We stayed here during our recent trip to Florence. This place is a true gem - short 10 minute walk from the train station. Reception staff is incredibly accommodating and very helpful, rooms are beautiful and very quiet and you just cant beat the location. Literally right by the Ponte Vecchio in the middle of everything!
As soon as we arrived we were greeted by the reception staff, they took care of our luggage and gave us tour of the place. It was built in 13th century and owned by the same family until 18th century and was later converted into a hotel. Roof top terrace is beautiful - incredible views of Arno river, Duomo and you can watch sunset from there. They have full service roof top bar, which is also equipped with an awesome coffee machine - and run on "honesty system" meaning you make your own drink and just fill out little piece of paper letting them know what you had so it can be charged to your room upon checkout.
Breakfast buffet was also great and had alot of options. This place has solid complimentary wifi - which was important to us, so we could face time with our kids.
I saw comment on no shower - we had regular room, it was a bit small, but super cute and full of character and we did have a shower (no bath tub).
They even let us leave our luggage there in depository for 2 days while we went to Cinque Terre, so we didnt have to bring all our bags with us, which would have been quite a hassle.
All in all - great property I would highly recommend.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Antica Torre Di Via Tornabuoni Hotel Florence