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“Superb - Can't wait to return”
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Hotel Brunelleschi
Ranked #23 of 411 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 June 2011

We stayed for four nights in the middle of June and had a brilliant time.

The location is superb – right in the centre making it easy to walk to all the tourist destinations.

We upgraded to the deluxe executive panorama room with stunning views of Florence from windows on all four sides of the room. You could lie in bed and see ‘Brunelleschi’s Cathedral Dome. The room was spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished, well equipped and had a very comfortable huge round bed.

The only downside of this room was that it was on the fifth floor and the lift was so noisy and juddery that I wouldn’t go in it again which meant walking up nearly 150 steps each time we wanted to go to our room. Helped work off all the extra calories we were having with all the excellent food though!

On the first night we ate in the hotel’s Santa Elisabetta Restaurant and had a really enjoyable evening served by two really friendly waiters, Claudio and Simone, who gave us excellent advice on the food and wine. This is a beautiful restaurant in an ancient Byzantine tower. We enjoyed the meal so much that we booked in again for our last night. Once again the food was excellent and the service and friendliness of our waiter, Simone, absolutely made our evening.

Breakfast was excellent with a wide range of good foods to choose from.

Would love to stay in this hotel again.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 June 2011

We stayed in this hotel on our honeymoon holiday and were very impressed.
We stayed in an executive room, which had great facilities and was very clean. Hotel staff were very helpful in recommending an excellent local restaurant and bar, they were friendly. During our stay we received a complimentary meal in the restaurant which was superb and made a memorable first night to our holiday.
There was building work going on in the hotel which we had prior warning of - this did not affect our stay or experience in any way.
The Hotel Brunelleschi is centally located and minutes away from the Duomo.We enjoy walking and the location was ideal for our needs.
Wow! A brilliant hotel which exceeded our expectations.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 June 2011

It's a very beautiful hotel at the city centre. It's located near to the Duomo and a lot of nice historical places in Firenze. You don't have to walk a long distance to see something and it's also near all nice shops. The staff is very friendly, breakfast was very good, you don't hear any rumours from the street. It's a wonderfull hotel to stay at when you are in Firenze!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 June 2011

We stayed at Hotel Brunelleschi for 3 nights in May 2011. The hotel is in an excellent position, being just around the corner from the Duomo and right in the centre of fabulous shopping and fabulous restaurants, but is remarkably quiet, in fact we slept with our windows open each night and loved being woken by the bells from the Duomo. The hotel is undergoing renovation or extensions so is a little higglypiggly and we could not find stairs to go up and down to our room so had to take the lifts, which were a little nervewracking. Our room was twin bedded which was disappointing as we had asked for kingsize, and the room was small but spotlessly clean, very modern and gorgeous linen and duvets. The bathroom was small and the shower was exceptionally small but again all the fittings were modern and superbly clean. You had to pay some exorbitant amount for wifi, something that really irritates me. The reception area is very dowdy so I am guessing that this may be up for renovation in the near future, and the reception staff seemed to be too busy to give great service. The breakfast was good, and the breakfast staff were excellent. We would stay again because of the modernity, cleanliness and location, so easy to walk to all the sights in Florence.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 June 2011

A really charming hotel in an excellent location. The reception staff were courteous and always helpful. The room was furnished to a very high standard and had a lovely big bathroom. The rooms where breakfast was served were light and airy and the food selection offered was very good. The works in some public areas such as the bar and staircases were not yet finished but one can envisage how beautiful it will all be when completed. If visiting Florence again this holel would be my number one choice.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 June 2011

We had a good time in a central location. Room was small but adequate. Bathroom very modern and obviously recently renovated. Breakfast was good. Our first night was a sunday and was raining++. Unfortunately the restaurant is not open on a sunday night. We made do with a snack at the Bar` from a very limited menu. A negative was that the Wi-Fi didn't work in our bedroom. We were assured that there were no problems in other rooms. I have heard that one before!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Kidman1
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Reviewed 14 June 2011

The Hotel Brunelleschi was a winner...clean, modern rooms (but small, per typical European standards) a few short blocks from the Duomo, and around the corner from delicious gelato. Part of the hotel is a stone tower that once was a women's prison, so tour groups congregate outside the hotel entrance to see it as part of their Florence walking tour. Rest-assured, once inside, there is no "prison vibe" whatsoever! The rooms were modern and clean, with fresh white duvets, and the bathrooms were clean, granite and glass; modern (not huge, but well-designed) spaces.
The included breakfast buffet was tasty and substantial, though not as huge an assortment (particularly with respect to hot foods) as some other European hotels offer. The only downside to the hotel was that we had to take two separate elevators and a staircase to reach our rooms, so this would definitely have been an issue for a person with a disability or with children in strollers.
The front desk personnel was fine, though not so nice as to warrant a special mention for interpersonal skills. There was no business center or free computer station, so we had to pay about $20 for 24 hours of wi-fi to connect our own laptop.
Best of all was the location...we were truly in the center of Florence. A good value, and the perfect mix of nice, modern, clean accommodations with top-notch location.
One other note: We are a family of five, and always request adjacent rooms. The two rooms we were given were not adjacent, but one was down the hall from the other, though on the same floor.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Brunelleschi

Address: Piazza Sant'Elisabetta, 3, 50122, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Florence
#12 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#16 Family Hotel in Florence
#20 Luxury Hotel in Florence
Price Range: £95 - £470 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Brunelleschi 4*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our 4-star Hotel in Florence overlooking Brunelleschi's Cathedral is firmly established as one of the best and most famous hotels in downtown.The highly sought-after Uffizi Gallery, together with many other Museums and other primary attractions, are all within close distance. The 96 bedrooms and suites are equipped with all amenities and features of a charming property such as direct dial telephone, Internet Access, Satellite TV and in-room minibar. Wireless connectivity is available throughout, including our conference areas and the American Bar. The 4-star Brunelleschi Hotel originates from the recovered invaluable historic structures of the ancient tower named 'Pagliazza' and the medieval church of San Michele in Palchetto. For those who love going back to the past, our very own Private Museum, with exhibits unveiled during the reconstruction project, is a moment not to be missed. ... more   less 
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