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“Perfect getaway” 4 of 5 stars
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Villa Saulina
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Maremmana 11, 50055 Lastra a Signa, Italy   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Lastra a Signa
helsinki
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Perfect getaway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2010

Near Florence. Peaceful place. Good rooms, appreciated the airconditioning. Lovely pool. Friendly and very helpful staff. Stylish place. Basic breakfast, disappointingly.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2010

My friend and I had a great time at VS. The main building, the villa, has a bar room with a cute balcony right off of it. When we arrived, she from Vienna and me from Boston, we sat there and were treated to wine and an appetizer. We then had a superb dinner at their restaurant. On one sunny day, we hung around the pool and they ordered lunch for us, delivered from a local pizzeria. The staff was very helpful. Youssef the receptionist, went with us to a local winery, San Michele a Torri, where we sampled and learned about their wine. On last day they had workers working on a water problem but they turned it on for 15 mins so that I could take a hot shower! Very close to Florence but you need a car as the local train is a few miles away. The only thing that could be improved would be the breakfast which was okay, basic stuff. Great, comfortable and lovely place!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

My husband and I had our wedding at Villa Saulina in September 2009. We had 50 friends and family come out to the Villa for the wedding. We all had the most amazing time at Villa Saulina.

The surrounding views were straight from a postcard - exactly how you would imagine Tuscany to be. The Villa estate was gorgeous with the grapevines and olive groves, sparkling pools overlooking the hills. All rooms were immaculately clean and fresh, decorated in a rustic style with a modern edge, and all had beautiful views.

The service was the best I have ever experienced. The staff could not do enough to help us and all our guests, they really did go beyond the call of duty to make sure everyone was happy and it was always in a friendly manner and with a smile.

The food in the restaurant and served at our wedding was superb; excellent quality authentic italian cuisine.

Overall we could not have asked for more for our wedding. I think Villa Saulina will be the place by which I judge all future holidays...which will now have alot to live up to! We will definately go back to Villa Saulina in the future for a relaxing break.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2009

Wow, What a great place to stay. We just loved the setting, the views were incredible and the staff very nice. The accomodations were roomy and clean and very comfortable. Josef, one of the hotel staff was so nice and informative. We enjoyed his stories and knowledge of the region. A holiday we will never forget. A+++++

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2009

Fabulous stay. Food was superb and very reasonable. Generally, I'm disappointed with a location if I can't eat out in different restaurants but for our 3 nights here, we enjoyed eating in the restaurant each night. Produce was so fresh and local. Wine great.
Staff, extremely friendly and eager to help with anything. We did not have a car so arrived to the train station and were picked up by the hotel. Enjoyed the pool, clean and the surrounding view of Tuscany hills and vineyards.
Will definitely return.

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Pewsey, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2008

We booked our four night stay at the Villa Saulina because of the remoteness and location in the countryside - we weren't disappointed!

After driving three and a half hours from Rome Airport (which was good fun in itself!) we arrived late afternoon in sweltering heat to an excellent welcome by a chap who spoke perfect English. As our room was in a converted farm building we loved the surrounding scenery.

The room contained a large dresser, bedside tables, safe, TV and minibar (the bottled water was extremely reasonable). The queen size bed was actually two singles pushed together but this was not uncomfortable. The bathroom/wetroom was huge with a lovely shower.

The restaurant was of excellent quality, and we eat there three out of the four nights - make sure a table is booked, more than one couple were embarrassed by assuming they could just find a table. Most guests made an effort to dress smartly, except a few who stood out like sore thumbs (mentioning no nationalities!). Good food for a good price, the house wine was actually produced on the premises and was amazing.

Tours of the farm were on Wednesdays, so we managed to arranged a visit to San Michele a Torri about 15 mins drive away. A guided tour was 10euros which also gave the chance to taste about six or seven of their wines and their other produce - bread, olive oil and meat.

Over all a great location, nothing to complain about.

  • Liked — Location in the countryside, good restauarant, near to rail station, great staff
  • Disliked — Flies!!!
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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21 hotel reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2008

We enjoyed our stay at Villa Saulina. The rooms were some of the best we had in Europe -- newer, with large bathrooms and comfortable beds (and air conditioning !). The location is really beautiful and peaceful, with views of vineyards from the back patio dining area. Unless you are staying for a very brief period, I would recommend a car. The train from Lastra a Signa runs every hour to Florence, but if you go or return later in the day you have to get a cab, which is expensive and inconvenient. The hotel will take you to the station for 5 euro if it is earlier in the day.
We ate twice in the dining room (patio). It was very good food, somewhat but not terribly expensive. There is a pretty good restaurant nearby in Luna also. Villa Saulina has two pools, and ping pong and video games for the kids. You can get wireless internet access for free if you take your laptop to the lobby. Unlike previous reviews, the staff now speaks excellent English, and they will sell you train tickets at the front desk, which is convenient.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Via Maremmana 11, 50055 Lastra a Signa, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Lastra a Signa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Lastra a Signa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Saulina 4*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Saulina is a noble country house built in the early 19th century located on top of a pleasant sunny hill along the bank of Rimaggio creek few miles from the beginning of Carolingian Maremmana road. The main body of the villa is surrounded by an huge holding with centuries-old olive trees, generous vineyards and ancient woods; five beautiful farm houses and two bright swimming pools. Breathtaking view over the hill crest is captured by medieval villages, bell towers and wine cellars. A breeze of history will let the visitor jump back in the heart of Renaissance. The spirit of Leon Battista Alberti still survives by the lovely Romanic church of San Martino a Gangalandi not too far from us. Guest rooms and flats are designed to reflect the spirit of Tuscany tradition and to meet our guest’s needs. We offer traditional accommodation as well modern refurbished room with WiFi, Plasma TV and air-conditioned. Most of them are suited for wheelchair access. Outdoor space with tables and barbecue settings is also available. Flats are perfect for long stay and are equipped with kitchen, sitting-room and one ore more sleeping-room. A comfortable meeting room up to 60/70 persons theatre style, is located in the Villa. The old wine cellar of the Villa has been converted into a romantic restaurant with 60/70 covers. An out-door gazebo is also available for summer dinner or banquets up to 160/170 covers. Our Menu includes dishes from Tuscany tradition as well from Italian and international gastronomy. Our oven is always ready to offer pizza, bread and olive oil bannock. We are located closet o the crossing of Via Maremmana with the country road to Malmantile medieval town and Marliano village. 5 Km form Lastra a Signa Railway station. 6 Km from Signa railway station. 16 Km from Florence airport Amerigo Vespucci 75 Km from Pisa airport Galileo Galilei. By car is easy driving by Highroad Fi.Pi.Li. (Superstrada: Firenze.Pisa.Livorno) just exit in:Lastra a Signa if driving from FlorenceMontelupo if driving from Pisa. ... more   less 
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Villa Saulina Lastra a Signa, Italy

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