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Stay In the Lap of Luxury at These Hotels in Florence

Florence has plenty of luxury options available for guests who want to enjoy the finer options in the city. You might want to consider checking out some of the many different hotels available when you are looking to spend some time in some of Florence's most iconic and well-known spots establishments.

The Hotel Savoy offers guests a welcoming and luxurious experience in the heart of the city near the beautiful Piazza della Repubblica. It's perfect for guests to see everything they might want to on while on their Florence vacation. Not only do you have access to some well-designed rooms with plenty of amenities, but you can also enjoy a modern, Italian experience.

To get away from some of the hustle and bustle you might experience in the city center, you might want to think about heading over the Arno River to JK Place. Not only can you see how some of the locals live, but you can also have a chance to truly relax in luxury. For one of the most impressive and beautiful hotels, the Westin Excelsior Florence continues to remain the top choice for many business travelers and those who want to enjoy the finest in the city.


The Four Seasons is a newer addition to the luxury hotel circuit in Florence, but it is one of the best places to find modern conveniences you might not at other establishments in the city. With a workout room and a whirlpool, the Four Seasons combines old world decor with some of the needed modern luxuries guests crave. It's tucked aways away from some of the main city sights, so it depends how important it is to you as a guest to be located near the center and the majestic Duomo. The beautiful atmosphere is definitely worth the walk and the distance from the major attractions in order to have a slice of a new Florence.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Combining new and old, this is the place for modern couples looking to stay active.

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Rocco Forte Hotel Savoy
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A wonderful combination of modern and classic decor, you can find everything you need at the Hotel Savoy. When you are looking for an exceptionally talented and helpful staff, this spot offers a beautiful look out into Piazza della Repubblica where you can ride a carousel and you have easy access to all the great shopping and attractions near by. With a gorgeous lobby and a breakfast available for guests for a good price, you can't help but enjoy yourself during your stay here. You also can't find a better location for seeing everything that you want to on your Florence vacation.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Make sure you book in advance during the busy seasons.

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Il Salviatino
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A mixture of several different atmospheres, Il Salviatino is situated a short distance away from the city, accessible by a quick drive. One of the perks of this beautiful establishment is the views of both the small town of Fiesole and of Florence itself. Greeting guests with a glass of prosecco after a long journey, the staff knows how to make visitors feel pampered without feeling too stuffy. The beds are large and comfortable, and the available terrace is the perfect place to wind down after a long day of seeing the sights of Florence with a glass of one of the recommended wines.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Il Salviatino provides guests with a relaxing experience and an easy getaway for couples.

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If large and grand is not what you are looking for and you would like a more intimate feel when you are planning on staying in Florence, the Regency is a great place to find that bed and breakfast feel. The breakfasts are delicious and the space is clean and large in a great location, which makes it easily walkable to any place you might need to get to in the city. It's a great hotel for families--offering the rare spacious rooms you might be more accustomed to in the States. This is the hotel for guests looking for an experience that's slightly different than your typical luxury hotel.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Offering some open room options for families, the Regency is only a ten-minute walk from the Duomo.

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Located on the other side of the Arno River, this spot offers multiple rooms with decadence as the main feature of the hotel. There are some absolutely beautiful suites available for guests, and it provides some wonderful ways to relax away from the city center. You'll find every single amenity available for your needs while you are in Florence. Whether you want a minibar or a suite where you can hide away from the tourist crowds, you can find it here. For true Italian style and a sense of luxury, this is one of the best spots in the city to enjoy yourself.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: A combination of modern and classic styles can be found here.

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The St. Regis Florence
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Famous for being one of the highest in luxury on the other side of the river, the St. Regis combines class and beauty to make it one of the best places to pamper yourself within the city. It might not have the same local feel as some of the other hotels in Florence, but its opulence will make you feel as though you have stepped back in time to the Jazz Age--Hemingway could be writing a novel in the room next door. The food served is also delicious and true to Tuscan cuisine, so you will be able to taste the best of the best while staying here.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Offering some of the finest quality food and rooms, you will feel like royalty staying at the St. Regis.

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Villa Cora makes it possible to enjoy luxury without being too far away from the city center of Florence. Only about a twenty-minute walk away from the major attractions, its location offers the best of both worlds--an escape from the tourists and clutter of Florence, but a short distance when you want to spend the day there. It also offers the rare commodity of a a pristine outdoor pool, a pleasant retreat in Tuscany on a hot summer day. The staff is more than willing to meet your every need, while the food offered is delicious and features a great sampling of local dishes.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Grand Hotel Villa Cora is the perfect luxury hotel for the summer months.

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Offering both a luxury experience and a boutique feel, this hotel located in the city center offers plenty for guests when they want to feel like the have everything they need in order to enjoy their stay. When you are thinking about finding a place where you can get to all the attractions in the city center, the JK Place can offer you a delicious breakfast in order for you to start your day. Whether you choose to stay indoors and enjoy the delightful atmosphere of this boutique hotel or to explore the city, you know you have a wonderful place to stay with a great staff.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Between the gorgeous interior and the location, this hotel offers the best of both worlds--an intimate setting and a spot in the city center.

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Depending how closely you want to remain to the crowds and the liveliness of Florence, Villa San Michele can offer you the distance that you need in order to enjoy the Tuscan area. There are several different room options and a facade designed by Michelangelo, which makes this little piece of history unique to other establishments you might find in Florence. Nestled in the tiny town of Fiesole, about twenty minutes from Florence's center, you can find the peace and quiet that you need in this romantic location overlooking the city. Sit out on the terrace with a bottle of wine and make a romantic evening out of it.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Villa San Michele has some spectacular views and a gorgeous terrace.

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The Westin Excelsior, Florence
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The Westin still remains the example to which every luxury hotel in Florence strives for. Not only does it offer some of the best views during the summer months from the rooftop balcony overlooking the Arno. It's in a wonderful location, offering guests a short walk to the major attractions but is hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist crowds in Piazza Ognissanti. You can spend your days out and about, but you will want to return to your room in the evenings to see the sun set on the water of the Arno and to take advantage of the sumptuous rooms and fast, helpful staff.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: The Westin is by far one of the highest quality hotels in Florence, and it's easy to see why.

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