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Villa La Vedetta
5.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   Viale Michelangiolo 78, 50125 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #38 of 461 hotels in Florence
Beaufort, South Carolina
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“Enjoyed our stay at Villa La Vedetta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

My husband, daughter and I stayed 6 nights at Villa La Vedetta the last week of November. We found the staff to be wonderful--friendly, efficient, and helpful. We stayed in the Bella Vista suite (incredible view!) and it was very nice. Quite spacious, clean, and nicely furnished. It was great to have two bathrooms and the second floor space worked well for my daughter. We opted to have breakfast included and this was a good decision. They offer a nice selection of breakfast foods and the serving time was long enough for early days as well as lazier days. The location is good--as other reviewers indicated, it is about a 15 minute walk into downtown Florence--uphill on the return. The hotel has a shuttle but we mostly walked, even in November when it was cool and rainy. Little things made the stay easier--plenty of plugs to charge electronic devices, bath slippers to keep your feet warm since they have marble floors, small safe for passports, jewelry, etc. All in all, we enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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roberto b, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Villa La Vedetta, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Dear Guest,
thank you very much for your review . Our best satisfaction is to be able to grant a memorable stay to all guests as in your recent one .
Awaiting to welcome you again at VLV we all send wish you Happy Christmas and Happy New Year.

Roberto Boccacelli
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Lugano, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Great position ..from some of the rooms you can overlook the city of Florence.
very nice staff..they are always at your disposal and you feel welcome since from the arrival..
and it does not change over the stay.
rooms are renovated and clean..
we had a superior delux with a good space....
one of the best breakfast buffets ever.... great choice and beautiful decoration
the bar in the under floor is not really great, and the restaurant was empty .. probably due to the season.. but the food was good.
the only negative point was that wifi did not work... after a heavy thunder storm over Florence the day before.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Dungannon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Lovely small hotel in excellent peaceful location. Lovely walk into city centre via Plaza Michaelangelo. Lovely view from the rooms. Beautiful garden terrace.Shame there were no tea/coffee making facilities in room. Staff helpful and polite.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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solihull
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

I chose this as the venue for a short break (3 nights after 1 night in Pisa) to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday.

The location is simply perfect, the only downside of having such a view is the distance down the hill to the city, this is taken care of with a free shuttle to and from the Ponte Vecchio every hour.

The attention to detail is simply breathtaking, from arranging for fast card access to star attractions and making reservations to allow no queue access too all the way to serving dinner to a couple of hardy brits on the terrace instead of in the dining room. This involved stairs and a lot of extra work, all carried out with a smile.

Prices are 5*, so is the service and quality.
The only negative point was that we had an adjoining room in the main house and the first night were disturbed by some rather unpleasant young ladies in the next door room.

Luckily they were only there for one night or I am sure the staff would have sorted the issues out for us.

A home from home, even complimentary afternoon tea is served in the lounge every afternoon at 530pm.

We will be going back.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

The hotel is located out of the central city and the guest should take a taxi between the hotel and the central (Centro). However, the guest can walk to Piazzale Michelangelo and we enjoyed the whole sight of old Firenze. I was satisfied this location.

The hotel staff is very kind and provided their services to us. And my family and I enjoyed our staying in Firenze. This was the first trip for my parents and they identified the hotel was so luxury and enjoyed their Italian staying.

Each rooms are different according to their concept. And they are bigger than the other hotel in centro.

I think this hotel is for the second or more traveler.

Thank you for your warm service during our staying.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

I stayed at Villa La Vedetta for a week in late May 2012.
The view of Florence is quite breathtaking. The hotel is on a hill so you can see all the main sites of Florence from the hotel terrace.
The staff are extremely helpful and the breakfast that was included in the price was excellent.
Rooms were furnished to a high standard.
The pool area was lovely but be warned the pool is not heated.
The hotel feels like a private villa as it does not have too many rooms.
There are lovely works of art in the grounds and in the hotel.
The hotel is only 15-20 minutes walk to the centre of Florence but the climb back up the hill via a series of steps is not for the faint hearted although my fitness really improved after a week of hill climbs.
Still it was worth it for the views.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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roberto b, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Villa La Vedetta, responded to this review, September 21, 2012
Dear Guest ,

thank you very much for your review on Tripadvisor . It is our best satisfaction to read such wonderful review and this will help us to keep working this way to guarantee the top standard of service to all future guests.

Thank you very much for your attention

Roberto Boccacelli
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We stayed at the hotel for 3 days at the end of August and had an amazing experience. From the moment we walked in the door, the staff was extremely welcoming and accomodating (special thanks to Laura and Valentina!). We had informed the hotel that we were celebrating our anniversary and hoped to have a room with a view of the city. Not only did we have a room with a tremendous view, we were also left with a bottle of champagne - what a wonderful surprise! The hotel is beautiful, great location, and the pool was a fantastic way to spend our pre-dinner time. If we are lucky enough to get back to Florence one day, we will definitely be staying at Villa La Vedetta again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Villa La Vedetta

Address: Viale Michelangiolo 78, 50125 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#25 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#38 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#39 Family Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa La Vedetta 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A true 'Urban Resort' unique in Florence. Romantic neo-renaissance villa, today a lavish hotel of only 18 deluxe rooms and suites in exclusive panoramic position on Piazzale Michelangelo, with breathtaking view of Florence only a few steps from Ponte Vecchio. ... more   less 
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