What We Love
- A historic hotel in the heart of beautiful Florence, with breakfast and a welcome drinkStaying right in the historic city center, close to most of the city's most popular sights
- Waking up to a delicious breakfast of homemade pastries and fresh fruit
- Marveling at the hotel's 13th-century facade, blending perfectly with its historic surroundings
What To Know
- The hotel is ideally located on a side street between Piazza Della Republica and Ponte Vecchio
- Rooms are spacious and traditionally decorated
- Free WiFi can be spotty
Set in a stunning 13th-century building in Italy’s enchanting city of Florence, Hotel Pierre boasts a covetable address right in the historic city center – just moments from Palazzo Strozzi and the breathtaking Florence Cathedral. Here, you can get lost in the cobblestone streets and grand piazzas where the likes of Dante, Machiavelli and Michelangelo once stood. Don’t let the neighborhood or the hotel’s centuries-old facade fool you, though – once you step inside this four-star property, things get decidedly luxurious.
This elegant hotel has everything you need for a sumptuous stay. You’ll find a lovely breakfast room stocked with homemade pastries, fruit and plenty of coffee (it’s the Italian way), and your bedroom is a cool and airy retreat, decked out with antique furniture, parquet floors and lovely big windows. When the time comes to explore your beautiful surroundings, there’s a concierge on hand to assist you with anything from shopping and dining suggestions to vineyard tours of Florence’s famous Chianti area. How’s that for la dolce vita?
Superior Double rooms are spacious and elegantly decorated, with wooden floors and impressive marble bathrooms. The rooms offer views out over the courtyard or the Via dei Lamberti.
Start your day with a rich selection of fresh fruits, homemade pastries, cereals, yogurt and eggs, served-up in the brand-new and tastefully designed breakfast room. The hotel also features a bar, perfect for a refreshing cocktail or evening glass of wine.
Known as the Cradle of the Renaissance, Florence is a lasting monument to Italy’s golden age of art and architecture. It’s here you’ll see Micheangelo’s David, Giotto’s Campanile and the dome of the famous Duomo rising above the city skyline. You’ll find most of the city’s must-sees within a short walk of your front door, including the Palazzo Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery and the Galleria dell’Accademia.
How to Get There
Beautiful hotel in a fantastic location for walking to all the sites (Duomo, Accadamia, Ponte Vechia, Iffizi, etc). Great restaurants nearby especially try IL Posto across the street (see my review on that). Front desk was nice but not overly helpful. I left my glasses in the cab coming from the train station and they were marginally helpful,at best,trying to help me retrieve them. With only two cab companies it shouldn’t be that hard to find something. It’s not about the glasses it’s just that they did not seem very interested in helping and that was the overall vibe I got from them. Overall, great hotel and I would stay there again (I’ll just wear contacts next time).
Good location and walkable to everything. Rooms are clean but smaller and spartan. Complimentary water would be nice. Staff is very helpful and went out of their way to help. WIFI was good enough and they can arrange tours
Pierre Hotel provided a perfect base in Florence for our first three nights in Italy. Highlights are the great location along with very good breakfast buffet (ask for them to make you cappuccino) and helpful staff. Room was spacious with an even larger bathroom but no view from our room. You definitely want to take cab to and from this hotel to avoid registering your rental car so you don't get a fine. I suggest you take cab to rental car place or drop your car off before coming to hotel. We had a 6 month old with us and could easily walk or stroll around to locations around Florence from hotel. There were half a dozen steps to get to breakfast room which was tricky with stroller. They did provide crib upon request. They were also very helpful securing reservation before our arrival to Vini Vecchi Spori (highly recommend). I tried to book through hotel website but found a much better rate on Orbitz using a weekend sales code (new one almost every week).
I'm not sure where the hotel got its pictures of its room from in their listing but our room looked nothing like it. Don't get a standard room unless you want to feel claustrophobic and stare at a wall. Not to mention the room is so basic, felt like a convent to me. The manager was nice and let us upgrade to a larger room but due to there being 3 of us, we had to get a second room. Still didn't look like the pictures. Some staff was nice (the bellman in the morning was always smiling and the morning concierge was friendly and helpful) but some were not very nice. We usually receive complimentary water at least once a day at hotels we've stay at during our trip: London bellham hotel, Venice poppadopalli hotel or we run to a local market to stock up on bottled waters (Paris). Here, there's no such place to run and buy any (cost-effective). When you ask for water or take too much during the breakfast the lady actually yelled at me. Seriously? I myself would not stay at this hotel again, although it is very close and walkable to everything. There is a laundry mat several blocks away for 4 euros each load (see my other reviews or ask me about this).
Location, location, location! And an excellent staff that were very kind and helpful. The room was lovely with a very nice bathroom and good linens. The breakfast room is beautiful with plenty of nice options, and good orange juice - a must for my husband.