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About Florence

Cradle of the Renaissance, Florence is one of the world's most beautiful cities, packed with wonderful art and architecture on a grand scale. Marble statues grace piazzas, ceilings and walls are fresco-covered and views are handsome and historic. If you're here for Michelangelo, Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci, then why not have the accommodation to match! The big chain hotels, present in so many popular destinations, don't seem to have a foothold here, and an increasing number of the best places to stay in Florence are independently run, many converted from large old family homes and palazzos.

You can opt to be in the thick of things or head for the hills that fringe the city where, especially in summer, you'll find relief from the heat and dust. Florence has a lovely rural-urban vibe, so some of the villas on the outskirts of town feel like they're deep the Tuscan countryside, while still being only about a 30minute stroll to the centre of town. One of the best things about staying in one of the villas on the outskirts of Florence is that there's a chance you'll have a lovely view of the city. There's also the benefit of being close to the vine-lined hills of Chianti.

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Where to stay - which neighbourhood?

  • When it comes to choosing the right part of Florence in which to lay your head, you’ll find that many of the best places to stay are within the Historic Centre, a World Heritage Site that encompasses many of the city's main churches, museums and galleries.
  • There are two main parts to the Centro Storico: the area around the Piazza della Signoria, which is close to the Duomo, the Uffizi and the Ponte Vecchio, and the areas around the Santa Maria Novella and San Lorenzo, which are beautiful churches and historic palazzi, they’re just a bit earthier.
  • To the east is the Piazza Santa Croce, which is great for markets, cafes and bars.
  • The south bank of the river Arno is the Oltrarno, which is also great for foodies. It has a boho-chic charm.
  • Then, above the city are the hills -- perfect if you’re visiting in summer and want a break from the heat and crowds.

With so many choices available is shouldn't be too difficult to find one of the best places to stay in Florence to suit your requirements. Florence is always popular though, so do book early for your favourite.

The Best Places to Stay in Florence

Around the Piazza della Signoria

  • Palazzo Niccollini al Duomo is a fabulous property choc-a-block with original features and furniture, in an unbeatable location. Family owned and run, it is a spectacular residence overlooking the Duomo, and a stone's throw from the Piazza della Signoria.
  • Residenza d'Epoca in Piazza della Signoria, is the property to book if you want to be right on the square. This popular ten roomed B&B is bang in the historic heart of town and boasts classically styled accommodation with an excellent breakfast included in the price.

Around Santa Maria Novella and San Lorenzo

  • The Hotel Rosso 23 is a beautiful old building carefully renovated into a 45 room contemporary style hotel. The now modern rooms and living areas are in reds, blacks and greys and there’s a lovely inner courtyard and breakfast room. A short walk from the Duomo, and directly across the road from Santa Maria Novella.
  • Garibaldi Blu is a designer, 22 room hotel in a great location overlooking the church of Santa Maria Novella, five minutes from the Duomo and close to the station as well. The rooms are large and uncluttered, with some whimsical design features, and the best of them have views over the piazza.

Around Piazza Santa Croce

  • Hotel Home is a slick modern, minimalist hotel within a beautiful Renaissance shell. Rooms are all white with great views. There's a small spa and gym and small - but well chosen - menu. You're about 5 mins walk from Santa Croce and just one block from the river.
  • Le Stanze de Santa Croce is a cheerful B&B with four rooms - or you can book out the whole place. Brightly coloured rooms and a lovely breakfast terrace make this a warm, comfortable place to stay. It is literally a stone's throw from the church!

On the Oltrarno

  • If you love the beauty of Florence's architecture, but prefer something more modern when it comes to your own space, Floroom is for you. The decor in these four rooms is monochrome, splashed with modern art and you're right in the heart of town, just behind the Ponte Vecchio.
  • For a lovely riverside location the Ferragamo-owned Hotel Lungarno, with its with elegant modern interiors and views of the Arno, is perfect.

In the hills above Florence

  • The Villa Tolomei is a small, five star, hotel converted from a beautiful villa, set in 20 peaceful hectares of olive groves and vineyards with wonderful gardens, a lovely pool and spa and a fantastic Tuscan restaurant.
  • Once a private home, the Torre di Bellosguardo is a beautiful villa which overlooks Florence from its hilltop position. If you appreciate palatial rooms with wonderful frescoed ceilings and four poster beds then this might be the place for you.

For A Special Occasion

  • The Palazzo Vecchietti is a distinguished 15th Century palazzo right in the heart of Florence. Dante called it 'Paradiso'. Now divided into fourteen luxuriously decorated suites and apartments with lovely details like private terraces, high ceilings and amazing views. It's easily one of the best places to stay if you're looking for something a bit special.
  • The Four Seasons Hotel is housed in a Renaissance palazzo and has got the lot - frescoes, elaborate stucco work, sculptures and grand public spaces. Deep pockets and the ability to walk the short distance back from the centre are essential.
  • The Hotel Savoy is a fine, luxury hotel in the very heart of the centre, close to the Duomo. Styled beautifully by Olga Polizzi, this is a haven of pale and perfect luxury.

Florence's Best B&Bs

  • Palazzo Galletti has an enviable location on one of Florence's most elegant palazzos, occupying the first floor of a mansion-with-a-view. Galletti has eleven rooms, nine of which have elegant, semi-contemporary decor and tiny terraces, and two of which are spectacular - vast, with wonderful frescos.
  • Casa Howard is a chic B&B guesthouse converted from a Florentine palazzo. Owned by textile designers, their forte is very much in evidence in all of the individually designed rooms. With fresh flowers everywhere and honesty bars on each floor, it's definitely amongst the best places to stay in Florence if you're looking for a home from home feel.
  • Antica Dimora Firenze is an owner run B&B with just six rooms, right by the Duomo. You get the best of Florence on your doorstep, plus accommodation including four-poster beds, decorative details, antiques and a delicious breakfast.

For Florentine Grandeur

  • Once a private home, the Torre di Bellosguardo is a beautiful villa which overlooks Florence from its hilltop position. If you appreciate palatial rooms with wonderful frescoed ceilings and four poster beds then this might be the place for you.
  • Built in 1517 as a convent, Loggiato dei Serviti is one of the most prestigious historic residences in Florence. Add to this stunning views across the Piazza SS Annunciata to Brunelleschi's Ospendale deli Innocenti, the charming antiques, rich fabrics and parquet floors.

The Most Romantic Hotels in Florence

  • If you’re searching for Florence’s traditional romance then the Grand Hotel Villa Cora is for you. It’s an exclusive, Baroque palace hotel, with a beautiful pool and landscaped gardens, gourmet dining and 46 luxurious rooms that exude opulence. Perfect for treating a loved one!
  • Velona's Jungle is a good option if you're looking for something small and intimate, that's also a little bit different. Here you'll find just four luxurious and individually designed suites and it's adults only. Located in a quiet leafy area, but still only 15 minutes or so from all the top sights.

For Art Lovers

  • Hidden in between the Duomo and the Palazzo Vecchio, the Hotel Brunelleschi is a 96 room hotel with chic rooms and its very own museum and Roman Baths. The design is modern, built around an impressive old tower, which is actually the oldest structure in Florence.

For Families

  • If your kids appreciate a little bit more space, then the Villa Tolomei, a beautiful villa just five minutes drive from the centre of Florence, may be for you. A small five star hotel, set in 20 peaceful hectares of olive groves and vineyards with wonderful gardens, a lovely pool and spa and a fantastic Tuscan restaurant.
  • N4U offers a meeting of historic Florence with family friendliness in a great location just one minute from the Duomo. This five room B&B has been converted from a thousand year old tower and the result is a quirky, characterful collection of rooms with beautiful views and lovely original features. Families should book the New York Room which can accommodate up to four.
  • Also well located, Be One is a good choice if your family would prefer something a bit more modern. Here there are five all-white boutique chic rooms and suites with dark oak floors and modern art. Families should opt for the Junior Suites (sleeps four) or the Penthouse which can sleep up to six.
  • Perfect for families, the Marignolle Relais & Charm is a ten minute cab journey from central Florence and has an outside pool in a lush garden to plunge into when you return hot and dusty from the city.

