We spent 5 nights at the Hotel Mulino di Firenze. I can honestly say it was one of our best overall hotel experiences. The location, just outside of Florence, was perfectly situated on the river (advice: book a room with a river view!) At the time of booking, we were nervous to not book a hotel in the city center, but we quickly realized what a blessing in disguise this was. Florence is a quick cab or bus trip away. The cabs can get pricey, but the savings at Mulino di Firenze make up for the fares many times over.
Additionally, the staff is unbelievably warm and welcome! We absolutely loved our experience at Hotel Mulino di Firenze.