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Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni
Ranked #12 of 421 Hotels in Florence
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed 4 August 2012

This hotel is as fantastic as everyone says it is. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. The location of the hotel is perfect: within walking distance of Firenze SM Novella train station and in the heart of the city. We enjoyed the rooftop decks every night for drinks and the sunset over the Arno. Soaking in the warm Tuscan breezes on the rooftop decks as we sipped Chianti, we were in heaven. The morning breakfast (included) was also terrific. Our room for my wife, son and me was extremely spacious, well appointed and included a living room with a bed/couch, bedroom and bathroom. As close to perfect as it gets!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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tornabuoni_1, Direttore generale at Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni, responded to this review, 17 September 2012
Dear Family Guest,
it's such a pleasure to read your comment.
I want to thank you personally for the kind words regarding the property, the location, the staff, and the family room! We offer beautiful Suites for families or interconnecting rooms such as special amenities for kids, so I'll take the opportunity to express all my welcome to families!
Sincerely,

Maria Rita Bellini
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2012

Fantastic central location for all the main attractions but look carefully for this building - it's understated and easy to miss. Fabulous roof terrace with panoramic views of Florence. Our room had a balcony with views of the river and the Ponte Vecchio. Very friendly staff and the best breakfast we experinced during our tour of Italy. Will definitely return.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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tornabuoni_1, Direttore generale at Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni, responded to this review, 17 September 2012
Dear Guest,
your words are completely true, the Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1 is an "Hidden Gem", but we will do all possible to avoid you to miss us again!
Grazie.

Maria Rita Bellini
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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2012

The curtains are pulled back revealing a full moon over the Duomo and the bells in the cities clock towers start pealing...sigh...that's was our second experience at the Anitica Torrre...The first was arriving at our own Medieval Tower! Short distance from the train station and within safe walking distance of all the City's major attractions. A wonderful staff that treats you like a VIP and attends to your every need. Memorable unique features are the Terrace with classic views of Florence and having breakfast and evening drinks on that terrace! Very good breakfast buffet and an open "honor bar" with hard and soft drinks/mixers/wines that guests can access 24/7--pretty nice after a long day or for a late night wine craving! First day in Florence was a Walking Tour arranged by the front desk with a a lovely graduate student who took us all over the city--wonderful way to get oriented and locate the "bests" (best place for gelato, coffee, chocolate, pizza, panini, shopping, statues, fountains, streets, piazzas, buildings, etc. to go back to later--take notes as you go!!) We also scheduled a Foodie Tour of Florence and had an interesting and very good time tasting our way around the city with a guide that knew all the best places!

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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tornabuoni_1, Direttore generale at Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni, responded to this review, 17 September 2012
Dear Guest,
your words sound like music and I'm really proud to read such wonderful comments! Our goal is to let you feel home and this is the reason we have an honor bar always available and, at the same time we offer the Bar service with a bartender on the evening... you can enjoy the atmosphere of the Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1 in total relax, as in your home!
I look forward to welcome you back home,
Sincerely.

Maria Rita Bellini
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2012 via mobile

The Antica deserves its excellent reputation on trip advisor. The reviews were the reason we chose this hotel and it didn't disappoint. Friendly staff, most helpful when recommending good eateries! The rooftop bar is a delight, lovely place to take pre dinner drinks or just to chill after a long days sight seeing. The location for shop aholics and sightseers both was perfect!

Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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tornabuoni_1, Direttore generale at Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni, responded to this review, 14 September 2012
Dear Guest,
thank you for sharing your experience with many Tripadvisor' users much more because the comments of some other globetrotters convinced you to choose the Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1!
I'm proud we met your expectations and I'll share your words with all the staff!
Grazie.

Maria Rita Bellini
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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2012

We spent only two nights here and it was not enough! the hotel was lovely and the location could not be beat. Merely two blocks from the Uffizi Museum!!!! We were three people and had a suite and it was really large. The room came with breakfast daily.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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tornabuoni_1, Direttore generale at Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni, responded to this review, 31 July 2012
Dear Guest,
thank you for your words regarding your stay at the Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1.
I really wish to have the opportunity, on the next time, to host you for a longer period and I'll assure our best service.
Looking forward to welcoming you again and soon,
Sincerely.

Maria Rita Bellini
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Reviewed 27 July 2012 via mobile

Excellent location by the river, you can reach most of the historical places by walking. Also Great view from the top floor. The staffs are very friendly. Clean rooms. Every thing was perfect!

  • Stayed July 2012
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tornabuoni_1, Direttore generale at Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni, responded to this review, 13 September 2012
If you'll visit Florence again someday, we will serve you the best possible welcome back!
Grazie.

Maria Rita Bellini
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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2012

Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni was a great place to stay. The location was close to the city and an easy walk to where everything was. The rooms were nice, the rooftop terrace had breath taking views, the staff were helpful and friendly. The bruschetta at the breakfast buffet was the best we had in Italy. We loved our experience at Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni and would recommend it as a good place to stay and we would stay there again if we ever go back to Florence. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit there!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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tornabuoni_1, Direttore generale at Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni, responded to this review, 31 July 2012
Dear Guest,
thank you for the kind comment you shared on Tripadvisor.
We will take care to provide a full dish of bruschetta on the next visit at the Antica Torre!
Grazie,

Maria Rita Bellini
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Property: Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni
Address: Via Dei Tornabuoni 1, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Uffizi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#4 Green Hotel in Florence
#5 Business Hotel in Florence
#6 Spa Hotel in Florence
#10 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#15 Family Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We personally enjoy welcoming our guests, we wish to reinvent the concept of hospitality, and we have the inspiration to provide the warmth of home in every detail. This is how the Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1, Florence came to be: a tower-house built in the mid-12th century by the Guelph family of Ruggerini. At the beginning of the 20th century, this palace became "Pensione Piccioli," and quickly turned into a privileged residence for aristocrats and English writers. Closed after the Great War, Pensione Piccioli reopened in 2001, as a Period Residence called "Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1." Thanks to attentive restoration to preserve all its original charm, the evocative ambiance of the Palace on Via Tornabuoni has regained life and warmth. This magnificent complex is considered one of the typical "tower-houses" of Mediaeval Florence, and, to this day, it still preserves all its characteristic architectural elements: it is an admirable example of the human ability to convert buildings built for war into oases of peace, culture and hospitality. In this ancient tower, we have created a world of harmony, privacy, and attentiveness to our guests' needs. Luxury, peace, and beauty are all in traditional Italian style, and give the concept of comfort new aesthetics. Almost all rooms enjoy an enchanting view of the city or the Arno River, and all are furnished with the highest in comfort: satellite plasma TVs, DVD players, wireless internet connection, direct line telephone, minibar, electronic safe, air conditioning and heating, private marble bath with tub and/or shower, hair dryer, slippers and shoehorns. Some of the Rooms and Suites are decorated with a Renaissance flair: with frescoes, drapes in coloured precious fabrics, bathrooms in red Alcantara or Gold Calacatta marble, and romantic four poster beds. ... more   less 
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