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
Great stay with friends. Lovely employees, amazing room with a Santa Maria del Fiore view. Good breakfast. Love the interior, socialmedia proof. Must for the influencers. Loved the salamander wallpaper. Great food and drinks just around the corner. Special shoutout to Luca (yes, there is a real Luca) and Andre. 🙌🏻
A big thank you for the team in this lovely hotel! Very friendly and helpful in every single way! A nice room with a view 😊. Lovely interior among the whole hotel. Special thanks to: André, Luca & Mario, thank you for making our stay this special!
Where should i start...
With the amazing room mate smell in the entrance? In the two amazingly friendly receptionist that welcomed us? Or at the stunning decor of Luca?
It doesn’t matter where I start, since everything from start to finish was amazing. Truly I have never felt so welcome in a hotel.
We flew in from the Netherlands to Bologna but it was super easy to reach Room Mate Luca from Bologna airport.. in total we only travel for 1 hour from the airport to the hotel! During check in Luca provided us with a map of the city center and gave us a lot us inside tips for sightseeing and restaurant/bars. We have tried all his recommendations and were impressed by all the restaurants and their true Italian cuisine.
We were travelling with 3 and the room was absolutely perfect. The 3rd bed was also very comfortable!(which in a lot of hotel normally is not the case)
In the evening we had a drink in the bar area, Andre was extremely friendly and made us feel so at home and, made us laugh so hard because of all his jokes!!
In the morning we started the day with breakfast ( every day until 12!!) and it was so so yummy!
If you have breakfast here, make sure to try the pain aux chocolate and the croissants. In every bite you can taste the freshness! After this breakfast we were fully ready for a new day of exploring Florence.
We walked in and out the hotel quite a lot and with every enter so one from the front desk was there, welcoming us back home.
If I would have to name one bad thing: the fact that we had to go back home!!!
Luca, thank you for your hospitality. You are my new home in Florence!
We have been traveling through Italy and this was our favorite hotel so far. The hotel is in walking distance from all the main attractions, the staff is attentive and kind, the decor is fresh and fun, and the room was SO comfortable and chic. Best bed, bathroom, and shower. I have zero complaints.
My partner and I came to stay in Italy and were not certain of where we should stay. We found a few places that were reasonable, but decided on the Luca because not only was it the most reasonably priced, but it was also so colorful,and beautiful. When we checked in we were greeted by Valentina who was so helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable about the city. The hotel offered wonderful amenities such as infused water and juice, bar snacks (and a full bar if wanted), thoughtful cleaning staff, a lovely included breakfast (which is definitely fine restaurant quality), and our kind, hospitable concierge, Andre who went above and beyond our expectations. This hotel really was one of the loveliest places We’ve ever stayed in mostly because of the incredible unsolicited hospitality and sincerity of the people who work here. Thank you for making our stay the very best it could be. We hope to see you again next time! Buongiorno!