The Best Value Places to Stay in Florence

  • The Antica Dimora Firenze is charmingly traditional, only 10 minutes from the Duomo. There are only six rooms in this delightfully chintz-tastic guest house, several have four poster beds and all are airy and fresh feeling. Superb value for this central spot.
  • The Hotel Monna Lisa is a romantic Renaissance palace with beautiful period decor, original paintings and sculpture and lovely rooms. There’s also a lovely garden and breakfast courtyard. Suites have private balconies and the 45 rooms start from around €125 per night.

The Best Places to Stay Near Florence

  • Villa Antea is to the north of Florence, about 15 minutes from the centre of town, in a lovely, leafy old neighbourhood shaded by lime and poplar trees. This lovely, peaceful villa has been in the same family since 1887 - so has some wonderful original features and decorations.
  • The Villa Rucellai is a charming 18th Century villa on the outskirts of Florence, surrounded by its own olive groves and grape vines. Another example of an old family home turned charming B&B, the villa has been home to the Rucellai family since 1740. Public areas are grand and homey, while the eleven rooms are simple and comfortable.
  • For a spot of understated luxury in the outskirts, book a room at the Villa San Michele. Converted from a 15th century monastery, it boasts glorious terraced gardens with breathtaking views over the city and a large pool.
  • You can see Florence from the terrace of the Pensione Bencistà and from some of its 40 Tuscan style rooms and you are surrounded by olive groves and charming gardens. There’s also a terrace restaurant.

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Travel Information

  • Florence’s Amerigo Vespucci international airport is only 15 minutes from the centre of town by bus or taxi, but it might also be worth considering travelling via Pisa Airport, which is well connected to Florence too.
  • If you want to hire a car - which we strongly advise if you’re staying in Florence and you want to see more of Tuscany - we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.
  • The huge number of hotels and guest houses means that in the cooler, quieter months there are some excellent accommodation deals to be found. There's always something on here. A thousand and one events are packed in from late spring through early autumn - this is when there are outdoor events as well, but Florence is also a wonderful place to visit in December, January and February too. August is popular, but as far as the weather is concerned it’s one of the worst times to visit the city - it bakes at this time of year.

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    Best Hotels in Florence

    • Velona's Jungle Florence 4 rooms from $165

      Velona's Jungle offers just four luxurious suites all designed with a wildlife theme. The decor is bold with animal prints aplenty, complemented by vintage objets d'art and antique furnishings. Located in an elegant residential neighbourhood, yet close to all the sights. Perfect for romantics.

      Local exploring  -  You're well placed to have easy access to all of Florence's main highlights
      Sights nearby  -  Close to the Opera House, the Leopolda and Fortezza da Basso exhibition centers
      Full of character  -  With its quirky jungle designs, this property oozes with character
      Restrictions on children  -  This is an adults only property
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    • Marignolle Relais & Charme Florence (Tuscany) 10 rooms from $232

      A wonderfully private relaxed Tuscan retreat. Chic rooms, feature fine fabrics and antique furnishings. The outdoor pool and beautiful gardens make this a ideal spot for relaxation. Enjoy an expansive breakfast on the veranda, cooking classes from expert chefs and proximity to local medieval towns.

      Exclusive offer  -  Exclusive Advanced Booking Offer
      Local exploring  -  Surrounded by charming countryside and just 15 minutes from Florence- there are exploring opportunitites for all sorts.
      Value chic  -  Wonderfully affordable elegantly decorated rooms feature parquet floors, rich tapestries, and antique furniture.
      Great walks  -  Take a post breakfast stroll around the fragrant gardens, or head out to explore the olive groves and rolling Tuscan hills.
      Cooking classes  -  Paola runs fantastic Tuscan cooking lessons with daughter Silvia, learn to whip up your favourite dishes.
      Recommended by  -  I Escape, Sawdays
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    • Casa de Mina Florence 4 rooms from $100

      This luxury B&B is located in a leafy, exclusive suburb of Florence. Rooms are individually designed with soft lighting adding a homely feel; the best suite offers a private verandah and living space. Relax in the pretty Tuscan garden after a day out sightseeing. A charming, intimate guesthouse.

      Hideaway  -  Situated away from the bustling tourist centre of Florence, this B&B is a great hideout location
      Romantic Break  -  Couples love the cosy rooms and the friendly hosts at this B&B
      Families  -  Children love playing in the B&B's pretty Tuscan garden
      Great walks  -  Take a walk through the nearby Giardino di Boboli, a 15th and 16th century garden with Renaissance sculptures
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    • Villa Fiesole Florence 32 rooms from $110

      A lovely traditional villa in the hills overlooking Florence. Traditional rooms with parquet floors, fireplaces, creamy hues, and private balconies. Restaurant, meeting room, terraces and swimming pool. Great value, very romantic.

      Romantic Break
      Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool heated in September and October
      Sights nearby  -  Only 15 minutes from the centre of Florence
      Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    • Residenza Sassetti Florence (Uffizi) 5 rooms from $110

      Lovely B&B right in the heart of Florence. The minimalist rooms are comfortable with tasteful artwork hanging on the walls. The central location is ideal for sightseeing and browsing the bountiful choice of restaurants and bars. Low cost and great location, an unmissable combination.

      Value chic  -  Elegant and thoughtfully decorated rooms, in the heart of the city, without the crazy Florentine price tag.
      Local exploring  -  A historic and charming hotel, a stones throw from the Piazza della Repubblica and all the main sights.
      Local markets  -  Florence boasts some of the best shopping in Italy, be sure to check out the central market.
      Sights nearby  -  One minute walk from the Piazza della Repubblica and the Florence Cathedral.
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    • Palazzo San Niccolo Florence 24 rooms from $122

      Self-catering palazzo apartments in an idyllic district away from the throngs of tourists but still handy for sights. Expect a real home-away-from-home feel that nonetheless oozes sophistication, with authentic tiling and period features as well as elegant furniture. A classic and practical base.

      Groups  -  Lovely spacious apartments and suites ideal for both couples and groups
      Local markets  -  Head to the Mercato Centrale for a lively, buzzing atmosphere and great food
      Sights nearby  -  A visit to the Duomo and Santa Maria Novella church is a must
      Great walks  -  Head to the Boboli Gardens for a romantic walk
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    • N4U Florence (Tuscany) 5 rooms from $122

      Centrally located family-friendly B&B in a historic tower over 1,000 years old. Art deco touches with eclectic antiques add character to the rooms. Breakfast is served in-room. This spacious, quirky B&B is great value and offers its own history with some large frescoed rooms.

      Value chic  -  Affordable, centrally located, with beautiful city views, original domed brick ceilings, antique paintings and ceiling art.
      Sights nearby  -  Just one minute from the Duomo, the sybol of Florence, and under ten minutes from Michelangelo's David.
      House party feel  -  Be prepared to meet people.
      Full of character
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    • Casa Howard, Florence Florence 13 rooms from $125

      Super chic and intimate B&B in an elegant Florentine palazzo, run by textile designers. Each room is unique and follows its own theme with equal style. Centrally located and a truly magical stay.

      Cooking classes  -  The hotel can organise Tuscan cooking classes by an expert chef, with genuine ingredients and traditional recipes.
      Great walks  -  The gardens are perfect for strolling aorund and taking a break from the hustle and bustle of the city streets.
      Sights nearby  -  The hotel is only a 5 minute walk from the beautiful Basilica of Santa Maria Novella.
      Full of character
      Recommended by  -  I Escape
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    • Floroom Florence 4 rooms from $133

      Chic boutique B&B with just four bedrooms. White walls, black parquet floors, wooden beam ceilings and splashes of modern art. A great city spot, and great value.

