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“Best medicine” 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 #11 of 461 Hotels in Florence
Oxford, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
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“Best medicine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Feeling exhausted and out of sorts, I spent a weekend at the Torre and was completely reinvigorated - yet again! There is nowhere like it - the peace, the parrot in Reception, the perfect view of Florence from every window, the comfortable beds, spacious warm rooms, and now the additional bonus - especially in winter - of a good meal at night without having to go out, makes a stay at the Torre di Bellosguardo completely wonderful, even better than before.

Room Tip: All the rooms are superb.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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, January 29, 2013
Dear Guest,
You have been here several times before and each time it is such a joy for us to welcome you because we know that you understand the atmosphere and all the love we put into this unique place. We greatly look forward to many more of your visits and will always make every effort to make you relax and feel at home with us. Thank you!
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

i grew up in the hills of florence. staying at la torre is a little like coming back to my childhood.
the villa is a lovely, elegant, experience. i love the vast spaces of the rooms, the sound of the parrot echo in the lobby, the fresh flowers floating in a sink. the garden landscaping is beautiful at any time of the year, but early summer is absolutely incredible with all the flowers blooming. and the view !!!! you do not need to be a florentine to see that it is breathtaking. i think i have stayed in 80% of the rooms and each has a wonderful different view of the city or garden. you can't go wrong.
it is so unique. the well worn elegance so special. the staff attentive and warm.
it is my home away from home when i come to florence.
one of my favorite hotels in the world.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 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, January 16, 2013
Dear Guest,
We are at a loss of words to tell you how moved we are by all you write. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You can always consider this your home away from home and we will always welcome you back with joy and open arms.
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Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

For anyone who wants to be both in Florence and see Tuscany, this is the choice. Torre di Bellosguardo allows visitors, especially those with little time, to experience the great city of Florence while also enjoying the tranquil countryside of Tuscany. Situated just a short and easy ride outside the city center, nestled in the glorious hillside, Torrre has one of the grandest vistas of all my travels, far more intimate of Florence than the well-regarded views from Fiesole. I have been coming here for more than fifteen years, by myself, with family, and with friends. For a time I lived in Rome and when I needed a short break I would hop the Eurostar and be at peace. It's the perfect place because you can both enjoy its beauty and solitude and yet be in the hustle and bustle of the city center in minutes. For those who already know Florence, it's the perfect place to simlply lounge by the beautiful outdoor pool and bar, look out over the great city, and take it all in without having to do a thing. Instead of a chain hotel, or even a grand one in the city, Torre is a magnificent old home, a castle truly, with an unique history, manicured grounds complete with flowing streams, beautiful gardens, and a menagerie of domesticated animals from chirping birds to little donkeys and ponies. In recent years a beautiful indoor spa and lap pool have been added making Torre almost as attractive a place to visit in the winter. Also, on my last visit I noticed a wonderful restaurant nearby now serves dinner at the hotel allowing guests not to have to leave at all.
Having breakfast in the morning on the outdoor terrace, with the warm Tuscan sun just beginning to gain strength, looking out over an expanse of verdant hillsides and ancient steeples and domes -- all of it conjures up images from Brideshead Revisited: the Grand Tour, the lazy afternoons, and the room with a view.

Room Tip: A great value for single travelers is the single room: no view but an airy sunroof with high-tech co...
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  • 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, December 20, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you so very much for taking the time to write such an enthusiastic and generous review. It is always with great pleasure that we see you return to Bellosguardo. In addition we are most grateful to you for sending and bringing other guests here. Until your next visit we all in the hotel send you are warmest wishes for a Merry Christmas.
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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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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!

Room Tip: They are all special. Can't go wrong!
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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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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.

Room Tip: Rooms with a view over Florence is a must.
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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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#9 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#11 Family Hotel in Florence
#66 Business Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Torre Di Bellosguardo 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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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