Relais Santa Croce (5 Star Hotels) Firenze
The Hotel Relais Santa Croce is located in the heart of the historic center of Florence, just 50m away from the Basilica of Santa Croce. The Basilica of Santa Croce is the principal Franciscan church of Florence, and largest Franciscan church in the world. It is thought that the Basilica was begun in 1294 and paid for by some of the city's wealthiest families. It was consecrated in 1442 by Pope Eugene IV. Its most notable features are its sixteen chapels, many of them decorated with frescoes by Giottoand his pupils.
The hotel Relais Santa Croce is situated in the nearby Cioffi-Jacometti Palace, an imposing edifice built by the Pope's treasurer, Marquis Baldinucci, in the 1700's. The entrance to the building has two imposing granite columns, which the Marquis brought to Florence from Rome. The palazzo is built on three levels. The ground floor of the building is home to the world famous noteca Pinchiorri, the cellars of which house over 150,000 bottles of wine.
The original architectural features and interiors of the upper floors have been meticulously restored during their recent transformation in 5 star hotel. The Relais Santa Croce has 24 bedrooms all beautifully furnished with period pieces, boiserie wall panels and lush textiles. All rooms offer the very latest in-room facilities including high speed internet access.
The utmost in luxury is offered to guests staying in the hotel's two magnificent Royal suites. The Da Verrazzano and Dei Pepi suites, measuring 100 and 70 sqm respectively, have high ceilings covered in stunning 18th century frescoes. A fitness zone affords guests the opportunity to work out in total privacy. The large bathrooms have over size Jacuzzi tubs in which to luxuriate. A 24 hour butler service is also available.
Guests dining at the Relais Santa Croce's restaurant are presented with a superb seasonal menu featuring the best traditional Tuscan and Florentine cuisine, prepared using the freshest local produce, much of which purchased at Florence's Sant Ambrogio Market.
The hotel's bar is situated in the Music Room, a fascinating lobby housing a small stage protected by sliding screens, which is still used today as in centuries past for live entertainment and musical performances. An elegant cigar room, adorned with frescoes, is reserved for the aficionados of quality cigars and tobacco. Two function rooms with a capacity for up to 70 people each, offer the latest in meeting room technology.
Via Ghibellina, 87 - 50122 Firenze (Firenze)
Tel. +39 055 2342230
Fax +39 055 2341195
Relais Santa Croce amenities
Rooms equipped with
Tv sat and pay Tv
Royal Suite equipped with
24 hour reception
Limousine with private chauffeur
Special rate garage