What We Love
- Boutique stay at a 19th-century Florentine villa in tranquil gardens, near Pitti PalaceExploring Florence's modern art scene and historic galleries
- Being located just outside the bustle of the city centre in this great location
- Setting off to explore Pitti Palace and Ponte Vecchio, both national landmarks within quick and easy reach
What To Know
- The Deluxe Double room is the most luxurious – it comes with a private Turkish bath
- Complimentary parking is provided for those who stay three nights or more
- Free WiFi
This beautiful 19th-century Italian villa offers the feel of a peaceful city escape only a stone’s throw from the heart of romantic Florence. Venture into the latter’s historic centre to discover a wealth of Renaissance art and architecture, fascinating archaeological sites, museums and places of interest, from Ponte Vecchio to Pitti Palace – both about a 10-minute drive, or half-hour stroll away.
Back at your base, beyond its gated entrance, the earthy tones of this villa’s traditional furnishings create a cosiness in-keeping with its original style, while amenities and bathrooms have been brought up to modern standard. The inviting breakfast room serves fresh fare to the sound of Medieval music, and in the warmer months, you could sit in the tranquil gardens and enjoy the exquisite Tuscan sunset with a glass of regional wine. Unsurprisingly, this hotel scooped a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
How to Get There
Upon arrival at this pretty hotel we were greeted by a very friendly helpful receptionist... she was very helpful pointing us in the right direction for getting some lunch... the hotel is clean comfortable and in a fab location. You can access Florence by foot or get a bus which stops on the corner next to the hotel... the only down side to this place is that they have no tea/coffee facilities in the room and the kitchen area was locked. The air conditioning in our room was also broken and no fan available, as I was going to a wedding drying my hair was a nightmare also they didn’t have a mirror in the bedroom only in the bathroom lots of frizz due to steam in the bathroom. But apart from that a comfortable stay..,
We enjoyed the hospitality and warm atmosphere of the hotel during our stay. Rooms are very clean and staff is very friendly. Located in walking distance from the famous attractions of Firenze. A great value for the price!
We came here for one evening on a very last minute booking. The receptionist was delightful, really friendly and made us feel really welcome. She also spoke amazing English which was of course handy for us! The hotel is a traditional old style hotel but it is exactly what it claims to be. Good Location and a private car park. We would return!
We stayed here for five nights and absolutely loved our stay. The villa is spacious and quiet, you'd have to strain your ear to hear other guests unless they're in the corridor, and the value of the villa (especially with special offers) was great.
It is about a 20-30 minute walk from the centre of Florence and I believe that bus services are also available. The distance from the heart of Florence proves a nice respite after braving the hordes of tourists during the day. That said, the distance can prove a little difficult regarding food -- there are not many restaurant options around, none in the B&B, and the closest super market is a Carrefour Express ten minutes away (not dramatic, but the quality and variety of food to be obtained is low).
Breakfast is communal and composed of a self-service buffet with a large variety of options. It is served in the old kitchen and our only regret in that regard was that it was not easier to eat outside (the staff offered to move the place settings for us, but it felt like we were inconveniencing them).
Service is lovely and prompt, the room kept immaculately clean and the sheets and towels changed after three nights, despite another two nights' stay. The staff are truly lovely and ready to help with any concern.
Our only qualm with the villa was the fact that we were slammed with an extra €20 fee for arriving after 19.30. The fee was not advertised during the reservation or on the website and seemed easily avoidable given the simplistic setup to acquire the room key and the fact that no staff was required to stay any later to greet us. While the stay was, overall, a great value, it did feel like this particular measure was an easy way to try and make extra money and catch the guests unaware. Not a terribly pleasant way to begin things...
We found the global atmosphere rather sad, overregulated and mistrusty and not hospitable.
No experience of glimpsing in or shortly participating in a house of history or nobility, like we already were given frequently elsewhere in simular lodgings.
Also too pricey.