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“My room was straight out of a movie” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Brunelleschi
Ranked #19 of 422 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Cornwall, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
57 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“My room was straight out of a movie”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

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.

Room Tip: My suite was to die for.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Anne B
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GeneralmanagerFi, Revenue Manager at Hotel Brunelleschi, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Dear Guest,

We appreciate your desire to share with us your experience at the Hotel Brunelleschi, it allows us to improve our services and to continue our commitment to meet our Guests’ expectations.
Your comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated and valued. They give us the opportunity to reflect on the current situation and to broaden our concept of hospitality.

We are very happy to learn that you really enjoyed our location, our exquisite room with its bed, its sitting room and its bathroom with the Jacuzzi bath. We are also happy to learn that you appreciated our balcony with its view on the city of Florence.

We regret to understand that you found poor our room service menu. In the Room Directory at section 4 we have a large selection of snacks, salads, desserts. We have also a Tuscan Menu available until 10.30 pm with a large selection of starter and main courses.

We invite You to visit the Hotel Brunelleschi’s page on Facebook or the magazine in our web site to be kept up dated on latest news and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon at Hotel Brunelleschi.

Kindest regards,

Beatrice Farioli
Management Office
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Diepenbeek, Belgium
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

Great venue and location in the heart of beautiful, ancient Florence. Very nice and comfortable rooms, relaxing start with the continental breakfast, very good restaurant and above all, service minded staff. Thanks for giving us a memorable stay

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Philippe D
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GeneralmanagerFi, Revenue Manager at Hotel Brunelleschi, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Dear Guests,

Thank you very much for your comment, it allows us to improve our services and to continue our commitment to meet our Guests’ expectations.

We are very pleased to learn how great you found our location in the heart of Florence, our comfortable rooms, our food service as breakfast and restaurant and the aptitude of our staff.

We invite You to visit the Hotel Brunelleschi’s page on Facebook or the magazine in our web site to be kept up dated on latest news and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon at Hotel Brunelleschi.

Kindest regards

Beatrice Farioli
Management Office
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Campinas SP
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

The staff at the hotel went out of their way to make our stay memorable. The hotel is superb. The room and service were perfect. It is a mixture of the old with the comfort of the new. An excellent combination.
It was a memorable experience. I plan to stay with them again next time I am in Florence.

Room Tip: I suggest you get a room at the fifth floor because the view is magnificent.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank deegiralo
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GeneralmanagerFi, Revenue Manager at Hotel Brunelleschi, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Dear Guests,

We want to thank You for sharing Your positive experience at the Hotel Brunelleschi with us. We can assure you that the information You have taken the time to provide us with will help to improve our quality of service. All information and details that You have given will allow us to offer our guests a higher level of service. Your comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated and valued. They give us the opportunity to reflect on the current situation and to broaden our concept of hospitality.

We are very glad to learn that you found our Hotel superb, our room and our service perfect. We are pleased to learn how our staff made your stay memorable.

We would be honored to have You as our guests again in the future. In the mean time we invite you to visit the Hotel Brunelleschi’s page on Facebook or the magazine in our web site to be kept up dated on latest news.

Kindest regards,

Beatrice Farioli
Management Office
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

The hotel is well worth it's 4 star rating. It's location is superb-most major attractions are within walking distance and despite the proximity of a busy walking thoroughfare it is in a quiet and secluded side street.The facade emits character,the layout ingenious and decor tasteful while the overall ambience exudes calmness. Meals and services are of a high standard and features like beds being turned twice a day and weather forecasts for your stay being left in your room gives you an idea of the quality of service.( A minor irritation being a lack of drawer space - just a high open shelf)
With regard to Florence sightseeing- I would dispense with the three day Forenzi museo card. I think this would lead to stress whereby one will try to fit in as many museums as one could; The Uffizi alone will take four or five hours! Rather I would recommend relying on the helpful hotel concierge to supply the individual tickets for specific museums which allows you to enter without prolonged queueing. The unreserved queues are horrendous and this was the low season! Also, instead of the camponiles why not walk to the Piazzale Michelangelo where you have unrivalled views of the city and it's medieval walls?
I heartily recommend this hotel. Paul Brennan

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank PAUL B
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GeneralmanagerFi, Revenue Manager at Hotel Brunelleschi, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Dear Paul Brennan,

We want to thank you for sharing your experience at the Hotel Brunelleschi with us.

We can assure you that the information you have taken the time to provide us with will help to improve our quality of service. All information and details that you have given will allow us to offer our guests a higher level of service. Your comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated and valued. They give us the opportunity to reflect on the current situation and to broaden our concept of hospitality.

We are very happy to learn that you enjoyed our superb and central location in its calm place. We are glad to understand that you appreciate our high standard meals and service and our room.

We invite You to visit the Hotel Brunelleschi’s page on Facebook or the magazine in our web site to be kept up dated on latest news and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon at Hotel Brunelleschi.

