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13 rooms from £69 per night
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“Casa Howard is a unique guesthouse in an elegant historical palace in the heart of Florence. Family-friendly base within easy reach of some of the best shops and restaurants. Each room is as unique as the guests. Centrally located and great value. The perfect alternative to a boutique hotel.”

“Casa Howard is a unique guesthouse in an elegant historical palace in the heart of Florence. Family-friendly base within easy reach of some of the best shops and restaurants. Each room is as unique as the guests. Centrally located and great value. The perfect alternative to a boutique hotel.”

Hotel Review

Hidden behind vast wooden doors, this residenza d'epoca in Florence is home to thirteen rooms in an elegant historical palace. A unique guesthouse, Casa Howard is a real and very stylish home away from home. Just a hop and a skip from Santa Maria Novella and the cultural heart of the city this hideaway is brilliantly located for the Duomo and the famous boutiques of Via Tornabuoni and Via Roma.

Antique floors have been restored and original features of this heritage building maintained. Each room has underfloor heating in the en-suite bathrooms, LED TV with satellite channels and free Wi-Fi. Family rooms and suites are available.

Casa Howard is very similar to a boutique hotel but more akin to a private residence. One room has a Turkish bath, another a private terrace overlooking Via della Scala, experience modern Florence in the library room or a more 70’s feeling in the B&W suite.

The knowledgeable and attentive concierge is on hand to help book private tours, restaurants, museum visits, cooking courses and even horse riding.

An unforgettable experience for couples for a romantic few days or for families with children.

Recommended for
  • Romantic Break
  • With beautiful suites, charming terraces and plenty of sites within walking distance this is the perfect romantic hideaway.
  • Families
  • Large family rooms are available making this a great choice for those travelling with young children.
  • Value chic
  • With chic Italian design and rooms starting at just €80, this is a very reasonable stay.
 

Written by Lulu Townsend

Recommended For

  • Romantic Break
  • With beautiful suites, charming terraces and plenty of sites within walking distance this is the perfect romantic hideaway.
  • Families
  • Large family rooms are available making this a great choice for those travelling with young children.
  • Value chic
  • With chic Italian design and rooms starting at just €80, this is a very reasonable stay.
  • Cooking classes
  • The hotel can organise Tuscan cooking classes by an expert chef, with genuine ingredients and traditional recipes.
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • The hotel has a Turkish hammam and a stately library for your entertainment during your stay.
  • Sights nearby
  • The hotel is only a 5 minute walk from the beautiful Basilica of Santa Maria Novella.
  • Museums
  • The famed Uffizi museum is only one Km away, and a must for any visit to Florence.
  • Child friendly
  • All children are welcome. Babysitting services are available.
  • Pet friendly
  • Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Roof terrace
  • Family Suites
  • Lively
  • No restaurant
  • Barefoot Luxury
  • Designer
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Full of character
  • Antiques
  • Chic
  • Historic
  • Boutique
  • Artworks
  • Grand Hotel
  • Traditional
  • Views
  • Free wifi
  • Romantic
  • Intimate
  • Four poster beds
  • Luxury
  • Charming
  • Townhouse

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is needed) and costs EUR 25 per day.
  • Child friendly
  • All children are welcome. Babysitting services are available.
  • Pet friendly
  • Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
  • Room service
  • Breakfast is served to your room.
  • Airport transfer
  • Surcharge is applicable.
  • Massage
  • Can be arranged.
  • Sauna/Steam
  • A Turkish bath.
  • Bar
  • Honesty bar.
  • Outdoor dining
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Family Suites
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Roof terrace
  • Car not required
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Cots available
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Library
  • No restaurant
  • Towelling robes
  • Suites
  • Sitting Room
  • Garden
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Safe
  • Business Centre
  • Games room
  • Views
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • Four poster beds
  • Air conditioning

Activities

  • Cooking classes
  • The hotel can organise Tuscan cooking classes by an expert chef, with genuine ingredients and traditional recipes.
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • The hotel has a Turkish hammam and a stately library for your entertainment during your stay.
  • Sights nearby
  • The hotel is only a 5 minute walk from the beautiful Basilica of Santa Maria Novella.
  • Museums
  • The famed Uffizi museum is only one Km away, and a must for any visit to Florence.

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See What They Say

Why do people love staying in your hotel? Because it's not a hotel, it's a unique guesthouse in a historical palace right in the cultural centre of Florence.

What is there to do in the area or on site? Being right by S.Maria Novella in Florence, guests can walk everywhere.

What kind of breakfast do you offer? Freshly squeezed oranges, high quality tea or coffee, latte or cappuccino, fresh seasonal fruit, toasts, jam homemade on our Tuscany farm together with our natural honey, hot baked ‘cornetto’ ……………

Do you offer other meals? No

And can you recommend good places to eat out locally? Are you kidding ? We are the only one in the world to feature a custom made on-line guidebook where we even say what to order and where not to go!!

Which are your most popular room types, and why? All of them are outstanding and all have been featured on more than 900 magazines in the world.

What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers? Follow the advice of owner and smart traveller/food lover Massimiliano Leonardi (look at his recipes on his blog). A stay at Casa Howard is a unique experience.

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