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Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via di Campestri 19 / 22, 50039 Vicchio, Italy   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Vicchio
Yorkshire, England
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Superb in every way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

My wife and I have just returned from a utterly superb 5 nights at this special hotel. The staff are first rate, engaging, always ready to help and assist with advice on where to go, what to see and how to get there. Nothing is too much trouble. The hotel is full of character with loads of original features and furnished to match. NB. Previous reviewer comments re: beds. I'm 6ft 1'' and had no problems. The grounds are well manicured and beautifully presented. Breakfast selections are excellent and weather allowing, use of terrace and the spectacular views across the Mugello Valley adds an extra dimension. We ate in the hotels restaurant on 3 occasions. Food was superbly cooked and beautifully presented, every dish we tried was first class. My particular favourites being the entrecôte and coffee cheesecake. Allow a couple of hours if you go for the full 4 courses and make the most of it.
There's only wifi in the public areas, for me that a benefit as there's no excuse for not leaving the daily grind behind.
Use the train to Florence, the hotel is 10mins from Vicchio train station (free parking) and costs €5.40 pp each way. Takes about an hour.
An all round fantastic experience and as a well travelled couple, this is our new favourite place. We will most definitely be returning and cannot recommend this hotel highly enough.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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The Woodlands, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Lovely villa and grounds. The views from the Villa of the surrounding countryside are truly outstanding. The room was well appointed with antiques but the bed was not too comfortable. Our room was on the south side so was warm in the evening. We were given two fans that helped with the heat. We enjoyed Ayurvedic massages in the bamboo grove. The breakfast buffet was adequate however scrambled eggs would have been nice. There is an egg cooker for boiling eggs to your own liking. The down side to the lovely setting is the distance to the train station in Vicchio if you do not have a car. Our taxi driver was always on time but the cost to the train station is 20 Euros. The staff were very friendly and responsive to all our needs. The desk is staffed 24/7. The villa and grounds are immaculate. With all this said I would definitely recommend Villa Campresti.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

I enjoyed our stay here but I have to confess there were a few issues. The rooms are historic and comfortable but the beds are too old and need total replacement, instead of insisting on using grandmother's headboards that only fit shorter people. They are unprepared for very tall guests. The property and gardens are very pretty. The food at the restaurant is very good and we ate there two nights and enjoyed the dishes. I did think the service in the dining room relied too heavily on the one waiter who was assisted by two young women. The two didn't have much authority to bring wine for example. The property is rather far to Florence, so is more of it's own destination. We did drive around but all the small villages make for very slow speed and incredible number of speed traps! The service at the hotel was very friendly. It is a very nice place to enjoy a Tuscan lifestyle.All in all is not luxurious and relies on old but not always comfortable furniture. So it is a nice get away for someone looking for that as long as they don't expect 5 star experience.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I travel all over the world for a living and have been fortunate to stay in some beautiful places.
Villa Campestri truly took my breath away. The food was amazing, the olive oil was fabulous and the service was wonderful. The owner and his lovely daughters over see the day to day operations, the front desk staff is incredibly helpful and all of them were very gracious. I also enjoyed a wonderful olive oil massage, by a very talented masseuse. The views from the swimming pool are magnificent and the surrounding forest is magical.The hotel is a short distance from Florence, and easy drive or a 45 minute train ride. A great escape from the crowds
in Florence. I can't wait to go back..

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We loved our week long stay at Villa Campestri! From the moment we arrived we were greeted by one of the many charming and helpful staff and we immediately felt relaxed. We ate in the restaurant the first night and my husband was not feeling well. Dario was so sympathetic and offered solutions such as keeping the food and reheating it later for us. By coincidence I had a heavy cold one of the other days and stayed in bed most of the day. Again the staff were so lovely offering to take up tea to the room if I would like some.
We ate there another night and had some more beautiful food and wine the Villa has to offer. I am still thinking about the beautiful salad I ate there!
Being light sleepers we did not expect to sleep so well! The bed, pillows and just sheer quietness of the hotel allowed us to sleep really well each night.
We loved that the pool was in a different area to the main Villa as it felt secluded with amazing views.
Even though we had seen many photos on tripadvisor before we went, its even more beautiful when you see it in person. We are already talking about going back next year! In the meantime we have great memories of Villa Campestri!

  • 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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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I took visiting friends to Villa Campestri for lunch recently and the place is truly a little piece of paradise. In the beautiful hills of Mugello, it overlooks the Vicchio/BorgoSan Lorenzo plain and the Appenines beyond. It is peaceful and relaxing, a perfect place to get away from the frenetic world. And the food is fabulous. From the olive oil tasting appetizer to homemade pasta profumed with orange and topped with a duck sauce to totrtelli muggelane (a specialty of the area, large tortelli stuffed with potato and topped with ameat sauce) to a lovely understated risotto di mare to a roast rabbit and rosemary flavored potato sformato, we made our way happily through it all, sharing our choices with each other. And we could not miss the chocolate torta made with olive oil and oozing warm chocolate from its center. Sisters Viola and Jemma and their wonderful staff take meticulous care of their guests. I highly recommend your finding the time to visit them.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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gemmapasquali, Owner at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience to other travelers who are wanting to make a reservation at the Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort. Your review is greatly appreciated and well stated. I am certain that after reading your wonderful review of the Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort and the area we will have many interested visitors! It is always helpful to read someone else's experiences before going somewhere.

I am glad you enjoyed everything that the Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort and the local area had to offer and do hope we will see you back again soon.

Kind regards,
Gemma Pasquali
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Storrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We stayed at the Villa Campestri last year and had such a relaxing time we had to go back again this year.
The hotel is a haven of peace and tranquility, a wonderful place to relax and unwind in the most beautiful setting.
The staff are exceptionally helpful, everyone seems to take such pride in their work, nothing is too much trouble.
We had a junior suite in the main building which was very spacious and comfortable with a fantastic beamed ceiling.
The pool is lovely, if a little chilly! Beautiful views and plenty of space around.
The restaurant is superb! lovely food and a great selection. We were offered the chef's special every night to add more choice. Dario was as charming as ever!
Thank you Villa Campestri, we will be back! xxx

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Address: Via di Campestri 19 / 22, 50039 Vicchio, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Vicchio
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Vicchio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort, a splendid Renaissance residence dating back to the 13th century, overlooks the Mugello Valley, north of Florence. Situated on a hilltop, the estate is immersed in a hug lush park with secular olive trees, providing a superb organic extra-virgin olive oil. A loving restoration has been carried out with full respect for the structural form and original materials of the buildings. The rooms and suites preserves the ancient fascination of the residence, thanks also to the period furnishings. Traditional Tuscan cuisine and a special Olive Oil Menu are served at the L'Olivaia Restaurant featuring stylish inner rooms and a striking outdoor panoramic terrace. The relaxing swimming pool boasts a stunning view of the Valley. An extensive choice of memorable activities is available: Oleoteca® to enjoy extra-virgin olive oil sensory experiences, Tuscan cooking classes, Ayurvedic massages with self-produced extra-virgin olive oil and essential oils and plant your own olive tree. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Villa Campestri Olive Oil Hotel Vicchio
Campestri Hotel Vicchio
Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort Vicchio, Italy - Tuscany

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