Authentic Florentine hospitality and stunning interiors await at Velona’s Jungle Luxury Suites, a boutique b&b located on the third floor of an elegant mid-century palazzo in central Florence.
Just four suites feature impeccably styled, jungle-inspired decor with an eclectic blend of contemporary and vintage. There is black lacquered woodwork; rainforest-print textiles, wallpaper by Christian Lacroix and Ralph Lauren, mid-century furnishings, salamander door handles, feather-festooned lamps and original marble and parquet flooring. Facilities include air conditioning, luxury bedding and linens, a flat-screen TV, a (complimentary) curated minibar, a kettle and a safe. Bathrooms have rain showers. The larger suites include walk-in closets, canopied beds, and chromotherapy showers.
The vegetarian and vegan breakfast is served daily and includes local organic products with warm pastries, fresh muesli, artisan jams and juices, and organic yoghurt.
Your host: Veronica Grechi
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 4 rooms (20-30m2) (215-323 sq ft) • hotel opened: September 2016 • interior design: Francesca Sgroi • bathroom amenities: Laboratori HUR (organic) • parking possible on-site (charged) ✅ pet friendly, no charges
The DNA: The owning family’s patriarch, Pasquale Velona, was a well-known Florentine antiques dealer in the mid-20th century, and his daughter Serena personally oversaw the renovation of their family home into suites. Granddaughter Veronica greets guests personally and shares tips to discover the very best of her native city.
• Florence Opera: opposite
• Parco delle Cascine: opposite
• Santa Maria Novella Train Station: 10-minute walk
• Fortezza del Basso: 15-minute walk
• Ponte Vecchio: 20-minute walk
• Uffizi Gallery: 20-minute walk
• Duomo: 20-minute walk
• Pitti Palace: 20-minute walk
• Florence Airport: 10-minute drive