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Hotel Principe - Florence

4 star Hotel Florence

Lungarno Vespucci Amerigo 34 - Florence

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 130.50
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Situated on the right bank of the Arno river, in one of the most beautiful areas of Florence, Hotel Principe is housed in a lovely villa dating back to 1860, and built by order of King Vittorio Emanuele II during the period when Florence was the capital of Italy.

Transformed into a hotel in 1955, the villa has kept its original structure and its facade still retains the charm of an old embassy town house. Set within a quiet, walled garden along the Arno river and centrally located yet away from the metropolitan traffic, the property creates a welcoming oasis of tranquility. This Florence hotel is also minutes away from shopping and convention venues.

Due to its excellent position, just minutes from the major sights and museums of the city, the hotel offers the possibility to enjoy a vacation dedicated to discovering the wonders of Florence.

For a surcharge, this hotel can arrange a roundtrip airport shuttle service (available on request) and a train station pick-up service. Additional amenities include an Internet point, concierge desk, and porter/bellhop. Child-care services are provided on site. Free WiFi is available in the hotel's public areas. The hotel is pet-friendly (restrictions apply).

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.7 Excellent
Based on 112 hotel reviews © 2015 Venere.com

This was our first holiday with our 11 month old baby, the staff were very helpful...

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Breakfast at Hotel Principe

A free buffet breakfast is available between 7 AM and 10:30 AM.

Facilities at Hotel Principe

  • Bar
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Pets accepted
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Limousine service
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Private ski bus
  • Free parking
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • This property offers transfers from the airport and train station (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: between 1 PM and 2:30 AM.

Check-out: before noon.


Guests arriving by car should contact the concierge to avoid ZTL fines. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 60.00 per vehicle (one way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 4 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Hotel Principe is also known as

Hotel Principe
Principe Hotel
Principe Hotel Florence

9.0

Clean

9.2

Location

8.6

Quiet

8.8

Spacious

8.9

Service

Hotel Principe reviews

5.1 Ordinary
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

The room we had initially was beautiful but had a wafer thin door to an adjoining room. It felt as though the guests in there were sharing a room with us. Night porter maintained that there was no one staying in the room- until it was then proved otherwise. The price that a hotel of this nature charges means that security and privacy should be higher on the agenda.

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Hotel staff were very friendly and helpful, rooms were clean. Within walking distances to all the sites, great places to leat all around the hote

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Beautiful, romantic spot on the Arno. Lovely staff and service. So civilized. Better than advertised. Very close to sights and museums. Short and interesting walk to train. I will return as often as possible.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

After a 3 week tour of Italy, I really wanted to stay in a place that had a Florentine feel. This definitely provided all that I hoped for with professional and friendly staff. Our room had a fabulous terrace overlooking the river and the rooftop terrace was amazing. The breakfast was elegant and very enjoyable. The hotel has a very interesting history and was a perfect location for our first time in Florence. A 10 minute walk to the train station and close to the Duomo.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We had a beautiful room overlooking the Arno River. The room was lovely, but could use more outlets. It was difficult to charge phones, etc. Gorgeous reception rooms!

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

This hotel was close to everything staff were warm and friendly. It was the perfect florence setting. I would recommend little restaurant down road on river between bridge and uffizzi gallery it was lovely .

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

My sister and I stayed at Principe for four days, we were so impressed, it was a delightful stay, we loved the staff , specially Giuliano at the front desk, they all were extremely attentive to all of our needs. The Breakfast is great and you won't need another meal until late afternoon, the room and bathroom (with a tub) were huge even for american standards. It is a short 2 blocks from the open bus tour stop. It is located just a four blocks from the train station and it is a 5 minute walk to the Piazza Centrale and the Pontevechio. Our lovely yellow room had a view of the Arno river, plenty of closet space, a safe, a fast speed wi-fi connection in the room and a classical seating area with a sofa and 2 chairs. We will come back for sure. The details through the hotel and their service made it all very special. Paula, USA

