$154 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 30, 2015 Check-out: Aug 31, 2015

Santa Maria Novella Hotel Florence

4 stars
View map of Piazza Santa Maria Novella, 1, Florence, 50123

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
17 reviews
Great location

I enjoyed this hotel. I visited Florence for a weekend with my son. The staff was friendly and... See full review

  • let's travel more
  • Nov 29, 2014
Fantastic Florence

Our stay in Florence was fantastic. Nice clean accommodations with a friendly helpful staff.... See full review

  • Robert L.
  • Apr 6, 2015
The Santa Maria Novella Hotel is ideal for those visiting Florence seeking history, beautiful architecture and opulent surroundings. The hotel boasts impressive Florentine architecture that is ornate yet true to the original design. Lounge areas in the Santa Maria Novella Hotel provide guests with a relaxing and homely atmosphere that reflects the history of Florence. The Santa Maria Novella Hotel was awarded a Travellers' Choice Award in 2010, and the staff is both friendly and knowledgeable.
Rooms
The Santa Maria Novella provides spectacular views of the Santa Maria Novella Cathedral from the terrace area and certain rooms. Accommodations within the Santa Maria Novella Hotel are individually styled in an elegant design with luxurious fabrics and soft furnishings, illustrating the attention to detail that can be felt throughout the hotel. Marble bathrooms and wooden floors greet guests in all rooms. One of the more elegant suites available at the Santa Maria Novella Hotel is the Honeymoon Suite. This suite has its own terrace that overlooks the beautiful cathedral, and includes lavish decor and furnishings. Look for the courtesy beauty-line by the Antica Farmacia di Santa Maria Novella in the bathrooms. Bathrooms also include toiletries with an exclusive fragrance made by the Officina Profumo Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella. Amenities in all guest rooms include satellite TV, air conditioning, hair-dryer, room service and complimentary Wi-Fi internet access.
Highlights
  • Fantastic views of Santa Maria Novella Cathedral
  • Newly restored with décor that is sympathetic to the hotel's historical roots
  • Luxurious rooms with rich and opulent furnishings
Nearby attractions
  • Il Bisonte Graphic Art Gallery (2.9 mi/4.7 km)
  • Palazzo Vecchio (3.4 mi/5.5 km)
  • Museum of Dante's House (3.4 mi/5.6 km)
  • Science Museum (3.5 mi/5.7 km)
  • National Archaeological Museum (4.4 mi/7.2 km)

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Santa Maria Novella Hotel Florence Rooms

Rooms
We do not like treating everyone in the same manner! You have understood correctly. Our rooms are all unique, unrepeatable, furnished with superior taste by someone who has wished to reserve exclusive surprises for every guest. Colours, furniture, decorations and atmospheres that are always different, which at every single visit will make you live a unique experience! A glance of admiration towards the sumptuous church of Santa Maria Novella and the thought of being in one of the most exclusive locations in Florence, in the presence of so much history and beauty.

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • High-speed internet
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Fitness Center
Dining
Free breakfast
Room service
Services
Business center
Internet
High-speed internet
Accessibility
Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Church of Santa Maria Novella: 0 mi
  • Santa Maria Novella Train station: 0.1 mi
  • Basilica di San Lorenzo: 0.2 mi
  • Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee): 0.2 mi
  • Laurentian Library (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana): 0.3 mi
  • Mercato Centrale: 0.3 mi
  • Museo di Palazzo Davanzati: 0.3 mi
  • Piazza della Repubblica: 0.3 mi
  • Ponte Vecchio: 0.3 mi
  • Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto): 0.3 mi
  • Piazza del Duomo: 0.3 mi
  • Basilica Of San Lorenzo: 0.4 mi
  • Centro Storico: 0.4 mi
  • Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore: 0.4 mi
  • Duomo Museum (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo): 0.4 mi
  • Church of Santa Maria Novella: 0 mi
  • Santa Maria Novella Train station: 0.1 mi
  • Basilica di San Lorenzo: 0.2 mi
  • Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee): 0.2 mi
  • Laurentian Library (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana): 0.3 mi
  • Mercato Centrale: 0.3 mi
  • Museo di Palazzo Davanzati: 0.3 mi
  • Piazza della Repubblica: 0.3 mi
  • Ponte Vecchio: 0.3 mi
  • Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto): 0.3 mi
  • Piazza del Duomo: 0.3 mi
  • Basilica Of San Lorenzo: 0.4 mi
  • Centro Storico: 0.4 mi
  • Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore: 0.4 mi
  • Duomo Museum (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo): 0.4 mi
  • Piazza della Signoria: 0.4 mi
  • Pitti Palace: 0.5 mi
  • Corridoio Vasariano: 0.5 mi
  • Galleria dell'Accademia: 0.5 mi
  • Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Bargello Museum): 0.5 mi
  • Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi): 0.5 mi
  • Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science: 0.5 mi
  • Museo di San Marco: 0.6 mi
  • Giardino Corsi: 0.6 mi
  • Palazzo Vecchio: 0.6 mi
  • Gallery Of The Academy: 0.6 mi
  • Boboli Gardens: 0.7 mi
  • Basilica di Santa Croce: 0.7 mi
  • Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico: 0.8 mi
  • Giardino Della Gherardesca: 1.1 mi
  • Piazzale Michelangelo: 1.1 mi
  • San Miniato Al Monte: 1.2 mi
  • Basilica di San Miniato al Monte: 1.4 mi
  • Museo Stibbert: 1.5 mi
  • Artemio Franchi Stadium: 1.6 mi
  • Fiesole: 3.2 mi
  • Baptistry (Battistero): 42.8 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

