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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
30 reviews
Couldn't have been more convenient

Very comfortable, extremely friendly helpful staff, and the room had a view of the Duomo and... See full review

  • Belle and Nana
  • Feb 24, 2013
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
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

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

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Hotel Map

43.7737 11.2509
Area served
Florence.
Nearby airports
Amerigo Vespucci international Airport.
Area description
Located in the heart of Florence, the Astoria Boscolo Hotel is just few steps away from the Duomo and the Santa Maria Novella Train Station, while the Amerigo Vespucci Airport is 8 kilometres away.

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 (30)

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

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
30 out of 30
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.4

73% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Astoria Hotel Florence - A Boscolo 1st Class Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ray and Marie
Hesperia, CA
Oct 9, 2012

Astoria Hotel

This is a really old, beautiul hotel ... a true Italian hotel. Rooms are beautiful .. we had a great view. The onlly problem was is that they overbook here. They were kind enough to send us to another lessor hotel for one night and they came and got our things and moved them to the Astoria for the next two nights stay. I had paid for my room in advance and did not appreciate the fact that they overbooked and had no room for us. I would think twice next time due to the inconvience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Astoria Hotel Florence - A Boscolo 1st Class Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Belle and Nana
W3 London
Feb 24, 2013

Couldn't have been more convenient

Very comfortable, extremely friendly helpful staff, and the room had a view of the Duomo and Campanile.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lorenzo de Medici restaurant, just along the road. Unpretentious, friendly, inexpensive, and good food.

Review of Astoria Hotel Florence - A Boscolo 1st Class Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Cleveland, Ohio
Nov 9, 2010

Great Location, Great Deal

Great hotel, excellent staff, great breakfast served in an amazing room. Rooms were a bit small but very comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

La Spada restaurant was possibly the best meal i've had in a very long time. From top to bottom they serve excellent food.

Review of Astoria Hotel Florence - A Boscolo 1st Class Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Ontario, Canada
Jun 6, 2010

Great Vacation

The hotel location was great. The room was small but the bathroom was a good size.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Astoria Hotel Florence - A Boscolo 1st Class Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lucretia Davidson
Business
Texas
Jun 12, 2013

Fantastic location

This hotel is in an ideal location--it's an easy walk from the Santa Maria Novella train station and about three minutes from the Duomo and other key Florence locations. The hotel staff is gracious and very helpful, and the common areas are quite nice: the breakfast room is decorative and ornate, and the terrace bar offers an extraordinary view. Overall, the hotel offers a good value for its price and location.

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

Business

Review of Astoria Hotel Florence - A Boscolo 1st Class Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
worktraveler102012
Business
New York
Oct 16, 2012

Very nice and quiet place to stay in Florence

The location and cleanliness were great. The one inconvenience was that wireless internet was only available in one room of the lounge area.

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

Business

Review of Astoria Hotel Florence - A Boscolo 1st Class Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sunshine seeker
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
Review of Astoria Hotel Florence - A Boscolo 1st Class Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Great Family Vacation
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
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.

Review of Astoria Hotel Florence - A Boscolo 1st Class Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
John and Cindy from MI
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
Review of Astoria Hotel Florence - A Boscolo 1st Class Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Ontario, Canada
Jun 6, 2010

Great Vacation

The hotel location was great. The room was small but the bathroom was a good size.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Astoria Hotel Florence - A Boscolo 1st Class Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Ogden, UT
Dec 30, 2010

Great Value

Excellent service, large rooms, free wifi in lobby, great included breakfast, centrally located.

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