Montebello Splendid

Florence, Italy

Duplex Junior suite

Duplex Junior suite

Florence Cathedral

Classic room


A sumptuous five-star stay at a 19th-century boutique hotel, close to the heart of Florence - with breakfast and more

With enough neoclassical splendour, glittering mosaics and centuries-old objects d’art to keep design-conscious guests wide-eyed for weeks, this 19th-century villa-turned-boutique hotel is as gorgeous as it gets. And the setting’s not bad either; in one of Florence’s loveliest residential neighbourhoods, just 15 minutes from the city’s showstopping sights.

The pretty piazza with its bronze fountain sets the tone for the carefully-crafted interiors to follow - most dazzling of which are in the 60 guest rooms. All assure rich detailing; think soothing colour accents, elaborate wall coverings, fine upholstery, and fancy period pieces. But what brings this place bang up to date are the extras; comfy beds dressed with satin sheets and six pillows, flatscreen TVs with 80 satellite channels, and stunning bathrooms with high-end toiletries.

Days can be spent gorging on Botticelli paintings at the iconic Uffizi Gallery, shopping for leather and silk goodies at the San Lorenzo markets, gazing Michelangelo’s David at the Galleria dell'Accademia, and climbing Duomo’s Dome or Giotto’s Tower (or both). Post-sightseeing, head back here to hit the gym, savour Tuscan cuisine at the signature restaurant, and work your way through an impossibly good wine and cocktail list at the laid-back bar.

Excellent for
Relaxing Europe Romance City

We like

  • Staying in a peaceful residential neighbourhood just 15 minutes from the centre of Florence
  • Starting the day at the breakfast buffet that’s packed with sweet and savoury goodies
  • All-day cocktails, happy hours and wine tasting at the Il lovely Portico Garden Bar
  • Grand interiors that scream traditional Italian glamour

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