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Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni
Ranked #11 of 422 Hotels in Florence
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“Superb Hotel & Location”
Reviewed 1 September 2010

We stayed here with our seven year old daughter. Our room was very tastefully decorated and well-maintained. Our daughter had her own little niche bed with a television and her own bathroom. The views from the rooftop terrace were fabulous, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We could walk to virtually everything, and the hotel itself is on the most chic shopping street in the city. This is really a nice hotel, and a good value for your money.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 August 2010

What a find!! Your previous reviews of this marvelous hotel are the reason we booked our five night stay in June of 2009. It is everything and more! Our lovely room, Room 503, had a small terrace with views of the Duomo and central Florence. It was clean, beautifully appointed, and had an inlaid marble floor in the bathroom. The staff were friendly and helpful. They booked our dinner reservations, and even gave us directions to the nearest laundry.
The most magnificent things about this hotel, besides being next to the beautiful Arno River, and being an historic 13th century building, were the magnificent views from the two terraces on the fifth and sixth floors. They give you a magnificent panoramic view of Florence. A wonderful buffet breakfast was served each morning on their spacious fifth floor terrace with views of the Duomo and central Florence. The upper sixth floor terrace view allowed us spectacular views of the Arno River in both directions, including the Ponte Vecchio. Both terraces were beautiful tranquil settings with plenty of seating and lovely fragrant jasmine plants, which added to the ambiance. Breakfast on their terrace was truly the most thrilling way to begin a morning, and sitting there in the evening with all of Florence below you, was a perfect way to end the day. Their honor bar on the fifth floor terrace was also a nice touch for those who were interested. This was truly a spectacular hotel, which we will book again the next time we're in Florence.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 August 2010

Our family of 4 stayed here for 4 nights in Late July/Early August. This was a fantastic hotel, I would not bother looking for another hotel if I ever return to Florence. The roof-top terraces are amazing, the service is great, the rooms were fantastic, the location of the hotel is perfect and the breakfast was awesome. We stayed in room 107 [5th. floor] which has it's own private balcony over-lookng the Santa Trinita bridge and the River Arno, no better view in Florence. This Hotel Rocks!
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  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 August 2010

My husband and I stayed here for two nights on our recent trip to Florence. It was a great find - the location is right in the center of things, but you can close the door, turn on the a/c, and completely forget you're in the middle of a big city! We stayed in room 503 - it has a huge terrace, with an amazing view of the Duomo. The room was a nice size, and there is free wireless internet access. The bathroom was small, but not uncomfortably so. We were so comfortable here - after schlepping around Florence all day, in the heat of August, it was wonderful to come home, lay down on the cool sheets, and shut out the hustle and bustle of the city.

As mentioned in many other reviews, the terrace is amazing. The views were gorgeous. Breakfast is served on the terrace, and is a typical continental type breakfast, with a few hot items.

Overall, a great place to stay in Florence.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 August 2010

Fantastic hotel, very attentive staff, exceptional views from both the rooms balcony, and the hotels roof top bar. Luxurious room, exceptionally comfortable beds.

Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 30 July 2010

We booked a classic doubleroom and paid €180 per night in this fantastic hotel (we stayed in room 401). It's been the best hotel so far on our 3 week honeymoon trip to Italy. I'm very surprised that this hotel is listed as a "B&B / inn" on Tripadvisor as it's better than any hotel we've stayed at so far in Italy.

We can strongly recommend this place just by the fantastic views from the two rooftop terraces where we had a glass of Chianti Classico by sunset and gasped at the whole experience. It's just amazing!

Excellent service where everybody spoke english and were very friendly - from the tour of the whole hotel at check-in to service at the rooftop bar at breakfast.

Breakfast was very, very good with fresh delicacies and much to choose from. Great coffee bar and breathtaking views over the city.

The location is excellent just 100 meters away from Ponte Vecchio but was a bit tricky to reach by car - we are glad that we used a GPS. Note that parking is €30 per night in a remote garage but the hotel offers valet service so it's nothing to worry about.

Free Wifi but with pretty poor reception in our room (full reception at the rooftop bar).
Clean rooms with good air conditioning and nice bathroom amenities.

Literally tens of good restaurants close to the hotel.

Highly recommended to any honeymooners!!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 25 June 2010

This little boutique hotel seems to be renovated apartments in a very old building We were upgraded to a suite and it was literally a small apartment - 1200-1500 sq feet with kitchen, living room, dining room and eat in area in the kitchen. Bedroom was huge, bathroom was small but very modern and the rooftop deck is one of the best little secrets of Florence. Breakfast is served on the roof as well as a bar for the evenings. Excellent service by hotel staff, very friendly.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with friends
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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
#9 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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