My wife and I stayed at the Antica Torre at the suggestion of our travel agent, a native Italian who has stayed there several times and considered it a excellent hotel for lodging, food and location. We found that to be true, and then some. The location cannot be beat, the rooms are very nice and the terrace breakfast and cocktail bar have fantastic views and excellent food and drink. Best of all though, was the staff. We have never encountered a hotel staff so professional, so helpful, so friendly. Our flights from the States were delayed. We arrived at the hotel several hours late, knowing our limited stay meant we had to forgo the Accademia. No problem for the Antica Torre staff. Our agent had informed the hotel we would arrive late. A proactive staff arranged for us to drop off our things and go directly to the Accademia. Somehow they were able to have our reservations honored, hours past their scheduled time--not an easy task during the high season. Everyone of our questions about restaurants, directions—everything—were answered fully. It was as if they anticipated all of our anxieties. I’ve been studying Italian, and the staff demonstrated enormous patience with my level of skill. By the way, when I say staff, I refer to the superb people at the front desk, attentive cleaning and maintenance personnel and the first-rate service staff in the bar and terrace. Of course, the quality of any business flows from its management. That influence is pervasive at The Antica Torre. In summary, we found staying at The Antica Torre as close to being pampered in the company of close friends and family. We'll be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Antica Torre di Via de' Tornabuoni 1 in Florence is a stunning Historical Residence, centrally located in the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. The Residence is a Medieval Tower dating from the thirteenth century in elegant Via Tornabuoni, synonymous with the most prestigious brands of Florence. Most of the rooms have a wonderful and exclusive view of the city, the Arno River or of Via Tornabuoni with Santa Trinità square and bridge.All the rooms come fully equipped with all the creature comforts expected of a luxury establishment, including plasma television with Sat-TV, DVD player and free DVD library for our guests, complimentary wireless connection, telephone with direct phone lines, mini-bar, elettronic safe, air conditioning, heating, private bathroom with bath or shower and hair-dryer, slippers.On the rooftop terrace, a Mediterranean and American breakfast is served every morning on a rich buffet served with Richard Ginori porcelains, accompanied by hot beverages and fresh fruit juices. This is all framed by a unique and breathtaking panoramic view of Florence and the surrounding hills, that will contribute to start your day in the most pleasant way. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Antica Torre Di Via Tornabuoni Hotel Florence