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Grand Hotel Cavour 4.0

Florence, Tuscany, Italy

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Pros

  • Within easy walking distance of the Duomo and Bargello Museum
  • Chic rooftop terrace with panoramic view of Florence and the Duomo
  • Hotel restaurant is managed by the same team as the historic Caffe Donnini
  • Hotel has a spa with a Turkish bath
  • Rooms are elegant and comfortable
  • Free Wi-Fi available in rooms and in some public areas

Cons

  • Some guest rooms are small
  • Bathrooms in Standard Rooms could use a refresh
  • Equipment in fitness center not up-to-date

Bottom Line

A historic hotel in the heart of Florence, within a five-minute walk of the Duomo and the Bargello Museum --  the Grand Hotel Cavour's chic rooftop terrace offers an incredible view of the Duomo. The decor at the four-pearl Cavour is stunning, with impeccably ornate details, classical paintings, and a modern kick that keeps it from feeling stuffy. The 103 guest rooms are comfortable and elegant, decorated with plant-inspired art. The hotel has two restaurants, a small spa, a fitness center, sauna, and two meeting rooms.

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Scene

A historic hotel with beautiful, classic decor and a modern twist

This historic hotel was renovated, bringing a breath of fresh air to its traditionally classic look. The lobby is elegant yet vibrant. A beautiful glass-domed doorway leads to the sumptuous lobby. Colored marble floors, arched ceilings painted with gorgeous scenes, ornately detailed moldings, and classical sculptures fill the various rooms. Modern touches, such as neutral-colored striped walls and contemporary couches, keep the lobby bright, modern, and original.

Location

In the city center, within walking distance of the Duomo and Bargello Museum

Located in central Florence, the Grand Hotel Cavour is within a five-minute walk of the Duomo, which can be seen from the hotel's rooftop terrace. The Bargello Museum and Piazza San Firenze are also nearby.  

  • One-minute walk to Bargello Museum (Museo Nazionale del Bargello), Badia Fiorentina, Dante's House, Piazza San Firenze
  • Five-minute walk to Piazza del Duomo, Palazzo Vecchi, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo), Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi), and Piazza della Repubblica
  • 25-minute drive to the Florence airport

Rooms

Elegant, classically styled rooms with modern elements and nature-inspired decor

The guest rooms are elegant and classic, with subtle modern splashes, such as the hanging lighting fixtures and sleek white furniture. Rooms range from Standard Rooms to Junior Suites. While Deluxe Rooms are larger and slightly more luxurious than Standard Rooms, both share a natural motif decor, with wall murals of vines, framed pictures of plants, headboards with outlines of leaves, and lamps in the shape of tree stumps. All the rooms include flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, desks, safes, and coffeemakers. Deluxe Room bathrooms are small but refined, with mosaic-tiled floors, modern vessel-style sinks, shower/tub combos with glass walls, bidets, and toiletries. Standard Room bathrooms are less modern, with blue-green tile floors, and older fixtures, although they, too, come with hairdryers and toiletries.

Features

Rooftop terrace with views of the Duomo, two restaurants, a spa, fitness center, and meeting rooms

One of the biggest highlights of this hotel is the chic, sophisticated rooftop Michelangelo Terrace and bar, with comfortable cushioned couches, large umbrellas, and a fantastic panoramic view that includes the Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, and the Bargello. There are two restaurants at the hotel: DOC Donnini American Bar offers an intimate setting, with drinks available from the bar; it's where the daily breakfast buffet is served. There is also DOC Donnini Restaurant, which offers an elegant, more formal scene. It is owned by the same management as the historic Caffe Donnini. The hotel also has a small spa with a Turkish bath, treatment rooms, a relaxation area that serves tea, and a small fitness room with various machines, although they are not state-of-the art. The hotel also has two small meeting rooms. 

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Address

Via del Proconsolo, 3, Florence 50122, Italy

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