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