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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

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

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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

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
Jean Baptiste
Business
Geneva
Jun 24, 2013

Mediocre

A beautiful palace converted to a mediocre, run down, very expensive hotel ...

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

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
FlorenceTraveller2
Business
San Diego, California
Sep 27, 2012

Astoria - Not a 4-star hotel at all!

Lets start with the location that is perfect for sightseeing, right in the center of the city. The staff was friendly and helpful. Then the bathroom of our initial room flooded due to a plumbing room. The reassigned room was quiet but tiny, less than 100 sft. The walls paint had come off, everywhere broken off wall trimmings and paint. The room looked very dated, definitely not like a 4-star room. Wifi works only in the lobby and the connection is wonky. Overall the hotel is at best a 3-star hotel - with some issues. Other travelers have confirmed many of them. This is a pity, because the old-world interior design and location could offer so much more.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

General restaurant quality is rather low in Florence probably due to the amount of tourists that come through this city. However, there are some better eateries. One of them is 'Il theatro'.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ric ombrem
Business
chicago, ill.
Sep 29, 2012

my kingdom for some ice cubes

surly barman, kept increasing price of a bucket of ice. poor wifi reception. no info when checking in to room about amenities. found out last night we had frig hidden in cabinet.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

forget restaraunt suggestions, overpriced, poor service. greast rest. across the street.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mikey
Business
Dorset UK
Nov 28, 2012

Special birthday treat

The first room we were given was very inconvenient with the wardrobe on one floor and the bed at the top of a spiral staircase. There was no window with natural light and the room was unbearably hot with no means of adjusting it. Upon making a complaint however we were given a better room although not what I would expect from a first class hotel. The breakfast was no more than adequate and not included and overpriced. These things are compensated for by the excellent location, however not a 'four star'

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Guibba Rossa Piazza Republica

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Oak Park, IL
Apr 20, 2010

Good location, fair room.

The Astoria is in the Santa Maria Novella neighborhood, so the location is good. Nice lobby, average room. Problem: a bathtub that was so narrow I could not have my feet flat! The shower water pressure was poor, although the water ran well for a bath. We had not included the breakfast in our booking, and were told we could add it for an additional 15 Euro each. Yikes! We went elsewhere. A very nice touch was a personal knock on the door as our 4:00 AM wake up to catch a flight. Friendly staff.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

a few nice trattorias down the street.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
andyzed
Business
Geelong VIC 3220, Australia
Dec 31, 2011

Quality and Class. Perfect Location

Just an overnight stay but enough time to experience the quality & magical ambiance that this majestic hotel exudes. The service and help from the front desk was equally impressive. From its historical aspect this hotel was what you imagined the great hotels in history would be like. From it's solid feel, ornate ceilings & walls and great noise suppression in the rooms, to it's perfect location within the old part of Florence and quite good value, this hotel was a total joy to stay in. The only disappointing note is learning that the hotel is due for a major modernisation/refurbishment which might mean the loss of its wonderful historic feel.

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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