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Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni
Ranked #11 of 421 Hotels in Florence
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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“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
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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
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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
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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 21, 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
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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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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
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 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
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

My family, including 2 children (ages 12 and 8), stayed in the Panoramic Suite at this lovely hotel. We came from staying in a suite at the Intercontinental Paris Le Grand and this hotel did not disappoint!

As many reviews mention, the location can not be beat. Our lovely room was spacious, with a private terrace overlooking the Arno.

The rooftop terrace and restaurant is the place to be in Florence. The view from this terrace is spectacular, and the complementary breakfast is good. We were lucky to be in town for a fireworks show and the guests all gathered on the roof top balcony for the best seats in town.

But, a hotel is only as good as its staff, and in this area, this hotel is peerless. We didn't plan ahead and found that the horseback riding excursions (outside tour company) in Tuscany were sold out. The front desk began making calls in the morning, and found a driver who took us to a private ranch where we enjoyed a day of horseback riding. The driver also took us to a restaurant that had probably the best view in Tuscany.

The staff, especially the restaurant staff, made us feel like family. Always trying to do something special, and my children fell in love with them. Latiffa and others gave our children a special gift during our last breakfast before check out. My kids were almost in tears because they were so sad about leaving. ### To Latiffa, Madison and Austin say "hello" and they miss you ###

We continue to recommended this hotel to our friends and to anyone considering an amazing hotel (and staff) in Florence.

This hotel is a destination in itself.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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3 Thank TripForFour
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tornabuoni_1, Direttore generale at Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Dear TripforFour,
thank you for sharing your experience at the Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1.
First, I need to thank evrybody for the passion in theirjob and above all ,I'll thank Latifa for getting your son's stay in Florence so wonderful!
I look forward to welcome all your friends, and please, feel free to contact me directly for any information you may need.
Best Regards,

Maria Rita Bellini
General Manager
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Property: Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni
Address: Via Dei Tornabuoni 1, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Uffizi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#4 Green Hotel in Florence
#5 Business Hotel in Florence
#5 Spa Hotel in Florence
#9 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#15 Family Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We personally enjoy welcoming our guests, we wish to reinvent the concept of hospitality, and we have the inspiration to provide the warmth of home in every detail. This is how the Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1, Florence came to be: a tower-house built in the mid-12th century by the Guelph family of Ruggerini. At the beginning of the 20th century, this palace became "Pensione Piccioli," and quickly turned into a privileged residence for aristocrats and English writers. Closed after the Great War, Pensione Piccioli reopened in 2001, as a Period Residence called "Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1." Thanks to attentive restoration to preserve all its original charm, the evocative ambiance of the Palace on Via Tornabuoni has regained life and warmth. This magnificent complex is considered one of the typical "tower-houses" of Mediaeval Florence, and, to this day, it still preserves all its characteristic architectural elements: it is an admirable example of the human ability to convert buildings built for war into oases of peace, culture and hospitality. In this ancient tower, we have created a world of harmony, privacy, and attentiveness to our guests' needs. Luxury, peace, and beauty are all in traditional Italian style, and give the concept of comfort new aesthetics. Almost all rooms enjoy an enchanting view of the city or the Arno River, and all are furnished with the highest in comfort: satellite plasma TVs, DVD players, wireless internet connection, direct line telephone, minibar, electronic safe, air conditioning and heating, private marble bath with tub and/or shower, hair dryer, slippers and shoehorns, and Dr Vranjes scented essences. Some of the Rooms and Suites are decorated with a Renaissance flair: with frescoes, drapes in coloured precious fabrics, bathrooms in red Alcantara or Gold Calacatta marble, and romantic four poster beds. ... more   less 
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