Santa Maria Novella Hotel Florence

4 stars
Piazza Santa Maria Novella, 1, Florence, 50123
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
17 reviews
A good central location hotel,

This hotel is central and offers very good accommodation with lovely antique style interior. The... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jul 13, 2013
Second Honeymoon - Florence, Italy

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

  • RM Travelers
  • Jun 19, 2013
Slice of history in beautiful Florence
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.
3 Reasons to Stay:
  • 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
Santa Maria Novella Hotel 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.
Things to Do:
  • 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)

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
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

43.7748 11.2493
Area served
Florence, Italy
Nearby airports
Galileo Galilei International Airport - Pisa

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
  • Santa Maria Novela Basilica: 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
  • Santa Maria Novela Basilica: 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
  • Piazza San Marco: 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
  • Cimitero Delle Porte Sante: 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:
1400
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 (17)

Ratings and reviews for Santa Maria Novella Hotel Florence

Overall score

4.5 / 5
17 out of 17
Amenities:
4.5
Room cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.8
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.4

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Santa Maria Novella Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Coral Gables, Florida
Apr 7, 2011

Fantastic Hotel, Excellent Location

The hotel is a five minute walk from the Florence train station. The room was beautiful with a small balcony and a full breakfast was included. It is only walking distance from the Duomo and Ufizzi Gallery. The hotel also provides free internet access and wi-fi for your electronic devices. Very helpful staff with excellent hotel recommendations. My husband and I truly enjoyed our stay and will stay there again.

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

Several good hotels in the area include L'Ostreria de Giovannis, Il Latini Restaurant, Academia at San Marco Square. For a fancier meal try Parione. The only one that was more than a 5 minute walk away from the hotel was Academia. All were fantastic.

Review of Santa Maria Novella Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

4
Captexpress
Louisville, Ky
Oct 21, 2010

Great Hotel

Classy sophisticated Hotel in a prime location. Very spacious room consisting of bedroom, separate closet, sitting area, bedroom and a very large marble bathroom. Access to courtyard from a door in our sitting room. Nice breakfast and helpful staff. Construction in adjacent piazza underway, but our room was on the other side of the hotel. Only drawback: Requested a few wine glasses in order to sample a fine wine I had purchased while touring the countryside and was told they could not comply unless it was a wine purchased through room service? I took a walk down to the bar and applied some grease and all was well. Odd for such a nice hotel at those prices. Overall, everything else was top notch and I would definitely stay there again.

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

Giovanni's for dinner. Outstanding.

Review of Santa Maria Novella Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Atlantic City, NJ
Oct 20, 2010

Great little Hotel- terrific location

Beautiful room with 12ft ceilings. Beautiful old building on a nice piazza with a beautiful cathedral to look at. Front desk was very helpful. Lots of interesting guests. Great location to explore the city and get to the train quickly. I will stay here again.

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

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Oak Park, IL
Apr 20, 2010

The Perfect Hotel in Florence

This lovely hotel is on Piazza Santa Maria Novella, a wonderful location and a perfect home base for exploring Florence. The staff were wonderfully pleasant, attentive and helpful, giving a great restaurant recommendation, too. The room was attractive: bright, clean and airy, kept immaculate by staff, with a wonderful bathroom. Terrycloth slippers-- a nice touch! The bed was extremely comfortable with crisp, new linens. Breakfast was a feast-- a wonderful hot and cold buffets with everything you'd want, including table service for coffees or tea. We loved staying at this hotel and highly recommend it.

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

Adjacent to Santa Maria Novella, with easy walks to all the areas of Florence.

Review of Santa Maria Novella Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

5
MGL
Boston, MA
May 3, 2009

This is a real gem

I was travelling with my father to visit my nephew, his grandson who was studying a semester abroad. I wanted a hotel that would be comfortable for us both, nice, centrally located and I did not want to be in a "touristy" hotel. Perfect, beautifully appointed. We both had single rooms and I was pleasantly surprised as my room was quite spacious. His was a bit smaller but more than adequate. Very warm, friendly, and elegant.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Not Applicable

Wonderful dining options, good to know what you are looking for, dining event or light supper. Can't go wrong though...

Review of Santa Maria Novella Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
USA
Jul 9, 2008

Lovely Boutique Hotel in the Heart of Florence

The Santa Maria Novella Hotel is a lovely Hotel within walking distance to all the major historic sights of Florence, Italy. The hotel has lovely furnishings and is well maintained. The marble bathrooms are exceptional and appointed with indulgent amenities. Breakfast was served in a beautiful room and included eggs, cheese, meats, fruit, yogurt and cereal. The wait staff were friendly and helpful. All in all it was a lovely experience.

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

The Piazza where the Hotel is located is currently undergoing some construction.

Review of Santa Maria Novella Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Austin, TX
Mar 27, 2008

Excellent Service & Location

The Santa Maria Novella was a wonderful hotel and the staff was superb. I am currently a manager in the hotel industry and have come to expect a lot with the hotels that I visit. The staff at this hotel went above & beyond to make our visit perfect. The location was ideal as it was only a 10 minute walk to reach all of the tourist attractions and the train station was only a 5 minute walk away. The only thing I would change is for the hotel to put some signage on the exterior of the building. Other than that I would highly reccomend this hotel.

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

There is a tobacco shop right outside of the entrace to the hotel where you can buy all of your bus tickets.

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