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Hotel Calimala

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#3 of 418 hotels in Florence
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2023 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Calimala Hotel is situated in the heart of the historic center of Florence, occupying two adjacent historic buildings, the East and the West. We offer a range of room categories, spanning from 16 sqm superior rooms to spacious 50 sqm executive suites. Renovations led by designer Alex Meitlis involved the use of authentic materials such as pietra serena and Tuscan marble, along with contemporary furniture, to leave the Florentine soul of the building intact. The rooms and common areas are characterized by high quality prints and masterpieces by international talents: a true compendium of contemporary art, in which you will immerse yourself in every moment of your day in Florence! The hotel also has two restaurants: Meze, which is in the west wing, offers a special Mediterranean sea cuisine experience that our chef has reinvented. A stunning perspective of Florence's Ciy and a Mediterranean-style cooking are paired together at Angel RooftopBar&Dining in the East wing.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Rooftop pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
Paid private parking nearby
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Rooftop bar
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bidet
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
City View
Boutique
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian
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heidi454 wrote a review 2 Mar
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful hotel in a perfect location in the center of Florence. The staff were outstanding, they went above and beyond to make guests feel welcome. We stayed in the wing that was recently renovated (there are two separate buildings), it seemed brand-new, was super clean. We loved everything about this hotel!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: There are two separate buildings for this property, right around the corner from each other.
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Dear Heidi, thank you so much for your most kind review, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Calimala, We appreciate the comments you left about the location, the staff and about the overall cleanliness of the Hotel, We hope that you may remember your stay with us in Florence and that you may reconsider to come back to feel the Hotel Calimala's magic once more, Kindest Regards, Guest Relations Manager
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GeraldWW2 wrote a review Aug 2022
Bethesda, Maryland469 contributions311 helpful votes
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My wife and I have traveled all over Italy. I have dual citizenship and have traveled here a great deal before I was married. Hotel Calimala is the only place to stay in Florence. We will always stay here from now on, even though we have stayed in many hotels in this town. As with any hotel experience, it begins with the staff. Even before we arrived, Lavinia, at the front desk took over our visit, set us up with all that we needed and even adjusted to the changes we asked her to make. This was all before she had even met us. We have never been made to feel more welcome at a hotel that did not know us yet. Once, we arrived, Stefano, Jessica, and the others stepped in and stepped up. It was like a home away from home, in the most beautiful and amazing town in the world. The hotel itself is a stunning boutique gem, with a great rooftop restaurant/bar, a fitness room, exceptionally comfortable rooms with high ceilings, all the amenities, and several nice touches. There is even free water, soda, chips and other snacks. It is well air-conditioned, which is critical these days. The bathroom and especially the shower are capacious and modern. You can easily block out the light and the sounds of the city, for a good night's sleep. But leave the windows clear the rest of the time. This is the best location in the city, less than a block from the market, where you can buy leather goods during the day, and hear opera sung in the evening. You are close to everything, the Duomo, the Mercato Centrale, the Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi. You name it. That means you can come and go as you please, take a nap, grab a drink, relax, and then head back out. If it starts with the staff, it ends with them too. This is almost concierge-level five star assistance, and it comes at a reasonable price and at a prime location. Don't stay anywhere else.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 15 Aug 2022
Dear Gerald, thank you very much for this amazing feedback. We are so glad that your time at Hotel Calimala really exceeded your expectations, and that you loved our spaces so much. Thank you for complimenting our Staff with such kind words, we are super happy to hear that we gave you an excellent service and that we succeeded in making your stay unforgettable. We can't wait for your next visit. Best regards, Guest Relations Manager
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VacationeerUSA wrote a review 1 Mar
New York City, New York41 contributions17 helpful votes
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Location - within a very leisurely (!) 20 minute walk to almost all sights, shopping, grocery, dining, transit (Firenze SMN train station), and quaint strolls. Note that much is actually within a five minute walk. The surrounding streets are busy with people, mostly, sometimes minor parades. Hotel - all renovated, great condition, comfortable rooms and clean (beds are firm and soft), windows open nicely and let in fresh air and sunlight without bugs (in Feb.). There’s a minibar, free water (tap water is also great in Florence), Nespresso machine and pods, hot water kettle upon request. The bathroom is spacious and bright (with its own traditional window); water flow, pressure, and temperature were all perfect). There’s a nice wall mounted TV in the room but, honestly, there is nothing much to watch. The restaurant and its outdoor rooftop are inviting and wonderful. Staff - front desk (incl. concierge and valets), restaurant waitstaff and food service, housekeeping were ALL fantastic; always helpful, courteous, friendly. This hotel has the best housekeeping folks of any hotel at which we have stayed, ever. Note: we stayed at the East location; there is also a West location across the street. As well, the brand is expanding to other Italian cities.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dearest guest, thank you so much for your review, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Calimala, We highly appreciate the kind comments you made about the staff, the rooms, the location and about the amenities you had in the room, We are looking forward to hosting you again, Kindest Regards, Guest Relations Manager
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IJ3 wrote a review Feb 2024
