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There are hundreds of places to stay in Florence - many are fabulous, most are ok and some are disappointing.

Below is our list of Florence hotels, bed and breakfasts, apartments and villas that we have developed over the last five years representing the best cross-section of accommodations in Florence.

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Hotels In Florence - see also Hotels, Villas, B&Bs etc in Fiesole
These hotels offer a cross selection of value for travelers to the city of Florence.

Relais Santa Croce - 5 star - luxury - Located in Florence's historical center, this beautiful hotel retains the old world elegance, ambiance and style of the original palazzo. The hotel features an array of superior rooms and two capacious and luxurious suites.  The amenities of the relais are superb!

Hotel Montebello Splendid - 5 star - The hotel is in an historical building that has been transformed into an intimate hotel with just 60 rooms and a few prized suites, furnished and decorated with considerable style.  Every amenity is offered.

Hotel De La Ville - 4 star - Hotel De La Ville is located in Piazza Antinori, in the heart of the historical center of Florence, right in front of one of the most representative buildings of seventeenth century Florence: the Church of Santi Michele e Gaetano.

Hotel Mona Lisa - 4 star - The Hotel Mona Lisa, with 47 comfortable rooms, is situated in the heart of old Florence.  It is located in an elegantly restored  Renaissance Palace furnished with fine antique furniture surrounded by a private garden.

Grand Hotel Minerva - 4 star - located in Piazza Santa Maria Novella, in the historic centre of Florence. The property is an old building from the Middle Ages and is one of the oldest hotels in town, but completely refurbished and with very high standard furnishings and amenities.
Grand Hotel Baglioni - 4 star  - stands in the heart of Florence's historic center, a few minutes from the Exhibition Center and Convention Center, within easy reach of the city's most important sights and museums, and only three hundred meters from the Santa Maria Novella railway station.
Hotel Calzaiuoli -  located in the heart of Florence, in a building in Via Calzaiuoli, a very elegant and lively road  in the middle of all the extraordinary artistic beauties of the city and the heart of the shopping area.  Forty five rooms, great amenities.  Well loccated for exploring the main sites of Florence.

Hotel Principe - 4 star - Located in the historical center of Florence, all 20 rooms have modern comforts of a modern 4 star hotel and are decorated in a way that is in keeping with the traditional style and decoration of the hotel. Some rooms also have terrace overlooking the Arno River.

Hotel Aprile (Palazzo Dal Borgo) - located in the heart of Florence, 30 metres from the church of Santa Maria Novella is a 15th century building, with historic frescoes, high vaulted ceilings and a quiet courtyard garden.  Highly recommended.

Hotel Ville Sull'Arno - 4 star - The Hotel sull'Arno boasts a marvellous position located directly on the right bank of the Arno River next to an antique Florentine Villa, only 10 minutes from the historical center and the many stately monuments of Florence like Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi Palace, etc.

Hotel Adler Cavalieri - 4 star -  a 4 star, recently restyled hotel in the heart of the historical centre of Florence. The Hotel  was built on the ruins of an ancient monastery dated back to 1300, right in front of the old Santa Maria Della Scala Hospital, from which the street took its name. Lovely rooms, attentive staff.

Borghese Palace - 4 star - the hotel enjoys an excellent location, in its splendid historic centre, among churches, monuments and historic buildings. The property is housed in the eighteenth-century Borghese Palace, fully renovated and recently opened. The result is a unique atmosphere in which tradition and modernity live perfectly side by side.

Hotel Domus Florentiae - 4 star -situated in the heart of the old city, opposite the central Santa Maria Novella railway station, and just a few steps from the Duomo, the major museums and monuments and the conference centre.  All the rooms have parquet floor and are furnished in a warm and very elegant style.

Hotel Albani - 4 stars - The hotel is an early 20th century Palace, a gem of sober architecture and refined atmosphere.  The attentive guest will notice the gracious details and the Italian flair of the hotel. located on a quiet street within walking distance of Santa Maria Novella train station, Fortezza da Basso, Palazzo dei Congressi and Centro Affari.

Hotel Europa - 4 stars - The Hotel Europa in central Florence is one of the top rated hotels on Trip Advisor and on the New York Time's best hotels list.  The hotel is situated in the heart of historic Florence.   The Santa Maria Novella train station, major shopping areas, restaurants and theatres are nearby.

Hotel Ambasciatori - 4 stars - near railway station - The hotel has guest rooms including 6 junior suites, most with balcony offering historical centre or landscape views. Every room is equipped with high-speed communications technology, air conditioning, direct dial telephone, minibar, safe, hair dryer.
Hotel Hermitage Hotel Hermitage - 3 stars - a cozy 3-star hotel just around the corner from the Uffizi Gallery and Duomo, is in the heart of Florence.  Cozy, well appointed and well furnished.

Hotel Cellai - 3 stars - located in the heart of the historic center of Florence, surrounded by monuments, churches and buildings of extraordinary beauty.  Close to the Accademia Gallery, the Duomo, Baptistry and Mercato Centrale.  Nice rooms, full amenities.

