In a quiet residential area opposite one of the few green spaces in Florence, lies the stately Hotel Regency. Lonely Planet calls it a "small, elegant 5-star affair", and with just 32 rooms the property offers travellers an intimate stay in this Renaissance city.
The interiors are as beautiful as the building, full of antiques and 17th-century paintings, reflecting Florence’s heritage as one of Europe’s leading art cities. Ask the concierge for a multilingual walking guide, which takes you on a scenic 15-minute stroll into town and around Florence’s must-see sites. The sophisticated restaurant serves lunch and dinner, and the homely Lounge Bar serves drinks and Tuscan canapés throughout the day.
The “sumptuous” (Travel + Leisure) bedrooms are a good size by Florentine standards and all come with high-quality Italian linen and complimentary Wi-Fi. The Deluxe Double Rooms are worth the extra money for their views over Piazza D’Azeglio park at the front or the hotel's private garden at the back. A complimentary breakfast buffet is served each morning in the peaceful courtyard and the impressive spread includes fruit, yoghurt, cereal and homemade croissants.
This hotel might not be the most accessible -- there are a number of steps to negotiate at the entrance of the property, elevators don’t service every floor and there’s a 15-minute walk into town -- but if you’re looking for a "classic Old World hotel" (Lonely Planet) with service above and beyond the expected, it really can’t be beaten.
From the press:
"The noise and crowds of Florence seem far from this stylish retreat in a residential district near the Sinagoga" -- Fodor's
"A classic Old World hotel" -- Lonely Planet
"An intimate boutique hotel with a ‘home-away-from-home’ feel" -- Travel + Leisure
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
Extra beds / roll away beds
24-hour front desk
Airport transfer (fees apply)
Baby-sitting service on request
Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
Chauffeur service (fees apply)
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Outdoor space for some rooms
Complimentary Internet access
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Bathrobes and slippers
Off-street parking (fees apply)
Public car park (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 2pm.
Standard checkout time: 12pm.
Children and additional guests
Infant's crib/cot and extra bed available on request, free of charge for children up to 3: 38.50€ per night for children aged 4 to 12 and 77€ per night for older children and adults.
Crib/cot available in Classic Room and above, extra bed available in Deluxe Room and above only.
Charges will be added to your bill on checkout and include breakfast.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges will apply.
City tax not included: 5€ per person, per night, payable at the hotel.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Florence Airport is five miles from the city centre. Take the bus to Santa Maria Novella Railway Station and then the number 12 or 23 bus to the hotel. Alternatively, a taxi from the airport takes 15 minutes.
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