4 Best Hotels in The Oltrarno, Florence

Hotel La Scaletta

$$ | Via Guicciardini 13, Florence, 50125, Italy

In addition to a tremendous view of the Boboli Gardens, this cozy pensione near the Ponte Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti has simply furnished but large rooms and a sunny breakfast room. In warm weather, two flower-bedecked terraces are open; one has a stunning 360-degree view of Florence and is the perfect spot to sip a glass of wine or enjoy dinner, and you don't even have to be a hotel guest.

Pros

  • In-house restaurant with stunning views
  • Wonderful, multilingual staff
  • In a lively neighborhood

Cons

  • Small elevator, many steps
  • Books up quickly
  • Neighborhood can be noisy
Via Guicciardini 13, Florence, 50125, Italy
055-283028
hotel Details
36 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Hotel Lungarno

$$$$ | Borgo San Jacopo 14, Florence, 50125, Italy
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Many rooms and suites here have private terraces that jut out over the Arno, granting stunning views of the Palazzo Vecchio and the Lungarno; a studio suite in a 13th-century tower preserves details like exposed stone walls and old archways, and looks over a little square with a medieval tower covered in jasmine. The chic interiors approximate breezily elegant homes, with lots of crisp, white fabrics with blue trim.

Pros

  • Upscale without being stuffy
  • Lovely views of the Arno
  • Borgo San Jacopo, its attached restaurant

Cons

  • Rooms without Arno views feel less special
  • Street noise happens
  • Walls can be thin
Borgo San Jacopo 14, Florence, 50125, Italy
055-27261
hotel Details
67 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Hotel Silla

$$ | Via de' Renai 5, Florence, 50125, Italy

Rooms in this 15th-century palazzo, entered via a courtyard with potted plants and sculpture-filled niches, are simply furnished; some have Arno views, others have stuccoed ceilings. Breakfast may be taken in a room that preserves an Empire feel (including two chandeliers from the early 19th century). When it's warm, a large, sunny terrace is the perfect place to read.

Pros

  • In the middle of everything except the crowds
  • Cordial, friendly staff
  • Great breakfast

Cons

  • Street noise
  • Small rooms
  • Could use an update
Via de' Renai 5, Florence, 50125, Italy
055-234–2888
hotel Details
36 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Palazzo Magnani Feroni

$$$ | Borgo San Frediano 5, Florence, 50124, Italy
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The perfect place to play the part of a Florentine aristocrat is here at this 16th-century palazzo, which despite its massive halls and sweeping staircase could almost feel like home.

Pros

  • 24-hour room service
  • Generous buffet breakfast
  • Terrific staff

Cons

  • A few steps up to the elevator
  • Many steps to the rooftop terrace
  • Somewhat removed from sites
Borgo San Frediano 5, Florence, 50124, Italy
055-2399544
hotel Details
12 suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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