I want to give this hotel a top score over all but I have decided, in the pursuit of excellence for the solo traveller, not to. I had the most exquisite room with floaty voile drapes around the bed, a separate sitting room and a large luxurious bathroom with an ever so slightly aggressive Jacuzzi bath. I had a balcony and french doors on one side and a view of the duomo on the other. It was all romantically floaty, veiled and shuttered and I loved it. The night views were gorgeous. Back down to earth, the location is fabulous - you can walk anywhere, to either side of the Ponte Vecchio and it is all romantic and delightful. Centuries ago the tower was buit as a prison for women but there are no spooky overtones or troubled hauntings. As a solo traveller my only knock is a poor room-service menu - when we will ever get anything other than a burger? It is just so difficult to eat in a restaurant on your own. Otherwise there is nothing to criticize.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our 4-star Hotel in Florence overlooking Brunelleschi's Cathedral is firmly established as one of the best and most famous hotels in downtown.The highly sought-after Uffizi Gallery, together with many other Museums and other primary attractions, are all within close distance. The 96 bedrooms and suites are equipped with all amenities and features of a charming property such as direct dial telephone, Internet Access, Satellite TV and in-room minibar. Wireless connectivity is available throughout, including our conference areas and the American Bar. The 4-star Brunelleschi Hotel originates from the recovered invaluable historic structures of the ancient tower named 'Pagliazza' and the medieval church of San Michele in Palchetto. For those who love going back to the past, our very own Private Museum, with exhibits unveiled during the reconstruction project, is a moment not to be missed. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Brunelleschi Hotel Florence