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Principe Hotel Florence

4 stars
Lungarno Amerigo Vespucci, 34, Florence, 50123
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
26 reviews
Pleasant stay

We had a pleasant 3-day stay in this 'grand' hotel on the river Arno in Florence. Very kind staff.... See full review

  • Lida
  • Apr 13, 2013
Principe Hotel Florence

Our lovely room faced the Arno River. Some rooms face their elegant garden. The staff recommended... See full review

  • vespucci
  • Sep 18, 2012
A delightful Hotel de charme located along the Arno river in the heart of Renaissance Florence, only 10 minutes walking by Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery. In the exclusive setting of a noble palace dated 1860 the rooms are furnished combining old charm and modern facilities such as satellite Tv and free Wi-fi, in a perfect game of contrasts creating evocative atmospheres. Several of the refined rooms have a beautiful view or terrace over the river and the historical bridges up to the hills that surround the city. The other rooms are overlooking the Italian garden where the flower beds arranged in a staircase and the flowing fountain offer a tranquility hardly imaginable in the center of Florence. Our guests can take advantage of free private Parking inside one of the two gardens of the Hotel and also of an elegant Spa that sits right next door to the Hotel. The Hotel is ideal for the traveler who likes to feel at home while away from home.

Principe Hotel Florence Rooms

Standard Single Room
Elegant, complete with "french bed" (approximately 130x195), parquet flooring and a private terrace overlooking the Arno river or a colorful garden. The bathroom has bathtub and hand shower.
Standard Triple Room
Very spacious and comfortable rooms decorated with parquet flooring and antiques. Offer King-size bed and one single bed or, on request, three single beds.
Junior Suite
Besides a luxurious master bedroom each Junior Suite offers an ample living room with elegant sofas and armchairs. Located on the noble floor of the 19th century palace, rooms have high ceilings, crystal chandeliers, warm parquet flooring and a large window overlooking either the river or the enchanting internal garden. Bathrooms are luxuriously large and finished in fine Carrara marble. On request extra beds can be added.
Standard Double Room
The double room can be either King-size bed or twin on request. Rooms are all bright and elegantly furnished with parquet flooring and precious tapestry. Some of the double rooms are enriched with a small fabulous private terrace with an exclusive panoramic view of the river or of the lovely internal garden.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Dining
Room service
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

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Hotel Map

43.7734 11.2419
Area served
Florence city center along the Arno river only 10-15 minutes walking distance by the Cathedral and major Historic Sites.
Nearby airports
Florence International Airport. Amerigo Vespucci
Area description
The hotel's classic elegance and charm, with its central location along the Arno River, combined with a professional staff, that will be at your service, will make your stay in Florence memorable.

Nearby points of interest

  • Santa Maria Novella Train station: 0.4 mi
  • Church of Santa Maria Novella: 0.4 mi
  • Giardino Corsi: 0.5 mi
  • Santa Maria Novela Basilica: 0.5 mi
  • Museo di Palazzo Davanzati: 0.6 mi
  • Basilica di San Lorenzo: 0.6 mi
  • Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee): 0.6 mi
  • Basilica Of San Lorenzo: 0.6 mi
  • Piazza della Repubblica: 0.6 mi
  • Pitti Palace: 0.6 mi
  • Laurentian Library (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana): 0.7 mi
  • Mercato Centrale: 0.7 mi
  • Centro Storico: 0.7 mi
  • Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto): 0.7 mi
  • Piazza del Duomo: 0.7 mi
  • Santa Maria Novella Train station: 0.4 mi
  • Church of Santa Maria Novella: 0.4 mi
  • Giardino Corsi: 0.5 mi
  • Santa Maria Novela Basilica: 0.5 mi
  • Museo di Palazzo Davanzati: 0.6 mi
  • Basilica di San Lorenzo: 0.6 mi
  • Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee): 0.6 mi
  • Basilica Of San Lorenzo: 0.6 mi
  • Piazza della Repubblica: 0.6 mi
  • Pitti Palace: 0.6 mi
  • Laurentian Library (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana): 0.7 mi
  • Mercato Centrale: 0.7 mi
  • Centro Storico: 0.7 mi
  • Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto): 0.7 mi
  • Piazza del Duomo: 0.7 mi
  • Corridoio Vasariano: 0.7 mi
  • Boboli Gardens: 0.7 mi
  • Piazza della Signoria: 0.7 mi
  • Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore: 0.7 mi
  • Duomo Museum (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo): 0.7 mi
  • Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi): 0.8 mi
  • Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science: 0.8 mi
  • Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Bargello Museum): 0.8 mi
  • Galleria dell'Accademia: 0.9 mi
  • Palazzo Vecchio: 0.9 mi
  • Museo di San Marco: 0.9 mi
  • Piazza San Marco: 1 mi
  • Basilica di Santa Croce: 1.1 mi
  • Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico: 1.2 mi
  • Cimitero Delle Porte Sante: 1.3 mi
  • Piazzale Michelangelo: 1.3 mi
  • Giardino Della Gherardesca: 1.5 mi
  • Basilica di San Miniato al Monte: 1.6 mi
  • Museo Stibbert: 1.8 mi
  • Artemio Franchi Stadium: 2 mi
  • Fiesole: 3.5 mi
  • Baptistry (Battistero): 42.4 mi

Dining

Lungarno Lounge
two very nice longues on ground floor with Bar service from 08:00 A.M. to midnight
Roof
Nice terrace with one of the most beautiful view of the town. Extraordinary sunset having drink before the dinner

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1100

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (26)

Ratings and reviews for Principe Hotel Florence

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
26 out of 26
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.8
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.5

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Principe Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
x
Jul 10, 2011

florence

x

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
x
Jul 10, 2011

florence

x

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JSTS
Boone, NC
Jun 13, 2011

Hotel Principe

Very good example of a European hotel. Nice continental breakfast included. Hotel is in a great location facing the Arno and about 4 blocks from Ponte Vecchio. Also very convenient to train station. Rooms are small but have the amenities one would expect such as high speed wireless (which worked flawlessly). Very helpful staff and they are multilingual.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Convenient to all major attractions in Florence.

