Via Tornabuoni 3, Florence, Tuscany, 50123, Italy
Loved this place!!
The room was a great size by European standards. Very clean. Very historical building, in fact its a number of buildings put together that make up the hotel, charming. The people who worked at this hotel were above average in their helpfulness. Loved the rooftop garden.... what a gem. The location is perfect, Tiffany and Co is in the bottom floor, Gucci is on the same block, as another tourist called it "The Gucci Ghetto". The hotel encompasses the 4th floor up, so you need to go in and take a very slow elevator to the 4th floor, which was not even a problem for us. One thing I can say is due to its historical element, they do have a few rooms that will accomodate wheelchairs but the majority of the hotel is not accessible. For instance, you must go 2 steps up to the left and then 2 more steps up to get to the bar or the terrace and then 3 steps down to get to the diningroom... our room was on the 5th floor so we walked up and down little stairs, then up 2 flights of stairs to get to our room which over looked the ceramic rooftop....... loved it!!
Unique Quality: View from the rooftop terrace is wonderful! Hotel is less than a block off the Arno River, right in the center of town.. great location!!
Directions: a few feet from the Arno River, and 1 bridge down from the Ponte Vecchio....
A Warm Place to Stay in Florence
When you stay at the Hotel Beacci Tornabuoni you are staying in a very special place. The 4th-floor entrance gives guests the impression that they are in a private even a secret place!
The hotel, well-positioned one block from the River Arno near Ponte Santa Trinita, gives guests easy access to the Oltrarno across the river, as well as the sights in the center of town.
Throughout the hotel 14-foot high ceilings lend a grand, spaciousness atmosphere to the entire establishment. Art and antiques line the halls and furnish the rooms. Guests can socialize in the large sitting room; you feel as if you are in someone’s home. The helpful staff is friendly and warm; personal qualities that larger hotels cannot match.
The Continental, buffet-styled breakfast, which is included in the room price, is plentiful. In warm weather you can take breakfast on the terrace, which is planted with flowers and has panoramic views of the city.
Room #26 is the one to reserve. It is very comfortable, with a roomy bathroom. From the two tall double windows Brunelleschi’s dome and Giotto's campanile dominate the view to the left, and the Church of San Miniato al Monte along with the hills to the south of town can be seen to the right.
The comfort, warmth and charm of the Beacci Tornabuoni cannot be matched and these outstanding qualities will be why we will stay here on our future trips to Florence.
My Florence Favorite!
We have stayed at the Beacci Tornabuoni 6 times... and we're always very happy to be there.
The rates are quite reasonable for the atmosphere & great service.
Angelo & Staff are wonderful & always accommodate our needs....
taxis, reservations for theater, restaurants, concerts, trains,
and museums, etc.
The rooms are lovely & spacious, the food is divine, and the flower laden rooftop terrace is a heavenly respite after a long day...or for breakfast on a sunny glorious Florentine morning. The Tuscan salons & private terraces are perfect spots for an afternoon cocktail or after dinner dessert.
The hotel's location is perfect for exploring & shopping.
Near museums & important sites, train station, great restaurants...
and 1 block from the Arno (one bridge down from the Ponte Vecchio).
We have sent many friends & family there, and all agree~
It's the only place to stay in Firenze!
We shall always return!
Dana & Tim
Unique Quality: Rooftop terrace...perfect location!
Directions: On the Via Tornabuoni...The ultimate shopping street...and 1 block from the Arno.
Rooftop Garden Breakfast
I stayed in this hotel with my parents and brother back in the days of family vacations... you know, the ones where you get to stay in nice hotels and eat in nice restaurants... Oh, the days. Anyway, this hotel wasn't the Ritz Carlton, but made up for the glamour of a 5 star with the charm and interest of its staff. It is ideally located within the city, and is a surprising retreat from the bustle of the city. Breakfast on the rooftop garden patio was especially memorable--I'm not really a gardener, but I think I was surrounded by bougainvillea... Anyway, a very nice step up the ladder from the places I stay nowadays.
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Hotel Tornabuoni Beacci : Florence at its Best
Hotel Tornabuoni Beacci is a very special place to stay in a very special city.
The hotel is well positioned one block from the River Arno near Ponte Santa Trinita, giving easy access to the Oltrarno, as well as the destinations on the north side of town. Unlike most hotels the entrance is four stories above street level; this unusual arrangement gives guests the impression that they are in a secret location.
The ceilings are 14 feet high throughout, lending a sense of spaciousness to the entire place. Art and antiques line the halls and furnish the rooms. A large sitting room allows guests to socialize in a warm atmosphere. The staff is very helpful, with friendliness and warmth larger hotels do not offer.
The Continental breakfast (included in the room price) is filling and satisfying. In warm weather breakfast is served on the terrace that is planted with flowers and has sweeping views across the city.
Ask for room #26 when you make reservations. It is very comfortable; its bathroom is roomy. From this room's two tall double windows Brunelleschi’s dome and Giotto's campanile can be seen to the left, with the Church of San Miniato al Monte and the hills to the south of the city in plain view on the right.
The comfort, warmth and charm of the Tornabuoni Beacci can not be matched and will keep me returning to Florence.
