Villa Campestri is peacefully set in the hills about an hour outside of Florence. The property is lovely and very well maintained. The staff is extremely friendly and accommodating. There are wonderful walks all around. The olive oil is delicious.
We booked a superior room and were upgraded to a suite on arrival. Unfortunately, the suite was quite drab and may have given us an unfavorable first impression. The resort was booked and we were only able to swap rooms the following day. The suite was excessively dark with only a few dim lamps that didn't provide enough light to read with, the bedroom had only one sliver of window that faced the unspectacular driveway and not the peaceful landscape that the front of the resort offers. The room was heavy, draped in maroon and depressing. The bed, bedding, and amenities were tired and the bathroom was dirty. We were switched to a lovely room the following day with large windows that opened to a pleasant view. The bathroom was clean and the room was all around far more cheerful.
This resort is perfectly comfortable and nice, the grounds are extremely pleasant and the staff is very friendly. We enjoyed our stay after the first night and we would recommend this resort with some things to keep in mind. There is very little lighting throughout - it is dim and dark inside. While most of the old furniture is charming and fits the ambiance, some of the amenities that would make a guest comfortable are simply tired or outdated and not in a way that compliments the style. It is a simple and charming place though that has a lot of character.