      City Style
      Sights nearby  -  Located just behind the Ponte Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti
      Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
      Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, CN Traveller
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    • Antica Dimora Firenze Florence (Tuscany) 6 rooms from $133

      Charming hospitality welcomes guests to this stylish, owner-run B&B in a prime location near the Duomo. Four poster beds, antiques and decorative detailing is a delight to wake up to. Perfect for families or couples - a home away from home that won't break the bank.

      Value chic  -  Perfect location, top service and comfortable rooms. From as little as €87 per night B&B.
      Local exploring  -  Just ten minutes from the Duomo and the rest of Florence is easily accessible on foot.
      Sights nearby  -  Next door to Renaissance Palazzo Pandolfini and gardens, just 10 mins walk from the Duomo.
      Full of character
      Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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    • Black 5 Florence (Uffizi) 6 rooms from $139

      This charming guesthouse is located in a heritage building in the historical centre of Florence, Santa Croce. Rooms are individually dressed with vintage-style design pieces, high ceilings and bright windows; the most spacious rooms have a balcony and mezzanine with living space. A stylish B&B.

      Local exploring  -  Sitting in the historical centre of Florence, this hotel is a perfect base for starting your local sightseeing
      Romantic Break  -  Book a room with a four-poster bed for added luxury on your romantic getaway at this guesthouse
      City Style  -  The hotel's heritage building and vintage interior design give it plenty of city style
      Local markets  -  See how the locals do it with a trip to the fresh fruit and vegetable market, Mercato di Sant'Ambrogio
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    • Hotel Monna Lisa Florence 45 rooms from $140

      Utterly romantic Florentine palace. A Renaissance dwelling with the atmosphere of another age. Period decor, sculptures, and original paintings in beautiful rooms and suites with private balconies. Lovely garden and breakfast courtyard. An (art) lovers choice.

      Value chic
      Romantic Break
      Sights nearby  -  Situated in the heart of the city you can reach most major sights on foot
      Local markets  -  Visit the San Lorenzo or Pulci markets
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    • Hotel Home Florence 39 rooms from $147

      Slick modern minimalism set within traditional Renaissance architecture. All white rooms and suites with wooden floors and all the mod cons. Small gym, massages and a hot tub, Tuscan snack menu, and stunning panoramic views from the terrace. A lively little spot, refreshingly cool.

      City Style  -  Slick modern minimalism in a traditional Renaissance building.
      Views  -  Great views from hotel
      Spa  -  In-room treatments on request.
      Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
      Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel
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    • Hotel Rosso 23 Florence 45 rooms from $147

      A noble building renovated in contemporary style. Modern bedrooms and living areas all in reds, blacks, and greys. Lovely inner courtyard and breakfast room. A great choice for those on a budget.

      Sights nearby  -  Within wallking distance of the Duomo, Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio
      Views  -  Superior rooms all enjoy great views over the city
      Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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    • Soprarno Suites Florence (Tuscany) 11 rooms from $150

      Not only are each of this hotel's 10 bedrooms uniquely decorated, they draw from different centuries. Intricate Renaissance ceiling work juxtaposed with bold wall lights & retro furniture. Enjoy a hearty continental breakfast before stepping out the door into the heart of Florence. A hipster haunt!

      Sights nearby  -  The Renaissance masterpiece, Palazzo Pitti, is located just round the corner from the property. 10 mins from the Ponte Vecchio
      Great walks  -  Walk along the Arno River and across the medieval Ponte Vecchio bridge.
      Local markets  -  The San Lorenzo has a variety of local produce and handmade goods.
      Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
      Recommended by  -  Tablet
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    • Antica Dimora Johlea Florence 6 rooms from $151

      A neighbourhood guesthouse offering an authentic feel of Florentine life; ancient tiled floors and shuttered windows mix with brightly coloured soft furnishings. Plenty of thoughtful touches - books to borrow, free cakes and hot drinks all day - and with a knock-out roof terrace. Great value too.

      Value chic  -  Beautifully adorned rooms with silk fabrics and four poster beds, from just €90 per night B&B.
      Views  -  Take your drink or coffee up to the roof terrace and enjoy spectacular city views.
      Romantic Break  -  Stunning rooms and unbeatable views.
      Sights nearby  -  Florence Botanical Gardens, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, San Lorenzo Church and Ponte Vecchio.
      Recommended by  -  Sawdays, Michelin Travel
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    • Ottantotto Florence 7 rooms from $153

      An elegant palazzetto turned boutique hotel ideal for those seeking the "real" Florence. Rooms are furnished with antiques and playful, yet tasteful, printed fabrics. There is a very pretty garden where guests can enjoy a lazy breakfast. An unpretentious yet truly lovely central stay!

      Local exploring  -  This charming boutique hotel is ideally placed for travellers interested in city walks, food and museums
      Sights nearby  -  The Duomo, the Piazzale Michelangelo and the Battistero Palazzo Pitti are among the top sights, of which there are many!
      Great walks  -  Stroll thorugh the extensive and lovely Boboli Gardens or across the iconic Ponte Vecchio and its buzzing neighbourhood
      Local markets  -  Mercato Nuovo, Mercato Centrale and San Lorenzo outdoor market are well worth a peruse
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    • AdAstra Suites Florence 9 rooms from $159

      Peaceful retreat in a 16th-century palazzo overlooking a romantic, folly-strewn garden. Rooms are vast and mix original features with retro furnishings and modern art; a great place to relax with a drink on the terrace after a day’s sight-seeing.

      Great walks  -  Relaxing walks in the nearby Boboli gardens or the Bardini gardens.
      Sights nearby  -  Ten minutes walk from Pitti Palace and the Ponte Vecchio.
      Full of character
      Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    • Villa di Campolungo Florence (Fiesole) 7 rooms from $160

      A beautiful manor house and organic olive farm turned chic eco-lodge in the Tuscan hills. The elegant rooms offer traditional features such as wooden beams, exposed brick and mosaics and the bathrooms are stocked with handmade soaps from the farm. The home-cooked organic breakfast is wonderful.

      Eco break  -  An organic olive farm and eco lodge, sustainably renovated, with water from a spring and power from the sun
      Cooking classes  -  Learn to prepare a fabulous Italian meal using organic veg from the garden and feast under the stars
      Great walks  -  Pack a picnic and head off into the Tuscan hills for a magical day of hiking and breathtaking views
      Sights nearby  -  Nearby Fiesole is well worth checking out, with history dating back to the Etruscans
      Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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    • Villa Broncigliano Florence (Scandicci) 4 rooms from $161

      Charming B&B with a real familial touch. The bespoke rooms are adorned with tasteful furniture. A real highlight is the place's location, which provides easy access into Florence whilst also being home to stunning views of the Tuscan hills. A place brimming with character.

      Country Escape  -  Located in beautiful Scandicci, just outside of Florence, with stunning gardens, charming rooms and a relaxed atmosphere.
      Sights nearby  -  A bus runs from outside the B&B right into the centre of Florence, allowing you to explore when you like.
      Great walks  -  Take advantage of your location and head off to explore the stunning hills surrounding the villa.
      Full of character
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    • Hotel Milu Florence 22 rooms from $171

      A design-led boutique hotel housed in a 14th-century townhouse oozing style with hip decor, modern furniture and funky artwork. The smart rooms are impeccable and elegantly simple, featuring clean lines, minimalist furniture and striking feature walls. Tasty breakfasts are a highlight!