After looking at several possibilities in Florence, we chose Hotel Tornabuoni Beacci for our three night stay October 9-12, 2004. It is a beautiful, art filled small hotel with its reception desk on the fourth floor of an elegant building on a busy commercial street, next to Tiffany and across from Cristofle and Pucci. It is a short walk to the Piazza della Repubblica, the Duomo, the Uffizi, the Arno, and several museums. Our room (#26) was decorated in formal Florentine style, had a marvelous view of the Duomo, and was roomy, comfortable, and fairly quiet considering the din of motorcycles and the sound of church bells that is Florence. The roof garden is beautiful, and our night cap drinks there were very reasonable and served with a smile. The hotel offers a simple breakfast of cereal, eggs, croisssants and rolls until 10am. Great location, accommodations and service. We would love to return some day!
Good value for the price-.
We just came returned from a two night stay at Hotel Beacci Tornabuoni, and found it to be a mixed bag. On the positive, the hotel has a FANTASTIC location, and the staff is nice. Sitting up on the rooftop was also quite lovely. It could have just been our rooms, but you had to walk up several flights (after using the elevator to go four flights to the lobby) to get to them. Breakfast was so-so, and the rooms were large (a definite plus), but nothing special. We got a VERY good rate for our two rooms, and so that made up for alot . . .
An excellent small hotel
We have just returned from a three night stay at the Beacci Tornabuoni Hotel in Florence, Italy. We recommend the hotel highly.
The location is excellent - centrally located about two blocks off the Piazza Republica, but not right in the incredible tourist crush of central Florence. Just about everything in Florence is within a short walk.
We booked our rooms directly with the hotel by email - we had two standard double rooms that we got at a very good price through a special on their web site. Both rooms were more than adequate size for two people. The rooms are in need of modernizing, but comfortable and clean. One room overlooked the Via Tornabuoni, but we were not bothered by traffic noise because of a heavy wooden shutter on the window. This room was on the central hallway, between the reception desk and the breakfast room, so we did hear some hallway noise. The other room was on a lower floor and facing a building, and while it had no view it was absolutely quiet. The air conditioning was creaky, but once it got going it was adequate for June - not sure how it would do in August.
The hotel has a beautiful roof-top garden with a bar. They serve dinner on the roof-top 5 nights a week for a fixed price of 30 Euro, and it is well worth it - the views of the rooftops of Florence and the Tuscan hills at sunset are worth the trip.
The staff is very polite & helpful, and they all speak good English. We had to ask for help with the air conditioning when we arrived, and they showed up promptly to help us. We were unable to get tickets to the Uffizi Gallery (they were booked a month in advance), but the hotel got us reservations with a tour.
The breakfast was standard cereal, fruit & pastries.
We have travelled to Italy several times, and Florence once before, and this hotel exceeded our expectations.
Lovely, Characteristic Hotel
We stayed here for 2 nights on our honeymoon in Italy - it's a truly lovely place. Because the hotel is located on the most fashionable shopping street in Florence (Tiffany is on the ground floor and Gucci a few doors down), it quiets down from both foot and motor traffic in the evening. This is extremely important for us as nightlife can extend well into the wee-hours of the morning, making it difficult for a relaxing night's sleep. Our little room, which had a view of the surrounding red roofs and building walls, was very quiet, and the simple furnishings characteristically 17-18th century.
The rooftop terrace is a real plus. The owners took care to fill it with flowering and decorative plants. You really don't feel like you're in the middle of a noisy, polluted city and we took breakfast out there daily.
The staff was polite, friendly, and helpful. Breakfast service was excellent.
A few more words about location - most of historic Florence is located in a very concentrated area, so it is easy to walk all over town. The Beacci Tornabuoni is a short block from the beautiful Santa Trinita bridge, which provides a glorious view across to the Ponte Vecchio and the hills on the other side of the Arno. A 5-6 minute walk takes you past Piazza Republica to the Duomo and 6 in the other direction takes you to the train station. Much of Florence was under scaffolding with constructions abound. Thankfully we did not have that issue at our location.
Not as great as all the reviews say...
We were really looking forward to staying here but left very disappointed. Rooms are very variable in size and quality of view. The bed in our first room was in fact 2 twin beds pushed together with no covering mattress. The beds were also ancient and had been reinforced with chipboard-Outrageous for a hotel of this price. After considerable amounts of complaining we were grudgingly given a suite on one of the lower floors. It was the best of a bad lot and altough nice enough was dark and had a window out onto a wall.
We initially thought it was only us having problems but as we waited in a long line to check out it was abundently clear that many other guests were complaining about the same things.
On the positive side it was charismatic and rather like staying in an old, well decorated venetian palazzo (which it is ) and is centrally located.
Overall it is nice enough but there are better places to stay in Florence for less money.
KING-SIZED BEDS IN FLORENCE
Could you help our my husband and myself to find some "King-sized" accommodations in Florence? My husband is very tall and requires a bed that is much longer and wider than usual.
We are open to the type of accommodation - hotels, bed and breakfast, etc.
Your help would be very much appreciated.
Re: KING-SIZED BEDS IN FLORENCE
try www.residenzadelmoro.com hufe beds and showers!
I know a bit expensive but it is worthy!!!!
Re: KING-SIZED BEDS IN FLORENCE
Try the Hotel Tornabuoni Beacci. The bed we had was very large.
It is a great hotel.
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Address: Via Tornabuoni 3, Florence, Tuscany, 50123, Italy