My husband and I stayed in the best room: the Affresco Room. When we stepped inside this Italian villa, we thought the wooden library full of any kind of book you'd want, and brown leather sofas, were an invitation to spend our weekend lounging around and reading...until we entered our room! Gazing up at the frescoed ceiling (which is visible even from the bathtub), we were instantly transported into the most romantic setting for our anniversary. The atmosphere of relaxation was emphasized by the exquisite detail of Phalenopsis orchids in silver vases, silver candlesticks, scented stick bouquets placed in the room and bathroom (and in each corridor and hall of the hotel), and fresh fruit upon arrival. The room was elegantly furnished with a leather Chesterfield sofa, and a modern Mirror-TV, with the possibility of choosing any type of musical background (how relaxing to wake up listening to Classical music in that very elegant European setting), plus wifi connection for our iPad. The bathroom had a real antique stone sarcophagus as a bathtub, as well as a very modern shower, both with views to the room. The bathroom was very spatious, with an English-style hand basin, with 4 wooden doors opening out into the room. The room's lighting is subdued, and you can control each of the lights from the 2 remote controls you can place near the sofa or bed. The "á la cárte" breakfast included was served in the hotel's restaurant, also full of details: silver bread baskets and flower vases, as well as delicious entrées to anything you ordered (from crépes with wild berries, waffles or omelets, to Tuscan-style bread and a variety of prosciutto and cheese). We had our anniversary dinner at this restaurant, whose Chef has won a Michelin star, and again I have to point out the excellent service, the exquisite details (the chef's appetizers served as a complimentary detail to customers were scrumptuous)! The restaurant's decoration is subdued and elegant, and the hotel also has a small spa and pool (we didn't use them though).Overall the service given by all the hotel's staff was extremely polite, helpful (they researched restaurants where I could eat my special gluten-free food and made bookings, and printed out map routes to get to Sienna). After visiting Sienna, we got there one night quite late, and near midnight, we wanted to drink Amaretto. Well, the hotel 'ambassador' found it for us and we were able to take it to our room. The terrace in front of the bar also has white Chesterfield sofas with views over the landscaped garden, and you can even see Florence's Duomo from this terrace. We stayed 2 days, and I honestly suggest couples looking for a romantic place for a honeymoon or anniversary to stay at this hotel...you won't even want to go see the nearby sites for the first 2 days!
- Also Known As:
- Il Salviatino Hotel Florence
- Il Salviatino Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on a hill of Fiesole, this award winning luxury hotel offers the most spectacular view of Florence. Guests will enjoy complimentary à la carte breakfast, wi-fi, parking, in room movies and shuttle service to Florence.There are three different choices of accommodation: the Villa Rooms, the Green House Suites and our Signature Suites. Each offer a very different stay but all have inspiring view. All rooms fuse grand Renaissance style with contemporary luxe living, seamlessly blending the old and new. Everything from our linens and towels to the buttery leathers dressing the rooms have been carefully created by bespoke and exclusive artisans to offer you an indulgent experience at every turn. All rooms include Nespresso coffee machines, complimentary water and soft drinks and wide selection of complimentary in room movie and music.Food and beverage at Il Salviatino has been conceived to be far more than a service, but rather an unforgettable journey to the roots of Tuscan gastronomy.The day starts with our award-winning breakfasts which can be enjoyed at any time (and in any place) you so desire. Throughout the day you will be able to enjoy a series of local specialties all carefully crafted by our Chef, Carmine Caló. The main trait of our cuisine is an absolute obsession for using only the finest local ingredients. Simple, incredibly flavourful and elegantly presented.Immersed amongst the rolling hills adjacent to the Villa, one enters a truly magical world at our Spa and Pool area. The Spa at Salviatino by Vranjes, unites Il Salviatino’s idyllic setting and renowned service with the ancestral knowledge and delicate aroma’s of Dr Vranjes, one of Florence’s most exclusive perfume houses.Together we have created and scented path in which you will be able to enjoy a vast array of treatments and massages… each unique and magical.From April to October you will also be able to enjoy our pools. Immersed in the green hills, with stunning and relaxing views, you will find it hard to believe you are lying just 15 minutes away from the hustle & bustle of down town Florence. ... more less
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