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Astoria Hotel Florence - A Boscolo 1st Class Hotel

4 stars
Via Del Giglio 9, Florence, Florence, 50123
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
26 reviews
Great sightseeing location

The only minus was the breakfast , food selection was fairly limited and not top quality. See full review

  • Tony 69
  • Mar 15, 2014
Enjoyed our stay

Astoria was a little pricey once tax and all was included but we enjoyed our stay. The staff was... See full review

  • LiviDGK
  • Oct 3, 2013
Accommodations in historic buildings belonging to Florentine nobility
The Astoria Hotel Florence is a graceful and intelligent 4-star property, a proud member of the Boscolo hotel portfolio whose properties cater to the most seasoned travelers. The hotel's buildings belong to noble Florentine families, whose treasured art collection adds a prestige that inspires and uplifts. Rooms are functional and comforting, with some that offer coveted views of the city and its architectural masterpieces.
Highlights
  • The same building where author John Milton wrote Paradise Lost
  • Located just a short walk to Florence's historic center
  • Prestigious décor in the Florentine Baroque style
Rooms
Rooms are saturated with Florentine aesthetics, including fresco-adorned walls and period furnishings, all gathered in graceful elegance both inviting and invigorating. The 98 rooms at the Astoria Hotel Florence are divided among classic, deluxe and junior suite configurations, some offering a private terrace that overlooks the city, while others that feature a view of the Duomo or historic center. All include modern conveniences and amenities, assuring guests of a pampered and indulgent visit.
Features
Situated in the rooms of the Palazzo Gaddi and Palazzo Arrighetti, historic buildings belonging to Florentine nobility, the Astoria Hotel Florence exudes prestige and polished decadence, with a history that reaffirms its local prominence. It was here where famed author John Milton found inspiration for, as well as composed, the classic Paradise Lost and an impressive collection of notable works of art grace the walls of both guest rooms and public spaces.

The on-site Palazzo Gaddi Restaurant serves contemporary Mediterranean dishes and the Wine Bar Agora offers an extensive collection of fine Tuscan wines and sumptuous antipasti. Finally, the Lounge Bar Arrighetti, with its 15th century frescoes and rustic Florentine medallions, is the ideal venue in which to savor your favorite cocktail. And when weather permits, head to the magnificent terrace for an unforgettable view of the Duomo and Florentine sights.
Transportation
  • Florence Airport (5 mi/8 km)
  • Santa Maria Novella train station (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
Attractions
  • Duomo and Baptistery (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Ponte Vecchio (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Uffizi Gallery (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Michelangelo's David (0.5 mi/0.9 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • Conference, meeting and event rooms
  • State-of-the-art audio/visual equipment
  • Catering service

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Astoria Hotel Florence - A Boscolo 1st Class Hotel Rooms

Classic Double
Classic RoomClassic Room 18 m Rooms elegantly furnished in a typical Florentine style, optimized by the attention paid to the choice of materials used and care given to details. An ideal location for a pleasant stay. The image is wholly indicative. Room amenities:Air conditioning, Hair dryer, Bathroom, Safety box, Internet (modem), Mini Bar, Laundry service, Alarm clock, Direct dial phone, TV
Superior Double
Superior Room Superior Room 22 m Large, comfortable double rooms. Classical Florentine-style period furniture helps to create an enchanting atmosphere which makes staying in the Astoria a pleasant and relaxing experience. The image is wholly indicative. Room amenities:Air conditioning, Hair dryer, Bathroom, Safety box, Internet (modem), Mini Bar, Laundry service, Alarm clock, Direct dial phone
Deluxe Double
Deluxe Room Deluxe Room 30m Elegant, sought-after rooms possessing all the modern comforts. The bathroom has a shower bath. Moreover, some rooms have a fantastic view over the city rooftops. The image is wholly indicative. Room amenities:Air conditioning, Hair dryer, Bathroom, Safety box, Internet (modem), Mini Bar, Laundry service, Direct dial phone, TV

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Childcare Service
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Church of Santa Maria Novella: 0.1 mi
  • Santa Maria Novella Train station: 0.2 mi
  • Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee): 0.2 mi
  • Basilica di San Lorenzo: 0.2 mi
  • Laurentian Library (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana): 0.2 mi
  • Museo di Palazzo Davanzati: 0.2 mi
  • Piazza della Repubblica: 0.2 mi
  • Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto): 0.2 mi
  • Piazza del Duomo: 0.2 mi
  • Centro Storico: 0.3 mi
  • Santa Maria Novela Basilica: 0.3 mi
  • Mercato Centrale: 0.3 mi
  • Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore: 0.3 mi
  • Duomo Museum (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo): 0.3 mi
  • Piazza della Signoria: 0.3 mi
  • Church of Santa Maria Novella: 0.1 mi
  • Santa Maria Novella Train station: 0.2 mi
  • Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee): 0.2 mi
  • Basilica di San Lorenzo: 0.2 mi
  • Laurentian Library (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana): 0.2 mi
  • Museo di Palazzo Davanzati: 0.2 mi
  • Piazza della Repubblica: 0.2 mi
  • Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto): 0.2 mi
  • Piazza del Duomo: 0.2 mi
  • Centro Storico: 0.3 mi
  • Santa Maria Novela Basilica: 0.3 mi
  • Mercato Centrale: 0.3 mi
  • Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore: 0.3 mi
  • Duomo Museum (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo): 0.3 mi
  • Piazza della Signoria: 0.3 mi
  • Corridoio Vasariano: 0.4 mi
  • Pitti Palace: 0.4 mi
  • Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Bargello Museum): 0.4 mi
  • Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi): 0.4 mi
  • Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science: 0.4 mi
  • Basilica Of San Lorenzo: 0.4 mi
  • Galleria dell'Accademia: 0.5 mi
  • Palazzo Vecchio: 0.5 mi
  • Museo di San Marco: 0.5 mi
  • Boboli Gardens: 0.6 mi
  • Piazza San Marco: 0.6 mi
  • Basilica di Santa Croce: 0.7 mi
  • Giardino Corsi: 0.7 mi
  • Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico: 0.7 mi
  • Piazzale Michelangelo: 1 mi
  • Giardino Della Gherardesca: 1 mi
  • Cimitero Delle Porte Sante: 1.1 mi
  • Basilica di San Miniato al Monte: 1.2 mi
  • Artemio Franchi Stadium: 1.5 mi
  • Museo Stibbert: 1.6 mi
  • Fiesole: 3.2 mi
  • Baptistry (Battistero): 42.9 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1300
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (26)