Kindest regards,
Beatrice Farioli
Management Office
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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

We had a great experience at the Brunelleschi Hotel! It is in the perfect location - close to all the turistic sites, The staff was super helpful and friendly. The room was large, with very modern features, clean and with big bathrooms . . The breakfast had a large variety of options, and the service was excellent. The hotel's dining/lounge facilities are first rate with highly experienced staff and amazing food! We cannot say enough about this hotel overall - an incredibly positive experience.

Room Tip: Our room (412) was excellent,
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Rita M
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GeneralmanagerFi, Revenue Manager at Hotel Brunelleschi, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Dear Guests,

We want to thank You for sharing Your experience at the Hotel Brunelleschi with us. We can assure you that the information You have taken the time to provide us with will help to improve our quality of service. All information and details that You have given will allow us to offer our guests a higher level of service. Your comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated and valued. They give us the opportunity to reflect on the current situation and to broaden our concept of hospitality.

We are very happy to learn that You enjoyed Your stay at Hotel Brunelleschi, that You appreciated our central location, our helpful and friendly staff, our modern and large room and its clean bathroom. We are glad to know that you enjoyed our breakfast service and the hotel’s dining and lounge facilities and staff.

We invite You to visit the Hotel Brunelleschi’s page on Facebook or the magazine in our web site to be kept up dated on latest news and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon at Hotel Brunelleschi.

Kindest Regards,

Beatrice Farioli
Management Office
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California
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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

After scouring what seemed like a million reviews on TripAdvisor, we chose the Hotel Brunelleschi for our 5 night stay in Florence, Italy. I am so glad that we did! The location cannot be beat and the service is outstanding. We stayed in an Deluxe room the first night and it was beautiful. The bed was very comfortable. Since we were on our honeymoon, we decided to upgrade to the Pool Suite for the remaining 4 nights. We were blown away with the suite (its 3 floors) and its view. Waking up to see the Duomo out our window was incredible and the deck with the spa was so much fun! Not to mention the bathroom that is larger than a studio apartment (complete with HUGE Jacuzzi tub). We ate dinner at the Tower restaurant and it was very good. Breakfast each morning as great. There were many delicious choices and the coffee was amazing. The Concierge at the front desk was also very helpful with restaurant choices and he set up our reservations to the Uffizi and Academia as well. We could not have asked for more and cannot wait to return to this hotel! Thank you Hotel Brunelleschi!

Room Tip: Ask for the Pool Suite if its available!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SaraMarieCalifornia
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GeneralmanagerFi, Revenue Manager at Hotel Brunelleschi, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Dear Guests,

We want to thank You for sharing Your positive experience at the Hotel Brunelleschi with us. We can assure you that the information You have taken the time to provide us with will help to improve our quality of service. All information and details that You have given will allow us to offer our guests a higher level of service. Your comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated and valued. They give us the opportunity to reflect on the current situation and to broaden our concept of hospitality.

We are very happy to learn that you found our Concierge helpful, that you appreciated our location, our Pool Suite with Jacuzzi and with a wonderful view on Duomo, our Tower restaurant and our great breakfast .

We are very glad that You enjoyed Your stay with us and we would be honored to have You as our guests again in the future. In the mean time we invite you to visit the Hotel Brunelleschi’s page on Facebook or the magazine in our web site to be kept up dated on latest news.

Kindest Regards,

Beatrice Farioli
Management Office
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Potomac, Maryland
Level Contributor
56 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

Enjoyed our 3-day stay in this beautiful, well-located hotel. The first room offered was a bit small (the king-size bed seemed to take up 90% of the space), but the front desk quickly and graciously moved us to a much nicer, more spacious room. Only quibble was with the phone booth-sized shower. The staff was very helpful, particularly with great restaurant recommendations. The breakfast, included in our room rate, was delicious, abundant, and in a beautiful room. We'd highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Sherry K
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GeneralmanagerFi, Revenue Manager at Hotel Brunelleschi, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Dear Guests,

We want to thank You for sharing Your experience at the Hotel Brunelleschi with us. We can assure you that the information You have taken the time to provide us with will help to improve our quality of service. All information and details that You have given will allow us to offer our guests a higher level of service. Your comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated and valued. They give us the opportunity to reflect on the current situation and to broaden our concept of hospitality.

We are very happy to learn that You enjoyed Your stay at Hotel Brunelleschi, that You enjoyed our staff and our delicious and abundant breakfast.

We invite You to visit the Hotel Brunelleschi’s page on Facebook or the magazine in our web site to be kept up dated on latest news and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon at Hotel Brunelleschi.

Kindest Regards,

Beatrice Farioli
Management Office
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Property: Hotel Brunelleschi
Address: Piazza Sant'Elisabetta, 3, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Florence
#12 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#16 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#16 Family Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Brunelleschi 4*
Number of rooms: 96
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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