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Privilege Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is a three star hotel with pizazz. Lovely rooms, clean with modern bathrooms. Great location and staff. Very reasonable especially compared to 4 stars eight next door. A great choice for anyone wanting a central,location in Florence

Good location, close but not too close to the centre, easy walking Shame only could offer breakfast with no lounge to relax in for drink Rooms OK but tired Very friendly English speaking staff. Breakfast although limited was only continental

Loved staying at the Hotel Privilege. Excellent location and delighted to have a room overlooking the River Arno. This family run hotel is very special. All members of staff very friendly, professional and welcoming. Many thanks to Barbara, Emmanuel and our waiter in the breakfast room plus Peach, the cutest dog you will ever meet. Rooms are attractive with comfortable beds and good quality sheets and top quality towels. I agree with some of the comments that some decor is a bit dated but I consider that 'old school' and something to enjoy. Exceptionally good Continental breakfast with plenty to choose from including Tuscan specialties; try the lemon cake. I know other guests liked the coffee but we didn't so we opted for the cappuccino; a small surcharge but the best 2 Euros I ever spent. We enjoyed our three nights at the Hotel Privilege and am pleased to recommend it to other travelers. We would definitely stay there again.

Nice place alright didn't know what to expect but big thumbs up.Nice greeting friendly Staff and the room was great clean comfortable great ensuite .right on the river ,great location easy walk to town/shops food etc.The Lady on reception was great, .We were there at the end of summer but still hot,it was nice sitting on the patio have a drink and food,and talking to Peach (the dog)watching people go by..breakfast was good.Cant really fault it at all.

Yes - the rooms are outdated. But our bathroom was recently updated and everything was neat and clean. Comfortable large triple room was actually a room for 4 - 2 twins and a queen gave us ample room. Only complaint is that there was not much room for storing our luggage and such but we made it work. The location was easy to get back to as it is near Santa Croce and right on the river. A number of close restaurants too. Breakfast was good and the coffee was great. Had we not stayed here we probably would not have hiked up to Piazzale Michaelangelo since it was directly across the river from the hotel. Would definitely stay again.

Our stay in this hotel was delightful. The breakfast had a good selection and was filling. You can even get a fresh made expresso and the hot chocolate is awesome! The room was clean and very comfortable, the shower was a little small but still easy to take your shower.

Good location and reasonably priced. Very outdated, in need of modernisation. Room was clean but smelt damp, bathroom paint peeling and extractor not working. Limited breakfast choices. Managers very pleasant, but there is no lounge area and the bar never appeared to be open!

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent 4 night stay at the Privilege. Its location is great, being close to the Santa Croce Basilica. The owner, and family, are absolutely superb and made our stay such a pleasure. Our room was comfortable and the spacious bathroom absolutely spotlessly clean. The self-service breakfasts were very good. As has been mentioned in previous reviews, there is some scope for a bit of refurbishment but this is easily overlooked when considering the pleasure of all of the above. Would definitely stay here again.

Owner Emmanuele was wonderful! He made our stay very comfortable. He answered all our questions and gave us tips on where to eat and visit during our visit. The room itself was a bit dated, but did not lack in comfort. The location was great, also. All in all, we had a pleasant stay and I would recommend Hotel Privilege to others.

The owners are the kindest and most helpful people you could hope to meet. They advised us on places to visit, helped look into travelling for us. The decor does look a little tired but the rooms were clean the water hot and the beds comfortable. Great location, right on the river, about a 10min walk to the duomo, ufizzi museum and other main sights.

Lungarno della Zecca Vecchia, 26 Florence FI

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Ponte Vecchio and Basilica of Santa Croce
  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Located in Santa Croce, Privilege Hotel is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Basilica of Santa Croce and Palazzo Vecchio. The 22 rooms at this 3-star hotel include minibars and coffee makers and guests can enjoy free breakfast. Ponte Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery are also a short walk from this Florence hotel.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


All 22 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and desks. For entertainment, guests can expect to find satellite TV. Hair dryers are also included.

Property features

Privilege Hotel features free WiFi in public areas and a garden. Self parking is offered for EUR 20 per day. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with tours or tickets, and answer any questions about the area.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 409 reviews