Boutique hotel Casa Howard Florence is in an elegant town house right in the centre of Florence , just minutes away from the train station, Renaissance monuments and the fashion district. Expect an intimate and elegant mansion, a discrete address and personal service from this boutique hotel. In a beautiful historic building, Casa Howard provides the charm of a private house with the standard of personal service expected from a 5 star hotel. Casa Howard Florence achieves hominess with an eccentric twist by applying bold colours and fine fabrics to a mix of antiques and custom-made pieces.
The boutique hotel's amenities include a large Turkish hammam bath, a music/TV room and a full personal library. The spacious bath is ideal for restoring museum-weary bones, and comes with an assortment of Santa Maria Novella toiletries. There is a room especially intended for families and a Disney video library is also available. Small dogs and smokers are also welcome, each with a room designed with them in mind. Breakfast is served in the room at any time (within reason) and includes hot croissants, homemade jams and honey from the owners' farm. Fridges on each floor of the boutique hotel are stocked with champagne, wine and soft drinks, whilst dinner reservations can be arranged by the attentive housekeepers.
No two bedrooms are alike at Casa Howard Florence. Each of the 11 themed guest rooms, including two suites, and one small apartment, are a contemporary take on antique furnishings. Every room at the boutique hotel features paintings, parquet floors, antiques, beamed ceilings, satellite TV, tea making facilities, air-conditioning, Ginori china and complimentary WIFI access. Many of the rooms have working fireplaces and it is possible to combine some of the rooms to create a large private suite. There is something for everyone at Casa Howard Florence; every room is designed to please. The spacious and dramatic Drawing Room has black walls and white cornicing, white mouldings, leopard-print headboards and mauve window treatments. The boutique hotelâ€™s intimate Hidden Room has scarlet walls hung with erotic Japanese prints and includes a sunken bath. There is even a room for kids including a fun climbing structure against one wall. Another is designed for dog owners, complete with dog beds and a large terrace.
The Casa Howard is located right in the heart of Florence, just a short walk from the Santa Maria Novella, the Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio which spans the River Arno. For guests arriving by train, the hotel is just a short distance from the main station.
For those who prefer the homely welcome and personal hospitality of a luxurious guest house rather than a luxury hotel in Florence, look no further than the Casa Howard. This elegant mansion cum boutique hotel has just 13 rooms and suites, each individually decorated with tasteful style.
The hotel is decorated throughout in a distinctive style with hand-selected pictures and antiques gracing each room and wall. Truly unique for its stylish décor, the Casa Howard offers a homely atmosphere, individually designed rooms and a prime central location. Guests feel they are staying in the home of a friend rather than a private guest house. The private garden and terrace of the Casa Howard are a pleasant place to relax, and freshly picked flowers from the owner’s Frascati property can be ordered for your room.
This stylish boutique hotel offers several suites which are generously furnished and are ideal for families. The ‘Drawing room’ suite is an impressive affair with its coved ceiling and dramatic black and white walls. The huge palazzo windows overlook the street while Manet’s ‘Venus’ decorates one wall of the enormous bedroom. The ‘Playroom’ suite features a climbing wall and a baby cot and has beautiful hand-stenciled walls whilst the Fireplace room enjoys a huge shower and old-fashioned bathtub which is made for a long soak.
The service is friendly and helpful, and guests will enjoy the beautifully decorated library which is crammed full of interesting artifacts dating back 50 years or more. Free WiFi internet is available in each soundproofed room. Allergy-free rooms, luggage storage, a steam room and an elevator complete the surprisingly comprehensive range of services of this charming residence.
The freshly prepared breakfast is delivered to your guest room each morning by the housekeeper. Hot croissants, homemade jam and freshly baked cakes served on fine china make this an exceptional treat. Staff are also happy to arrange restaurant reservations, recommend local sights and perform babysitting and other guest services upon request.
Casa Howard has been noted in Architectural Digest for its noteworthy interior décor, and has received recommendations from Condé Nast Traveller and Chic Retreats guidebook as a boutique hotel of exceptional character at a very affordable price.
Hotel amenities: Palacial bathrooms,Spectacular suites.
In-room amenities: Air-conditioning,Flatscreen tv,Wifi.