What We Love
- Just 10 super-stylish guestrooms
- The interiors feature original frescoes
- Top location close to the Pitti Palace and the Ponte Vecchio
What To Know
- There's no restaurant, gym or spa, but breakfast is served daily
- Kick back in the cozy library, which is stocked with titles on world culture
- Free WiFi
- A city tax of $5 per person, per night will be collected at the property
- Free WiFi
The creative brains behind the impossibly stylish Soprarno Suites — an architect, a furniture-obsessed lawyer, a creative carpenter and a graphic designer — have pulled out all the stops with this urban sanctuary near the Ponte Vecchio. Each of the 10 guestrooms has been individually designed — think distressed stripped floor boards and unique modern art pieces mixed with indulgent, deep freestanding baths and ornately painted ceilings. Original frescoes add a splash of Italian opulence. There are no traditional hotel services, but breakfast is served daily and the rooms are so chic that you’ll hesitate to venture past the door. Aside from the impressive design credentials, one of the main selling points of this property is its laid-back location, across the river from the crowds and close to the Pitti Palace and the sprawling Boboli Gardens.
In the Area
The Boboli Gardens are a short stroll from the property. Laid out in the 15th and 16th centuries, they’re dotted with Renaissance statues and ornate fountains and serve as a good introduction to Italy’s formal gardens. Nearby is La Specola, an 18th-century natural history museum where you can admire fossilized skeletons and explore the botanical garden. Just around the corner, the 15th-century Pitti Palace is a vast Renaissance palace that was once home to the Medici family and served as Napoleon’s power base. It’s now the largest museum complex in Florence. Head to La Mangiatoia on Piazza San Felice to dine on thin crust pizza and veal chops with the locals.
How to Get There
Our stay was incredible. More of a home feel- like we were staying in our own apartment in the city. The staff were all incredible, friendliest service in all of Italy, truly. Special mention to Alberto. He went above and beyond. The building was quiet. Breakfast was lovely. The common area had 24hr drinks and snack which was awesome. The decor was super creative and different. Also the location is absolutely the best. It’s on the south side of the Arno which is mostly local and not touristy. Local restaurants were filled with only locals which is super refreshing. But the major tourist sites only 5-10 min walk away. Ten out of ten. Will definitely be returning!
We booked this as part of Mr and Mrs Smith members, and we're not disappointed at all. We were allocated one of the deluxe rooms, and as members we were given a bottle of wine and a tea towel as gifts on arrival.
We stayed 4 nights and the whole stay was comfortable. The people are friendly and helpful, breakfast is served in the connecting cafe on the ground floor, basic continental breakfast choices but more than what we both needed.
You're 10 mins walk from the centre of Florence, so conveniently located. Pick up a map of the main bookshelf in reception before you set out!
The only flaw is that our room adjoined another so the wall is quite thin between us. Our neighbours were not considerate at all, talked loudly until about 2am :(
Whilst being central, private and quiet.
Quirky and stylish decorations.
Large suite with good size bathroom...double shower.
Beautiful and very Italian breakfast available as a great start to the day.
Just minutes from Pitti Palace, a must see, go early to avoid queues. Also close to all the other main points of interest.
Friendly staff...incredibly helpful and accommodating. Thank you Alberto!!
This is a central and charming property and a great base to explore Florence from.
Soprano suites is nicely located close to the historic centre of Florence. This is a B&B so no room service and the front desk is not manned outside 0800-1600. Rooms are very comfortable and large. Breakfast is excellent served in the attached cafe which incidentally provides a very decent lunch (not included) and the cheapest cup of decent coffee that we found. Service is always polite and helpful and Alberto who is the main concierge when the front desk is open is extremely helpful. There are plenty of places to eat and as this is south of the river a lot more small independent shops. Taxi from the railway station was €15 approx inc tip. We flew to Pisa and railway to Florence (Firenze) the single fare was €43.60 for 4 adults and 2 children excellent value. There is a comprehensive service between the two placesAll in all enjoyed the stay thoroughly highly recommended.
This hotel is a gem and I loved that it is in a much less touristy area of the city on the other side of the bridges!
From the train station is was only a 15 min walk and still so accessible to everything! The neighborhood it;s in is so charming, with so many great restaurants and shops. I discovered it thanks to Girl in Florence (an awesome blog for info if you are traveling to Italy).
The hotel is slightly different than most, with it's actual entrance being up a few flights of stairs and the main door being locked after 8pm. The staff leaves, so they give you a code to get in...I had no issue with this at all when I came back to the hotel around 10pm one evening.
The only oddity is that it is a bit of a skeleton crew, when I arrived the front desk had a lovely sign up advising they they were assisting with getting rooms ready for check in, so I sat and waited about 30 mins for someone to arrive back. BUT the gentleman that ran the front desk, Roberto, was so kind and helpful once he arrived that waiting 30 mins was a distant memory:)
He was so sweet and accommodating and even had my room ready for me way earlier than I expected which was such a nice treat after traveling on the train.
The room was absolutely beautiful, I had a room with a balcony and a claw foot tub which is probably one of the most relaxing baths I have ever taken in my life!
And the bed was SO comfortable! I honestly wished I had booked more nights!
They also have a really lovely complimentary breakfast downstairs and the lady working behind the counter was sweet enough to get me coffee and breakfast to go because I had an early morning tour.
Overall the staff could not have been more accommodating and kinder and I can't wait to come back!