Domux Home Ricasoli
What We Love
- Explore the charms of Florence with a luxury apartment stay, right in the historic centre Having your own plush apartment in the centre of the city
- Tucking into a traditional Florentine Steak with a glass of Tuscan red
- Seeing Michelangelo’s David – he’s practically your neighbour after all
What To Know
- Feels more like a slick Italian pad than a hotel room
- It's a five-minute walk from all of Florence's main sites
- Free WiFi
Nestled in the serenely beautiful landscapes of Tuscany is the charismatic city of Florence, a place steeped in the granduer of old. Ornate and impressive architecture looms over galleries that are bursting with some of the finest examples of European art in the world. Historical wonders pepper the city and the temptation of an authentic Italian gelato is always just moments away.
Ricasoli Luxury Palace is set in the midst of it all, with a covetable address on Via Ricasoli – the same street on which Michelangelo’s David lives, no less. You really couldn’t be more enveloped in the city than here, and so much of the Florence’s sights are within easy walking distance, including heavy hitters like The Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery and Ponte Vecchio.
The One Bedroom apartments at Ricasoli Luxury Palace offer a pleasing balance of the contemporary and the traditional throughout their interior design. Each exudes a timeless elegance that effortlessly reflects Italy’s flair for all things ‘style’. You can live like a local in these plush surrounds, but with some rather lovely extras, such as an emotional shower and a mini pool.
How to Get There
For the price, very disappointing quality and service. Spartan (though clean) rooms, with no amenities and adequate bathroom facilities. Location not terribly convenient to usual attractions, check in/check out hospitality marginal. The quality breakfast and service a redeeming feature.
I agree with much of what Mick18 reviewed. Our room was spacious, but same problems in bathroom and the fittings & fixtures very dated and worn. The staff were great and also happy with buffet breakfast, but definitely not a 4 Star.
I am currently staying at Palazzo Ricasoli in Florence with my wife. The hotel is within close walking distance to central Florence and the train station. It is just far enough that it's a bit quieter but also in an area which is a little run down. The exterior of the hotel is nice and staff are great. We have been eating the breakfast buffet and are happy with that also.
Unfortunately the room is far from 4 star. I have attached some photos. The room has mould growing, curtains and bedding is tattered, bed is two singles pushed together, walls are paper thing and can hear next door talk etc. Bathroom shower head has so much chloride build-up half the nozzles don't work. Shower has a double door and there is no way of turning on the water without it flowing out onto the bathroom floor. In major need of renovations. Stay here if you are looking for a budget 1 star hotel only. Do not pay for more.
We were traveling with a party of 16 throughout Europe. This was the worst hotel we stayed in across 5 countries. Two of our rooms had broken air conditioning (and their solution was so give us fans during brutal summer heat), the drain in the shower didn’t work (causing any shower of more than 3-5 minutes to start overflowing), the deadbolt on the front door was inoperative, the hair dryer was held together with tape, and we had to sleep with all the doors and windows open (leading to boatloads of mosquito bites). You should avoid this place at all costs.
We travelled in group and this hotel is 20 minutes far from the historic centre, on foot. Large and clean room, and large bed. Attentive employees and good breakfast. We also dinned here once and the meal was good. The yard flooring must be changed, because it is hard to pull the bags!