Free candlelit breakfast
including cheese, meat, fruit, and pastries
In-room breakfast available with no additional fee
Elegant parlors and
honor-system bar in the lovely library
Beautiful roof garden with
charming furnishings and impressive views
Rooms are smallish
No on-site restaurant or fitness center
Opulent decor may seem overdone to some
With elaborate parlors and a
charming rooftop garden, the 55-room Hotel Cellai is an upscale boutique with beautiful
common spaces. It's in a busy spot walking distance to main attractions, shops, and
restaurants. The stylish rooms are on the smallish side, but they have attractive architectural detail and are equipped
with mini-fridges and free Wi-Fi. There’s no restaurant on-site, but there is a
free breakfast and a bar that works on the honor system in the lovely library. Guests who don't mind staying farther from the main attractions and are looking for more amenities may want to compare rates with NH Firenze, an upscale hotel with a restaurant, bar, and fitness center.
Public spaces with ornate decor, striking architectural details, plus a charming roof garden
Even if it was unfurnished, the Hotel Cellai would have appeal, with architectural highlights like arched brick ceilings, exposed wood beams, and terra-cotta floors. Several parlors with antique furnishings make up the lobby area. In one parlor, satin, slip-covered chairs on a
tapestry rug surround a fireplace. In another, seating is clustered around a black piano topped with two candelabras. The effect is elegant, but some guests may find the tassel-backed, velvet opulence to be overkill. Old, charming black-and-white prints and paintings decorate the walls throughout the hotel,
and the lobby is used to exhibit local art. Breakfast is served on a wooden table under a big chandelier, and guests dine in a formal dining area with velvet-cushioned chairs. A small elevator is used for
accessing higher floors, and on the roof there is a breezy garden with potted
plants shaded by swags of white fabric. Iron daybeds and rattan chairs create
charming seating areas in the garden for guests to take in the views of the Duomo.
On a congested road, within walking distance to the Duomo
Hotel Cellai is located on a congested road used by
public buses. There are plenty of restaurants, bars, and shops nearby. The Duomo
and San Lorenzo Market are around a 10-minute walk away, and the Bargello Museum and
Piazza San Firenze are within a 20-minute walk. Santa Maria Novella railway is around a 10-minute walk, and the airport can be reached in less than 30 minutes via public transportation or 15 minutes by car.
chic rooms with black-lacquered furniture and flat-screen TVs
at the Hotel Cellai are on the small side, but they're particularly stylish with a keen attention to design. They all have wooden floors, white bedding, and black-lacquered furniture that hints at a Hollywood Regency style. Color schemes vary by room, but dark headboards, accent pillows, and
framed artwork create an elegant vibe. Rooms are equipped with writing
desks, mini-fridges, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and free Wi-Fi. Bathrooms
have stand-up-showers or shower/tub combos and are outfitted with amenity kits, slippers, and hairdryers.
breakfast buffet, honor-system bar, and rooftop garden
Hotel Cellai provides a free breakfast including items such as eggs,
salami, ham, cheeses, fruit, bread, cereal, yogurt, espresso, and
cappuccino. Breakfast can be served in your room for no extra fee. There’s a bar
that works on the honor system in the lovely library adorned with an etched mirror, swing-arm lamps, and preppy black seats bordered in white piping. Another pleasant place to sit is the charming rooftop garden
with city views. The hotel has a pool table, meeting rooms, and bicycles available for guests to borrow. Wi-Fi is free throughout.