We stayed here for 3 nights at the end of August. The hotel is perfectly located for all the sights (all walkable) and is also an easy 10-15 min walk from the train station.
We booked a basic room and were more than happy with it, it was clean, a good size and with a view.
The two terraces are absolutely breathtaking. One side with views over the river and the other the city. Both with plenty of seating for a drink during the day or during the evening (an honesty bar system operates during the day which is great) and staffed during the evening.
I had when booking mentioned it was my husbands birthday while we were there and they remembered and presented him with a lovely fruit cake that morning and gave us some sparkling wine which was a lovely touch. They also booked a couple of restaurants for us, with great tables. Nothing was too much trouble for them. We will definiately go back and would certainly recommend it.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Antica Torre Di Via Tornabuoni Hotel Florence