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The best 5-star hotels in Florence

January 14, 2020

The city's most exclusive hotels to book for your holiday

Historical locations and customized service. The hospitality temples in Florence are exclusive destinations, where the stay becomes a special experience. Here are all the most beautiful hotels in the city!

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

A historic building designed in the late 1400s and a former seventeenth-century convent, built by the Baron Del Nero’s family and housing a church with a cross vaulted ceiling frescoed with a magnificent starry sky, and a park worthy of a treatise itself, filled with centuries-old plants and statues, known since the fifteenth century as one of Florence’s most beautiful gardens, Gherardesca Garden. An urban resort in the historic center, show-piece of one of the world’s leading luxury hotel companies. Inside the restaurant Il Palagio, the realm of chef Vito Mollica, starred proposal of the hotel, but also the elegant Atrium Bar and, during the summer, the Trattoria al Fresco. Don't miss the famous brunch, which involves the entire ground floor of the hotel, including the kitchen- which is exceptionally open to all guests who can watch the cooks at work. Immersed in the park, there is also the exclusive Spa.

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Belmond Villa San Michele Belmond Villa San Michele

Belmond Villa San Michele

A former medieval monastery, nestled in the hills of Fiesole, surrounded by terraced gardens and breathtaking views of Florence and Chianti. The facade dates back to the fifteenth century and is attributed to the great Michelangelo. A fairytale boutique hotel with 45 solutions between rooms and suites. The La Loggia restaurant is excellent and offers the authentic flavors of Tuscany, to be enjoyed on the panoramic terrace in the summer. For a perfect cocktail, to sip perhaps in the gardens or in the poolside, there is the Cloister Bar.

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Helvetia & Bristol Firenze - Starhotels Collezione Helvetia & Bristol Firenze - Starhotels Collezione

Helvetia & Bristol Firenze - Starhotels Collezione

A stone's throw from Palazzo Strozzi and via de' Tornabuoni, a historic 5-star hotel restored with the invaluable contributions of the best Florentine and Italian artisans. Inside, a charming Winter Garden, where the excellent restaurant is located. Since the nineteenth century it has been the favorite residence of illustrious guests, like Enrico Fermi, Eugenio Montale, Gabriele D’Annunzio, Luigi Pirandello and Eleonora Duse. The hotel is part of the prestigious Starhotels Collection.

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Hotel Il Salviatino Hotel Il Salviatino

Hotel Il Salviatino

A majestic 15th century villa on the slopes of Fiesole, with an enchanting garden and a beautiful view of Florence and the Tuscan hills. This splendid scenario is flanked by impeccable service. Each room and suite has its own personality, with frescoes and original works of art. In the park, which covers 12.5 hectares, there is also a historic orchard. The restaurant Giacomo al Salviatino and the spa are excellent.

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Portrait Firenze Portrait Firenze

Portrait Firenze

The contemporary luxury of the Hotel Portrait Firenze stems from the beauty, artisan tradition and charm of Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance and Italian high fashion. One of the jewels of the Lungarno Collection group, owned by the Ferragamo family, who entrusted the architect Michele Bonan for the Florentine hotels, one of the most important names in the hotel world. Exclusive hospitality overlooking the Arno and Ponte Vecchio.

Do not miss the experiences at the Caffè dell'Oro, the best of regional Italian cuisine in a refined and welcoming location.

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Baglioni Relais Santa Croce Florence Baglioni Relais Santa Croce Florence

Baglioni Relais Santa Croce Florence

A noble 18th century Palazzo, the only Relais & Châteaux charming property in Florence. An extraordinary place surrounded by fine furnishings and frescoed ceilings. In this hotel, the largest Suite in Florence: the Santa Croce Royal Suite, 260 square meters of privacy and discreet intimacy, with a very elegant bathroom with Jacuzzi and Turkish bath.

Inside, also the Guelfi & Ghibellini Restaurant, and to the Enoteca Pinchiorri, three Michelin-starred, one of Italy’s most famed gastronomic establishments.

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Hotel Savoy Hotel Savoy

Hotel Savoy

An iconic hotel overlooking Piazza della Repubblica for almost 130 years. Florentine pearl of Rocco Forte Hotels. On the one hand, the timeless elegance of a historic hotel, on the other highly modern elements. 80 rooms and suites, including the Duomo Presidential Suite, of more than 150 square meters. The Irene restaurant, with its elegant terrace in the square, is ideal from morning to night.

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The St. Regis Florence The St. Regis Florence

The St. Regis Florence

A Florentine jewel, in a historic palace designed by Brunelleschi in the historic center of Florence and ideally located along the Arno River. Suite result of the union between art and craftsmanship. Wonderfull the Salone delle Feste, with fine stucco work and elaborated moldings. 

Where the carriages of noble families were once kept, today there is Winter Garden Restaurant, where diners can enjoy dishes by executive chef Gentian Shehi, prepared under the supervision of multi-award-winning Chef Valeria Piccini.

Nestled below dramatic arches, the elegant Winter Garden Bar.

Try also the exclusive treatments at the Iridium Suites Spa My Blend by Clarins.

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Villa Cora Villa Cora

Villa Cora

Villa Cora is located in a secular park overlooking the Boboli Gardens, on the hills just outside the historic center of Florence. An aristocratic residence built in the late nineteenth century by the architect Pietro Comparini, characterized by the great decorative eclecticism typical of the time. Inaugurated during the Florence capital of the Kingdom of Italy, it has become over time one of the major worldly and cultural symbols of Florence, hosting international personalities. It became exclusive Grand Hotel at the end of the 60s and since 2016 it has been part of the prestigious collection of The Leading Hotels of the World. The Le Bistrot restaurant and the sumptuous Le Bar Long are always available, while during the summer you can also spend time at the Pool Bar and on the Bellevue Roof Terrace. On the lower floor of Villino Eugenia, the elegant Spa.

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Villa la Massa Villa la Massa

Villa la Massa

An aristocratic country residence built between the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries for a noble Florentine family. Become a luxury hotel in 1948, it becomes part of The Leading Hotels of The World.
An oasis of peace and serenity immersed in a 22-acre park. The Tuscan countryside extends all around as far as the eye can see: olive trees, vineyards, cypresses fill the landscape with their unique colors and scents.
51 rooms, all different from one another and divided into 5 classical Tuscan-style buildings: Noble Villa, Mill, Villino, Casa Colonica and Limonaia.

The exclusive restaurant Il Verrocchio have a wonderful terrace overlooking the Arno river.

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In this article we talked about Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, Belmond Villa San Michele, Helvetia & Bristol Firenze - Starhotels Collezione, Hotel Il Salviatino, Portrait Firenze, Baglioni Relais Santa Croce Florence, Hotel Savoy, The St. Regis Florence, Villa Cora, Villa la Massa


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