Searching for the best boutique Hotel in Florence Italy, is a difficult task, as many of the Florentine owned hotels have been sold to global hotel chains. This makes finding a personalized experience and selecting a hotel that directly supports Italian owned and operated businesses, not so easy when selecting your stay in Florence. Something The Italian On Tour has taken the guesswork out of when selecting hotels for each and every single one of our Small Group Italy tours for Food and Wine lovers.  Given the sheer number of properties available in one of the most visited cities in Italy, we’ve extended our local knowledge to help you find the best boutique hotel in Florence that offers a more personable experience with a touch of luxury. Whether you’d like to be in the middle of all the action near the Uffizi gallery or tucked away in the countryside while enjoying those famous Tuscan hills, you’ll find a boutique hotel for you below.

Art Boutique hotel

If you are looking to be in the center of the action the Art Boutique Hotel is one of the best choices in the Florence. This Renaissance building has been fully renovated and offers views of Giotto’s Bell tower and the Duomo. One of the cool features is that each room is equipped with a smartphone that can make free international phone calls and you can take around Florence to guide you with maps and restaurant recommendations. 

Not to mention the free Prosecco and Aperitivo offered every night in the lounge to all guests. 

Prices start at €169 in low season for a Duomo view room. 

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Palazzo Castri: Best boutique hotel with a Secret Garden

Minutes away from the center, Palazzo Castri offers modern rooms and a Spa with Turkish baths in case you wish to relax a bit after your busy days walking around the city. Classic and modern blend perfectly in the indoor and outdoors spaces creating a refined environment. The rooms offer an experience of elegant hospitality with designer furnishings and a magnificent view of the Cathedral of “ Santa Maria del Fiore”A secret garden called “ La limonaia” is available to all guests, a small oasis perfect for an unforgettable escape from Florence’s busy streets. 

Prices start at €150 and a large selection of suites and rooms is available. 

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Hotel Calimala: best boutique hotel with a rooftop terrace

This hotel is a 16th century Palace called “Palazzo degli Angeli”. Contemporary furniture and tuscan marbles will accompany you on your stay. Faithfully preserved stone walls blend with modern design and bright colors give this  boutique Hotel in Florence, Italy a unique and inimitable style. The rooms and common areas are characterized by high quality prints and masterpieces of international talents, a true compendium of contemporary art in which you will immerse yourself during your stay in Florence.

If you are searching for the perfect rooftop to have an evening aperitivo, this boutique hotel is unbeatable.

Prices start at just €120 per night in low season.

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Hotel Spadai: Best boutique hotel with a private spa

Want to be in the thick of things? Staying at the boutique Hotel Spadai will put you as close as possible to Florence’s famous Duomo.  It’s just 100 yards away from the Duomo and has the added bonus of being one of the few boutique hotels in Florence, Italy that offers a private spa for 2 in the historic center. The lounge bar is open all day and the rooms are modern but maintaining the spirit of this 16th century Renaissance palace. 

Rooms start at €110 per night.

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Hotel Bristol 

Hotel Bristol is a boutique Hotel in Florence that’s located in the historic center and has been operating since 1885, making it the oldest running hotel in the city. It was built in the early 19th century as a private residence and later became a hotel that continues to welcome travelers from all over Europe, including artists and intellectuals. Sit and enjoy the winter garden, a renovated Art Deco dining room with glass ceiling , mirrored folding screens and unique frescos.

Don’t feel like dining out one night? The hotel’s restaurant will welcome you with its modern Italian cuisine and even private cooking classes for your group’s special occasion, which can be hosted on site. Making it the perfect boutique hotel stay for food and wine lovers in Florence, Italy. 

Prices start at €350 at night.

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Villa 229: best boutique hotel just outside of florence

If you prefer a more secluded stay on the Tuscan Hills, Villa 229 provides the tranquility you are looking for.

This classic Renaissance style villa turned boutique hotel is located only 15 min from Florence and surrounded by olive groves, offering 360° views that span all the way to Giotto’s tower.  The villa is equipped with a kitchen, a private terrace, a tennis and soccer court and a pool while  still giving you the chance to reach all that Florence is famous for in a few minutes. If you simply feel like enjoying the countryside and not even cook, a  chef on request is also available.

Please inquire for pricing

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