Golden Tower Hotel & Spa Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Florence, Province of Florence, Tuscany

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Cons

  • Steep, narrow staircases
  • Some complaints of noise from adjacent construction site

Bottom Line

The Golden Tower Hotel is a luxury boutique renowned for its decadent touches and prime location. A blend of contemporary Italian furnishings, sumptuous fabrics, and rustic architectural details create a vibe that is opulent without being too stuffy. Swanky guest rooms offer flat-screen TVs, cozy beds, and sparkling marble bathrooms. The posh vibe extends to the Golden Spa with its specially lighted whirlpools. The hotel's location is another big draw, as it is close to everything from high-end shopping to popular tourist sights.

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A historic residence turned boutique hotel that delivers a high level of luxury in a welcoming ambience

Lobby at the Golden Tower Hotel
Lobby at the Golden Tower Hotel

This luxury boutique is steeped in opulence, yet manages to keep the vibe warm and inviting.

Guests are welcomed into the ornate lobby, adorned with lovely frescoes, heavy drapes, and oriental rugs. Here, pristine white chairs and sofas are scattered underneath the vaulted ceiling with its elegant chandelier. Throughout the hotel, marble staircases are punctuated by tiny lights and clusters of candles.

The swanky guest rooms are ideal for relaxing, with plush carpeting, cozy beds, and contemporary Italian furnishings. Pretty wood-beamed ceilings add a rustic touch. The immaculate marble bathrooms are especially luxe, featuring big walk-in showers with rainfall showerheads or shower/tub combos with circular Jacuzzi tubs.

 Location

Prime location within walking distance of the major tourist sights

Golden Tower Hotel is situated in central Florence. Facing a private cobbled street, the hotel offers a quiet locale close to many of the city's main draws. Everything from upscale boutiques to popular public squares are within walking distance.

Florence is extremely pedestrian-friendly, and is one of Italy's most beautiful cities -- it's more compact, and less gritty, than Rome. The Duomo is the most iconic sight here, but other popular attractions include Michelangelo's "David" at the Galleria dell'Accademia, the works of Botticelli and da Vinci at the Uffizi, and the Ponte Vecchio bridge, which dates back to the 1300s. The Piazza della Signora is a popular tourist hub, and many hotels are located near it.

  • 17-minute drive from Peretola Airport
  • 1-hour-and-15-minute drive from Galileo Galilei Airport
  • 1-minute walk to Palazzo Strozzi cultural center
  • 1- to 5-minute walk to dozens of bars and restaurants
  • 1- to 5-minute walk to designer shopping at Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, and more
  • 3-minute walk to Piazza della Repubblica
  • 3-minute walk to Palazzo Rucellai
  • 4-minute walk to Museo dei Fratelli Alinari photography museum
  • 5-minute walk to Piazza della Signoria -- the political center of Florence
  • 6-minute walk to the iconic Duomo cathedral
  • 6-minute walk to the Uffizi Gallery, which houses Botticelli's "Birth of Venus"
  • 8-minute walk to the 14th-century Ponte Vecchio bridge
  • 8-minute walk to Museo Galileo
  • 9-minute walk to Teatro Verdi
  • 9-minute walk to Piazza Santa Croce
  • 10-minute walk to Santa Maria Novella train station
  • 10-minute walk to Museo Horne, which houses a private collection of Renaissance art and furniture
  • 10-minute walk to San Lorenzo Market
  • 6-minute drive to Giardini della Fortezza
  • 10-minute drive to the Stibbert Museum, which features international artifacts
  • 13-minute drive to Galleria dell’Accademia, home to Michelangelo's "David" statue
  • 20-minute drive to Boboli Gardens

 Bottom Line

The Golden Tower Hotel is a luxury boutique renowned for its decadent touches and prime location. A blend of contemporary Italian furnishings, sumptuous fabrics, and rustic architectural details create a vibe that is opulent without being too stuffy. Swanky guest rooms offer flat-screen TVs, cozy beds, and sparkling marble bathrooms. The posh vibe extends to the Golden Spa with its specially lighted whirlpools. The hotel's location is another big draw, as it is close to everything from high-end shopping to popular tourist sights.

Things You Should Know About Golden Tower Hotel & Spa

Address

  • Piazza strozzi n 1 Florence, FI 50123 Italy

Room Types

  • Classic Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Magnifica Suite
  • Tower Deluxe Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 29
Spa: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): Some
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Hotel Information

Location: Florence, Province of Florence
Address: Piazza strozzi n 1 Florence, FI 50123 Italy
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