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“Great location very noisy room” 2 of 5 stars
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Palazzo Vecchietti Suites and Studios
5.0 of 5 Villa   |   Via Degli Strozzi, 4, 50123 Florence, Italy   |  
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“Great location very noisy room”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The Palazzo is very well located for shopping and sighting and the room was well decorated but... we were unfortunate to have room 209. At 7 am we were awoken by traffic and felt like we were sleeping near a major road. The windows are clearly not double glazed! What a pity when you plan a nice week end in Florence. Additionally, the breakfast room is friendly if you like taking your breakfast around a single large 20 people table...otherwise you'd better order room service. Finally, when we left the staff asked if we were satisfied, when they heard we had had room 209 they said they knew it was noisy...

Room Tip: Not 209! Ask for a balcony one.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PalazzoVecchietti, Direttore generale at Palazzo Vecchietti Suites and Studios, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Dear Guest,
we really thank you so much for your time spent in writing your experience in Palazzo Vecchietti.
Our Guest’s reviews are very important for us as to improve our quality standard and it encourage us to satisfy Guest’s needs in the better way. We are really sorry to learn about your noisy room. Unfortunately we did not experienced before about this kind of matter.We hope to have the chance in the next future to welcome you again and it will be our care to accommodate you and upgrading you in the quietest room avaialable.

Yours faithfully.
Alessandra Giusfredi
General Manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed my 6 days and nights at the Palazzo Vecchietti in Florence, Italy.
The hotel was conveniently located in the center of everything.
The breakfasts were beautifully displayed and served to my liking. The staff friendly and willing to make suggestions for meals that were within walking distance. Accomodations were very pristine and felt good. I didn't have a window to the outside and that would be my only complaint.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

This gorgeous hotel welcomed us after our reservation was not fulfilled by the Brunellschi. The service is fantastic all around and we can't wait to return. Located in the heart of Florence, this Palazzo provides you with personable service and stunning rooms.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Our stay in Florence was wonderful, but staying at this quiet oasis in the center of the city made this possible. August in Florence is a mess. . . awash with tourists and makes the city take on a sweaty Disneyland quality. There is a reason why the natives flee at this time of year. Walking into the Palazzo Vecchietti was a wonderful respite from this bustle and made all of that street chaos melt away. Impeccable service and terrific room with every imaginable amenity.

Room Tip: Nearly all the rooms are perfect. I suggest the 2nd Piano
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PalazzoVecchietti, Direttore generale at Palazzo Vecchietti Suites and Studios, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Dear Guest,
we really thank you so much for your time spent in writing your experience in Palazzo Vecchietti.
Our Guest’s reviews are very important for us as to improve our quality standard and it encourage us to satisfy Guest’s needs in the better way.
Hoping to welcoming You again in our Hotel, the Management and all the Staff remain,
Yours Faithfully.
Alessandra Giusfredi
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Excellent hotel from all aspects, all new furniture & bathrooms, spacious rooms ( unusual for this price range in Europe) ,very clean, superb customer service & very friendly staff. All front office staff, were very helpful, and all their recommendations for places to visit and restaurants were perfect.just at the corner of Piazza De Repubblica.
Thank you everyone at Palazzo Vecchietti for making our stay so special.
Strongly recommended

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PalazzoVecchietti, Direttore generale at Palazzo Vecchietti Suites and Studios, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Dear Guest,
we really thank you so much for your time spent in writing your experience in Palazzo Vecchietti.
Our Guest’s reviews are very important for us as to improve our quality standard and it encourage us to satisfy Guest’s needs in the better way.
We’ve appreciated your comments about our Staff and the quality of our rooms. Of course our location it’s really a plus as we’re a few steps away from all the major attractions of Florence.
Hoping to welcoming You again in our Hotel, the Management and all the Staff remain,
Yours Faithfully.
Alessandra Giusfredi
General Manager
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Wellington, New Zealand
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

