Hotel Cerretani Firenze MGallery By Sofitel
What We Love
- The revamped, modern interiors within this 17th-century building
- The unbeatable location, just a couple of minutes from the Duomo cathedral
What To Know
- The hotel has an impressive art library
- Marble bathrooms are stocked with Roberto Cavalli toiletries
- Light sleepers will love the soundproofed guestrooms
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Birthplace of the Renaissance and the capital of beautiful Tuscany, the riverside city of Florence is a firm Italian favorite, with countless historic landmarks, delicious cuisine and, of course, wine to match. Along with its impressive list of must-sees, including its iconic cathedral, the Duomo, as well as masterpieces by Da Vinci and Michelangelo’s David, modern-day attractions abound too, such as world-class shopping at places like Gucci and Roberto Cavalli. The list of contemporary draws should also include Hotel Cerratini Firenze MGallery by Sofitel, a revamped gem in the city’s historic heart. Housed in a 17th-century building but boasting thoroughly modern interiors, the hotel sets the tone for an indulgent stay with a welcome drink and delicious cantuccini cookies. There’s also a well-stocked art library (fitting, considering the hotel’s surroundings), and after a day spent exploring Florence, you can return for a coffee or something stronger in Il Michelangelo. Superior rooms are painted in soothing tones or grey, with a gleaming marble bathroom and complimentary Roberto Cavalli toiletries. Soundproofing and air conditioning ensure a quiet and comfortable stay. The hotel bar, Il Michelangelo, features a suitable grand design, with a glass roof, large mirrors and comfortable seating. It serves delicious Tuscan cuisine, accompanied by some of the region’s finest wines.
In the Area
The hotel is conveniently located near Via de Tornabuoni, a fabulous shopping street packed with upscale fashion boutiques. It’s also within walking distance of major sites in the historic center, such as the Duomo, Dante’s house and Santa Maria Novella. Climb up to Fortezza de Basso for great city views, or visit the Uffizi Gallery ten minutes away. You’re also close to the railway station and not far from Ponte Trinata bridge and the Arno River.
How to Get There
Other than an issue I had with the TV (static and loss of channels) that I requested be looked at every day during my stay, and remained malfunctioning til my departure, the hotel was fine. Oh and just incase it’s still not fixed, I was in room 318.
Rooms are on the small side but bathrooms were large. Very little noise between rooms, air-con worked well and was quiet, housekeeping was efficient, location was excellent. Check in and out easy. Very close to the train station, a 3 minute walk.
The Hotel Cerretani Firenze in Florence Italy was decorated beautifully and kept spotless.
The Hotel Cerretani Firenze Mgallery could not have been in a better location. We were able to walk to the museums, restaurants, and the train station. The only transportation needed was a to and from the airport. A car was not necessary. (Driving in Florence would be challenging due to bikes, motorcycles, and cars everywhere with very little parking available).
The Florence Cathedral was literal down the street from our Hotel.
Due to being so close to The Florence Cathedral the hotel is part of the city and in-between buildings. You will not have a scenic view from any window at the hotel. The room was spotless and cleaned daily including fresh towels. The bed was a king size. The bathroom was large with a rain shower. The hairdryer provided was excellent. I brought a 3 prong plug to use for my electric rollers. The bedroom had phone charging outlets.
In addition, there was a TV, robes, small refrigerator, safe, espresso machine, and mini bar.
Every employee was kind and extremely helpful. There was always complimentary water in the lobby. The temperature was in the 80s so water was appreciated. We had breakfast include and enjoyed it very much. The restaurant was very nice. Each morning a large selection of food was set up as well as any special requests from the waiters. I enjoyed espresso with frothed milk each day. American coffee is also available.
There were plenty of restaurants, convenient stores, and shopping literally on the same block.
Florence was a dream vacation for someone that loves art. The Italian people were amazing.
I happened to stay here as i am a platinum member of Accor Plus. Apart from the superb location (5 mins from Duomo, 5 mins from Centrale Mercato, 5 mins from the train station and 5 mins from the shopping area), this hotel has excellent service. Very friendly front office people, really love you all. I was most welcomed. The room itself was very nice, clean and modern. I am very happy that I stayed here and will come back.
Stayed on June 17-19, room 404.
We stayed at the Hotel Cerretani for 7 nights in July and had a fantastic experience with them. The hotel has been renovated completely and the rooms are contemporary, clean, spacious and the hotel is perfectly located! The staff were kind and accommodating the morning breakfast had a bigger selection and higher quality items than I expected - so many options. The air conditioning was good and strong, the beds firm, the shower and water pressure were great and the elevators even came pretty quickly. Only small downside was the bar/tv. The World Cup going on and they arent set up to watch tv in the bar and you receive NO english speaking channels on their tvs. Kind of odd, CNN is at least available everywhere else. Otherwise a near perfect stay!!!
We arrived at Santa Maria Novella station and were delighted to find this hotel after a 5 min walk, with the Duomo perched at the end of our street. Inside was very stylish and cool, and the whole design of the hotel is excellent. It's hard to believe it's a historic palazzo as the refurb in 2016 is so modern.
Breakfast was great, loved the jazz video screens, rooms were a good size with stylish furniture, location amazing for walking to everything in Florence so easily. good extras like bottled water to take out.
We loved the smell from the diffusers - Acqua di Elba. so much we went to the shop by the Duomo and bought one for home!
only drawbacks - no views, very closed in, and the aircon was old - just a dial not a temperature so we baked a bit at night. we'd booked a package with gallery tickets included but we could never get these. felt the front desk staff needed a bit more training, especially to point out that all galleries were free on the first sunday of every month !