Grand Hotel Cavour, Florence

4.8 (14 reviews) · Comfort
Historic 13th-century mansion with traditional and modern rooms, a panoramic rooftop bar, and a restaurant

Overview

History and culture meet in the centrally located Grand Hotel Cavour, positioned directly between the Piazza del Duomo and Uffizi Gallery, both five minutes away by foot. This 13th-century palace has been used as a hotel since the 1800s, and it features some elements of a traditional ornate style like marble floors, decorative columns, and large portraits. Literature lovers can walk to the house of Dante, just one block away, while the medieval Ponte Vecchio is just over a 5-minute walk. 

The 100 rooms blend the historic with the modern by incorporating elements like ceiling frescos, iron-wrought railings, and vintage pieces. Triple Rooms sleep extra guests on sofa beds, although you can also book a Family Suite made of two rooms blocked off with a private hallway to ensure that everyone gets their own bed. The King or Beatrice Suite is the largest option, featuring two bathrooms, a living room, and a balcony. Those looking to enjoy the sights and sounds of Florence can also check out the Deluxe Suite, which has a balcony and city view.

The Grand Hotel Cavour takes advantage of a central location with its rooftop bar and terrace, the Divina Terraza, which offers a panoramic view of the city. The ground-floor breakfast area was designed by 18th-century artist Galileo Chini and includes fantastic stained-glass windows and detailed wall designs to start your day off with beauty and history. The hotel also offers a fitness center and secret bar in its ancient brick-arched basement for those who want an experience reminiscent of American speakeasies.

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Hotel Information

Hotel stars icon 4-star Hotel
Hotel phone icon +39 055266271
Hotel address icon Via del Proconsolo, 3
Free wifi
Travelers often mention

Summarized by AI based on kimkim traveler reviews

Prime Location

The hotel is centrally located in the heart of Florence, making it very convenient for accessing attractions. Multiple reviews highlight the excellent location as a key positive feature. (11 mentions)

“You cannot beat the location of this hotel, right in the heart of Florence.” — Mary Jane H.
Delicious Breakfast

Guests consistently praised the breakfast, describing it as wonderful and beautifully presented with drip coffee and a variety of delicious options. (8 mentions)

“Breakfast was wonderful” — Eden H.
Amazing Rooftop Bar and Deck

The rooftop bar and deck receive high praise for their views and ambiance. However, one review mentioned a security issue where a patron attempted to steal a wallet. (5 mentions)

“Rooftop deck fabulous.” — Dean S.
Small but Comfortable Rooms

While the rooms are on the smaller side, they are clean, modern, and comfortable. Some guests mentioned charming and unique room designs. (3 mentions)

“charming rooms” — Carol P.

Traveler Reviews

14 total ratings, 12 with reviews
4.8
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Authenticity & Character
4.6
Location
4.9
Staff
4.8
Cleanliness & Comfort
4.8
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Mary Jane H.
Santa Barbara, CA | Reviewed on Nov 07, 2023
You cannot beat the location of this hotel, right in the heart of Florence. Our room was on the smaller side but was modern, clean and comfortable. Unfortunately it rained so we couldn't enjoy the rooftop terrace. Breakfast was very nice. Read more

You cannot beat the location of this hotel, right in the heart of Florence. Our room was on the smaller side but was modern, clean and comfortable. Unfortunately it rained so we couldn't enjoy the rooftop terrace. Breakfast was very nice.

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Staff
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Stayed in November 2023
Eden
Eden H.
Centennial, CO | Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023
Centrally located and well staffed. Breakfast was wonderful. Rooms were small and clean. Read more

Centrally located and well staffed. Breakfast was wonderful. Rooms were small and clean.

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Modern hotel
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Staff
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Stayed in June 2023
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Mari M.
Pontiac, MI | Reviewed on May 22, 2023
Great location. Read more

Great location.

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Stayed in May 2023
Dean
Dean S.
Petoskey, MI | Reviewed on May 07, 2023
Very nice. Rooftop deck fabulous. Very conveniently located. Read more

Very nice. Rooftop deck fabulous. Very conveniently located.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Very near the Domo. Walking distance to main attractions
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Stayed in April 2023
Frank
Frank S.
Risingsun, OH | Reviewed on May 04, 2023
In the heart of Florence, wonderful staff and incredible breakfast! Read more

In the heart of Florence, wonderful staff and incredible breakfast!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Close to the Domo!
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Stayed in April 2023
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Martha L.
Naperville, IL | Reviewed on Oct 04, 2022
Great location with an amazing rooftop bar.
Clean and a great breakfast!
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Great location with an amazing rooftop bar.
Clean and a great breakfast!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Walking distance to so many historical must sees.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Stayed in September 2022
Abby
Abby B.
Walnut, IL | Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022
Great location. Beautiful hotel property with a beautifully presented breakfast. Read more

Great location. Beautiful hotel property with a beautifully presented breakfast.

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Stayed in September 2022
Ashley
Ashley C.
Chesterfield, MO | Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022
This was a beautiful property and the location was perfect! Read more

This was a beautiful property and the location was perfect!

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Stayed in September 2022
Carol
Carol P.
Charlottesville, VA | Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022
What a great location and charming rooms. The view from the rooftop bar was worth checking out. And breakfasts were amazing! Everyone we interacted with was helpful and attentive. Read more

What a great location and charming rooms. The view from the rooftop bar was worth checking out. And breakfasts were amazing! Everyone we interacted with was helpful and attentive.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Stayed in June 2022
Rosanne
Rosanne W.
Pensacola, FL | Reviewed on Aug 08, 2022
The rooms were nice. The breakfast was the best! Drip coffee, yea! Read more

The rooms were nice. The breakfast was the best! Drip coffee, yea!

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Location
City Central!
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Stayed in July 2022

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Hotel Information

Hotel stars icon 4-star Hotel
Hotel phone icon +39 055266271
Hotel address icon Via del Proconsolo, 3
Free wifi