Florence is a beautiful city filled with top class hotels; however, Palazzo Vecchietti goes the extra mile and creates a home away from home (albeit one where your every need is taken care of without having to lift a finger).
The hotel itself has a fantastic location just around the corner from the Duomo and we didn’t need to take a taxi once during our entire stay as everything was within easy walking distance. Then there’s the building the hotel is located in – a stunning piece of historical architecture that is almost a work of art in itself.
We stayed in the Michaelangelo room, which was beautiful. It was huge with a separate kitchen area (which could be closed off discretely), a large living and bedroom space and a great bathroom, it was more a studio then a hotel room – a major plus in a city where the rooms tend to be on the small side. It was also beautifully decorated and kept spotlessly clean at all times with round the clock housekeeping.
But this paled in comparison to the service, which was simply the best I have ever experienced (and I have stayed at some top 5 star hotels). The perfect example of this is when I mentioned in passing that I had been bitten by a mosquito (they aren’t uncommon in Florence and I react badly to them). It was literally an off the cuff comment but when we returned from dinner they had fogged the reception and had kindly put free mosquito plugs in our room – I never even had to ask and I wasn’t bitten again. It’s this kind of service, where you don’t even have to ask, that made our 4-day stay so perfect.
My only minor complaint? It can be noisy if your room is located to the front of the hotel as it’s round the corner from a square where people hang out late into the night. It didn’t bother me as I’m a heavy sleeper but if it may be a problem for you just ask for a room out the back – this will give you the quiet stay you’re looking for.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Palazzo Vecchietti is a prestigious luxury residence where attention is paid to every singular detail. Ideal for spending memorable days directly in the centre of the city of Florence, in the heart of Tuscany. Located in a charming historical building, This luxury "home" offers top class comforts, in order to make you feel relaxed in a unique and refined environment, giving you the sensation of being "at home" thanks to the professional hospitality that you will be granted. Peaceful and quiet, Palazzo Vecchietti will be the setting for an unforgettable holiday in Florence: here our Staff will assist you and will become a fundamental part in the organisation of your days of relaxation with us. Thanks to all the staff at Palazzo Vecchietti you will be able to experience the suggestive atmosphere of our hotel. 14 Individual spaces honouring some of the most important Italian artistic figures, of which 5 suites and 2 apartments, on various levels. A unique location rendered by this historical palace in which it is located. Restructured by Giambologna in 1578 and finished off by the splendid work of the architect Michele Bonan, who was in part responsible for the furnishings and decor. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Palazzo Vecchietti Hotel Florence