Hotel Pendini: where time stands still

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Hotel Pendini: where time stands still

On the fourth floor of an immense palace, this former pension, now a three-star hotel, still has all its former splendour and charm, despite recent renovations.

Wallpaper brightens the walls of the 42 huge rooms-some are triples, and the family suites can accommodate five people. The varnished vintage furniture contrasts nicely with the Pendini's classic decor. Owned since its creation in 1879 by successive families, its long, elegant corridors, cosy lounges, and refined breakfast room feel just like home.

Windows open on one side to a network of small streets and on the other to Piazza della Repubblica. The hotel is housed on the top floor of a palace from the Risanamento period, a time of ambitious, large-scale urban redevelopment following unification. It is wonderfully located, just a short hop from Dante House and the Museum of Anthropology, great for a window-shopping passeggiata (stroll) or having a quiet repose in the legendary café Giubbe Rosse.

Hotel Pendini
Via Strozzi 2
50123 Firenze

+39 055 211 170

Rooms: from 89 EUR