Four Seasons Florence- Best Hotel in Florence
It is difficult to decide which of the properties in the Four Seasons family reigns supreme but surely Firenze must rank very high on the list. Guest suites are housed in one of two historic buildings, either the 16th century convent or 15th century Palazzo. No two guest rooms are alike, each given individual attention and loving care. Down duvets, terrycloth robes and plush slippers may be unusual amenities at other hotels, but are standard at Four Seasons Firenze.
Marble baths feature either deep European soak tubs or free standing claw tubs with separate glass enclosed rain showers. All rooms are resplendent in their Renaissance opulence and have unique touches whether they be ceiling and wall frescoes, grand pianos or alluring views of the surrounding centuries old Italian landscape and lush gardens. Much of the original artwork and paintings have been carefully restored in the hotel, creating an enchanting and surreal experience for guests hoping to immerse in Florentine history and culture.
Indulge in authentic Florentine cuisine at one of several restaurants, including the Winery, located within Il Palagio. The Winery showcases an open display of hundreds of wines and offers diners an eclectic array of Italian dishes served tapas style. To partake in the jet set life of who’s who in Florence, make the Atrium Bar a necessary stop. Under an expansive skylight, the Atrium features Italian coffee specialties, light meals, snacks, drinks, a scrumptious afternoon tea and live nightly entertainment.
The Four Seasons Firenze is one of the premier hotels in the world where to see and to be seen is as natural as the fresh garden air. Amidst ornate Italian architecture and hand-carved interiors, there is an air of both prominence and excitement here. Walking through the grounds of the hotel or under the domed ceilings and murals, there is no doubt that you are in a place of grandeur and magnificence. People (attired just as sophisticatedly as the hotel itself) come from all parts of the world to enjoy the hotel- its luxurious accommodations and fine dining.
A tranquil azure pool beckons guests longing for a relaxing, lazy day, made even easier with The Spa Lounge, offering nutritionally balanced snacks and homemade Italian ice cream throughout the day. Just as in Four Seasons properties worldwide, Firenze’s staff lavishes guests with warm attention and no request is too large evidenced by the option for new parents who wish to childproof their suites. Parents can also call ahead to inform the hotel of children’s names and ages and appropriately sized bathrobes and slippers along with an assortment of amenities will be provided complimentary.
Golf, tennis by the Arno River and horseback riding are all within close distance and hotel staff are happy to make arrangements for guests. Firenze’s city center and shopping district are within walking distance as are many infamous attractions. Art galleries including Casa Buonarotti, once owned by the great Michelangelo, the Dominican Basilica and Medici Chapels are only a few of the countless art galleries, museums, restaurants, cafes and designer shops that envelope the Four Seasons. There is no better place to call home when visiting lovely Firenze than the unforgettable Four Seasons.