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“Amazing, peaceful and totally unquie for a city break.” 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 #9 of 461 Hotels in Florence
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Amazing, peaceful and totally unquie for a city break.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

Our first visit in 2003 for our wedding in Florence, it was beautiful then and if possible with the new front lawn even more ...
Same room (12) stunning views, clean and fresh rooms, lovely breakfast but what we remembered from 2003 was the delicious lunches round the pool. Low tables with a white linen tablecloth, a choice of Tom/mozzarella, smoked salmon or parma ham/melon salads...simply but so fresh!! Beautiful architecture inside and out, we would never stay anywhere else in our favourite city!!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, July 9, 2013
Dear Guest,
We so enjoyed seeing you again. Thank you so much for such a warm review. Do return soon to enjoy luncheon by the pool with our tomatoes from the vegetable garden.
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Reston, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Consistently elegant, warm and welcoming. After a 14 year interval, the 'tower w/ a beautiful view' was just the same. Even the old parrot was still there. It is really impossible to describe this old villa w/ gorgeous gardens. The service is impeccable and surrounds 'old world' with every convenience. I do not know why anyone would stay in Florence, when this paradise is close by.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belflorence, Owner at Torre Di Bellosguardo, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Dear Guest,
It was wonderful to see you again and we are delighted that you found Bellosguardo unchanged and unspoilt despite all the hidden improvements carried out throughout the years, such as air conditioning in the entire hotel, underground garage etc. We look forward to you returning again one day. Thank you very much for your review.
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Florence, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

An exceptional hotel with real character and the feeling of a place you never want to leave. The staff are all friendly and helpful, the hotel and gardens retain are beautifully kept, and the pool must have one of the best views in Italy. Great to get out of the city in the hot afternoons and view the Duomo etc from this hillside idyll. And 10 minutes walk through vineyards and olive groves into the city. Great restaurants and trips recommended by the helpful and informative staff who really care about you and their hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Belflorence, Owner at Torre Di Bellosguardo, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Dear Guest,
YES! We really do care enormously about our clients. It is they who bring life to this building and hill. Thank you so much for your appreciative words.
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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Wonderful staff and a wonderful view. For our 3 day Florentine adventure we had amazing view of the city from this hotel. Breakfast on the terrace overlooking the city was amazing. Wonderful pool and poolside lunch was also great for relaxing and a break from the city rush if required. The hotel is ideally situated with a countryside feel just minutes from the local and not touristy part of the city. On a hilltop overlooking the city you get a full grasp of Florence while also being immersed in a peaceful environment.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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, July 2, 2013
Dear Guest,

We are extremely grateful for your kind remarks and above all so pleased that you felt comfortable here in Bellosguardo. We hope to be able to welcome you again in the future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

My family loved everything about this amazing hotel. Gracious staff, historic building, beautiful estate and gardens. They even had donkeys and a pony. We were fortunate to arrive for the festival of San Giovanni and watched the fireworks from the swimming pool. The staff arranged dinner to be brought in from a different restaurant each night. The breakfast was good and the view from the breakfast balcony was enchanting. The prices were not cheap but considering the benefits, worth much more.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, June 30, 2013
Dear Guest,
How nice that you and your family were able to enjoy the fireworks. Thank you very much for all your kind words. I am so happy that you felt comfortable here and appreciated our hotel. We hope to welcome you again.
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We have stayed at Torre Di Bellosguardo multiple times during different seasons and have always thoroughly enjoyed our experience. It feels like home each time we come back. The Villa is magnificent with breathtaking views of Florence. After a busy day in the city it is very relaxing to come back to the Villa and sit on the terrace or stroll through the beautiful gardens. The staff is very friendly and always helpful. We highly recommend staying here when in Florence.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belflorence, Owner at Torre Di Bellosguardo, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Dear Guest,
This truly IS your home away from home. It is always a joy to us when you return. Thank you very much for your kind words of appreciation. We look forward to your next visit.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

My wife, my two daughters (ages 25 and 26) and I just returned from two weeks in Italy and for us, the Torre Di Bellosguardo was a real highlight. All four of us were totally blown away by the beauty of the hotel and the grounds. The staff could not have been more friendly and accomodating. My wife and I had a corner room on what is considered in Italy to be the second floor (we would call it the third). We had the most fantastic view of the City and the surrounding countryside. In fact, we both loved waking up in the middle of the night just to see the lights of the Duomo, Santa Croce and the Palazzo Vecchio twinkling below us. We could hardly tear ourselves away from the hotel and the pool to explore the City, and we looked forward to returning in late afternoon to relax before heading out to dinner. The walk down through the hotel's gardens, and the olive groves and fields, was something that I looked forward to every day. Yes, it takes 25 minutes to walk to the Ponte Vecchio but it is an easy walk. We took cabs back up to the hotel to avoid the uphill climb. The cost of a taxi for four was 8-12 euros depending on the time of day; not a big deal. Others have commented on the lack of the restaurant. That didn't bother us. In addition to wine and soft drinks, they do serve prosciutto and melon, caprese salad, and some other things at the pool and everything we ate was better than just good. I could go on and on about the staff, and the amazing beauty of the entire hotel and grounds. For us, this hotel was just beyond belief. We would go back there in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, July 2, 2013
Dear Guest,
What can we say? A review like yours just fills us with such joy and especially makes us feel appreciated. How wonderful that you and your family got the most out of Bellosguardo and thoroughly appreciated the peace and beauty. You will always be more than welcome here. A million thanks for taking the time to write such wonderful things about us.
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#8 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#10 Family Hotel in Florence
#52 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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