Villa Tolomei Hotel & Resort
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes buffet breakfast
- A stunning 14th-century villa set on 50 acres
- Just a 5-minute drive to the center of Florence
- The hotel produces its own brand of wine and olive oil
What To Know
- Set on a hillside with impressive views of the Tuscan capital
- The outdoor pool is typically open April through October
- Free WiFi
- The gym is open 24 hours
- A city tax of approximately $6 (€5) per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Set on 50 acres of orchard, vineyard and olive grove, Villa Tolomei is a 14th-century estate turned heritage hotel on a Tuscan hillside with jaw-dropping views of Florence. The villa is blessed with a treasure trove of original features, including Renaissance frescoes on the walls and ceilings. The 30 guestrooms and suites are lavishly decorated in royal blue and gold, with high ceilings, large garden-facing windows and cozy beds. The suites are reliably opulent, with added space and features, including private terraces, separate living rooms and garden access. Relax by the pool with a glass of Villa Tolomei Chianti, produced at the property’s own vineyard; then make a beeline for the sun-soaked terrace at Il Conventino a Marignolle. The restaurant’s hearty Tuscan menu includes squid risotto, and T-bone Florentine steak with roast potatoes and spinach. Work off the excess with a session at the state-of-the-art gym or a steam in the Turkish bath.
In the Area
Once you’ve had your fill of the wonderful Renaissance frescoes on the villa’s walls and ceilings, you may wish to visit the Uffizi Gallery to see the finest collection of Renaissance art in the world. Oenophiles need look no further than Vivanda, an enoteca with a list of 120 organic and biodynamic wines. Pair your vino with one of Vivanda’s to-die-for pasta dishes, then finish your meal with a fresh mint ice cream at Grom, arguably the best gelato joint in Italy. The villa is just a 5-minute drive from the center of Florence.
How to Get There
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I booked a 3-day stay at the Villa Tolomei through an online booking site. A few weeks later, I heard there might be some trouble with the booking agency and immediately emailed Villa Tolomei to inquire about my reservation. Villa Tolomei responded promptly and in writing, confirming that my reservation was intact, and included an internal confirmation number. My 2 friends that I was traveling with took similar actions on the same day. When the 4 of us arrived at the Villa, almost a month after our email exchange, we were told that both of our rooms had been cancelled and that if we wished to stay at the property, we would have to pay in full (again) for both rooms.
I don't doubt their claim that there was a problem with the agency, and for that reason, we would have considered some compromise had one been offered, but my short phone call with the (very rude) manager made it clear that he cared little about honoring their own confirmed reservation, Even worse, as I left the property, I couldn't help wondering why the Villa Tolomei failed to write me back after my confirmed reservation had been cancelled by a third party one day after I wrote in to confirm it, some of my travel companions thought it was on purpose, but I think I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and assume it was just sloppiness, poor management, or both.
Despite having a very pleasant stay here once before, I will never again return. Ignoring the taxi rides and hours we wasted, I am not willing to risk booking a stay in a place that showed so little regard for their customers or their reservations.
The Villa Tolomei is a converted villa overlooking Florence. It is a 5 star facility with amazing rooms, a great restaurant and bar and pool all with amazing views of the .city.Located less than two miles from the heart of the City any of the features would warrant praise..particularly at rates during high season that were a fraction of the costs of comparable accommodations . All of the above mentioned attributes pale in comparison to the staff who were absolutely amazing and were far more helpful than we could have hoped. Finding such a facility with free parking was a true treasure.
If I ever get a chance to return to Florence, I would not consider another spot.