Luxury hotel holiday Hotel Brunelleschi Florence

The Hotel Brunelleschi is a charming and luxury 4-star boutique hotel in the pedestrian, historic heart of Florence, combining the flavour of its historic building including the Torre della Pagliazza dating from the 6th century, with modern conveniences and comforts, including a glass staircase and outdoor spaces where you can enjoy a drink or dine. There is a wide choice of rooms and suites, some with Duomo view. The Osteria Pagliazza is a well-known Florentine restaurant located on the ground floor of the hotel.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Pisa
  • Private car transfers
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Brunelleschi, Florence

Hotel Brunelleschi is a luxury 4-star hotel in an excellent central location. Steeped in history, serving delicious cuisine and opulent accommodation, it is an ideal spot to recuperate after a day exploring the delights of Florence.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location 3 minute walk to the Duomo

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Pisa Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 90-minutes' drive from Pisa Airport

Closest railway station Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station

Distance from railway station The hotel is about 15-minutes' drive from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station

Hotel facilities and services

Two Restaurants, Bar, Wine Tasting, Room Service, Free WiFi, Transfers, Salon for Events, Garage Parking,  Bicycle Rental, Workout Room, Babysitting, Amenities for Infants, Accessible Rooms, Concierge.

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Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic executive double room for 3 nights

From about

£620

Holiday Code EXH1563

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Brunelleschi, Florence

Amid the narrow streets of Florence, wonder at Hotel Brunelleschi's proximity to the city's exquisite Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore. The romance of its location is undeniable, providing you with a foothold in amongst the most breath taking of the city's sights. Squeezed into the backstreets, you might expect Hotel Brunelleschi to sacrifice space for location, but this isn't the case. This four star hotel boasts all the amenities you might care for in a city centre base, while guests benefit from access to a sizeable outdoor pool nearby. The charm of the original building remains in tact thanks to sympathetic restorations over the centuries, and a sense of history is particularly evident in the 6th-7th century Pagliazza Tower, which is the oldest structure in the area and a one-time prison. Step inside and a more modern influence can be seen in the interior decoration, where wooden beams and exposed brickwork sit alongside contemporary furnishings. The effect is glamorous, elegant and serene. Views over the ancient rooftops and of the Duomo are never too far away, including in some of the guestrooms and suites, where you can be greeted by this magnificent sight in the early hours of the morning. Family rooms consist of two spacious interconnecting deluxe rooms and can accommodate up to six people. You can dine the intimate setting of the byzantine tower at Restaurant Santa Elisabetta, where Italian cuisine is handled in the most imaginative of ways and vegan and gluten-free selections cater to guests' special dietary requirements. Meanwhile, traditional Tuscan fare is served at Osteria della Pagliazza, which invites guests to dine under the night sky in the charming square during the summer months. 

Room descriptions

Hotel Brunelleschi has 96 rooms and suites with air conditioning, satellite LCD TV, two telephones, safe, minibar, iPod docking station, tea and coffee facilities, turndown service and daily newspapers. When booking a suite guests also enjoy suite ambassador, VIP check-in, espresso machine, in-suite gift basket.

Classic Executive Room recently renovated and with a queen bed
Superior Executive Room with four poster bed and street view
Deluxe Room with king bed or two twin beds
Deluxe Duomo View
Family Room composed of two interconnecting deluxe rooms
Junior Suite with separate studio, large bathroom and street view
One Bedroom Suite with king bed, separate studio, large bathroom and street view
Two-Bedroom Suite
Bargello Suite
Duomo Suite
Balcony Suite
Pool Suite
Pagliazza Tower Suite

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic executive double room for 3 nights

From about

£620

Holiday Code EXH1563

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Brunelleschi, Florence

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Hotel Brunelleschi in Florence, our clients usually fly to Pisa airport, Florence airport or arrive by train at Florence Santa Maria Novella railway station. From the airport and the station, we recommend a private car transfer which we would include in our holiday price. If you are visiting Florence as part of a tailor-made touring holiday, we recommend returning your hire-car upon arrival in Florence, and then if you need a car to continue the itinerary, collecting another one when you leave.

Additional information

Minimum stays: 2 nights minimum stay applies.

