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
- 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
Beyond words. The hotel is impeccably clean! Comfy bed too, we slept well for all four nights. Breakfast was good too. If you’re there, don’t forget to look for the friendly Mr. Aman who works at the breakfast bar. He makes good Italian cappuccino. He greets us every morning without fail. In short, Roommate Luca is worth every penny.
I can't say enough about the stay!! Perfect! Price great, service extraordinary, breakfast buffet wonderful. 5 out of 5 stars. This is where you want to stay! Walking distance to everything. The staff from the front desk down worked diligently to make every request come true.
We stayed here 6 nights, had only planned on staying 4 nights. Location is an easy walk to and from the train station and it's a short walk to the sites of Florence.
We had a really good sized room that was quiet. Only issue with the room was it got very warm, particularly at night and the air conditioning wasn't available. One night we slept with the windows open but woke up to a number of mozzies in our room.
Staff were excellent and very helpful. A big shout out to Amam who looked after us in the morning at breakfast, he really made a great start to our day. He really went above and beyond, thank you. Also Andrea was very helpful. He organised a drink for us as we were travelling for our anniversary and helped us booked an extra two nights.
We would gladly stay here again.
Upon arrival we were greated by friendly staff. They checked us in hassle free and offered free beverages while we waited. The room was a good size and had a comfy bed. The bathroom and shower were plenty big. Breakfast was available in the mornings and had plenty of options. The entire facility was very clean. The staff showed us a map of the city upon our arrival and were very helpful. On our checkout date we had a very early train and since it was before breakfast was open they made us breakfast boxes to go. Would definitely recommend this hotel and if in Florence again would definitely stay here again.
Hotel reception on first day was great. Good impression on arrival. Andrea at reception was great and always helpful for directions and guidance.
Breakfast was good as well. Myself being from Canada missed a good coffee. Also missed a good omelette. They have a selection of cappuccinos and other hot beverages on the coffee machine. Aman was a great host at restaurent and very helpful. Rooms are clean and refreshed every morning.
There was no coffee machine in room, but on request they provided water kettle and instant Nescafé.
Overall great service and nothing to regret about.
Just 10-20 minutes from mail shopping and museum attractions.
Lit’s of walking if you can and that’s fun.