Hotel Brunelleschi

  • City Breaks, Italy, Florence

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Widely regarded as one of the best hotels in Florence, the Hotel Brunelleschi is a testament to Florentine architecture and history. Its symbol, the Pagliazza Toewer 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. Those interested in the building's past will be fascinated by its small private museum that shows the painstaking reconstruction process that took place, uncovering the precious Roman ruins of a Calidarium, before it became a hotel.

The owners of this superb four-star property have carefully and lovingly restored the rooms and created a luxurious space with Baroque furnishings, local artwork and sleek designer furniture all contributing to the seraphic views of the surrounding city. Breakfast is served in the large and airy dining room each morning and the gourmet restaurant Santa Elisabetta is one of Florence's finest and is listed in the 2019 Michelin Guide. A choice of tasting menus, as well as the Gran Carte, are offered in an intimate setting with just seven tables.

Hotel Brunelleschi is perfectly located for exploring this great city. Your first port of call should be the Via dei Calzaiuoli which is an expansive and pedestrianised district sat in the shadow of the Duomo and is home to 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 and for good reason - the limoncello sorbet and honeycomb ice cream from the latter are exceptional!

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

Save 10% on the hotel price for holidays booked at least 30 days before departure (excludes fair dates and high season)

Save 11% on the hotel price for holidays of 3 nights or more (excludes fair dates and high season)

Free three-course dinner per person (excluding drinks) at Osteria del Pagliazza for holidays of 3 nights or more between 28 Jul - 31 Aug, 03 Nov - 22 Nov 19, 24 Nov  - 25 Dec 19 and 10 Jan - 03 Apr 20, 26 Jul - 28 Aug 20, 01 - 27 Nov 20, 03 Jan - 11 Jan 21 and 14 Jan - 28 Feb 21 (peak dates are excluded)

Free room upgrade for stays between 03 – 22 Nov 19, 24 Nov – 25 Dec 19, 01 - 05 Jan 20 and 10 Jan – 27 Mar 20

  • No. of rooms: 96
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 5
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 6
  • Annex:


  • Official rating: 4

Classic Executive Rooms have a minimum size of 18m² and views of views of tiny courtyard Piazzetta del Giglio. They are elegantly decorated in a contemporary style with parquet floors, double or twin beds, air conditioning, TV, minibar, free wifi, tea & coffee making facilities and a safe. They can sleep up to two adults.

Superior Executive Rooms measure 21m² and sleep up to three adults. They have a double four poster bed, walk in wardrobe and views over tiny courtyard Piazzetta del Giglio.

Deluxe Rooms offer plenty of space with 26m² and sumptuous furnishings. They can sleep up to three adults and can either have one double or twin beds. Rooms with views over the Duomo are available for a supplement. Deluxe Rooms are available on request, please call to book.

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 have views over Via dei Calzaiuoli or the hotel's tiny courtyard Piazzetta del Giglio and they have a lovely seating area. They can sleep up to three adults and are available on request, please call to book.


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

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

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast

The Tuscan capital of 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 Florence Cathedral – Il 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.

Inghams operate a telephone Rep service in Florence.

Things to do in resort

Maggio Musicale Fiorento Festival ( 2 May - 26 June) 

Since its inception in 1928, the Stabile Orchestrale Fiorentina have brought Opera to the streets of Florence each year resulting in one of the oldest cultural events in the city. With its Shakespearean dramas performed by the Maggio Dance ballet company and stunning concertos from the likes of Wolf and Rossini, this is a truly unmissable event. 

Uffizi Gallery

This impressive gallery is home to over 1,800 pieces of artwork with some of the most important pieces from the Renaissance period.

Florence Cathedral

Dominating Florence’s skyline, the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore is best known for the iconic dome designed by Brunelleschi.

Accademia Gallery

Accademia is best known for housing Michaelangelo’s David but there’s so much more than this, making it a must-do experience.

Boboli Gardens

Funded by the Medici family, these lovely gardens are home to impressive statues and monuments as well as dramatic lagoons.

Ponte Vecchio

One of the world’s most famous bridges is filled with stalls selling some of the finest jewellery in the city and has rich history.

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 11.25577
  • Latitude: 43.771716

For more information on travel and transport visit our Florence page


Restaurants and Bars 

Santa Elisabetta Restaurant is open for dinner service and is regarded as one of the best dining experiences in Florence. Michelin nominated 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 offers an elegant menu using ingredients from the surrounding areas to evoke the true taste of Tuscany. Also overseen by chef De Santis, you can expect a range of specialties including selected cold cuts and cheeses or traditional Pici.

Tower Bar located in the Torre dela Pagliazza 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! 

General Facilities 

  • Free wifi
  • Fitness room with state of the art Technogym equipment
  • Seasonal outdoor patio

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Hotel Brunelleschi
Florence, City Breaks,Bed & Breakfast
28/07/2020 - 3 nights
3 adults
From Bristol
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