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Villa Cora

5.0 of 5 Viale Niccolo Machiavelli 18, 50125 Florence, Italy
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On Feb.16, 2014, I stayed at Villa Cora, luxury hotel in Firenze. Built in the 1870s by Baron Oppenheim for his wife, Villa Cora is a love letter in art and architecture. The location was good for sightseeing and visiting of Uffizi museum. The rooms were spacious & beautifully decorated down to the very small details with lovely pink color... More 

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Villa C, Direttore at Villa Cora, responded to this review

Dear Akiko, thank you very much for your beautiful review. We changed a lot of things from your last stay in February: we've introduced the Sunday Brunch, the live pianoBar on Friday and Saturday and we have a lot news for the next Summer season! Hope to see you very soon! Regards, Simone Giorgi - General Manager More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A recent visit to Florence and Venice to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday led us to the all encompassing Villa Cora. We felt that we were not simply a guest -but a part of fabric of this magnificent villa - as we were educated on its history, its architecture, design, food and wine. There is a beautiful story that coincides with... More 

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

Dear Guests , Thank you very much for your very special review of your stay at the Hotel !! It is so beautiful to know that you were so deeply engaged and involved in the experience of Villa Cora . Reading that you have felt as being part of fabric of ther Villa makes us feel infinitely happy and also... More 

Berlin, Germany
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43 reviews 43 reviews
42 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Villa Cora somehow is not as well known as many other Florence hotels, but definitely at the top of the list. The building and everything around it is fully authentic and in excellent shape. Freshly refurbished with no signs of wear and tear, as in so many other Italian hotels. The service is outstanding and genuinely friendly and personal, and... More 

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

Dear Guest, Your description of the Hotel is perfect and very helpful to make understand the beauty of the place and we infinitely thank you for your review! The Hotel has been reopened a few years ago after a long period of refurbishment so we can say it's still almost brand new. The works for renovation have lasted 4 years... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are going to miss being so cosseted at Villa Cora! A perfect retreat for a Firenze stay, only 10 minutes into the very center by the hotel shuttle bus. But a world away in utter luxury in the most divine and artistic hotel, just like being invited into a private home. Staff amazingly thoughtful and kind. Wonderful massage in... More 

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SimoneGiorgi, Direttore at Villa Cora, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your rewiev, it' s a real pleasure to receive your wonderfull words!! You felt at home, you said, Villa Cora is your second home, in Florence!! See you your next visit, when you will join the pool in the summer, (also in the winter as is heated), so fell free to contact us we will... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Breathtaking views of Florence, caring and very attentive staff, flawless grounds, exceptional food are the highlights. Breakfast buffet was awesome, dishes prepared to your order, fresh vegetable smoothies, everything was awesome. Dinner was even better, food was delicious and surprisingly reasonably priced. Hotel shuttle service anywhere you want to go and be picked up in Florence was a plus. The... More 

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

Dear Guests, Thank you very much for your beautiful review! It seems that you have enjoyed everything at Villa Cora and we are very happy to know that the restaurant was one of the services you liked most. Thank you, too, to describe so well how our Shuttle service works and for your kind words about the beauty of the... More 

Miami Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Spent four romantic nights in October 2014. The building and the grounds are just strikingly beautiful. Classic old Italian architecture with subtle modern touches. The staff was very friendly and could not been nicer. They even wrapped a painting we bought in town to make sure that it would not get damaged on our flight back. The restaurant which was... More 

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

Dear Guests, We are very glad to know that you enjoyed your stay at our Villa Cora and that everything went smoothly meeting all your expectations. Thank you so much also for your kind words about the Staff and the Hotel's facilities and to help us , through your comment , to make understand the beauty of the Property which... More 

Capital Federal District, Argentina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

great place to stay!!! it was like live in a little palace, but a renovated one, very comfortable, everybody were so kind, the service was excellent, the food, a place to return and to dream!!! and the garden of the villa another incredible thing to see!!

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

Dear Guests, It seems that you have carefully checked some places before choosing Villa Cora for your stay in Florence. We are very happy that everything met with your expectations and that , in the end , you could say "excellent choice" that is just enough to make us feel proud of the goal we have achieved when receiving such... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Up in the hills. A short way to central Florence. But above all the bustle. A tip. The double deck tour bus stops at the villa gate. Take it use it. A breeze! There is a lovely small rustic restaurant up the road to the left a bit. Beautiful view from terrace. And light simple southern fare. Try the hotel... More 

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

Dear Guests, Thank you very much for this beautiful review about our Hotel and its services and facilities. We are so happy that you could so completely enjoy your stay with us. Thank you, too, to help people to better understand the Hotel's location and what the surrounding area has to offer in terms of restaurants , sightseeing and services... More 

London
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We chose the Villa Cora following the excellent Tripadvisor reviews and were not disappointed. On arrival we were shown around the public rooms, which rival anything the beautiful city of Florence can offer - staying at the Villa Cora is like having your own private museum. The garden and pool area were delightful although the October weather prevented us from... More 

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

Dear Guests, We are so honoured and happy to receive such beautiful reviews and yours is, no doubt, one of the best we have received regarding our Villa Cora . We can't wait to share it with the whole staff and we thank you very much for being our valued guests . We really hope that anytime you come back... More 

New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I stayed at Villa Cora with my daughter last July while in Florence for family vacations. I heard about the hotel but was not too familiar with it. Let me tell you i felt in love. This property is amazing, stunning. The warm and personal greeting, the faboulus accommodation, the exceptional pool, Spa... The breakfast with small pancake (my daughter... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much to review our Villa Cora so good! We are so happy to know that you have enjoyed Florence but , most of all, the stay at the Hotel so much and we will share your kind words with the whole staff. We think that you can't disappoint your daughter and also book us for... 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 — Villa Cora 5*
Number of rooms: 46
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Also Known As:
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Grand Hotel Cora
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#4 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#6 Business Hotel in Florence
#8 Family Hotel in Florence
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