Hotel Santa Maria Novella, Tuscany Italy
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Upmarket B&B for the well-heeled with an intimate feel and restrained classical style to interior. Fine views across piazza give feeling of space missing from many properties situated in narrow streets of city. Top-floor terrace available for guests use when facing room unoccupied.
Well-preserved corner building with traditional window shutters and a small pavement entrance.
Property type: Hotel
The smart interior has a classical feel with ornate original features and tasteful furnishings, with an abundance of gilt-framed paintings throughout. There are a couple of cosy lounges which almost have a gentleman’s club-like feel to them, with comfortable seating and antiques surrounding ornate fireplaces. An inviting bar has wooden flooring but has limited tables and chairs; the refined breakfast room is bright and airy.
Area Type: 400 yds west of Piazza del Duomo, surrounded by similar properties, in a central location overlooking the large attractive square of Santa Maria Novella and an ornate characterful church of the same name. Plenty of shops are only 150 yds away with the tourist shops and sights of the Ponte Vecchio Bridge ½ mile away. The main train station is 300 yds.
Map Ref: 30
- Main Bar
- Public facilities
- Internet terminal(s)
- WiFi Access
- In-room facilities
- Air conditioning
- TV (English language)