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Privilege Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

We stayed here in the spring of 2017. The interior and furnishings were fairly dated and could use some renovation, however everything was clean and the bathroom looked like it'd been remodeled fairly recently. The AC in the room worked fine, the TV only showed local channels (not ideal if you don't understand Italian) and the WiFi also worked fine. Breakfast was included in the price and it was of the continental variety and fairly decent - except the coffee, which was mediocre (no big deal, there are dozens of great coffee shops within walking distance!). The location is probably the best asset of this hotel, it's situated on the bank of the river Arno, very close to all the most important sights of Firenze. The owners were very pleasant and helpful, with a friendly and slightly quirky sense of humor (we couldn't get back into our room until we learned to say its number "centootto" in Italian). Overall, it was a very pleasant stay!

This location was central to everything we wanted to do in Florence. Great views and within walking distance of everything. They serve a wonderful breakfast every morning, including meats, fruits, and cereals. And of course, wonderful Italian coffee! Manuelo was so wonderful in helping us with train info, Mass times, and calling a taxi. Loved him! Oh and Peach, the hotel dog... so sweet! Our room was downstairs and had a bad smell, but I think the upstairs rooms would have been just fine. We spent so little time there I didn't care enough to complain. Everything was clean and the bathroom was nice. Thank you!!

This is a fine 3 star hotel, excellent location, clean nice size rooms, AC works perfect. Owners Barbera & Emanuel are wonderful people. Hotel is very reasonable. Breakfast was more than adequate. I will be sleeping here many more nights this year for business !!

Hotel is situated in a great position, just outside the main hustle and bustle but close enough to everything in the city. The staff were always very friendly also. Our room was basic however it was very clean so I can't complain. A nice continental breakfast and particularly liked the specific gluten free section that they had. If I was to come back to Florence I wouldn't hesitate about staying here, very good value for money. A clean basic hotel!

We just came back from a 4 night stay in Hotel Privilege, Florence. The location was just perfect. It's in the historical center but away from the noise and congestion. Our room had a view of Piazza Michaelangelo over the Arno. Hotel Privilege is in the Santa Croce area and within walking distance of both sides of the river, Santa Spirito/Pitti Palace etc. on one side and Duomo etc. on the other side. There were 3 of us and our room was plenty big for 3 beds. The complimentary breakfast was good and there was also a menu with extra items (cooked ) which could be ordered and paid for separately. The staff were helpful and friendly. It's a small hotel and it felt safe and secure. I'd definitely stay there again and particularly if I was travelling alone.

Pros: A very nice breakfast spread. A friendly staff. Free wifi (although the connection isn't great). The rooms are large and well put together. There are plenty of chairs and couches throughout the hotel to sit and wait for your friends to get ready. There is a back garden and sitting area. Cons: No iron in the room. The aforementioned slow connection for the wifi. The shower was a weird drain built into the floor, with no guard. So if it drained slow (which it did the first night), it would soak your entire floor very quickly.

The staff was ok, not very friendly. The breakfast wasn't that great. Money went missing from our room when the maid came (we didn't want our room to be cleaned in the first place) and the managers didn't do anything about it. The rooms were a good size and it was kind of close to city center. Definitely not the best hotel we stayed in here in our 3 weeks of Europe.

Just beside the river Arno, this is a type of a hotel that still preserve the old style and furniture. Here, one will find good and worm atmosphere and great, very hospitable people - one will feel like home. 😊 Since the very fist day, one will feel very, very welcoming. So, if you like cosy and friendly atmosphere, I wholeheartedly recommend you to skip all those luxury hotels and come here. 😊

The hotel is situated in the historic centre , such a perfect location . Our room faced the river was a lovely view . Good selection at Breakfast . Very helpful and nice management recommended two good restaurants ,we ate at both restaurants andthey were very good . The rooms were cleaned every day had a lovely stay .

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.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Triple Room

Full 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 4

Quadruple Room

King 1 | Twin 4 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 394 reviews