This is our 3rd visit to Florence and as it was our honeymoon we decided to find a hotel a little out of the centre and chose the Villa Cora for the pool and calm. We travel a lot and spend a lot of time in great hotels around the world. The Villa Cora did not disappoint.
Renovated 4 years ago in a contemporary take on its original style, the hotel is in perfect condition. The staff were welcoming, helpful, friendly and most worthy of the five stars awarded to them. The restaurant was so good we were excited to come back in the evening and the staff where exceptional and went out of their way to assist. Food and beverages were surprisingly good value given the beautiful setting.
The hotel is 5 minutes in a taxi from the Ponto Vecchio (7-10 Euros) thus making it the perfect place to stay as it is near all the action but on a hill above the city so one can "retreat" back to the side of the beautiful pool after your day walking the city. If you still feel like walking it is a 25 minute pleasant walk.
Truly a five star experience, our hotel of choice in Florence. Thank you to all at the Villa Cora. We had a wonderful time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- VILLA CORA is a 5 star resort located in a 19th century mansion with a large park, bordering the gardens along Viale dei Colli, within walking distance from Boboli and Oltrarno and considered the "grand lady" of Florence southern hills. Its 46 rooms and suites, heated pool in the park, Gourmet's Restaurant and Spa make it the ultimate, exquisitely sophisticated "city resort". ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Florence
- Grand Hotel Cora