A “borgo” is an Italian way of describing a little hamlet, which you might find if you were travelling by horseback in the countryside of a Robin Hood era. A closed off and isolated from the elements spot where from which to enjoy time to yourself or time with friends.
However, in the case of Palazzo Dal Borgo Hotel Aprile (Palace of the family Borgo, Hotel Aprile), the name denotes the family ancestry of the building, even if on the inside it also conforms to the Italian definition of “borgo”.
What they say (Trip Advisor)
- 3 unforgetable days/nights in Florence at the end of June. Excellent location within walking distance to all of the main monuments.
- Awesome hotel in an incredible city
- Helpful staff, charming building, spacious room
- Three nights turned into ten nights!
If you’re going to be arriving at Santa Maria Novella main train station in Florence, the hotel is perfectly positioned to be found easily. It’s just 2 minutes walk from the train station, around one corner and you’ve arrived. No taxi, no bus, nothing, just pick up your bags and in the time it takes for you to be amazed at architecture around you, you’ll have arrived! Easy. [Location of Hotel Aprile on Google Maps]
The hotel has a total of thirty-four rooms which, it must be said, look simply divine. While some have four-poster beds, others featured frescoed ceilings and others give views over the beautiful Santa Maria Novella Church. To complete the luxury, all the bathrooms are in marble. Like the Soggiorno Stibbert guests can expect to find tea and coffee making facilities in their rooms, which are replenished on a daily basis. International TV (satellite, pay-per-view), aircon, free wifi, slippers, hairdrier, and free cots for families are inclusive of the four star service of this hotel.
- Courtyard garden
- 24 hours concierge
- American bar
- All Major credit cards accepted
- Pets allowed – no charge
- Museum reservations (It is advisable to book well in advance)
- Restaurant reservations
- Baby sitting*
- Car rental service
- Parking Nearby
The Secret Garden
After a day spent either wandering Florence’s historic streets and visiting monuments by foot, such as the Duomo (2mins), Ponte Vecchio (5 mins), Accademia (5mins), or shopping in Florentine institutions such as Rinascente, or coming back from a day trip in one of the surrounding towns such as Lucca, Arezzo or Siena, the secret garden provides a welcome and peaceful retreat from which to enjoy a gin and tonic, fine wine, or soft drink.
- Returning guests – become eligible to enjoy a day or weekend trip on a 43ft boat moored in Porto Santo Stefano!
- Last minute deals and offers presented during a reservation enquiry.
Visit the website of the Hotel Aprile, for more information.