      Local exploring  -  This great location bang in the centre is ideal for exploring the buzzing central restaurants, boutiques and sights
      Sights nearby  -  Palazzo Strozzi with its lively programme of events is practically next door and well worth a visit
      Great walks  -  Head to the fabulous Boboli Gardens for a romantic sunset stroll
      Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
      Recommended by  -  Tablet
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    • Pensione Bencistà Florence (Tuscany) 40 rooms from $176

      Traditional 14th Century villa full of character, antiques and history, rests in charming gardens overlooking Florence from neighbouring Fiesole. The Pension Bencista's classic style rooms ooze Tuscan elegance. Enjoy meals on the terrace overlooking the olive groves.

      Intimate
      Sights nearby  -  You can see it from the terrace, but be sure to go into Florence for a day of exploring the local history.
      Great walks  -  Stroll through the surrounding Tuscan olive groves.
      Outstanding location
      Recommended by  -  Frommers, Michelin Travel
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    • Oltrarno Splendid Florence (Santo Spirito) 14 rooms from $177

      This boutique B&B occupies an 18th-century palazzo in the stylish Oltrarno district of Florence. The individually designed guestrooms feature bespoke artwork and original heritage features; expect frescoes and freestanding tubs. Start the day in the bright and airy breakfast room; a chic city hotel.

      City Style  -  Situated in a heritage palazzo with a blend of contemporary style and original features this hotel has lots of Florentine style
      Local exploring  -  Located in the Oltrarno district, away from the tourist crowds, this hotel is perfect for local exploring off the beaten track
      Romantic Break  -  Couples love the hotel's chic interiors and charming location, close to artisanal workshops and the more authentic Florence
      Sights nearby  -  Visit the beautiful Cappella Brancacci, a small chapel within the Santa Maria del Carmine Church, a stone's throw from the hotel
      Recommended by  -  Tablet, Mr & Mrs Smith
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    • San Giuliano Inn Florence (San Lorenzo) 6 rooms from $177

      This contemporary and stylish B&B is located in a heritage building in the heart of Florence. The individually styled rooms are simple and elegant, boasting crisp linens and wooden floors; the best rooms offer a view over the historic centre. Guests can enjoy the use of a shared kitchen. Charming.

      Local exploring  -  This B&B is perfectly located for exploring local attractions, with the Mercato di San Lorenzo just 50m away
      Families  -  Families can book adjoining rooms and/or have a triple room, which makes this B&B a great option
      Romantic Break  -  Couples will fall in love with this traditional B&B and its idyllic surroundings
      Local markets  -  Explore the neighbouring Mercato di San Lorenzo, a lively street market with traditional vendors
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    • Le Stanze de Santa Croce Florence 4 rooms from $178

      A cheerful B&B, also available for exclusive use. A more affordable option for Florence if travelling as a group of 8. Brightly coloured rooms and a lovely breakfast terrace.

      Value chic
      Cooking classes  -  Visit the local markets, then learn to cook your purchases
      Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
      Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
      Recommended by  -  I Escape
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    • Torre di Bellosguardo Florence 16 rooms from $178

      Breathtakingly beautiful villa, previously a private home, overlooking Florence from its hilltop perch. Desperately romantic with a warm and informal atmosphere. Enormous rooms and suites with frescoed ceilings and four poster beds.

      Luxury
      Romantic Break
      Honeymoons
      Views  -  Stunning views over the city of Florence
      Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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    • Hotel Regency Florence Florence (50121 Firenze FI) 32 rooms from $179

      Travel back in time at this majestic 19th century Florentine villa with its original period features, antiques and gilt-framed paintings, and Art-Deco flourishes. Smart rooms balance modern fittings with more classic touches. Expect to be delighted by the top-notch Tuscan-inspired cuisine. Fabulous!

      Local exploring  -  Nestled in a quiet square yet just 10 minutes from many of the famous sights including the Accademia
      Local markets  -  Head to the nineteenth-century Mercato Centrale, a foodie haven, and the bohemian Santo Spirito's street market
      Great walks  -  Amble around the beautiful Fiosole Hills gardens, which also has a busy programme of cultural events
      Sights nearby  -  Visit the Duomo di Firenze and the terraced Boboli Gardens
      Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels, Tablet
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    • 1865 Residenza d'Epoca Florence 5 rooms from $180

      A chic and friendly B&B in the heart of the city, with delicious breakfasts, served in the atmospheric, scarlet walled dining room. Fine, high-ceilinged rooms feature original frescoes, chic modern furnishings and are ample in size. An ideal choice for independent, discerning travellers.

      Local exploring  -  Well placed in the historic centre for exploring Florence's wonderful sights
      Local markets  -  Wander around the buzzing Mercato Centrale and pick up some tasty fare
      Sights nearby  -  Head to the iconic Duomo of Florence
      Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
      Recommended by  -  Sawdays, Tablet
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    • Loggiato dei Serviti Florence (Tuscany) 37 rooms from $210

      16th Century convent transformed into a delightful, antique filled boutique hotel. Rooms with views provide both comfort and value. Breakfast is served in the courtyard by attentive and knowledgeable staff. Magical stay in the heart of Florence.

      Sights nearby  -  Discover the Ospedale degli Innocenti built in 1419 by none other than Brunelleschi for the orphans of Florence.
      Views  -  Views across to Brunelleschi's Ospedale degli Innocenti
      Full of character
      Romantic  -  Good for couples.
      Recommended by  -  Frommers, Michelin Travel
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    • Villa Tolomei Florence 31 rooms from $189

      14th century frescoed villa five minutes from the centre of Florence. Villa Tolomei is a Five Star hotel set in a peaceful 20 hectares with olives groves and vineyards, a spa, outdoor pool, lovely gardens and a wonderful restaurant. Beautiful views overlooking the city.

      Outstanding location  -  In a tranquil setting, the beauiful cty of Florence with its exceptional churches, galleries, art and shopping is close by
      Restaurant  -  The Il Conventino a Marignolle restaurant, offers exquisite Tuscan cuisine using fresh produce from the estate
      Views  -  Fantastic views over Florence and the Arno Valley
      Sit-out Terrace
      Recommended by  -  Tablet
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    • Grand hotel Baglioni Florence 193 rooms from $200

      A grand luxury hotel bang in the centre of the busy central market area. Sweeping marble clad interiors with high ceilings are furnished with comfy modern furniture and carpets. There's a lovely restaurant and outside terrace, while the elegant rooms are spacious and indulgent. A real treat!

      City Style  -  Really great central location ideal for both business and pleasure
      Great walks  -  Go to Boboli Gardens for a nice walk and to Piazzale Michelangelo for the best views of Florence and the cathedral
      Sights nearby  -  Visiting iconic and very nearby sights such as the Duomo and the Church of Santa Maria Novella is a must
      Opulent
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    • Garibaldi Blu Florence 22 rooms from $200

      Designer-hotel in great location, close to the station, overlooking the striking church of Santa Maria Novella, and only five minutes from the Duomo. Rooms are large and uncluttered, the best overlooking the piazza, and corridors are dotted with whimsical design features.

      Sights nearby  -  10-minute walk from Piazza della Signoria and Uffizi Gallery. 450 yards from Santa Maria del Fiore
      Local markets  -  Browse the neabry Mercato Centrale.
      Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
      Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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    • Ville sull'Arno Florence 45 rooms from $202

      A stunning hotel set around a villa on the Arno with a lovely garden and pool. Elegant interiors feature stylish modern pieces with a nod to Renaissance Florence with its pastel palette, sculptures and stucco. The refined rooms have fine fabrics and furniture, and the indulgent spa seals the deal!