Children: Baby cot available free of charge for children under 2 years. Children 12 years or younger stay free when sharing a room with two paying adults. Extra beds can be added to rooms for a supplement. Amenities for infants such as kettle, high chairs, bottles, diapers are available at the hotel.

Special offers

Longer stay offer 2020 Book 3 nights or more and receive an 11% reduction off bed and breakfast rates. Valid for stays from 1 March - 9 April 2020, 13 April - 8 May 2020, 19 July - 4 September 2020, 18 October - 27 Novemeber 2020 and 29 November - 25 December 2020.

10% early booking offer Book 30 days or more before arrival and receive a 10% reduction off our bed and breakfast rates. This offer is valid for all seasons except the following festival dates, 15 -18 June 2020, 24 - 25 June 2020, and 30 June - 2 July 2020.

Complimentary dinner offer 2020 Book 3 nights or more on our bed and breakfast rates and receive a complimentary 3-course dinner at the Osteria della Pagliazza (not including drinks). Valid for stays from 1 March - 3 April 2020, 26 July - 28 August 2020, 1 - 29 November and 30 November to 23 December. Combinable with other offers.

Long stay offer 2020 Book 3 nights or longer and receive an 11% reduction off our bed and breakfast rates. Valid for stays from 1 March to 9 April, 13 April to 8 May, 19 July to 4 September, 18 October to 25 December 2020 and 6 January to 28 February 2021. Restrictions and black out dates apply.

Early booking offer 2020 Book a stay at any time of the year 30 days or more in advance of arrival and receive a 10% reduction off our contracted rates. Restrictions and black out dates apply.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic executive double room for 3 nights

From about

£620

Holiday Code EXH1563

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Brunelleschi, Florence

About Florence

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Florence is one of the ‘must see’ places of all art lovers. Florence is the centre of the Renaissance movement and the Uffizi Gallery houses a phenomenal collection of painting from this era, as does the Accademia, home to Michelangelo’s statue of David. However, it is the atmosphere of the city which is overwhelmingly Renaissance as everywhere you turn there is yet another reminder of the period either artistic or architectural and this creates a superb museum like ambience to the historic centre. All the sites are easily reached on foot from the Ponte Vecchio to the Church of Santa Maria Novella, to the Accademia, to the Duomo and it is by visiting on foot that you can soak up the amazing atmosphere of the city.

Highlights of Florence

The markets in Florence are great for browsing for leather bags and shoes, but be prepared to haggle the price, as these markets are now really geared up for tourists and you can end up paying more than you need to. Fiesole can be reach by train or bus and has lovely views of the city. The Boboli gardens are an enchanting place to spend a few lazy hours and can be reached on foot over the other side of the River Arno from the main sites. Hire a car and visit Siena, Lucca, San Gimignano, Chianti, Montepulciano, Perugia and many more fascinating mediaeval towns nearby.

Cultural highlights of Florence

The Duomo, The Battistero, Uffizi Gallery, Accademia Gallery, the mausoleum of the Medici family in the Medici Chapel, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, The Piazza della Signoria.

Festivals in Florence

There are a wide range of fashion shows held in Florence in January, which can make finding hotel availability difficult during the show period. Otherwise, Florence holds any wonderful festivals throughout the year including the Scoppio del Carro or the explosion of the cart on Easter Sunday, which is really a firework display, but the atmosphere is tremendous. Calcio in Costume in June is a fun spectacle and a slightly different take on ‘Calcio’ or football! Alternatively, in September there is the Festa della Rificolana where children carrying candlelit lanterns converge on the Piazza della Santissima Annunziata to celebrate the eve of the birth of the Virgin Mary. The most notable festival in the area however, is of course the Palio in Siena, just south of Florence and easily reachable by train, which takes place in July and August. Early booking is essential.

Gastronomy in Florence

Florence is famous for its food, namely Bistecca alla Fiorentina and many grilled meats and game dishes, but of course it is the centre of the Chianti wine producing region and thereby has access to some of the most prestigious wines from Chianti and the hearty reds of Southern Tuscany. Olive oil is also in abundance here and is used with everything, from cooking to dipping and even tasting!

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