We decided to go all out indulgent for our honeymoon stay in Florence and booked the "Junior Suite" for 2 nights. For 280 Euros we expected to be treated like Royalty and we weren't disappointed.
* fabulous suite with personal terrace and frescos on all walls and ceilings. Yes, ok, they weren't exactly high art but incredibly unusual anyway. Cleaned twice per day and full of interesting furniture.
* really comfy bed, comfy sofa, had tv and dvd player although didn't watch it - too busy. Actually had a cosy sleep on the sofa it was that big and snug.
* bathroom spotless with fab shower. Lovely toiletries including hand made soap, dressing gowns, etc. Not the newest but in keeping with the history of the building.
* staff impeccable and polite, bent over backwards to help, booked restaurants for us and generally advised us how best to spend our short time in Florence.
* roof top terrace really under-used but best view in whole of Florence with enough free & yummy bar snacks to fill you up all night! Really friendly barman, Manuel?, who was chatty and respectful and he really knew how to make a good cocktail.
* lovely little touches like leaving a note & chocolate on your pillow at night telling you the weather forecast the next day, free newspaper, choose your own soap flavour
* even the foyer and shared rooms are full of wonderful antiques and chandeliers - like staying in a museum
* excellent location, close to Ponte Vecchio and about 5-10 mins to centre of Florence. Very quiet with cool shady terraces and lovely breezy roof top bar.
* the most amazing lift in the world with red velvet seats!!
* cocktail prices were OUTRAGEOUS (28 Euros!) but the cocktails were delicious, made with the best spirits, and made up for in copious free bar snacks - olives, crisps, savouries, little fresh savoury pastries, nuts - as much as you can eat.
* breakfast a bit crappy but you eat so much in Italy anyway that you don't need much and they had the usual continental fare.
* we were recommended by the barman not to eat lunch or dinner in the hotel as they don't have chef or kitchen. No need as fab restaurant about 10 metres across road.
All in all we had a really lovely stay and felt that for the same money in the UK you'd probably just get a good quality Holiday Inn-type room with no character. I think the more expensive suites were less characteristic the rooms are so huge and tastefully decorated (well, apart for the chandeliers) that the historical atmosphere of staying in an old Palazzo makes up for it.
We wanted to be swept off our feet as we were on our honeymoon and we didn't care about the expense. This was an amazing place to stay and I would go there again with no hesitation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Palazzo Magnani Feroni is an historical home that for over five hundred years has been at the centre of Florence's aristocratic life: one of the oldest dwellings in the San Frediano neighbourhood, it has stood as an important symbol of the city's history and its artistic value. The class of this elegant renaissance palace, evident upon entering, finds its maximum expression in the sumptuous suites and the luxurious hospitality quarters, furnished with candelabra, statues, paintings and frescoes form the '500. Each suite reflects the refinement of the Renaissance style, with the subtle combination of comfort and modern technology and decorated with tasteful antique furnishings and materials originating from the owners' ancestors' antique collection. Spanning between 80- and 120-square meters (860- and 1300- square feet) in size, the 13 suites each comprise a large living room, bedroom(s) and master bathroom(s). Each includes all amenities expected of a five-star luxury hotel, including stereo, satellite television in both the living room and bedroom, internet port and self-regulating air conditioning units. An architectural jewel of the 16th century, the Palazzo Magnani Feroni belongs to the National Register of Historical Monuments of the State of Italy. Detail and ornamentation characterises the building throughout, surprising the wanderer with frescoes, vaulted ceilings and intricate wood-carvings. The Renaissance decor prevails in this palace of traditional Florentine lay-out. Breakfast, for instance, is served in a 160-square meter salon with hand-crafted wood ceilings illuminated by a large original Murano chandelier. In the winter evenings, this salon serves as an intimate, candle-lit Bar, accessible to Palazzo guests and their friends only. The same rules are applicable to the adjoining Billiard Room, as well as to the In-House Gym, so as to assure the guests with absolute privacy. The beautiful Roof-Top Terrace offers a breathtaking view of the city and houses the Palazzo Bar as soon as the temperature permits. Providing 24-hour Reception and Service, the Palazzo Magnani Feroni is run by a staff dedicated to meet your every need with efficiency and discretion, both prior, during and following your stay. Services include reservations to exclusive restaurants, recommendations of typical local eateries and trattorias, coordination of privileged entrance to the city's museums, airport / train station pick-up, private shopping tours, visits to the Ferrari Museum and private, chauffeured excursions to the beautiful Chianti valley. Also, Palazzo guests choose from a selection of CDs, DVD films and soap fragrances for their suite, as well as benefit from private Guides to shopping and restaurants off the beaten path, personally written by the owners of the Palazzo for an "insider's view" of Florence. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Palazzo Magnani Feroni Florence
- Palazzo Magnani Feroni Hotel Florence