Our five days at the Regency Hotel Florence ensured an excellent base for exploring the city - and ensuring a quiet and comfortable refuge to return to away from the hustle and bustle. Other reviewers bear testimony to the professionalism and warmth of the staff, the elegance of the building [yes there are areas of wear and tear such as marks on mirrors - but this is part of staying in a historic dwelling, and do not deter from the luxury of this small piece of heaven. Northern Europeans may be irritated by the lack of tea and coffee making facilities - easily remedied by either ordering room service or- as we do - packing a travel kettle, mugs and sachets of drinks. There is a supermarket 4 minutes walk from the hotel.
The beds are of a quality and size that ensured an excellent night's sleep. Continental breakfasts equal any we have experienced on our world wide travels - and were included in the price. Wi Fi is a little eccentric but once you get used to logging in most times after a break performs well.
A great touch was a news sheet from your country hanging on the door every morning. The TV only has CNN and a channel for business people in English - but who goes to Florence to watch TV?
Do ask for help choosing somewhere to eat other than the hotel - their recommendations proved great.
This charming hotel has achieved the rare balance of elegance, professionalism and homeliness.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Once upon a time when the city of Florence was the Italian Capital, Hotel Regency served as a retreat to high government officials and ministers of the State. Today, the nineteenth century villa located in the heart of Florence is a five star property and a long time member of the prestigious "The Small Luxury Hotels". The hotel overlooks pristine Piazza D'Azeglio, framed by monasteries, ancient cloisters, famous museums, the Synagogue and, even more impressive, maintains the private villa-like air, ensuring travellers a memorable experience. Affacciato su una delle più belle "piazze salotto" fiorentine, immerso nel verde e nella tranquillità, l'Hotel Regency conserva ancora il fascino vintage della residenza ottocentesca di ministri e alti funzionari, con l'atmosfera di una dimora privata di gran lusso. Collocato nel centro storico cittadino, in una posizione invidiabile, consente di godere della bellezza delle opere d'arte che rendono unica questa città come i palazzi rinascimentali, le chiese, i chiostri ed i musei tra i più prestigiosi al mondo. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Regency Hotel Florence