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“Wonderful Florence hilltop experience” 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
Pflugerville, Texas
2 reviews
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“Wonderful Florence hilltop experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

It is very old, beautiful and not possibly for everyone, but it feels like you are staying in history, not a hotel. You have the multitudes of tourists in Florence then get away to your gardens, poolside treats and terrific views. Though no restuarant, our friendly staff, Giusseppe made us feel like we were at a restuarant, bringing us prosecco and then food from down the hill, even take out Firenze pasta and bread soup is delicious. But you must like old, our room looked out over the country side with fresco walls and ceilings, a piano, a metal key from the Medici days to open the old small door. We like hiking so the path down the hill to town was actually a highlight and the best gelato was waiting for us at the bottom and it wasn't Vivoli.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belflorence, Owner at Torre Di Bellosguardo, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for such a nice review. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay here. In the introductory paragraph to our website we explain our philosophy which you seem to have understood to perfection. We hope to be able to welcome you back one day.
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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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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Reston, VA
2 reviews
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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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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:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#9 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#11 Family Hotel in Florence
#67 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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