Ratings and reviews for Santa Maria Novella Hotel Florence

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
17 out of 17
Amenities:
4.4
Cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.7
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.4

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Santa Maria Novella Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
RM Travelers
Couples
Rolling Meadows, Illinois
Jun 19, 2013

Second Honeymoon - Florence, Italy

Simply a terrific hotel! Staff at the front desk made our stay thouroughly enjoyable! Thanks Simone!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Santa Maria Novella Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Robert L.
Couples
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

Fantastic Florence

Our stay in Florence was fantastic. Nice clean accommodations with a friendly helpful staff. Convenient location .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Santa Maria Novella Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
let's travel more
Family
NY
Nov 29, 2014

Great location

I enjoyed this hotel. I visited Florence for a weekend with my son. The staff was friendly and accommodating. When the room setup perfect upon check in, they immediately fixed it and could not have been nicer (e.g., remade beds as 2 twins not 1 double, checked on bathroom faucet, tried to improve internet). They graciously provided a large umbrella to use for the raining day. Hotel layout is a bit quirky, which meant a few different ways to our room, but I found this charming. Our room was quiet. The only drawback was weak internet in our room (internet was fine in hallway and common areas).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Santa Maria Novella Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JaneEyre
Couples
San Rafael, CA
Oct 1, 2013

I'd stay here again

The hotel is gorgeous and elegant. The staff is gracious, cheerful and helpful. The location is excellent, 5 minute walk to the Duomo and sits on the Piazza Santa Maria Novella which is lovely. Rooms aren't as big as American's might expect, but they aren't tiny either. I would be happy to stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The absolute best Gelato in Florence is at Perche No! Not far from Duomo. All freshly house made and organic.

Review of Santa Maria Novella Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Couples
Surrey U.K.
Jul 13, 2013

A good central location hotel,

This hotel is central and offers very good accommodation with lovely antique style interior. The holiday was enhanced by this hotel and we would visit it again..The staff were very friendly and helpful. The only comment I would make is, to eat in a restaurant, I would suggest, go over the bridge and out of town and not eat in the city center.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Find a restaurant over one of the bridges away from city center.

Review of Santa Maria Novella Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
RM Travelers
Couples
Rolling Meadows, Illinois
Jun 18, 2013

Second honeymoon - Florence 2013

Again, the hotel location was perfect. It was near the train station and walking distance from all the museums and sites!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Santa Maria Novella Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ezashiu
Couples
Rochester Hills, MI
Apr 1, 2013

great stay

staffs are friendly, location is great, except the sign of the hotel is too small that we had hard time of finding it while it was raining at that night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Santa Maria Novella Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
trancine
Business
NYC
Mar 11, 2013

a true gem

Beautiful little historic hotel. Loved the fabric (silk?) wallpaper in the hallways and the gorgeous breakfast room. Breakfast itself was superb - fruit, pastries, eggs, bacon, and infinite cappuccino. Staff bent over backwards to be friendly and helpful and all spoke near-perfect English. Reliable, free wifi (though remember that streaming video like netflix / amazon is not available in Europe). Only downsides: my room was tiny, shower leaked (not a huge deal since I wasn't the one who had to mop it up), and water temperature varied wildly and sometimes painfully, depending presumably on water being used elsewhere (I think this is common in Italy).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Santa Maria Novella Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Meera Travels
Couples
Austin, Texas
Oct 25, 2012

Beautiful Firenze

The hotel was lovely. However, the double bed in a superior room was really, really small and very uncomfortable for 2 persons. Did not like having the bathroom immediately next to the bed. I would not stay in this type of room again. We very much enjoyed the beautiful dining area for breakfast and great breakfast buffet.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Santa Maria Novella Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
magalifl
Single
Wellington, FL
Oct 31, 2011

Great Location!

The hotel is really close to the Train Station and to the Tours' Meeting Points. It is close to the Duomo, to the Ponte Vieccho, Shopping and a good selection of restaurants.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Single

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