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Hotel Brunelleschi
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza Santa Elisabetta 3 | Via De Calzaioli, 50122 Florence, Italy   |  
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“Good location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Stayed for 3 nights in a Deluxe Duomo View room on a b&b basis from the 1st of May, 2014.
Fantastic views of Duomo and bell tower. The hotel was very clean and comfortable, staff good and they helped us to get the best from our visit to Florence. Restaurant food was of a good standard and a reasonable price for a 4 star hotel. The location of the hotel is perfect for seeing the sights, but make sure you know how to find the hotel if you've never been before.

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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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GeneralmanagerFi, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Brunelleschi, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Dear Guest

We want to thank You for sharing Your experience at the Hotel Brunelleschi with us. All information and details that You have given will allow us to offer our guests a higher level of service.

We are very happy to learn that You appreciated the hotel, the staff, the Restaurant and the location.

We invite You to visit the Hotel Brunelleschi’s page on Facebook or the magazine in our web site to be kept up dated on latest news and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon at Hotel Brunelleschi.

Kindest Regards,

Rita Panebianco
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

The hotel is absolutely beautiful! The staff extremely happy and polite, the breakfast was lovely too, unfortunately we didn't get a chance to dine in the restaurant. Only one slight disappointment was we upgraded our room but it was still really small with nowhere to sit. It was spotless though, would certainly visit again and recommend to anyone.

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  • Stayed April 2014, 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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GeneralmanagerFi, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Brunelleschi, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thanks so much for staying with us and for your kind words—we are delighted to hear that you did like the hotel and that you appreciated the staff and the breakfast. Providing our Guests with the best possible hospitality has always been our main goal and we are more than pleased we have achieved it with you.

Thanking you again for your wonderful comments, we look forward to your next visit for another extraordinary experience and we invite You to visit the Hotel Brunelleschi’s page on Facebook or the magazine in our web site to be kept up dated on latest news.

Best regards

Rita Panebianco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

If you like to see the tourist spots of florence, this hotel is for you at at great location, right in the centre. This very old building has lots of great rooms with nice detalling. The staff is very supportive. but before you go there print the local map how to get there, it's not easy to find. This we encountered some trouble with the room, heating issue and the wifi reception isn't as good as it should be.

Room Tip: the larger rooms should have your focus. Some are small and have very little space in the bathrooms.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralmanagerFi, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Brunelleschi, responded to this review, May 14, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your comment; we are very pleased to learn how great you found the location and the staff.

We apologize for the wifi : usually the signal is excellent and with a line that travels at speeds of 6Mbps downstream and upstream with bandwidth guaranteed of minimum 2 Mbps.

The heating can be settled by the reception: our staff is always at our Guests’ service in order to let them have a pleasant stay in our Hotel.

We look forward to have you soon in Florence as our Guest and we invite you to visit our page Hotel Brunelleschi on Facebook to be kept up dated on latest news

Best Regards

Rita Panebianco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This is definitely one of the bets hotels in town. What does one expect from a hotel ? While this may depend on your objectives, for me the most important ones are a clean room (view and design are definitely an add-on), a good bed and a perfect breakfast to start the day with.
TThe Brunelleschi scores high on all elements. Espially the room I was given was more than just a "room". I had a little cormner with desk, extra TV (flat) screen and a comfotable sofa.
A large bedroom with very comfortable bed, complemetaty nespresso machine and a big bathroom with jacuzzi bathtub.
There was a large choice for breakfast but if the Brunelleschi wants to improve on something, a buffet with a larger choice is one such thing. The service was perfect, friendly and very efficient but I missed a bit the authenticity, the "warmheartedliness" that would bring it to to absolute top.
The location is very close to teh Dome and all other touristic areas.
I was not able to try the restaurant that was fully booked when I arrived. A pity, because we were recommended a restaurant in the neighbourhood that was not of the same level as we would expect.
The fourth floor might not be the best floor to be at as the floor just below is marger and when looking down, you see the roof below. One floor down gives a much better view of the street.
One little neagtive but beyond the control of the hotel : the streets were very noisy till 2:00 a.m. probably due to some festivities goin on but it prevented me from getting to sleep.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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GeneralmanagerFi, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Brunelleschi, responded to this review, May 8, 2014
Dear Guest

We want to thank You for sharing Your experience at the Hotel Brunelleschi with us. All information and details that You have given will allow us to offer our guests a higher level of service.