      Romantic Break  -  On the beautiful banks of the Arno set apart from the bustle of the city, this is a great choice for a romantic break
      Sights nearby  -  Take one of the quick hotel shuttle buses into Florence city centre to enjoy the wonderful sights
      Swimming Pool  -  Indoor pool and seasonal outdoor pool
      Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
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    • Hotel Cellai Florence 55 rooms from $206

      Delightful Florentine hotel in the centre of the city. Mirroring the rich culture of the city, Hotel Cellai is home to a fantastic collection of artwork and antiques. Its tasteful rooms are comfortable and spacious. The perfect launchpad from which to explore the birthplace of the Renaissance.

      Local exploring  -  Perfectly situated for exploring all this magical city has to offer, and spectacular views across the city from the rooftop.
      City Style  -  An enchanting Florentine hotel, with effortlessly chic suites, original art, and jazz music tinkling in the library bar.
      Sights nearby  -  Five minutes walk from San Marco Museum, Convent of San Marco and Basilica of San Lorenzo.
      Full of character
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    • Hotel degli Orafi Florence 42 rooms from $206

      Very special Florentine hotel on the riverside. The ballroom breakfast room features original frescoes covering the vaulted ceiling. Beautiful terrace roof bar, cosy library, and lovely rooms and suites with river views. A classical spot in Florence.

      Sights nearby  -  Walking distance to all of Florence's main attractions
      Views  -  Great views from hotel
      Traditional
      Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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    • Alfieri9 Florence 8 rooms from $209

      A homely and picturesque B&B right in the heart of old Florence. This beautifully restored boutique offers effortless style, from quirky wall art to elegant furnishings and funky light fixtures. There is an excellent breakfast and you are within walking distance of the best restaurants in Florence.

      City Style  -  A beautifully restored B&B with homely and elegant interiors, within walking distance of all of the city's main attractions
      Sights nearby  -  The hotel is ideally located within a short walk of the Museo dell'Accademia, Palazzo Vecchio, and Piazza Santa Croce
      Great walks  -  Ask at reception about one of the many walking tours offered around the San Marco area
      Outstanding location
      Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels
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    • Hotel Burchianti Florence (Tuscany) 11 rooms from $209

      This stately hotel occupies a heritage building in central Florence. A careful restoration of the property has uncovered original frescoes, and these features are complemented by classic Florentine furnishings. Book the panoramic suite for breathtaking city views. A chic, refined guesthouse.

      Local exploring  -  Located a few steps from the Duomo and the main museums, this hotel is a great base for local exploring in Florence
      City Style  -  Boasting original frescoes and classic interiors, this hotel has plenty of Florentine style
      Romantic Break  -  The luxurious fabrics, four-poster beds and grand interiors score highly with couples
      Local markets  -  Explore the best of Florentine cuisine with a trip to Mercato Centrale, a food market which now houses a number of restaurants
      Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels
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    • Hotel Renaissance Florence 9 rooms from $210

      A smart and quiet B&B in a great central location offering generous breakfasts. Elegant interiors in neutral tones are cool and airy with bare stone, vaulted ceilings and original fireplaces, while impeccable rooms are spacious and comfortable. A great pied-a-terre for couples or groups alike.

      Local exploring  -  A great central base from which to explore this beautiful city with ease
      Sights nearby  -  Visit Il Duomo di Firenze, the Piazza Santo Spirito and the Boboli Gardens
      Great walks  -  Go for a walk in Piazzale Michelangelo for some stunning city views
      Local markets  -  Wander around the buzzing Mercato Centrale
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    • Palazzo Galletti Florence (Tuscany) 11 rooms from $210

      1931 elegant Neo-Classical Palazzo now boutique B&B offering great value rooms, prime location and romantic interiors. Two beautifully intact frescoed suites, the rest semi contemporary rooms, all have breakfast in room. Quiet, intimate location is perfect for a romantic break and city exploring.

      Honeymoons  -  Take the Cerere suite, with incredible top to toe frescoes, linger over breakfast in bed and indulge at the spa- bliss!
      Sights nearby  -  A five minute walk brings you to the famed Il Duomo di Firenze, a must see.
      House party feel  -  Be prepared to meet people.
      Full of character
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    • Room Mate Luca Florence (San Lorenzo) 53 rooms from $227

      This hotel is housed in a beautiful, 19th-century palace close to Piazza San Marco. Rooms have been dressed in bold floral and geometric prints by designer Lorenzo Castillo; the statement patterns contrast with wooden floors and period furnishings for a unique look. A jazzy and fun design hotel.

      City Style  -  With interior design conceived by a renowned local designer, this hotel has reams of Firenza style
      Local exploring  -  The hotel's central location makes it a perfect starting point for local sightseeing
      Business meetings  -  With a business centre on-site, this hotel has great facilities for work travel
      Sights nearby  -  Visit the Basilica di San Lorenzo, a landmark Renaissance church with a library designed by Michaelangelo
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    • Riva Lofts Florence (Tuscany) 8 rooms from $232

      Claudio Nardi's artist studio turned laid-back urban retreat, overlooking the Arno River. The chic lofts exude comfort and bold contemporary design. Vintage-style bicycles are available for whizzing into Florence city centre. Designer chic, a tranquil haven from the hustle bustle.

      Total relaxation  -  Chill by the pool, lounge in the gardens or throw a casual dinner party in your loft- a totally unique Florentine experience.
      Value chic  -  Stunning lofts and suites by renowned desinger Claudio Nardi are the ultimate in cutting edge style, at an affordable price.
      Great walks  -  The hotel is directly opposite the hisotric Parco delle Cascine, a 160 acre park along the River Arno.
      Views  -  Views of the Arno River.
      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Kiwi Collection, Tablet
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    • Villa Antea Florence 6 rooms from $232

      Tranquil bed and breakfast in a lovely villa with elegant interiors in the north of the city. Spacious rooms with large sash windows, parquet flooring and antique furniture. Charming, good value and family run. In a great location for an authentic stay outside of the tourist area.

      City Style  -  A unique find with, large airy bedrooms adorned with lavish silken drapes, floor to ceiling windows and parquet floors.
      Great walks  -  The local residential area has charming winding lanes, historic villas and a small river for exploring.
      Sights nearby  -  The Duomo and Baptistery are within a twenty minute walk.
      Full of character
      Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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    • Be One Florence 5 rooms from $233

      Small boutique chic hotel in central Florence. All-white rooms, suites, and a penthouse with dark oak floors and splashes of colourful modern art. Some rooms have kitchenettes, and the penthouse sleeps four. A great choice for movers and shakers or those looking for more privacy.

      City Style
      Sights nearby  -  Central location with most attractions within walking distance
      Cooking classes  -  Learn the ins and outs of Tuscan cuisine
      Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
      Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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    • Gallery Hotel Art Florence 74 rooms from $240

      Fabulous design hotel in central Florence. Contemporary art, high couture, and the comforts of a luxury hotel. Chic bedrooms and suites with views over Florence from private terraces. City style and art combined.

      Artworks
      City Style
      Sights nearby  -  Close to the Ponte Vecchio and Palazzo Strozzi
      Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet
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    • J and J Historic House Hotel Florence (Santissima Annunziata) 21 rooms from $246

      This charming, four-star hotel is located in a converted convent in central Florence. Suites are spacious with original wooden beams, vaulted ceilings and period furnishings; the best have restored painted ceilings. Enjoy an al fresco breakfast in the quiet internal courtyard; a breathtaking hotel.

      City Style  -  Situated in a beautiful former convent, this hotel has many preserved features which are typical of Florentine style
      Romantic Break  -  Couples are blown away by the spacious suites in this heritage hotel and love the cosy courtyard for evening drinks
      Local exploring  -  This hotel's central location makes it a great base to start local exploring in Florence
      Local markets  -  Shop like a local at the neighbouring Sant'Ambrogio Market, full of fresh food and vegetables
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    • La Fonderia Florence (Santo Spirito) 5 rooms from $248

      This unique B&B is located along the Arno River in central Florence. Rooms are individually styled, featuring vintage design pieces and industrial accents; the best have access to a private terrace with pretty views. Relax with a coffee in the B&B's tranquil interior garden; a stylish city break.

