Live Like a King at These 10 Luxurious Hotels in Florence

Paul Feinstein | June 29, 2018

If you want to live like a Renaissance lord or get a sense for what it meant to be a Medici during the height of the family’s reign, then tuck into these ultra-luxe hotels spread in and around the ancient city of Florence.


Hotel Regency

Why it made the list

Part of the Small Luxury Hotels Group, Hotel Regency is a petite boutique with Clef d’Or concierges, a fine dining restaurant, and free bikes to take around the city. Service is of the highest quality and the staff is able to get anything you might need at any time of day.

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Relais Santa Croce

Why it made the list

Though it’s not technically part of the hotel, inside the building on the main floor is Enoteca Pinchiorri, which is a three Michelin star restaurant sent directly from the gods. In the hotel itself are lavish and spacious rooms, showers with built in steam capabilities, and live piano players every night.

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Hotel Savoy

Why it made the list

Calling it regal would be an understatement. The lobby and restaurant was designed by Emilio Pucci and you’ll find their signature scarf with the hotel memorialized imprinted on table tops outside. Inside, you’ll discover one of the biggest gyms in the city along with butler-style service and the ability to arrange one-of-a-kind experiences.

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J.K. Place Firenze

Why it made the list

This boutique may be small, but their reputation for first-class service is quite large. Clef d’Or concierges can get you into any restaurant and secure tickets to any attraction, while the rest of the staff is warm and friendly and welcomes you like a member of the family. They can also make you personalized cashmere blankets if you get addicted to theirs.

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Hotel Lungarno

Why it made the list

A lavish property on the south side of the Arno River (it’s literally on the river), the Lungarno is part of a hotel group owned by the Ferragamo family. Beyond the Michelin-star restaurant, million-dollar views, and well-crafted cocktails, if you look carefully at the art casually hanging on the walls, you’ll notice original Picasso’s and Cocteau’s like it was nothing.

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Il Salviatino

Why it made the list

Jaw-dropping, this villa is also in Fiesole north of the city and resides on a palatial estate with meticulously groomed gardens. The spa here is world-class and offers unique services like body slendering and jet lag recovery. One of the best things they offer is a personalized truffle hunt!

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Belmond Villa San Michele

Why it made the list

Dominating the hills of Fiesole, looking over the city of Florence, this villa is first class all the way. Whether it’s gourmet dining, expert mixology, massages by the pool, or personal trainers at the gym, this hotel knows how to pamper you.

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Villa Cora

Why it made the list

Situated just south of the city, this opulent villa is one of the most picturesque spots in Florence. From decadent gold-washed ballrooms and an Instagram-ready year-round pool to a lavish coed spa, this luscious living situation is worth the extra bucks.

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The St. Regis Florence

Why it made the list

Fans of the iconic brand will appreciate the hotel’s consistency. Of course, you get the renowned butler service, but there is also the champagne sabering ceremony, and famous afternoon tea. To top it off is Winter Garden, their delectable Michelin-starred restaurant.

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Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

Why it made the list

The absolute height of luxury, this uber-classy property sits on 11 private acres with meticulous gardens, a glorious spa, and one of the best restaurants in the city (Michelin-starred of course). Built out of a 15th Century palace – it was once the home of a pope and has priceless art strewn throughout.

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