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Feel the Love at These Beautiful Hotels in Florence

Florence is well-known for being one of the most romantic cities in the world. No one loves romance more than the Italians, and they are happy to accommodate you with the best rooms and gorgeous views while you enjoy your significant other's company.

You'll want to see if you can book a room at the stunning Westin Excelsior. It's been a staple for luxury travelers for years and offers heavenly beds and the chance to relax in style after a long day out in the city. You'll want to book far in advance, however. Rooms tend to book up fast.

For a relaxing trip with an included spa in your hotel, you can't beat the Golden Tower. This hotel is not only extremely historical, but it is also a comfy location for you to enjoy your vacation. Those who want the true luxury experience should consider the Grand Hotel Villa Cora, where you can feel like Italian royalty while staying there.



When a view is of the utmost importance to you, you might want to consider booking at the Bernini Palace Hotel only steps away from Brunelleschi's Duomo. You'll love the beautiful rooms and easy access to everything that you will want to see on your Florence vacation. The Bernini Palace Hotel has both a Renaissance feel to it and all the modern conveniences you could ever ask for. The staff is more than accommodating, and they are happy to help you with any needs that you might have. Rooms are also spacious, and the room service is delivered on time and throughout the evening if you feel like staying in with your loved one.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: For large rooms and a great view, you'll want to book at the Bernini Palace.

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Located right downtown and offering easy access to all the major sights and attractions, this hotel combines the perfect amount of comfort and elegance for a couple wanting to enjoy their holiday. A close walk from the train station (a plus when you are touring Italy and using the train system), this hotel offers you everything you need to truly enjoy your stay. The staff is willing to help you with any questions or concerns you might have during your time at the hotel and they can direct you to all of the sights and best restaurants in the city.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: The Rapallo Hotel is the perfact amount of modern convenience and style.

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Overlooking the magnificent Duomo, you won't find a more convenient location in the city to see all the attractions and to be right in the center of the action. It is a three-star hotel meant for those who want beautiful views without the expensive prices. You get all the benefits of staying in the city center without worrying about breaking the bank. The rooms are well kept and clean and it's easy to see why this is one of the favorite spots of those traveling on a budget and who want to experience the city on their own terms and in their own way.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: When you want a great location, the Duomo Hotel offers the best in the city.

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This former Romanesque building was remodeled to include several different apartments available for those who like to have a little bit more space when they are going to go on their romantic trip. It is close to all the main attractions and only a three-minute walk from the San Lorenzo market and the Santa Maria Novella train station. There is also a breakfast included for those who want to get a good start in the morning before sightseeing. If you plan on cooking a romantic meal indoors and staying in, a small kitchenette is also included. When you want to enjoy your experience for more than a few days, this spot is perfect for you.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: This budget-friendly hotel feels like a getaway from the rest of the city.

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The Westin Excelsior, Florence
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Long considered one of the highest in class hotels in the area, the Westin Excelsior remains a staple for those who want to see the most romantic side of the city. Not only are the rooms breathtaking and offer excellent views of the Arno River, but they also create a feeling of comfort even though they are opulently designed. When you plan on going all out to impress your significant other, the Westin offers a great option for you to sit back, relax, and enjoy your time together. It is also a short walk from the train station if you plan on journeying from Florence after your stay there.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: The Westin is famous for its quality and its name.

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Located a bit away from the city, the Villa Cora combines old-fashioned hospitality with design--you are treated to a luxury experience away from large crowds. You get a sense of what Tuscany is truly like without being too far away from the action in the city center. It's the perfect place for romantics to have some time alone. A staff fluent in English can assist you with your every need and can make your stay there unforgettable. It is also one of the few places where you can enjoy a dip in a pool or easily leave on a wine tasting expedition.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: You can't get any more luxurious than this hotel a bit out of the city center.

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The Hotel Brunelleschi has arguably one of the absolute best view of the Duomo and the main Piazza della Signoria. Not only do you have an easy walk to all the main attractions, but you also have an elegant environment that you can come back to and enjoy after a long day of sightseeing. The hotel staff is happy to assist you with any problems you might have and can help you if you are missing something from your room. You'll not only enjoy your "room with a view," but you will also create an experience unlike any other at this hotel in the city center.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: The Hotel Brunelleschi combines lovely views with quality rooms and beds.

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Location is the main focus behind the Hotel Berchielli. Located right at the doorstep of the Ponte Vecchio, this spot has some lovely rooms and a great staff who will help you make your stay the best it possibly can be. The rooms are well-appointed and the breakfast is known throughout the city as being one of the best ways to start your day. This hotel also features large rooms that sometimes come with beautiful terraces--one of the best ways to spend a romantic evening while sipping on a glass of wine and overlooking the city. You'll find everything you need for a relaxing stay here.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: This hotel's location is perfect for those who want a view of the river.

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Golden Tower Hotel & Spa
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Tucked away on one of Florence's side streets, the Golden Tower provides a romantic atmosphere and plenty of amenities to have you recommending this spot to other couples. The Golden Tower also has a fantastic spa open to guests and those who want to spend a day relaxing. Located right in the city center, it's an easy walk to all the major attractions and provides both a welcoming and quiet atmosphere that will keep you returning again and again in order to fully experience the feeling of romance. You'll also enjoy the large rooms and other amenities available to you.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: This hidden gem makes it easy to hide away with your loved one.

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The St. Regis Florence
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Nothing says romance like the extensive, opulent St. Regis in Florence. Not only can you expect the best of the best from this five-star hotel located a little bit away from the city center. You won't miss anything at this hotel--it has all the amenities you need in order to truly relax and enjoy your time with your significant other. You should consider looking into some of the suites they have to offer when you want to impress your love and make a experience that you are unlikely every to forget. Don't be afraid to ask the helpful staff if you need anything or have any questions.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: For true elegance, you can't beat the beautiful St. Regis Florence.

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