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
Just back from a 4 night stay in the Brunelleschi Hotel and I can not speak highly enough of our stay at this beautiful hotel. We had booked a suite and we were not disappointed, the suite was luxurious, spacious and stylish. All our needs were catered for including champagne on arrival, daily fruit and chocolates, all of which are included in the Hotels Suite & More programme. The Hotel employees are excellent, they are very attentive and professional and cannot do enough for the guests. The Hotel itself is absolutely beautiful throughout. The location is perfect, just round the corner from all the main Piazzas. This is our second stay at The Brunelleschi Hotel and I cannot wait to return. Overall I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a luxurious and comfortable stay in the heart of the most beautiful city of Florence.
I recently stayed 3 nights at the wonderful Brunelleschi. Situated on a secluded courtyard steps from the famous Duomo. The entire staff at the hotel are welcoming and are dedicated to ensuring a comfortable stay. Many of them have worked here for decades. The breakfast had every variety you could want including their own dedicated smoothie maker preparing fresh smoothies, that I enjoyed every morning. I did get a chance to dine at the hotel restaurant for a late lunch and enjoyed fabulous freshly prepared local cuisine. Many hotels to choose from in this location but the welcoming friendly staff are the reasons to choose the Brunelleschi. I really enjoyed this location and had a terrific stay!
We stayed at Brunelleschi for four nights Oct 23-26th celebrating our 25th anniversary. We booked the Deluxe Executive Panaroma well in advance and were eagerly looking towards kicking off our vacation in style. Once we entered the room upon checkin, we quickly realized the only "panaromic view" we had was of a big wall in the room off of which the TV was hanging. A quick call to the front desk had the manager come up and transfer us to an upgraded Junior suite. The upgraded room was bigger, but not what we wanted and booked. There were views of the city alright...from the BATHTUB!!! For a hotel that claims superior service, this is a shocker. We brought this up with management multiple times and we were made to believe what we got was better, we are not so sure given the confidence that was lost by the first room given. Kudos to rest of the staff in the restaurants, housekeeping, bell man who made our stay enjoyable in all other aspects and pulled the rating to a 3. The management and check-in desk absolutely not.