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Hotel Roma 3.0

Florence, Tuscany, Italy

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  • Central location near shops, restaurants, and attractions
  • Lovely roof terrace with views of the city
  • Art Deco bar on-site
  • Beautiful stained glass windows created by Galileo Chini
  • Some rooms have separate tile showers and tubs
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
  • Room service is available (with limited hours)


  • Rooms are small and some are dated
  • Street noise can be heard in some rooms
  • Fees for breakfast and parking
  • No restaurant on-site

Bottom Line

The mid-range Hotel Roma sits in a prime area of Florence, within walking distance of major attractions, public transportation, restaurants, and shops. Rooms are small and can get street noise. Most are updated, with lovely tile bathrooms and pedestal sinks, but some are dated with older furnishings. Much of the stained glass found in the hotel was made by Art Nouveau pioneer Galileo Chini, and there are lovely paintings on the walls. The hotel's rooftop terrace has exquisite views of the Piazza Santa Maria Novella, and there’s an on-site Art Deco bar and breakfast room. Expect to pay extra for breakfast and parking. 

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Historic hotel with classic Italian design

The Hotel Roma is housed in an 18th-century building that looks out over the Piazza Santa Maria Novella. The rooftop terrace doesn’t have any seating, but it does provide splendid views of the city and the plaza. Famed Italian decorator Galileo Chini, who's most often associated with the Art Nouveau movement created many of the stained glass windows in the hotel. Turquoise walls, decorative tile work, crown moldings, columns, and mirrored elevators add to the a grand, upscale ambience. There are free newspapers in the lobby and a lovely wood front desk with a golden ceiling light-fixture as well as exquisite paintings and comfortable cream leather chairs. 


In central Florence, within walking distance of attractions, shops, restaurants, and the railway station.

The Hotel Roma is in an excellent central location, within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and numerous local attractions. The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, National Alinari Museum of Photography, and Academy Gallery are under a 15-minute walk away. The Santa Maria Novella railway station is a five-minute walk from the hotel and the airport is 15 minutes away by car. 


A mix of renovated and dated rooms, all with flat-screen TVs and well-stocked minibars

Rooms at the Hotel Roma are mostly contemporary and renovated, although a few still have tired yellow bedspreads and dated red carpet from another time. Many of the rooms have modern but plain color palettes of light grayish-blues and browns with simple framed artwork on the walls. Rooms vary in size, but the larger ones are suitably spacious for a small family. Although rooms are soundproofed, some past guests have complained of street noise. All rooms come with free newspapers, flat-screen TVs, and well-stocked minibars. Bathrooms vary in style and have heated towel racks and walk-in showers; some also have tubs. Stylish brown tile covers the walls, shower stalls, and floors of the bathrooms, but most have pedestal sinks and lack counter space. 


Free Wi-Fi, concierge services, on-site parking, bar, and limited room service

Wi-Fi is free throughout the Hotel Roma, as are concierge services, but most other amenities cost extra. The breakfast receives mostly good reviews, but incurs a charge, and there's a fee for self and valet parking. Room service is available but the hours are limited. Babysitting can be arranged on request. There's no proper restaurant, but there is an elegant bar serving cocktails and other drinks in a classically appointed room with marble floors and frescoed walls and ceilings. 

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Piazza di Santa Maria Novella 8, Florence 50123, Italy


+39 (0)55 210366

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