Hotel Brunelleschi

  • City Breaks, Italy, Florence

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Hotel Brunelleschi is one of the most iconic hotels in Florence. Its Pagliazza Tower can be dated back to the sixth century and the interior is still formed of exposed stone, wooden beams, large arched windows and vaulted ceilings. There’s an incredible history in these walls and you can learn all about it in the hotel’s private museum. It shows the painstaking reconstruction process that took place to uncover the Roman ruins of a Calidarium, before it became a hotel.

The interiors of this hotel are stunning and it's been awarded the Top Luxury Boutique Hotel in Europe for 2019 by TripAdvisor. Expect luxurious rooms with Baroque furnishings, local artwork and designer furniture. Upgrade to a Duomo view room for something really special. We love eating in the Tower Bar for a casual dinner or aperitivo. If you’re celebrating an occasion or just feel like spoiling yourself, head to the gourmet restaurant, Santa Elisabetta. It’s one of Florence's finest and has two Michelin stars!

Hotel Brunelleschi's perfectly located for exploring. Your first port of call should be the Via dei Calzaiuoli, a pedestrianised district in the shadow of the Duomo. There are both designer boutiques and local shops - some of which are run by family names dating back to the 15th century. Some fantastic cafes such as Sebatino, famed for their espressos, and ice cream shops such as Gelateria dei Neri are firm local favourites. The limoncello sorbet and honeycomb ice cream from Gelateria dei Neri are amazing!

Transfer time: approx. 30 minutes by private car from Florence airport or approx. 1 hour 20 mins by bus & train or private car from Pisa airport.

Added value

Duration discount available between 01 - 14 Apr 22, 18 Apr - 06 May 22, 17 Jul - 05 Sep 22, 16 Oct - 23 Dec 22, 01 Jan - 09 Jan 23 & 13 Jan - 31 Mar 23 (min 3 night stay)

Early booking offer available betwee 01 - 14 Apr 22, 18 Apr - 12 Jun 22, 17 - 21 Jun 22, 24 - 27 Jun 22 & 01 Jul - 23 Dec 22, 01 - 09 Jan 23 & 13 Jan - 31 Mar 23 (booked at last 30 days before departure)

Free 3 course dinner at Osteria Della Pagliazza between 01 - 08 Apr 22, 31 Jul - 26 Aug 22, 01 Nov - 23 Dec 22, 26 - 28 Dec 22, 08 Jan - 13 Feb & 15 Feb - 31 Mar 23 (min 3 night stay, drinks excluded)

Children aged 12 years and under stay free when sharing a room with their parents

Suite & More Programme: Flowers, sparkling wine, chocolate and fruit in room on arrival, a la carte breakfast and a personal 'Suite Ambassador' (valid in Junior Suite & Suites)

  • No. of rooms: 96
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 5
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 6
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

A tourist tax of approx. €4.80 per person per night is payable locally. 


Classic Executive Rooms are at least 18m² and have views of Piazzetta del Giglio. They're decorated in a contemporary style with parquet floors, double or twin beds, air conditioning, TV, minibar, free Wi-Fi, tea & coffee making facilities and a safe. They can sleep up to two adults.

Superior Executive Rooms are about 21m² and sleep up to three adults. They have a double four poster bed, walk-in wardrobe and views of the courtyard.

Deluxe Rooms offer plenty of space at 26m². They can sleep up to three adults with a king size double or twin beds.

Family Rooms are comprised of two spacious interconnecting Deluxe Rooms and can sleep up to six people. They are available on request, please call to book.

Junior Suites are about 40m² and have views over Via dei Calzaiuoli or Piazzetta del Giglio and they have a separate studio lounge seating area. All the suites have a Nespresso Machine in the room and are part of the Suite & More Program. They can sleep up to three adults or two adults and two children and are available on request, please call to book.

One Bedroom Suites are about 45m². All of the suites have been beautifully designed by architect Benelli. They look out over the pedestrianised vie del Corso or the piazza Del Giglio. This room sleeps up to three people and is available on request, please call to book. 

Two Bedroom Suites are about 45m² and are furnished in an elegant contemporary style. They have a whirlpool bath and sleep up to six people. This room is available on request, please call to book. 

Bargello Suite is about 45m² and overlooks the famous Santa Croce Church and Bargello. This luxury suite has a king size bed and sleeps up to three people. It's available on request, please call to book. 

Duomo Suite is about 45m² and overlooks Brunelleschi's celebrated cupola. The room with unrivalled views is elegantly equipped with a four poster bed and has a spacious walk in wardrobe. It sleeps up to three people and is available on request, please call to book. 

Balcony Suite is about 45m² and is positioned on a corner of the hotel with a balcony with breath-taking views. It has a king size canopy bed and sleeps up to three people. This room is available on request, please call to book. 

Pool Suite is about 55m² and has views of the via de'Calzaiuoli. This duplex suite is comprised of a ground floor living room and a first floor bedroom with a king size four poster bed. It has a 20m² terrace with a whirlpool. This room sleeps up to three people and is available on request, please call to book.

Single Occupancy Rooms are available on request, please call to book. 

