The Hotel de Russie once hosted Pablo Picasso. Naturally, this drives up the price. Those who can still afford it should treat themselves to it. After all, you can do a lot without leaving the hotel. The spa is Italy's only luxury spa, offering exclusive beauty treatments, a Finnish sauna and a sea water whirlpool. There is an unpacking and packing service - doing the tiresome folding for you - a breakfast buffet room service, check-in inside the suite, and free usage of a Nokia mobile telephone. You see: You get what you pay for! Included is also access to the hotel butterfly oasis, which features all sorts of rare species, as well as the terraced garden in which you can dine as in paradise. Doubles starting at 680,- per night.
The latest fad in the boutique sector is called townhouse, and many cities jump onto it without looking twice. The Lungarno chain, too, was consumed by the heat of the moment. Yet it did decide on the right location for it: Old townhouses are not difficult to find, the only problem being that every square meter is occupied by a fashion boutique of one type or another. What's the big deal, they thought, then we'll put the Lungarno Portrait Suites into the upper floors of the Ferragamo flagship. A feature that will appeal to fashionistas, in particular: Right from the bed into the changing rooms - that's quite an innovation! Thus the design would meet great scrutiny, and Michele Bonan excelled himself. Classy became super classy and luxurious super de luxe, especially in the penthouse with its own Sauna and terrace. For the view alone, however, you don't have to declare personal bankruptcy. You can also enjoy it in the rooftop lounge with a view onto the Spanish Steps. Doubles starting at 400 Euro a night.