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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 #5 of 461 hotels in Florence
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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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“Just Perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We stayed 4 nights at this wonderful hotel. From the minute that we arrived we were made to feel welcome. All the staff are friendly and helpful - without exception.

We stayed in a grand deluxe room with a wonderful view of the Duomo and central Florence. It was spacious, clean and well appointed - the bathroom was also everything that you would want it to be.

As other reviewers have stated, the terrace space is truly wonderful. Breakfast is served here (all freshly prepared that morning) and the views of Florence are fantastic. There are two terraces, one with a view of all the attractions of central Florence and the other overlooking the reach of the River Arno as it flows through the city.

After this experience, we will not be staying in any other hotel in Florence - its just perfect!

  • Stayed March 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, March 25, 2013
Dear R_S_201,
thank you for staying only at the Antica Torre di VIa Tornabuoni 1 for all your next visit of Florence!
I'm glad you had a wonderful experience from the arrival to your departure and I'm happy you realized that everything at breakfast is made in the morning, from the bread to the cakes.... we are proud to offer fresh, seasonable, local, healty food for pour guests.
Please, feel free to contact me anytime, in order to offer you the best available service.
Sincerely,

Maria Rita Bellini
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

3 Glorious nights in Florence in this wonderful hotel. Upon arrival we were welcomed warmly and from then on treated like royalty by very helpful receptionista and staff. Rooms divine but the cherry is the ROOFTOP view from where you see the river and bridges. Sunset is picture perfect from there. We were also upgraded and loved every moment of the luxury and once again realized you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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, March 25, 2013
Dear daleen51,
grazie for your wonderful words.
I'm proud to read that you felt treated by royalty, as well that you received a warm welcome; in fact, we all love our job and we personally love open our doors to the guests and let them discover the Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1 and the terraces.
I wish to have the opportunity to host you again in Florence and pleas,e feel free to contact me directly anytime.
Yours Faithfully.

Maria Rita Bellini
General Manager
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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

We spent 3 nights at the Antica Torre in early November, and were very impressed with the hotel. Its location is wonderful, and the rooftop vista can’t be beat. Our room, a grand deluxe double, was wonderfully decorated and felt very plush. It also offered a lot of space, which was very nice.
There is a nice spread for breakfast, including an assortment of crostini. We loved eating breakfast on the rooftop veranda as well as enjoying drinks up there in the evening. The staff was more than helpful in making dinner reservations (as well as giving recommendations), and also trying to help us get into some of the busier sights in the city (a recommendation: make reservations for the Academia and the Uffizi in advance, even if you’re going in low season as we were).
While parts of Florence (the city center) were almost too crowded to enjoy, the Antica Torre provided a nice place in which to take a break from the chaos. From the rooftop, it’s easy to imagine what the city must have been like hundreds of years before it became the tourist landmark it is currently.

  • Stayed November 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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tornabuoni_1, Direttore generale at Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Dear SoapBoxDerby,
thank you for sharing your opinion about our Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1.
I should confess that I feel everyday what you described "While parts of Florence (the city center) were almost too crowded to enjoy, the Antica Torre provided a nice place in which to take a break from the chaos" - our Roof Top Terrace is a peaceful oasis in town!
I really wish to welcome again in Florence and I'll be happy to provide you the best available service ever.
Regards,

Maria Rita Bellini
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

A new hotel for me in Florence. We travelled in winter and thought the sunny roof terrace would be a loss - however we arrived in Florence to beautiful sunshine and made the most of the beautiful terrace. Brilliant!! Upon arrival were we're shown our rooms which had kindly been grouped together and our up-grade was very much appreciated!! The rooms were just beautiful and quiet and well-appointed. Free wifi. All clean and the beds comfortable!! Breakfast was lovely and the staff always so attentive and friendly. Great value for money. The location is excellent and easy walking distance to everything really!! Not far from the Ponte Vecchio - but it is quiet. Lovely rooftop views 360degrees. I cannot recommend this hotel more highly - will definitely be returning!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, March 25, 2013
Dear AnnaAussie,
thank you for the kind comment you made in Tripadvisor.
I'm glad you appreciated all our services and amenities and much more the upgrade, in fact, it's always a pleasure to offer a free upgrade in case of special anniversary or special occasions.
Please, feel fre to contact me anytime in case you'll come back in Florence and I'll be happy to assure the best possible treatment.
Sincerely,

Maria Rita Bellini
General Manager
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We've just recently returned from a wonderful trip to Florence and this hotel was the icing on the cake.
The Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni is a beautiful little hotel, within easy walking distance from the railway station and most of the major attractions in Florence. We walked everywhere and nothing was too far away. We had a lovely room with our own balcony which was very nice. The views from the two rooftop terraces are superb and are a nice place to relax with a drink. All of the staff are very friendly and helpful and make you feel very welcome and I would like to thank them for helping to make our stay so enjoyable. We wanted to go to a good restaurant for a nice meal on Valentines night and were recommended one by the reception staff which they booked for us and we were not disappointed. We sat at a table right by the Arno river overlooking the Ponte Vecchio bridge and had a delicious meal and a great night which we will never forget. The breakfast was very good, normal continental breakfast but they also did sausages, crispy bacon and scrambled egg. All in all, a great little hotel which we would definitely return to the next time we go to Florence.

  • Stayed February 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, March 22, 2013
Dear purplehouse59,
Thank you for the wonderful opinion you shared with many other travellers about the Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1.
I'll thank all the staff for the suggestion they gave you on St. Valentine's and I wish we will have the opportunity to suggest more local place for wonderful meals on your next visit of Florence.
Best Regards,

Maria Rita Bellini
General Manager
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni has been our home away from home on our last two visits. We love the location, the staff, and the elegant design. The hotel is on the Arno across from Ferragamo and is within easy strolling distance of a number of remarkable restaurants. We love the view from the roof terrace and the delicious breakfast served there in the mornings. There is also a very capable bartender there in the evenings. Our next stay in Florence will definately be at Antica Torre.

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  • Stayed November 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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tornabuoni_1, Direttore generale at Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Dear GaryInman,
it's a pleasure to see that this was your second stay at the Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1!
We wish to have the opportunity to welcome again in the future so you'll discover all the news coming in our Tower.
Kind Regards,

Maria Rita Bellini
General Manager
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

If you want to eat breakfast with a view of one of the iconic scenes in the world, stay here. The roof top terrace has 2 sides, one overlooking the arno and 1 overlooking the duomo. We were stuck as to which view we wanted most, both were fantastic.

The view isn't the only plus of this hotel though. The staff are fantastic. Helpful doesn't even begin to explain their service. They had sorted a great restaurant for our first night and also gave us directions to a trattoria away from the tourists for lunch the next day.

You get the best of both worlds here. It's close the the Florence tourist sights but also you can walk across the bridge over the river to get away from the tourist traps and eat like a local.

Our room was spacious with a bath and a separate shower. Big tv too if that's your thing.

Perfect

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 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, March 22, 2013
Dear hoggat,
grazie for your comment and for your words regarding the view from our terrace - I'm from Florence and I should admit it's probably the best I've never seen in my life!
We wish to welcome you again in the future and we will be happy to recommend more great restaurant and trattoria in town.
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 ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Florence
#3 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#4 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#10 Family Hotel in Florence
#14 Business Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 4*
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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