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Fattoria Di Maiano
Via Benedetto da Maiano, 11 | Località Maiano-Fiesole, 50014 Fiesole, Italy   |  
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Ranked #6 of 11 hotels in Fiesole
Aarhus, Denmark
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“It definitely wasn't the last time we were there!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

We stayed at Fattoria Di Maiano for 2 weeks and loved it. It's located about 5 km outside Florence and the view over the city and olive fields is absolutely fantastic. It's a nice place to enjoy the beauty and charm of Toscany away from the city, while still being able to travel easily and quickly to downtown.
Everyone was very helpful and friendly including the people at the restaurant, the shop and the reception. Our apartment was very nice and in authentic Italian style. It had two terraces both with a beautiful view, and everything was generally in very good condition. There was also free WiFi.
Tours of the villa and the olive oil production was offered, and there's was also a wild life night safari that is highly recommendable.
It wasn't the first time we stayed there, and it definitely won't be the last!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Rome, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

we were 10 people together from Australia. Our rooms were in all parts of Fattoria & all had a sewerage smell &/or leaking toilets most of the time. Water presure was mostly poor. Pool VG but everywhere you look much maitenance & upkeep is needed.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Roswell, Georgia
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2011

I can't say enough nice things about this property. The apartment that we rented was spacious and fairly priced. We had a huge terrace that looked out over Florence. The location is a fifteen minute taxi ride to downtown Florence, but the quiet countryside offered a quiet place to relax after the bustle of the city. The restaurant and store on site were very good and convenient. What really sets this location apart though, is the staff. I have never stayed at a location where the people were so accommodating. After a couple of days on site, we truly felt like family. From the receptionists to the owner and his family the love and passion for the property is easily seen. Take time to enjoy the pool, the grotto, and the safari. I was not able to discern WiFi availability from other reviews, but it is available and free in the common areas. Finally, many reviews discuss the need for a rental car in this area. I would disagree, and caution readers that the steep and winding roads are better left for the taxi drivers.

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

We stayed in the 3 bedroom 2 bath Terraza apartment for a week while attending a wedding reception that was held at Fattoria di Maiano. The property is beautiful with panaoramic views, great pool and spectacular grounds. Most importantly, this family owned property is run by such passionate people. The service was excellent and everyone was so friendly. I would suggest taking the tour of the villa and olive press. The kids particularly enjoyed the evening safari drive to view the animals on the property as well as the wildlife in the area. The grotto is a quiet and stunning place for an afternoon picnic lunch. The restaurant and market were excellent as well. I would stay here again!

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2009

Great venue for weddings, exceptional views from the villa! I would'nt stay here if you want to go sightseeing in Florence because its far way from the city maybe 20 mins by bus, which are a bit irregular.. But for weddings, I'd highly recommend it! :)

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Woking
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2009

Stayed here for 5 nights with wife and 7month old. Main purpose was for wedding in the Villa next door - amazing building and setting.
Apartments were spacious and fitted/furnished to suit the character of the buildings. Only 1 unit with aircon though so nights were uncomfortable. Because of this we wouldn't return here during the peak summer months.
Taxi into Florence is about 15 Euro. To Florence airport is about 40 Euro.
Nice restaurant - good food and terrace.
Great pool and views.
Would also have expected pool towels and mosquito plug in pads to be supplied with the apartments.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2009

I read the other reviews and it's interesting that the couples who actually get married there think the place is wonderful, whereas the reviews from guests tell a somewhat different story. We went for a friend's wedding, and found quite a few things substandard - but didn't complain because we didn't want to hurt the bride and groom's feelings. The views are ravishing, the pool is marvellous - but that's the best of it. We weren't allowed to park on the premises and there is no porter nor no porter's trolley - which meant lugging heavy suitcases down the hill, through the gates, up the drive, and up flights of stairs. Our apartment was very shabby, the upholstery was old and grimy, and the decor was much in need of a spruce - and it's the first self-catering apartment I've ever visited that didn't leave us a few basics to start us off - a little washing up liquid, some tea, coffee and sugar, half a pint of milk etc. All they gave us was half a toilet roll. The place is quite a way from anywhere - there is a deli downstairs that services the restaurant but it only sells food and is quite frequently shut. Our toilet didn't work - we reported it to the office, but the lady just said "We are not a hotel." Actually, they did mend it quite quickly, but it didn't help our overall view. And we saw another apartment which was much nicer, so perhaps they are doing it up bit by bit. We ate at the restaurant one night, and wouldn't repeat the experience - it was more expensive than downtown Florence and the food was not up to the high standards we've come to expect in Italy - the vegetables arrived after we'd finished the main course! All in all, we found it rather expensive and an experience we would not want to have again.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Fattoria Di Maiano

Address: Via Benedetto da Maiano, 11 | Località Maiano-Fiesole, 50014 Fiesole, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Fiesole
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #6 of 11 hotels in Fiesole
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