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Hotel Athenaeum

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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


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. 

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  • 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


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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