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Arab Emirates

This is a family owned property and it is lovely. Right on the river, short walk to the main tourist areas. Fantastic roof deck, gorgeous garden in the back. Request a river view room, noisy if you open the window. Request a city view room and you will get a balcony. Everyone was incredibly helpful and friendly. Can request eggs at the breakfast. LOVED our stay and will definitely go back.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is a real find. The rooms and public areas are beautifully kept and decorated and very spacious. The service is prompt and discreet. There is always somebody on hand to provice willing help. Tea and coffee are available in the lounge or in your own room all day until midnight. It is ideally situated right on the bank of the Arno within easy walking distance of historic Florence: views over the river in front and a small but delightful garden behind. Quiet and peaceful but with prompt service and modern amenities, TV, internet etc. Staying here is like living in your own private palazzo in Florence. Guests are made to feel at home.

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • GB

It was particularly chilly during our stay at this hotel so we could have done with a little more heat. Turning up the room thermostat made no difference to the temperature.

7.6 Good
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Location was great. Just a few blocks from the center of town. Staff was very friendly.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Very helpful staff, excellent location & wonderful rooms. I will use this property again & recommend it to others.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

They treat you like family! Very helpful, courteous, friendly and welcoming. Great location and very comfortable.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

This hotel does everything correctly. The staff is warm, friendly and professional. They made excellent recommendations for dinner. The room with the terrace with the view of the water is a must. Their breakfast exceeded expectations. The hotel location is near enough to the sites, yet in a private location. The staff made you feel special as a guest. They made our stay in Florence very memorable and I will recommend them to my friends.

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

The only problem I encountered here was that the computer which was available to guests was extremely old and slow. However, when I experienced problems the staff assisted me by allowing me to use their computer behind the desk to access my email and print a document.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Great place & excellent staff.. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a more quiet place to stay. They have a garden area to sit in and drink wine or bring take away. The continental breakfast was excellent.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Our stay at the Principe was outstanding. We requested through Venere and received a room with a balcony/view and a courteous, friendly staff, great location, easy convenience to Duomo, Accademia and Uffizi galleries, Palazzo Pitti (Boboli gardens), Ponte Vecchio, the Santa Maria Novella train station. To Principe from train station - exit train, walk toward shops, exit to the right side shops/station, make right onto street, make first left, and walk straight (with street name changes) to the beautiful Arno River, make left at street/river, hotel on left- 4 - 6 minute walk. My wife and I plan to stay there again. Can't wait to get back.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The hotel is historic and so the air conditioning was not what you would want in extremely hot weather but it was tolerable. The hotel is well situated and very clean. The staff is very helpful and friendly and the breakfast was nice as well.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Lovely, friendly, wellcoming family hotel. Spent 3 nights with my daughter and enjoyed it fully!! Can recommende!

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

Fantastic views if you can get the rooms with a balcony view - ask for superior. Very helpful staff.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

perfect under all aspects. parking facilities highly appreciated.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

This is a really great little hotel. Its family run and very classy. Fantastic location overlooking river,really nice rooms with great bathrooms. All you could ask for. It was a really nice place to come back to, after a day looking at all the wonderful things florence has to offer. The staff and management were really friendly and only too happy to assist you. We stayed in a lot of hotels, and this hotel has a special ambience and charm about it. We had a really nice three nights and we would go back there for sure, next time were in Florence.Do yourself a favor, pay the bit extra and have something special...I cant say a bad thing about this hotel...it was really great staying there.

7.4 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Saudi Arabia

Reception was very cordial and we were given one hour free internate at our room and also were allowed to have breakfast with small tip to the waiters. The hotel location is over looking the river. If you like old fashioned historical building you will enjoy your stay at Pricipe Hotel.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • New Zealand

The best place to be in a heatwave. Airconditioned room with balcony overlooking the Arno, and Florence a picture book vista from our room. We could walk to everything when it was cool enough; meantime the Hotel offered respite in both a pretty garden and the bedroom balcony. Bliss.

