Italian Cities, Florence
A 4* historic hotel in Florence with elegant details
Conveniently placed in the heart of Florence
Restaurant with panoramic views and rooftop garden (open seasonally)
Once a former residence of Prince Carrega di Lucedio, Grand Hotel Baglioni is fit for royalty. The grandiose interiors, the delicate, regal touches and the classic Italian furnishing mean that this 4* hotel in Florence offers the very best in old-world style, romance and comfort.
Built in the latter half of the 19th century, the hotel first opened its doors in 1904, welcoming the illustrious composer Giuseppe Verdi as its very first guest. Since then, many famous faces have enjoyed staying in one of the hotel’s spacious 193 rooms, so you’re in good company when staying here. A permanent photo exhibition charting the hotel’s evolution from princely residence to sumptuous Florentine hotel is on display in the lobby and provides a fascinating insight into the building’s past.
Grand Hotel Baglioni is located right in the heart of Florence - very close to Florence’s Santa Maria Novella station and only a few minutes walk from the bustling Mercato Centrale. Mingle with the locals and enjoy some delicious Florentine street food, take in an exhibition, listen to live music and shop till you drop in independent boutiques.
No trip to Florence would be complete without a little sightseeing - there are monuments and galleries to explore as well as quiet courtyards and cobbled streets to discover wherever you go. The Duomo is just five minutes away, so be sure to stroll the bustling streets for a taste of Tuscan city life. But by far our favourite way of seeing Florence is more sedentary. Head up to the hotel’s rooftop bar, order a spritz and enjoy some of the best views in the city.
The hotel has 193 rooms (official rating 4 star). Child prices apply to ages 2-11 years.
Minimum stay 3 nights on specific dates.
In order to appreciate Florence at its best, you need to appreciate its food! Grand Hotel Baglioni’s in house restaurant ticks all the boxes - traditional, melt-in-the-mouth Florentine dishes (think wild boar pappardelle, among others), reinvented by the hotel’s expert chefs. All this is set against a backdrop of Florence’s medieval skyline, where in warm weather you can dine under the stars.
Included With:Bed & Breakfast
On the menu at the fifth floor B-Roof restaurant, which boasts magnificent views over the Florentine cityscape, are a range of traditional Tuscan dishes and other Italian and international favourites. In addition, a Wellness menu offers gluten free and lighter options.
Open 7am - 10am, 12.30 - 2pm and 7.30pm - 10pm.
Reservations are highly recommended at least 7 days in advance.
Open from May to September, the Grand Hotel Baglioni’s roof garden provides guests with spectacular panoramic view of Florence's skyline.
The hotel has two bars, the American Bar where you can relax in comfort and enjoy a glass of Chianti or a specially mixed cocktail. During the summer months the American Roof Bar offers the same level of sophistication and service.
Open 10am - 1am.
Stay connected with the wifi free of charge.
Guests can park their car in a garage near the hotel, which also offers valet service. Price starting from €36 daily (24 hours)All rooms now have Handy, a revolutionary smartphone which lets you access hotel services and local travel information, including city guides, at no cost. In addition, you can stay in touch with free local and international calls.
As one of the world’s most poetic cities, Florence is undoubtedly a jewel in Italy’s crown. Packed full of Renaissance romance, this is the place to absorb world-class artworks by masters such as Botticelli and Michelangelo, feast on fabulous Florentine food and enjoy extraordinary architecture. Brimming with 15th and 16th palaces, every street in this UNESCO World Heritage Site is an absolute delight. The overwhelmingly beautiful city is compact and easy to get around, particularly if you are on foot. Every stroll reveals something new, whether it’s your first visit or your 50th.
As the capital of Tuscany, expect world-class food and wine everywhere you go. If you do want to venture outside of the city, then a short train ride (Grand Hotel Baglioni is just 600 metres from the train station) will take you to Tuscan big hitters such as Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano and Assisi.
If however, you do just want to stay in the city, then simply admiring the beauty of the River Arno (go at different times in the day, so you can witness the changing light) is one of our favourite pastimes. Take in the pyrotechnics of the sunset over Piazzale Michelangelo as well and you’ll soon see why Florence is one of our favourite places in the world.
Max 3 adults, 1 cot
Superior Twin Rooms boast traditional furnishings and stylish details, as well as twin beds which can be made into a double. The en suite bathroom has a shower over bath. Interconnecting rooms are also available and an extra bed can be added if required.
Max 4 adults, 1 cot
The Deluxe Rooms have exquisite furnishings and artwork, as well as twin beds which can be made into a double. The stylish and practical bathroom has a shower over bath, free toiletries, slippers and bathrobe. An extra bed can also be added if required.
Max 4 adults
The Junior Suites have a bedroom, as well as a small traditionally furnished lounge area with warm parquet flooring and beautiful artwork, as well as twin beds which can be made into a double. There’s an elegant bathroom with a shower over bath and free bathrobe and slippers on hand. Extra beds can also be added if required.
10% Early booking discount for stays completed by 31 December 2022 booked at least 50 days prior to departure.
1 Free night for stays of 3 nights or more completed between 07 November - 29 December 2021, 02 - 09 January 2022, 13 January - 31 March 2022 and 06 November - 28 December 2022.
1 Free night for stays of 4 nights or more completed between 17 October - 06 November 2021, 01 - 14 April 2022, 18 April - 05 May 2022, 10 July - 31 August 2022 and 16 October - 05 November 2022.