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Top 10 Hotels With Rooftop Bars Or Restaurants In Florence, Italy

Anne
Published Dec 12, 2017

Florence, or Firenze in Italian, is the home of the Renaissance. This small city in Tuscany is packed with amazing architectural gems and wonderful art. The narrow cobbled streets have remained unchanged for centuries, while the palaces, dating from the 15th and 16th centuries offer a beautiful view of the past. Visit the churches, basilicas, and art museums to view the wonders of the age before heading to the many restaurants to feast on delicious Tuscan cuisine.

It’s not just about architecture and art, however, as the fashion industry of Italy was born in Florence. The names of Gucci and Ferragamo were born in this city and can be purchased, or longed after, in the many boutiques of the city.

View the city from a different angle from the rooftop restaurant or bar in one of the gorgeous Florence hotels included below.

1. Grand Hotel Cavour (from 221 USD (185 EUR))

The Grand Hotel Cavour is nestled in the Uffizi neighborhood of Florence, Italy, a short drive from the Artemio Franchi Stadium and within walking distance of Dante’s House, the Piazza della Signoria, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Piazza del Duomo, and other historic attractions of Florence. The hotel has a restaurant, fitness center and steam room for guests’ use. Guests can relax with a drink at the roof terrace bar with beautiful views across the city. A business center and meeting facilities are also available. There is private parking on-site, as well as free Wi-Fi Internet access. Air conditioned rooms come with flat-screen TV, while some rooms also offer a seating area. Private bathrooms have a shower or bathtub and there is a hairdryer available and complimentary toiletries.

Grand Hotel Cavour

Address: Via del Proconsolo 3, Uffizi, 50122 Florence, Italy (see map)

Price: from 221 USD (185 EUR)

Star Rating: 4 Star

Travelers Review: Very Good 8.5 (from 1,529 reviews)

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2. Hotel Torre Guelfa Palazzo Acciaiuoli (from 93 USD (78 EUR))

Hotel Torre Guelfa Palazzo Acciaiuoli is located in the center of historic Florence, a short walk away from the Uffizi Gallery and the Ponte Vecchio. Housed in a 13th-century building, the hotel is elegant and exudes an Old World charm, while offering all modern facilities. The terrace and the hotel’s tower offer delightful views of the city and its surroundings – the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine after exploring the city. Breakfast is served each morning in the dining room, while guests can relax in the bar during the evening. Guest rooms are attractively decorated with antique furniture and come with air conditioning, heating, ​and a private bathroom. Free Wi-Fi Internet is available throughout the hotel.

Hotel Torre Guelfa Palazzo Acciaiuoli

Address: Borgo SS. Apostoli, 8, Uffizi, 50123 Florence, Italy (see map)

Price: from 93 USD (78 EUR)

Star Rating: 3 Star

Travelers Review: Very Good 8.4 (from 1,064 reviews)

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3. Grand Hotel Minerva (from 324 USD (272 EUR))

Nestled in the heart of the city, the Grand Hotel Minerva has a rooftop sun terrace with bar, next to the swimming pool, while the on-site restaurant offers traditional and delicious Italian cuisine. There is a fitness center and Jacuzzi for guests’ enjoyment. Staff at the 24-hour front desk provide tour information about the main attractions of the city, which include the Gallery dell’Accademia, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, and Uffizi Gallery, all within easy walking distance of the hotel. The Cathedral of Florence is also a short walk away. The spacious and attractively furnished guest rooms come with air conditioning, satellite TV, and free Wi-Fi access – some of the rooms offer views of the Cathedral.

Grand Hotel Minerva

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

Price: from 324 USD (272 EUR)

Star Rating: 4 Star

Travelers Review: Wonderful 9.4 (from 819 reviews)

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4. Plaza Hotel Lucchesi (from 192 USD (161 EUR))

Plaza Hotel Lucchesi is located on the banks of the Arno River, a 10-minute stroll from the beautiful Piazza della Signoria. The Ponte Vecchio is also close by. Views of the city can be enjoyed from the rooftop pool and bar, while the restaurant serves breakfast and Italian specialties. The hotel’s elegant rooms feature a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a minibar. Some of the rooms also feature a balcony with views of the Church of Santa Croce and the Arno River. The hotel is pet friendly and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.