Ratings and reviews for Astoria Hotel Florence - A Boscolo 1st Class Hotel

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
26 out of 26
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.3

69% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Wombat
Business
Milton Keynes, England
Sep 20, 2012

Good central location

Great foyer, slowest and smallest lifts. Room very average with a dribble of a shower which was also cool. Breakfast expensive. On the plus side, fantastic central location with a roof terrace with city views to drool over.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Experiencedtraveler2012
Business
Corona del Mar, CA
Sep 7, 2012

Room smelled

The hotel staff were very nice and competent. My room was sizable but had a sewer smell for all three nights and the air conditioning didn't work. My friend's had a room down the hall without the smell and with an air conditioner that functioned well enough. Another negative was that the WifI was only in a very small radius of the lobby, maybe 10 feet max from the lobby desktop.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sunshine seeker
Business
London
Aug 29, 2012

Excellent all round value and located conveniently

Impressed with this hotel. Some miinor improvements that could be made to make a great hotel even better are: 1. Provide a kettle and tea making facilty in room. 2. Have wider steps inside the split level room to upper floor. 3. Keep a wheel chair for emergencies such as with my wife injuring her leg while on an outing.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Joe J Garage
Business
Wisconsin USA
Aug 28, 2012

Hotel is aging and needs updates !!!!

Not good. First room: Smelled like sewer or toilet at times Phone didn't work Burnt Light Bulb 2nd room: Air Conditioning didn't work 3rd Room: Smelled of cigarettes Light bulbs stayed partially lit when power was off !!! 4th Room: Shower had a poor caulk repair and flooded the bathroom One entire floor had electrical fixtures hanging by their wires !! 5th Room was top floor, awesome view, extra space. no problems Elevators are super slow Initially told us our booking did not offer free breakfast, when every other Italy hotel we stayed at did. We stayed here only 4 days, hotel staff was friendly, but too many problems for spending $2,800 on airline tickets to deal with this !!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Lavaca
Business
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Aug 24, 2012

Not what it appears

This hotel is advertised as a 4 star hotel w/ cache. It is not. The hotel is in desparate need of renovation. The pictures online were clearly taken some time ago. I checked out of the hotel and moved to a nicer one. I would also caution against booking your hotel with this site. I have had a few problems with hotel bookings and minimal customer service to rectify issues. There are other sites that allow you much easier cancellation policies. For me this is important after hotels not meeting their online expectations.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
janice
Business
cheshire,UK
Jul 9, 2012

Beautiful,well located hotel

a very good experience, staff very friendly and helpful,bedroom lovely and spotless. a very interesting historical building with original features and furnishings. however, impossible to get a drink in the very nice reception area!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
John and Cindy from MI
Business
White Lake, MI
Jun 19, 2012

A nice place to stay

This was a nice hotel with some character and a wonderful staff. Our room was not large but adequate. The hotel staff was very helpful with any request and the breakfast was good. We had a very nice time and got lots of exercise.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JTG27528
Business
Uxbridge, England
Jun 12, 2012

Great hotel

We stayed in this hotel some years ago and wanted to go back to the same place because of the fantastic roof top terrace/bar. We weren't disappointed; it was as good as we remembered. The only downside I would say (and this maybe more the website's fault, not the hotel) breakfast was not included in the price. It does not state anywhere that it isn't and doesn't give you the option to book it!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Bucca Mario near Santa Maria Novella (quite expensive but fantastic service/food/setting), and Coquinarius (side street near the Duomo) - best pasta I've ever had!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Great Family Vacation
Business
Dallas, TX
May 28, 2012

Great Family Vacation

This was both the lowest rate that we paid during our Italian vacation as well as the highest quality hotel. Located just down the street from the Medici Chapel, it was easy to get to from the SMN train station. We had easy access to the Duomo and all the main sites in Florence. The rooms were quite spacious and quite clean. If you stay on floor 4 or above you will have a very nice view of the city from your window. Make sure and get up to the 6th floor balcony for excellent views. The staff was excellent and dealt with our minimal Italian skills.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

The restaurant in the hotel was quite good. The Ravioli with Butter and Sage sauce was really tasty. Try the chocolate cake for desert and you will not be disappointed.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Susan C.
Business
New Jersey
May 24, 2012

Very Nice Experience

Great location, close to train station but not too close. Room was a nice size. Public areas of hotel were absolutely gorgeous. Room itself was rather plain. Bed was very comfortable. Bathroom had full size tub and shower. Great roof top public area on 3rd floor where you can sit and read and get some sun. Wireless in hotel lobby only. Had shampoo, bath wash, hair dryer, TV, air. Overall experience was very positive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Bring loads of money because everything is way expensive.

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