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Golden Tower Hotel & Spa
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza Strozzi 11r, 50123 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #13 of 461 hotels in Florence
London, England, United Kingdom
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“Lived up to expectations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

My opinions on Golden Tower are summed up very well by the fact that on check in day I arrived at 4 and didn't notice the time fly, while I enjoyed the room and Spa, till gone 7pm.

Room - large, clean and spacious. The service is impecable. We had been in the room just an hour when a pack of biscuits were delivered with compliments. When we returned to dinner we found the room had been tidied, the beds turned down (more biscuits) and our towels replaces with fresh dry ones!

Reception - friendly, impeccable English and happy to help.

Breakfast - possibly the first time I have liked a hotel breakfast.

Spa - clean, not too busy and included in the room price. So relaxing to pop down for a steam room or sauna after a long day sight seeing!

Location - excellent. Just a 10m walk from Firenze SMN train station and minutes from all the major sights and shopping.

Would definitely come back!

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Antonio P, Direttore generale at Golden Tower Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Dear Luoisa T,
thank you very much for your excellent review ancd are very happy you are so enthusiastic about Golden Tower Hotel and have appreciated all our services.
As for breakfast, even if we do not have much space, on our buffet you will find only high quality product as you mentioned.
Looking forward to welcoming back, we wish you all the best and remain with
our best regards,
antonio pellegrino - general manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

A well-appointed, clean and comfortable room, friendly and helpful staff, a delightful spa and an unbeatable central location. What more could anyone want? My only very minor complaint was that the room service menu was quite limited and the food arrived lukewarm, although it was quite good and the servers were very sweet and helpful. I'll definitely be revisiting this hotel with my family next time.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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GoldenTowerHotel, Direttore generale at Golden Tower Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Dear Guest,
many thanks for your positive review. We are more than happy that you spent wonderful time with us and thank you also for the advise, it will help us doing much better in the future as of course we have to improve everyday and your suggestions are very helpful.
Hoping to welcome back soon, we remain with our
best regards,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

This is by far the BEST hotel i have stayed in the staff are so friendly and helpfull, they give great suggestions for restaurants ! We are on our honeymoon and they suprised us with a bottle of champagne which was beautiful !
The rooms is fantastic very spacious and clean, bathrooms are new and clean ! They come into your room and draw your blinds and get your bed ready with biscotti and a card with a lullaby which i think is soooooo cute and nice! The buffet breakie is great huge varity of food!
The spa is so nice and you can get any beauty needs done just at the door step which is very handy!
Could not rate this hotel enough ! Would be my first choice again !

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GoldenTowerHotel, Direttore generale at Golden Tower Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Dear Cristina C,
Many many thanks for your review, we understand you have been very enthusiastic about your stay with us and believe us, we are very proud of this.
We do our best to make our Guest's stay as pleasant as possible.
Looking forward to welcoming back, we wish you all the best,
antonio pellegrino - general manager
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in December and could not fault it. Brilliant location for walking all around Florence. Very comfortable room and bed, marble bathroom. Friendly and efficient staff.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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GoldenTowerHotel, Direttore generale at Golden Tower Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Dear Noreen K,
thank you very much for your positive review, although concise it sent an excellent message.
We are glad you spent wonderful time with us and hope to welcome back in the very near future.
Best Regards,
antonio pellegrino - general manager
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

We stayed in this Hotel for three days and I would say we just loved the hotel.The staff was very polite and helpful.Prefect Spa treatments,very relaxing.The room is also very comfortable,especially the bed is very comfortable.
Good choice of breakfast.
Excellent location,all good restaurants near by.I would definately come back to stay in this hotel again.

  • Stayed December 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GoldenTowerHotel, Direttore generale at Golden Tower Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Dear Deepti-tourisim,
thank you very much for posting a positive review. We are very happy you spent wonderful time with us.
We look forward to welcoming back and we wish you a prosperous year,
antonio pellegrino - general manager
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I stayed 4 days in October. Excellent service with a great location. The helpful and friendly staff make the Golden Tower a superb choice. My cell phone charger broke in travel, the Golden tower provided a loaner when I asked the front desk where I could buy one. I found that we walked everywhere in Florence so believe me when I tell you that I found the whirpool, steamroom and sauna invigorating before setting out for the evening

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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GoldenTowerHotel, Direttore generale at Golden Tower Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Dear JoeDwhowantstobe,
thank you very much for posting a positive review.
We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us and you enjoyed also our little beautiful SPA.
We hope to welcome back and in the meantime we wish you all the best,
antonio pellegrino - general manager
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Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

We spent five nights at the Golden Tower in December for a special anniversary getaway. It lived up to its high ratings in tripadvisor, and it is the latest and best of the three 4-5 star hotels where we have stayed while visiting Firenze. Its central location is excellent for shopping and/or sightseeing. The breakfast buffet is superb, catering to tastes and customs across the world. One of the main reasons that this hotel stands out from the others is the happy and attentive staff, in particular Marco at reception, who could not do enough to help us. We did not use the spa, as we were kept busy visiting and shopping - perhaps next time, as we will likely stay here next time we visit.

The wifi internet access was excellent throughout the hotel, including our room.

A prior review said that the noise from across the square was too loud, and the hotel (and reviews) appear to targeted by/for the "young and hip". We disagree completely. Having stayed for five nights, we heard noise only once on Saturday night during a large street party that spread over several blocks. Our room faced the street/square area. The noise was not overly distracting (we were still able to fall asleep at our usual time - midnight). Indeed the party noise was much louder in the Piazza della Repubblica where the Savoy hotel is located, and the interior noise is less than what we've heard from comparably rated/priced hotels located on other Firenze piazzas. The other guests at the hotel ranged from young couples to much more mature ladies in their golden years, so do not be put off by that review as we almost were. We are so glad we chose the Golden Tower.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GoldenTowerHotel, Direttore generale at Golden Tower Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Dear Guest,
many thanks for posting such a positive and detailed review. This is the beauty of Tripadvisor which very often the best replies are given by our Guests and this can only demostrate that our reviews are genuine.
We wish all the best for the coming year and hope to welcome back ,
antonio pellegrino - general manager
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Address: Piazza Strozzi 11r, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Florence
#10 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#13 Family Hotel in Florence
#13 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#41 Business Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Golden Tower Hotel & Spa 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The newest boutique hotel settled in the heart of Florence at the side of the historic Palazzo Strozzi, suggests a new vision of luxury: a wonderful spa and a very joyful Health and Beauty center, Heavenly beds and the latest hospitality technology. Benefits of traditions plus the modern world solutions.The Golden Tower maintains luxury habits exploiting new service standards. ... more   less 
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