Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
A couple of minutes walk from the centre
Only when you book with Chic
Room upgrade (subject to availability)
Early check-in / late check-out (subject to availability)
10% all services discount
Casa Howard was established in 2000 with the opening of 5 rooms in Rome. In 2004 the second site opened in Florence with 11 bedrooms and 2 suites. This chic guest house (not a boutique hotel) continues the formula of location, privacy, personal service, high comfort and excellent value.
A boutique guest house just steps away from Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, this outpost is a charming and relaxing retreat in the heart of the historical centre. The building is decorated with character: a collection of antique furniture and artwork reflecting the international tastes of the owners. The quirky décor and comfy common areas will make you feel as though you're staying at the home of a cherished friend rather than a hotel, and the discreet but helpful concierge team is always on hand to provide recommendations and assistance. Just minutes from the central station and within walking distance of a host of landmarks, it's the ideal place for weekend breaks in magnificent Firenze.
A continental breakfast is served daily in the privacy of your room. There are several restaurants close to the hotel that are perfect for more substantial meals, whether you're looking for hearty pastas or the legendary bistecca Fiorentina. The helpful team at Casa Howard will help recommend their favourite spots and assist with reservations. Florence is full of wonderful shops and bistros, most of which are within easy walking distance of Casa Howard.
Casa Howard Florence is spread over three floors of a magnificent Palazzo in the centre of the city. The famous 'Officina de Profumi di Santa Maria Novella' is nearby and provides the guest house with its world-famous toiletries. Many of the rooms have working fireplaces, some have private terraces with cityscape views, and it's possible to combine some of the space to create a large private suite.
Bedrooms and en-suites are individually designed and are bursting with character, and evoke Florence’s long history of elegance and luxury, with details ranging from Renaissance-era headboards to belle époque influences. The 2-bed family suite comes complete with a climbing wall and a fully-stocked collection of Disney films.
Casa Howard has many comfortable nooks to cosy up in, including a well-stocked library and a winter garden. For an indulgent treat, take advantage of the hotel’s Turkish bath, perfect for relaxing in after a day spent exploring (extra charge applies).
The property is located in the shadow of Santa Maria Novella, an impressive green and white marble Gothic church. Enjoy the fine artwork within, featuring many of the big names of the Renaissance art scene. Many of Florence’s most famous sites are within walking distance, from the Ponte Vecchio and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore to the Uffizi Gallery.
Free parking is available.
Places of Interest
In Santa Maria
Novella Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum 3 minute walk
Florence Baptistery 9 minute walk
Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower 10 minute walk