9Our expert has been on a reconnaissance trip to Tuscany. Here’s his choice of the very best luxury hotels in Tuscany:
Elegant, warm and stylish, this townhouse hotel has really made a great name for itself. It’s much imitated and a hotel where the movers and shakers of Florence stay. Located just 10 minutes’ walk from the Duomo and the beautiful Ponte Vecchio, this hotel has sister hotels located in Rome and Capri.
Enter the hotel and you’ll feel like you’re in the home of a collector of classy artefacts. Enjoy the Moroccan lamps, the Italian and French antiques and the Chinese sideboards.
With just 20 rooms and suites that have retro touches and tasteful luxury finishes, go for a classic room for a 4-poster bed or the Panoramic Loft or Penthouse for outstanding views. The Master Rooms also all have exquisite style.
In addition, the General Manager is known for his knowledge of Florence, and much of this has been distilled into a complimentary guidebook that is given to all guests.
This opulent hotel is the home of an Italian Marquis and it shows. Antique furniture, a hanging garden and beautiful ceilings confirm that you’re in a secluded and quiet retreat away from the bustle of the city, even though it’s just fifteen minutes from the centre of Florence.
Service here is one-to-one attendance from a friendly team. You’ll enjoy Wi-Fi and a complimentary in-room minibar which is restocked daily.
Although there are just 10 rooms in this building, each of them have four poster beds and beautiful details such as wood beam or frescoed ceilings. The suite with direct views to the garden is the Limonaia, but all rooms are elegant and spacious.
From the fireplaces to the draped curtains, this high-end hotel has luxury running through its veins.
Located close to the Piazzale Michelangelo Belvedere this hotel offers a country retreat that is situated just 15 minutes from the centre of Florence. There is free parking and a wonderful view from the roof terrace.
Enjoy huge mirrors and chandeliers in this building that was built in the late 1860s. The beautiful décor is complimented by a spar and a park with more than 100 rose varieties.
The hotel offers excellent service with activities such as free bike hire and Vespa tours. With just 15 minutes’ notice, the free shuttle will pick you up from anywhere in the city. The in-house spa is recognised for its exceptional quality and the musically inclined are encouraged to play the grand piano.
A main restaurant overlooks the pool and offers cooking classes. The rooftop terrace converts to a champagne bar during summer months.
Children are well catered for with clowns, swimming lessons and pizza classes. There are also several two-bedroom family rooms available in the mix of 46 rooms.
Florence is a beautiful city and well suited to honeymooners and those who want to get away on a refreshing city break. If this is you, browse our luxury luggage range for your adventure.
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