Velona's Jungle Luxury Suites

Via Montebello, 86, Florence, Italy
Santa Maria Novella
4 Rooms
Contemporary Classic & Quiet
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

One MICHELIN Key · A very special stay
If we had a nickel for every pocket-sized jungle-themed luxury boutique hotel we’ve seen over the years, we’d have a grand total of five cents. Velona’s Jungle Luxury Suites is the only one of its kind, and much of that has to do with Velona himself. That’s Pasquale Velona, antique dealer and dear departed grandfather of the proprietor, Veronica Grechi — this hotel, just to the west of Florence’s busy city center, clearly contains generations’ worth of details.

The dedication to the jungle theme is thorough; it’s the rare surface that isn’t festooned with animal-print upholstery, peacock-feather prints, big-cat portraiture, or jungle-foliage wallpaper. But of course the appeal of Velona’s Jungle is greater than the sum of its wildlife kitsch; the suites aren’t just visually stimulating, they’re exceedingly luxurious as well, as comfortable as any of Italy’s finest luxury suites, just a lot more comfortable while they’re at it. Take the minibar, for example, stuffed to the (sorry) gills with free, citrusy soft drinks — plus prosecco and craft beer for purchase when the mood strikes.

There’s also the matter of the atmosphere, a private-house intimacy that a larger hotel would never be able to match. And the Jungle is animal-friendly in more ways than one — your pets are welcome, for one thing, and you won’t find animals on the breakfast menu either; all the dishes are vegetarian, if not vegan. At a time when Florence’s luxury hotels are all beginning to blend together a bit, it’s refreshing to find one that’s comfortable being an entirely different animal.

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Velona's Jungle Luxury Suites
Via Montebello, 86, Florence, Italy
Santa Maria Novella

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Off street parking
  • Valet parking
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Concierge
  • Doctor on call
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Bikes available
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Parking
  • Adults only

Need to Know

  • Pets are allowed free of charge.
  • Velona's Jungle Luxury Suites does not accommodate guests under the age of 18.
  • Extra beds are not available.
  • Valet Parking Service is available for 35 EUR per day (reservations required).
  • Reception closes at 7 pm daily. If you plan to arrive after 7pm please arrange in advance.
  • Eligible Plus reservations: Welcome amenities may be delivered to your room after you check in. A “Do Not Disturb” status may impact the delivery of these amenities.
Check in: 3 pm
Check out: 12 pm

Credit cards accepted

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