What We Love
- A central hotel in a spellbinding city - includes breakfast, a bottle of Chianti, bicycles and more
- The fantastic Florentine location, just a short walk from the Accademia Gallery and the Duomo
- The elegant, spacious interiors of this contemporary hotel
- Enjoying a little downtime in the billiards room or at the putting green on the terrace
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Bicycles are available for guest use
- Some rooms look outdated
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Hotel Athenaeum in Florence (San Lorenzo), you’ll be minutes from University of Florence and Accademia Gallery. This 4-star hotel is close to Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower and Ponte Vecchio.
Make yourself at home in one of the 61 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and bidets. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Enjoy recreation amenities such as a fitness center or take in the view from a garden. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
How to Get There
The hotel was on a very noisy street, the bed was extremely hard and uncomfortable, and the tub shower leaked when used as a shower. It was also quite a walk to attractions and shopping However, there was a decent cafe nearby.
My daughter and I stayed in the Hotel Athenaeum for two nights with a small tour group in September 2018. Hotel Athenaeum is on the edge of the historic district of Florence; a good 15 minute walk to the important sights. The hotel has a modern, art deco-ish style; nothing historic or Italian here. The rooms were large and nondescript. Ours, unfortunately, faced an exterior lighted stairway and it was impossible to block out all the light. This is not a luxury hotel, but an adequate base to tour beautiful Florence.
We were booked here through our Monograms tour. It was not close to any sites and the room was not great. The elevators are very small and the bar was never open. The breakfast buffet was subpar and the room had an odd smell. If given the option, you should look to upgrade to a different hotel. The picture is the “driving range”
The room was comfortable with a good bathroom and a safe in the room for your valuables. There was a good breakfast area downstairs from reception with a buffet style presentation with a good range of options, however, Continental Europe cannot do bacon and eggs like the UK. In the evening found the barman very friendly and it was a nice place to enjoy a relaxing drink. Downside was the noisy road with traffic and people going all night so had to go for earplugs for the second night. Reasonable location with a 10-15 minute walk to the Duomo area and a range of shops restaurants. Overall a good facility but had to make it down give the issue with sleep and the road.
This hotel was part of the monograms package. The location is about 15 min. walk to the city center. The hotel is outdated. The bed was hard, there was no wi-fi during the 3 nights we were there. The hair dryer is old at a 1min interval before automatically turning off. The pro is the location. I would reconsider this staying in this hotel.