What We Love
- Excellent location close to Florence’s top attractions
- Views of the Duomo from some guestrooms
- Walking distance from the romantic Ponte Vecchio
- Tuscan specialities at the Osteria Della Pagliazza restaurant
What To Know
- A city tax of approximately $5 per person, per night will be collected by the property at check out
- The hotel has recently undergone a full renovation
- Tickets to the Uffizi tend to sell out; purchase in advance from the concierge
- The gourmet Santa Elisabetta restaurant dishes up Italian cuisine and an excellent wine list
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Located in a petite piazza just steps from the scene-stealing Duomo cathedral, Hotel Brunelleschi is built around a medieval tower that once housed a women’s prison. Historical links extend to an on-site museum that displays archaeological discoveries uncovered during a recent renovation. In contrast, the public spaces are boutique chic with a hint of Italian bling.
Bed and Bath
The 96 guestrooms all come with marble bathrooms, soundproofed windows and air conditioning – all of which provide welcome respite from the crammed streets below. Pastel shades and deep purple color the rooms and shimmery floral fabrics dress the beds and sofas. The hotel has recently undergone a full refurbishment but it’s the views of the Duomo and Giotto’s campanile that really steal the show.
Restaurant, Osteria Della Pagliazza, serves traditional Tuscan specialties that capture the flavors and warmth of the region, while Santa Elisabetta has a seriously impressive wine list. Brush up on your history by heading to the hotel’s private museum, which contains a Calidarium from the Roman thermal baths and plenty of medieval artifacts. Guests can work off a proper Florentine meal in the on-site gym, though in such a walkable city, sightseeing will probably burn up all the calories you need. After all, a trip to Florence is about indulging the senses, not punishing the body.
How to Get There
We stayed in 6 properties all over Italy and this was our favorite!! The staff was very friendly. They remembered our names and paid attention to our itinerary. We took a bus trip one morning that departed before we could get breakfast at the hotel so they packed a box meal for us. The room was spacious and luxurious. They had a Delonghi espresso maker with Nespresso pods. It made the best espresso for our room. Breakfast was superb! The scrambled eggs were the brightest yellow I've ever seen, and so creamy and delicious. I even had to email them to find out how they got that way. They get their eggs from a farm that sells what they call "super yellow" eggs from chickens that are corn fed. The hot water for our tea was in an "Alfi" decanter placed on our table. Luxury all the way.
Great location/ Very good breakfast spread! Great combination of old a new architecture. Fabulous looking building a short walk from the Duomo. Only downsize was our room size. (Tiny) But would highly recommend this hotel for anyone wanting a trues taste of Florence and all its beautiful amenities
Staff at reception greeted my wife and I and it was busy at check in but everyone was dealt with quickly and efficiently . Cjhampagne awaited us and the room was superb . We ate at the restaurant and there is a special restaurant with only seven tables , The food was excellent and the waiter explained what was served and we met the chef ROCCO and loving fish I asked him his secret for serving the best Sea Bass I have ever tasted . He passed his method and it has Michelin stars and it was amazing . I cannot fault the hotel and it is less than 5 minutes from the Duomo and would recommend the hotel to everyone , Thankyou fro making the second part of our honeymoon special
I chose this hotel to for a trip to Florence to celebrate my husband's birthday and could not have been more pleased. The staff, accommodation and location was excellent. Florence was utterly enchanting and we also visited Venice and Pisa.
This property is an elegant hotel just a couple blocks from the Duomo. The tower portion of the hotel is the oldest structure in Florence and has been renovated to house beautiful rooms. The hotel staff is extremely friendly and speak English too. The bar and restaurant provide great food and drinks. From this hotel, you will be able to easily explore all of the historic sites in the city. This is a great place to stay!