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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 458 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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“One of our favorite hotels”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

Where to begin? Gorgeous setting, quiet, luxurious. It feels like you are staying at a lovely home with the best staff, ever. Gabrielle, Antonielle, and Laura could not have been nicer or more helpful with dinner reservations and anything else you need. The shuttle going into town lets you off very close to the Ponte Vecchio-great starting point for shopping, eating, and sightseeing. We stayed in room # 303-I have never seen that much green marble in one place. I would happily live in the huge bathroom, complete with a Jacuzzi tub. After staying here we want to replace all our linens and towels-they are lovely.The room next to ours, # 302 worked better for my aunt who needed a walk-in shower. They cheerfully moved her here from her room in the main building, which did have amazing corner views. The breakfast buffet was wonderful and the tea treats were so good. I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough and we can't wait to come back! Thank you all for making our 4 days in Florence memorable:)

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The hotel is located on a hill with beatiful views to the city. We were given an upgrade because of our honeymoon and we have received a deluxe suite which was amazing. The staff was really nice, the hotel is beautiful. It is really peaceful there and not so far from the center either on foot or by shuttle bus. Mini-bar soft drinks are included in the room rate, which is really good.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

A beautiful, well kept room. A welcoming lobby/lounge. Delicious food. Mimosas and bellinis available all day! But really, the best reason to stay here is for the view. You can see all of Florence from their breakfast area. Our best evening in Florence was the night we took a bottle of prosecco to the roof top deck - a small table for two and all of Florence, including a perfect view of the Duomo, to keep us company. It really was the highlight of our trip. Highly recommend this hotel, even if it is a little ways out of town - they offer a shuttle right to the Ponte Vecchio. Definitely give it a try!

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Beautiful location, lovely and helpful staff and breath-taking views. We just returned and cannot compliment the hotel enough. It was a lovely hotel, clean and comfortable. I was always impressed with the fresh flowers everywhere in the hotel. The staff was always on hand to help out with questions, transportation and just making sure you had everything you needed. The breakfast area was perfect and the wait staff was fantastic. The food was always fresh and delicious. We always enjoyed the treats waiting in the sitting area. Champagne; hot tea; sweets and fruits were always in abundance. We hope to return in the future. It was nice being on the other side of the Arno and having the beautiful views to enjoy at the beginning and the end of the day. Can't wait to return and thank you!

  • Stayed October 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We stayed there for only one night in Florence, however we really had a great time. We were given a warm welcome. Room was clean and spacious, and mini-bar was even included in the rate! Hotel does not have thousand rooms, so it is pretty quiet, which is great for resting.
View from the terrace is breathtaking, and gardens are beautiful. In the morning, breakfast buffet was good and healthy.
Hotel is located on the hill, so you have to walk for 20 minutes to reach the ponte vecchio. There is a shuttle service, but we haven't tried it while there.
Would definitively stay there another time.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GM_VillaLaVedetta, Direttore at Villa La Vedetta, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Dear Guest,
thank you for your time and for your review in Tripadvisor.
We’re very glad that you appreciated some of our services and features during your stay in our Villa. At the end of last August we decided to include in our room rates some services like the daily buffet breakfast, the minibar and the tasty welcome corner (juices, mineral water and sweets available complimentary all day long) to offer a wide selection of cuddles for all of our Guests.
We really hope to welcoming you again at Villa La Vedetta in your next trip in Florence.

Best Regards

Antonio Dondiego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We booked a Suite and we went upgraded to the best one the suite "201" having a magic view over Firenze and a very wide jaccuzi bath . La Vedetta is located near the Michelangielo Piazza , some 25 mn walk from the Ponte Vecchio...but La Villa makes your life easier having a free "navette" to drive you downtown and to pick up on demand (or close). Staff is miling and very present to make your stay a magical one. The restaurant is fine but not so special has the lodging in La Vedetta

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  • Stayed September 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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GM_VillaLaVedetta, Direttore at Villa La Vedetta, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Dear Mr. Philippe,
Thank you so much for your very nice comment in Tripadvisor!
We was very glad to offer you the opportunity to live your stay in our exceptional and unique Bellavista Suite, located on the 2nd floor of our Villa. With its large windows this wonderful and luxury suite boasts a spectacular view on the Florence’s skyline and it is the perfect accomodation to live a magical stay in our city.
I hope to see you soon again at our Villa La Vedetta.

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Antonio Dondiego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 9 nights here...almost perfect. The staff is most gracious and friendly. The only problem was the smell from our toilet, covered up by an odor product that was worse. We were told that the hotel will be completely remodeled starting in November 2013 and that this problem will be corrected. The breakfast buffet is exceptional with anything one wants. Super view over Florence. Very good king size bed. Good restaurant with great club sandwich and cesar salad. Wine list excellent. Pizza may be ordered in. Proseco wine included in the afternoon. We shall return!

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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GM_VillaLaVedetta, Direttore at Villa La Vedetta, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Dear Mrs. Susan,
thank you so much for your positive review in Tripadvisor.
We are glad that you enjoyed your long stay with us and in our panoramic 5 star Florentine property.
As mentioned in your comment, Villa La Vedetta will close at end of November 2013 for “winter holidays” until the end of February 2014. During this period, it will be carried out some maintenance works to make our hotel even more beautiful.
Looking forward to welcoming you again in Florence and in our Villa La Vedetta, I send you all my

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Antonio Dondiego
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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:
#24 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#41 Family Hotel in Florence
#44 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa La Vedetta 5*
Number of rooms: 18
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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