4 contributions3 helpful votes
One of the best hotels i have ever stayed at. The accommodation, food, and services were amazing. The staff were all very very friendly. I would absolutely stay here again in the future and can only recommend it further! Highly highly recommend the breakfast as well!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Ingyj2018, Thank you for leaving such a review on Tripadvisor. We are so happy to read that you have enjoyed every possible aspect of the Hotel and Rooftop, and that the staff helped making your stay even more unforgettable. We hope to welcome you back in the future, Warm regards, Guest Relations Manager
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Erin P wrote a review Feb 2024
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Hotel Calimala was hands down the best hotel my family and I have ever stayed at. Not only were the rooms and amenities beyond gorgeous, the staff couldn't have treated us better! Our room was always spotless, the front desk was very attentive, the breakfast was delicious, and the hotel bar was a perfect way to start or end a night. 10/10!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Erin, Thank you so much for leaving such a review! We are glad to read that we delivered. Warm regards, Guest Relations Manager
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Luca T wrote a review Feb 2024
Milan, Italy5 contributions1 helpful vote
For our business trip, we have stayed in this hotel in the center of Florence. Very near from the station (5 minutes with taxi), is located between the Ponte Vecchio and Duomo. The structure is very nice. The room is big and I love the decorations of the room! Very beautiful the bathroom with the big shower! I’ll appreciate the gift on my bed when I come back: two chocolates for have sweet dreams! Very nice stay!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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Dearest guest, Thank you for your review, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Calimala, We appreciate the kind comments you made about the location, the decor and the rooms. We are looking forward to hosting you again, Best Regards, Guest Relations Manager
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Christian S wrote a review Feb 2024
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While all aspects of the hotel are excellent, the hotel staff is what makes the hotel so good. They were always very helpful while not being intrusive. Everyone from the front desk staff to housekeeping to the bar (kudos to early 20’s bartender - can’t remember his name! - he was top notch). The hotel rooms are spacious, comfortable and well-appointed. The bed was very comfortable. Amenities were first-class. The location is very centrally located among all of the major Florence attractions, restaurants and shopping which made our stay even better. If (hopefully when) we return to Florence, we will definitely stay at the Hotel Calimala again.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dearest Guest, thank you for your most kind review, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Calimala, We appreciate the kind comments you left about staff, the bar, the rooms and the location, We are looking forward to hosting you again, Best Regards, Guest Relations Manager
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Daydream12941953862 wrote a review Feb 2024
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The location is fantastic and the roof view is amazing, however the breakfast is not that good at the west side, I’ll try the east side next time…in a word, a good hotel in Florence, highly recommended…………………………………………………………………………….. ……..
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dear Guest, thank you for your review, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Calimala, We appreciate the kind comments you made about the rooftop terrace and about the location, We are looking forward to hosting you again, Best Regards, Guest Relations Manager
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Jordi C wrote a review Feb 2024
Castellar del Valles, Spain1 contribution
Short stay, only one night, very clean room and everything ok. I requested an iron to improve a shirt, they offered it to me immediately, but the iron did not work :( .... I need to leave early, check out at 7:45, breakfast starts at 7:30, otherwise excellent service, location, attention (thanks Lavinia)
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Guest, thank you for your review, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Calimala, We appreciate the kind comments you made about the location and about the staff, We are looking forward to hosting you again, Best Regards, Guest Relations Manager
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Jet435611 wrote a review Feb 2024
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Hotel Calimala is fantastic in every way: the rooms are large and well furnished, the location is perfect and the staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. I will stay here again, definitely, and our friends who we met up with in Florence were staying at the Hotel Lungarno, but after seeing our hotel and room, they will stay at the Calimala when next in Florence. And, great news, they are opening a hotel in Milan! A+++
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dearest, thank you for your review, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Calimala, We appreciate the kind comments you made about the rooms, the staff and about the location, We are looking forward to hosting you again, Best Regards, Guest Relations Manager
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£154 - £369 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ItalyTuscanyProvince of FlorenceFlorenceDuomo / Florence Historic Center / Piazza della Repubblica / San Giovanni
NUMBER OF ROOMS
103
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Calimala
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Calimala?
Nearby attractions include Piazza del Duomo (0.3 miles), Piazza della Signoria (0.10 miles), and Gallerie Degli Uffizi (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Calimala?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Calimala?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Calimala?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Calimala?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Calimala?
Conveniently located restaurants include I' Girone De' Ghiotti, Gustarium Firenze, and Osteria La Dolce Vita Firenze.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Calimala?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and a rooftop pool during their stay.
Does Hotel Calimala have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Calimala offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Calimala located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Florence.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Calimala?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Calimala?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Italian.