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Get an overview of this hotelFormer palace in Santa Maria Novella area

Near Maria Novella

This, in the antique Florentine style decorated hotel, is three blocks from Santa Maria Novella Church and within one km (a half-mile) of Via Tornabuoni shopping, Ponte Vecchio, and Il Duomo cathedral, as well as close to the business area of Florence.

Swimming pool and garden

The hotel features ornate period decor throughout, a walled garden with outdoor pool, a fitness center with sauna and steam room, and a lobby restaurant and bar.

Period decor

The 100 individually decorated rooms have period decor with silk wall coverings and floor-length velvet curtains. Carrara-marble bathrooms include robes, slippers, and phones.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Grand Hotel Villa Medici occupies a former noble's palace, three blocks from Santa Maria Novella Church. Public spaces feature ornate decor and period furnishings. Outside, a walled garden encircles a swimming pool. There is also a fitness center onsite with gym, sauna, steam room, and hydro-massage.

Other amenities include a restaurant and piano bar, complimentary wireless Internet access, room service, and childcare services. Meeting and banquet space is available.

A courtesy car to and from key Florence attractions within 1 km of the hotel is available at schedules times. An airport shuttle and parking are available for a surcharge.

  • Poolside bar 
  • Steam room 
  • Sauna 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Health club 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Turkish bath/Hammam 
  • One meeting room 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Express check-in 
  • Garden 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Total number of rooms - 100 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Restaurant 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Children's pool 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Soundproofed rooms  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Babysitting or childcare  

Room Amenities

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Climate control 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Soundproofed rooms 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Bidet 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Slippers 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Room service 

Where to Eat

Lorenzo de Medici - Ground-floor restaurant with gold-and-blue decor serves a lighter Tuscan cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open to the general public.

Jockey Bar - Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Alcoholic beverages served; tea and coffee also served in summer. Opens to garden and swimming pool.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 2 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 5 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 36,3 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 75 per vehicle (one way)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 40 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 93,5 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.
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