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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
Having visited Florence a number of times over more than 40 years, I would rate this hotel as just about the best value for money available. It is located just inside the circonvallazione, the broad avenues that mark the limit of the inner city. My room was spacious and featured four outstanding qualities. First, the shower in the bathroom had full water pressure. Too often in Italy, you encounter sluggish pressure in the shower. Second, you could set the water temperature exactly as desired, instead of having to fine-tune the setting to avoid either boiling hot or freezing cold water. Third, the sink was set in a table with a lot of area to put toiletries, also something not too common in hotels anywhere in Europe. Fourth, the refrigerator actually worked and kept water and wine cool. Again, unlike most hotel room refrigerators.
Breakfast was generous and varied, service professional and courteous.
Nice big room but yes could do with an update. Buffet brekfast had a good selection. Good central location however would not recommend walking to train station as quite a distance and cobbled street makes pulling a suitcase quite hard, much easier to take a taxi !
AC described in brochure, but not working...told the desk manager and were informed that they had turned off the AC for the season. No chance to get it back on. We had to open windows since the room was too hot, put up with street noise, sewer smells, cigarette smoke, car exhaust and bugs entering the room because there were no screens. To sleep at night, we had to close windows due to noise, so room was very hot.