Glance Hotel




“Occupying a modernist 1950s building in the heart of Florence, with a combination of classic works and modern furnishings,
The Glance Hotel is crowned with a fabulous rooftop pool



What is that? Evaluation by our Hotel Advisor. NOVEMBER 2019
FOOD 80%


An air rich in history surrounds the Glace Hotel, which makes it a tribute with details of Michelangelo’s David, the Giambologna’s Rape of the Sabines, the Hercules by Baccio Bandinelli and many other works represented with elegance and refinement.

The combination of classic works and modern furnishings is certainly a novelty that makes the environment elegant, modern but at the time as austere as the city of Florence.

This atmosphere can be breathed as well as in the lobby, even in the lounge area on the upper floor, where guests can relax on comfortable pastel-colored sofas and take advantage of the numerous art magazines offered to better discover the city of Florence, or use the provided internet point area.

On the same floor, there is an Urban Garden, an ideal place to relax with an aperitif or a cocktail. This place is decorated with aromatic plants and flowers that make the atmosphere even more pleasant, a small corner of nature surrounded by the typical buildings of the Florentine center.

There are 68 rooms in total. All rooms at Glance Hotel are meticulously furnished and designed to be comfortable and easy to access. All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom with a powerful extra large walk-in shower, Corian sink, luxurious bathrobes and slippers and a full set of bathroom products by Italian perfume house.

In our room there was a dedicated corner with Tea and coffee maker with products from the Natursan line (Le Vie del Tè, a Florence Company); particularly appreciated given the arrival of the first cold weather and the desire to prepare a hot drink in complete relaxation in your room.

The particularities of this hotel ends on the sixth floor with a beautiful panoramic rooftop over Florence, a large swimming pool and a piano bar dedicated to drinks and lunches, which can be tasted while enjoying the priceless view that the Glace offers its guests.


Located in the heart of Florence, a few steps from the S. Maria Novella station and the central market of San Lorenzo, the strategic position is certainly one of the strengths of Glance Hotel. Santa Maria Novella Train Station is only 500 m from Hotel Glance in Florence.

In fact, we can easily reach on foot some of the most characteristic places of Florence such as the prestigious Uffizi Gallery, the Duomo, Pontevecchio and the Medici Chapel.

Five minutes walk from the hotel you can reach the tramway stop that connects Florence airport to the city center.

Food & Drink

From the early hours of the day, the Glance Hotel offers a delicious breakfast buffet, with hot beverages kindly brought to the table by the dining room staff and a rich sweet and savory offer.

You can enjoy the excellent scrambled eggs with grilled bacon, antipasti, apricot tart, fluffy Italian milk buns fresh from the Mercato Centrale bakery and infusions.

The Tuscan tradition can be seen from the wide offer of cured cold meats and cheeses present and from typical sweets and dry biscuits for the sweet part.

The hotel offers the possibility to have lunch inside its own spaces, with light, traditional and tasty proposals, recommended for those who want to enjoy a good lunch in a more relaxing setting than the chaotic center of Florence.

You can continue with the classic afternoon tea that you can enjoy in the lounge & urban garden area. The range of tastes offered is rich, accompanied by typical Italian dry pastries.

To best prepare its guests for the Florentine nightlife, the Glace offers the opportunity to enjoy an aperitif with traditional appetizers and local wines. You can request a tasting of typical local cheeses and wines, to be shared in one of the common areas of the hotel.


You will find a trained, distinguished and friendly staff at the service of their customers. Starting from the lobby, the reception is formal but exhaustive of all that is required by a reception.

The staff on the upper floor, in charge of the refreshment area and bar, is very attentive and cordial, always present and available for every customer request.

The property offers a rooftop with swimming pool and panoramic view accompanied by a social zone & bar, perfect for lunch time but also for the evening aperitif with sunset over the Florentine rooftops.

For guests arriving by car, parking facilities are available near the hotel.

A feature to appreciate is that the Glace Hotel is pet friendly, a feature that is highly appreciated but not obvious. On request, the hotel can provide special pillows, bowls and bedding for children
your puppies.

Business travellers will appreciate the sunny lounge adjoining the breakfast room, which is equipped with an iMac, printer, good Wi-Fi and pile of international newspapers and magazines.

Of note, unfortunately, the Wi-Fi in the rooms is a bit weak and there is no restaurant inside the structure.

Hotel Informations

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Via Nazionale, 23, 50123 Florence, Italy


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Excellent position
Beautiful Rooftop
Various catering services

Weak WI-FI signal in the rooms area
Feeling with the structure a little cold
Room size a bit small

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