Hotel Principe - Florence

Lungarno A. Vespucci, 34, Florence, Italy, 50123show map
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Overview

The 4-star Hotel Principe offers a traditional accommodation in 20 rooms. After the renovation in 2011, the hotel features Italian architecture in a 4-story building.

This property lies in the historical center of Florence, putting guests 1150 meters away from Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Set within a 10-minute walking distance from Florence city center.

A chapel and a cathedral are set within walking distance.

10 minutes' walk to Santa Maria Novella train station. The hotel is about 15 minutes' drive from Peretola airport, which is 10 km away.

Rooms

Modern rooms feature heating, a personal safe, a balcony, a trouser press and a sofa. The guestrooms look out on the river. Hotel Principe offers bathrooms fitted with a hairdryer, a bidet and terry bathrobes.

Eat & Drink

A complimentary hot buffet breakfast is served every morning. The pizzeria La Pizzeria is about 150 meters from the property.

Services

Residents will benefit from 24-hour room service, housekeeping and newspaper service.

Relax

A spa center and a sauna are offered for guests' enjoyment.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   20.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Conference room
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Paid babysitting/ Child services

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Bathroom for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room view

  • Garden view
  • River view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Check-infrom 13:00-23:59FREECheck-out02:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Santa Maria NovellaSanta Maria Novella1700 ft
Strozzi PalaceStrozzi Palace2300 ft
Duomo - S.Maria del Fiore -Duomo - S.Maria del Fiore -3300 ft
Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria NovellaOfficina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella1700 ft
Santa Maria Novella Train StationSanta Maria Novella Train Station2000 ft
Fortezza da BassoFortezza da Basso3000 ft
Il Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore)Il Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore)3300 ft
Museum of Natural HistoryMuseum of Natural History3000 ft
Pitti PalacePitti Palace3300 ft
OgnissantiOgnissanti1000 ftPiazza Ognissanti
Via FaenzaVia Faenza2800 ft FlorenceItaly
Santa Maria Maggiore Santa Maria Maggiore 3000 ftPiazza Santa Maria Maggiore
Via Maggio Via Maggio 3400 ft FlorenceItaly
Ponte VecchioPonte Vecchio3500 ftVia Por Santa Maria Via Guicciardini
Piazza della SignoriaPiazza della Signoria3900 ftPiazza della Signoria, Florence
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il panino tondoil panino tondo300 ftvia montebello 56r
Harry's BarHarry's Bar400 ft22R Lungarno Amerigo Vespucci (Grand Hotel)
Osteria Il MostrinoOsteria Il Mostrino500 ftVia Borgo Ognissanti, 141/R
Trattoria ArmandoTrattoria Armando500 ftVia Borgognissanti 140/R
Ristorante Indiano ZafferanoRistorante Indiano Zafferano600 ftVia Il Prato, 9/R
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Basilica of San LorenzoBasilica of San Lorenzo4300 ft
Santa CroceSanta Croce1.0 mi
CHIESA SANTA CROCECHIESA SANTA CROCE1.0 mi
Piazzale MiquelangeloPiazzale Miquelangelo1.3 mi
Palazzo dei CongressiPalazzo dei Congressi3700 ft
Galleria degli UffiziGalleria degli Uffizi3700 ft
UffiziUffizi3700 ft
Accademia GalleryAccademia Gallery4300 ft
Salvatore Ferragamo MuseumSalvatore Ferragamo Museum5000 ft
Palazzo Vecchio Palazzo Vecchio 3900 ftPiazza della Signoria
Boboli GardensBoboli Gardens4300 ftPiazza de' Pitti
Piazzale MichelangeloPiazzale Michelangelo1.3 miViale Michelangelo
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Getting around
Airports
Peretola (FLR)3.2 mi
Lucca (LCV)33.3 mi
Train
Santa Maria Novella Train Station2300 ft
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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Reviews
8.4
SuperbBased on  185  reviews

Rating by category:

10.0
Location
7.5
Rooms
10.0
Dining
10.0
Service
  • 10.0
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    Gracious hospitality and service. Renaissance charm and beauty. Absolutely grand huge room overlooking the garden. Hotel located along the River with easy access to museums, fine dining and shopping. Florence at it's very best.

