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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 2 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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124 reviews 124 reviews
22 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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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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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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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

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
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

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

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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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