6.0 Fair
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

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10 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The staff at Principe was always very helpful. The clerks spoke adequate English and were very helpful with recommendations for restaurants, etc. The room was very large, originally booked as a triple, but the staff was very accommodating when our group grew to 4 people. The room was very quiet and large. There was a lift available if needed. Breakfast was nice. Location excellent, right on Arno...walking distance to everything in historic Florence. Convenient to train station.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Switzerland

I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Florence. It is a unique place to stay. The location is also brilliant – you are within a short walk of city’s major attractions. Service is friendly and always ready to help. The hotel does not have a breakfast lounge, but it is more than compensated by the generous breakfast brought to your room at the desired time. You can place your order the previous evening. The only drawback of our stay was perhaps the shower water, which was not as hot as we are normally used to. (The cold tap had to be completely turned off)

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

I proprietari e tutto lo staff sono persone squisite e competenti. L'albergo ha tanta storia ed è tenuto benissimo. la posizione è ideale per vicinanza al centro e per quiete. Dal primo momento sembra di essere da vecchi amici che ti ospitano.

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • New Zealand

Would definetly recommend this hotel to others based on the excellent bilingual friendly service received. I was a given a double room that was spacious, very clean and although it faced a busy street in the middle of summer, it was quiet from sound proofing and cool because of excellent air conditioning. The breakfast was a cut above other places where I hàve stayed, and the location is central. Most rooms will come with an excellent view of the river.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Armenia

Hotel is really good!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

personali gentilissimi di classe. camera singola vista arno, piccola ma graziosa. soggiorno piacevole.

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

nice location, 10 min walk from Santamaria novella station. warm welcome and helpful english speaking staff. if you want to go to Ufizi museum, ask the hotel to make reservation for you when making reservation. shower room had nice bathtub, cleaned nicely everyday.

8.8 Excellent
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

The staff were extremely competent, helpful and professional. The hotel is very classic so not ideal for people looking for very modern rooms. We had a fantastic time and will certainly go back. We would recommend this hotel to anyone.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

I travel frequently to Florence and found the hotel especially lovely and charming. The location on the Arno is wonderful and convenient too for visiting the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and The Uffizzi. It is also less than 10 minutes walk to the bus and rail stations. Ideal for those seeking somewhere with real character and an intimate atmosphere. The owner was extremely charming and told me about the history of the hotel. I was given a beautiful room which was huge and had antique furniture. I would stay there again.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

This is a charming hotel and excellent value for money. The family and staff were very welcoming and helpful with excellent English. The rooms are quite spacious and the hotel is located within walking distance of the Florence atractions and the railway station. I stayed at this hotel on two occasions and enjyed the rooms looking over the Arno and the one looking over the garden. The hotel added greatly to my Florentine experience.

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Hotel classicissimo, atmosfera da "Camera con Vista"! La posizione e' eccezionale: sul Lungarno a pochi metri da Ognissanti. Il personale e' cortesssimo ed in 'tinta' con l'atmosfera. Comodissimo anche per chi e' in viaggio d'affari. L'Hotel ha un comodo parcheggio interno ed un graziosissimo giardino.

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The hotel is ina great location, looking over the Arno and walkable to most of Florence. We walked everywhere from this location. The hotel was beautiful but the publc areas all felt like a library, the breakfast room was very quiet and we felt like we had to whisper. Unlikely we would go back because we did not feel we could sit and relax in public areas.

