Room Mate Luca
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes breakfast
- Peaceful location away from the tourist trail but just a 10-minute walk from the Duomo
- An Italian breakfast of cheeses, hams, warm breads and sticky pastries is served until noon each day
- Playful yet stylish decor
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- This Jetsetter Flex Sale allows for cancellations within the hotel's standard policy
- There’s no restaurant but there's a bar and a couple of comfortable sitting rooms
- The guestrooms start at 150 square feet
- A $5 (€4.50) local tax per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
In a neoclassical palace dating from 1865, a couple of blocks from Piazza San Marco, Room Mate Luca is perfectly placed for exploring the historic heart of Florence. With just 53 rooms and a welcoming vibe, the hotel serves as a homey retreat after a day of pounding Florence’s cobblestone streets. The guestrooms are a bold mix of bright buttoned headboards, geometric print wallpaper, summery floral fabrics and warm wooden floors. Despite the busy decor, all rooms feel bright and breezy; some have lofty ceilings and wrought iron balconies. There’s no restaurant or gym on-site, but there’s a bar and breakfast is served daily until noon in a small lounge. There are also plenty of atmospheric bars and restaurants to hop between in the immediate area.
In the Area
Florence may have more cultural attractions than you can shake a stick at, but it’s also a city for food lovers. Head to the noisy Mercato Centrale, a few blocks from the hotel, to pick up cheese, sausage, cured meats, olive oils, sun-dried tomatoes and other Mediterranean marvels. Don’t miss the new food court on the top floor, where for a very reasonable price you can tuck into everything from pizza and gourmet panini to fresh pasta and fried fish, craft beers and excellent locally produced wines. Many of Florence’s greatest Renaissance sights are close by: The Duomo, the Medici chapels, Giotto’s bell tower, the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia (home to Michelangelo’s David) are all within a 15-minute walk.
How to Get There
The staff provides great service. We were travelling with our 7 month old baby and they were all accomodating. Aman at breakfast always had a smile and cappuccinos ready. He was so friendly with our little girl making a mess at breakfast. The rooms are a bit outdated, but the location and service are great so no complaints here!
stayed two nights and enjoyed every bit. we traveled three weeks across a dozen locations and the staff of room mate luca clearly stood higher than any other hotel in terms of their hospitality. every little request was attended to.... from arranging a kettle of hot water in evening to providing print outs to advising on local sights and transport. Each and every member of the staff went all the way in making our stay comfortable. This more than made up for the tiny size of the rooms... the only reason for not giving five stars.
location is great.... within walking distance of the railway station and near the duomo and old town. plenty of restaurants nearby. breakfast spread was good and sumptuous. highly recommended. hospitality redefined.
Beautiful lobby, cozy rooms and great location. This place is in par with its score and I absolutely loved the area of San Lombardo around. You basically have all of Florence's best restaurants a stone's throw away!
Rooms facing the street can be a little loud but I'm not a light sleeper
A very good place well located for visiting Florence 10 minutes for the historical center,a good and various breakfast until 12h00.The staff is friendly and dedicated, with a special mention for Aman.
thoughtfully designed hotel and rooms. beautiful departure from all safe design choices that hotels usually take. great location to transport / laundry services / banks..etc. small walk to city center. LOVE the Human Rights booklet next to bed. they also offer guests to donate to a non-profit cause which happily did. wonderful stay for very reasonable price. generous breakfast included to start day.