“Prior to our arrival at the Portrait Firenze, my husband and I received a few emails from the concierge lifestyle team to put our preferences in for the minibar and other interests or requests we might have. This simple act set the tone for our entire trip at the Florence property. Once we did arrive, we were greeted by Ms. Carolina with a drink and checked in on sofas in the lounge area. There is no front desk, so we actually did feel as if we were in the comfort of our own home.
Throughout our stay, they recommended shops (don’t forget about the Ferragamo discount), and even personalized maps of running routes when my husband mentioned he’s a runner. They even managed to make us a reservation on a Saturday night a day before at a 3 star Michelin restaurant… THAT is no easy feat! The only thing rivaling the staff is the property and its location. Within 100 yards are museums, shops and a multitude of restaurants. It was so nice to be close to everything, yet the hotel was a peaceful oasis away from the crowds. Our room faced the Arno for spectacular views of the Ponte Vecchio, and because it was spring we were able to leave the window open at night to catch a fresh breeze off the river. In all, we’ve never received better personal attention at a hotel. Although my husband speaks a little Italian and we are fine making our own arrangements, we would never have survived in Firenze without this phenomenal staff.”
- Experienced by Trusted Friend: Patrice Duchamp, Montreal, Canada
(Date Experienced: June 2015)
A perfect oasis of calm in heart of historic Florence. Less than a 10 minute walk to most major sights.
My husband and I had such a fabulous time together taking it all in, but there were also many solo travelers and I wouldn’t mind going back alone one day!
Our room had a porch outside of it, and we could hang out and enjoy the sun setting over the river each night with a glass of wine and listen to the sounds of Florence.
Best time to go
We went in the summer season when it was very busy, and it might have been even more enjoyable when it’s not as crowded.
If you’re looking for somewhere more secluded, I’d suggest trying something farther away from everything.
Rooms start around $700 per night, depending on rates and availability.