Hotel Orto de Medici - 3 stars - recommended - housed in a nineteenth century building, located in a peaceful area of Florence's city centre, just a few steps away from Piazza del Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery and only five minutes away from the Fortezza da Basso.

Hotel Davanzati - 3 star - A great find in Florence this small 21 room hotel is located in a nicely refurbished 14th century palazzo in the heart of old Florence.  This hotel is highly regarded by TripAdvisor and many other hotel rating services and for good reason. 
Hotel Boccaccio - 3 star - Housed in an eighteenth century building, the Boccaccio hotel is situated in the heart of Florence's historic centre and boasts a truly enviable position, between the Arno river and the Santa Maria Novella church.  Only 100 meters away from the central railway station.
Hotel La Fortezza - 3 stars - situated only 50 meters from the Fortezza da Basso exhibition and fair centre, very close to the historical centre of Florence and only 700 meters from the central railway station. The hotel is the ideal place for a business trip or a relaxing vacation.
Hotel De Lanzi - 3 stars - located in the very heart of Florence's historic centre, right next to Piazza Duomo with its magnificent cathedral and baptistery and just minutes from Piazza Signoria, Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery. The property features 39 comfortable and brightly-lit rooms.

Hotel Burchianti - 3 star -  wonderfully situated in the historic centre of Florence, halfway between the Santa Maria Novella church and the Duomo cathedral.  The hotel is within minutes of the Uffizi Gallery, the Capelle Medicee chapel, the main museums and the Fortezza da Basso exposition centre.

Hotel Annalena - Superior 3 star - Newly renovated, this small 20 room hotel offers a fabulous location right in the centre of Florence, right across from the magnificent Boboli gardens. The rooms are expansive and many offer fantastic views right over the picturesque Annalena gardens. 

Hotel Bonciani - 3 star - The hotel is a fairly standard 3 star hotel with no surprises. Comfortable, well-appointed, decent restaurant.  It's on our list because it's located in the very historical centre of Florence, close to all main monuments and the Congress Palace Garage service, parking service and very close to the bus line.

Hotel Rapallo - 3 star - The hotel is situated five hundred meters from the main railway station and ten minutes walk from the Duomo and all major attractions. The bedrooms are medium in size, furnished in a traditional and simple style. Some rooms have 'fresco' ceilings and others have particular headboards for the beds.

Hotel Privilege - 3 star - Situated in a XVIII century building along the Arno river, in the heart of Florence's historic centre and across from Santa Croce Square and the hill known as Michelangelo's hill which overlooks the city.  The many delights and pleasures of Florence - cafes, restaurants, galleries and museums are close at hand.

Hotel Giglio - 3 star - located in an historic building on Via Cavour, a popular main street in the center of Florence, only a leisurely walk away from many of the most visited historical sites of Florence like the Florence Cathedral.  Hotel Giglio has recently been completely renovated to offer its guests all the modern comforts in a distinguished atmosphere.
Hotel Aurora - 3 star - situated very near to the station Santa Maria Novella, a little distance far from Palazzo dei Congressi and from Fortezza da Basso and at 600 meters from the Duomo.  Built at the beginning of the 20th century and it is divided into 12 rooms with wide bright windows.  Close to all the major attractions.

Albergo Firenze - 2 star - a great little find for travelers seeking good value.   It is tucked away in the heart of the historical center, Albergo Firenze is located in Piazza Donati just steps off of the main Via del Corso where one can easily reach important monuments like the Florence Dome, Piazza della Signoria, the Uffizi, and Ponte Vecchio.

Hotel Annabella - 2 star - Just a 3 minute walk from the train station in central Florence, and a short way from the most important monuments, buildings and galleries, the Hotel Annabella offers great value.

Hotel Medici - 2 star - This hotel's best selling point is its ideal location. It is situated twenty metres from the Duomo, ten meters from Piazza Repubblica, a two minute walk from Ponte Vecchio and a five minute walk from the train station. Dante Alighieri's house is a stone's throw away.

Pensione Ferdinando de Medici - 2 stars - Hotel Ferdinando II de' Medici is situated in the historical heart of Florence, between Piazza Duomo and Piazza Signoria.  A Pensione, the hotel has 11 rooms each with a bathroom, a telephone.  The price includes tax and breakfast.

Luxury Rooms

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Villa Antea - Experience the intimacy of life in a turn of the century Florentine pied-a-terre. The luxuriously appointed Villa Antea was built in 1903 amid even older poplar and lime trees shading one of the cities most charming neighborhoods.  With just 6 beautifully appointed rooms, the Villa is an ideal place to stay while visiting Florence.

The Catherine Rooms - Each room - the Italian, French and Spanish, are individually decorated and appointed.  Each room has a king-sized bed decked with gorgeous linens of the highest quality.  The furnishings are the finest available; the curtains and other window treatments exquisite. The rooms are a private retreat from the city's bustle.

