Boutique hotels in Florence Italy were once limited, but that is not the case today thanks to new openings and renovation of historic properties, so chances are you’ll find amenities to rival those of major hotels chains in any other major European city.
The high season is (May to September), book well in advance to secure the boutique hotel in Florence of your dreams.
For those who demand the utmost in luxury, the best boutique hotels in Florence Italy include the gorgeous J.K. Place, set in a Piazza Santa Maria Novella townhouse, and the Golden Tower Hotel on Piazza Strozzi.
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Ultimate Guide To The Boutique Hotels in Florence Italy
If you are a lover of History you can stay in hotels that date back to the 15th century, such as the Casci Hotel, centrally located between San Lorenzo and the Duomo.
Travelers that are on a budget have an array of bed and breakfasts located within walking distance from the city’s main attractions.
When deciding where to stay in Florence Italy it may seem like the city center area is a good idea because the hotels are close to everything. I assure you that is the wrong choice because the streets are overcrowded with tourist, it’s extremely noisy and you will not be able to get any rest at night.
I stayed in the Oltrarno neighborhood south of the river; it is much less crowded but still within walking distance of most sights.
In the summer, move to the hills, where the temperature is several degrees cooler than in the city center and you might just survive the Italy heat. Hotels such as Villa San Michele and Villa Cora have lush, shady gardens, beautiful pools, and regular bus services that will take you back into town.
My insider’s guide to the best boutique hotels in Florence Italy including; the best for rooftop bars, gardens with pools, stylish bedrooms, and neo-classical décor, in locations near the Duomo and the center of Florence.
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Plaza Hotel Lucchesi exudes luxury and hospitality and has been synonymous with Florence, since 1860. My husband and I arrived at the Plaza Hotel Lucchesi, checked in, and settled into our room, where we found a complimentary fruit platter and bottle of wine.
The hotel is located in the heart of the city on the right bank of the Arno River, with stunning views of Florence. The ideal location of Plaza Hotel Lucchesi allows you to be walking distance from landmarks such as the church of Santa Croce, the Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery, and the Duomo (Cathedral).
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1865 Residenza d’Epoca This chic oasis of calm in the Mattonaia neighborhood northeast of Santa Croce has the feel of a private home. The hotel is situated on the second floor of a gorgeous 1865 townhouse. There are five bedrooms and each bedroom is inspired by an author who once worked in Florence.
The purple Dostoevsky room has aMezzaa-corona bed; dreamy ‘Henry James’ has a claw-foot tub. There are frescoed ceilings, antiques, high-quality linens, robes and slippers are common to all. There are plenty of 5- star restaurants and boutiques in the area and the Florentine Sant’Ambogio market is steps away.
Belmond Villa San Michele is located in the northern suburb of Florence, surrounded by lush trees and terraced gardens that overlooks Florence Italy. Its facade said to have been designed by Michelangelo. Step inside and experience the beauty of a Renaissance monastery that is as much a part of Italy’s culture as the country’s greatest cathedrals and galleries.
Around half the luxurious bedrooms and suites are housed here; others are in modern annexes in the fabulous terraced gardens. Up here, all is peaceful and quiet, a world away from the tourist throng below:
There is a fine pool at the top of the property; a gourmet restaurant and bar in the loggia with views over the city; and lots of nooks and crannies, both inside and out. There is also a complimentary shuttle bus service will take you to the city center in 20 minutes.
Hotel Lungaro has 65 luxury rooms and suites, many with beautiful terraces overlooking Renaissance masterpieces, the hotel is within walking distance of cities most renowned boutiques, granting you the possibility to breathe in the magic of Florence Italy.
The best rooms are the suites with large terraces on the river, but even if you don’t manage a river view, picture windows on the ground floor, as well as the wood-paneled lounge area, and the breakfast room look right onto the water.
The living room is suspended over the river and provides space for private rendezvous only steps away from the Borgo San Jacopo 1 Star Michelin restaurant, where you can experience masterful, world-class gastronomy right in the heart of Florence.
Set on the north bank Portrait Firenze perfectly located for both shopping and sightseeing. The interiors take their inspiration from the glamorous days of the 1950s as seen in the collection of monochrome prints that hang throughout the hotel.
The hotel boasts if Travelling is like dreaming, then at Portrait, you can live the dream, romanced by the irresistible charm of the country and its people.
The dove-gray suites have living rooms with sofas and armchairs, as well as cute kitchenettes are hidden in a lacquered cabinet; most rooms have river views through floor-to-ceiling windows.
Ground floor Caffè dell’Oro offers a sumptuous buffet breakfast, all-day dining options, and a dinner menu of mod-Italian dishes like baked with clams, artichokes, and cherry tomatoes for dinner.
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Boutique Hotels in Florence Italy
Surprisingly small as it is, this riverside city looms large on the world’s ‘must-sees’ list. Return time and again and you still won’t see it all. Florence has so much to offer. Discover this beautiful city and choose from my unique selection of charming hotels, luxury and boutique hotels in Florence Italy.
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