Grand Hotel Baglioni
What We Love
- An aperitif in the rooftop garden, complete with view
- The old-fashioned, regal Florentine style of the hotel
- Free WiFi
- Anti-allergy rooms available on request (ask when making a reservation)
What To Know
- Heating and air conditioning are turned off at certain times of the year, so the room temperature can be difficult to control
- The full beds are actually two twin beds pushed together
- Avoid street noise by requesting a room that opens onto the courtyard
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
The location of the Grand Hotel Baglioni is unbeatable for Florence: being close to public transport and many of the city’s most popular attractions makes it a particularly good choice for families who prefer to walk rather than deal with the hassle of bringing kids on buses or in taxis; plus, the family rooms are generously sized. It’s not a new or hip property—the historic building was once the home of the Bertolini princes—but it makes up for it in spades with a classic Italian ambience and elegance. Leaded windows and heavy dark wood furniture are standard in the 193 spacious (and recently renovated) rooms, while the rooftop garden, though open only in the warm months, has a postcard-worthy view over the city and of the Duomo. Make time to have coffee or a cocktail there. Prices are high, but the location and old-world style make this a good value proposition.
In the Area
The hotel, just a few minutes’ walk from the Santa Maria Novella train station, is within spitting distance of enough Florentine sights to keep most guests occupied for several days. The glorious gothic cathedral of the Duomo and the epic Palazzo Vecchio, with its Roman ruins and medieval fortress, are both nearby. Within a short stroll is the Mercato Centrale, a beautiful 19th-century building that’s home to a must-visit market, which features a fabulous selection of home goods, food stalls, and shops selling fresh pasta, Italian sweets, and other treats that make excellent souvenirs. We recommend stopping first at the Da Nerbone market stall for traditional Tuscan food, followed up with an energizing espresso at Caffe Rondinelli, before embarking on your shopping expedition.
How to Get There
So convenient to the train station, 2 minute walk. Upon entering you are greeted warmly like an old friend returning.
Room was ready and beautiful. Must be 20ft. ceilings, old world charm! Rooftop dining and bar with views of the Duomo breathtaking! Wonderful breakfast, fresh and a great selection of items.
Bar manager was fantastic, friendly and made a point of remembering you, and what you like to drink! He also suggested places to visit, the right person for the job.
Clean rooms, big bathrooms, robes and slippers.
Would stay there next time in Florence.
Absolutley fantastic hotel, everything was seamless and as you would expect from a 5 star Hotel, the staff were all very freindly and helpful and very efficient in every way. would definatley recommend the hotel to anyone staying in Baglioni and the resturant is also superb..!!
Booked direct through their web site with a discount for pre-joining the free to join 'Red Carpet'. Garden & Relax room which offered access to a shared courtyard. Very responsive to pre-arrival questions by email and helpful. If arriving by train this hotel is a dream to get to with a underpass taking you to the door direct from SMN station.
Check-in was stressless and human. First impression being good as we were helped in and directed to a receptionist. Grand public areas that retained a air of colonial Italy and the grandeur of Florence's importance.
The room was smallish but not to the point of being an issue, whilst we looked at the courtyard on arrival we did not use it following that. A nice touch was the in-room fridge was free for non-alcoholic drinks and snacks and re-filled every day. The room was clean and well maintained with large bathroom.
Breakfast is served on the top floor with fantastic picture windows overlooking Florence. Great choice of hot and cold buffet, great start to the day.
Whilst the hotel is on the edge of town it is a very short walk to all attractions. Turn right and left and 100m away is a vibrant restaurant area around Chapelle Medicee.
Overall a good choice for Florence and would return without hesitation, hopefully soon!