Preferred Hotels

From grand palaces to intimate hideaways, from restored monasteries to modern boutique properties, from country chateaus to seaside resorts, all preferred hotels featured in Ormina Tours’ itineraries have been meticulously handpicked for their unparalleled hospitality offering, comfort, location and uniqueness. All preferred hotels are four or five star properties and are luxuriously appointed. Our preferred hotel choices reflect our desire to ensure you enjoy a comfortable and relaxing stay.

Italy, Amalfi – Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi


Suspended between the azure of the sky and the blue of the sea, the hotel is perched on a cliff top, enjoying spectacular views of Amalfi and the Mediterranean Coast. Housed in a 12th century monastery, the hotel has been fully renovated with modern, classic décor. All rooms feature views of the sea, terracotta floors and elegant marble baths. The hotel is a luxurious base for your discovery of the Amalfi coast.

Featured in: Highlights of Italy North and South Combined

Italy, Amalfi – Hotel Marina Riviera


Across the road from the Tyrrhenian Sea, this relaxed Mediterranean-style hotel is a 1-minute walk from the beach and 3 minute’s walk from Amalfi Cathedral.

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Italy, Bologna – Grand Hotel Majestic Già Baglioni


Set in an 18th-century palazzo, the Grand Hotel Majestic Già Baglioni”, the oldest and most prestigious hotel in Bologna, sits in the heart of the city on Via dell’Indipendenza, within walking distance of Piazza Maggiore and the famous Due Torri.

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Italy, Bologna – Hotel Corona D’oro


A 3-minute walk from St. Peter’s Cathedral in one direction and the medieval Towers of Bologna in the other, this elegant, 19th-century hotel in a 13th-century, redbrick building is 1.5 km from Bologna Centrale main train station.

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Italy, Capri – Villa Marina Capri


Strategically positions, just a few minutes from the port and the funicular that leads to the square. Villa Marina Capri is close to all of the island’s major attractions, which are easily accessible thanks to the hotel’s bus service.

Italy, Florence – Baglioni Grand Hotel

Baglioni Grand Hotel Florence Review

I loved everything about this hotel. It just oozed history and charm. From the moment we arrived my partner and I were drawn in by its high ceilings and our room (a few floors up) had breathtaking city views. The room itself was beautifully decorated in Florentin style with dark polished woodwork and large windows that open out onto the street below. Our room had stain glass windows, wooden furniture, and the type of decor that can be described as having “old world charm”.

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Baglioni Grand Hotel

Breakfasts were excellent and doing so whilst overlooking the Duomo and panorama of Florence was an experience out of this world. What an inspiring way to start each day!

Read the full review here.

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Italy, Florence – Calzaiuoli Hotel


Set in the heart of Florence with everything at your doorstep. This hotel is just a 3-minute walk from the Gothic Duomo di Firenze, a 5 minute walk from the Uffizi Gallery and a 9-minute walk from Santa Maria Novella Station.

Italy, Florence – Cavour Grand Hotel


Set in a building dating back to 1280, this posh hotel is a block from art at the Bargello National Museum and a 5-minute walk from the Duomo di Firenze cathedral. It’s also 1.5 km from Santa Maria Novella train station.

Italy, Florence – Continentale Hotel


The Continentale is a stunning 4-star boutique hotel overlooking the Ponte Vecchio in Florence. This luxury hotel combines unique chic design with a glamorous atmosphere and excellent service to ensure that guests enjoy a relaxing and pleasant stay in the historic city.

Featured in: Florence, Italy | City Break

Italy, Florence – Four Seasons Hotel Firenze


Experience one of the world’s oldest and most beautiful cities from our quiet garden sanctuary, flanked by historic buildings and lush with modern amenities at our luxury hotel in Florence, Italy. Be near the best Florence has to offer while enjoying the rest and relaxation of a modern urban resort at five-star Four Seasons Hotel Firenze.

