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Santa Maria Novella

Hotel Santa Maria Novella, Florence

Traditional Hotel from £650 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

Roman ruins in the basement, basilica views from the rooftop terrace and Renaissance style throughout

About

Recommended for:
City | City-break | Short break | Summer

Location

At the centre of the Piazza Santa Maria Novella, the hotel overlooks one of the city’s prettiest basilicas. Its façade is particularly impressive; dating back to the 1300s, green inlaid marble points up towards a Romanesque-Gothic bell tower. It’s Tuscan architecture at its finest. And, given the city’s compact medieval layout, you’ll also be within a short walking distance of all of Florence’s attractions. Take in the citywide views from Piazzale Michelangelo, browse the world famous Uffizi Gallery or marvel at the Duomo’s sheer scale and stunningly intricate marble detailing.

Accommodation

Spread across buildings that range between the 17th and 16th centuries, there’s a certain characterful charm to the hotel’s multi-levelled layout. It’s something that the Santa Maria’s French furniture, lacquered wood panelling and antiques all showcase. However, an impeccable sense of style that unites it all – even the lift features a marble design and fire doors are hidden behind neoclassic detailing. While all rooms overlook internal courtyards and Florence’s historic terracotta tumble, upgrades add in views of the Santa Maria Novella Church, its homonymous piazza and even the city’s cathedral. The latter is framed by picture window in the Honeymoon Suite.

Dining

You’ll find the hotel’s bar on the ground floor, offering a wide selection of sweet and savoury snacks along with some more substantial fare. For the latter, Tuscan delicacies are offered alongside sandwich and salad favourites. It’s all predicated on fresh, high quality produce. We’ve also been reliably informed that there are plans to extend the bistro out onto the piazza for some extra sunshine. The breakfast is equally impressive, hosted in a spectacularly mirrored room whose Renaissance styling is nothing short of opulent. Here you’ll be treated to a continental and American buffet with a flexible kitchen able to accommodate any intolerances. 

Facilities

Heading to the basement, you’ll be greeted by a selection of immaculately preserved Roman ruins – perhaps the only one the world over to host an internet point. You’ll also find a fitness centre complete with the latest Technogym equipment, a Finnish sauna and a reading room – the perfect place to relax by the fin-de-siècle fireplace with a fine tea and coffee. For something particularly atmospheric, any of the bar’s offerings can be taken on the rooftop terrace where you can enjoy a cocktail with views over the piazza and church. 

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Pricing

Any element of this accommodation can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior

Traditional hotel from £650 incl. flights

Superior

Low Season

from £650 pp. incl. flights

Mid Season

from £790 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £930 pp. incl. flights

Includes

  • Complimentary UK airport departure lounge access
  • Return flights between UK and Florence
  • Return private transfers between Florence Airport and Santa Maria Novella Hotel
  • 4 nights accommodation on a BB basis in a Superior room 
  • Guided walking tour (shared) of Florence taking in Piazza San Lorenzo, Piazza Duomo, Piazza Signoria, Ponte Vecchio and Piazza Pitti

Supplements apply for Friday and Saturday night stays


Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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