This was our first time to stay at a Four Seasons property and we were not disappointed. As I understand this was a palace previously which has now been converted into this fantastic hotel. And Four Seasons have done a marvelous job in retro-fitting it, still leaving the old charm of the palazzo, but providing all modern creature comforts that one can possible expect.
We stayed in a Premier room overlooking the gardens (so often mentioned in reviews herein) and it was a decent size room, neither too small nor too big. The stand along bathtub with a window overlooking the gardens was also great.
Breakfast was standard buffet but with wide array of choices and for a stay of three nights, one can get by without being bored by the end of your stay. The freshly baked croissants (or briocches as they call it also) were too good to resist.
The location was good with the Duomo a decent 15 minute walk and the train station a further 5 minutes down. The Accademia which houses the famous David is within 10 minute walking distance.
All the staff were professional and warm at the same time.
Only two grouses - one internet is NOT free and also the experience with the porter when we checked in. Though we gave him a decent tip for lugging our 3 bags, he did utter a groan just loud enough so that we could hear it as he was leaving. We however felt that this singular incident is not reflective of the hotel or its staff in any way and hence the five star rating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Four Seasons Hotel Firenze. An enchanted city sanctuary in the midst of Florence, where an art-filled Renaissance palazzo and conventino frame a centuries-old private park. Relax amidst original frescoes and sculptured reliefs, graced by sunlight and airy garden vistas. Sip espresso under majestic trees, lounge by the open-air pool or bask in Italian spa secrets. Wonders of the Uffizi and Duomo are a stroll away. Tuscan hill towns beckon. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 4 Seasons Hotel Firenze
- Florence Four Seasons