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Great room overlooking the River Arno. plenty of restaurants and easy to find being next to the river. 5 or 10 minutes walk to main visitor areas, nice and flat, but paving hard on feet and very busy, with tourists. Designer shops everywhere.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

The Bronzi family's hospitality was delightful. Their entire staff was friendly, courteous and very helpful from the service in the hotel to making reservations (restaurants, etc.) in town. I have stayed at many hotels in Florence over the years, but Principe is my choice in terms of location and price. Compare the rates during the low and high seasons---they will not stiff you. When we left just before Easter, they were finishing renovations so future travelers should find peace and quiet as well as a refreshing "new" look to this historical building. As our room faced the garden in the back, it was very quiet. Definitely try to book a room facing the Arno river and the rolling hills.

8.0 Very Good
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

only drawback the ambulance noise....Unavoidable because of the hotel location. If one wants very very quite assl for a room in the backyard (garden view), and forget the view on the Arno.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

My family really enjoyed the Hotel. The room was very big, excellent service and location was very safe.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

like staying with family. Rooms cute. Breakfasts were fresh. Staff helpful with all requests. Only complaint, bathroom not up to par. Inexpensive shower curtain and shampoo in a cheap simgle use package. View nice and within walking distance of but not in main area. would go back.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

Très bien situé pour se rendre visiter les sites importants à Florence

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Portugal

Simply great. My best hotel ever in Firenze and one of the best I've stayed in.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Canada

The best hotel in the best city in Italy! The staff were awesome, the food terrific and the location perfect. This is the only hotel I will stay in while in Florence.

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

We enjoyed a room on the top floor having a beautiful small terrace and wonderful view of the Arno river. The ceiling height in this room was low, not as seen in the pictures online (for rooms on a lower floor.) The rooms furnishings were adequate, but not elegant and the small area rugs by the bed desperately needed replacing/cleaning (we pushed them under our bed for our stay.) The spectacular view and lovely terrace made up for the other details. The breakfast area, sitting rooms and garden on the main level were lovely, with beautiful painted murals on some of the ceilings. The friendliness, courtesy and quality of care by the staff were superb! The location of the hotel on the river was exceptional, though it takes a bit more walking to get to the main attractions. Overall, we would recommend this hotel to other travelers who wish to enjoy Florence at a reasonable price!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Room was spacious - of a suite than room - price was good and the staff always aimed to help.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The Principe offers a great location, clean, spacious rooms and very nice staff. We sill definitely stay here again!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

My traveling friend and I could not have been happier with this facility and would glady stay there again. The pictures do not do this beautiful place justice. The staff was helpful and courteous. Our room was palatial with its ultra-high ceiling, beautiful furniture and very large bathroom with heated, green marble floors. Oh, and there was the crystal chandelier...The room was cleaned well and throughly daily. My only complaint for lack of a better word is that if you must sleep with a window open, do not request an Arno River view. When shut, the windows block out ALL the noise, but when open, the motorcycles seem to run loud all night in the street below, certainly not the hotel's fault. It is just a matter of shutting the window or not. The garden shown in the pictures is lovelier than shown. I nice, quite little oasis. Having an Arno view room, the view was exquisite, especially in the early morning mist. I highly recommend this beautiful hotel. Regards, Laurie in Juneau, Alaska

5.6 Ordinary
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • IT

Struttura non all'altezza delle quattro stelle attribuite. Dal punto di vista strutturale è gradevole ma anche li vi è poca cura in determinati dettagli. Non ci tornero'.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • IT

SOTTOLINEO LA GRANDE COMPETENZA E PROFESSIONALITA' DEL MANAGER-PROPRIETARIO SIG. GIULIANO NISI. QUANDO TORNERO' A FIRENZE LO ANDRO' SICURAMENTE A TROVARE. DISTINTI SALUTI

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Accomodations were great, the staff was greacous, we were greeted every morning by the owner very lovely elderly women. The history of the B&B was very interesting.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

We enjoyed our stay at the Principe Hotel. The Proprietors were warm and greeted us every morning. A wonderful B&B in the heart of Florence. Thank you Veneere.com