Cottages and Apartments to rent - from € 380/week  *Recommended*

Residence I Colli - with just 14 apartments and 3 cottages, is housed in a 19th century villa, the Villa Pignatti Morano built in 1865 when Florence was the capital of Italy.  It is located just outside Porta Romana in a quiet residential area, a short walk from the Center.

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Palazzo Galletti - near Duomo and Chiesa Santa Croce

Palazzo Galletti - The 9 beautiful and spacious double, triple and quadruple rooms and suites, paved in original terracotta tilings, with painted frescos walls, are named after the planets in the solar system (and consequently the Roman gods): Mercury, Venus, Cerere, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus and Pluto.
Residence La Contessina - between train station and Duomo

Residence La Contessina - 2 and 3 room apartments -  Thanks to a broad assortment of rooms, a meeting hall, relaxing flower-decorated cloister and elegant breakfast room, Residence La Contessina is also an enchanting location for exhibitions, meetings or special events.
Palazzo Antellesi - in Piazza Santa Croce

Palazzo Antellesi - These Florence accommodations are situated in the historic Piazza Santa Croce, one of the most important sights in Florence, in the Renaissance building.  Several apartments that can accommodate from 2-7 people in comfort.  Nicely furnished.  All amenities.
Palazzo Alfani - near Galleria Academia

Palazzo Alfani - Palazzo Alfani is located in the heart of Florence opposite the Academy Gallery which houses the Michelangelo's David.  It has 5 flats that can host from 2 until 8 people. All suites are nicely furnished, to make your stay as comfortable as possible.  Each room has a king-size bed, twin or double.
Villa Ulivi - Piazza Liberta area

Villa Ulivi - is a remarkably beautiful and comfortable fifteenth century Florentine Villa located few minutes away from Florence's historic city centre and from its main monuments, as well as from the shopping area, up towards the wonderful landscape of an ideal Tuscan hill.  The Villa has rooms and self-catering suites.
All suites are located in the heart of historical Florence, close to all major monuments, piazzas, churches, galleries and other sites.
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Casa di Barbano - Casa di Barbano, located in the historic center of Florence, is five minutes walking distance from the train station.  A pleasant stroll through the close by San Lorenzo market will bring you to heart of Renaissance Florence and the great Duomo cathedral.

Villa La Sosta - This lovely 19th century B&B set in a surprisingly tranquil area is a short 15 minute walk from Florence's historical center.  With just a few comfortable, well-furnished rooms, this B&B is a real "find" for those who want to make short or extended stays.

Antica Dimora - this B&B close to the Renaissance Palazzo Pandolfini, maintains the character of the Florence of bygone days.  All bedrooms, individually designed with careful attention to detail, have pastel coloured walls, hand-woven linen and precious silk fabrics. The bathrooms are oil painted or in Carrara marble.

Il Bargello - Housed in a 15th century historical building, B&B Il Bargello will give you the impression of being transported back in time as you enjoy the many artistic treasures and sites this city has to offer.  Each bedroom has a private bathroom with shower, telephone, hair dryer, and Internet port. Air conditioning units are being installed in the rooms.

La Fortezza - La Fortezza B&B is a classical design Bed & Breakfast located in the center of Florence. This apartment is a short walk distance from the main monuments and landmarks as the Central station, Fortezza da Basso fairgrounds, Arno river, Duomo Cathedral.
Villa for rent - from USD $2480/month - 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4

Villa Napoleone - Just 15 minutes walk from Florence’s Duomo and Piazza della Signoria, is a testament to the time when most of Italy was ruled by Napoleon. Crammed with 18th century Napoleonic furniture, paintings and silverware, this is a stylish base from which to see the rest of Florence.
Villa for rent (luxury) - from € 3500/week - 16 bedrooms, sleeps up to 26

Villa Fiorentina - This beautiful villa is situated on the outskirts of Florence, about 10 kilometers away, on a panoramic hill. The villa was built at the end of the 18th century. Inside five large apartments have been completely redecorated and nicely furnished.
Villa for rent (luxury) - from € 3500/week - 6 bedrooms, sleeps 12

Fattoria La Serra -  The Fattoria le Serra sits on the gentle hills overlooking the Arno valley at a hight of about 150 meters near Prato and Florence.  The vistas from the fattoria include vineyards, olive groves, wheat fields, and a smattering of ancient buildings.
Villa for rent (luxury) - from € 2500/week - 6 bedrooms, sleeps 7-13

Villa Trefiano - (can be rented with Fattoria di Capazzano) - The Villa of Trefiano stands on a hilltop facing the three planes of Florence, Prato and Pistoia. The Villa was built by the architect Buontalenti during the 15th Century for the Rucellai family and is in classic Renaissance style.
Apartments for rent - from € 2500/week6 bedrooms, sleeps 12

Fattoria di Capezzana - The Fattoria House is a large and comfortable apartment within the Capezzana estate.  Beautifully furnished in the typical Tuscan style. Guests of the apartment have free access to the estate park as well as the swimming pool and tennis court.

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