Get an overview of this hotelCentrally located Florence boutique hotel near Il Duomo

Short walk to Uffizi

Tucked away on a quiet street, this Florence hotel is about 5-minute walk from the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Il Duomo), Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Vecchio, and many other famous attractions.

15th-century building with views

Featuring Renaissance and modern decor, the hotel hosts a permanent art collection. Spa access is included, with a sauna, hot tub, gym, and lounge available. A buffet breakfast is offered daily.

Premium channels

Borghese Palace Art Hotel's air-conditioned guestrooms include complimentary wireless Internet access, LCD TVs, minibars, complimentary high-speed Internet access, and in-room safes. Small pets are welcome.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Modernized in 2005, this central Florence hotel is housed in Palazzo Borghese between the Bargello Museum and Duomo Square. The palazzo was once the home of Napoleon's sister, Paolina Bonaparte Borghese. True to its name, Borghese Palace Art Hotel displays an impressive collection of contemporary sculpture and paintings. Other nearby points of interest include Piazza Santa Croce, Piazza della Signoria, Piazza San Firenze, Casa di Dante, and Casa Buonarroti, a property once owned by Michelangelo that houses 2 of his earliest sculptures.

Guests can start the day with a breakfast buffet (surcharge). The hotel also offers free WiFi, garage parking (surcharge), and a lounge. The Bio Relax Zone Borghese features a steam room, fitness area, sauna, spa tub, and massage services. A meeting room accommodates events and video conferences.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 25 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Turkish bath/Hammam 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • One meeting room 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Train station pickup (surcharge) 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 30 
  • Year Built 2006 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 323 
  • Offsite parking discounted rates available 
  • Sauna 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa tub 
  • Steam room 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free WiFi 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge), Offsite parking discounted rates available

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Bidet 
  • Slippers 
  • Shower only 
  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • In-room massage available 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • First-run movies 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • In-room climate control (heating) 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

Room service during limited hours is available.


Start your day with a free buffet breakfast, available daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. You can order a meal from room service during limited hours.

Nearby Things to Do

The Bio Relax Zone Borghese is the hotel's wellness area and offers a fitness area, steam room, sauna, spa tub, and relaxation area. Massages are offered by experienced professionals.

  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 

Spa Services

  • Steam room in spa 
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Massages 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessible bathroom 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM

Check-in time starts at 2 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 3 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.


  • Pets stay free

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Pets allowed (no fees)


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • 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.
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Self parking fee: EUR 42 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Borghese Art
  • Borghese Art Hotel
  • Borghese Art Palace Hotel
  • Borghese Hotel
  • Borghese Palace
  • Borghese Palace Art
  • Borghese Palace Art Florence
  • Borghese Palace Art Hotel
  • Borghese Palace Art Hotel Florence
  • Palace Borghese

We should mention

All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport. Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation. This property offers transfers from the airport and train station (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. One child 3 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

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88% of guests recommend
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4.5 Service & staff
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4 out of 5
Posted Dec 14, 2016
The staff were great and very helpful. They made our stay memorable.
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3 out of 5
Posted Nov 20, 2016
Pros: Location, very close walk to everything
Not a four star hotel maybe a three. Very small shower and small room as well, typical Europe stuff.
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Fantastic location close to centre of Florence

5 out of 5
by from Norfolk UK
Posted Nov 20, 2016
Pros: Location was great
Cons: The coffee at breakfast. The machine was not functioning properly.
Location: Very close to the Duomo , museums and shops.
A friendly hotel with helpful staff. Breakfast was delicious and great location.
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Location, Location, location

4 out of 5
by from Liverpool
Posted Nov 15, 2016
Pros: Central, clean and stylish. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. Something for everyone at breakfast. Probably not suitable for children
Cons: Some information about the city and its attractions in the room
Location: Within 5-10 mins from Dante's house, Duomo and Uffitzi. Good Mexican restaurant nearby with Happy hour 4-8.
Very pleasant few days. We'd return to Florence again, although it is quite an expensive city
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4 out of 5
by from Baton Rouge, United States of America
Posted Nov 7, 2016
Rooms were nice but too dark. Our room needed more light. Bathroom had a window in shower that was rotted so you could not open one side or risk it falling out. Breakfast was ok, adequate choices.
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3 out of 5
by from London
Posted Nov 6, 2016
Pros: Central location, 5mins walk from the Duomo.
Cons: Cold, noisy bedroom.
Pleasant staff, a fantastic location and a very large room. But, perhaps due to its size, it didn't keep warm. The windows were single glazed and a nightclub on the street below (operating till 4 or 5am) ensured it was tricky to get to sleep.
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Nice hotel close to the Duomo.

4 out of 5
by from US
Posted Oct 23, 2016
Very nice hotel with very friendly staff. Room was extremely hot and nothing you could do about it as they "turned off the air conditioning."
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Fun, interesting classy hotel. Unfortunately the b

5 out of 5
by from Ohio, USA
Posted Oct 4, 2016
Pros: Style was unique and peaceful!
Cons: The bedroom walls were paper thin . We could hear the other guests conversations.
Location: Great for access to most of the tourist sights.
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Wonderful hotel and location

4 out of 5
Posted Sep 19, 2016
Cons: The bed mattress was extremely lumpy and uncomfortable.
This hotel is amazing. The location is ideal. Walking distance to most everything in Florence. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The only negative thing from my experience was a very lumpy mattress on the bed.
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Great hotet and location

4 out of 5
Posted Sep 18, 2016
Great hotel great location room bathroom very uncomfortable but room was good
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