What We Love
- Buffet breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Rooms are large by Florence standards and swathed in rich silks and thick drapes
- Palatial marble bathrooms with black-and-white checkerboard floors
- Within walking distance of Santa Croce and the Accademia
What To Know
- It’s a 15-minute walk from the city center
- Room service is available 24/7
- There’s no gym on-site, but guests can use a nearby fitness center
- A city tax of approximately $6.50 per person, per night (for guests 11 and over) will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Housed in a 19th-century palazzo, Hotel Regency is a beautiful marriage of Old World elegance and contemporary convenience. Stuffed full of original Second Empire furnishings and gilded Renaissance artwork good enough to merit museum status, it feels more like a private estate than a hotel. The public areas are a kaleidoscope of styles, colors and patterns. Think rose-colored walls, antique paintings, crème couches, patterned carpeting — and an antique piano forte thrown in for good measure.
Bed and Bath
The 32 guestrooms and nine suites all feature individually selected antique Italian furnishings, rich tapestries, upholstered headboards and silk drapes in a Tuscan color scheme. The bathrooms are equally opulent, with Carrara marble floors, heated towel racks, his and hers sinks and luxe products from 155 Via Veneto.
The Regency is located in a residential neighborhood of leafy sidewalks and posh parks, just a 15-minute walk from Florence’s historic heart. Take a stroll around the private gardens, or view them through the windows of the aptly named Relais le Jardin, a house restaurant that serves delightfully fresh Tuscan dishes. The grand old hotel is also within walking distance of the Santa Croce church and the acclaimed Accademia museum, and the green respite of Piazza Massimo d’Azeglio is across the street.
How to Get There
We visited this hotel with my son & his family. My son had the family suite which had 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms . The accommodations were excellent & staff was very helpful,especially with their suggestions on nearby restaurants. The morning breakfast buffet in the outdoor garden was superb.This is a small 5 star hotel located outside the crowded tourist area but only a short walk to major sights .
In a quiet area but very accessible. The rooms are good. We would have preferred a junior suite but we had booked a room & it was a long weekend so rooms were full. The service culture from front office to restaurant to housekeeping to room service is par excellence. Very attentive to every detail, efficient & genuinely warm & friendly people. Their breakfast service & staff there are outstanding. The stay in Florence for 5 nights was our best in Italy. Made so comfortable by the staff. I strongly recommend this for family stays
This small villa, and SLH property, is a former British Embassy and is set on a tree lined square a 15 minute walk from the hustle and bustle of the Duomo area. Rooms are very comfortable with obvious attention to detail given. Breakfast is excellent and can be taken in the beautiful patio garden at the rear of the property. The staff are second to none. In particular, Fabio (head concierge), Paolo (maitre D) and Ilaria(front office) are charming hosts and ensured that we were looked after from the moment made our booking.
I was in a superior room on a first floor overlooking the garden. Spacious and clean room, but with old furniture even the key is attached to heavy metal ( no key-card or electronic key). The bathroom is clean but no separate shower and bath. There is a second turn down late afternoon/evenings and the ladies did their job very well.
The hallmark is breakfast which you can have it in a small and tranquil garden ( If there is no raining). Excellent choice of food ( egg station with beacon and sausages, salmon, a glass of Prosecco if you want), Fresh juices....and Italian salami, prosciutto and of course coffee).
No swimming pool.
Hotel is officially rated as 5 stars...but not really 5 star hotel even the hotel is very good ....and breakfast is really 5 star!
Just stayed at Hotel Regency for 3 nights on a Secret Escapes package. It was perfect. The hotel is small, beautiful, feels very personal and has lots of history. The location is great too. It's 15 mins walk to the Duomo and we enjoyed being opposite a pretty park. Breakfast in the courtyard garden was a lovely way to start the day and we were pleased to have such lovely service from everyone at The Regency.