Florence, Italy

Hotel Athenaeum

Megan Crawford
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • The Duomo and the city center are a 10-minute walk away
  • The hotel has a traditional Italian restaurant and a pretty patio with fountains
  • Bikes are free for guests to borrow, plus a putting green and billiards room on-site

75% (8 Member Ratings)

"Excellent location and friendly staff"
Mar 01, 2015
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

A taxi from Florence Airport to the hotel is about €15-€20. Alternatively, you can take public transportation. Take bus number 62 to Santa Maria Novella train station and then take any bus to Piazza San Marco. To get to Florence 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. 

Rooms & Rates

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Close to the heart of Florence while still offering a bit of respite, Hotel Athenaeum is a great base to explore "this masterpiece of a city" (Frommer's). Located just north of the Duomo, the hotel is about a 10-minute walk from the city center, and bikes are free for guests to borrow.

Set in a former school building, all of the rooms at the hotel have a contemporary finish and are well soundproofed. The Classic Double Rooms have a double bed, air conditioning, a mini bar and an elegant marble bathroom. Wi-Fi is free throughout.

Breakfast is a plentiful affair, with a buffet of salami, hard-boiled eggs, cheese, fruit salad and more. Later on, traditional Tuscan specialities are served with a modern twist at Riflessi Restaurant, which uses local and seasonal products. Choose from dishes such as green lasagna 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 for some fresh air. Further on-site facilities include 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.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: 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.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Fees: City tax not included in the total price: 4.50€ per person, per night payable at the hotel

Cancellation: 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.

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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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8 Member Reviews
(75% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: Excellent location and friendly staff
Other Comments: Car parking was a bit expensive at 24 Euros a night but it was safe and secure.
Luciana Mar 01, 2015 Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The room was well appointed and equipped with its own balcony.
Other Comments: Although the location is accessible to all of the central attractions of Florence it is unfortunately located on a most boring street north of the Piazza san Marco. However, don't let this put you off its worth it when you get there!
Hywel Jan 13, 2015 Steyning, United Kingdom

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