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Relais Santa Croce
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- The National Museum of Bargello, located just a few steps from the hotel, dates back to 1255 and is one of the oldest buildings in Florence. The palace was used as a prison in the 18th century and later became a museum. Today the building houses an impressive collection of sculptures including masterpieces by Michelangelo.
What to Expect:
- Housed in an 18th-century palace, this luxury hotel seamlessly blends antiques and frescoed ceilings with modern furnishings. With just 24 rooms, the hotel has the feel of a private residence. Business executives and sophisticated leisure travelers appreciate the hotel’s stylish ambiance and ideal location in the historic city center.
- Guests can enjoy aperitifs in the lounge and then dine at the on-site restaurant, which offers seasonal menus of Mediterranean and Tuscan cuisines. Amenities at Relais Santa Croce include concierge services, a 24-hour front desk, and a business center. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel.
Via Ghibellina 87
Airport:Florence Peretola Airport FLR
Relais Santa Croce offers 24 guestrooms and suites on three floors. Decorated with a mix of antique and modern furnishings, all guestrooms include satellite TVs, direct-dial phones with voice mail, and complimentary high-speed wired and wireless Internet access. Bathrooms offer telephones, heated towel racks, hair dryers, complimentary toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Additional amenities at this Europe hotel include in-room safes (accommodate laptops), minibars, and complimentary newspapers and bottled water.
- Deluxe Room -
Deluxe Rooms, are decorated in a variety of shades, from white to beige or green to orange. Some have an intimate feel with bleached parquet floors, others have charming specially-designed four-poster beds, each one furnished in a different style, the rooms on the top floor still have the original exposed roof beams. The bathrooms have spacious showers or bathtubs and some also have a sauna.
- Exclusive Room -
The luxurious Exclusive Rooms, have a particularly attractive relaxation area, with sauna or steam bath, and are decorated with ornate black lacquered wooden paneling inspired by that found in antique apothecary shops. One of the rooms has a pleasant terrace with wrought iron furniture where guests can enjoy breakfast and admire the view which extends from the Basilica of Santa Croce to the Boboli Garden, clearly visible across the Florentine rooftops.
- Junior Suite -
Junior suites have up to 430 sq. ft. of space and are furnished with custom beds that boast mattresses which are up to 2 meters wide. Both the sleeping and living areas are decorated with antiques and pieces whose aesthetic appeal is enhanced by the leather sofas and brown and cream striped walls. Each junior suite has large windows which create a feeling of space and light as well as allowing an enviable view of the Basilica of Santa Croce and the Florentine panorama. Guests staying in the Junior suites will enjoy the following additional Included benefits: One complimentary garment pressing, VIP treatment, complimentary internet access, iPod docking station, and Ortigia toiletries.
- Suite -
The Suites at the Relais Santa Croce have up to 538 sq. ft. of space and are composed of two separate rooms. The white lacquered wooden paneling blends well with the leather, cream and brown fabric of the armchairs and sofa which provide a comfortable spot from which to watch a film on one of the large plasma screens. Every suite has an office space with desk and internet access. The suites on the top floor look out onto Via Ghibellina and have ceiling height windows which seem to fill the whole wall, making the rooms wonderfully light and also providing a stunning night-time view of the sky and rooftops.
- Presidential Suite -
The Presidential Suite is situated on the piano nobile of the palace and occupies 979.51 sq. ft. of space. The suite is made up of two large rooms which have fireplaces and high skirting boards decorated with 18th century frescoes, while the ceiling depicts classical themes with aristocratic gold and ochre patterns on a beige background. The ceiling of the bedroom is a great barrel vault, also frescoed. The large bathroom is discreetly situated and is equipped like a small spa with steam shower, hydro massage bath and sauna. The furnishings are deliberately understated in order to shine; a few 18th century paintings decorate the walls along with some design pieces which add a fresh touch.
- Royal Suite -
With 1829.86 sq. ft. of floor space, the Royal Suite, also situated on the piano nobile, is even larger than the Presidential Suite and merits a visit to the Relais Santa Croce on its own account. It consists of three rooms. The first is furnished with predominantly dark leather furniture and colorful brocade sofas, which form a pleasant contrast to the pale walls and the elaborate fawn, ash and gold designs of the frescoes. A long wooden table sits opposite the white marble fireplace, in front of the three windows which give onto the internal courtyard of the palace. As you enter the second room your eyes is immediately drawn to the particularly fine paneled Florentine ceiling, decorated with stuccoes and trefoils. There is also a guest lavatory off this room. The bedrooms is the last of the three rooms and looks out onto Via Ghibellina. It is decorated not only with frescoes, antique furniture and objects d'art but also contains a skillfully concealed small gym and the main bathroom, which has a large shower, a hydro massage bath for two, sauna and plasma television. Strategically placed gaps in the ceiling of the bathroom allow the bedroom frescoes to be seen from the hydro massage bath.
- Santa Croce Suite -
The Santa Croce Suite combines the charm and opulence of the Presidential and Royal suites. A third door allows the landing between the de Pepi and da Verazzano suites to be separated from the rest of the place, thereby creating an exclusive space. This one of a kind Florentine suite is located on the first floor and is comprised of two bedrooms a living room and three bathrooms for a total of 2798.62 sq ft
- Air conditioning
- Bathroom telephone
- Cable/satellite TV
- Climate control
- Clock radio
- Coffee/tea maker
- Cribs (infant beds) available
- Direct-dial phone
- Hair dryer
- Housekeeping (daily)
- In-room safe
- Internet access - surcharge
- Internet access - wireless
- Makeup mirror
- Massage - available in room
- Pay movies
- Soundproofed rooms
- Turndown service
- Wake-up calls
This luxury Italy hotel is located in the historic center of Florence, steps from Basilica of Santa Croce. The hotel features a restaurant and a bar. A complimentary buffet breakfast is available each morning, and room service is also available (limited hours). Conveniences include a 24-hour front desk, concierge services, and dry cleaning service.
Business-related amenities at Relais Santa Croce include a business center, conference rooms, and event catering. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access are complimentary.
The amenities listed below are available on site; fees may apply:
- 24-hour front desk
- Air-conditioned public areas
- Airport transportation (surcharge)
- Banquet facilities
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Business center
- Business services
- Complimentary newspapers in lobby
- Computer rental
- Concierge services
- Conference room(s)
- Currency exchange
- Fireplace in lobby
- Internet access in public areas - surcharge
- Internet access in public areas - wireless
- Laundry facilities
- Meeting room(s) (small groups)
- Multilingual staff
- Parking (surcharge)
- Parking (valet)
- Parking garage
- Parking nearby
- Restaurant(s) in hotel
- Room service (24 hours)
- Safe-deposit box - front desk
- Tour assistance
- Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
- Wedding services
Number of rooms:
Extra person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in, cannot be guaranteed, and may incur additional charges.
- American Express
- Diners Club
- JCB International
- Pets not allowed
- 3 PM
A complimentary buffet breakfast is provided each morning.
Guelfi & Ghibellini RestaurantElegant restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine and traditional Tuscan dishes. Menu changes seasonally to utilize fresh local ingredients. Features a selection of Tuscan wines. The 3 Micheline starred Guelfi & Ghibellini serves dinner only.
Bar and Sala della MusicaIn the Bar and Salla della Musica, the hotel offers aperitifs, snacks and afternoon nibbles. For smokers, there is a welcoming smoking room available.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
- Bicycle rentals
- Helicopter/airplane sightseeing
- Horse riding/rental
- Pilates classes/instruction
- Rowing or canoeing
- Scooter/Moped Rentals
- Yoga classes/instruction
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