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When it comes to going on vacation one of Italian's most famous cities, Florence, the importance of securing good hotel accommodation should not be underestimated. Many people make the mistake of opting for a budget hotel when they travel abroad. This is never a good idea, as bad accommodation can spoil your whole vacation. So, what are some of the best hotels in Florence?
J.K. Place Firenze
This townhouse hotel is one of the classiest in Italy. It is just a 10-minute walk away from Ponte Vecchio and Duomo. What's more, it close to Santa Maria Novella station, so you can save money on taxi fares. This hotel is most suited to couples, but families with children are not turned away.
This hotel is perfect for a romantic break. Its spectacular rooftop bar is arguably one of its best features. The design is playfully chic and it attracts fashionistas and fans of modern design. Children are welcome, but The Continentale is not really geared to families.
This hotel has a very luxurious atmosphere. It is situated on Arno's north bank and offers great views of the river. It's a boutique, private hotel, so is best suited to those who don't really enjoy crossing paths with fellow guests.
The St. Regis Florence
Located on the north bank of the Arno river, this grand style hotel offers five-star service and luxury. The hallways have marble floors and the furnishings are a mix of bespoke-made pieces and antique items. There is a spa, fitness center and a Michelin-starred restaurant on site. There are a total of 99 rooms.
Featured above are some of the best hotels in Florence. Remember, saving money on hotel accommodation generally requires you to make your reservations very early or take advantage of last minute deals. If you are prepared to book your room a few months in advance, you can often enjoy a generous discount on guest room rates. That said, it is almost impossible to get cheap accommodation during special occasions, such as New Year's Eve and Valentines Day.
While there are lots of great luxury hotels in Florence, you might also want to check out some of the many luxury vacation villas in the region. Staying in a hotel provides a lot of convenience, but with a vacation villa, you can have access to your own private pool and cooking facilities. After all, dining out for every single meal during a two-week vacation can be very costly. Access to your own cooking facilities inside a private villa allows you to save your spending budget for other tourist activities.
Once you have got your vacation accommodation sorted, you need to start researching some of the best tourist attractions to visit in Florence. There are lots of great historical landmarks to see in the region and the city's nightlife is very entertaining. Make sure you check out some of the best nightclubs in Europe during your stay.