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Historic hotel with modern feel on central piazza
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Dating back to the Middle Ages, this grand residence is one of the oldest hotels in Florence and occupies the charming Santa Maria Novella piazza, 150 metres from the main train station.
During the warmer months, guests can recline on sun loungers and enjoy drinks from the marble-topped bar, accompanied by panoramic views across the city.
Marble and minibars
Modern guestrooms feature distressed wood furniture and come equipped with television, wireless Internet, and minibars; marble-tiled bathrooms include showers and tubs.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
Renovations & Closures
- Swimming pool
Between May and September guests can soak up the sun and enjoy the city views from the rooftop solarium. The outdoor pool is open from April to September. Over June and July the terrace also hosts live jazz accompanied by aperitifs. A marble-topped bar is also open over the summer serving a range of drinks and snacks. Alternatively, an American bar is open year-round in the reception area overlooking the piazza.
Facilities for business guests include complimentary wireless Internet access and a complimentary Internet connection point. All hotel guests are also offered discounted access to the facilities at a nearby fitness center.
- Free breakfast
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor seasonal pool
- Rooftop terrace
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Spa treatment room(s)
- Business center
- One meeting room
- Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- 24-hour front desk
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Free newspapers in lobby
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Multilingual staff
- Picnic area
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Luggage storage
- Number of floors - 6
- Total number of rooms - 102
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Valet parking (surcharge)
- Free WiFi
- Day bed
- Room service (limited hours)
- Satellite TV service
- Shower/tub combination
- Coffee/tea maker
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Daily housekeeping
- Turndown service
- Free newspaper
- In-room childcare (surcharge)
- Hair dryer
- In-room safe
- Free toiletries
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Air conditioning
- Climate control
- Private bathroom
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
Where to Eat
I Chiostri - Open from April to September, this restaurant serves a range of seasonal Mediterranean and Tuscan dishes and opens out onto a terrace overlooking the piazza for al fresco dining in fine weather. Open for lunch and dinner.
Nearby Things to Do
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.
Check-in time starts at 2 PM
Check-out time is noon
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Cribs (infant beds) are available.
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
- A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 4.50 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
- Self parking fee: EUR 30-40 per day
We should mention
Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.