SINA Villa Medici

Via Il Prato 42, Florence, Italy
Santa Maria Novella

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Hotel Description

The Grand Villa Medici is possibly the most relaxing hotel in Florence, for two simple reasons: Its slightly out-of-the-way location, and its swimming pool. Florence is lovely, but in the summer, with tourists jamming the streets and aggressively hot temperatures, you may easily reach your limit of cathedrals and Botticellis. And if this is indeed the case, the Grand Villa Medici is the perfect place—at least in the city center—to retire.

Though this former palazzo is decorated in eighteenth-century fashion, which may not be everybody’s favorite, it is without that blinding baroque heavy-handedness so often associated with that period. The gold brocade on the walls lends an unexpectedly light and summery feel. Most of the rooms have terraces—just stay away from the rooms at the back, which offer up the cheerless prospect of a convent under renovation.

Also, in a city where hotel gyms are few and far between, there’s a fitness center where you can whittle away those few pounds you got from indulging in the local pasta. Though you can work them off on the half a dozen or so exercise machines, we prefer sweating them off in the sauna. Carrot-chewing health freaks take note. You can book yourself into a non-smoking bedroom, which, in Florence, is the only thing harder to find than a gym.

And of course, there’s the pool—the only sizeable, outdoor hotel pool in Florence, surrounded by a small but lovely garden. Lunch at the poolside is a truly soothing experience, and they have a piano player (a touch chintzy, true, but enjoyable all the same) here for cocktail hour.

While some people find its location (west of the historic center) a slight drawback, we appreciate the quiet. The Teatro Comunale is nearby, with its regular opera, ballet and concert performances. For American visitors, the American church is just round the corner in Via B. Rucellai, should they have a sudden Catholic attack of guilt. Which, apparently occurs quite frequently here, regardless of your beliefs or your denomination—it may be the gelato, the shopping, or just the very large number of churches.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 99 Rooms
  • Style: Traditional Elegance
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • 24 hour room service
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Turkish bath
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Temporary limited restaurant service. The sauna and Turkish bath are temporarily closed.No pets are allowed.

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Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Royal Suite, 1 King Bed

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 1291 ft²/120 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Superior Room - 2 Twin Beds

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Single Beds
    • 215 ft²/20 m².
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    Views: garden or pool.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Superior Room - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 215 ft²/20 m².
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    Views: garden or pool.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
  • Deluxe Room - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 279 ft²/26 m².
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    Views: garden, pool or city.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • standard television
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • Wifi
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Room - 2 Twin Beds

    • Fits 3 people
    • 2 Single Beds
    • 279 ft²/26 m².
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    Views: garden, pool or city.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Premium Room - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 322 ft²/30 m².
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    Views: garden, pool or city.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
  • Premium Room- 2 Twin Beds

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Single Beds
    • 322 ft²/30 m².
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    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
  • Junior Suite

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 430 ft²/40 m².
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    Views: city or no view.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Suite - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 484 ft²/45 m².
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    Views: garden, pool or city.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Suite - 2 Twin Beds

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Single Beds
    • 484 ft²/45 m².
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    Views: garden, pool or city.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • standard television
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Florence Suite - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 645 ft²/60 m².
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    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • jacuzzi tub
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • 24 hour room service
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Turkish bath
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Temporary limited restaurant service. The sauna and Turkish bath are temporarily closed.No pets are allowed.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club, China UnionPay

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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