Before we travelled to Italy we met someone in our home country who was a frequent traveller. When we said we were staying at the Four Seasons in Florence he just sighed and said, "ah, the Four Seasons Firenze - the best."
We now concur with that assessment. In a city that lacks space (narrow streets, with high dark walls become quite oppressive after a while), the Four Seasons is a haven. OK, the most important things about a hotel are in your room - and this place is very, very good in that respect - but this place is more like a resort hotel than a normal city hotel. The garden between the two buildings that make up the complex is a delight. And it's a large garden, where you could easily walk for an hour or more to enjoy its calm ambience or check out the high quality modern sculptures. The pool area is relaxing. The bar was very good - whether sitting outside on a balmy evening, or inside having a drink at the end of long days of art viewing.
And the staff were all simply wonderful. Friendly, helpful, thoughtful - they even remembered our drink preferences on the second night at the bar. My only criticism is that the piano player should stick to tinkling the ivories and not sing as well!
So if anyone now tells me that they are going to stay at the Four Seasons in Florence, I think that I too will just sigh and say, "ah, the Four Seasons Firenze - wonderful."
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Four Seasons Hotel Firenze. An enchanted city sanctuary in the midst of Florence, where an art-filled Renaissance palazzo and conventino frame a centuries-old private park. Relax amidst original frescoes and sculptured reliefs, graced by sunlight and airy garden vistas. Sip espresso under majestic trees, lounge by the open-air pool or bask in Italian spa secrets. Wonders of the Uffizi and Duomo are a stroll away. Tuscan hill towns beckon. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 4 Seasons Hotel Firenze
- Florence Four Seasons