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Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via dei Tornabuoni 1, 50122 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #3 of 460 Hotels in Florence
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17 hotel reviews
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“Why stay anywhere else?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

If you visit Florence this is the only place to stay. It comprises the top 4 floors of an old Florentine tower just downstream from the Ponte Vecchio.

The views from the two rooftop terraces are unrivalled and on a balmy moonlight night with a glass of very decent wine from the honour bar and my wife by my side I was in seventh heaven.

The staff are nothing less than wonderful, they even went to the trouble of DHLing my favourite old straw hat, inadvertently left in our room. Don't think hotel, think comfortable town house where you are a welcome guest, I can't wait for my next visit. They do only serve breakfast but quite honestly with so many top quality places to eat within a very short walk you wouldn't be dining in anyway.

One small warning, the hotel is right on the top fashion street in Florence, Ferragamo is opposite for example, so hide your wife's credit cards!!

Room Tip: Unfortunately you cannot prebook the rooms with private veranda, I have no idea why, however it'...
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  • Stayed May 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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tornabuoni_1, Direttore generale at Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Dear Guests,
thank you for the wonderful words you spent about the Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1.
It's such a pleasure to read comments as your and I'm glad you felt like welcome as in a town-house.
I should admit that when I come work every morning, I'm walking fast, in the wish to avoid the brilliance of shop windows!!
I look forward to welcome you again in Florence and we will be happy to assue the best available service.
Sincerely,

Maria Rita Bellini
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

The only mistake you can make with this hotel is not booking it. The location is amazing and very close to the major sightseeing spots. Furthermore, you can enjoy awesome views from the two terraces (views on the Ponte Vecchio and the Great Cathedral).

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- ancient tower hotel
- great breakfast buffet
- very helpful service guys
- free wifi

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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tornabuoni_1, Direttore generale at Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Dear Wallaceffm,
thank you for your kind comment on Tripadvisor.
I love the list of good point regarding the Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1 and I appreciate to extend the list, but, I want to surprised all the coming guests, so I'm not going to add points...
I really wish to welcome you in the future and please, contact me directly in order to assure the best available service.
Sincerely.

Maria Rita Bellini
General Manager
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

We recently stayed 6 nights at this hotel. The experience was first rate. The location of the hotel to the major tourist attractions was excellent nothing more than 5-6 minutes walk. The breakfast included was outstanding and the views of the Duomo, Bell Tower and Pitti Palace from the roof top breakfast/ bar area was very unique. Both the Airport and Railway station are located at minimal taxi fares, €23 and €13 respectively. Our room was a very good size and we cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. We would not hesitate to stay here when next in Florence

Room Tip: The bar available on the rooftop provides drinks at reasonable prices and it is a very pleasant way...
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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tornabuoni_1, Direttore generale at Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Dear Guest,
grazie for your kind comment on Tripadvisor.
Your suggestion about location with the taxi fair it's very important to have a better idea regarding distances in Florence, so I'ld like to add that, after you reach the Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1, you can forget taxis or transportation because everything is walking distance!
Please feel free to contact me directly and we relaly wish to welcome you again in Florence.
Sincerely,

Maria Rita Bellini
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here on our honeymoon. No frills in lobby, but amenities on roof are great. Feel like you are taken care. Few rooms in hotel makes for outstanding personal service. Would stay here again for sure.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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tornabuoni_1, Direttore generale at Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Dear Chris,
it was such a pleasure to have you as guests on this special occasion: your honeymoon!
We have only 19 rooms and it makes our service very personalized and attentive and I'm happy to see that you appeciate it.
I wish to have the opportunity to welcome for all the next anniversaries, in order to let you experience your honeymoon for all your life!
Please, feel free to call me anytime and we will be happy to offer a special service for your next visits of Florence.
Sincerely,

Maria Rita Bellini
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

This location is fantastic - directly on the Arno River and no more than a 10 minute walk from Florence's key sites (Duomo, Accademia, Uffizi Gallery). Our room was larger than expected, with a comfortable king bed and nice-sized bathroom. The hairdryer actually had some power behind it (unlike many of the other European hotel hairdryers I have experienced). We had a view of the Duomo dome, friendly, prompt, service and a clean, quiet room. The Antica Torre offers a daily breakfast and happy hour service and the view from the roof-top terrace cannot be matched by most hotels in Florence. I highly recommend!

  • Stayed January 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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tornabuoni_1, Direttore generale at Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Dear Tricia,
thank you for sharing your experience with all the Tripadvisor' friends.
I'm happy to hear that you find the Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1 in a wonderful location and about the room size, the service, breakfast and terraces.
I should inform that in Italy we have a strict law regarding security and the voltage in the bathrooms should be low, so this is the reasons we have safe haridryers.
Everything you may need, pleas efeel free to contact me directly anytime.
Looking forward to welcoming you in a next future,
All the best.

Maria Rita Bellini
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We loved to stay in this little and perfect hotel that seems more like a guesthouse. We enjoyed the location, near to the best stores in Firenze (Ferragamo, Prada, Gucci, etc) and also a 10 minute walking distance to the Duomo and the Pontes. Also, we enjoyed meeting the owner, Mrs Julia, that is a very nice person, as well as her hgusband.
The breakfast in the rooftop is a must sincxe yo can enjoy a beautiful view of the city. We cannot forget that this building is a medieval tower, built in the 1300. Very nice and we hope to back in Florence soon.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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tornabuoni_1, Direttore generale at Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Dear AnnaLee,
thank you for the wonderful comment you left onTripadvisor.
We are all proud to work in this historical building dated XIII century and we should thank the owners for our enthusiasm.
We really look to welcome you again the future and please, feel free to contact me directly.
Sincerely,

Maria Rita Bellini
General Manager
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

What a find! Fabulous hotel with a splendid view of the Arno River. Spacious suite with kitchenette and dining area. Helpful and friendly staff. Historic building with beautiful updates. Rooftop bar and breakfast dining with spectacular view of the Duomo. Don't miss miss the sunset. Very conveniently located. Close to train station.

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  • Stayed October 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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tornabuoni_1, Direttore generale at Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
Dear Guest,
what a wonderful comment about the ANtica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1.
We look forward to welcome you again and we wish to let you experience some other beautiful rooms with river view, as well, our Panoramic Suite that also has a private balcony on Lungarno!
Everything you may need, pleas efeel free to contact me directly in order to assure you always our best available service.
Sincerely,

Maria Rita Bellini
General Manager
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Address: Via dei Tornabuoni 1, 50122 Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#2 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#2 Green Hotel in Florence
#7 Family Hotel in Florence
#21 Business Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 4*
Number of rooms: 22
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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