      Active Holiday  -  The hotel is bike friendly and offers free tools and safe bike storage, perfect for those on an active cycling holiday
      Families  -  Family suites are a great option for those travelling with children and can accommodate up to 4 people in total
      City Style  -  The unique, retro design of the rooms and great, central location give this hotel plenty of city style
      Sights nearby  -  Visit nearby Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, a 15th-century church famous for its intricate frescoes
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    • Leone Blu Florence 9 rooms from $255

      Awash with opulence and grandeur, Leone Blu harks back to its medieval roots. Its rooms are lush and palatial with stunning antique decorations and frescoed ceilings reflecting the hotel's celebration of Florentine culture. Perfect for exploring the beauty and romance of Florence. A majestic gem.

      Romantic Break  -  A spoiling and indulgent city break for two, with private butlers, palatial suites, frescoed ceilings, and wonderful views.
      Sights nearby  -  Right in the heart of the city, under a ten minute walk from the Piazza della Signoria.
      Full of character
      Opulent
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    • Granduomo Florence from $257

      Granduomo's central location provides direct views of the city's magnificent Duomo. The bright and spacious apartments are housed in an elegant 17th-century palazzo, featuring fine art and traditional furnishings. Offering indulgent breakfasts, this is an elegant base to explore the city from.

      City Style  -  With its downtown location and stylish apartments guests can enjoy the best of Florentine lifestyle
      Romantic Break  -  Florence's beauty and the languid Italian lifestyle are a magical combination for couples
      Local markets  -  Italy's market culture is up there with the best. Check out the San Lorenzo outdoor market or Sant'Ambrosio market
      Sights nearby  -  The apartments are located a stones throw from some of Florence's major architectural gems
      Recommended by  -  I Escape
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    • La Maison du Sage Florence 5 rooms from $258

      A gorgeous hotel in the heart of the city in a historic Liberty building. Interiors are decorated with an eclectic mix of statement furniture and bold artwork while large, bright rooms are stylish and comfortable with striking Art-Deco style pieces. The delicious breakfasts are a highlight. A treat!

      Local exploring  -  Very close to the major city sights and buzzing bars and restaurants
      Local markets  -  Head to the buzzing Mercato Centrale to soak in the atmosphere and for a tasty bite
      Sights nearby  -  The hotel is a mere five minutes' walk from the Duomo and the Palazzo Vecchio
      Great walks  -  Head to the Boboli Gardens for a picturesque, romantic stroll
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    • KF Deluxe B&B Florence (Uffizi) 6 rooms from $260

      This luxury B&B is located in Piazza della Repubblica in central Florence. Rooms are bright and elegant with large windows, wooden floors and period artworks; the best suites offer panoramic views of the city. Start the day with American breakfast in the smart dining room. A stylish heritage hotel.

      Local exploring  -  Located in the midst of a bustling square in the heart of Florence, this is the perfect starting point for local exploring
      City Style  -  With rooms boasting original heritage features and 18th-century artworks, this hotel has reams of Florentine style
      Romantic Break  -  Couples fall in love with the airy rooms and mix of traditional and modern interior design
      Great walks  -  Stroll through the Giardino di Boboli, public gardens laid out in the 15th and 16th century, featuring Renaissance sculptures
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    • Room Mate Isabella Florence (Tornabuoni) 22 rooms from $266

      This stylish boutique hotel sits on Via de' Tornabuoni, Florence's exclusive shopping street. The hotel entrance neighbours the Gucci store; inside, the interior design is inspired by the building's heritage, with period furnishings, vintage photographs and classic wallpaper. Step back in time here.

      Local exploring  -  With a central location close to the main attractions, this hotel is a perfect base for local exploring
      City Style  -  Located on a coveted, high-end shopping street, this hotel has reams of chic Italian style
      Romantic Break  -  Couples will love this romantic, heritage hotel and its period feel
      Sights nearby  -  Visit the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, a 15th-century Dominican church renowned for its beautiful frescoes
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    • Horto Convento Florence (Santo Spirito) 34 rooms from $269

      This four-star boutique hotel is nestled in the stylish Oltrarno district of Florence. Rooms are individually dressed in a blend of modern and traditional design; cool greys contrast with the terracotta tiled floors and wooden accents. Don't miss the hotel's pretty secret garden. A luxury city stay.

      City Style  -  With its contemporary feel, blending modern and traditional interior design, this hotel is an ambassador for Florentine style
      Hideaway  -  Located in the Bellosguardo neighbourhood, set back from the tourist crowds, this hotel makes a great hideout holiday
      Romantic Break  -  Couples will love the cosy and romantic hotel bar, as well as the modern finish to the rooms
      Great walks  -  Stroll through the nearby Giardino di Boboli, 15th and 16th-century gardens featuring Renaissance sculptures
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    • Hotel Rapallo Florence (Tuscany) 26 rooms from $270

      This luxury, four-star hotel sits just outside of the centre of historic Florence. Rooms are recently renovated and are dressed in Made in Italy materials only; book a terrace room for beautiful views over the city. Enjoy the hotel's free teatime buffet before a drink at the bar. A stylish hotel.

      Hideaway  -  Sitting just outside of the busy historic centre of Florence, this hotel is a great hideaway holiday option
      Families  -  Kids under 12 go free at this hotel, making it a great option for families with younger children
      City Style  -  With rooms dressed in all-Italian furnishings, this hotel has lots of chic Florentine style
      Local markets  -  See how the locals shop with a trip to Sant'Ambrogio Market, a traditional outdoor market with fresh produce and other goods
      Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels
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    • Residenza La Musa Amarcord Florence (Uffizi) 8 rooms from $275

      This hotel is housed in an 18th-century building in the historic centre of Florence. Original features abound, from exposed stone walls and tiled floors to wooden beams; the rustic feel is enhanced by hand-selected antiques. Choose a family room for extra living space. A charming heritage hotel.

      City Style  -  Located in a heritage building with many original features preserved, this hotel has reams of city style
      Local exploring  -  With its great central location, this hotel is a perfect base for local exploring
      Romantic Break  -  The rustic feel to this heritage hotel scores highly with couples
      Sights nearby  -  Visit Basilica di Santo Spirito, a 1400s church with a lavish interior and baroque altar
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    • Residenza d’Epoca in Piazza della Signoria Florence (Tuscany) 10 rooms from $278

      Imagine waking up in Piazza della Signoria surrounded by history, comfort, frescoed ceilings, stonewalls, and parquet floors. Highly popular, family run B&B offers the true 'Florence' experience from classic rooms to delicious communal breakfast. A great choice for couples, families and groups.

      Sights nearby  -  Shares the famous Piazza della Signoria with Neptune's Fountain and the Palazzo Vecchio.
      Lively  -  On the busy Piazza Signoria.
      Full of character
      Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
      Recommended by  -  I Escape, Fodors
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    • Palazzo Niccolini al Duomo Florence 10 rooms from $280

      Exceptional and historic private palazzo overlooking the Duomo. Rooms and suites feature antiques, family portraits and stunning frescos. Marble bathrooms are large and impressive. Recently renovated yet authentic and full of character. A spectacular residence.

      Honeymoons  -  Take the Dome Suite with views of the Duomo, literally across the road, not to mention the hot tub and damask drapes.
      Sights nearby  -  Across the road from the Duomo, and only five minutes from the 13 century Palazzo Vecchio.
      Views  -  Spectacular views of the Duomo from suites
      Full of character
      Recommended by  -  Sawdays, Fodors
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    • Casa Botticelli Florence (Tuscany) 6 rooms from $289

      This boutique hotel sits in the heart of Florence, close to Palazzo Pitti. Modern interior design and unique artworks complement the heritage features in the hotel's rooms; expect mosaic floors and original painted ceilings. Book a deluxe room for fantastic city views. A refined Florentine hotel.

