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Hotel Athenaeum

Florence, Italy
  • The Duomo & the city centre are a 10-minute walk away
  • The hotel has a traditional Italian restaurant & a pretty patio with fountains
  • Bikes are free for guests to borrow, & there's a putting green & billiards room on site
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Via Cavour, 88
Florence, 50129
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The Hotel Athenaeum offers a quiet place to stay close to the heart of Florence. The hotel, just north of the Duomo, is a 10-minute walk from the city centre, and bikes are free for guests to borrow.

Set in a former school building, the hotel's bedrooms have a contemporary finish and are well soundproofed. The upgraded Superior Rooms have a double bed, air conditioning, a mini bar and a complimentary fruit basket. Wi-Fi is free throughout.

Breakfast features a buffet of salami, hard-boiled eggs, cheese, fruit salad and more. Later on, you can try traditional Tuscan specialities with a modern twist at Riflessi Restaurant, which uses local and seasonal produce. Choose from dishes such as green lasagne with traditional meat sauce "au gratin" or thinly sliced peppered prosciutto with fried artichokes and stracchino cheese.

There is also a bar and a patio, plus a putting green, a fitness room and a billiards room. 


  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • Sauna


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Business center
  • Baby-sitting service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Public car park (fees apply)


  • Wheelchair accessible
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. Minimum age required to check in: 18.


  • Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests

  • Cot/crib available on request, free of charge, for children aged 2 or under. Extra bed available on request: 20€ per night for children aged 12 and under, 35€ for older children and adults. This includes breakfast. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.


  • No pets allowed.


  • City tax not included in the total price: 4.50€ 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.

Getting there

A taxi from Florence Airport to the hotel is about 15€-20€ (£12-£16). Alternatively, take bus number 62 to Santa Maria Novella train station and then take any bus to Piazza San Marco. From Pisa Airport, you can take a train that leaves approximately every hour and takes about 50 minutes to reach Florence. You can also take a Terravision shuttle bus for 13.50€ return, or 7.50€ one way. The bus stop is opposite the hotel. 


  • Via Cavour, 88
  • Florence, 50129
  • Italy

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Tel: +44 (0) 20 3564 9000

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