  • 10.0
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    Great hotel! Walking distance from the train staition and the Duomo & Ufizzi. The staff was very good, and the view over the river Arno even better.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The hotel I really charming and has great character. The view from my hotel room (32) was fabulous and the hotel wasn't in the heart of the city, so it was quiet. You did have to walk about 10-15 minutes to get to the center of town but I didn't mind it...there is also bus stops not far from the hotel. For Europe this place was good value for money!

    I am from Canada and our standard of a 4 star versus the ones in Europe must be different. I wouldn't categorize this place as 4 star accommodation but a strong 3 star Charming Hotel. It does need some renovation and maybe adding some variety in the breakfast.

  • 10.0
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    From the moment I stepped onto the curb, the hotel staff were extremely helpful, the room was perfect and it exceeded all my expectations

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The hotel was in an excellent location, across the street from the Arno River. Near fine restaruants and shopping. Close to the Dumo, Piti Place and other great sights.

  • 10.0
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    The hotel has old world charm and is classic in every sense.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Everyone was very friendly and helpful and most gracious about giving my car a boost when my battery was dead. I especially liked the free parking availability, the location close to shops and attractions, and the fact that most everyone understood English well.

    Not enough water pressure for a nice soothing shower after a day of walking.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Quiet location by the River, not too far to town centre, old traditional building with very nice 19th century furniture!

    Facilities a bit outdated, but still overall a nice place to stay

  • 9.6
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    We loved this hotel! Very classic with beautiful architecture, furtnishings and our view of the river Arno was something special Hotel staff was professonal and so helpful. Left the day of a train strike and the concierge, Juliani. was a tremendous help in getting us to our next destination & held our rooms in case we didn't get on the train. Staff in the dining room was attentive and excellent. Our 'continental breakfast' here was a very nice variety along with prepared eggs started day off right. Very spacious room. Huge bathroom. We are American and missed our ice, but they delivered it to our room on request. Lovely rooftop view of the city. The garden in the back and sitting rooms were a nice place to relax.

    We had a separate sitting room. The furniture was so appropriate for the decor, but was a little worn. We were three bridges from the Ponte Vecchio - maybe 5-10 minute walk. We enjoyed the walk & view, but to some it might seem a little distance though most hotels seemed to be in this area..

  • 9.6
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    It's location and it had its own car park

  • 10.0
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    Hotel Principe is a former private residence that has maintained a welcoming "homey" feeling. The furnishings are lovely and in keeping with the period of the hotel. Breakfast was wonderful and guests could even request an omelet! I loved parking our car in the garden (at no extra fee) and I especially loved our room directly overlooking the Arno River, but away from all the hectic crowds in the main piazzas. The two gentlemen at the reception desk were truly "gentle men," complete with 3 piece suits and tie. They were attentive without being unctuous. I loved being addressed as "Madame."

  • 10.0
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    I liked everything about it. The hotel is charming, The location is perfect. The service is highly personalized, the price very reasonable. The manager and staff are attentive, very polite and warm. I recommend in highly.

  • 9.6
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    The Hotel Principe was delightful. The staff and management made every accommodation to make our stay absolutely perfect. The balconies facing the Arno are breathtaking; the staff serve fresh espresso each morning; and the concierge secured dinner reservations for us each day. For the price, you will not find a better hotel or location in Florence--I am confident. The Principe sits right near pricey digs like the St. Regis and Westin Excelsior, offering an excellent location but a much more authentic and boutique feel. I was surprised and impressed and would highly recommend this hotel. Did I mention they bring fresh flowers each day?

  • 9.6
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    The Hotel is a very romantic place. Nice and old fashioned style - every second you can imagine that Sir Peter Ustinov is coming around the corner! On top of the Roof you have an overwhelming view across the Arno River and the City! It is placed pretty near by the Rialto Bridge but very quiet. The Hotel personal is very kind an professional and the price is really cheap for all this.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Hotel principe has a great location, it is right on the cannal and to all the main sites in Florence. The hotel has a parking lot, nice staff and great view. The hotel design is Italian old fashion.

    When i wanted to dry my hair, the blow dryer caused a blackout in the room that took a few minutes to repair and i couldnt use it my entire stay. The voltage of the outlets are lower than 200v

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Highlights
8
SuperbBased on  185 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Luxury Hotels in Italy

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Good to know
Check-infrom 13:00-23:59FREECheck-out02:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Getting around
Airports
Peretola (FLR)3.2 mi
Lucca (LCV)33.3 mi
Train
Santa Maria Novella Train Station2300 ft
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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