Funky, eclectic, and cool, Soprarno Suites is a rusticly-chic bed & breakfast with an ideal location. Just south of the river and a short walk from the Ponte Vecchio and other major attractions, this B&B is a design-lovers dream with a mix of pop art, vintage furniture, and authentic Florentine touches. The warm and friendly staff are there to help at (most) hours of the day, and there is always fresh coffee and snacks for famished touring families.
Your little ones get to stay for free if they’re under six years old.
Each room is individually decorated by the hotel’s design-loving owners and is an Instagram-influencers quintessential space. You’ll find everything from mixes and matches of antique furnishings with pop-art on the walls to east-Asian area rugs and original frescoes on the ceilings. Typically, rooms have polished brick floors, high ceilings, and complimentary amenities like in-room espresso makers.
For extra entertainment, the hotel offers Apple TV and/or Chromecast connections for your Netflix needs and there are Playstations and DVDs if you need to occupy your kids for a couple hours.
Like the bedrooms, original design touches are seen throughout. Almost every room comes with a standalone clawfoot bathtub and all have separate rain showers and bidets. CO Bigelow are the standard bath products.
The main lobby level features a small library, communal wooden table, and tall bookshelves and comfy seating to curl up for a while. There’s also a bar with all-day snacks, sandwiches, and coffee that is free for guests.
On the ground floor is the breakfast area which features a variety of pastries, fruit, and smoothly hot cappuccinos. Breakfast is served from 8-10am.
The bar on the lobby level has an honor’s system where you can grab a beer from the refrigerator and leave the money in a small piggy bank.
Centrally located just south of the river, this B&B is walking distance to every major attraction within the city center. Florence isn’t that big, but it’s still nice to be in the middle of the action.
Pizza lovers who want a quick and easy snack should hit up Gusto (2-minute walk) for perfectly cooked crusts. For a more rustic and traditional Tuscan meal, head over to La Casalinga (1-minute walk) and try the duck tagliatelle.
For one of the best cocktail experiences in the city, check out Manifattura Tabacchi (10-minute walk) where cocktail concocters work with all Italian ingredients. A classic 60s themed bar with stellar cocktails as well can be found at Antico Caffè del Moro (8-minute walk) otherwise known as Art Bar.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Every little design detail has been taken into account at this chic and charming B&B. The staff is incredibly kind and helpful, the breakfast hearty, and the rooms remarkably spacious. Mixing design themes from pop-art to Florentine royalty, the hotel is a delight for the eyes. Central locations can be a double-edged sword as nighttime noise and church bells can be a thing – but this authentically cool spot is worth any of those potential pratfalls.