FH Hotel Villa Fiesole
What We Love
- Outdoor heated pool overlooking Florence's historic skyline
- The alfrescoo terrace for a pre-dinner glass of prosecco
- Refined, helpful staff can provide a personalized itinerary for visiting Florence
What To Know
- A city tax of approximately $5 (4€) per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Around 20 minutes from Florence; accessible via a cheap, easy bus or taxi
- Comprised of two separate buildings; there's no elevator in the main house, The Villa
- There's no gym on-site
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
High up in the Florentine hills, surrounded by centuries-old cypress trees, Hotel Villa Fiesole is a leafy hideaway that peers over the Tuscan capital. The ground floor reception area and sala camino (fireplace room) set the tone: warm, refined and elegant. Soft, creamy walls, comfy chocolate-colored leather and suede furniture, stylish cowhide rugs, and a speckled marble fireplace topped with anglepoise lamps and bell jars decorate the public spaces. Walls are adorned with mirrors and simple artwork.
Bed and Bath
The hotel is split into two parts: a former 19th-century residence and its adjoining greenhouse. The 10 rooms in the greenhouse are all Deluxe and offer exceptional views. The decor is light, modern and airy, with pale wood flooring, stark white bedding and sleek glass and chrome furnishings. Rooms in the original villa vary considerably; some are traditionally Tuscan, with bold ceiling frescoes and marble flooring, and others are decidedly more modern, with monochromatic color schemes. Bathrooms are simple but spacious; book a Deluxe Room to guarantee a separate bathtub (some Classic Rooms have only a shower).
The heated outdoor pool is set in the leafy grounds and overlooks Florence’s historic skyline. For even better views, head up to the Panoramic Terrace, where coffee-colored wicker chairs, simple glass tables and romantic candle lanterns create the perfect ambience for a pre-dinner glass of prosecco. With unfussy shabby-chic decor, Ristorante Villa Fiesole serves tasty Florentine specialties and scrumptious desserts. The torta del giorno (cake of the day) is a particular highlight.
In the Area
Dubbed the Beverly Hills of Florence, Fiesole is an upscale hilly haven a 20-minute drive from Florence. Explore the 15th-century Villa Medici, one of the best-preserved Renaissance residences, and spend time strolling through the area’s many magical gardens. Dine on fine Tuscan food at Terrazza 45 and Ristorante La Reggia degli Etruschi. Last but certainly not least, Florence, with its endless profusion of architectural gems, artistic treasures and world class galleries, is within easy reach; ask the front desk to prepare a personalized itinerary.
How to Get There
We booked the superior suit and it would have been fantastic if the mosquitoes in the room were not terrible and our neighbors were not so loud. A door in our room connected to theirs and you could hear them talking in their room which was disappointing. The food was okay. Not what I expected for a 4 star hotel.
This was the perfect place to stay at the end of a long and active day in Florence. The views are magnificent, the staff was delightful and we had our best meal there. Our rooms were light and bright, beautifully decorated and clean. I loved the added touch of a real key rather than a keycard. I truly felt like i was a guest at a private villa. Can’t recommend this place enough
We were here for 2 nights and thought the hotel was nice, but would rather stay someone else for our next visit. It is a beautiful location but the hotel exterior is a bit dated and needs some repairl
A lovely hotel set on a hill side, with stunning views of Florence, the stuff are friendly and extremely helpful. The car park has a stair lift which we made use of for my elderly father. The rooms are clean with nice furniture and comfortable beds, the breakfast was nice but the breakfast room was a bit small for my liking. My only downfall were the mosquitoes, but that is not the hotels fault, all in all a good stay and would highly recommend.
Our overall experience was very good, service was friendly, reception, bar staff and breakfast staff all very helpful. However due to the room being in close proximity to the road it was noisy from traffic passing by. The bus service down to Florence and up to Fiesole was regular and good value for money. Overall though a very nice Hotel and would recommend.