This was a return visit to Palazzo Vecchietti for us and I am so pleased to say that the experience was even more special than the first time. The concept, the approach, the facilities, the decor etc are superb; being welcomed by the staff as if we were returning home, made the experience priceless.
The Palazzo is located 50m from Piazza della Repubblica, around 300m to the Piazza del Duomo, and approximately 500m to the Piazza della Signoria and the Uffizi Galleries. This is the perfect location for exploring Florence.
This historical building has been sympathetically restored and decorated. The old is blended with the modern in a carefully considered manner. The furnishings and decor have been handled in an understated and elegant manner - a true representation of the Florentine aesthetic and way of life. Attention has been paid to the smallest of details, from the art works to the cashmere blanket, from the refreshing welcome Proseco to the quality ingredients of the breakfast table.
Once again we stayed in the Petrarch Suite. Its size, facilities and comfort made our stay very special indeed. The rooftop terrace provided the perfect location to enjoy a glass of wine and anti-pasti in the evenings.
What truly sets Palazzo Vecchietti aside from most establishments is the quality of the service. We were very happy to see Paolo again. His service and genuine desire to make our trip special, are unique and most appreciated. Francesca, Valentina and Paolo responded to every request, no matter how tedious, with the utmost of grace and willingness to oblige. Restaurant recommendations and bookings were made in advance. As we would return exhausted from our explorations and weary from the heat of the day (some days temperatures sat at around 35C), our requests for changes in restaurant bookings were managed in the most professional manner.
A day's adventure to Siena, Monteriggioni and San Gimignano was organised by the staff. Our driver Francesco made the trip very special indeed. The late lunch he recommended at a boutique vineyard was outstanding. I can highly recommend getting Palazzo Vecchietti to organise such experiences on your behalf.
I can highly recommend Palazzo Vecchietti for your Florence stay. We will most certainly be returning here!
Thank you everyone at Palazzo Vecchietti for making our stay so special once again!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NathanPV, Direttore at Palazzo Vecchietti Suites and Studios, responded to this review, July 21, 2012
Dear TheKiwiWanderers,

it has been such a pleasure meeting you again in Palazzo Vecchietti!
There are not so many words to express our appreciation about your experience with us, we are so pleased that you had a special stay than the first time!
Petrarca Suite is a very magic room with the private terrace where you can enjoy a sunset or a sunrise or just drink a Chianti glass of wine.
We try to improve our services and quality every day and our Staff is completely at Guest disposal for suggestions, recommendations and to offer them a special and unforgettable stay in Florence!
We really hope you will have the chance to come and stay again with us,

All the best
Warm regards

Alessandra Giusfredi
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

I had been to Florence before and fell in love with it. Now returning I was bringing my girlfriend to show her why I love it so much. Obviously I wanted the experience to be one she would never forget, and the Palazzo Vecchietti made it just that.

The hotel is located in the heart of Florence under the arch of the Palazzo del Repubblica, literally halfway between the Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio. On arrival we were welcomed by the extremely helpful and friendly manager (Paul) and porter who took care of our car and baggage. As the hotel is so wonderfully centrally situated, we didn't bother with the car until we had to leave and walked wherever we needed.

As it was about 35 degrees outside it was wonderful to walk under the 1000+ year old wall, the remnants of the initial Vecchietti residence, into the climate controlled atrium that is the heart of the hotel. You have the choice of taking the lift or walking up the wide stone staircases to your room.

During check in we were provided with the option of complimentary drinks, of which we chose two glasses of lovely sparkling white wine (perfect for taking the edge of after navigating Florence's tight one way streets full of pedestrians). The manager told us about hotel services, including the ability for them to book a private winery tour in Tuscany with a chaffer driven mercedes.

The manager took us to our room (the Donatello Suite) which left us without words. The first thing you notice is how big the suite is. There is the bedroom, a bag lobby, the lounge room, and bathroom. All rooms are joined by a large hallway. The room was so beautifully furnished, with wooden floors, dark purple velvet drapes, matching lounge suites, 13 foot high ceilings with art, mirrors and bookshelves making it feel like you're staying in a palace.

Both the bedroom and lounge have LCD TVs with heaps of channels including pay per view. The lounge room has a kitchenette which provides a Nespresso machine with complimentary coffee as well as full cooking facilities and utensils if you wish to cook for yourself (including dual hotplates and a dishwasher). The hotel also has room service, a mini bar and serves breakfast either in your room or at the breakfast area on the third floor.

All the bathroom products are bespoke to the hotel, with double basins and separate toilet/bidet as well as roomy shower area (which easily fits two).

After staying at the Palazzo Vecchietti, I would really be doing myself a disservice to stay anywhere else when I return to Florence. I highly recommend if you are planning a romantic getaway for two in Florence, seriously consider the Palazzo Vecchietti. Truly spectacular.

Room Tip: If you are lucky, try to book a room with a terrace. Speak to the hotel to try to get one (there is...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Direttore at Palazzo Vecchietti Suites and Studios, responded to this review, July 16, 2012
Dear Guest,
we really thank you so much for your time spent in writing your experience in Palazzo Vecchietti.
We consider Guest’s reviews very important for us as to improve our quality standard and it encourage us to satisfy Guest’s needs in the better way.
We’ve appreciated your comments about the welcoming you’ve received upon arrival , the pleasant stay in Suite Donatello and the quality of our Breakfast in the morning. Of course our location it’s really a plus as we’re a few steps away from all the major attractions of Florence.
Hoping to welcoming You again in our Hotel, the Management and all the Staff remain,
Yours Faithfully.
Alessandra Giusfredi
General Manager
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Address: Via Degli Strozzi, 4, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 236 Specialty Lodging in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Palazzo Vecchietti Suites and Studios 5*
Number of rooms: 14
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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