity to places such as Ponte Vecchio and the Florence city centre. The ambience is quiet and rejuvenating with tons of great facilities such as a spa, swimming pool, central air-conditioning, free WiFi, 24-hour front desk, a swanky garden area, and some lip-smacking delicacies. The hotel consists of 45 rooms which are priced at pocket-friendly rates.

Ville sull-Arno

Address: Lungarno C Colombo 1/3/5, Florence, Italy

Price: from 145 USD

Star Rating: 5 Star

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13. Velona's Jungle Luxury Suites (from 313 USD)

Velona’s Jungle Luxury Suites is located on the majestic 86, Florence Street, Italy. As the name suggests, the hotel has a wild, jungle theme to it, giving guests a unique experience during their stay. The suites aren’t just aesthetically appealing but are also exceedingly luxurious with features such as the mini bar equipped with citrusy soft drinks and craft beer. The highlight of this hotel is that it is pet-friendly and serves just vegetarian food. This boutique hotel consists of just four rooms so be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Velona's Jungle Luxury Suites

Address: Via Montebello, 86, Florence, Italy

Price: from 313 USD

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14. Residence Hilda (from 117 USD)

The Residence Hilda hotel consists of suites which are modern with contemporary designer furnishings and has some of the most picturesque views of the city. The hotel consists of 12 rooms which are fully furnished and consist of all the essential amenities one would require for a hassle-free stay. From junior suites to executive suites there are plenty of options to choose from. Some of the facilities at your disposal include 24-hour medical assistance, free Wi-Fi, central-air-conditioning, bicycle rentals, luggage storage, and lots more.

Residence Hilda

Address: Via dei Servi 40, XENICA Srl, Florence, Italy

Price: from 117 USD

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15. Hotel Home (from 88 USD)

Hotel Home truly feels like home. It has everything you would require for a comfortable stay, from a small gym and massage area, to a private terrace offering panoramic views of the city, there is everything here you could possibly want. The hotel consists of 39 rooms all painted in in a crisp yet warm white. Complemented with modern designs, the rooms look extremely charming with monochrome and minimalistic aesthetics. It is located east of Florence’s old city centre making all the tourist spots easily accessible. Book your room today for a refreshing stay!

Hotel Home

Address: Piazza Piave 3, Florence, Italy

Price: from 88 USD

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Fall in love with Florence

With its beautiful architecture and wonderful landscape, it is no surprise why Florence is one of the biggest tourist drawers of Italy even today. Stay in a comfortable hotel that completes your experience of immersing in a city that continues to give homage to the Renaissance era.

This article was originally published on Sep 29, 2017

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