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Belmond Villa San Michele

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Doccia 4, 50014 Fiesole, Italy
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
YG4 Northallerton, United Kingdom
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have just enjoyed our second stay at Villa San Michele with our two children (12 and 15). Having had an amazing experience the first time round a few years ago we were slightly nervous as to whether it might not live up to our memories. Happily we were proved wrong. Everything was perfect. All the reviews talk about the... More

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Aaron K, General Manager at Belmond Villa San Michele, responded to this review

Dear YG4, I am delighted to read your recent post on Tripadvisor and it was a pleasure to welcome you and your family back with us for your second stay at the Villa. We are glad that we lived up to your high expectations and that your sojourn with us was pleasant one once again. We do look forward to... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have recently returned from 7 days at VSM with our 2 children (15 and 14). It was wonderful, near perfect and with a few minor improvements could indeed be perfect. The greeting on arrival was absolutely marvellous - warm, friendly, everything one could want; and those checking us in at the front desk did a marvellous job. From there... More

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Aaron K, General Manager at Belmond Villa San Michele, responded to this review

Dear Andrew G, thank you for your wonderful review after your seven days with us, I was delighted that you and your family enjoyed your time spend at the Villa and that everyone took good care of you, I will make sure that your Kudos go out to Michael and the entire team. I appreciate your suggestions on our restaurant... More

Melbourne, Australia
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128 reviews 128 reviews
23 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No description will do this justice. You simply must stay at Villa San Michele to understand how incredible this place is. With sweeping views over Florence and staff with incredible attention to detail to ensure your stay is memorable. Eating dinner or breakfast on the covered terrace is a breathtaking experience and with a shuttle to transport you to Florence... More

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Aaron K, General Manager at Belmond Villa San Michele, responded to this review

Dear Damian R, thank you for your wonderful comments on Tripadvisor after your recent sojourn with us, I am delighted that apart the stunning views you loved our attention to detail by the entire team, which I will make sure to share with them. They strive very hard and go above and beyond to make every guest feel special and... More

London, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok if you visit this hotel you will not be disappointed let me assure you. However when you are paying considerable sums none of us should be afraid of requiring the very best because that's why one visits places like this. I ,like most of us ,enjoy the good things in life and am prepared to pay for them so... More

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Aaron K, Direttore generale at Belmond Villa San Michele, responded to this review

Dear FrancisD_11, Greetings from Florence and thank you for your recent post on TripAdvsior that I read with great concern as this is obviously not our standard and I am still investigating into this and will get back to you personally. On a more positive note I am delighted that you found the team to be top Notch and our... More

Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this hotel on our honeymoon approx 17 years ago and for sentimental reasons, we recently returned with our three children. The restaurant is still amazing and the rooms are now in need of redecorating. The grounds and the pool are still beautiful but the pool drinks and food were outrageously expensive. We loved the soft beds, air... More

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Aaron K, Direttore generale at Belmond Villa San Michele, responded to this review

Dear jennifer k, thank you for your recent post on TripAdvisor, it was a pleasure to have you back after 17 years with your now bigger family and I was delighted to read that you enjoyed it very much and got a good nights sleep ready to explore Florence and its sites the next day. Over the years we have... More

London, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This was a our first visit to the hotel and we stayed for 4 nights in mid July, 2 adults and 2 children. We had 2 adjoining suites which were fabulous, each with plenty of space and very comfortable beds! The shuttle bus to the city centre works really well - if its too crowded, that happened to us only... More

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Aaron K, Direttore generale at Belmond Villa San Michele, responded to this review

Dear Londoner0, thank you for your recent posting on TripAdvisor, I am delighted to read that you truly enjoyed your holidays with your family and children with us and were able to experience the Property for what its stands for, a urban resort where we offer all. Thank you for your kind comments towards the entire team that I will... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

When I was trying to decide what to do for that all so important birthday - did I want a party, or just dinner we friends - well neither hit the button until I decided I wanted dinner with friends here. The setting is magnificent, and on a hot night in July it was perfect. The food and wine here... More

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Aaron K, Direttore generale at Belmond Villa San Michele, responded to this review

Dear Deb&Dean, greetings from Florence and thank you for your recent posting on TripAdvisor, I am delighted to read that your Birthday celebration was Magcial and that you enjoyed every second of it and that you will have a wonderful and long lasting memory of it. We look forward to welcoming you back with us and wish you in the... More

Manhasset, Ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Charming sophistication with a spectacular view. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Next time we would like to attend the cooking classes. The food was delicious especially the breakfast. The shuttle to Florence center was convenient. It was worth staying just above town for the gorgeous view. Loved it! Concierge was so helpful too.

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Aaron K, Direttore generale at Belmond Villa San Michele, responded to this review

Dear Rosanne B, Thank you for your recent posting on Tripadvisor I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your sojourn with us and found it all to be sophisticated. Indeed I agree with you that the view are stunning from up here and that Maurizio and His concierge team is a great asset to the Hotel. We do look... More

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I spent 4 nights here as part of an Orient Express 1-week package. We have been to Florence at least annually for the past 20 years and always thought that we would stay at VSM on some occasion, but we have always stayed either in one of the few 5* city centre hotels or in a rented... More

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Aaron K, Direttore generale at Belmond Villa San Michele, responded to this review

Dear MD G, thank you for your recent comment on TripAdvisor, and for having chosen our 1 week package to return to Florence and trying our beeloved Villa San Michele. I was delighted to read that you found our views and Food to be devine and will make sure to share it with the team that I am sure will... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had high expectations of this hotel and the staff did their utmost to make sure it delivered. It's not inexpensive but then why should it be - it's an experience and a perfect one, and all the staff work tirelessly to make sure it is the best it can be. Go with it, enjoy it and come back refreshed.

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Dear Mark G, greetings from Florence and thank you for your recent post on TripAdvisor, it was a pleasure to have you with us and I am delighted to read that your high expectations were met by my team and that everyone took great care of you. Indeed coming back from a Holiday " refreshed " is what makes a... More

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Address: Via Doccia 4, 50014 Fiesole, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Fiesole
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Belmond Villa San Michele 5*
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Also Known As:
Villa San Michele By Orient-Express Hotel Fiesole
Hotel San Michele
San Michele Hotel
Belmond Villa San Michele Fiesole, Province Of Florence, Italy

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From the surviving fresco of the Last Supper to the terraced gardens and pool, Villa San Michele is a feast for the eyes. In the 15th century it was a monastery, today it is one of Europe's most fascinating hotels. A Renaissance Villa, a perfect view of Florence. The finest resort from which to appreciate the city of the Medicis via the comfortable complimentary shuttle that in just 15 minutes links the Villa to the shop windows, the art, the museums. Dining at the Loggia Terrace will be one of the most romantic experiences of your entire trip. Don't leave without learning the secrets of Italian cuisine at the hotel's cookery school, where hands-on lessons are taught by famous Chefs. ... more   less 
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