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Spain

Small, but excellent hotel in its category (3 to 4 stars, to our taste). Correct breakfast mini-buffet. Facilities to park outside in front of the river (our choice), or even inside (in the garden; I assume with an extra charge). Located outside of the crazy center of Florence, in the lungarno in front of the river. There is a short 15 minutes walk to Santa Maria Novella, and the old-stone-main-axis of the city (S. Lorenzo-Duomo-Uffizzi-Ponte Vecchio-Pitti). Very quiet surroundings, with some (interesting and not very touristic) restaurants at 3-5 minutes walk in via Borgognisanti (back of the hotel). Convenient for a sightseeing visit to Florence, if you travel by car. Relatively easy to find (assuming that in AUG05 some public works were ongoing in the lungarno, and we had to drive through some (quite evident) detour to reach the hotel. Very much warm welcome (assuming we do speak italian). Old fashioned (and cosy) rooms and bathrooms, but all the required equipment was there (bath/shower, hairdryer, minibar,...). A wise choice, not cheap, but at a reasonable overall price.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We loved this hotel it is full of charm and history, it was a home owned by the King of Italy. It was the best part of our visit to Florence. The hotel is quaint and one day will be completely remodeled but we like it the way it is, full of history and charm. and the staff are full of Italian history-knowledge, so try to engage in some Political talk. We would definetely stay here again. Ask for the Kings room.

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Our room at the Principe was very spacious and beautiful. It was easy walking distance to the main tourist attractions. The room was very quiet despite being on the road side of the hotel. The staff was very helpful in assisting us with restaurants.

7.5 Good
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Japan

view was nice.but,the beds&room was different from pictur.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • USA

For the price, this is an excellent value in Florence. If you want a view and don't mind the street noise, ask for a room in the front. If the sound of scooters bother you, ask for a room facing the garden. If the sound of garbage picks ups and motor scooters bother you, stay out of Florence. This is a small convenient hotel with easy access and it is easy to find.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We spent 3 weeks traveling around Italy and this was our favorite hotel. Historic and elegant yet not pretentious, the Principe was our base during 3 separate stays while on vacation. For us it captured the essence and charm of Florence. The location is great, right on the Arno River. It is within blocks of the major tourist destinations yet it is quiet enough for rest. Wonderful eateries for all meals are just a 2 minute walk around the corner. The staff was always courteous and helpful and attended to our every request. The rooms and private baths are large; 3 different rooms we stayed all had a bathtub which is a luxury in many European hotels. There is a lovely quiet garden behind the hotel where you can pleasantly pass the time. We just can't say enough good things about this hotel. The Principe is an excellent value in the off season which is when we stayed there but we plan on making it our Florence destination year round in the future.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

A fantastic hotel for the price. Friendly, helpful staff. Beautiful common areas, perfectly maintained. Sleeping room was large and nicely appointed. Bathroom was extremely spacious and attractive. We were helped with a number of museum and restaurant reservations, directions in- and outside of the city. Excellent recommendations for dining. Easy to drive to and private parking in a gated lot. One of the best hotel experiences we've had in our frequent travels around Europe.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

This must be one of the best hotels we have stayed in. Ward reception and excellent service throughout our stay in this small, historic hotel. Quiet location by the river, yet close to the city centre. Spacious, clean room with a view over Florence. Excellent value for money, we will certainly stay here again and I can well recommend it to anyone visiting Florence.

7.5 Good
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Australia

Great location, within walking distance of attractions. Rooms comfortable but a little old fashioned considering the price. Friendly, prompt service staff.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Japan

I enjoyed the stay in the hotel room with a river view, sufficient space and good bathroom facilities. I had a little bit difficulty of using the room key.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

The perfect place to stay in Florence. Convenient, but Quiet in this generally noisy town. Beautiful view overlooking both sunrise & sunst. Exceptionally helpful & professional staff ready, willing & able to help with museum reservations. Private parking in the garden.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

This was a fabulous stay. The staff was more than accommodating in every way possible. The breakfast was fresh and wonderful, and the wait staff was also accommodating. The room was very clean and the bathroom well stocked. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone looking for a place in Florence.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