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Florence is a city made by art lovers for art lovers. The Renaissance took its first steps here in the 15th century, painting the city with architectural wonders like the Palazzo Pitti and Uffizi Gallery. Climb to the top of the Duomo to admire a skyline sculpted from Gothic towers, domes and terracotta rooftops. That’s where you’ll also discover how small Florence is. Best explored by foot, you can easily wander the UNESCO-listed city centre in a day.

Had your fill of Michelangelos and da Vincis? It’s time to explore Florence’s other love – food. Finish off your day with a Florentine steak or settle down with a glass of Chianti sourced straight from the Tuscan countryside.

What to see on a Florence holiday

This compact city has plenty to see and do. And it's easy to explore it all on foot. Art's the big draw here so make sure you spend some time in the galleries to see some of Italy's most important pieces. Don't forget the art outside too, the baroque buildings are beautiful to look at and manicured Boboli gardens are a must-see. 

Why book a Florence break with Inghams

We've hand-picked our hotels in Florence to make sure they offer a high standard. They're all centrally located too so you can get right to the sightseeing. We work closely with local experts to offer a great range of activities and your holiday is always in safe hands with Inghams.

Things to Do

Things to see and do

  • Uffizi Gallery: A must see attraction for any art lover. The world-famous Ufizzi Gallery is home to outstanding collections of paintings and sculptures from the middle ages to modern times.
  • Accademia Gallery: Home to Michelangelo’s sculpture of David. Give yourself time to explore the other halls in the gallery too, they will be much less busy and hold some of the finest examples of painting, sculpture and even ancient musical instruments in Italy.
  • Piazza della Signoria: Florence's main square is dominated by the towering Palazzo Vecchio, close to the Ufizzi, Ponte Vecchio and the Duomo - it’s the gateway to many of the city’s most famous attractions. There’s plenty to see in the square itself as its filled with sculptures and fountains, including a replica of the famed Michelangelo’s David.
  • Museo di Palazzo Vecchio: Florence’s town hall is a symbol of its powerful past. Built in the style of a castle with a tower reaching 94 metres, the building stands tall in Piazza della Signoria. Take a look inside to discover Giorgio Vasari’s "Salone dei Cinquecento".
  • Ponte Vecchio: Possibly the most famous bridge in the world and one of the few in Italy that survived WWII. The bridge makes up part of the Vasari Corridor, a passageway that connects Palazzo Vecchio with Palazzo Pitti and crosses the River Arno. The enclosed bridge is lined with artisan shops selling glittering jewels.
  • Palazzo Pitti: Palazzo Pitti stands at the base of Boboli Hill. It was built in the mid 1400’s by the Florentine Banker, Paulo Pitti to challenge the Medici family and is thought to have been designed by the great renaissance architect Brunelleschi.
  • Boboli Gardens: The green expanse was established by the Medici family in a layout that is now known as the Italian style, a model used in many European court gardens. Today it’s a lovely tranquil space in the city, it’s not just a garden but an outdoor museum where you’ll see beautiful examples of Renaissance sculpture.
  • Oltrarno Craft Shops: The labyrinth of streets that surround Palazzo Pitti are home to lots of tiny artisan shops and workshops like shoemakers, bookbinders and ceramicists. It's great for those who want to explore off the beaten track.
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore: You can't miss Florence's iconic cathedral with its magnificent Renaissance dome. You can even climb the 463 steps to the top of the cupola where you can admire the frescos up close.

Food & drink

You can expect some fantastic food and wine in Tuscany's capital. We love bistecca fiorentina - a large t-bone cut steak seasoned with local herbs. The food in the city is hearty and locally produced. Stews, pastas and wild boar feature on most menus. After dinner, you need to try the gelato. Florence has some of the best in Italy.

For the most authentic dishes, we love mercato centrale. It's a large two-floor market with stalls selling fresh produce on the ground floor and pop up restaurants on the top floor - it's our favourite place for lunch.

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fitness room with state of the art Technogym equipment
  • Seasonal outdoor patio
  • Selection of local and international newspapers

Breakfast is served in the large and airy dining room each morning from 7am - 10.30am with lots of options from the buffet. Try fresh pastries, jams, bread, cold meats, cheeses and yogurts as well as hot options like sausages, bacon and eggs. Fresh coffee is made to order and teas, juices and mineral water are also available.

Santa Elisabetta Restaurant has two Michelin stars. It's open for dinner service and is regarded as one of the best dining experiences in Florence. Chef Rocco De Santis and his team offer an outstanding selection of traditional Italian cuisine and contemporary dishes ranging from premium-quality beef tartare to handmade ravioli and decadent desserts.

Osteria Pagliazza has an elegant menu using ingredients from the surrounding areas. Also overseen by chef De Santis, you can expect a range of local specialties including selected cold cuts and cheeses or traditional Pici.

Tower Bar is in the Torre della Pagliazza and is famed for its luxurious take on traditional bar snacks such as gold leaf cheeseburgers, towering club sandwiches and a wide range of fish dishes all of which can be washed down with a glass of Perrier-Jouet during their nightly champagne happy hour. 

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 11.25577
  • Latitude: 43.771716

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Total price from
per person from £513
Includes £41pp discount
Hotel Brunelleschi
Florence, City Breaks,Bed & Breakfast
16/08/2022 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Gatwick
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