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Villa Villoresi
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   via Carlo Ciampi n 2, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy   |  
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Dublin
1 review
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“Robbed”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We stayed 4 nights too many.

The room: so small there was only space to walk around the 2 twin beds making a double and mattresses so old we were constantly sinking in the middle, dirty carpets, one prison cell window, tiny bathroom. We did not expected to get the huge bedroom on the website's pictures, nor this.

The breakfast: beautiful photos of sunny buffet with fresh fruits... Shame we can't eat the pictures because there was none of this, instead: water with cheap orange cordial, coffee that put the shame on italian coffee reputation, dry mini pastries, crackers and processed cheese, cheap cereals. We were there in July! Honestly, I didn't even wanted to have my breakfast there...

The restaurant: Too pricy for what you get...(a bowl of pasta with chorizo sauce was 20 euro), this was no fine cuisine but sold as such with fancy words.

The swimming pool: Nice surroundings, but the water was warm and dirty. As well they offer you to borrow swimming towel at reception and then charge you 2 euro each, to BORROW them! it's almost offending. Don't expect a jug of water in your room either, that too you have to pay for.

And to finish up on the day we were leaving, at 11:45, I had a rude phone call from reception telling me, not asking, to vacate the room immediately, we were just ready to leave and found this call quite irritating.

In brief, a low budget hotel sold for a hight standard one, I mean that the hotel is on a budget not you!...
Poor service (asking for things several times as staff constantly forgets), room as big and comfortable as a prison cell, low quality breakfast, and also that constant feeling that they will drag every penny they can out of you (like when they OFFER you a refreshment of something from a jug somebody made hours ago, and you accept as you do, then watch them write it down on your hotel tab).
The villa is beautiful and has historical values but stay in and you will leave disappointed and pocket emptied, felling like you've just been robbed.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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derbyshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Had a 2 night stay here with family.It was an amazing place and an ideal base for exploringTuscany.We had driven here on our way back home to England from the Amalfi Coast.We caught the train into florence a ten or so minute journey costing us 1.40 euro one way.The meal in the hotel is expensive but worth it for the experience,we ate inside but in summer there is a lovely courtyard to have your meal and breakfast.i would love to go back one day soon.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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BRIBANE
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

The Villa Villoresi is the equivalent of heritage listed and deservedly so. My wife had stayed there in the 70s and chose to adopt the villa as our base for a six day stay near to Florence.

On our one day visit to Florence with the two friends with whom we shared the visit we chose to leave the car in the "suburbs" and taxi in and out but the other days we used the Villa as a hub for sorties to Lucca, San Gimignano, Siena and Fiesole.

The Villa has been in the same family for a few hundred years and Countess Christina Villoresi, who is now 96, was laid up with a vertebrae problem after a fall but still is the boss and knows enough about what is going on to hand write a personal note to my wife to welcome her back!

The garden is extensive but in need of a bit more attention and some of the furniture definitely needs looking at but with an extended stay, sitting and simply soaking up the charming and beautiful surroundings is a wonderful way to let time pass.

The dinner and breakfast offerings were typical Italian ( which means that dinner was special and breakfast was predictable and nothing to rave about ) .The staff were very friendly and helpful, behaving like members of a family welcoming guests to their home.

We had requested a ground floor bedroom and it was comfortable and enormous, our friends had a room off the balcony that overlooked the orchard and the pool . The ceiling fresco there was worth travelling to see and it looked down on an equally enormous room.

As a memento of our visit we planted a rose in the garden and are looking forward to a return visit hoping that the Contessa is back on her feet to greet us as guests to her family home and we can see how our rose is faring.

Room Tip: The stairs to the balcony rooms are a real test which is why we had requested , and got, the large g...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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St. Catharines, Canada
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

If you are looking for a hotel that offers luxury accommodations in Florence, don't stay here. However if you are looking for an authentic Tuscan experience, off the beaten path and with exceptional service, this is the absolute best hotel. I can not say enough positive things about Villa Villoresi. My husband and I recently took our honeymoon in Italy and spent our first few days with the Countess. We were pampered by the staff and treated with true hospitality. The food in her restaurant is exceptional, the pool was wonderful on a hot day, the grounds are stunning and the villa itself is one of a kind. The rooms are simple but comfortable (the air conditioning works perfectly). Sesto Fiorentino is a lovely little town outside of Florence (we took the train into the city for sightseeing - it is a kilometre walk to the train station and about a 7 minute train ride to the city). We had a fantastic time exploring a Florence suburb, lounging by the pool and spending time with the fantastic staff at this hotel. While they were all wonderful, Daniel was especially kind and friendly. We hope to be back one day as this hotel was truly an unforgettable experience.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Doral, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

I remember staying with my parents years ago for a couple of nights. I remember the Contessa, the fantastic Palazzo, the entryway...I just hope I will be able to go back and stay longer. Truly a one of a kind experience.

Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Kent, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

We spent six magnificent days staying in this beautiful home. The hallway is simply stunning and there are beautiful frescoes and paintings at every turn of the head. Contessa Cristina Villoresi welcomed us personally with a tour of the hotel and gave us two rooms to choose from. The staff were all extremely friendly and helpful. We had decided not to hire a car and the staff searched out bus and train timetables for us online and printed off the details for us. The food was sublime and although we didn't dine every evening we would have been happy to (but a little pricey). After a long hot day pounding the streets and pavements of Tuscany we returned to the hotel to cool off in the pool. We were approached by the restaurant waiter to see if we would like any drinks brought down to the pool area before dinner. The loggia gives a stunning view over the gardens and town and the gardens are beautiful. I have absolutely no complaints and will definitely return.

Room Tip: Our room was beside the dining room garden and although this wasn't in use during our stay so it...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Livadia, Greece
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

It was one of the most wonderful experience of my life!!!!our room was perfect and the stuff very kind!!!A journey in to the past!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Villa Villoresi

Address: via Carlo Ciampi n 2, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Sesto Fiorentino
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Sesto Fiorentino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Villoresi 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa hotel on the Florentine hills with swimming pool restaurant frescoes and antic furniture. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Villoresi Hotel Florence
Villa Villoresi Province Of Florence/Sesto Fiorentino, Italy

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