This was a wonderful small, hotel on the Arno River. Our room was large and included a terrace overlooking the hotel's gardens. The staff was wonderful and most accomodating and fluent in English (even though we kept trying our Italian). I would definitely stay at the Principe again. Lynn O, Fairfield, CT

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

This was our first trip to Europe so we did not know what to expect. The hotel was excellent with a great location right on the river. The rooms were clean and comfortably furnished with real furniture, not the usual institutional hotel stuff. Although we did not spend a lot of time in the room, it added to the enjoyment of the trip. The only disappointment and it was a minor one, was the inability to use the terrace upstairs, so we couldn't enjoy the view. Otherwise, the staff was very helpful and their restaurant suggestions were excellent. We had a great stay.

6.9 Fair
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Had the suite right on the river - nice views but the road noise is horrid - would not stay on the front of the hotel (river ride) again. I would stay at the hotel again just not the river side.

6.5 Fair
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Saudi Arabia

SOME OF YOUR ROOMS ARE TOO SMALL .FURNITURE IS POOR . BATHROOM WITHOUT CURTAIN.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

I am a frequent traveller to Italy and this hotel had the largest room and bath, by far, that I have seen. I also had the priviledge to see every room in the hotel, and each is indiviually appointed and charmingly decorated. I highly recommend this facility.

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Room was spacious (bathroom was larger than many hotel rooms that I have stayed in). Staff was always helpful and knowledgeable.

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Netherlands

8.0 Very Good
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

7.7 Good
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Japan

9.0 Wonderful!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Russia

8.6 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.7 Excellent
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

5.1 Ordinary
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

8.7 Excellent
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Czech Republic

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Japan

6.2 Fair
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Spain

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8.1 Very Good
  • August 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

8.7 Excellent
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.8 Excellent
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Italy

9.5 Outstanding!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Italy

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

6.5 Fair
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Switzerland

6.5 Fair
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Switzerland

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Austria

3.9
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Germany

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Hotel Principe, offering 20 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy LED televisions with satellite channels. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, laptop-compatible safes and phones during their Santa Maria Novella visit.

Guest rooms are individually decorated, making each stay a unique experience. Private bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations, bidets and hair dryers. Additional guest comforts include minibars, soundproofing and air conditioning.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Extra beds
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Principe

By car
From the south: take the Firenze Certosa exit of the A1 highway and follow the indications to Firenze centro. Then follow the signs to Lungarno. Reach Lungarno Amerigo Vespucci, where at number 34 the hotel is located.
From the north: take the Firenze Nord exit of the A1 highway. Follow the indications to Firenze centro, then follow the signs to Lungarno and the above-said directions.

By train
The Santa Maria Novella railway station is only 400 metres away from the hotel. You can reach the property either by taxi or on foot in a 10 minutes' walk: exit the station on the left-hand side and take via degli Orti Oricellari. Walk down the street, which then becomes via Santa Lucia and via Curtatone, until you reach Lungarno . Turn left and you will find the hotel after 50 metres.

By airplane
The Florence Amerigo Vespucci airport is approximately 8 km away. You can reach the hotel by taxi or with the Airport Shuttle bus which connects the airport with Santa Maria Novella railway station. From the station follow the above-said indications.

Distances from Hotel Principe

Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Chiesa di Ognissanti - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Teatro Comunale di Firenze - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Santa Maria della Carmine - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Piazza del Carmine - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Santa Maria Novella Square - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
National Alinari Museum of Photography - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
The New Florence Opera House - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Brancacci Chapel - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Leopolda Station Exhibition Center - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Museo Marino Marini - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Palazzo Rucellai - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Palazzo degli Affari - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Palazzo dei Congressi - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Principe is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 4.6 km / 2.9 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Hotel Principe

  • Limousine service
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Private ski bus
  • Free parking
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station