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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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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Special Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We spent 5 nights at the Antica Torre during our April vacation. We loved this boutique hotel with it's spectacular rooftop terraces that offer views of all of Florence. Our room was a large suite overlooking the Santa Trinita bridge with views of the Arno. Our room was more like an apartment. It had a very large living room with sofabed and full eat-in kitchen, Staff was helpful, service was excellent and the location was perfect for touring all the major sights and shopping. A nice breakfast on the gorgeous rooftop terrace was included. We would love stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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tornabuoni_1, Direttore generale at Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Dear Cornellmom2,
Thank you for the wonderful feedback.
I'm happy to hear you would love to stay with us again, so if you will be back in Florence you know you have a "home far from home".
Looking forward to welcoming you again and soon,
All the best.

Maria Rita Bellini
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We recently had a 6-night stay at Antica Torre and couldn't have asked for more.
Our corner room was comfortable, clean, sufficiently large and had a direct view over Piazza Santa Trinita (with the duomo cupola in the background) and a partial view of the Arno.
The staff is outstanding. Everybody was extremely helpful and friendly.
Antica Torre's location is very convenient and within easy walking distance to all the important sights and the two roof top terraces are simply wonderful. At night, after the bartender is gone, it is still possible to enjoy a drink on the terrace using their honor system.
Instead of taking a taxi, we had arranged private transportation from and to the airport through the hotel and the driver was punctual, informative and very entertaining.
We highly recommend Antica Torre and will definitely stay there again next time we visit Florence.

  • Stayed April 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, July 11, 2013
Dear Sabine-CO,
thank you for choosing the Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1 for your stay in Florence.
I'm glad you appreciate the service of transfer with our private driver, honestly in almost 10 years we have never had a complain about the service!
Please, feel free to contact me anytime if you are planning to return in Florence soon,
Sincerely,

Maria Rita Bellini
General Manager
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

We stayed here the beginning of April for 3 nights. Excellent location and walking distance to all sights-- we walked to Pitti Palace, Boboli gardens, baslica de san miniato, piazza michelangelo, galileo museum, duomo, uffizi, the academy, and the train station! Room was a decent size for 2 people. A little odd scent everytime we would come back to the room--we found that it was the plug in air freshener so we just unplugged it and everything was better! Helpful staff. Gorgeous views from rooftop. Nice continental breakfast -- some gluten free options would be nice...I stuck to the yogurt, fruit and coffee. Otherwise I nice array of breads, pastries..etc. Get there early...I also found that hotels in italy do not stock hair conditioner so bring some if you need it! I would stay here again!

  • Stayed April 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, May 6, 2013
Dear Crna85,
thank you for sharing the experience in Florence with all the Tripadvisor's users.
I'm happy to inform that the scent you had in your room is a special fragrance produced in Florence by a famous company called Dr. Vranjes and we are proud to offer this amenity in the room with all Mediterranean flavours.
Breakfast is served on the top floor and we offer a wide selection of food, including eggs, bacon and wurstel and, much more it's a buffet breakfast with gluten free food upon request; so I'm afraid you did not mention it to our staff otherwise we would be glad to propose it suddenly.
We look forward to welcome you again in Florence.
Sincerely,

Maria Rita Bellini
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights on our honeymoon. The room was simple and very clean and the location is great. The rooftop terrace is fantastic with wonderful views! It was our favorite part of the hotel. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend this place.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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tornabuoni_1, Direttore generale at Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Dear Frank S,
we are proud you choose the Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1 for spending your honeymoon in Florence!
We look forward to welcome every year for your anniversary and we will be happy to apply special treatment for all the next time.
Looking forward to welcoming you in Florence again,
Congratulation.

Maria Rita Bellini
General Manager
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

I don't know what I can add that has not already been said about this amazing hotel. The location is great and the views from the rooftop have to be seen. We spent 4 nights here last week in the grand deluxe romantic room and it was wonderful. We had three windows that opened to the river. I also agree with all of the previous statements about the staff. Everyone was professional, friendly and really went out of their way to make sure you have everything you could need to enjoy Florence. I can't imagine a better place to stay in Florence.

  • Stayed April 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, May 6, 2013
Dear JL4350,
grazie for the precious comment about your recent stay at the Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1.
I should confess that the Grand Deluxe Romantic is really a unique junior suite with fine decoration: the beige and azure-striped walls offer a “Damasco” motif inspired by a historic eighteenth-century Florentine fabric.
We wish to let you experience for your next visit of Florence, a different but unique suite as the Library or the Renaissance Suite or our Panormaic Suite with a private balcony overlooking the river.
SIncerely,

Maria Rita Bellini
General Manager
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Florence was our favorite city and Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni was our favorite hotel. we were traveling with a two year old and the staff was amazing When we arrived there were toys in her room, a feature we have never experienced before. the wait staff at an excellent breakfast and the bar man in the afternoon met our every need. With two roof top terraces to relax on at the end of the day. The rooms were very well appointed, even included a blue ray player and the latest movies. As wonderful as the hotel was, the location is in the heart of the city yet very quiet at night. When we moved on to our next location we all said we wish we could go back.

  • Stayed April 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, May 6, 2013
Dear nmfMaine,
I'm full of pride reading the opinion of your stay at the Antica Torre di VIa Tornabuoni 1.
We do our best to offer always, the best possible service and, especially with kids, we always want to satisfy their needs, that's why we provide children's specific amenities such as cribs, changing tables, baby chairs, electrical plug ans much more, few toys!
I'm also glad to see that you appreciated the selection of DVDs we offer to all our guests with no extracharge, we will try to keep always our selection updated with all the new movies!
We look forward top welcome you back in the future,
Sincerely.

Maria Rita Bellini
General Manager
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

This hotel was the highlight of our trip to Italy. We stayed for four days and me and my husband felt every penny spent here is worthwhile. first and foremost, let me start by saying, the location is unbeatable! you are close to everything, walking distance to ponte vecchio, piazza de la signorina, Uffizi gallery, the views from the hotel is a guarded secret that I hope wont change, what a view of Florence!! From the staff, to the room, to the location and the views, you won't regret staying here!!. Now keep it a secret so we can keep sharing this fantastic place!!

Room Tip: Our room was perfect and I have a distinct feeling you can't get a bad room in this hotel!
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  • 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, May 6, 2013
Dear lissel c,
ssshhhhhhh: let's keep the secret!
I'm glad that the Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1 is an hidden gem and much more, I'm happy to confirm that the terraces and the bar are EXCLUSIVE for our guests only, that means, it's a special private place for our guests, and our guests will always have a seat and a table in their "own" terrace...
I wish to keep a seat for you in the Terraces for your next visit of Florence.
See you soon,

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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