Plaza Hotel Lucchesi

Address: Lungarno della Zecca Vecchia 38, Santa Croce, 50122 Florence, Italy (see map)

Price: from 192 USD (161 EUR)

Star Rating: 4 Star

Travelers Review: Wonderful 9.0 (from 993 reviews)

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5. Antica Torre Di Via Tornabuoni 1 (from 251 USD (211 EUR))

This quality property is set in a medieval building on fashionable Via Tornabuoni, a five-minute stroll from the Duomo. Guests can enjoy the rooftop terrace, offering panoramic views over the surrounding countryside and the historic center of Florence. Breakfast is served on the rooftop terrace, including specialties of Tuscany and Mediterranean dishes. Vegetarian preferences are also available. Rooms are spacious and attractively furnished and come with air conditioning, satellite TV, DVD player and film library, and a minibar. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. Bathrooms offer a shower or bathtub with a hairdryer and slippers available to guests.

Antica Torre Di Via Tornabuoni 1

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

Price: from 251 USD (211 EUR)

Travelers Review: Wonderful 9.4 (from 206 reviews)

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6. Hotel degli Orafi (from 163 USD (137 EUR))

This beautiful hotel is housed in a former 13th-century Augustine convent and is located next to the Uffizi Gallery and faces Ponte Vecchio. The hotel’s roof terrace bar looks on to the iconic Florence cathedral. Breakfast is served in a former ballroom, decorated with frescoes from the 19th century and offering beautiful views of the Via dei Georgofili and the Arno River. Spacious and elegant rooms have wood beam ceilings and attractive furnishings and feature flat-screen satellite TV and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Hotel degli Orafi

Address: Lungarno Archibusieri 4, Uffizi, 50121 Florence, Italy (see map)

Price: from 163 USD (137 EUR)

Star Rating: 4 Star

Travelers Review: Wonderful 9.2 (from 1,066 reviews)

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7. Hotel Santa Maria Novella (from 189 USD (159 EUR))

This luxury hotel is located in a picturesque square, a 5-minute stroll from the Santa Maria Novella Train Station. The Accademia Gallery and Florence Cathedral are both a 10-minute walk away. Enjoy views of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella from the hotel’s rooftop terrace while relaxing with a drink. There is a buffet breakfast available each morning and the hotel offers a fitness center and free sauna. Air conditioned suites and rooms offer TV, tea and coffee-making facilities, and a minibar. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.

Hotel Santa Maria Novella

Address: Piazza Santa Maria Novella 1, Santa Maria Novella, 50123 Florence, Italy (see map)

Price: from 189 USD (159 EUR)

Star Rating: 4 Star

Travelers Review: Wonderful 9.1 (from 998 reviews)

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8. Hotel Croce Di Malta (from 116 USD (97 EUR))

This quality hotel is set in the Santa Maria Novella area of Florence. The hotel features a swimming pool and terrace, with views of the Duomo, where guests can relax with a drink. There is a restaurant and bar in the hotel. The 24-hour front desk offers car rental and there is a gift shop on-site. Air conditioned rooms feature a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Some rooms offer a seating area and free Wi-Fi is available.

Hotel Croce Di Malta

Address: Via Della Scala 7, Santa Maria Novella, 50123 Florence, Italy (see map)

Price: from 116 USD (97 EUR)

Star Rating: 4 Star

Travelers Review: Wonderful 8.1 (from 1649 reviews)

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9. B4 Astoria Firenze (from 123 USD (103 EUR))

Set in a beautiful historic building, the B4 Astoria Firenze offers a restaurant and rooftop terrace where guests can enjoy a drink with a view of the city and the Duomo. The 24-hour front desk can assist with tour information and car hire. Rooms feature flat-screen satellite TV and a private bathroom with hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. Guests have access to free Wi-Fi throughout the property.

B4 Astoria Firenze

Address: Via del Giglio 9, San Lorenzo, 50123 Florence, Italy (see map)

Price: from 123 USD (103 EUR)

Star Rating: 4 Star

Travelers Review: Very Good 8.4 (from 615 reviews)

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10. The Westin Excelsior (from 645 USD (541 EUR))

This luxury hotel is nestled in the Santa Maria Novella area. Guests can enjoy relaxing on a terrace overlooking the river or a meal at the on-site restaurant. The 24-hour front desk staff can assist with touring information and bike rental. Rooms feature a flat-screen satellite TV, with some offering a seating area. Junior suites come with a terrace overlooking the city. Bathrooms are equipped with a shower or bathtub and a bidet. Bathrobes and slippers are available to guests, along with complimentary toiletries. The hotel is pet-friendly and free Wi-Fi is available throughout.

The Westin Excelsior

Address: Piazza Ognissanti 3, Santa Maria Novella, 50123 Florence, Italy (see map)

Price: from 645 USD (541 EUR)

Star Rating: 5 Star

Travelers Review: Fabulous 8.8 (from 122 reviews)

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Anne Sewell was born in England, but has spent most of her life in Africa - Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa - and now resides on the beautiful Costa del Sol in southern Spain. She loves writing...Read more

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