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Grand Hotel Villa Medici

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Il Prato 42, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #144 of 459 hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm very surprised to read some of the negative reviews. I frequently travel and stay at fine hotels and really enjoyed this hotel. The rooms are very spacious and clean. My room had a balcony overlooking the pool and it was beautiful. One reviewer mentioned a barking dog, and yes I heard the dog a few times but it is... More

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Beaver Creek, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

The staff is hospitable, but bring ear plugs because there is the loudest barking dog across the street. People that walk by taunt the dog at all hours! Breakfast is WAY overpriced, with canned fruit and stale bread and pastries.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Unfortunately this hotel belongs to that 70/80's genre of Italian tourist traps. The only positive one can mention is the spacious rooms. Despite the 5 star prices and raring, thee following left a very sour taste in our mouths: • Breakfast was included but consisted of tinned! fruit (1 day fresh nectarines were available), stale pastries put out day after... More

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The staff are always there. You don't wait for anything and you don't carry your own bags. All of the 5 star benefits. Only 10 minutes walk along the river to beginning of the shops/centre. Quiet and spacious rooms. Nice little touches such as fresh towels twice a day and preparing of bed for the evening when you return. Slippers,... More

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Aspen, Colorado
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Very nice and upscale hotel, a bit worn as others have said but a warm welcome after some of the other properties we had visited in Italy. It is in a great, quiet location just a short walk from some fantastic restaurants, the river and the St. Regis and Westin. It really is just a 10 minute walk from the... More

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New York City, New York
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93 reviews 93 reviews
11 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

A 5 Star hotel with a swimming pool (outdoor) in Florence, not many of those, and this one is relaxed and friendly. After an initial "discussion" about wifi charges, the hotel manager, a truly charming man, made us feel entirely at home, ensuring that all of our requirements were catered for. The staff are polite, helpful and efficient and ready... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Great location within 20 minutes by foot from city centre and a shuttle running mornings and evenings with a large pause during lunchtime. Small pool in the garden, with low and deep-end, nice enough for kids to play in and refresh from the city heat. Nice breakfast place outside facing the garden, however it is on a first come first... More

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Dix Hills, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Used by many tour operators including ours, the hotel is clean but worn. They turn A/C off after summer is declared over, REGARDLESS OF THE TEMPERATURE. We slept with windows opened wide (mosquitoes let in) just to survive the heat, Room didn't cool until about daybreak. Bkfst was good except scrambled eggs were watery. Location is on the outer edges... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

Very expensive hotel with a good location near the city center without a lot of traffic. The hotel is ranked among the "best hotels in the world". When one night costs 220 Euro then you get really surprised when they charge you extra for the WI-FI and 9 Euro for a small can of beer in the minibar. The service... More

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Baughurst, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
37 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We had four nights at this hotel and can't praise it highly enough. The room was excellent, the bathroom huge, the service impeccable. Having said all that it is not cheap, in fact it is eye wateringly expensive (circa £25 for two gin and tonics) but if you want to splash out this is a good hotel to do it... More

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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Medici
Grand Hotel Florence
Address: Via Il Prato 42, 50123 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#62 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#84 Business Hotel in Florence
#125 Family Hotel in Florence
#142 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hotel Villa Medici 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The fine art of hospitality in the heart of town in an 18th century noble palace featuring a splendid garden with outdoor swimming pool, a fully equipped fitness club and meeting rooms overlooking the domes of Florence. At the roof top some suites with jacuzzi on the terrace boast a superb view over the town.The Restaurant “Lorenzo de’ Medici” and the “Conservatory” on the pool offer an all year round enjoyable dining room. The “Jockey Bar”, balancing modern with traditional style is an ideal corner for relaxing moments. ... more   less 
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