Hotel Berchielli Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Florence, Italy

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The boutique Hotel Berchielli has seen better days. The 76 rooms and suites are spacious by Florence standards, and have plenty of natural light, but the decor looks seriously dated thanks to overuse of tacky prints in furniture, curtains, and bedding. The bathrooms are also in need of a facelift, with 90's-era brown tiles and handheld showerheads hung too low to stand under. It's the hotel's location that makes it a good value: It's literally steps from the Ponte Vecchio and in the heart of Florence's best concentration of museums, shopping, and restaurants.

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 Location

On a quiet street facing the Arno River, near the heart of Florence

The Hotel Berchielli's solid location is one of its strongest suits: It's situated near central Firenze facing the Arno River, offering a quiet locale close to many of the city's main draws. Everything from upscale boutiques to popular public squares is 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
  • 2-minute walk to the 14th-century Ponte Vecchio bridge
  • 4-minute walk to Palazzo Strozzi cultural center
  • 4-minute walk to Palazzo Rucellai
  • 4-minute walk to the Uffizi Gallery, which houses Botticelli's "Birth of Venus"
  • 5-minute walk to Piazza della Signoria -- the political center of Florence
  • 5-minute walk to Museo Galileo
  • 6-minute walk to Piazza della Repubblica
  • 1- to 5-minute walk to dozens of bars and restaurants
  • 1- to 5-minute walk to designer shopping
  • 9-minute walk to Museo Horne, which houses a private collection of Renaissance art and furniture
  • 9-minute walk to Piazza Santa Croce
  • 11-minute walk to the iconic Duomo cathedral
  • 11-minute walk to San Lorenzo Market
  • 12-minute walk to Museo dei Fratelli Alinari photography museum
  • 12-minute walk to Teatro Verdi
  • 13-minute walk to Santa Maria Novella train station
  • 16-minute walk to Boboli Gardens
  • 17-minute drive to Galleria dell'Accademia, home to Michelangelo's "David" statue
  • 23-minute walk to Giardini della Fortezza
  • 13-minute drive to the Stibbert Museum, which features international artifacts

 Bottom Line

The boutique Hotel Berchielli has seen better days. The 76 rooms and suites are spacious by Florence standards, and have plenty of natural light, but the decor looks seriously dated thanks to overuse of tacky prints in furniture, curtains, and bedding. The bathrooms are also in need of a facelift, with 90's-era brown tiles and handheld showerheads hung too low to stand under. It's the hotel's location that makes it a good value: It's literally steps from the Ponte Vecchio and in the heart of Florence's best concentration of museums, shopping, and restaurants.

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Address

  • Lungarno Acciaiuoli 14 Florence, FI 50123 Italy

Room Types

  • Deluxe River View Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Single Room
  • Standard Twin Double Room
  • Triple Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 76
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Florence, Italy
Address: Lungarno Acciaiuoli 14 Florence, FI 50123 Italy
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