Situated in the Porta al Prato area, this inexpensive and historic hotel resides within an 18th-century former palace, which once hosted nobility and an embassy. The air-conditioned rooms feature simple Florentine styling and cosy beds, and some also offer garden views. A buffet is served in the breakfast room and a tranquil courtyard garden offers moments of relaxation. The Arno riverside is just steps away, the Santa Maria Novella station is a short walk, and the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio can be found in just 20 minutes on foot.
Why we recommend the Hotel Ariele
- Budget-friendly and family-run accommodation
- Set in18th-Century former palace
- Close to popular attractions
- Children10 years or younger stay for free
- Buffet breakfast and satellite television
Attractions near the Hotel Ariele
The birthplace of the Renaissance
The Ariele Hotel is the perfect base from which to wander the cobblestone streets of Florence and take in the many museums dotted around the city. World famous for its history and extraordinary beauty, Florence is home to legendary masterpieces by the fathers of Italian painting.
Just 20 minutes walk from the hotel, the Leonardo da Vinci Museum features an incredible collection, housing reproductions of some of Leonardo's most-important paintings including the Last Supper and the Mona Lisa, as well as some of his original war machines.
Experience Florence and pick up a souvenir
If shopping and eating are two of your favourite pastimes, the San Lorenzo Markets should be at the top of your list of things to do. Catch the tram from Santa Maria Novella Station, before taking a short walk to the lively market. Outside, you can find all kinds of leather goods, clothes, and many other traditional and priceless items.
However, the real taste of Florence is found inside. A traditional market of fruit, vegetables, meats, cheeses and some casual eateries are downstairs, while upstairs boasts a beautiful food court filled with gourmet delights.
|Laundry service||Wheel chair access in hotel|
|Balcony / terrace (some rooms)||Baby sitting|
|Health club or gym||Day spa|
|Parking cost applicable|
|Minibar (some rooms)||Air conditioning|
|Internet (wireless)||Cable TV|
|In room safe||Room service|
|Internet (common wireless)||Non-smoking|