It is unusual to find a hotel with a large garden, car park, and swimming pool less than one km (half a mile) from the Duomo. Villa Royal gives you this and more. This splendid Florentine villa was built in 1700. It was a family residence up until 1950 when it was converted into an elegant hotel. It is set in a green neighbourhood of Florence, next to the Fortezza da Basso exhibition centre and its park. Each guest room at Villa Royal is air conditioned. The rooms and common areas are all tastefully decorated with period furnishings. This family-run hotel guarantees a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and an attentive service. The swimming pool is great for a refreshing dip after a day sightseeing around Florence. The car park and swimming pool are both available at an additional cost. Both Palazzo dei Congressi conference centre and Santa Maria Novella Train Station are 1 km away.