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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

5 Great Luxury Hotels in Florence

English: Savoy, Via Roma (Florence)
English: Savoy, Via Roma (Florence) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Alexander Brey
Some cities are best explored on foot and Florence is certainly one of them. It is therefore important to choose one of the luxury hotels in Florence which is within easy walking distance of the sights. Florence is a monument to the Renaissance, the cultural awakening during the 15th century, making this one of the greatest artistic cities to visit in the world. The wealthy patrons and influential families such as the Medici drew the best talent in Italy to create the legacy we can enjoy today. Marvel at the sights of Florence, and enjoy your stay in one of these centrally located, hand-picked luxury hotels in Florence.

Casa Howard

More of a luxury guest house than a luxury hotel, the Casa Howard is in an elegant mansion and has just 13 chic rooms and suites. The bonus is the private garden and terrace where guests can relax after a day's sightseeing. Homely and comfortable, the Casa Howard is also one of the best located boutique hotels in Florence, just minutes from the Santa Maria Novella, the Duomo and the famous Ponte Vecchio.

Gallery Hotel Art

Those who are visiting Florence to appreciate the artworks and frescoes will enjoy the appeal of the themed Gallery Hotel Art. Created by the world-famous designer, Salvatore Ferragamo, it is a cosmopolitan boutique hotel which is a showcase of tasteful artworks. It is just 300m from the Duomo and a short stroll from the Fountain of Neptune in the Piazza della Signoria. This designer hotel beats most other luxury hotels in Florence with its thoughtful guest library full of art books for visitors to enjoy.

Hotel Savoy

Fashionistas and shoe addicts may be more impressed with the Hotel Savoy which is decorated with art from Florence's designer fashion houses, with a particular emphasis on shoes. Rooms are ultra-comfortable and service is first class as you would expect from one of the top contemporary luxury hotels in Florence.

Loggiato dei Serviti

This centrally located hotel in Florence's Piazza Santissima was a former 16th century monastery. It is now a classy boutique hotel offering 38 elegant rooms in typical Florentine style with exposed wooden rafters and canopied beds. The wealth of history found within these walls makes the Loggiato de Serviti stand out from other more modern luxury hotels in Florence.

Palazzo Magnani Feroni

Located in the heart of the old city of Florence, the exclusive Palazzo Magnani Feroni has just 12 select suites in this 16th century palace. The building has retained its beautiful frescoes and treasured antiques to make a visit truly memorable from the moment visitors step through the wrought iron gateway decorated with the Feroni coat of arms.

Alex Brey co-founded Luxique, and has had a passion for travel for more than 20 years. He realized that the decision-making process for planning the perfect trip - from choosing the destination to getting the right hotel room - was something that could be improved. And so came the birth of Luxique, the website that caters for the discerning traveler.

More information is available at where you can book the Casa Howard and the Hotel Savoy along with the other three []luxury Florence hotels.

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