Review of Principe Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JSTS
Boone, NC
Jun 13, 2011

Hotel Principe

Very good example of a European hotel. Nice continental breakfast included. Hotel is in a great location facing the Arno and about 4 blocks from Ponte Vecchio. Also very convenient to train station. Rooms are small but have the amenities one would expect such as high speed wireless (which worked flawlessly). Very helpful staff and they are multilingual.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Convenient to all major attractions in Florence.

Review of Principe Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jim and WIlla
New York NY
Apr 12, 2011

Absolutely Incredible

Better than the NYC Plaza...view from balcony overlooking the Arno from Point Vecchio west...your neighbor is the US Consulate. Four blocks from Duomo...what a beautiful building, well maintained, large rooms and the staff is absolutely the best I've encountered in Europe. Breakfast was great and served with impeccable style. What can you say about a hotel that changes its welcome carpet daily (it's white linen..really) and has a private garden complete with wisteria everywhere and a koi pond. Don't miss this one...you'll be torn between seeing the treasures of Florence and just staying at the Hotel Principe Florence

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Florence, like many other old cities, has strict traffic restrictions and parking is never easy. The hotel staff arranged for us to leave our car in the side courtyard..secure and safe. All of the city was easily accessible. A wonderful trip.

Review of Principe Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jim and WIlla
New York NY
Apr 12, 2011

Absolutely Incredible

Better than the NYC Plaza...view from balcony overlooking the Arno from Point Vecchio west...your neighbor is the US Consulate. Four blocks from Duomo...what a beautiful building, well maintained, large rooms and the staff is absolutely the best I've encountered in Europe. Breakfast was great and served with impeccable style. What can you say about a hotel that changes its welcome carpet daily (it's white linen..really) and has a private garden complete with wisteria everywhere and a koi pond. Don't miss this one...you'll be torn between seeing the treasures of Florence and just staying at the Hotel Principe Florence

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Florence, like many other old cities, has strict traffic restrictions and parking is never easy. The hotel staff arranged for us to leave our car in the side courtyard..secure and safe. All of the city was easily accessible. A wonderful trip.

Review of Principe Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The Snarks
New Mexico
Nov 9, 2010

Great quiet and central location

Very friendly staff. Good breakfast buffet. Easy to walk to all the main sites.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

It is best to park and walk everywhere. You will see more of the area and meet more people.

Review of Principe Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The Snarks
New Mexico
Nov 9, 2010

Great quiet and central location

Very friendly staff. Good breakfast buffet. Easy to walk to all the main sites.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

It is best to park and walk everywhere. You will see more of the area and meet more people.

Review of Principe Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
New York, NY
Oct 29, 2010

Very nice old world European hotel

We were a group of 6 people aged 7 - 70. We had three lovely rooms on the first floor (2nd story in US). They gave us a larger room with a Queen bed and an extra twin for my son at no extra charge. The hotel has an old world charm which is reflected in the antique furnishings and decor. In places it is a bit worn (carpets in public areas) but this in no way detracts from the overall feeling of ease and comfort one has. Rooms in the original part of the hotel are large and have very high ceilings and original woodwork and moldings - you will feel as if you have stepped back in time. Bathrooms are in most cases large with old marble floors and walls. Some rooms have balconies though none of ours did. The roof deck has fabulous views. The breakfast room is attractive and the continental buffet is quite abundant with fairly good variety, including fresh juice. The last day I was there I stayed in a single on the 4th floor which is new construction and this part of the hotel was not nearly as nice as in the original part of the building. The room was small with very thin walls and I could hear my neighbors talking. The hotel location on the Arno is very nice but it is a 10-15 minute walk to most of the major attractions so this should be kept in mind. I think it is worth it to be right on the river though. Staff at the hotel is very helpful.

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

There are at least three decent restaurants very close to the hotel that they will recommend. I liked Il Profeta in particular which I found out after the fact is also rated #3 of all restaurants in Florence on a popular travel website.

Review of Principe Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
New York, NY
Oct 29, 2010

Very nice old world European hotel

We were a group of 6 people aged 7 - 70. We had three lovely rooms on the first floor (2nd story in US). They gave us a larger room with a Queen bed and an extra twin for my son at no extra charge. The hotel has an old world charm which is reflected in the antique furnishings and decor. In places it is a bit worn (carpets in public areas) but this in no way detracts from the overall feeling of ease and comfort one has. Rooms in the original part of the hotel are large and have very high ceilings and original woodwork and moldings - you will feel as if you have stepped back in time. Bathrooms are in most cases large with old marble floors and walls. Some rooms have balconies though none of ours did. The roof deck has fabulous views. The breakfast room is attractive and the continental buffet is quite abundant with fairly good variety, including fresh juice. The last day I was there I stayed in a single on the 4th floor which is new construction and this part of the hotel was not nearly as nice as in the original part of the building. The room was small with very thin walls and I could hear my neighbors talking. The hotel location on the Arno is very nice but it is a 10-15 minute walk to most of the major attractions so this should be kept in mind. I think it is worth it to be right on the river though. Staff at the hotel is very helpful.

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

There are at least three decent restaurants very close to the hotel that they will recommend. I liked Il Profeta in particular which I found out after the fact is also rated #3 of all restaurants in Florence on a popular travel website.

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