We are very happy to learn that You did like the location and the room and that you appreciated the service and the breakfast.

We invite You to visit the Hotel Brunelleschi’s page on Facebook or the magazine in our web site to be kept up dated on latest news and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon at Hotel Brunelleschi.

Kindest Regards,

Rita Panebianco
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London, UK
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Hotel Brunelleschi is a fantastic city centre hotel. We stayed two nights for our wedding anniversary and would struggle to find fault. We'd stayed at the Hotel Santa Maria Novella on a previous visit which was also wonderful, but for no specific reason decided to try somewhere else this time. The Brunelleschi seemed like good value compared with other 4-5* alternatives so we gave it a shot.

The hotel's slogan is 'The Heart of Florence' which is entirely appropriate - it's absolutely in the middle of the histroric centre: 2 minutes stroll to Duomo, 2 minutes to Palazzo Vecchio, 4 minutes to Effizi, 5 minutes to the river, 1 minute to Piazza Repubblica etc etc. It's. the. perfect. base. for all the major sights.

The hotel is beautifully designed - a combination of boutique chic and refurbished historic building - and immediately feels like a quality hotel. Our room was not particularly spacious but perfectly presented with high ceilings, super-comfy king size bed and a large flat screen tv. WiFi (free to guests) worked fine. Breakfast was superb with a wide choice at the buffet and fantastic cappuccinos delivered on demand. The service at the hotel was faultless and courteous.

I'd rate it as a genuine 5* experience that (when we booked at least) offered excellent value compared with some of the other 5* options. It's certainly no compromise: book it and be delighted!

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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GeneralmanagerFi, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Brunelleschi, responded to this review, May 8, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thanks so much for staying with us and for your kind words—we are delighted to hear that you did like the room and the hotel and that you appreciated the service and the breakfast. Providing our Guests with the best possible hospitality has always been our main goal and we are more than pleased we have achieved it with you.

Thanking you again for your wonderful comments, we look forward to your next visit for another extraordinary experience and we invite You to visit the Hotel Brunelleschi’s page on Facebook or the magazine in our web site to be kept up dated on latest news.

Best regards

Rita Panebianco
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This was a special break made even more special by the quality of the hotel. It had everythinf from a great location, top class service and excellent food.

The only thong that stopped me giving it a rating of excellent was the price of drinks which were excessive in my view. I would still go back though if in Florence

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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GeneralmanagerFi, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Brunelleschi, responded to this review, May 8, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your comment; we are very pleased to learn how great you found the location , the service and the food.

We look forward to have you soon in Florence as our Guest and we invite you to visit our page Hotel Brunelleschi on Facebook to be kept up dated on latest news

Best Regards

Rita Panebianco
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Stroud
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

How we were placed in the tower room I really dont know, but we had 360 degree views from the top of the hotel. Everything about this hotel is perfect, the service, the breakfast, the locality, I cant praise it enough. We loved it all, thank you!!

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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GeneralmanagerFi, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Brunelleschi, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Dear Guest

We want to thank You for sharing Your experience at the Hotel Brunelleschi with us. All information and details that You have given will allow us to offer our guests a higher level of service.

We are very happy to learn that You appreciated the service, the breakfast and the location.

We invite You to visit the Hotel Brunelleschi’s page on Facebook or the magazine in our web site to be kept up dated on latest news and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon at Hotel Brunelleschi.

Kindest Regards,

Rita Panebianco
Guest Relation
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Address: Piazza Santa Elisabetta 3 | Via De Calzaioli, 50122 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Florence
#14 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#18 Family Hotel in Florence
#20 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Brunelleschi 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Brunelleschi, in the heart of the Florence's historic center, is more than just one of the most beautiful luxury hotels in Italy. Its history, origins and location in the historic Pagliazza tower make it an absolutely charming location and the epitome of medieval Florence.It is a location of inestimable value chosen by an international literary master. ... more   less 
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