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“Florentine Affair” 5 of 5 stars
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Regency Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza Massimo d'Azeglio, 3, 50121 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #74 of 463 Hotels in Florence
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“Florentine Affair”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Medium sized hotel near a park not in the center but within easy walking distance of the center of Florence.
Staff was superb caring and attentive and the best breakfast with a garden view.
Accommodations excellent and atmosphere so great that we could have just stayed inside for long periods of time.
The restaurant was excellent and they went out of their way to even open up for us a half hour earlier so we could make our reservations at the opera.
We were definitely "spoiled"

Room Tip: Our room faced toward the park and we would recommend that view
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  • Stayed May 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

We stayed for two nights at this hotel. While the staff were helpful and the breakfast was very good, we didn't like the location. It was too distant from the old town and the walk was quite tiring when we had to shop and walk to the hotel to keep our stuff and then walk back to the old town again. And the rooms were small and quite dated. We would choose another hotel in the old city Center for our next visit to Florence.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

We decided spontanousely to have lunch in the Relais Le Jardin restaurant (we couldn't sit outside in the nice patio with the beautiful lemon trees as it was heavenly raining).
Elegant setting, classy, very professional, attentative and perfectly trained service.
Sophisticated, international menu - we had the oven baked catch of the day with artichokes (seasonal vegetables), tremendous!!! As well the cheese selection for dessert and all the other courses. (We loved the delicious olive oil and the fresh bread / grissinis etc
Surprisingly there were almost no other guests, but we were quiet late for lunch and it was the week after Easter.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

We stayed at the Regency for three nights in June and found it perfect in every way. We were warmly welcomed and offered both a fine breakfast and very early entry into our room after flying through the night. The concierge is particularly attentive, taking considerable time to help us with local traveling arrangements and making sure we were comfortable in every way imaginable. The breakfasts are lovely with fresh fruit and fresh-baked croissants, along with a variety of other foods (including traditional American fare). The location is quiet, but walking distance from all parts of Florence. We will certainly return.

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  • Stayed June 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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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

This is a fantastic hotel in a lovely location with superb staff on hand to help. The Duomo is a pleasant 10 minute walk away; it overlooks a lovely green piazza which enables a peaceful nights' rest.
Breakfast was a wide choice to suit most palettes. Can't comment on the resaurant as we ate out but the menu looked appealing.
Our tickets for the musems were booked for us - a great queue buster!
Thank you for our lovely stay

Room Tip: Our room overlooked the hotel's garden so was quieter than the front of the hotel.
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  • Stayed April 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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Red Bank, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

My husband and I spent the main part of our stay in Italy at the Hotel Regency. Alessandro and his staff were amazing!!! They were so friendly and helpful. They made our stay so pleasant that I hated to leave. Alessandro booked tickets for us to the Accademia Gallery, he booked restaurant reservations, printed out our boarding passes for our return flight, sent someone to the train station to purchase our train tickets.... There was nothing we could ask that wasn't handled with a smile and with great efficiency. The hotel itself was a little slice of heaven. The room was extremely comfortable,clean, and we had a nice view of the park across the street. The hotel was beautifully decorated, and they served a wonderful breakfast every morning. I would definitely recommend this hotel, and I look forward to returning someday!

  • Stayed April 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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camberley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Excellent friendly and very professional hotel.
Nothing was a problem for the staff.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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We thank you for your feedback and for your nice review. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future! Best regards.
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Address: Piazza Massimo d'Azeglio, 3, 50121 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#35 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#38 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#145 Family Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Regency Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Once upon a time when the city of Florence was the Italian Capital, Hotel Regency served as a retreat to high government officials and ministers of the State. Today, the nineteenth century villa located in the heart of Florence is a five star property and a long time member of the prestigious “The Leading Hotels of the World”. The hotel overlooks pristine Piazza D’Azeglio, framed by monasteries, ancient cloisters, famous museums, the Synagogue and, even more impressive, maintains the private villa-like air, ensuring travellers a memorable experience.Affacciato su una delle più belle “piazze salotto” fiorentine, immerso nel verde e nella tranquillità, l’Hotel Regency conserva ancora il fascino vintage della residenza ottocentesca di ministri e alti funzionari, con l’atmosfera di una dimora privata di gran lusso. Collocato nel centro storico cittadino, in una posizione invidiabile, consente di godere della bellezza delle opere d’arte che rendono unica questa città come i palazzi rinascimentali, le chiese, i chiostri ed i musei tra i più prestigiosi al mondo. ... more   less 
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