The Four Seasons Florence is a 5-Star Luxury Hotel and urban resort in Florence, Italy. It is a living museum of art history, set in a former 16th century and within the walled tranquility of Florence’s private garden. The Hotel comprises of two renaissance palaces, whose former private residents includes a pope, an order of nuns, Italy’s first railway company, five centuries of Florence nobility and a viceroy of Egypt.
The Hotel is located on the edge of Florence’s historic centre and occupies two protected buildings,the 15th century Palazzo della Gherardesca and the “Conventino”, a 16th century Palazzo which was once a convent. Between them lie over 10 acres( 4.5 hectares) of botanical gardens-theGiardino della Gherardesca-one of the most beautiful and undiscovered green spaces on the right bank of the River Arno. Located close to Piazza Donatello, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and Academy Gallery. Also nearby are San Lorenzo Church and Bargello Museum.
Once you enter you are welcomed into the rare opportunity to view the 15th -19th century artworks in their original context : frescoes, bas-reliefs, stuccoes and silk wall papers
Original works of art and architectural detailing can also be found in several of the hotel’s 116 bedrooms, suites and bathrooms. The hotel’s colourful history unfolds through it’s ornately painted and crafted interiors.
I stayed at the Four Seasons Junior Suite on the second floor which is equipped with a king size bed (Extra beds available: Crib and Roll away bed), high ceilings and unique spaces, and deep soaking european tub . The full marble private bathroom has a spacious vanity with a separate glass-enclose rain shower. As well as bathrobes, slippers, complimentary toiletries, air conditioning, a safe, and a desk are among the conveniences offered and all designed to make you feel welcoming and compulsorily residential. Flat screen TV, a mini bar is offered for your entertainment and a complimentary wired and wireless internet access which keeps you connected.
IL Palagio Restaurant, the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant is on the ground floor whereBreakfast, lunch and dinner is served. Breakfast includes freshly made italian bread and croissants as well as a selection of pastries, cheeses, smoked fish and cold meats. Dinner menu includes plenty of choices including traditional italian options as well as rice, fish, meat dishes & cured meat, cheeses, deserts & pastry etc
The Atrium Bar
The Atrium Bar offers an elegant setting for guests to enjoy light meals, coffee specialties, cocktails throughout the day and scrumptious afternoon teas. It is the primary spot for people to meet in the Hotel. In the evenings, the is live piano music. Whilst you’re at Atrium bar, please sample the 100km Tiramisu Cocktail.
The Spa occupies a two storey building. Nine treatment rooms are situated on the upper level of the main spa level while the spa suite is situated in a separate building. It is a lush spa that offers signature treatments, facial treatments and body treatments, The inside is just beautiful with little touches such as pretty lanterns lined outside each treatment room.
I was told by the Therapist that the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze is the first in the world to promote well-being exclusively made in Italy and sources its products from Officina Profumo – Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, Florence’s oldest pharmacy.
I was lucky to be offered a complimentary treatment. I opted for the Tuscan Cypress Body Scrub which is a restorative exfoliation treatment that perfectly smoothes and hydrates the skin and the IRIEmotions which is a physical and emotional pampering, through a sequence of facial, hand and feet treatments with the unique Ireos powder.
If you want to see what Four Seasons Hotel Firenze experience really looks like, I leave you with this video. It was truly amazing!
I had a pleasant stay at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, Florence. What a wonderful hotel! It is the perfect and exquisite hotel in Florence. Top class services, excellent food and beautiful rooms.The building is beautiful and truly reflects the Renaissance feel of the city. The Hotel captures the culture, the atmosphere, the people and food of the city of Florence. Very elegant, historical and luxury environment and I do recommend this hotel to lovers of art and interior design and to anyone looking for luxury. Everything was perfect. Will definitely go back again!
Four Seasons Hotel Firenze is a pure testament to Four Seasons world-renowned hospitality and attention to detail.
Borgo Pinti, 99-50121 Firenze, Italy
A Junior Suite at the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, Florence begins at Euros 700.00 a night
AbstractFriday was a guest of Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, Florence but this has not influenced the thoughts and views of my stay. ALL opinions of this review are mine.