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“Simply Breath-taking....” 5 of 5 stars
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Torre Di Bellosguardo
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2 Via Roti Michelozzi, 50124 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #12 of 459 hotels in Florence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Simply Breath-taking....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

For my wife and I this is quite simply the best place to stay in Florence. The Villa and it's grounds are stunning, and the view over Florence is unsurpassed. We adore the walk down the hill past the neighbouring villas taking in the incredible views of the city along the way. There are a couple of fantastic restaurants nearby which allow you to sample the Florentine cuisine at it's best. Returning to the peace and tranquility of the Torre di Bellosguardo after a busy day in the centre of Florence is one of life's pleasures. Heaven on Earth.....

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Belflorence, Owner at Torre Di Bellosguardo, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Dear Guest,
This is not the first time you and your wife come to our hotel and each time it is such a treat for us to welcome you and enjoy our interesting conversations. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your sweet generous comments. We so look forward to your return.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Torre di Bellosguardo is a rare treat. My wife and I have had the good fortune of recharging our batteries at the oasis on the hill above the Porta Romana on many occasions during the last twenty years. Unfortunately, our most recent visit took place after a five-year hiatus. We feared that time and change might have eroded the special charm and ambience that we'd learned to love. Remarkably, the opposite has occurred. The enchanting retreat from the hustle and bustle of Firenze only improves with time. Simple upgrades have been made without having affected the antique charm of the small hotel. There is nothing better than a restorative couple of hours in the sun on the grassy apron of the swimming pool overlooking the Duomo and the historic city with the stillness only broken by distant pealing of church bells. Most recently, our stay ended with a too short conversation with the proprietor, Amerigo Franchetti, who shared family and hotel history and further enhanced our appreciation of the Bellosguardo. He also assured us that birds would return to the aviary and that he would continue to make every effort to preserve those aspects of the hotel that make it truly special. We can't return soon enough!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Belflorence, Owner at Torre Di Bellosguardo, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
Dear Guest,

It is wonderful how you understood the character of our hotel. Nothing can give us more satisfaction than clients like you who enjoyed their stay here. We will always continue to make improvements for the comfort of our guests but will never ever change the atmosphere. Thank you from the bottom of our heart.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

My wife and I could not imagine a better vision of Italy as we experienced at Bellosguardo.
The venue and view were simply out of this world!
Eating at the locally recommended restaurants was a unique and wonderful experience.
We will definitely go back as soon as we get the opportunity.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belflorence, Owner at Torre Di Bellosguardo, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a real pleasure having you here. We look forward to your return one day.
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Key Largo Florida ,USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

My wife and I spent another wonderful two weeks here in the Casa Rosa apartment.( the second of what we hope to be many visits) We are so comfortable here and are treated as if we are old friends. The grounds are the nicest in Florence but there is a unique charm to the place that sets it apart from the other 4 Stars in town.Perhaps it is the presence of the owner Amerigo Franchetti on the grounds with his wonderful smile and good humor. Or simply sitting and enjoying a glass of the excellent house wine in any of the grand rooms on the main floor. Once again Sandy painted some of the scenic spots around the property , and this year took a cooking lesson with Anna (Mrs.Franchetti) which was wonderful. Going to Bellosguardo is one of the true pleasures in our lives.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belflorence, Owner at Torre Di Bellosguardo, responded to this review, November 4, 2012
Dear Guest,

Your review is so flattering. We loved having you here a second time and cherish all the stimulating moments we shared. We look forward to a third time! Thank you very, very much.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

My wife and I just spent 6 wonderful days at beloved Torre di Bellosguardo on the outskirts of Florence. Surrounded by beautiful renaissance gardens, Bellosguardo is a timeless gem set in the postcard perfect hills, but still an easy walk to all the sights of Florence. Talk about a room with a view. The staff was very sweet and attentive, and Amerigo, the owner, takes great care to make sure every guest is happy. This is a place you will want to visit more than once.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belflorence, Owner at Torre Di Bellosguardo, responded to this review, November 4, 2012
Dear Guest,

It was a real pleasure meeting you and your wife and having you here. We are delighted that your stay was a success. Thank you so very much for your kind and generous remarks. We hope to be able to welcome you back one day.
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Madera
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

We were only able to stay one night at this beautiful hotel, and wished we were able to extend our stay. It was perfect from the moment we drove up the long, beautifully landscaped driveway. The small staff was gracious, exceptional and attentive. The room, views, gardens and food were amazing. It was so comfortable, peaceful and quiet with unblievable views of Florence that we cannot wait to go back.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belflorence, Owner at Torre Di Bellosguardo, responded to this review, October 21, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you so very much for taking the time to write about us and above all to make such flattering remarks. We are delighted you enjoyed your short stay and hope to have the occasion to welcome you back one day.
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Dublin, Ireland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Excellent hotel a 10 minutes walk from the heart of Florence. Quiet , relaxing place, swimming pool, huge garden and amazing view over Florence and hills. This is one of those places where you feel as you were invated in a private house than in a classic hotel. A perfect place to stay for visit Florence.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belflorence, Owner at Torre Di Bellosguardo, responded to this review, October 7, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for all your kind comments. It was such a pleasure having you here and we look forward to a second visit.
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Also Known As:
Torre Di Bellosguardo Hotel Florence
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Torre Di Bellosguardo Hotel
Address: 2 Via Roti Michelozzi, 50124 Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#9 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#11 Family Hotel in Florence
#41 Business Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Torre Di Bellosguardo 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
13th.century historical tower with extraordinary view of Florence, a stone's throw from the city, yet a country haven of peace and silence. Each room, very large, has its own character with antique furniture. Modern bathrooms and facilities. Vast garden with outdoor swimming pool. Extremely friendly staff. ... more   less 
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