Palazzo Castri 1874, Florence
Palazzo Castri 1874 is a stylish 4-star boutique hotel set in a fully renovated 19th-century mansion on Florence’s Piazza Indipendenza, a leafy square that hosts recurring antique fairs and farmer’s markets. All the city’s centrally-located sights, including the Duomo and the Accademia Gallery, are within walking distance, while the central railway station is a ten-minute stroll away.
The interiors are nicely decorated in a stylish, contemporary style, deftly blended with original details that add characters, like the pietra serena staircase, the original frescoes and the beautiful period ceilings. A real highlight of the property is undoubtedly its “Limonaia” garden: a spacious, luxuriant backyard with tables and sun loungers shaded by centuries-old palm and lemon trees. Not so easy to find in city centre hotels, this is the perfect place to rest and unwind after a day out sightseeing, possibly with the delightful afternoon tea offered free of charge every day.
SPA & Hydropool
For further relaxation, there’s an exclusive SPA, complete with a pool opening onto the garden, a Turkish bath, a Finnish sauna and a relax room serving herbal teas. You can also treat yourself to a massage or beauty treatment and stretch muscles at the small fitness centre equipped with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment.
There are 58 elegant and comfortable rooms set across three floors, with some opening onto lovely balconies that overlook the garden and the rooftops of Florence. All are decorated with hardwood flooring and a soft beige and grey palette accented with splashes of colour here and there, while soundproofed windows ensure a good night’s sleep. Rooms on the higher floors have fabulous views of the Florence Cathedral.
In-room amenities include ROLLO Fill® HP pillows, tea and coffee machines, slippers, and courtesy set by the historic Florentine pharmacy Dr Vranjes (including “Limonaia di Firenze”, the hotel’s exclusive fragrance). You’ll also get complimentary smartphones with free calls and internet access.
There are several room types to choose from: cosy Classic rooms, elegant Superior rooms overlooking either the garden or the square, spacious Deluxe rooms with walk-in wardrobe and balcony, or our favourite Junior Suites with bright living room and separate double bedroom, and the splendid Brunelleschi Suite on the hotel’s top floor boasting beautiful beamed ceilings and fabulous views over some of the city’s top sights.
There is also a magnificent 50-sqm apartment located in the garden, which is particularly suitable for families and guests looking for maximum privacy.
Food & Drink
Palazzo Castri’s on-site restaurant Florentia Café offers excellent quick bites showcasing seasonal, local flavours. On the menu are Tuscan delicacies as well as great Italian pasta classics, all to wash down with an extensive selection of wines and drinks. In summer, guests can dine al fresco style in the enchanting garden.
The cafè also serves a thoroughly complete breakfast buffet that includes fresh artisanal bread and a wide selection of sweet and savoury delights, as well as a complimentary daily afternoon tea with homemade cakes and biscuits.
A unique urban retreat
59 Rooms and Suites
La Limonia Bar • Florentia Cafe Restaurant • Complimentary Afternoon Tea Time • Front Desk (24-hour)
Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet • Complimentary access to the SPA for hotel guests • Hydropool • Valet Parking • Cooking Class
You can book directly with hotel or take advantage of Tales Concierge. Best Available Rate is always guaranteed.
Amenities you get when booking with Tales Hotels Collection
- Welcome drink upon arrival
- Complimentary early check in and late check out upon availability
- Complimentary departure transfer to FLR Airport or Station ( when booking with Tales Concierge)
Points of View
Staying in Firenze
The hotel is strategically located just seven minutes’ walk from the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and a short walk from the station and Piazza Santa Maria Novella.
Galleria dell’Accademia, whit Michelangelo’s David is only 600mt, the inviting Mercato Centrale is 300mt and the Duomo only 750 mt away
|Offered by Tales Collection
Enjoy a romantic dinner on our terraceWhat is a romantic holiday without an intimate dinner? It might sound banal, but having dinner with your partner in an exclusive restaurant, with the perfect atmosphere, can be the best and significant romantic thing you can live. Imagine a place with a great view of the Brunelleschi Dome and Fiesole Hill, where tables are illuminated by candles, and soft music mixes perfectly with the low voices of the people sitting there.
INCLUSIONSCandle-light dinner with 4 meals and wines included
RATE PER PERSON€100
NOTEnot available on Monday