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
- 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
I loved this hotel. Right in the middle of everything but tucked away in a tiny square. Beautiful breakfast space and amazing choice of food.
Fresh roses on arrival. One trick though was to find a landmark as to the turning into the square
High high ceiling and beautiful appointments.
I returned from Florence after a 3 night trip with my mum yesterday and we stayed in Hotel Brunelleschi. We can’t rate this hotel high enough, from the moment we stepped in the hotel we experienced nothing but 5* service. I sent a room request as we were celebrating my mums 70th and this was a once in a life time trip, the hotel congratulated her on our arrival and upgraded us to a room with a Duomo view of both the Bell Tower and Dome, it was beautiful, they also brought us a bottle of champagne to the door! The rooms are cleaned twice a day, and are very clean and comfortable, very lovely with the added entertainment if only Italian or German movie channels. The hotel is very inviting, cozy and historical, with a museum in the basement! The breakfast was amazing with lots of choice, the servers were also very lovely remembering our morning drink orders. They are more than happy to assist you, and are always smiling. The hotel was also in the perfect location, specially where my mum can’t walk too far, you are 5-10 minutes away from everything. We can’t thank or rate them high enough. Thank you for an incredible stay and making our holiday very memorable.
The Hotel Brunelleschi was not even on our radar for places to stay, but on the recommendation of CJ from McCabe World Travel we booked 4 nights in March for a Deluxe room for our 26 year anniversary. Upon finding out that this was a special event for us the hotel staff moved us to the Pool Suite which is an amazing accommodation by any standard.
Every hotel employee magically knew me by name and made every effort to ensure that we were happy. I loved the accommodations and their wonderful restaurants so much I wish I could afford to go back and do it again. It was truly due to their generosity that my wife and I were able to experience that level of comfort and sophistication.
Staying there again will certainly be on our bucket list if we are fortunate enough to visit Firenze again.
A beautiful modern hotel attached to an historic building. Staff friendly but professional and food and drink excellent. As mother and daughter guests we did find the lack of vanity door to shower room a peculiar omission but the overall impression was we would highly recommend this hotel. Very convenient for all that the city has to offer
We had an absolutely fabulous stay at Hotel Brunelleschi. It’s in the heart of the action, but tucked away from the hustle and bustle. The rooms were great, the breakfast was wonderful and the service was superb.
The staff made our stay very memorable.
Paulus, thanks for always making us happy!
Samuell, your hand crafted Old Fashion was perfect! The breakfast staff totally exceeded our expectations!
We hope to return soon! If you are considering this hotel, I highly recommend it.