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Viale Niccolo Machiavelli 18, 50125, Florence Italy
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 10/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#12 of 420 hotels in Florence
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Step back into 19th-century opulence, in a converted noble estate, set inside a centuries-old park overlooking the Boboli gardens, just minutes from the city center. At home in its elegant rooms and suites and magnificent common areas, you will feel like a true Florentine aristocrat. Each floor of the Villa reflects a particular style, from Empress Eugénie and her passion for roses, to an oriental style, to the America of the 1950s. Created in harmony with the seasons, memorable gourmet meals are served at Le Bistrot Restaurant. The Bellevue roof terrace is the perfect spot for enjoying impressive views and mesmerizing sunsets, while the heated pool is open all year round for relaxation. The Benè Spa boasts a tepidarium, sauna, hammam and gym. A complimentary shuttle ensures guests can easily reach key points in the city.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free shuttle or taxi services
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Butler service
24-hour front desk
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Laundry service
Ironing service
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Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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foodielover1993 wrote a review Jun 13
3 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband are visiting Italy on our honeymoon from the UK and a week into our trip we decided to leave one of our destinations early and booked Villa Cora one day before arrival. We booked to stay for 2 nights on a whim - we simply looked on the Telegraph for best five star hotels and liked the look of Villa Cora. My husband and I have travelled a lot apart and together and we would say that Villa Cora is high up there as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed at. The staff from the concierge, through to Porter and pool bar staff are beyond accommodating and polite. They remember your name and nothing is too much for them. The pool area is absolutely stunning with great food and beverage options. The rooms are beautiful and the hotel itself is absolutely magnificent. They offer a shuttle service to and from Florence most of the day which is a lovely touch and extra for your stay. We also walked into Florence and it is only about 25 mins. We will definitely be returning and will be recommending the hotel to our family and friends. You will not regret your stay at Villa Cora.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Villa Cora, Direttore generale at Villa Cora
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, First of all thank you for choosing Villa Cora for such a special occasion as your Honeymoon. Also thank you very much for the beautiful words and compliments to our Staff, being considered among the best Luxury Hotels makes us very proud indeed. I am very happy that you enjoyed your time at our Pool Bar and that you appreciated the shuttle service to visit the historical center. Finally, thank you for recommending us to your relatives and friends, we look forward to welcoming you here in Florence again. Best regards, Ariela Duina General Manager
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Catherine W wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom3 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed at Villa Cora for four nights at the end of September 2020. The property is exceptionally stunning with beautiful grounds and a lovely swimming pool. It is an elegant, luxury 5- star hotel in every sense. Everything about our stay was exactly as we expected and we were not disappointed. The staff are friendly and helpful and all our requests were met with charm and a willingness to help. The maitre'd went out of his way to ensure we were happy with our breakfast experience. It's a wonderful location if you want to escape the busy city centre. It is walkable but the hotel's complimentary shuttle service is fantastic and saves on taxi fares. We booked a superior room which was slightly smaller than we anticipated but had a wonderful view of Florence and was beautifully kept with a large marble bathroom. We would definitely return. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Villa Cora, Direttore generale at Villa Cora
Responded Oct 11, 2020
Dear Catherine, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your amazing review, it was so kind of you to point out all that Villa Cora has to offer. We are really glad that we were able to meet your expectations and to heard that you enjoyed a truly 5-star experience during your stay here with us. We look forward to your return to Florence, we will be very happy to welcome you back! Warm Regards, Vanessa Giovannelli General Manager
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Nazia R wrote a review Oct 2020
Wentorf bei Hamburg, Germany19 contributions17 helpful votes
Villa Cora will always have a special place in my heart as my boyfriend proposed me to marry here. But what was impressing that the Management executed his plans so beautifully. Any word would be less to describe the whole experience. Will always recommend them for special events like proposal or wedding!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from Villa Cora, Direttore generale at Villa Cora
Responded Oct 4, 2020
Dear Nazia, First of all I would like to thank you to recommend Villa Cora to other travelers, this can only make us proud. At the same time allow me to thank you for your lovely words and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We all look forward to welcoming you back to Villa Cora to plan together some special events or for your moments of relax in Florence! Warm Regards, Vanessa Giovannelli General Manager
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The London Traveller wrote a review Sep 2020
City of London, United Kingdom72 contributions67 helpful votes
- Stayed here for 5 nights, in a deluxe room. - This is an excellent hotel which had taken every Covid19 precaution immaginable and still provided a very close to ‘normal’ holiday experience- in the present circumstances I thought this was brilliant! - Some of rooms on the third floor offer a fabulous terrace with outstanding views over the city. This was a gracious upgrade of room category by the hotel, and a very comfortable and quiet room. Highly recommend staying in one of these rooms! - We ate and drank several times in the hotel, the food is of an excellent quality and the breakfast was a combination of buffet plus further billable cooked items. Good choice of options for vegetarian and vegan diners. - The pool area was quiet, relaxing and fantastic in the warm Florentine September weather. The hotel itself is situated in well kept, attractive gardens. - The car service into the city works very well, although depending on the time of year, this can be a pleasant walkable journey in around 30 minutes. We asked hotel to organise transport from the hotel and this set an excellent first impression, with a great driver and well maintained car. - All the staff go above and beyond here. The service is personalised, warm, genuine and excellent across the hotel. They really elevate the whole experience. - A fabulous, very luxurious hotel, with excellent service. A very enjoyable stay.
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Date of stay: September 2020
3 Helpful votes
Response from Villa Cora, Direttore generale at Villa Cora
Responded Sep 29, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you, for choosing Villa Cora, for being our guest and for the lovely words above. I wanted to reply to every one of your comments and then realized that you enjoyed the entire experience at Villa Cora and above all the service of our staff, this can only bring us great joy. We would be honored if you gave us the chance to welcome you back one day to your “home away from home” Warmest Regards, Vanessa Giovannelli General Manager
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Julie B wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
I recently stayed stayed at Villa Cora and my husband was unexpectedly in hospital in Florence for the majority of our trip. I cannot express how thoughtful and kind the staff were for what was a very stressful experience. Everyone was so warm and went above and beyond to help me navigate the hospital system and to be supportive and cheer me up! The hotel is stunning, the pool area amazing and I don’t think there was a better room in Italy for my husband to recover in - however it really was the staff that left such an impression on us. It would have been quite a awful experience without their help! We will be back ASAP this time hopefully avoiding the hospital!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Villa Cora, Direttore generale at Villa Cora
Responded Sep 22, 2020
Dear Mrs. Bolt, First of all we would like to thank you for taking the time to write such beautiful words about Villa Cora. It was a pleasure having you as our guests, we always like to say that our guests should feel that Villa Cora is their second home and one can only appreciate this when in time of need. Of course being human should come before any other business related things so we are glad that you were able to feel the warmth and attention of our staff. Just as we already said, we are looking forward to welcoming you and your husband back to really enjoy a moment of relax in Florence. Warm Regards, Vanessa Giovannelli General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Cora
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Cora?
Nearby attractions include Tuscan Sunshine Tours (0.4 miles), La Pelle (0.7 miles), and Opera at St. Mark's Anglican Church (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Cora?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Cora?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Cora?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Cora?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pitti Express, Trattoria de' Guicciardini, and Amici di Ponte Vecchio.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Cora?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Villa Cora have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Villa Cora offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Villa Cora located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Florence.
Are any cleaning services offered at Villa Cora?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Villa Cora?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Villa Cora offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.