My wife and I stayed at the Regency Hotel in Florence during our honeymoon. It was a wonderful place. The outside courtyard where you can eat breakfast every morning is unbelievably beautiful and peaceful. Our room was the nicest I've stayed in in Europe, with high ceilings, a king sized bed and a complimentary minibar. The front desk staff was very helpful, with useful suggestions on where to eat and how to avoid lines at popular tourist spots. The hotel was in a good location, in a quiet area that was right across from a park. It was nice not being in a busy touristy area, but at the same time it was less than a 10 minute walk to the Accademia and about a 15 minute walk to Santa Croce Church, The Uiffizi, Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo and pretty much anything else you would want to see. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone who is going to Florence.