      Local exploring  -  Located in central Florence, close to Piazza Pitti, this hotel is a great base for local exploring in Florence
      City Style  -  Situated in a heritage building with many original features, this hotel has reams of Florentine style
      Romantic Break  -  Rent a deluxe room with breathtaking city views for a romantic getaway with a difference
      Sights nearby  -  Visit nearby Palazzo Pitti, a vast, mainly Renaissance palace situated on the south side of the River Arno
      Recommended by  -  Tablet
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    • Palazzo Castri Florence 58 rooms from $295

      This sophisticated 19th-century hotel has grand staircases and high ceilings balanced by neutral tones and unfussy decor. Smart rooms have a gentle, subdued palette and the very comfy beds have fine crisp linens. Delicious food, a friendly ambience and a top-notch spa seal the deal.

      City Style  -  A great location and offering a gorgeous courtyard pool ideal for relaxing beside after a busy day
      Sights nearby  -  Visit the iconic Duomo, the Ponte Vecchio and the Palazzo Vecchio
      Great walks  -  Take a stroll around the pretty Boboli Gardens
      Swimming Pool  -  Indoor and outdoor pools
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    • Continentale Florence 43 rooms from $300

      A chic design hotel (owned by Lungarno so expect nothing less than some serious style) overlooking the Arno River. Smart suites have an air of sophistication. The spa is set up by the renowned Daniela Steiner and although there is no restaurant next-door's one will send dinner straight to your door.

      City Style  -  An architectural gem, mixing traditional style with suave modern design in the heart of the city
      Spa breaks  -  The superb spa is created by the renowned Daniela Steiner
      Sights nearby  -  You're right in the heart of Florence, so all its glorious highlights are easily accessible
      Views  -  Celestial views of Florence's skyline
      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Kiwi Collection, Michelin Travel
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    • Palazzo di Camugliano Florence 10 rooms from $327

      A gorgeous palazzo bang in the centre of Florence, with romantically lavish interiors featuring original plasterwork, frescoes and classic italian furniture. Opulent rooms and suites are individually decorated, some with four poster beds, and sumptuous fabrics. A great bolthole for chic couples.

      Romantic Break  -  This gorgeous florentine palazzo oozes elegance and comfort ideal for a romantic getaway
      Sights nearby  -  Visit the fabulous Duomo, Giotto’s Campanile and Palazzo Vecchio
      Great walks  -  Head to the stunning Boboli Gardens for a romantic walk
      Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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    • Grand Hotel Villa Cora Florence 46 rooms from $328

      Exclusive Baroque splendour in Florence with beautiful pool and landscaped gardens. Luxurious bedrooms and starred restaurant.

      Bar  -  Popular with locals.
      Swimming Pool  -  Lovely Outdoor Pool
      Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
      Spa
      Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection, Michelin Travel, Mr & Mrs Smith
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    • Palazzo Vecchietti Florence 14 rooms from $332

      15th century distinguished Palazzo named after the family that once lived here, right in the heart of Florence. Dante called it 'Paradiso'. Now divided into fourteen luxurious and exquisitely decorated suites and apartments, some with terraces, high ceilings and views. Perfect for art lovers.

      Walking distance restaurants  -  The concierge willl advise and book lunch or dinner for guests in one of Florence's many wonderful restaurants
      B+B  -  Breakfast is served in the elegant dining room at a large oval table
      Sights nearby  -  Situated in the heart of Florence close to all major attractions
      Self catering to rent  -  Luxurious self-catering apatments come with small kitchenettes
      Recommended by  -  Tablet
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    • Villa La Vedetta Florence (Viale Michelangiolo) 18 rooms from $332

      An elegant renaissance villa boasting spectacular views of Florence. Spacious rooms have original features yet the design is chic and contemporary. Gourmet restaurant cuisine is served on the tranquil terrace and there's a glorious pool too. A luxurious retreat from which to explore the famed city.

      Local exploring  -  Well positioned in a quiet spot overlooking the city yet with easy access to all the many attractions.
      Sights nearby  -  Visit the Duomo, Giotto's Campanile and the Palazzo Vecchio to name a few.
      Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
      Full of character
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    • Firenze Number Nine Florence 42 rooms from $332

      A chic restored 17th-century palazzo exuding glamour and luxury. Rich golden hues throughout harp back to the building's regal past. Large rooms feature sash windows, feather soft beds and ceiling frescoes. An expansive spa is the ultimate in indulgence. Well located to explore the city. Superb.

      Local exploring  -  Right in the heart of the city, well located to explore Florence's architectural and cultural delights.
      Total relaxation  -  With a fabulous Ayurvedic day spa, a chic restaurant and a happening bar it's the ideal spot to unwind.
      Sights nearby  -  Visit the cities impressive Cathedral, just a few minutes away.
      Romantic  -  Good for couples.
      Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels
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    • Il Salviatino Florence (Fiesole) 45 rooms from $337

      Extremely luxurious, extremely romantic. A 15th century palazzo set in the hills above Florence. Lavish bedrooms and suites with oak floors, vaulted ceilings, and artworks. A spa, restaurants, and spectacular valley views.

      Views  -  Stunning views of Florence and the Tuscan countryside
      Honeymoons
      Romantic Break
      Cooking classes  -  Cookery lessons available for adults and children
      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet
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    • Hotel Brunelleschi Florence (3, Duomo) 96 rooms from $409

      Positioning between the Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio makes this 4* boutique a romantic hideaway in the heart of Florence. Chic rooms are spoiling with views and comfort. Be warned, proximity to some of the most famous works of art might mean you can't sleep at night! Tower Bar is popular hangout.

      Sights nearby  -  The Duomo is full to the rafters with art, gilded doors, statues as well as being the resting place of the Medici.
      Private Hot Tub  -  In the suites.
      Outstanding location
      Full of character
      Recommended by  -  Tablet
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    • Relais Santa Croce Florence 23 rooms from $376

      Stunning hotel in a 16th-century palazzo replete with restored frescoes, stuccoes, grand arches and marbles. The bright, elegant rooms vary between decadent, ornately decorated suites to chic, classic double rooms. The on-site Michelin-starred restaurant is a real draw- a sophisticated treat!

      City Style  -  A very elegant, centrally located base from which to explore this buzzing city
      Sights nearby  -  Close to Santa Croce church and other treasures in this area such as the Bargello museum, Casa Buonarotti and the Horne museum
      Local markets  -  The lively Sant'Ambrogio market area with its restaurants, bars, cafés and independent boutiques is on the doorstep
      Views  -  Great views from hotel
      Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels , Relais & Chateaux
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    • Hotel Lungarno Florence (Tuscany) 73 rooms from $450

      Elegance and style are what encompass this fantastic hotel located right on the River Arno. Boutiquey rooms feature unique artworks yet all the amenities of a chain. The best rooms boast terraces overlooking the river. The Borgo San Jacopo Restaurant comes well recommended by all.

      Local markets  -  Leather markets, food stalls, clothes markets and more make up the streets in the summer months.
      Sights nearby  -  Ponte Vecchio is a stone marble medieval bridge over the River Arno and is closeby.
      Views  -  Views of the River Arno and the Ponte Vecchio.
      Outstanding location  -  On the River Arno.
      Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection, Small Luxury Hotels, Michelin Travel, Tablet
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    • Villa La Massa Florence (Candeli) 37 rooms from $400

      Opulence abounds at this majestic Medici villa. Within touching distance of Florence, this enchanting renaissance hotel is perfect for those looking for a luxurious way to visit the city. Relax your senses in the spa or enjoy a delicious meal overlooking the Arno. Indulgence personified.

