Luxury hotel holiday Relais Santa Croce Florence

Relais Santa Croce is a 5-star historic Relais & Chateaux hotel housed in an 18th century aristocratic palazzo and situated in the historic centre of Florence, close to the Basilica of Santa Croce. Suites are sumptuously furnished and adorned with frescoes. Rooms are more contemporary and very comfortable. Fine dining is an experience at the Guelfi e Ghibellini restaurant. Cookery classes, truffle hunting and wine-tasting are offered.
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 Relais Santa Croce, Florence

Relais Santa Croce is an exclusive 5-star hotel offering 18th Century Florentine opulence with contemporary touches. Luxurious accommodation and gourmet cuisine in a 3 Michelin-starred restaurant afford guests the utmost in luxury in an excellent central location.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location 2 minute walk to the Basilica of Santa Croce

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Pisa

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

3 Star Michelin Restaurant linked to the hotel, Gourmet Restaurant, Bar and Music Room, Garage and Car Park with Valet Parking, Lifts, Disabled Access, Concierge.

Complimentary

Wi-Fi and Welcome Gift on arrival.

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I enjoyed every minute of the tour. Cindy-Marie was simply fantastic and her knowledge, kindness and humour was all that I could have asked for. This was a first class experience. Thank you for making it all happen.
Customer on Tuscan wine tour, June 2022

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

From about

£990 low season

Holiday Code IE359

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 Relais Santa Croce, Florence

Room descriptions

Relais Santa Croce has 24 rooms, all of which are air conditioned with a king size bed and include Wi-Fi, TV, an iPod docking station, safe deposit box, minibar and bathroom.

Deluxe Room with street view
Grand Deluxe Room with either a rooftop or street view
Junior Suite with a living area comprised of antique furniture and leather sofas. View of Santa Croce Basilica or street view.
Terrace Junior Suite with balcony
Family Junior Suite with two bedrooms
Florentine Suite with a separate living area with armchairs, a sofa and desk. Views of Santa Croce Basilica or the Florentine streets.
De Pepi Suite on the first floor with one living area containing 18th Century original frescos, views of the Florentine streets
Da Verrazzano Suite on the first floor with two separate living areas with original 18th Century frescoes, a small private gym and coffered ceiling. Views are of the Florentine streets.
Santa Croce Royal Suite

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I enjoyed every minute of the tour. Cindy-Marie was simply fantastic and her knowledge, kindness and humour was all that I could have asked for. This was a first class experience. Thank you for making it all happen.
Customer on Tuscan wine tour, June 2022

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

From about

£990 low season

Holiday Code IE359

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 Relais Santa Croce, Florence

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Relais Santa Croce 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: A minimum stay of 2 nights is required from 8 to 11 January and 11 to 14 June.

Children: Children are welcome. Cots are free and available on request. Children under 16 years stay for free when sharing with 2 adults in the same room. In suite categories a third bed may be added for children at a supplement.

Other information: Dogs weighing below 15kg are accepted at a small supplement. There is a smoking room onsite.

Special offers

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I enjoyed every minute of the tour. Cindy-Marie was simply fantastic and her knowledge, kindness and humour was all that I could have asked for. This was a first class experience. Thank you for making it all happen.
Customer on Tuscan wine tour, June 2022

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

From about

£990 low season

Holiday Code IE359

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 Relais Santa Croce, Florence

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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