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Grand Hotel Villa Cora

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Viale Niccolo Machiavelli 18, 50125 Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Unfortunately we only had one night in Florence (I know, crazy, right?), but it was perfection. I can hardly add to what has been said already other than room service (seriously) was amazing. When we left in the morning the director asked if we had any suggestions for changes to which we replied."not one thing."

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing. The decor, the service, the staff, the facilities all 5-star. Although you can walk to the city in 25 min, the complimentary shuttle bus service certainly helped in the August heat. The room we had on the 3rd floor was perfect, quiet and had a lovely balcony. The pool was fantastic, though in the summer the... More

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SimoneGiorgi, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Cora, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We really thank you for your nice comment and for sharing it on Tripadvisor. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that everything went according to expecations. We are honored of the positive comments regarding our staff and I will surely extend them to the entire team. It is a real pleasure... More

London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent! Distinctive! Exceptional! Exquisite! First-class! Great! Magnificent! Outstanding! Superb! World-class!...... Just a few adjectives that come to mind when trying to describe Villa Cora. This was actually our second visit. We fell in love with it last year and decided it was a must re-visit this year. We even extended our stay (again). The highlights: The staff- attentive, professional, great.... More

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SimoneGiorgi, General Manager at Grand Hotel Villa Cora, responded to this review

Dear Guests, We don't have words to reply to such a beautiful review and too many compliments but we can only say THANK YOU. Your words are a real spot for the Hotel and we really feel as having achieved our goal when we receive these amazing feedbacks. This was the second time that you stayed at Villa Cora and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First class hotel, with a beautiful marble pool and patio restaurant overlooking it. Staff were always helpful and gracious , and are ready to help in any way that they are able. Rooms are either in the main house or the second building by the side of the pool, our room was very quiet, comfortable but a little on the... More

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SimoneGiorgi, General Manager at Grand Hotel Villa Cora, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you so much for writing this beautiful comment ! We are happy to know that you had a good time at Villa Cora and that you coud completely enjoy your star at the Property and its location and facilities. It will be a real pleasure for us to welcome you back to the Hotel anytime that you... More

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Magic doesn't happen often. In fact, few of us has ever experienced it. Well, think of Villa Cora like this "kind of magic" where anything you dream of can happen. For us, it happened on the 4th of June. Our Wedding. it could have been anywhere but Villa Cora was THE place. The place that allowed us to have that... More

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SimoneGiorgi, General Manager at Grand Hotel Villa Cora, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you very much to remember us and write this beautiful review . We are so hounoured for having been part of one the most important days of your lives and, most of all, that everything went smoothly and that you can always remember Villa cora with a smile . We will share this review with all the... More

Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Villa Cora while visiting Florence. We arrived in the city by train and had a quick taxi ride to the hotel. Before we could even think and get out of the cab the car door on each side of the car were opened and the staff welcomed us to the hotel warmly. The hotel Beautiful, perfectly... More

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SimoneGiorgi, General Manager at Grand Hotel Villa Cora, responded to this review

Dear Guests, We have just received your feedback and we really want to thank you for your beautiful words about the Hotel. We are so glad that you could enjoy your stay at Villa Cora so much and that you got positively impressed by the Property and all its services and facilities, but , most of all, by our Staff... More

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had our wedding at Villa Cora on June 4th, and they made my big day unforgettable. I am sure every wedding is special but wedding in Villa Cora was simply the best. My initial idea about our wedding was something rustic out in Tuscany but when my wedding planner showed me this place online, it changed everything. We live... More

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SimoneGiorgi, Direttore at Grand Hotel Villa Cora, responded to this review

Dear Guests, thank you very much, this is a very detailed review. We are honored to have been part of your "unforgettable day"! Clarissa and all the staff of Villa Cora work hard every day to give you the emotions and the feelings that you explained on the review. We look forward to welcoming you and your family again soon.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Villa Cora with our two children (9&11) for ten days. The location of the hotel concerned us at first as it is a bit out of old Florence. It turned out to be great. Florence is very, very, very busy (and we had just come from Rome which seemed empty in comparison) and it was nice... More

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SimoneGiorgi, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Cora, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First of all I would like to thank you for your nice comment and your beautiful words addressed to our Hotel and our staff, who honor us so much. I will surely extend them to the entire team and especially with Alberto. We really hope to see you soon in our beautiful city ... and of course at... More

Knokke, Belgium
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not first time we stay at the Villa Cora, but each time we come back, we enjoy the fact we find continuity in the staff, a service and facilities that are top including free shuttle to the city centre. What changed this time vrs pevious stays is the bfst - now served to meet your desire - and... More

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SimoneGiorgi, Direttore at Grand Hotel Villa Cora, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Jacques, we are always so happy to read reviews like yours, and thank you so very much. Our daily breakfast has changed and now we offer seasonal products for our region, and I'm glad you notice that. I will be pleased to share your positive impressions with my staff. Hope to see you again soon! Regards, Simone Giorgi... More

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71 reviews 71 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We returned to Villa Cora after a lovely holiday last year and were completely bowled over by how really lovely the hotel and its staff are. We were welcomed so warmly and many of the staff recognised us from last year. Everyone is just so very kind and helpful - they really do want you to have a good time.... More

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SimoneGiorgi, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Villa Cora, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your lovely review. We are very happy to read about your wonderful experience with us at Villa Cora. It is always nice to see a review from one of our regular guests and that all our efforts have achieved the goal of making you feel at home away from home. We look forward to your... More

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Address: Viale Niccolo Machiavelli 18, 50125 Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hotel Villa Cora 5*
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#6 Luxury Hotel in Florence #8 Family Hotel in Florence #12 Business Hotel in Florence #15 Romantic Hotel in Florence
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The GRAND HOTEL VILLA CORA is a 5 star resort located in a 19th century mansion with a large park, bordering the gardens along Viale dei Colli, within walking distance from Boboli and Oltrarno and considered the “grand lady” of Florence southern hills. Its 46 rooms and suites, heated pool in the park, Gourmet’s Restaurant and Spa make it the ultimate, exquisitely sophisticated “city resort”. ... more   less 
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