      Romantic Break  -  Romance from a bygone age, with marble baths, antique furnishings and plush fabrics, pampering spa and lovely gardens.
      Country Escape  -  Within reach of Florence, but the stunning location in the Tuscan hills, removes one from the crowds and hassle.
      Great walks  -  Wander the charming gardens, or head further afield to explore the stunning Arno river and Chianti Valley.
      Sights nearby  -  There is a free shuttle into the centre of Florence, for those who can drag themselves away.
      Recommended by  -  Tablet, Kiwi Collection
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    • JK Place Hotel Florence (Tuscany) 20 rooms from $417

      A chic and sophisticated spot, in the heart of vibrant Florence. Personal touches and thoughtful details give this boutique hotel a homely feel, though it is very much five star in comfort and style. The rooftop bar and courtyard dining room are wonderful additions. A special stay!

      Great walks  -  Love sculpture and well-kept gardens? Head to Boboli Gardens for a Renaissance hot pot of sculpture.
      Sights nearby  -  Head to Piazzale Michelangelo for some breathtaking panoramic views of Florence.
      Designer  -  Interiors by designer Michele Bonan.
      Views  -  From the roof terrace.
      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet, Fodors, Kiwi Collection, Small Luxury Hotels
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    • Porcellino Gallery Art Boutique B&B Florence (Uffizi) 5 rooms from $430

      This boutique B&B is located on the first floor of the 16th-century Palazzo Cavalcanti. Rooms feature a blend of modern and period furnishings; original features abound, from painted ceilings and wood-panelled windows to tiled floors. Peruse the collection at the gallery. A unique heritage hotel.

      Romantic Break  -  Couples love the romantic, heritage setting of this hotel and the pretty on-site gallery
      Local exploring  -  Situated in the heart of Florence, this hotel makes a great base for local exploring
      City Style  -  Located in a 16th-century palazzo, this B&B has reams of Florentine style
      Sights nearby  -  Wander down to Piazza della Signoria, the central square in Florence dominated by the tower of Palazzo Vecchio
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    • Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni Florence 25 rooms from $439

      Two palazzi combine to make a 24 room luxury hotel in the heart of Florence, discreetly tucked away on the city’s most fashionable street. Rooms are comfortably traditional yet unfussy, while the stars of the show are the roof-top terraces with stunning views over the city.

      Local exploring  -  Lovely central location mere steps from the top sights, bars and restaurants
      Sights nearby  -  Next door is the church of Santa Trinita with Ghirlandaio frescoes.
      Great walks  -  Head to the Boboli Garden for a romantic evening walk
      Local markets  -  Wander around the huge San Lorenzo central market
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    • Palazzo Magnani Feroni Florence (Tuscany) 12 rooms from $444

      An magnificent Renaissance Palace, turned luxurious hotel, south of the river. Indulgently large suites are packed with frescoes, elegant antiques and historic charm. Enjoy breakfast in the courtyard or drinks on the rooftop. Manages to retain and enhance the private Palazzo feel.

      Honeymoons  -  An elegant Palazzo fit for royalty, with private butler service, champagne breakfast, palatial suites & magnificant furnishings.
      City Style  -  Each suite has a salon big enough to hold a cocktail party in, plus painted ceilings, marble fireplaces and fabulous antiques.
      Local markets  -  Explore the Medieval streets of Oltrarno, traditionally home to Florence's milliners, silk-weavers and leather-makers.
      Sights nearby  -  Five minutes walk from the historical Ponte Vecchio.
      Recommended by  -  I Escape, Fodors
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    • Golden Tower Hotel & Spa Florence 27 rooms from $444

      A luxury boutique hotel and spa right in the centre of Florence. Gorgeous interiors keep their original charm with exposed stonework, traditional art and antique furniture. A stunning spa is the ultimate in indulgence. Dine on superb Florentine fare. Walking distance to many sights. Utterly chic.

      City Style  -  A sophisticated and grown up Florentine getaway, boasting an excellent locality, walking distance from most of the sights.
      Spa breaks  -  No expense has been spared installing this expansive spa boasting an extensive treatment list, jacuzzi and Turkish bath.
      Sights nearby  -  Florence has endless sights to visit from the famed David to the impressive Cathedral.
      Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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    • Hotel Savoy, Florence Florence 102 rooms from $500

      A luxurious hotel on the charming Piazza della Repubblica. The stylish contemporary suites feature a range of original artworks, private saunas and views of the Duomo. The chic on site restaurant serves up locally sourced cuisine in a trendy setting. Ultimate in city style.

      Elegant  -  Styled by Olga Polizzi
      Restaurant  -  Recommended.
      Sights nearby  -  Couldn't be much closer to the Duomo, with many rooms commanding a direct view.
      Lively  -  Hip and happening.
      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection, Michelin Travel
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    • Helvetia & Bristol Florence (Tuscany) 67 rooms from $518

      Since the mid-17th Century this charming hotel has housed the international elite in its elegant rooms and with its old-style luxury. Charming, classic styled rooms vary in size but all exude comfort. The Hostaria Bibendum offers a Mediterranean menu with a view of Piazza Strozzi. A charming stay.

      City Style  -  A unique and plush setting with period furniture, heavy drapes, and lived-in velvet sofas.
      Foodies  -  Spend an evening feasting on classic Tuscan dishes wunderkind Roberto Cordisco.
      Cooking classes  -  Special cookery packages available, master your favourite Tuscan dishes.
      Sights nearby  -  A stone's throw from the beautiful and ancient Strozzi Palace.
      Recommended by  -  Tablet, Frommers, Michelin Travel, Fodors
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    • Portrait Firenze Florence 34 rooms from $680

      A sleek contemporary property in the heart of the historic city of Florence. Comprising only of suites which have been beautifully styled in monochrome tones. Boasting spectacular views of the famed Ponte Vecchio this is a tough one to beat.

      Local exploring  -  Located slap bang in the middle of Florence overlooking the Ponte Vecchio.
      Sights nearby  -  Stroll down to the striking Palazzo Vecchio and the Duomo.
      Local markets  -  Pick up classic Italian produce in the Mercato Centrale.
      Views  -  Great views from hotel
      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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    • Villa San Michele, Florence Florence (Tuscany) 46 rooms from $872

      A charming 15th Century monastery adorned with Michelangelo facade, turned luxurious boutique hotel. The chic rooms exude old world elegance and style. Enjoy fine dining at the Michelin starred restaurant or overlooking Florence from the immaculate gardens. Totally unique.

      Romantic Break  -  A historic hotel oozing romance from every pore with deep soaking tubs, palatial fourposters and balconies overlooking the city.
      Foodies  -  From the stunning menuat the the Michelin-starred Oro Restaurant, to the private cookery school, this is foodie heaven.
      Cooking classes  -  Learn to master your favourite dishes from the hotels menu at the internationally recognised cookery school.
      Local markets  -  A free shuttle service runs to La Reppublica Square in central Florence, enjoy the best of Tuscan shopping.
      Recommended by  -  Frommers, Kiwi Collection, Tablet
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    • Four Seasons Firenze Florence 116 rooms from $984

      Two beautifully restored Rennaissance buildings set in an incredible 11-acre botanical garden with, high end spa and pool. Public areas showcase Renaissance art and sumptuous suites spare no expense. Think silk, velvet, marble, frescoed walls and antique furniture. Il Palagio boasts a Michelin Star.

      Honeymoons  -  Opulent Renaissance suites, dining under the stars, double spa treatments and expansive gardens for walking hand in hand.
      Total relaxation  -  Relax- this hotel will literally take care of everything from your children to the tension in your shoulders!
      Good wine list  -  The Winery serves more than 50 Italian wines by the glass and has a list of nearly 400 bottles.
      Restaurant  -  Michelin starred restaurant serves Tuscan delights.
      Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection
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