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Belmond Villa San Michele

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Doccia 4, 50014 Fiesole, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 11 hotels in Fiesole
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Manhasset, Ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel was advised to us by some friends and at last moment we changed our hotel booking from 'downtown' Florence to Belmond and boy were we happy we did. From the moment you step into this small gem you feel the world is just downstairs in the valley. The people are extremely friendly, shake you hand when you arrive... More

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

Dear Roger S, I am delighted that you were happy with the last minute change and your Sojourn with us at Belmond Villa San Michele was a delight and that my entire team went above and beyond to make you as comfortable as possible, that is what they do best and are proud to do so. I appreciate your valued... More

Paris, France
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is located on the upper hill with a stunning view on Florence. The place keeps this ancient spirit, you can feel it everywhere. We stayed in a junior suite, a very nice room, enough space, great service, we really enjoyed the dinner at their restaurant. The pools are nicely located in the middle of this abundant cultivated vegetation. It... More

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

Dear MORGENSTERN, thank you for your recent post on TripAdvisor, I was delighted that you enjoyed the comfort of your accomodations and the magical views of the city we have from up here yet so close to the city center surrounded by the wonderful gardens. Vottorio and his Restaurant team will be very happy to know that you enjoyed your... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Villa San Michele for four days in June. It was our second stay there. We were with our daughter, son-in-law, and their one-year old. We had two junior suites overlooking Florence. The experience was exceptional in every way. The staff is warm, friendly, highly competent, and could not have been more helpful. (Before we arrived in Florence,... More

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

Dear William B, it was a pleasure to welcome you back "home" with us and am delighted that you and your family had a very pleasant sojourn with us and that even the newest memeeber of your family was taken care of and in assisting with all neccesary arrgangements. I am sure that our entire Food and Beverage team including... More

Rome, Italy
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many similarities between this Belmond Villa San Michele of Fiesole and the San Domenico Palace Hotel of Taormina, a distance of nearly a thousand Km also this beautiful hotel is a former monastery and very expensive too, but it is worth all the money it costs.

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

Dear Eliolamari, thank you for your recent post on TripAdvisor, it was a real pleasure to have you with us and was delighted to read that you enjoyed the Villa San Michele and appreciated the beauty of the former Monastery and Hotel today. I am sure that my team took wonderful care of you and I do hope to have... More

Mossley
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This was the Second of three Belmond hotels we stayed at on our 'Grand Tour' of Italy, the others were the Belmond Hotel Caruso in Ravello and the Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice. Transfer from and to Naples rail station were included at the Hotel Villa San Michele when booked on the 'Grand Tour'. The driver met us on the... More

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

Dear Jo_Nigel_UK, Greetings from Florence and thank you for your recent post on TripAdvisor. I was delighted to read that we were the 3rd Belmond Property that you stayed at during your Grand Tour package which indeed is a nice way to explore the wonders of Italy and our wonderful collection of Hotels. My team goes above and beyond in... More

Rochester, Michigan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We recently had the opportunity to dine at the Belmond Villa San Michele while spending time in Tuscany. My husband and I have dined there in the past, and loved it. This visit was just as spectacular and memorable as our past visits. We had a 7 year old in our party and the staff could not have been kinder... More

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

Dear Jenny M, it was a pleasure to have you back " home " with us on your last visit for dinner and was delighted to read that your experience was as special as always and that the " little diner " in your party was looked after. Victorio and his team love children and always try and go the... 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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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
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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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