Featured in: Florence, Italy | City Break

Italy, Florence – Grand Hotel Minerva


Situated right in the historic center of Florence in the completely renovated and pedestrianized Piazza Santa Maria Novella, brimming with vibrant restaurants and cafés and featuring a lovely new rose garden. Located just a short walk from all of Florence’s main tourist attractions  including Piazza del Duomo and its glorious cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazza della Repubblica, the iconic David of Michelangelo, the Uffizi museum, Ponte Vecchio and Florence’s most eminent luxury shopping street, Via Tornabuoni. Other locations in walking distance include Palazzo degli Affari, the Firenze Fiera Centro Congressi, and the Fortezza Da Basso.

Italy, Florence – Hotel Brunelleschi

Coffee with the Concierge

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Perfectly located within minutes of Florence’s famous Dome and equipped with sparkling antique style furnishings, a gym, two restaurants and a museum with remains of a Roman caldarium, this 96-room property makes for a unique, comfortable and intimate stay.

Featured in: Best of Tuscany Tour, Florence, Italy | City Break, Classic Italy, Highlights of Italy North, Highlights of Italy North and South Combined

Italy, Florence – L’Orologio Hotel


Set off Piazza Santa Maria Novella, this elegant hotel with arched windows is 6 minutes’ walk from Florence Cathedral and 11 minutes’ walk from Ponte Vecchio.

Italy, Florence – St Regis


Our Florentine jewel, a historic palace designed by Brunelleschi in the historic center of Florence and ideally located along the Arno River.

Featured in: Florence, Italy | City Break

Italy, Florence – Villa Cora Grand Hotel


This nineteenth century mansion, surrounded by luscious gardens nearby to the Boboli Gardens, is an opulent city resort and perfect retreat after exploring Florence’s attractions. The hotel features several exquisitely furnished halls that are unrivalled. Each of the 46 rooms is individually styled with rich decoration, antiques, marble bathrooms and modern amenities. Guests may dine by the amazing pool or in the Moorish Hall. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle into Florence’s centre, which is minutes away. This is an extraordinary luxury hotel and an experience in itself.

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Italy, Lake Como – Grand Hotel Tremezzo


A unique setting that combines exclusivity and proximity: this is Grand Hotel Tremezzo. The most beautiful location on the shores of Lake Como, facing directly onto Bellagio, where the two branches of the lake meet, against the rose-tinted backdrop of the Grigne mountains.

Featured in: Lake Como, Italy | City Break, Highlights of Italy North, Highlights of Italy North and South Combined

Italy, Lake Como – Palace Hotel Como


This upscale hotel, set in a restored Art Nouveau palace, is a 3-minute walk from Como Lago train station, a 4-minute walk from Teatro Sociale and a 9-minute walk from Tempio Voltiano museum.

Featured in: Lake Como, Italy | City Break

Italy, Lake Como – Villa d’Este


Set in Cernobbio, on the shores of Lake Como, the Hotel is located a few kilometers from the Swiss border and 50 minutes from Milan.

Featured in: Lake Como, Italy | City Break, Italian Lakes and Swiss Mountains

Italy, Lake Garda – Hotel Villa Cordevigo Wine Relais

Hotel Review

As a wine lover, this estate is perfect as it is home to so many of Veneto’s fine wines and olive oil. In conjunction with the on site Michelin-starred restaurant (run by chef Giuseppe D’Aquino), makes the food and wine experience astronomical.

Room at Villa Cordevigo

My accommodation was located in the main villa and was adorned with beautiful period furnishings and antiques. My room also had a cute stone fireplace. (My advice would be to… Read the full review here.

Italy, Lake Orta – Villa Crespi

Hotel Review

Inspired by Baghdad’s architecture, built in a private villa on the shores of native Lake Orta. This is one of the reasons I loved staying at Villa Crespi. The interiors resemble an emir’s palace, with intricate handmade stucco motifs and marble columns (think Arabian nights!).

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Intricate detail at the Villa Crespi

The front desk staff were very friendly and greeted us warmly every day. They were exemplary in helping us arrange any travel to and from the hotel for us when we ventured elsewhere for dinners and sightseeing. We even got the chance to meet the owners (Cinzia and Antonino Cannavacciuolo) who were very friendly and it really made us feel welcome. Read the full review here…

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