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 stayed at their sister hotel in Rome twice so we decided to try their other hotel in Florence and it was a very good choice. The room was very reasonably priced as rooms are spacious and beds are amazing! Nice bed and linens. You could not hear noise from streets in Florence.
Service was faultless! Staff are so friendly and helpful and fast to offer help to sort anything you need. Very fast and on point service.
Good breakfast buffet too with great coffee.. and even cream if you prefer that to milk!!
Location is perfect. A 10/15 min walk to duomo and the streets on the way are nice to walk down to get an idea on local life, cute stone streets (easy to walk) and cafes, shops and I prefer to walk a little to get Experience and see things. If you stay right in front of the duomo what’s the point. I don’t think you experience the same. But also this hotel is quiet enough that when you are resting you are Just away from Crowds, so peaceful and quiet and safe.
We would definitely stay here again. We loved the room, service and location.
The warmest staff I have ever encountered at a hotel, from the porter welcoming us, the front desk, the waiters and kitchen staff, everyone in this hotel makes you feel welcome. Great location, easy for walking yet out of the crowds, very pretty dining area and garden. A perfect stay.
We found the hotel too expensive for the quality of the room and the breakfast.... Pictures on the website are much bettter than reality. Room was very small and bathroom needs some refurbishment.
Staff is very nice and welcoming.
Anyone looking for a quiet, elegant hotel would adore the Regency. Breakfast plentiful and dinner delicious as well. Excellent service from entire staff, most accommodating.
Comfortable beds, well lighted bathrooms, strong wifi. Walking distance to historic sites, shopping, take taxi to train station or airport. Like staying in a private villa, lovely.
Just back from a long weekend in Florence. Stayed at the Regency - lovely hotel just a few minutes walk away from the Duomo - comfortable, relaxed, nice food, helpful staff - perfect hotel from which to explore a lovely city.